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THE DEFINITIVE FAMILY GUIDE FOR WEST LONDON

SUMMER 2015 ISSUE 5 FREE SUMMER 2016 ISSUE 9

ARE YOU IN OR OUT?

WHY YOU SHOULD LIVE IN LONDON

WHAT’S ON BOOKS EDUCATION STYLE ACTIVITIES


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re you in or out? I’m not talking Brexit, Remain or the EU referendum but rather whether you are fully committed to a life in London. Sure, any time spent on Rightmove will convince you into thinking you could have a better life in the countryside, living in a manor house, surrounded by acres of land and waited on by staff. But are we forgetting what it means to live in the city? Sophie Clowes thinks city life rocks and tells us why the capital is the best place to raise our kids. In a neat segue, we’re shining the spotlight on things to do in the big smoke with the kids in the holidays – from the best STEAM venues in London, to secret gardens in Surrey. And children’s entertainment experts Sharky & George share their ideas for alleviating boredom in the airport, on the beach and in the car.

PHOTOGRAPHY & STYLING The Little Revolution Productions info@thelittlerevolution.co.uk SHOOT CO-ORDINATION Sarah Lancaster MODEL Olivia

Beverley Turner reminds us why Dads rock, and Jo Pratt has some easy summer food to enjoy at home or abroad. Happy Holidays!

Victoria Evans

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WE LOVE WHAT’S ON BEVERLEY TURNER FEATURE CITY VS COUNTRY FASHION STYLE SHARKY & GEORGE FOOD JO PRATT EDUCATION GIVEAWAYS BOOKS DIRECTORY BABIES & PRE-SCHOOLERS / LITTLE KIDS / BIG KIDS DIRECTORY HOLIDAY CLUBS DIRECTORY PARTIES SUMMER ESSENTIALS

CITY KIDS editor Victoria Evans designer Caroline Haye education Christen Jamar features Sophie Clowes contributors Beverley Turner, Jo Pratt, Sharon Fried-Jones, Sharky & George, Ahrani Logan, Lianne Kolirin, Romaine Coonghe, Shirley Khan This publication may not be reproduced in whole or part by any means without prior consent of the publisher. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure accuracy of the content at the time of publication, the publishers shall not be held responsible in any way for any inaccuracies or omissions. The opinions of those expressed in this magazine are not necessarily those of the publisher or CITY KIDS LTD. © 2016 CITY KIDS LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. T 07770 370 353


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TINDER MEETS NCT

Be lonely no more. A free app launched by two Barnes mummies matches mums according to their locations, kids’ ages and mutual friends.

GET YOUR GLITTER ON Recently launched Mini Miss KG have come up trumps with their first Spring/Summer collection. From espadrilles to pumps, sandals and trainers, KG have worked their magic on girls’ shoes. From £50 www.kurtgeiger.com

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BEARS ICE CREAM COMPANY What do you get when the head chef at The Anglesea Arms and an Icelandic fashion designer decide to join forces? The most delicious, soft-serve flavours in West London in super stylish surroundings

www.bearsicecream.co.uk

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CHARLIE MADE Inspired by pirates and superheroes, Charlie Made prints showcase eyecatching designs to light up playrooms and bedrooms. There’s also a range of stationery. From £3

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TRUNKAROO Subscribe to Trunkaroo and your little ones will receive a beautifully packaged box of hands-on projects each month, which includes everything needed for your mini makers. From £16.99 a month

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SUMMER SAFETY

Butlin’s Yes, it’s true, the Astonishing Family Science Weekend coupled with red coats nostalgia gets our thumbs up. Butlin’s have teamed up with the National Space Centre, Science Museum, Microsoft, Bletchley Park and Aardman Animations to run a variety of workshops at various locations this summer.

www.butlins.com

Buddy Tag’s safety wristbands connect via an app to your phone, which alerts you when your kids stray too far away. Its alarm will also warn you when it’s submerged in water; great when you’re anywhere near a pool this summer.

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ROBIN HOOD

See Robin Hood and his men, the cruel Sheriff of Nottingham, and the hopeful people of Loxley in this open air, promenade production.

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Acton Green Common, Chiswick

THE QUEEN’S 90TH BIRTHDAY WITH BRICKS

www.bedfordparkfestival.org Two days of fun at the traditional fete and craft fair.

Legoland, Windsor www.legoland.co.uk The party will be set up on Miniland’s own Mall, in front of a 35,000 brick recreation of Buckingham Palace.

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THE KEW MIDSUMMER FETE

15 to 19 SUMMER SESSIONS FAMILY DAY Chiswick House

Grant Museum of Zoology

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Kew Green www.kewfete.org

One of several days of music and entertainment at Chiswick House, but aimed at the younger generation. Great festival atmosphere.

Ever wondered how heavy an elephant tusk is? Bring along budding young zoologists for an afternoon of hands-on family activities.

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EDWARDIAN GARDEN PARTY

JURASSIC PARK

GIFFORDS CIRCUS

Morden Hall Park www.thelunacinema.com

Chiswick House & Gardens www.giffordscircus.com

Fulham Palace www.fulhampalace.org

A traditional family day in the palace garden. The fun will include swing boats, face painting, ragtime music and games.

Local good causes benefit from a traditional family day out with dog show, Victorian fairground and food stalls.

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Introduce the kids to Spielberg’s classic flick in this stunning location. Bring a picnic and make a night of it.

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WWT London Wetland Centre www.wwt.org.uk

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WHAT’S ON

This vintage village green circus goes Wild West. Expect a whip-crackin’, horse-wranglin,’ hell-raisin’ show including aerialists, dancing horses and more. Runs until 18th July. CITYKIDSMAGAZINE.CO.UK 07


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SLEEPING BEAUTY

THE SCARECROWS’ WEDDING

Peacock Theatre www.ballet.org.uk

Leicester Square Theatre www.leicestersquaretheatre.com

English National Ballet and English National Ballet School present My First Ballet: Sleeping Beauty, an enchanting ballet for the over-threes.

Roald Dahl’s scariest book is brought to life in a tremendously terrifying treat for the whole family. Recommended for over-5s and brave adults.

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BRER RABBIT VISITS AFRICA

SUPER SATURDAY OF SPORT

ACADEMY TOTS

Puppet Barge, Richmond www.puppetbarge.com

Turnham Green, Chiswick www.supersaturdayofsport.co.uk

As usual, Brer Rabbit gets himself into trouble and all the animals of Africa gather to help.

Super Saturday of Sport is back! More than 40 different sports and activities to try and it’s all completely free.

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Always wanted to glimpse a lion prowling its territory at twilight? Make your dream come true on a Sunset Safari.

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London Zoo www.zsl.org

Inquisitive tots can discover exciting instruments at the Royal Academy of Music. Set in the Piano Gallery at the Academy’s Museum.

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HARRY POTTER

Museum of London www.museumoflondon.org.uk

Watermans Brentford www.watermans.org.uk

AND THE CURSED CHILD

Discover London before, during and after the Great Fire in an interactive exhibition marking the 350th anniversary of the disaster.

Urban Ambush Creative Summer Camps start on 25 July for four weeks. Quote CITYKIDSUA for a 10% discount

Harry’s huge stage debut. Over two nights, watch Harry grapple with the past as his son struggles with the family legacy.

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FIRE! FIRE!

Palace Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue www.harrypottertheplay.com


August Now

Now SLIDE AT THE ARCELORMITTAL ORBIT Queen Elizabeth Park, Stratford www.arcelormittalorbit.com

The Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith www.lyric.co.uk Travel down the UK’s tallest public artwork through light and dark sections. The Slide twists and turns, ending with a 50m drop.

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KIDS WEEK

PUNCH & JUDY and DONKEY RIDES

JUNGLE BOOK

Theatres across London www.kidsweek.co.uk

Dukes Meadows www.thefoodmarketchiswick.com

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Olivier award-winning director Sean Holmes’ critically acclaimed production of Bugsy Malone is back following a sell out run last year. Until 4 Sept.

Visitors to this new walk-through adventure get to help Dr Watson find the enigmatic Sherlock in an interactive theatrical experience.

Southbank Centre www.southbankcentre.co.uk

The annual ‘kids go free’ theatre promotion returns with deals on loads of top shows, as well as backstage workshops.

Enjoy a bit of British seaside culture organised by the Food Market Chiswick. Events also 24 July and 4 September.

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CONSERVATION IN BUSHY PARK

KEW THE MOVIES STAR WARS:

CBEEBIES PROMS

Bushy Park

THE FORCE AWAKENS

www.royalparks.org.uk

Come along to this family activity where kids can get involved with conservation and search for species which need protecting.

Rudyard Kipling’s story is brought into the 21st century with street dance, circus, a beat-boxing Baloo and graffiti artist Bagheera.

Royal Albert Hall www.royalalberthall.com

Kew Gardens www.kew.org

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Madame Tussauds www.madametussauds.com/london

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SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE EXPERIENCE

WHAT’S ON

An outdoor screening of one of the biggest films of all times, in one of London’s loveliest and most picturesque settings.

Join the BBC Concert Orchestra and some of CBeebies’ best-loved presenters and characters in two proms for under-5s and families. CITYKIDSMAGAZINE.CO.UK 09


CAMPS

Put on your super cape… it’s time for an adventure! Super Kids’ Quest Summer Camp is full of exciting, creative missions where boys and girls will exercise their muscles, imaginations and cooperation skills –working together to complete a different Quest each day! Schedule a day, a few days, or several full week sessions. You can customize your child’s camp days to fit your schedule. It’s the perfect break for kids (and parents) during the long summer months.

The Little Gym® Chiswick 020 8994 3729 • chiswick@thelittlegym.eu • www.thelittlegym.eu/chiswick


BEVERLEY TURNER

IN PRAISE OF FATHERHOOD If you believe the mainstream media, all mothers can be categorised: Tiger Mum is pushy, competitive and basking in the reflected glory of her twins; Feral Mum slides out of bed after a night of online gambling and has a cigarette for breakfast. Gym mum arrives at the school gates in Lycra every single day, exercising to stave off the crushing boredom of having nothing else to do and PTA mum treats pick-up as though she was a middle-manager in retail, checking that everyone is ‘on the same page’ about the summer fair. We may squirm, uncomfortably recognising some of the types, but these labels remain horribly reductive, failing to acknowledge the blood, sweat and gin we expend just doing our bloody best. Dads, however, get off lightly.

of laundry or the unstacked dishwasher. They wouldn’t mind me revealing that they send pictures of the pint they’re enjoying in the sunshine while baby snoozes in the pram or witty remarks on the lunacy of music classes. They feel no guilty conscience about truly enjoying and basking in their time with the baby.

... because parenting is still seen primarily as ‘women’s work’ which actually does many modern dads a huge dis-service.

There are no equivalent tags to describe men who spend so long in the office that they only see their kids in weekend daylight (‘Banker dad’) or those who choose golf over cheering their kid from the side-lines (‘It’s-all-about-me dad’) or dads who teach masculinity through a good slap and a crying ban (‘Bulldog dad’). These labels don’t exist (they do now!) because parenting is still seen primarily as ‘women’s work’, which actually does many modern dads a huge dis-service. Fathers have never been as hands-on as they are today. It starts in ante-natal classes such as the ones I run, where they quiz midwives on the exact composition of amniotic fluid, and continues at birth where they’re calm, supportive and kind. They help interview nannies and attend each school tour, helping ease the burden of responsibility for their partners. More and more men are taking their full allowance of shared paternity leave. And we women can learn a lot from them.

They know it’s challenging and draining and occasionally boring but they also know this luxury of time with their child is finite. And their female partners aren’t furious about the unmade beds when they come home from the office – they’re grateful of having a hubby who truly understands what it’s like to have sole charge of their little human for 12 hours. When dads are involved from the start it brings couples closer. And as they grow older, they’ll make brilliant ‘Dolphin dads’ – this is the one daddy label that’s gathering momentum: a concept developed by Harvard Psychologist Shawn Achor who refers to the fact that dolphins raise children by a “playful, intelligent, social” approach to communication and discipline. Because dolphins teach their young by swimming alongside and having fun, ‘dolphin dads’ are likely to be found kicking a ball with their kids, having a pillow fight or playing a computer game with them. We mums often watch these sort of activities from the side-line while sorting out the white wash from the colours. When we play our kids games, we tell them that we value things other than academic achievements and are interested in joining their world.

‘Dolphin dads’ – this is the one daddy label that’s gathering momentum.

The WhatsApp messages of The Blooming Bunch dads who take a career break are about liberation. They don’t lament the pile

Fathers will only have fully arrived on the parenting scene once there is a whole list of offensive nicknames to sum up their inadequacies. Until then, keep it up fellas – you’re doing a great job.

Beverley Turner runs www.thebloomingbunch.co.uk and hosts Sunday Mornings on LBC Radio at 10am. CITYKIDSMAGAZINE.CO.UK 11


FEATURE

CITY VS COUNTRY HOW LONDON WINS by SOPHIE CLOWES

“When are you moving out of London?” This question seems to emerge annually at the first frantic pulling on of last year’s shorts and t-shirts. The sun shines and with it an inference that country dwelling is a wholesome and therefore better choice for families. It’s not only friends and family who pose the question but many Londoners themselves. And for good reason, the quest for a perfect life, fuelled by Instagram feeds of England’s green and pleasant land, rattles even the most entrenched London family. While there are those who fall resolutely into the rural camp or the urban one, there are many more who mentally occupy a middle ground, wishing they could cherry-pick the best of both worlds. While taking brown envelopes from neither estate agent nor tourist board, here is how and why the capital is the place to raise your kids. A SUCCESSION OF LITTLE VILLAGES When out-of-towners discover we live in this amazing city, they think we live in the City, or, at least, at Piccadilly Circus. Our corner of West London is, in fact, a little village and your corner might be another. This green and leafy metropolis is a succession of such little villages and those in the privileged west are spoilt by the river, parks and square gardens that are our playgrounds. In fact, West London’s proximity to both the West End and the West Country makes it the perfect middle ground. London is a (if not the) big cheese as far as global cities go. As one friend put it, “Ultimately, whatever anyone says, London still, and always will, utterly rock!” The culturally rich, cosmopolitan, tolerant, each-to-their-own, prevailing London attitude means our children are racially colour-blind, linguistically flexible and wholly accepting of human life in its myriad forms. They are aware of their tiny but vital stitch in the vibrant London blanket. They are happy inhabitants of one of the most famous cities in the world, where there are important life lessons around every corner. Property prices aside (I realise I’m sidestepping the big one here), London living has some financially favourable 12 CITYKIDSMAGAZINE.CO.UK

advantages over a move out. This city is where the big bucks are made and London jobs pay more (for the most part) than elsewhere. You only need one car (and die-hard urbanites not seeking rural respite might argue even one is superfluous). The human warmth (literal and metaphorical) of 8.6 million+ people means the capital’s ambient temperature is always higher than elsewhere, which in turn means cheaper heating bills. And the gardens, oh our city’s glorious oases of green cost us nothing more (in time or money) than the taxes we are obliged to pay anyway. The outstanding State schools, world-class hospitals, and leading galleries and museums are ours for the taking. And when the city calls us to part with our cash, it’s often to buy the best the world can offer, be it food, theatre or yoga teachers. FITTER CHILDREN The real clincher for city living is our connection to our environment and how we move within it. Paradoxical though it may seem, our children may be physically fitter and more engaged in their surroundings than their country counterparts. They walk, scoot or bike everywhere, noticing the changing


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seasons and life form around them. They absorb the awesomeness of their city while being in it, as opposed to being driven through it, and, as such, enjoy untold freedom. They are streetwise and peoplewise, engaging with their fellow Londoners, who are true citizens of the world. Out-of-towners, on the other hand, risk being hostages to their cars, whether it’s the school run, the city commute or, worse, both. When we start on this crazy parental journey, there is comfort to be sought in pushing buggies together, in walking off the baby blues and blubber, sheltering in cafes, popping into shops and each other’s houses and playing in the park. There is solidarity in numbers. As our newborns grow, we are able to grow through opportunity. As our children develop independence, we are able to maintain our own. Living in London doesn’t make our children pallid or unhealthy. Nor does it render them more money-oriented or spoilt. On the contrary, our leafy corner of the capital enables them to live happy, well-adjusted, social childhoods, to become true citizens of the world. Who doesn’t like a bike ride where the start, middle or end involves an ice cream? The diversity of life is ours for the taking. Everyone can become someone and normal is an expansive word that encompasses food from the four corners of the world, football to free running, fine art to flamenco shows. As another friend enthused, “all

the ‘old’ people I meet in London are so alive and interesting.” Variety really is the spice of life. THE BEST OF ALL WORDS But what of that summer need to escape the city? Nowhere are there more opportunities for summer schools and courses, relaxation and entertainment for our children, with or without us, than in London. But sometimes swimming in the Serpentine before work (really, you should try it) or weekend picnicking in Isabella Plantation in Richmond Park (you haven’t been? You must!) don’t feed the need for a rural fix. While living in the capital grants us the best of all worlds for most of the year, there is always a need to duck out and enjoy a different sort of life, just for a while. Time then to sweat your assets. If you are one of the lucky ones who owns your London home (let’s continue to sidestep the monstrous property expense conundrum), there’s a high chance you can make money renting it out. And when the last of the summer rosé has been drunk and day-to-day family life must resume, London is where it’s at. For, as Samuel Johnson said (in less gender-enlightened times), ‘Why, Sir, you find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.” There, then, is my response to that pesky moving out question. CITYKIDSMAGAZINE.CO.UK 13


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BATTLING HOLIDAY BOREDOM WHETHER ON THE BEACH OR IN THE AIRPORT, SHARKY & GEORGE ARE HERE TO HELP

Running an average of 60 children’s parties every week throughout the year we’ve begun to know a trick or two. Our fantastic team of ‘older brother and sister’ figures are mischievous, energetic and imaginative, especially when it comes to finding the fun in airport lounges and the boring car journeys whilst you’re eagerly waiting to get to the beach! Departure Lounge If you’ve never tried Departure Lounge Olympics and then it’s about time you had a game: FASTEST TIME TO RETURN to the ‘Grandstand’ with a full cup of water. FASTEST TIME TO HOP around the departure lounge on one foot FASTEST TIME TO GALLOP around the departure lounge like a horse. WHO CAN GET THE MOST SIGNATURES from airport staff in 10 minutes. SUNGLASSES SHOT: Best photo of you trying on the biggest and silliest sunglasses you can find in one of the airport shops. BUM-SHUFFLE RACE: Each shuffler sits on the floor at the start line holding onto both feet, which should be touching each other at the heels. When the starter says “GO”, the shufflers have to race to the finish line as fast as they possibly can. It is essential that both feet remain in contact with each other throughout the race and that both hands stay holding onto their feet. In transit When you’re in transit there are tonnes more games to keep yourself occupied such as PARENT PORTRAITS, THUMB WARS, EYE SPY, PAPER AEROPLANE DISTANCE COMPETITION, DESIGN YOUR OWN DOT TO DOT, CAR TWISTER (the driver picks for the

passengers, e.g. left foot window!) and SITTING HIDE AND SEEK (use your imagination and hide yourself– everyone then guesses where you might be – you can only answer yes or no questions). On the beach Once you finally arrive at your destination and the sun is hopefully shining there is even more endless fun to be had. You can get a photo-trickography photo almost anywhere. The beach offers up so many great games and activities such as: MORPH: Bury your dad (not his head) and build him a mermaid tail or give him boobs if you like! BUILD A SANDMAN: Just like a snowman, but with sand. DRIBBLE CASTLES: Jazz up your normal sandcastle with a dribble castle (lots of wet sand!) TOWEL RACE: Imagine that the sand is a burning river of lava and you need to cross it to get to the ice cream. GIANT SAND NOUGHTS AND CROSSES BEACH BOWLING: You’ll need a tennis ball or a coconut and some empty bottles and make yourself a sand alley. SAND ANGELS: Just like snow angels but a little messier. DEMOLITION: Using flat rocks, build the highest tower possible by balancing them on top of each other. Use sand as cement then agree who is going to demolish each tower and go find a good handful of rocks and choose a fair distance before you start trying to demolish the tower! SAND VEHICLES: Who can make the best sand vehicles to drive around in. If you’ve exhausted this list then take a look at Don’t You Dare which is jam packed with more exciting games to play. www.sharkyandgeorge.com/about-us/our-book.php CITYKIDSMAGAZINE.CO.UK 19


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ENJOYING

10 TIPS

THE FESTIVAL SEASON WITH KIDS by VICTORIA EVANS

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Four seasons in one day - We all know what the weather is like in the UK so don’t pack light for a festival. You are not on holiday, you are not going abroad! Keep a bag separate for wet weather days with extra dry clothes for everyone. You can even keep it in the car so that you can make sure it stays dry.

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Take some friends - Great for babysitting as you can take it in turns for any late night performances you want to see, plus the kids will have other little friends to play with.

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Do not forget the do-do - Or whatever comforter your child needs to go to sleep. Many families have left their £400 weekend early because of a missing teddy.

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Snacks - Are a godsend, hungry kids are not. Queues for food can test even the most Zen. And you’ll be saving money as you go.

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Plan for losing your child - Sounds harsh but we’ve all lost sight of our kids at some point. A festival situation will stress you out more. Write your mobile number on their arm. Check you have mobile reception. Take photos of your child each day so that you have a ready description available should they go missing. Discuss with them a meeting point or plan if they get separated from you.

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Make the most of activities - There is so much for kids to do, so try to have a hit list so that everyone feels they’re getting a look in. However, see tip 7.

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Ditch the routine - Go with the flow for once or you won’t be able to chill and enjoy the shows.

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Baby wipes are king - You’re a parent so you’ve probably worked this out already, but take a year’s supply with you. Also a small bag of plasters, antiseptic and Calpol.

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Ear defenders - They’re available for kids and worth it if you end up near the sound system for Fat Boy Slim or Reggie n Bollie.

10. Take fairy lights - You probably won’t be thinking about decorating your tent, but it’s worth it. Bunting, fairy lights and fake flowers all work and with battery operated LED lights all the rage you won’t need electricity! © Camp Bestival CITYKIDSMAGAZINE.CO.UK 21


FOOD BY JO PRATT FIG, SERRANO AND CURD CHEESE SALAD WITH HONEY DRESSING Assembling a sharing plate like this is such a simple and delicious way to celebrate wonderfully ripe figs, salty cured ham, full flavoured curd cheese and honey. This is the perfect recipe to serve any time of the day, whether it be for brunch, lunch or starter.

SERVES 4 12-16 figs, depending on their size 12-16 slices Serrano ham 200g sheep’s curd cheese, or ricotta if unavailable 2 sprigs fresh oregano 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil juice of ½ lemon 1 tbsp honey (try a flavoured one such as thyme, lavender or orange blossom) salt and freshly ground black pepper 1. Cut the figs in quarters and sit onto plates. Lay slices of ham in between the figs. Spoon the curd cheese into the middle. 2. To make the dressing, strip the leaves off the oregano stalks and roughly chop. Place half in a bowl and mix with the olive oil, lemon juice, honey, and season with salt and pepper. 3. Drizzle the dressing over the top of the salad, scatter over the remaining oregano and serve.

PADRÓN PEPPERS (PIMIENTOS DE PADRÓN) SERVES 4 2 tbsp olive oil

These are traditionally Spanish, though widely available everywhere now, particularly during the summer months. The thing I love about these little green peppers is that, every so often, you come across a fiery one, making it like a game of Russian Roulette when you eat them. Cook as a tasty pre-dinner nibble or part of a tapas selection. 1.

Heat a frying pan or wok over a medium heat. Add the oil.

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Add the peppers and fry over a medium heat for about 4-5 minutes, tossing and shaking the pan every once in a while, until you see the skin of the peppers blister and they appear to be shrinking.

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Sprinkle fairly generously with sea salt and serve hot. Grab them by the stalk, take a bite and see if you’ve a feisty one or not. Either way, they are simply delicious.

1 bag of Padron peppers sea salt

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ith summer upon us and temperatures rising (well... let’s hope so), our appetite changes somewhat and we tend to crave lighter foods such as fresh fruits, salads and healthier dishes. This is the ideal time to get creative, spend less time cooking and more time assembling simple dishes with fresh ingredients. Preparing a sharing plate like this this fig salad is such a simple and delicious way to celebrate wonderfully ripe figs, salty cured ham, full flavoured curd cheese and fragrant honey. This is the perfect recipe to serve any time of the day, whether it be for brunch, lunch or starter. And if you’re planning a trip out to pick your own strawberries or, like me, you automatically add them to your shopping list as soon as the British season starts, then why not serve them with this amazing cashew cream. It’s lower in saturated fat than dairy cream, high in calcium and zinc, which are great for your immune system and skin. This healthier twist to the classic British dessert of strawberries and cream will go down a treat with all the family. Enjoy and have a great summer!

WITH VANILLA CASHEW CREAM SERVES 4 PREPARATION TIME 5 minutes + 2 hours soaking 400g / 14oz ripe strawberries

For the vanilla cashew cream

freshly ground black pepper

150g / 5.oz / ¼ cups cashew nuts

a few basil leaves, finely shredded (optional)

seeds from 1 vanilla pod/bean

juice of ½ lime

2 tbsp maple syrup

ice cubes, to serve (optional) 1.

To make the cashew cream, put the cashews in a bowl and cover with water. Leave to soak for about 2 hours to soften.

2.

Drain the softened cashews and put them in a food processor with 125ml / 4fl oz/ ½ cup cold water. Blend until completely smooth, adding up to 125ml / 4fl oz / ½ cup more water, as necessary, until it is smooth and creamy, and you have a cream as thick or loose as you like. Add the vanilla seeds and maple syrup and briefly blitz to combine.

3.

Prepare the strawberries as you like, whether you want to serve them whole or cut up. Add a twist of pepper and scatter over the basil, if using. Serve with the vanilla cashew cream.

In the Mood for Healthy Food by Jo Pratt, published by Nourish Books

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A STEAMY SUMMER FOR KIDS

With summer holidays around the corner, we know that parents are looking for ways to keep those days filled. Here’s a list of five STEM and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, (Arts) and Maths) activities - all around London - that will have those budding scientists thinking and doing far beyond the excursion. SCIENCE MUSEUM Exhibition Road, SW7 2DD Open: 10AM – 6PM Monday - Sunday FREE. Special exhibitions; IMAX features and flight simulators are ticketed. Age: All Ages www.sciencemuseum.org.uk No doubt you’re familiar with this London stalwart’s offerings for young minds. Its six floors of exhibits offer a historical journey through invention, design and discovery,

where you can come face to face with the Apollo 10 Command Module, learn about Einstein’s legacy, and more. This summer the museum has an special exhibition entitled “Leonardo da Vinci – The Mechanics of Genius”, showcasing the artist’s engineering brilliance with 39 historical models of da Vinci’s inventions; large-scale reproductions of his drawings and sketches; and modern-day robotics and aviation inspired by his designs. Children will enjoy 13 interactive games and 10 multimedia installations. Until 4th September 2016. Ticketed.

THE ROYAL INSTITUTION (Ri) 21 Albemarle Street, W1S 4BS Open: 9AM – 6PM Monday - Friday FREE & Ticketed Age: 6+ www.rigb.org

© EPPDCSI - Ph Levy / Leonardo de Vinci exhibition

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© Tim Mitchell / Royal Institution

Renowned for its Christmas lectures, the Royal Institution (Ri) aims to promote the positive interaction between science and society, a mission that makes it a perfect place for STEM/STEAM outings. Through Family Fun Days, theatre events, workshops and summer schools, the Ri encourages fun, hands-on science-focused education. Children can view objects used in some of the world’s most famous experiments

at the Faraday Museum, attend a summer show, or participate in the Summer Schools Programme. This year’s shows include one on the science of everyday life,investigating household science; and another on the science of special effects used in film and TV. The Ri 2016 Summer Schools programme, which runs in July and August, offers children the opportunity to don a lab coat and be a scientist for a day at the L’Oréal Young Scientist Centre. Sessions range from Mathematical Origami and Robotic Explorers for the younger ones to discovering Cryptography and Life on Mars for teens.


EDUCATION FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE MUSEUM 2 Lambeth Palace Rd, SE1 7EW Open: 10AM – 5PM Monday – Sunday Adult: £7.50 - Under 16: £3.80 Family Ticket: £15.00 (up to two adults and two children under 16). Additional children on Family Ticket (up to 2 children): £1. Under 5s Free. Age: 5+ www.florence-nightingale.co.uk

Located in the grounds of St Thomas’ Hospital near Westminster, this hidden gem of a museum is on the site where the “lady with the lamp” set up her first nursing school. Children and parents can explore the museum on its family trail and play I-Spy whilst finding out about the life of STEM heroine Florence Nightingale. The museum is interactive with listening points, video installations, and a great blackboard word game inspired by a game that Florence played. Costumes, notebooks, stuffed pets and hospital artefacts transport you into Florence Nightingale’s world, from her childhood through to the Crimean War. The museum is also hosting “Take Me to Neverland” in partnership with Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) through the end of October 2016. The exhibition examines the true story behind J M Barrie’s Peter Pan, showcasing many pieces of memorabilia that have never been displayed in the public before.

183 Euston Road, NW1 2BE Open 10AM – 6PM Tuesday – Sunday; Thursday Late to 10PM. FREE Age: 14+ Younger visitors welcome but parents need to be aware that material is PG-rated. www.wellcomecollection.org The Wellcome Collection explores the connections between life, art and medicine in the past, present and future. The collection’s two permanent exhibitions, “Medicine Now” and “Medicine Man,” hold lots of talking points for teens (parents of

1 Frederick’s Place, EC2R 8AE Open 10AM – 5PM Monday – Friday Saturday Camp sessions – Duration & prices vary. Age: 9+ www.fablablondon.org If 3-D printing has sparked your interest, check out Fab Lab London. A purpose-built digital fabrication and rapid prototyping workspace, it offers Saturday Camps run by FIRETechCamp for kids aged 9 and up. Children can work independently or together with a grown-up to design and make using a 3-D printer; carry out coding activities; or design and build a robot. Note: parents do have to remain on;site. Anyone interested in looking around Fab Lab London are welcome on Friday open days. FIRETechCamp also offer Summer Camp maker sessions at Imperial College London including mobile app design.

See www.firetechcamp.com

© Florence Nigthtingale Museum

WELLCOME COLLECTION

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younger children should be aware that some exhibits contain human remains). A Free Young Explorer pack for the “Medicine Now” exhibit is available for ages 5–10. Summer activities include a free (first come, first serve) drop-in Saturday Studio for ages 14-19 when teens can try their hand at a range of creative activities, including photography and digital journalism.

2016. Application deadlines in June/July with limited spaces. Finally the Collection has this year launched The Crunch, a year of events and activities around the UK focused on food, health and the planet.

See www.thecrunch.wellcome.ac.uk

The RawMinds Summer project invites 14 to 19 year olds to collaborate in creating an exhibition that exploring how our bodies and minds rest, play, work and wander. Results of their efforts will be open to Wellcome Collection visitors late October

Ahrani Logan is a former scientist, ex-BBC Science and Education TV Producer; STEM Ambassador for STEMNET; Mentor at University of Leeds and King’s College London and Co-Founder of Peapodicity. Peapodicity is an award-winning Edtech Startup based in West London & Chicago, USA. It focuses on creating innovative, fun and educational STEM and STEAM content for 3 to 10 year olds. They will be releasing the RFAppathon winning app "AMazing STEMM Trailblazers" in the New Year.

© Wellcome Collection

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EDUCATIONAL GAMING (it does exist)

by CHRISTEN JAMAR

What screens and access to technology mean for our children is perhaps one of the most challenging questions for a parent today. The worry that it can incite is almost palpable - bring up the topic of screentime at a parents-get-together and you can immediately feel the collective anxiety. When, how much, and what to do are a constant negotiation; and personally, I have, more than once, (almost) considered binning the screens just to head off one more argument; one more over-stimulated child reacting hysterically to a small request.

But the thing is, I know that technology can offer children incredible opportunities for learning, for creativity, and for connectivity. Not just in explicitly educational ways, but in the everyday. I’m immensely grateful for smart phones and iPads when my kids spend an hour Skyping with family and friends overseas. I appreciate it when they ask me how high Mount Everest is, or how old the Karate Kid is, or why David Bowie is important (all incredibly important points of enquiry), I can turn to Wikipedia, IMDB or Spotify.

It’s also important to seek out apps and games that encourage community and creativity. To that end, we’re grateful to Joshua Davidson, Managing Director of the creative educational game Night Zookeeper, who has suggested some games that offer very real educational creative opportunities.

DIY.org An online community where kids can learn from and teach other kids through posted videos and photographs. Highly monitored to keep the community safe and constructive, the site offers kids a place to post their work, learn new skills, and accept new challenges. Children can earn badges in dozens of different skills, including writing, archery, baking, app development and botany, to name a few.

Technology

Will

Save

Us

techwillsaveus.com: Started by a London mum, this site sells DIY technology kits, encouraging children to learn how to build and understand tech. Kits include electronic-dough, building and coding a game set, and introduction to soldering.

Erase All Kittens eraseallkittens.com: is an online platform game in which players are on a mission to save the world’s kittens by using HTML and CSS code. Kids learn real coding skills while working to move up levels in the game.

Night Zookeeper nightzookeeper.com: Davidson’s own educational game, Night Zookeeper allows kids to create and develop their own animal characters in a magical world through writing, drawing and creativity games. Integrated with the new English curriculum, the game has crossover application for teachers and parents in both the virtual and real world. CITYKIDSMAGAZINE.CO.UK 27


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MEETING DEMAND: NEW SCHOOLS FOR WEST LONDON by CHRISTEN JAMAR balance is precarious at best: London Councils forecasts that schools in the capital will need to find 35,000 new secondary places and 78,000 new primary places by 2020. Even where students have a place, it’s likely not to be the school they wanted. Nearly half of all Hammersmith & Fulham secondary applicants missed out on their preferred school last year, while approximately a third in the other three boroughs settled for less than first choice. The statistics at the primary level were slightly better with between 17 percent and 26 percent of families not getting their first choices in all but Kensington & Chelsea, where over 40 percent of families missed their preferred school. For many of us, there is no question that is more likely to have us reaching for that glass of wine than that of schools. The wheres, the whys, the how-did-you-get-a-place-THERE? It’s a conversation that’s both endlessly fascinating and excruciatingly boring. At CK HQ we get it. We’re shepherding our kids through this system (“it’s not a system; it’s chaos!” one expert said), and we’ve had more than one sleepless night wondering if we’re leading them down the best path. So, in an effort to pick our way through the labyrinth, we thought we’d speak to the schools themselves. Not just any schools, either, but new schools that are just starting out in this West London educational landscape that often feels more Dali than Turner. We’ve turned to two schools from starkly opposing corners of the picture: Ealing Fields, a new free secondary that is opening in September; and Falkner House Boys’ School, a pre-prep independent for boys, starting in Kensington in September 2017, which aims to follow in the ambitious footsteps of the eponymous girls’ school. These schools’ heads will write a diary entry starting in the Autumn, providing a snapshot of what its like on the other side of the school gates. Meanwhile, we thought we’d confront the chaos head-on, to try to make sense of the West London educational picture.

THE STATE SECTOR AND SCHOOL PLACES The great cloud hanging over the state sector is the scarcity of school places. According to the school census, Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea, Ealing and Hounslow had a small surplus of secondary places in 2015, while, of those boroughs only Hounslow came up short—by about 70 places—for primary. That 28 CITYKIDSMAGAZINE.CO.UK

This adds another layer of complexity to the issue of school places. Some new space is created through community school expansion, but much more new space is available through the creation of new free schools and academies, often in places where parents are unhappy with the current availability, but not necessarily where there is the greatest needs, according to Susan Hamlyn, director of The Good Schools Guide Educational Consultants (www.goodschoolsguide.co.uk). Aside from funding issues, any school growth requires actual space, and there’s a dramatic shortage of available sites. “It’s all very well for a bureaucrat to tick a box to open a new school but if there is no location, it’s pretty meaningless,” Hamlyn told City Kids. Schools have had to move from temporary site to temporary site as they search and/or wait for a permanent option to become available. Even for those successful new schools - the most obvious example being West London Free School - the starting is a hard slog. In May, West London Free School’s founder Toby Young told Schools Week, “I was very critical of England’s public education system under the last Labour government, and I hadn’t grasped how difficult it is to do better, and to bring about system-wide improvement.” According to Hamlyn, among the many challenges that schools face is meeting the needs of a hugely diverse population in an environment of crippling budget cuts; recruiting teachers, particularly in maths and sciences, in an area of the country where the cost of living is so high; and coping, of course, with evergrowing student numbers. Still, she says, schools are, for the most part, managing “magnificently,” adding that the key to a successful new school is “making the school feel like a community in which everybody has equal importance. There are disaffected children, but if you give them a sense of community, [make them feel] that their school is proud of them, you see results.”


EDUCATION INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS IN DEMAND Despite rising fees and increased competition, demand in the independent sector seems insatiable. “You could open an independent school in a cowshed, and it would fill in a minute,” Hamlyn quips, adding that, in West London, demand is particularly high for co-ed and boys schools. The challenges for a family traversing the independent sector, though perhaps less complicated than the state sector, are still daunting as the choice of school opens up questions of tutoring, facilities, and appropriateness for the child. Still, Hamlyn says that fear of a place shortage in the independent sector is largely unfounded. Instead, there’s often a mismatch between the parent’s desired schools; and the schools where that child will do well. “There are plenty of good schools in London that are not called St. Paul’s, and if [parents] are realistic about their child, then we can always find a place,” she says.

EALING FIELDS HIGH SCHOOL

FALKNER HOUSE BOYS’ SCHOOL Falkner House Girls’ School in Kensington has established a strong reputation for academic excellence since it opened in 1954. It aims to replicate this when it opens Falkner House Boys’ School in September 2017. Very much a family school (the expansion is exclusively family-backed), the headteacher Eleanor Dixon is granddaughter of Falkner House founder Flavia Nunes; her mother Anita Griggs will be principal of both schools; and her sister Flavia Rogers is head of the girls’ school. As such, the boys’ school will follow the same educational philosophy as the girls’. Chosen after an assessment, 36 boys over two classes will start in Reception, with additional classes being added in subsequent years to complete the school. The school focuses on small group teaching sessions - “small schools for small children” - to ensure understanding of academic concepts. It is also anti-tutoring, aiming to meet each student’s needs during the school day. Though on separate sites, girls and boys will share special events and have shared IT lessons, a particular focus of the school.

In 2012, parents in South Ealing responded to the very real worry of an impending shortage of secondary school places by seeking support for a new local free school. Support came in spades— informational meetings were standing-room-only; Professor Guy Claxon, education expert of the Building Learning Power (BLP) programme, offered his input in 2013 (and is now the school’s patron). Then the Education Secretary Michael Gove praised the school’s ambitions at an Ealing Town Hall meeting in 2014. Ealing Fields is now ready to welcome its first cohort of 120 Year 7 students this coming September, and aims to foster a sense of community and adventure, encouraging an open dialogue with students while pushing them to take risks in learning. Headteacher Lee Faith will inaugurate the school with a four-strand curriculum of Academics, Innovation, Enrichment, and Citizenship. The BLP learning philosophy, which calls for teaching students to face challenges with courage, curiosity and integrity, is foundational to the school’s approach. As the Ealing Fields motto states; “Brave enough to listen to our hearts - bold enough to sharpen our minds.”

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City Kids Magazine is also online with more ideas and inspiration for classes, activities and events for all the family www.citykidsmagazine.co.uk

SATURDAY SCHOOLS for bilingual children Chinese:

Link Chinese Academy ................................

www.linkchinese.co.uk

Danish:

The Czech School ........................................

www.czechschool.org.uk

Den Danske Kirke .......................................

www.danskekirke.org

De Regenboog School .................................

www.regenboogschool.org.uk

Finnish School of Kingston .........................

www.fsok.org

La Petite Ēcole d’Ealing ..............................

www.petiteecoledealing.com

La Petite Ēcole du Samedi et Patati Patata West Kensington ................

www.etpatatipatata.com

Boule de Neige école française…...............

www.bouledeneigelondonfrenchschool.webs.com

Deutsche Samstagschule Ealing ..................

www.germansaturdayschoolealing.co.uk

Culture Curry ...............................................

www.culturecurry.co.uk

via the Italian Consulate ..............................

www.conslondra.esteri.it

The Japanese School ...................................

www.thejapaneseschool.ltd.uk

Polska Sobotnia Szkoła im M.Reja .............

www. www.polskaszkolachiswick.org

Polska Szkoła im. Stefana kardynała ..........

www.polska-szkola.org.uk

Czech: Dutch:

Finnish: French:

German: Hindi:

Italian:

Japanese: Polish:

Russian:

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Wyszyńskiego w Londynie Cathedral of the Dormition .........................

www.russianchurchlondon.org

Instituto Cervantes ......................................

www. londres.cervantes.es (Wednesday & Friday classes)


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SCHOOL OPEN DAYS ARTS ED 11yrs+ co-ed www.artsed.co.uk

SIXTH FORM 27 Sept DAY SCHOOL (Yrs 7-11) 28 Sept Admissions secretary 020 8987 6600

AVENUE HOUSE 3-11yrs co-ed www.avenuehouse.org To book an appointment 020 8998 9981 CHISWICK AND BEDFORD PARK 3-11yrs co-ed (girls only after 7yrs) www.cbppschool.co.uk By appointment only CLIFTON LODGE 3-13yrs co-ed www.cliftonlodgeschool.co.uk Private tours during the school week Telephone 020 8579 3662 admissions@cliftonlodgeschool.co.uk COLET COURT 7-13yrs boys www.coletcourt.org.uk

7+ 8+ 11+ 7 Nov ccschoolsec@stpaulsschool.org.uk

DURSTON HOUSE 4-13yrs boys www.durstonhouse.org 9.15am: 30 June FRANCIS HOLLAND SW1 4-18yrs girls www.fhs-sw1.org.uk 4+ ENTRY 15 June / 26 Sept /17 Oct 11+ & 13+ ENTRY 13 & 28 Sept / 19 Oct / 9 Nov Call 020 7824 5005 or registrar@fhs-sw1. org.uk FULHAM PREPARATORY SCHOOL 4-13yrs co-ed www.fulhamprep.co.uk Call for appointment 020 7386 2444 GODOLPHIN AND LATYMER 11-18yrs girls www.godolphinandlatymer.com FOR 2017 ENTRY 4.45-7pm: 22 Sept / 27 Sept / 12 Oct no need to book HAMPTON COURT HOUSE 3-18yrs co-ed www.hamptoncourthouse.co.uk EARLY YEARS 2.30pm: 29 Sept & 9 Feb/11 May 2017 MIDDLE & UPPER YEARS 2.30pm: 12 Nov 10am / 3 May 2017 6TH FORM 7pm: 6 Oct / 2 Feb 2017 For all entries or individual tours contact Registrar Sarah Carroll 020 8614 0587 sarah@hchnet.co.uk

HAMPTON SCHOOL 11yrs+ boys www.hamptonschool.org.uk 10am: 24 Sept Visitors’ Afternoons at 2.30pm: 27 Sept / 13 & 18 Oct / 14 & 24 Nov 020 8979 9273 or admissions@hamptonschool.org.uk HARVINGTON PREP SCHOOL 3-11yrs girls www.harvingtonschool.com By appointment only: 020 8997 1583 HEATHFIELD HOUSE SCHOOL I4-11yrs co-ed www.heathfieldhouse.co.uk Call for appointment: 020 8994 3385 IBSTOCK PLACE 4-18yrs co-ed www.ibstockplaceschool.co.uk PREP 9.30am: 15 June / 28 Sept / 16 Nov SENIORS 5pm: 21 Sept / 9am: 24 Sept / 9am: 10 May 2017 KEW GREEN PREP SCHOOL 4-11yrs co-ed www.kgps.co.uk Wednesdays 9:15am: 21 Sept / 12 Oct / 16 Nov KEW HOUSE SCHOOL 11yrs+ co-ed www.kewhouseschool.com

9.30am: 20 Sept / 12 Oct / 3, 11, 16 & 28 Nov / 6 Dec 7pm: 18 Oct / 24 Nov

KINGS HOUSE SCHOOL 3-13yrs co-ed www.kingshouseschool.org For admissions 020 8940 1878 LADY ELEANOR HOLLES 7-18yrs girls www.lehs.org.uk Contact: registrar@lehs.org.uk LATYMER PREP SCHOOL 7-11yrs co-ed www.latymerprep.org Check website for updates LATYMER UPPER SCHOOL 11-18yrs co-ed www.latymer-upper.org FOR 2017 ENTRY ONLY 11 & 10 Sept / 8 Oct Booking required 16 & 28 Sept Booking required NOTTING HILL AND EALING HIGH SCHOOL 4-18yrs girls www.nhehs.gdst.net JUNIOR (4+ and 7+ entry) 10 June / 21 Sept / 4 & 20 Oct SENIOR (11+ entry) 27 Sept / 10 & 19 Oct / 10 & 25 Nov To enquire 020 8991 2165

ORCHARD HOUSE 3-11yrs co-ed www.orchardhs.org.uk 020 8742 8544 - info@orchardhs.org.uk QUEEN’S COLLEGE 11-18yrs girls www.qcl.org.uk 5pm: 21 & 22 Sept / 9am: 13 Oct & 16 Nov RAVENSCOURT PARK PREPARATORY SCHOOL 4-11yrs co-ed www.rpps.co.uk 9.15am: 20 Sept / 13 Oct / 15 Nov 020 8846 9153 ST AUGUSTINE’S PRIORY 3-18yrs girls www.saintaugustinespriory.org.uk SIXTH FORM 5 Oct WHOLE SCHOOL 10am: 8 Oct / 11 Mar 2017 Register to attend ST BENEDICT’S 3-18yrs co-ed www.stbenedicts.org.uk NURSERY 9 June / 6 Oct / 3 & 24 Nov JUNIORS 14 June / 15 Sept / 8 Nov SENIORS 13 Sept / 13 Oct / 14 Nov SIXTH FORM 10 Oct WHOLE SCHOOL 10 Oct enquiries@stbenedicts.org.uk 020 8862 2254 ST JAMES SCHOOLS 4-18yrs www.stjamesschools.co.uk JUNIORS 9.15am: 23 June GIRLS 8 & 13 Oct SIXTH FORM 5.15pm: 5 Oct SCHOOL IN ACTION 9am: 3 Nov /17 Jan 2017 BOYS 6pm: 13 Oct / 9.30am: 15 Oct SCHOOL IN ACTION 22 Sept, / 3 Nov / 7 Dec / 23 Feb & 18 May 2017 ST PAUL’S GIRLS SCHOOL 11yrs+ girls www.spgs.org Book tour: admissions@spgs.org March until end of summer term ST PAUL’S SCHOOL 13yrs+ boys www.stpaulsschool.org.uk 13+ FOR 2019 ENTRY 10 Sept 16+ FOR 2017 ENTRY 15 Sept Book Tour: admissions@stpaulsschool.org.uk THE FALCONS 3-13yrs boys www.falconsboys.co.uk PRE-PREP 24 Sept Chiswick Campus PREP 8 Oct Richmond Campus No appointment necessary THE HARRODIAN 4-18yrs co-ed www.harrodian.com 11+ FOR 2017 ENTRY ONLY 5 Oct / 2 Nov Bookings open 1 Sept , book on 020 8762 6321 CITYKIDSMAGAZINE.CO.UK 31


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OUTSTANDING FROM THE VERY START! ST AUGUSTINE’S PRIORY is a leading Catholic Independent Day School for girls aged 3-18. Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the ISI, the Nursery & Preps Department of St Augustine’s is a key entry point for pupils joining Ealing’s top performing GCSE school (DfE 2016). BESPOKE INDOOR LEARNING FACILITIES are ideal for pupils’ development and they benefit from highly-trained, well qualified staff. IN THE JUNIOR SCHOOL, a team of outstanding teachers encourages and stretches the girls in all aspects of their education and development. A rich curriculum provides extensive opportunities for children to develop their individual talents and a range of workshops and educational visits enhance the girls’ learning. GIRLS ATTAIN OUTSTANDING RESULTS in the Senior School, an environment in which they feel both challenged and supported. A focus on developing an individual love of learning equips girls with the personal attributes, intellectual skills and knowledge required for lifelong success. THE SCHOOL’S 13 ACRES OF STUNNING GROUNDS, including a Forest School, provide a physical freedom unique in the heart of London. A natural setting encourages young learners to enjoy an emotional freedom to grow intellectually and spiritually, creating an atmosphere ideal for expanding young minds. THE SCHOOL’S AMBITIOUS CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME and the launch of new Arts and Drama scholarships to complement the range of Academic, Sports and Music Awards on offer, mark this as an exciting time to visit St Augustine’s Priory and experience what the Good Schools Guide describes as “a hidden gem” (2015 review).

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TICKETS TO THE SCIENCE MUSEUM

We are giving away a family ticket to the must-see exhibition of 2016 and a Leonardo cuddly toy

Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Genius You’ll explore his life and mind through interactive games, stories, puzzles and models. The stunning display highlights the immense talent which sparked Leonardo’s reputation as an exceptional mind and enduring inspiration in the fields of engineering and art. Finish off at the Deep Blue Diner where under 12’s eat free when accompanied by an adult buying a main meal. To enter simply email editor@citykidsmagazine.co.uk with LEONARDO in the subject field. Ts & Cs Family ticket is 4 people incl. at least one adult and one child aged 5-16. Competition closes 30th June. Winning tickets must be used before 31 August 2016.

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FROM CMYK LIVING We have teamed up with new homewares brand, CMYK Living to offer you the chance to win a block printed bed linen set. The prize includes a single Lotus Duvet Cover, Lotus sheet & matching pillowcase, all fabricated from the softest cottons and designed to be gentle on your child’s skin.

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A LITTLE BIG ROOM TENT BY DJECO A great place for hiding, for holding secret get-together sessions with brothers and sisters, or even for performing a show, this ever-so-light, graphic-designed, delightful fabric-made home with its bright yet subtle colours can be moved around anywhere, anytime, as its owner so wishes. Hours of summer fun!

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BOOK REVIEW

PRE-SCHOOL

Aimed at the pre-school age Animals Are Delicious, illustrated by Dave Ladd and Stephanie Anderson (Phaidon), is a collection of beautiful fold-out board books that focus on three animal food chains – land, sea and air. With the premise that ‘Everyone is hungry’, we learn that all creatures are somebody’s lunch somewhere down the line. Curious children everywhere will love these books as they’re illustrated in both colour and black and white, and give easy to remember facts about the plants and animals that inhabit the Earth.

PRIMARY

PRIMARY

JUNIOR

Harold’s Hungry Eyes by Kevin Waldron (Phaidon) is just a big win on so many levels. It tells the humorous tale of Harold, a Boston terrier (move over pugs) who spends his days dreaming about food and sleeping on his favourite chair.

Goodnight Tiger by Timothy Knapman and Laura Hughes (Little Tiger) is an endearing story of a young girl called Emily who cannot get to sleep. Why? Because the jungle animals on her wallpaper keep waking her up. Now, that’s an excuse I’ve never heard before. Still, they’re making a racket because they, too, can’t get to sleep, so it’s Emily job to get them all back to the land of nod.

For those who enjoyed the hugely successful Wonder by R J Palacio, The Bubble Boy by Stewart Foster (Simon & Schuster) is a natural choice. Joe is eleven years old and can’t remember a time when he wasn’t in hospital. He has a rare disorder called SCID and his life is spent living in a bubble. Even those who visit him carry the risk of contaminating him with life-threatening germs.

So as she encourages them to have a bath, hot chocolate and sings them lullabies she finds her efforts are fruitless until she reads them a bedtime story. A fun tale that reinforces the bedtime routine. A must for the little sleep thieves in your house.

As depressing as this book sounds, it’s an absolutely cracking read. You’ll experience just about every emotion possible as we’re introduced to Joe’s world, which goes from being lived in his dreams, to dealing with extreme loneliness. With only his sister for family, he finds friendship in the form of Henry, who has the same condition but they’ve only Skyped because Henry lives in America, and his new nurse Amir who is a striking character.

Except one day his world is rocked with the rude awakening that his chair has gone missing, and when he sees it being taken by the refuse collectors, it leads to a mission to find it. He ends up getting lost in the city, which not only makes him miss home, but makes him hungry! Bicycle tyres become pretzels, doorsteps become wafers, lorries look like cheese and before long Harold is absolutely insatiable. All is not lost as he eventually finds his way home, and there’s a lovely surprise waiting for him… This is the fourth picture book from Dublin-born artist Kevin Waldron who shares his studio with Oliver Jeffers and Jon Bergerman. Visually arresting with a zingy colour palate, this will firmly become a favourite. My only warning is I guarantee your audience will be hungry once hearing this story. 34 CITYKIDSMAGAZINE.CO.UK

Heart-wrenching, moving, but full of hope.


by SHARON FRIED-JONES Sharon Fried-Jones is a west London mum, who by day is the Head of Marketing and Digital for the charity BookTrust which inspires a love of reading in children, and by night is an aspiring children’s author with a love of clashing clothes, picture books who longs for a good night’s sleep.

JUNIOR Fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid will love Big Nate Blasts Off! by Lincoln Pierce, and as it’s had the seal of approval by Jeff Kinney himself that surely must mean it’s a hit. Big Nate has been around since the early nineties as it started off as a comic strip. Clearly Pierce has stuck true to his roots as there are illustrations on every page, meaning the jokes come thick and fast. When Nate gets a job on the school newspaper it’s a chance to showcase his artistic skills, that is until he makes fun of Randy, the toughest kid in school and then of course it’s no laughing matter. With most of the action taking place in a school setting most older children will find the various scrapes that Nate gets into funny even if shamelessly American but don’t let that put you off, it’s an easy read with plenty of chuckles along the way.

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Red Witch by Anna McKerrow (Quercus) 13+

Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton (Faber) 12+

It’s 2047, and Devon and Cornwall have voluntarily split themselves off from the rest of the UK to form the ecopagan Greenworld, a peaceful and self-contained counterpoint to the dystopian Redworld, governed by private security and at war for the last scraps of fuel left in the world. However, all is not as harmonious as it might be in the Greenworld, and after cursing a boy and girl for murdering the boy she loved, 17 year old witch Demelza Hawthorne runs away across the border to the Redworld in search of a new life.

Amani lives in Dustwalk, a violent and corrupt wild west-esque desert town she’s desperate to leave. Yet the desert plains are full of danger, and the Sultan’s enemies are on the rise. Yet when Amani meets the mysterious Jin, she finds a way out of the oppressive and threatening Dustwalk, only to find that running away from trouble brings her into contact with some terrifying opponents - and magical new friends - in her search for the Rebel Prince.

In once-magical Glastonbury, she meets the enigmatic and criminal Bran Crowley, who introduces her to the beauty and riches that the Redworld can offer to the right person; he’s looking for power, and Melz certainly has it. But will Melz be comfortable making a deal with the King of the Underworld? Demelza is a fabulously feisty yet sensitive protagonist as we see especially from her journal entries. The story is packed full of rounded characters that leap off the page, as well as the vivid portrayal of dramatic Cornish scenery, and the powerful vision of a dystopian Glastonbury. This book has it all - adventure, romance and real world magic. Anna McKerrow is a rising star in the UK YA scene – an absolute must-read.

Rebel of the Sands is an original and thrilling fantasy novel full of adventure, myth and magic. Amani is a fantastic heroine: brave, bold and witty. It’s a joy to immerse yourself in the fully developed world that Hamilton creates - a blend of the Wild West and Arabian Nights, with some killer comebacks and sharp dialogue between the sharpshooting, street-smart Amani and the hero and love interest Jin. The original mythology and legends woven into the world building are fascinating. It gives the story depth and authenticity, and the politics of Amani’s world are both familiar and foreign. Highly recommended.

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BABIES & PRE-SCHOOLERS MONDAYS

THE LITTLE GYM | GYMNASTICS thelittlegym.eu/chiswick | 020 8994 3729 From 09.30 Various classes 4mths-5yrs Hartington Rd (off A316), W4 3AN

GYMBOREE gymboree-uk.com/f/chiswick | 07967 835 059 From 09.30 Newborn-5yrs Various classes Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, W4 4JN

TWISTERS | GYM AND DANCE twisters.org.uk | 020 8933 9997 / 8840 4452 09.30 1-2yrs Twisters 1 10.30 2-3yrs Twisters 2 13.10 3-4yrs Dance Drama 14.00 3-4yrs Gymkids Acton Baptist Church, Church Rd, W3 8PP

AMANDA’S ACTION CLUB | FUN, FITNESS & MUSIC amandasactionclub.co.uk 01895 623 999 09.45 & 10.30 with Amanda Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, W4 4JN

THE BUILD IT WORKSHOP thebuilditworkshop.com 09.45 16mths-2yrs Loose Parts 10.45 2-3yrs Build Workshop 16.00 4-6yrs after school drop off club Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, W4 4JN

FRANCES LUNDY SCHOOL OF DANCE franceslundyschoolofdance.co.uk | 07956 312 662 10.00, 10.45, 14.15, 15.00 Baby Ballet 2-4yrs; 15.45 Pre-primary ballet 4-5yrs The Hayloft, 3 Bond Street, W4 1QZ

TALK WITH TASHA | COMMUNICATION talkwithtasha.com | 07973 860 051 10.00 0-18mths 11.00 18mths-3yrs Mothercare, Kew Retail Park, TW9 4AD

HARTBEEPS | BABY MUSIC hartbeeps.com 10.00 Baby Beeps (sitting to toddling) 11.00 Baby Bells (newborn to sitting) The Printworks, Beaconsfield Terrace Rd, Brook Green, W14 0PP

LA CAPUCINE | FRENCH lacapucine.co.uk 10.00 French for under 4s Drink Me Eat Me, 250-252 King Street, W6 0SP

SPANISH STORYTIME

THE MUSIC HOUSE FOR CHILDREN

lbhf.gov.uk | 020 8753 3842 10.30 Under 5yrs. Hammersmith Library, Shepherds Bush Rd, W6 7AT

musichouseforchildren.co.uk | 020 8932 2652 09.30 0-3yrs The Music House for Children, 306 Uxbridge Rd, W12 7LJ

BABY MASSAGE westlondonbabies.com | 078157 42824 10.30 & 13.30 Chiswick

LITTLE KICKERS | FOOTBALL littlekickers.co.uk | 07557 123 124 10.35 1½-2yrs 3mths 11.30 2-3½ yrs. Check ahead as some classes have waiting lists. Hogarth Community Centre, Duke Rd, W4 2JR

RHYME TIME lbhf.gov.uk |020 8753 3842 14.15 Under 5yrs Shepherds Bush Library, 6 Wood Lane, W12 7BF

HARTBEEPS | BABY MUSIC hartbeeps.com 12.45 Baby Beeps (sitting to toddling) 13.45 Baby Bells (newborn to sitting) 14.45 Baby Beeps (sitting to toddling) 15.45 Happy House (walking to 4yrs) The Foresters Pub, 2 Leighton Rd, W13 9EP

LA CAPUCINE | FRENCH lacapucine.co.uk 15.45 French for under 4s Betty Blythe 73 Blythe Rd, W14 0PH

TUESDAYS HARTBEEPS | BABY MUSIC hartbeeps.com 9.15 Happy House (walking to 4yrs) 10.15 Baby Beeps (sitting to toddling) 11.15 Baby Bells (newborn to sitting) The Printworks, Beaconsfield Terrace Rd, Brook Green, W14 0PP

FRANCES LUNDY SCHOOL OF DANCE franceslundyschoolofdance.co.uk | 07956 312 662 09.15 2-5yrs Tiny Tots Tap & Modern 15.00 2-4yrs Baby Ballet 15.45 4-5yrs Pre-primary ballet The Hayloft, 3 Bond Street, W4 1QZ

LA CAPUCINE | FRENCH lacapucine.co.uk 09.15 French for under 4s. Betty Blythe 73 Blythe Rd, W14 0PH

THE LITTLE GYM | GYMNASTICS thelittlegym.eu/chiswick | 020 8994 3729 From 09.30 Various classes 4mths-5yrs Hartington Road (off A316), W4 3A

GYMBOREE gymboree-uk.com | 07967 835 059 From 09.30 Various classes. 0 to 5yrs Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, W4 4JN

HARTBEEPS | BABY MUSIC hartbeeps.com 09.30 Happy House (walking to 4yrs) 10.30 Baby Beeps (sitting to toddling) 11.30 Baby Bells (newborn to sitting) The Barn Church Atwood Ave, TW9 4HF

CHISWICK HAMMERSMITH ACTON SHEPHERDS BUSH STORY & RHYME TIME lbhf.gov.uk | 020 8753 3863 10.45 Under 5yrs Askew Rd Library, 87/91 Askew Rd, W12 9AS

HARTBEEPS | BABY MUSIC hartbeeps.com 14.00 Baby Bells (newborn to sitting) 15.00 Baby Beeps (sitting to toddling) 16.00 Happy House (walking to 4yrs) The Foresters Pub, 2 Leighton Rd, W13 9EP

LITTLE RUGBY littlerugby.co.uk 14.15 2-3.5 yrs Junior Rugby Hogarth Youth Ctr, Duke Rd, W4 2JR

TWISTERS | GYM AND DANCE

TEMPO TOTS | MUSIC

twisters.org.uk | 020 8933 9997 / 8840 4452 09.30 2-3yrs Twisters 2 10.30 3-4yrs Gymkids 14.00 3-4yrs Ballet. All abilities. Acton Baptist Church Hall, Church Rd, W3 8PP

tempo-tots-sw.com 14.30 3-18mths 15.20 18mths-4yrs Mothercare, Kew Retail Park, TW9 4AD

CADENZA | MUSIC cadenzaclasses.com 10.00 Holy Innocents Church, Paddenswick Road, W6 0UB

OXYGEN SCHOOL OF TRAMPOLINING oxygenfreejumping.co.uk | 0208 992 2211 10.00 2-5yrs Oxygen Freejumping, Unit 15, Vision Ind Park, Kendal Ave, W3 0AF

ST NICHOLAS PLAYGROUP stnicholaschiswick.org |020 8580 3806 10.00 Term-time only St Nicholas Church, Church Street, W4 2PH

RHYME TIME lbhf.gov.uk | 020 8753 3842 10.30 Under 5yrs Hammersmith Library, Shepherds Bush Road, W6 7AT

GROVE PARK TODDLER GROUP groveparkplaygroup.org | 020 8742 8293 15.00-17.30 10mths-3yrs Isis Rooms & Garden, St Paul’s Church, Grove Park Rd, W4 3SB

ACTON BALLET SCHOOL actonballetschool.co.uk | 020 8992 6891 15.30 & 16.00 2 ½-4yrs Baby Ballet Ruskin Hall, 16 Church Rd, W3 8PP

CRAFT CLUB lbhf.gov.uk | 020 8753 3842 15.45 3-11yrs. Term-time only Shepherds Bush Library, 6 Wood Lane, W12 7BF

KITE STUDIOS kitestudios.org | 020 8576 6278 16.00 1½-3yrs Art for Little Ones 2b Bassein Park Rd, W12 9RY

WEDNESDAYS THE LITTLE GYM | GYMNASTICS

BABY YOGA

thelittlegym.eu/chiswick | 020 8994 3729 From 09.30 4mths-5yrs. Various classes Hartington Road (off A316), W4 3AN

westlondonbabies.com | 07815 742 824 10.30 Chiswick

CHISWICK FRENCH & ITALIAN CLUBS | BILINGUAL CLASSES

STORYTIME lbhf.gov.uk | 020 8753 3842 10.30 Under 5yrs Shepherds Bush Library, 6 Wood Lane, W12 7BF

spag.org.uk | chiswickfrenchclub.co.uk 09.30 1 to 4yrs French 10.30 1 to 4yrs Italian St Peter’s Church, Southfield Rd, W4 1BB

HARTBEEPS | BABY MUSIC hartbeeps.com 09.30 Happy House (walking to 4yrs) 10.30 Baby Beeps (sitting to toddling) 11.30 Baby Bells (newborn to sitting) Chiswick Theatre Arts, 2a Belmont Road , W4 5UH CITYKIDSMAGAZINE.CO.UK 37


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...WEDNESDAYS GYMBOREE

gymboree-uk.com/f/chiswick | 07967 835 059 From 09.30 Newborn-5yrs Various classes Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, W4 4JN

ANGELA GRANT SCHOOL OF DANCE balletclasseslondon.co.uk | 07813 296 221 09.30 & 10.00 2-4yrs Baby Ballet Drink Me Eat Me, 250 - 252 King Street, W6 0SP

TWISTERS | GYM AND DANCE twisters.org.uk | 020 8933 9997 / 8840 4452 09.30 1 to 2yrs Twisters 1 10.30 2 to 3yrs Twisters 2. All abilities. Acton Baptist Church, Church Rd, W3 8PP

THE MUSIC HOUSE FOR CHILDREN musichouseforchildren.co.uk | 020 8932 2652 09.45 1-2yrs Music & movement babies 10.30 2-3yrs Music & movement toddlers 11.30 Newborn music The Music House for Children, 306 Uxbridge Rd, W12 7LJ

BABIES & PRE-SCHOOLERS PANDEMONIUM | MUSICAL WORKSHOP watermans.org.uk 10.30 0-24mths 11.30 2-4yrs (term-time only) Watermans, 40 High Str, Brentford, TW8 0DS

booktimebabies.co.uk 11.15 & 14.30 Sitting age to 18mths St Michael’s Church, Elmwood Rd, W4 3DY

stsimons.co.uk | 020 7603 1418 09.30 Fortnightly playgroup with cake, play, bible story & singing time. Play Café, Rockley Rd, W14 0DA

PARENTS & BABIES SCREENINGS | CINEMA

BABY MASSAGE

watermans.org.uk 11.30 Parents & carers with babies up to 1yr Watermans, 40 High Str, TW8 0DS

FRANCES LUNDY SCHOOL OF DANCE franceslundyschoolofdance.co.uk | 07956 312 662 14.15 2-5yrs Tiny Tots Tap & Modern 15.00 2-4yrs Baby Ballet 15.45 4-5yrs Pre-primary Ballet The Hayloft, 3 Bond Street, W4 1QZ

CAROLINE LESTER SCHOOL OF DANCE

cadenzaclasses.com 09.45 Christ Church, Town Hall Ave, W4 5DT

WEST LONDON DANCE ACADEMY

LITTLE ANGELS | TODDLER GROUP smaaa.org.uk | 020 8994 1380 10.00 Term-time only St Michael & All Angels Hall Priory Ave, W4 1TX

WEST LONDON TWINS CLUB westlondontwinsclub.org 10.00 St Stephen’s Church, St Stephen’s Rd, W13 8HB

westlondondanceacademy.com | 07771 984 590 16.00 3yrs+ Baby Ballet. IDTA Accredited St Michael and All Angels Parish Hall, Priory Avenue, W4 1TX

ANIMAL FU | PERFORMANCE MARTIAL ARTS animalfu.com | 07984 707 777 16.15 4-8yrs Kung Fu Fitness Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, W4 4JN

ALBERT & FRIENDS INSTANT CIRCUS | FAMILY CIRCUS SKILLS albertandfriendsinstantcircus.co.uk | 020 8237 1170/ 020 8237 1030 16.30 15mths-7yrs with parent Melcombe Primary School, Fulham Palace Road, W6 9ER

LITTLE KICKERS | FOOTBALL littlekickers.co.uk | 07557 123 124 10.00 1½-2yrs 3mths 11.00 2 -3½ yrs 15.30 3 ½ -5yrs 16.20 5 to 7yrs Hogarth Community Centre, Duke Rd, W4 2JR

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actonballetschool.co.uk | 020 8992 6891 16.00 4-5yrs pre-primary ballet Ruskin Hall, 16 Church Rd, W3 8PP

BABY SONG

CADENZA | MUSIC CLASS

hartbeeps.com 10.00 Baby Beeps (sitting to toddling) 11.00 Baby Bells (newborn to sitting) The Commander, 47 Hereford Rd, Notting Hill, W2 5AH

ACTON BALLET SCHOOL

gymboree-uk.com/f/chiswick | 07967 835 059 From 09.30 Newborn-5yrs Various classes Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, W4 4JN

BOOKTIME BABIES | READING & MESSY PLAY

carolinelesterschoolofdance.co.uk | 020 3673 9421 16.00 3-5yrs. Term-time only Dukes Meadow Community Hall, Alexandra Gardens, W4 2RX

HARTBEEPS | BABY MUSIC

GYMBOREE

THURSDAYS THE LITTLE GYM | GYMNASTICS thelittlegym.eu/chiswick | 020 8994 3729 From 09.30 4mths-5yrs Various classes Hartington Road (off A316), W4 3AN

westlondonbabies.com | 07815 742 824 10.30 & 13.20 Chiswick

OXYGEN SCHOOL OF TRAMPOLINING oxygenfreejumping.co.uk | 0208 992 2211 10.00 2-5yrs Oxygen Freejumping, Unit 15, Vision Ind Park, Kendal Ave, W3 0AF

HARTBEEPS | BABY MUSIC hartbeeps.com 11.00 Baby Beeps (sitting to toddling) 12.00 Baby Bells (newborn to sitting) St Stephens Parish Hall, Coverdale Rd, Shepherds Bush, W12 8JJ

HARTBEEPS | BABY MUSIC hartbeeps.com 13.30 Baby Beeps (newborn to sitting) 14.30 Happy House (walking to 4yrs) 15.30 Happy House (walking to 4yrs) Drink Me Eat Me, 250 - 252 King Street, W6 0SP

TWISTERS | GYM AND DANCE twisters.org.uk | 020 8933 9997 / 020 8840 4452 14.00 3-4yrs Gymkids. All abilities Acton Baptist Church, Church Rd, W3 8PP

TEMPO TOTS | MUSIC tempo-tots-sw.com 14.30 3-18mths 15.20 18mths-4yrs Mothercare, Kew Retail Park, TW9 4AD

ANGELA GRANT SCHOOL OF DANCE www.balletclasseslondon.co.uk | 07813 296 221 15.45 2½-4yrs pre-school ballet Victoria Hall, Victoria House, Becklow Rd, W12 9HB

AMANDA’S ACTION CLUB | FUN, FITNESS & MUSIC amandasactionclub.co.uk | 01895 623 999 15.45 with Amanda Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, W4 4JN

FRANCES LUNDY SCHOOL OF DANCE franceslundyschoolofdance.co.uk | 07956 312 662 16.15 4-5yrs pre-primary ballet The Hayloft, 3 Bond Street, W4 1QZ

FRIDAYS THE LITTLE GYM | GYMNASTICS thelittlegym.eu/chiswick | 020 8994 3729 From 09.15 4mths-5yrs Various classes Hartington Rd (off A316), W4 3AN

TWISTERS | GYM AND DANCE twisters.org.uk | 020 8933 9997 09.15 6mths-3yrs Drop-in gym 10.30 3-4yrs Dance Drama Acton Baptist Church Hall, Church Road, W3 8PP

GYMBOREE gymboree-uk.com/f/chiswick | 07967 835 059 From 09.30 Newborn-5yrs Various classes Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, W4 4JN

CADENZA | MUSIC cadenzaclasses.com 09.30 Drink Me Eat Me, 250 - 252 King Street, W6 0SP

FRIDAY FRIENDS | PLAYGROUP gunnersburybaptistchurch.org | 020 8987 2965 09.30 0-4yrs. Term-time only Gunnersbury Baptist Church, Wellesley Road, W4 4BE

AMANDA’S ACTION CLUB | FUN, FITNESS & MUSIC amandasactionclub.co.uk | 01895 623 999 09.45 & 10.30 4mths-4yrs 11.30 4-2mths Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, W4 4JN

THE MUSIC HOUSE FOR CHILDREN musichouseforchildren.co.uk | 020 8932 2652 09.30 0-3yrs The Music House for Children, 306 Uxbridge Rd, W12 7LJ

PLAY MANDARIN lbhf.gov.uk | 020 8753 3842 10.00 0-4yrs 2nd & 4th Friday of the month Shepherds Bush Library, 6 Wood Lane, W12 7BF


BABIES & PRE-SCHOOLERS ...FRIDAYS

SATURDAYS

KITE STUDIOS | ART

THE LITTLE GYM | GYMNASTICS

kitestudios.org | 020 8576 6278 09.45, 10.45 & 13.45 18mths-3yrs Art for Little Ones 2b Bassein Park Road, W12 9RY

thelittlegym.eu/chiswick | 020 8994 3729 From 08.30 Various classes 4mths to 5yrs Hartington Rd (off A316), W4 3AN

MINI MULTIPLES | TWINS/ TRIPLETS CLUB younghounslow.info | 020 8583 5603 10.00 Newborn-Under 5yrs Chiswick Children’s Centre, 9 Devonshire Street, W4 2AY

MUSIC HOUSE FOR CHILDREN musichouseforchildren.co.uk | 020 8932 2652 10.00 0-2yrs 10.45 2-3yrs Musical and Movement The Music House for Children, 306 Uxbridge Rd, W12 7LJ

BABY YOGA westlondonbabies.com | 07815 742 824 10.30 Chiswick

BABBLEBUGS | MUSIC info@babblebugs.co.uk 10.45 0-3yrs Drink Me Eat Me, 250 - 252 King Street, W6 0SP

LITTLE KICKERS | FOOTBALL littlekickers.co.uk | 07557 123 124 08.30 1½-2yrs 3mths; 09.15 2-3½ yrs; 10.15 & 11.15 3½-5yrs. Hogarth Community Centre, Duke Rd, W4 2JR

FRANCES LUNDY SCHOOL OF DANCE franceslundyschoolofdance.co.uk | 07956 312 662 09.15 4-5yrs Pre-primary Ballet; 10.45 2-5yrs Tiny Tots & Modern. The Hayloft, 3 Bond Street, W4 1QZ

LITTLE RUGBY littlerugby.co.uk 09.30 2-3½yrs Junior Rugby; 10.30 3-5yrs Mighty Rugby. Hogarth Youth Ctr, Duke Rd, W4 2JR

CHISWICK LIBRARY STORYTIME hounslow.info | 020 8994 1008 11.00 0-5yrs. Term-time only Dukes Avenue, W4 2AB

PARKOUR GENERATIONS | FREE RUNNING

lbhf.gov.uk | 020 8753 3863 11.00 Stories & Rhymes Askew Road Library, 87/91 Askew Rd, W12 9AS

CROUCHING TIGER KARATE crouchingtigerkarate.co.uk | 07734 655 057 16.00 4yrs+ Tiger Cubs Karate The Dukes Meadows Community Centre, Alexandra Gardens, W4 2RX

FRANCES LUNDY SCHOOL OF DANCE franceslundyschoolofdance.co.uk | 07956 312 662 15.15 2-4yrs Baby Ballet The Hayloft, 3 Bond Street, W4 1QZ

lbhf.gov.uk | 020 8753 3842 11.00 Under 5yrs Shepherds Bush Library, 6 Wood Lane, W12 7BF

WILL TO WIN | TENNIS willtowin.co.uk/chiswick | 020 8994 1466 12.00 3-4yrs Mini Tots drop-in Will to Win Chiswick, Chiswick House Grounds (A4 Entrance), W4 2RP

ALBERT & FRIENDS INSTANT CIRCUS | FAMILY CIRCUS SKILLS albertandfriendsinstantcircus.co.uk | 020 8237 1170 / 020 8237 1030 10.30 15mths-7yrs St Alban’s Hall, Margravine Rd, W6 8HJ

SUNDAYS THE LITTLE GYM | GYMNASTICS thelittlegym.eu/chiswick | 020 8994 3729 From 09.00 4mths-5yrs Various classes Hartington Rd (off A316), W4 3AN

RICHMOND GYMNASTICS ASSOCIATION richmondgymnastics.co.uk | 020 8878 8682 09.00 4yrs+ General class 1 Townmead Road, Kew, TW9 4EL

MINI BOARDERS | SKATEBOARDING CLUB mylittleboarders.co.uk | 07801 824 688 14.30 4-5yrs Westway Sports Centre, 1 Crowthorne Rd, W10 6RP

THE LITTLE FOXES CLUB | MULTI-SPORT CLASSES thelittlefoxesclub.com | 0207 376 0006 18mths-4 yrs Football & Rugby Classes 10.00 - 11.00 & 11.00 - 12.00 Acton Park, Ravenscourt Park & Turnham Green

BABY BOUNCE

RHYME TIME

CHISWICK HAMMERSMITH ACTON SHEPHERDS BUSH

parkourgenerations.com 10.00 1-6yrs (for parent & child) Westminster Academy, 255 Harrow Road, W2 5EZ

KIDDIKICKS | FOOTBALL kiddikicks.co.uk | 020 7937 7965 10.30 2½-3½ yrs Runners 11.15 3.6-5yrs Racers April-October Kings House Sports Ground, W4 2RZ November-March Brentford Fountain Leisure Centre, TW8 0HJ

Sports Generation

ITALIAN STORY TIME lbhf.gov.uk | 020 8753 3820 10.30 Under 5yrs Hammersmith Library, Shepherds Bush Road, W6 7AT

ROCKS LANE | FOOTBALL COACHING rockslane.co.uk | 020 8994 1313 10.30 U4yrs A 11.00 Under 4yrs B. 16 week terms.

LITTLE STAGE ACADEMY (PSSA) pssa.co.uk | 07943 656 092 10.45 2½-4yrs Westside Community School, 8-30 Galena Rd, W6 0LT

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EALING

MONDAYS YMCA WEST LONDON | GYM ymcawestlondon.org | 020 8832 1576 09.00 0-3yrs Merry-go-round 11.20 3-4yrs Gym Kids 12.45 3-5yrs Toddler Football 15.00 2-3yrs Tumble&Stretch Term time only 25 St. Mary’s Rd, W5 5RE

LONDON BABY SWIM londonbabyswim.co.uk | 020 8400 9091 From 09.30 6wks-approx. 2yrs Baby swim level; 2-4yrs Advanced Toddler Osterley Centre, 178 Wood Lane , Isleworth, TW7 5EH

QUACKERS PLAYGROUP stjohnandstjames.org.uk 09.45 Under 4yrs Term time only St James Church, 32 St James Avenue, West Ealing, W13 9D

HOOLLABALOO hullabaloopuppetmusictheatre.co.uk | 07787 113 785 10.00 Under 4yrs 11.00 Under 18mths A Puppet Music Theatre Class The Duke of Kent, Pitshanger, Scotch Common, W13 8DL

GYMBOREE gymboree-uk.com | 07534 953 116 From 12.30 0-5yrs Play& Learn St Andrews United Reformed Church, Mount Park Road, W5 2RS

HARTBEEPS hartbeeps.com 12.45 Baby Beeps (sitting to toddling) 13.45 Baby Bells (newborn to sitting) 14.45 Baby Beeps (sitting to toddling) 15.45 Happy House (walking to 4yrs) The Foresters Pub 2 Leighton Rd, W13 9EP

INNOVATION DANCE innovationdancestudios.co.uk | 020 8998 2283 14.00 2-3yrs Melody Bear Tip Tap Toe & Groovy Moves (Modern and tap syllabus). Drop in Innovation Dance Studio, 96 Pitshanger Lane, W5 1QX

NOAH’S ARK PLAYGROUP stmaryshanwell.org.uk | 020 8567 6185 14.45 Under 4yrs. Term time only. Drop in, stay with your children St Mary’s Church Hall, 62 Greenford Ave, W7 3QP

WATERBABIES waterbabies.co.uk | 020 8427 4012 16.00 & 16.30 Baby swim classes St Ann’s School, Springfield Rd, Hanwell, W7 3JP Castlebar School, Hathaway Gdns, W13 0DH 40 CITYKIDSMAGAZINE.CO.UK

BABIES & PRE-SCHOOLERS SWIM EXPERT

BABY BOUNCE N RHYME

swimexpert.co.uk | 0330 111 2929 2yrs+ 1-2-1 swimming classes Novotel London Brentford, Great West Rd, TW8 0GP

ccslibraries.com | 020 3700 1080 11.30 0-2yrs Norholt Leisure Centre Library, Eastcote Lane North, Northolt, UB5 4AB

TUESDAYS

GYMBOREE

YMCA WEST LONDON | GYM ymcawestlondon.org | 020 8832 1576 09.30 2-3yrs Tumble&Stretch 10.25 1-2yrs Tinies Tumble 11.20 0-2yrs Baby Explorers 13.15 3-4yrs Gym Kids 14.15 2-3yrs Toddler Drumbeat Term time only. 25 St. Mary’s Rd, W5 5RE

TIPPITOES tippitoes-ealing.co.uk | 07590 493 293 09.30 Under 2yrs 10.30 & 14.00 Under 4yrs Music, Movement, Games, Messy Play Lammas Park Play Centre, Elers Rd, W13 9QD

HOOLLABALOO hullabaloopuppetmusictheatre.co.uk | 07787 113 785 09.30 Under 4yrs & 10.30 Under 18mths A Puppet Music Theatre Class Plough Inn, Northfields, 297 Northfield Ave, W5 4XB

gymboree-uk.com | 07534 953 116 From 14.00 0-5yrs Music. St Andrews United Reformed Church, Mount Park Rd, W5 2RS

HARTBEEPS hartbeeps.com 14.00 Baby Bells (newborn to sitting; 15.00 Baby Beeps (sitting to toddling) 16.00 Happy House (walking to 4yrs) The Foresters Pub 2 Leighton Rd, W13 9EP

ANNA DAVYDOVA DANCE SCHOOL annadavydova.co.uk | 07769 680 056 17.15 3-5yrs Tiny Tots Ballet St. Andrews Church Centre, Mount Park Road, Ealing, W5 2RS

SWIM EXPERT

JUMPING JELLYBEANS jumpingjellybeans.co.uk | 07970 106 888 10.00 Under 4yrs 11.00 4-18mths Drop in music class Northfields Community Centre, 71A Northcroft Rd, W13

GREAT AND SMALL STAY & PLAY 10.00 Under 4yrs St Paul’s Church, Ridley Ave, Ealing, W13 9XW

TODDLER STORY TIME SESSIONS

BABY BOUNCE N RHYME

ymcawestlondon.org | 020 8832 1576 09.15 2-3yrs Tiptoe with Me 11.10 0-2yrs Baby Explorers 13.00 3-4yrs Tiny Tiptoes 14.00 3-4yrs Gym Kids. Term time only. 25 St. Mary’s Rd, W5 5RE

stjohnandstjames.org.uk 10.00 Under 4yrs. Term time only St John’s Church Crypt, Mattock Lane, W13 9LA

HANWELL PLAYGROUP

JUMPING JELLYBEANS

HOOLLABALOO

jumpingjellybeans.co.uk | 07970 106 888 10.00 Under 4yrs 11.00 4 -18mths. Drop in music class Northfields Community Centre, 71A Northcroft Rd, W13

hullabaloopuppetmusictheatre.co.uk | 07787 11 3785 09.30 Under 4yrs & 10.30 Under 18mths A Puppet Music Theatre Class Plough Inn, 297 Northfield Ave, W5 4XB

HANWELL ACTION SONGS AND RHYMES

LONDON BABY SWIM

innovationdancestudios.co.uk | 020 8998 2283 10.30 18mths-2yrs Melody Bear Baby Ballet (Melody Movement syllabus) Drop in Innovation Dance Studio, 96 Pitshanger Lane, W5 1QX

footyfun4kidslondon.com | 07957 360 742 09.45 2-4yrs Football and Multi skills Kingsdown Methodist Church, Northfield’s Ave, W13 9PR

WEDNESDAYS

londonbabyswim.co.uk | 020 8400 9091 From 09.30 6wks-approx. 2yrs Baby swim level; 2-4yrs Advanced Toddler Osterley Centre, 178 Wood Lane , Isleworth, TW7 5EH

INNOVATION DANCE

FF4K MINI KICKERS

ccslibraries.com | 0203 700 1052 10.00 2-4yrs Ealing Central Library, 103 Broadway Centre, W5 5JY)

YMCA WEST LONDON | GYM

stmellitushanwell.com | 020 3067 0035 10.30 under 5yrs. Term time only St Mellitus Church, 1 Church Rd, W7 3BA

thecreationstation.co.uk | 0844 854 6964 09.45 15mths-5yrs 10.50 5-14mths Arts and Crafts classes St. Mary’s Church Hall, 62 Greenford Ave, Hanwell, W7 3Q

swimexpert.co.uk | 0330 111 2929 2yrs+ 1-2-1 swimming classes Novotel London Brentford, Great West Rd, TW8 0GP

LONDON BABY SWIM

SNIPS PLAYGROUP

THE CREATION STATION

hanwellmethodist.info | 020 8991 1913 09.30 Under 5yrs Methodist Church, Church Rd, W7 1DJ

londonbabyswim.co.uk | 020 8400 9091 From 09.30 6wks-approx.2yrs Baby swim level; 2-4yrs Advanced Toddler Osterley Centre, 178 Wood Lane , Isleworth, TW7 5EH

TIPPITOES tippitoes-ealing.co.uk | 07590 493 293 09.30 Under 4yrs 14.30 Under 2yrs Music, Movement, Games, Messy Play Lammas Park Play Centre, Elers Rd, Ealing, W13 9 QD

ccslibraries.com | 020 3700 1065 10.30 Babies and toddlers West Ealing Library, Melbourne Avenue, W13 9BT

INNOVATION DANCE innovationdancestudios.co.uk | 020 8998 2283 10.30 9 mths-2+yrs Action Kids (Singing and Dancing). Drop in. Innovation Dance Studio, 96 Pitshanger Lane, W5 1QX

BABY BUMPKIN YOGA innovationdancestudios.co.uk | 020 8998 2283 11.10 6wks-1yr Innovation Dance Studios, 96 Pitshanger Lane, W5 1QX

BABY BOUNCE N RHYME ccslibraries.com | 020 3700 1059 11.30 0-2yrs Southall Library, 1e Green, Southall, Middlesex, UB2 4BQ

GYMBOREE gymboree-uk.com | 07534 953 116 From 14.00 0-5yrs Music, Singing and Signing, Art. St Andrews United Reformed Church, Mount Park Rd, Ealing, W5 2RS

BABY BOUNCE N RHYME ccslibraries.com | 020 3700 1062 14.30 0-2yrs Greenford Library, Oldfield Lane South, UB6 9LG


BABIES & PRE-SCHOOLERS ...WEDNESDAYS

THE CREATION STATION

TODDLER STORY TIME SESSIONS

ealingschoolofdance.co.uk | 07885 417 542 16.00 2½-4yrs Nursery Ballet Ealing Town Hall, Uxbridge Rd, W5 2BY

thecreationstation.co.uk | 0844 854 6964 10.00 15mths-5yrs 11.00 5-14mths Arts and Crafts classes The Grosvenor Pub, 127 Oaklands Road, Hanwell, W7 2DT

WATERBABIES

INNOVATION DANCE

EALING SCHOOL OF DANCE

innovationdancestudios.co.uk | 020 8998 2283 10.00 1-2+yrs Little Shakers (Music & Movement) 10.45 2yrs+ Little Shakers (Music & Movement) 14.00 18 mths-2yrs Melody Bear Baby Ballet (Melody Movement syllabus) Drop in Innovation Dance Studio, 96 Pitshanger Lane, Ealing, W5 1QX

ealingschoolofdance.co.uk | 07885 417 542 14.45 18mths-2½yrs Little Footsteps 15.30 2-4yrs Nursery Ballet Ealing Green Church, W5 5QT

EALING SCHOOL OF DANCE

waterbabies.co.uk | 020 8427 4012 16.00 & 16.30 Baby swim classes St Ann’s School, Springfield Rd, Hanwell, W7 3JP Castlebar School, Hathaway Gardens, W13 0DH

SWIM EXPERT swimexpert.co.uk | 0330 111 2929 2yrs+ 1-2-1 swimming classes Novotel London Brentford, Great West Rd, TW8 0GP

BABY BOUNCE N RHYME

THURSDAYS YMCA WEST LONDON | GYM ymcawestlondon.org | 020 8832 1576 09.15 1-2yrs Tinies Tumble 10.20 3-4yrs Tinie Tiptoes 11.20 2-3yrs Tumble&Stretch 13.00 5wks-pre-crawlers Baby Massage 14.10 3-4yrs Gym Kids. Term time only 25 St. Mary’s Road, Ealing, W5 5RE

LONDON BABY SWIM

ccslibraries.com | 020 3700 1076 10.30 Babies and toddlers Hanwell Library, Cherington Rd, W7 3HL

BABY BOUNCE N RHYME ccslibraries.com | 020 3700 1090 10.30 Babies and toddlers Perivale Library, Horsenden Lane South, UB6 7NT

TODDLER STORY TIME SESSIONS

londonbabyswim.co.uk | 020 8400 9091 From 09.30 6wks-approx. 2yrs Baby swim level; 2-4yrs Advanced Toddler Osterley Centre, 178 Wood Lane , Isleworth, TW7 5EH

ccslibraries.com | 020 3700 1090 10.30 Babies and toddlers Perivale Library, Horsenden Lane South, UB6 7NT

GYMBOREE

ccslibraries.com | 020 3700 1088 11.00 0-2yrs Jubilee Gardens Library, Jubilee Gardens, UB1 2TJ

gymboree-uk.com | 07534 953 116 From 09.30 0-5yrs Music, Play and Learn, Art St Andrews United Reformed Church, Mount Park Road, Ealing, W5 2RS

SOUND GENERATION EDUCATION soundgeneration.org.uk | 020 3344 2310 09.45 0-2yrs 10.30 2-4yrs Music sessions. Drop in. St Paul’s Church, Ridley Ave, Ealing, W13 9XW

JUMPING JELLYBEANS jumpingjellybeans.co.uk | 07970 106 888 10.00 Under 4yrs 11.00 4-8mths Drop in music class Northfields Community Centre, 71A Northcroft Rd, W13

SNIPS PLAYGROUP stjohnandstjames.org.uk 10.00 Under 4yrs. Term time only St John’s Church Crypt, Mattock Lane, West Ealing, W13 9LA

BABY BOUNCE N RHYME

BABY BOUNCE N RHYME ccslibraries.com | 020 3700 1082 11.00 0-2yrs Northfields Library, Northfields Avenue, W5 4UA

FF4K MINI KICKERS footyfun4kidslondon.com | 07957360742 13.45 2-4yrs Football and Multi skills Kingsdown Methodist Church, Northfield’s Ave, W13 9PR

TODDLER STORY TIME SESSIONS ccslibraries.com | 020 3700 1059 14.00 2-4yrs Southall Library, 112 The Green, Southall, Middlesex, UB2 4BQ

TODDLER STORY TIME SESSIONS

ccslibraries.com | 020 3700 1086 14.30 2-4yrs Pitshanger Library, 143-145 Pitshanger Lane, W5 1RH

SWIM EXPERT swimexpert.co.uk | 0330 111 2929 2yrs+ 1-2-1 swimming classes Novotel London Brentford, Great West Rd, TW8 0GP

FRIDAYS YMCA WEST LONDON | GYM ymcawestlondon.org | 020 8832 1576 09.30 2-3yrs Tumble&Stretch 10.25 3-5yrs Toddler Football 11.15 3-4yrs Gym Kids 12.10 1-2yrs Merry-go -round 14.00 3-5yrs Gym Kids (Advanced) 15.00 1-2yrs Tinies Tumble. Term time only 25 St. Mary’s Road, Ealing, W5 5RE

LONDON BABY SWIM londonbabyswim.co.uk | 020 8400 9091 From 09.30 6wks-approx. 2yrs Baby swim level; 2-4yrs Advanced Toddler Osterley Centre, 178 Wood Lane, Isleworth, TW7 5EH

TIPPITOES tippitoes-ealing.co.uk | 07590 493 293 09.30 Under 4yrs 11.00 Under 18mths Music, Movement, Games, Messy Play Lammas Park Play Centre, Elers Rd, Ealing, W13 9 QD

HULLABALOO shbchurch.org.uk | 020 8840 3855 09.45 Under 4yrs Toddler & Babies playgroup South Hanwell Baptist Church, Boston Rd, Hanwell, W7 2HJ

EALING JUMPING JELLYBEANS jumpingjellybeans.co.uk | 07970 106 888 10.00 Under 4yrs 11.00 4-8mths Drop in music class. Northfields Community Centre, 71A Northcroft Rd, W13

GYMBOREE gymboree-uk.com | 07534 953 116 From 10.00 0-5yrs Art, Play and Learn. St Andrews United Reformed Church, Mount Park Rd, Ealing, W5 2RS

BABY BOUNCE N RHYME ccslibraries.com | 020 3700 1052 10.00 0-2yrs Ealing Central Library, 103 Broadway Centre, W5 5JY

BABY BOUNCE N RHYME ccslibraries.com | 020 3700 1078 10.00 2-4yrs Northolt Library, Church Rd, UB5 5AS

BABY BOUNCE N RHYME ccslibraries.com | 020 3700 1084 10.30 0-2yrs Wood End Library, Whitton Avenue West, Greenford, UB6 0EE

TODDLER STORY TIME SESSIONS ccslibraries.com | 020 3700 1088 14.30 2-4yrs Jubilee Gardens Library, Jubilee Gardens, UB1 2TJ

BABY BUMPKIN YOGA innovationdancestudios.co.uk | 020 8998 2283 16.30 2½-6yrs Innovation Dance Studios, 96 Pitshanger Lane, W5 1QX

SWIM EXPERT swimexpert.co.uk | 0330 111 2929 2yrs+ 1-2-1 swimming classes Novotel London Brentford, Great West Rd, TW8 0GP

BRIGHT STARS brightstarsuk.com| 09.45 & 15.00 0-2yrs Sing & Sign St Saviours, Wendell Park, Church Hall, Cobbold Rd, W12 9LN

TODDLER STORY TIME SESSIONS ccslibraries.com | 020 3700 1078 10.00 2-4yrs Northolt Library, Church Rd, UB5 5AS

ccslibraries.com | 020 3700 1062 14.30 2-4yrs Greenford Library, Oldfield Lane South, UB6 9LG

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EALING

SATURDAYS WATERBABIES waterbabies.co.uk | 020 8427 4012 From 08.30 Baby swim classes Castlebar School, Hathaway Gardens, Ealing, W13 0DH

YOURSTAGE DRAMA yourstagedrama.com | 07580 474 638 09.00 3-5yrs Dance & drama . St Augustine’s Priory, Hillcrest Rd, W5 2JL

SA DANCE sa-dance.co.uk | 07863 555 817 09.00 2-4yrs Ballet; 09.30 2-4yrs Dance. Ealing Town Hall, Telfer Room, New Broadway, Ealing, W5 2BY

EALING JUNIOR MUSIC SCHOOL ejms.org.uk | 020 8930 0579 From 09.00 From 3yrs Musicianship – Introduction to Music Twyford Church of England School, Twyford Crescent, W3 9PP

LITTLE KICKERS littlekickers.co.uk | 07557 123 124 09.05 18 mths-2yrs 3 mths Little Kicks 09.50 2yrs 3mths-3.5yrs Junior Kickers 3.5yrs-5yrs Mighty Kickers Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls, Queen’s Drive, W3 0HW

FOOTY FUN 4 KIDS (FF4K) footyfun4kidslondon.com | 07957360742 09.15 2-4yrs Saturday Morning Club Drop in. Kingsdown Methodist Church, Northfield’s Ave, W13 9PR

LONDON BABY SWIM londonbabyswim.co.uk | 020 8400 9091 From 09.30 6wks-approx. 2yrs Baby swim level; 2-4yrs Beginners Toddler; 2-4yrs Advanced Toddler Osterley Centre, 178 Wood Lane , Isleworth, TW7 5EH

TIPPITOES

BABIES & PRE-SCHOOLERS TODDLER STORY TIME SESSIONS ccslibraries.com | 020 3700 1082 11.00 2-4yrs Northfields Library, Northfields Avenue, W5 4UA

ANNA DAVYDOVA DANCE SCHOOL annadavydova.co.uk | 07769 680 056 13.30 3-5yrs Tiny Tots Ballet St. Andrews Church Centre, Mount Park Rd, Ealing, W5 2RS

TODDLER STORY TIME SESSIONS ccslibraries.com | 020 3700 1086 14.30 2-4yrs Pitshanger Library, 143-145 Pitshanger Lane, W5 1RH

SUNDAYS GRASSHOPPERS RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB grasshoppersrfc.com | 020 8568 0010 09.30 3-6yrs Knee-highs MacFarlane Lane, Isleworth, TW7 5PN

LONDON BABY SWIM londonbabyswim.co.uk | 020 8400 9091 From 09.30 6wks-approx. 2yrs Baby swim level; 2-4yrs Beginners Toddler; 2-4yrs Advanced Toddler Osterley Centre, 178 Wood Lane , Isleworth, TW7 5EH

EALING TRAILFINDERS RUGBY CLUB ealingrugby.co.uk | 020 8799 0404 12.00 3-4yrs Castle Bar, Vallis Way, West Ealing, W13 0DD

SWIM EXPERT swimexpert.co.uk | 0330 111 2929 2yrs+ 1-2-1 swimming classes Novotel London Brentford, Great West Rd, TW8 0GP

tippitoes-ealing.co.uk | 07590 493 293 09.30 Under 2s; 10.30 Under 5s Music, Movement, Games, Messy Play Lammas Park Play Centre, Elers Rd, Ealing, W13 9 QD

BABY BOUNCE N RHYME ccslibraries.com | 020 3700 1088 11.00 0-2yrs Jubilee Gardens Library, Jubilee Gardens, UB1 2TJ

TODDLER STORY TIME SESSIONS ccslibraries.com | 020 3700 1084 11.00 4-7yrs Wood End Library, Whitton Avenue West, Greenford, UB6 0EE

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Little Kickers


LITTLE & BIG KIDS ADVENTURE BRENTFORD ARMY CADET FORCE 203brentfordacf.co.uk | 020 8568 6044 Adventurous activities & military skills 203 Brentford (RLC) Cadet Centre, Windmill Rd, W5 4BT SUN

ART BROOK GREEN ART CLASSES brookgreenart.com | 07951 845 180 8yrs+ term - time portfolio & scholarship preparation

CUBS, SCOUTS, BROWNIES 1ST CHISWICK BROWNIES girlguiding.org.uk Term-time only Oxford Rd North (Scout Hut) THUR

imagineartclub.co.uk | 07534 240 509 Art classes for 5-12yrs, guided museum visits for children. St Gregory’s School, W5 MON Montpelier School, W5 TUE WED Hanwell Community Centre, W7 SAT

KITE STUDIOS kitestudios.org | 020 8576 6278 5yrs +Young Art Studio M W, Stitch & Print T, Nature to Numbers – Art in a story W, Create in Clay TH, Portfolio into secondary TH, Art in Spanish F, GCSE & A-level Portfolio, Duke of Edinburg 2B Bassein Park Rd, W12 9RY MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

MAKERS AND SHAKERS makersandshakers.co.uk | 07773 795 654 5-8yrs Arts & Crafts Our Lady & St John’s Church, Boston Park Rd, Brentford, TW8 9JF TUE St Gregory’s School, Ealing, W5 THU Mount Carmel School, Little Ealing Lane, W5 4EA FRI

CRAFT

BADGER & EARL badgerandearl.com Knitting, sewing, craft 14A Sutton Court Rd, W4 4NG TUE SAT

CERAMICS CAFÉ ceramicscafe.com | 020 8810 4422 6 Argyle Rd, W13 8AB

ASKEW ROAD LIBRARY lbhf.gov.uk | 020 8753 3863 8-12yrs Chatterbooks term-time only MON SAT 8-12yrs Games Club once a month THU

6TH CHISWICK BROWNIES

HAMMERSMITH LIBRARY

girlguiding.org.uk Term-time only Chiswick Methodist Church, Sutton Court Rd, W4 4HH TUES

Homework Club THU

THU FRI SAT

IMAGINE ART CLUB

LIBRARIES

7TH CHISWICK BROWNIES girlguiding.org.uk Term-time only St Albans Hall, South Parade, W4 5LG MON

11TH CHISWICK BROWNIES girlguiding.org.uk Term-time only St Michael’s Church, Elmwood, W4 3DY FRI

6TH CHISWICK RAINBOWS girlguiding.org.uk Term-time only Oxford Rd North (Scout Hut) WED

7TH CHISWICK RAINBOWS girlguiding.org.uk Term-time only St Albans Hall, South Parade, W4 5LG MON

6TH CHISWICK GUIDES girlguiding.org.uk Term-time only Chiswick Methodist Church, Sutton Court Rd, W4 4HH TUES

20TH CHISWICK SCOUT GROUP 20th-chiswick-scouts.blogspot.co.uk Term time only Beavers, Cubs, Scouts & Explorers The Ranch, Chiswick, House Car Park, Ellesmere Rd, W4 2QN MON WED THU

BROWNIES stmellitushanwell.com | 020 3067 0035 7-10yrs St Mellitus Church, 1 Church Rd, W7 3BA WED

LANGUAGES

LINK CHINESE ACADEMY linkchinese.co.uk | 020 3665 3942 SAT

lbhf.gov.uk | 020 8753 3820 Poetry Club TUE

Art Club every two weeks THU

SHEPHERDS BUSH

CHISWICK HAMMERSMITH ACTON SHEPHERDS BUSH EALING QUESTORS YOUNG MUSICIANS CLUB qymc.org Instrumental tuition and concerts Little Ealing Primary School, W5 SAT

NUMERACY KUMON kumon.co.uk Acton Central, St Mary’s Church Hall, 1 The Mount, W3 9NW 020 8998 3379 MON WED

lbhf.gov.uk | 020 8753 3842 Homework Club term-time only MON

Acton West, West Acton Youth & Community Ctr, Churchill Grdns, W3 0JN TUE SAT

Craft Club term-time only TUE

Chiswick Town Hall, W4 4JN 020 8876 9954 MON TUE

Storytime WED

MUSIC CHISWICK SATURDAY MUSIC CENTRE

Ealing Broadway, St Peters Church Hall, Mount Park Rd, W5 2RU TUE THU Ealing South, Polygon Centre, St Mary’s Road, W5 5RH TUE FRI SAT

chiswicksaturdaymusic.org.uk | 07513 012 373 All ages, individual and group music lessons. Chiswick School, Burlington Lane, W4 3UN SAT

Ealing West, Pitshanger Methodist Church, W5 1QP TUE THU SAT

DAVE DJEMBE DRUMMING

Masbro Centre, 87 Masbro Rd, W14 0LR 020 3397 8581 WED FRI

07539 323 590 African drumming 4yrs+ CTA Chiswick, Belmont Rd Hogarth Youth Centre WED FRI

THE BAND PROJECT 07771 456 955 8-11yrs & 11yrs+ live performance and band-based course Arch 196, W6 0XT SAT

EALING JUNIOR MUSIC SCHOOL ejms.org.uk | 020 8930 0579 3yrs+ Term-time classes Twyford C of E High School SAT

THE MUSIC HOUSE FOR CHILDREN musichouseforchildren.co.uk |020 8932 2652 Drop-in and instrumental tuition 0-14yrs 306 Uxbridge Rd, W12 St John’s, Lansdowne Crescent, W11 2NN

St Stephen’s Church Hall, Coverdale Rd, W12 8JJ 020 3002 0735 TUE

Northfields, Northfields Community Centre, W13 9SS MON THU SAT

NUMBERWORKSNWORDS numberworksnwords.co.uk 86A Chiswick High Rd, W4 1SY 020 8994 9168 MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT 19 Alexandria Road, W13 0NP 020 8840 8404 MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

PERFORMANCE DANCE ACTON BALLET SCHOOL actonballetschool.co.uk | 020 8992 6891 Ruskin Hall, 16 Church Rd, W6 0XT MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

PELICAN MUSIC pelican-music.co.uk | 07540 494 929 Choir, instrumental tuition and performance. 8yrs+ St Stephen’s CE Primary W12 CITYKIDSMAGAZINE.CO.UK 43


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PERFORMANCE DANCE

LITTLE & BIG KIDS EALING SCHOOL OF DANCE

URBAN ACES

ealingschoolofdance.co.uk | 07885 417 542 4yrs+ (2yrs ballet) RAD syllabus ballet and tap Town Hall, Uxbridge Rd, W5 2BY

urbanacesuk.com 4-7yrs Dance & Drama Club. Little Aces 8-12yrs Urban Movers 13-17yrs The Dance Crew; 11-17yrs The Drama Club Askew Rd Church, Bassein Park Rd, W12 9RN SAT

Ealing Green Church, W5 5QT WED THU

ANGELA GRANT SCHOOL OF DANCE FRANCES LUNDY SCHOOL OF balletclasseslondon.co.uk | 07813 296 221 DANCE After-school RAD Ballet St Dunstan’s Hall, Friar’s Place Lane, W3 7AW WED The Park Club, W3 7HB TUE Drink Me Eat Me, W6 0SP WED Victoria Hall, Becklow Rd, W12 9HB THU

ANNA DAVYDOVA DANCE SCHOOL annadavydova.co.uk | 07769 680 056 3-9yrs Ballet St. Andrews Church Centre, Mount Park Rd, Ealing, W5 2RS

ARCH 197 arch197.com | 020 8987 8788 Street dance, flamenco & ballet Prebend Gardens, Stamford Brook,,W6 0XT MON SAT

ARTS ED artsed.co.uk | 020 8987 6666 4yrs+ Ballet, street jazz, hip-hop, flamenco 14 Bath Rd, W4 1LY SAT

CAROLINE LESTER SCHOOL OF DANCE carolinelesterschoolofdance.co.uk | 020 3673 9421 4yrs+ ISDT syllabus Dukes Meadow Community Hall, Alexandra Gardens, W4 2RX WED

DAKODA’S DANCE ACADEMY dakodasdanceacademy.com | 020 8579 8268 2yrs+ RAD ballet, street jazz, jazz, commercial Ealing Dance Studio, above Sainsbury’s West Ealing W13 9DJ TUE

DANCE GALLERY

franceslundyschoolofdance.co.uk | 07956 312 662 4yrs+ Ballet,Tap & Modern; Gymnastics The Hayloft, 3 Bond St. W4 1QZ MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

FUNKY MOVES DANCE funkymovesdance.com | 07810 431 101 Street dance Itsu Butterfly Bar, 100 Notting Hill Gate, W11 3QA

INNOVATION DANCE EALING innovationdancestudios.co.uk | 020 8998 2283 4yrs+ RAD syllabus ballet, tap, jazz, modern and street dance Innovation Dance Studio, 96 Pitshanger Lane, W5 1QX MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN

NEW DANCE VENTURES newdanceventures.com | 07766 816 308 11yrs+ contemporary dance Grove Park Studios, W4 3HR TUE

PASSION DANCE ACADEMY passiondanceacademy.com | 07882 413428 4yrs+ Acro gymnastics Alec Reed Academy, Norholt, UB5 5LQ TUE SAT

PLEASING DANCE SCHOOL OF BALLET pleasingdance.co.uk | 020 7794 0905 2.5yrs+ RAD ballet Hammersmith Christian Fellowship Hall, Dalling Rd, W6 TUE WED Ellen Wilkinson School, Queens Drive, W3 SAT

THE ITALIA CONTI RUISLIP italiacontiruislip.co.uk | 0208 839 8747 4yrs+ Ballet, modern, tap, gymnastics Ruislip High School, HA4 0BY SAT

THE LONDON SCHOOL OF BALLET

WEST LONDON SCHOOL OF DANCE westlondonschoolofdance.co.uk | 020 8743 3856 4yrs+ Ballet, tap, jazz, singing 58 Bulwer Street, W12 8AP Du Boisson Studios, 25 Bulwer St, W12 8AR MON TUE WED THU FRI

THEATRE CHISWICK THEATRE ARTS chiswicktheatrearts.com | 020 8742 2861 Term-time musical theatre, ballet, modern, tap, street dance MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

CENTRE STAGE WORKSHOPS tabardtheatre.co.uk | 020 8995 6035 8-11yrs Tabard Theatre, Bath Rd, W4 1LW

ESTA estatheatreschool.com | 020 8742 2843 6-17yrs Ravenscourt Park Prep, W6 0SL SAT

HAYA watermans.org.uk 8-12yrs Youth Theatre with voice & speech training, audition technique, stage combat Watermans, 40 High St, TW8 0DS THU FRI

LOVE IT PERFORMING ARTS loveitperformingarts.co.uk | 07595 470 865 Salvation Army Hall, 21-23 Dalling Rd, W6 0JB FRI

MAKE BELIEVE makebelievegroup.co.uk | 020 8550 1888 Term-time drama 3-18yrs

PERFORM perform.org.uk | 020 7255 9120 4-12yrs+ Drama and dance Westway Sports And Fitness, 1 Thorpe Close, W10 5XL THU

www.dancegallery.co.uk Tap, street, hip hop, contemporary, musical theatre St Stephen’s Church, St Stephens Rd, Ealing W13 8HB MON TUE WED THU

londonschoolofballet.co.uk | 07794 943 034 5yrs+ RAD and Cecchetti Ealing Quaker Meeting House, W5 2SE MON TUE All Saints Church, W5 3JH WED

St Andrew’s Church Hall, W14 9SX THU

DYNAMIC DANCE

St Martin’s Church Hall, W3 9SQ THU

St Mary’s West Kensington, W14 9BA FRI

dynamicdance.org.uk | 07879 206 417 3-13yrs Modern dance New Chiswick Pool, W4 2RG 44 CITYKIDSMAGAZINE.CO.UK

Brook Green, Masbro Children’s Centre,87 Masbro Rd, W14 0LR SAT

St Peter’s Hall,59A Portobello Rd, W11 3DB WED FRI

Askew Road Church, W12 9RN TUE Arch 197, 75 Prebend Gardens, W6 0XT THU Arts Educational Schools, 14 Bath Rd, W4 1LY SUN Chiswick Town Hall, W4 4JN TUE Ark Priory Primary Academy, Acton Lane, W3 8NR MON All Saints Church, Elm Grove Rd, W5 3JH THU Kew Community Centre, St Luke’s in the Avenue, TW9 2AJ THU Brentford Methodist Church, Clifden Rd, TW8 0PB MON St Barnabas Millennium Hall, Pitshangar Lane, W5 1QG MON TUE WED SAT St Paul’s Church Hall, W13 9XW FRI

POP SCHOOL & STAGE ACADEMY pssa.co.uk | 07943 656 092 5-6yrs Little Stage Academy; 7-16yrs PSSA Stage Academy & 11-16yrs Commercial street jazz Westside Community School, 8-30 Galena Rd, W6 0LT SAT 5-7yrs PSSA Drink Me Eat Me, King St, W6 0SP TUE

QUESTORS questors.org.uk 6-18yrs Questors Youth Theatre 12 Mattock Lane, W5 5BQ MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

SCHOOL OF COMEDY 07912 222 670 Stand-up, improvisation 4yrs+ Chiswick Notting Hill

SONG ACADEMY songacademy.co.uk | 07710 023 743 8+yrs Song writing Arts Ed, 14 Bath Rd, W4 1LY MON Holy Trinity Church, Brook Green, W6 7BL THU

STAGECOACH stagecoach.co.uk 4-18yrs Chiswick Strand on the Green School, Thames Rd, W4 3NX 020 3394 0818 FRI William Hogarth School, Duke Rd, W4 2JR SAT


LITTLE & BIG KIDS ...STAGECOACH Addison Primary School, Addison Gdns, Blythe Rd, W14 0DT FRI St Barnabas &St Philips School, 58 Earls Court Rd, W8 6EJ SAT 6-18yrs Main school Kew 020 8487 1456 FRI

THEATRE STUDIO WEST theatrestudiowest.co.uk | 020 8616 8846 6yrs+ Acton Baptist Church, W3 8PP SAT

THE BUNBANTER THEATRE COMPANY bunbanter.com | 020 313 7 7914 4-16yrs Term time only. 29a Junction Rd, Ealing, W5 4XP SAT

SPORT ATHLETICS ST MARY’S RICHMOND AC smrac.org.uk 8yrs+ term-time St Mary’s University Running Track,TW1 4SX THU

THAMES VALLEY HARRIERS

READING / STORYTELLING MEET UP, TWEET UP, SWICH & ACT UP meetup.com/meetuptweetup Drama storymaking workshops with Swishing for grown ups. Starts 19 April. The Coffee Traveller, 58 Thames Rd, W4 3RE TUE

WATERSTONES CHISWICK waterstones.com/bookshops/chiswick 5yrs+ storytelling WED

SCIENCE / S.T.E.M MINI ENGINEERS mini-engineers.com 5-11yrs Lego construction & coding Imperial College London, SW7 2AZ SAT

RICHER EDUCATION richereducation.co.uk | 020 3059 7907 5yrs+ Science; 7yrs+ Robotics; 8yrs+ Civil engineering Imperial College London, SW7 2AZ SAT

FOOTY FUN 4 KIDS

footyfun4kidslondon.com | 0795 7360 742 4-12yrs Saturday Morning Club Drop in. Kingsdown Methodist Church, Northfield’s Ave, W13 9PR SAT

FULHAM FC

thamesvalleyharriers.coom | 07951 927 724 8yrs+ Linford Christie Centre, W!2 SAT

soccerschools.fulhamfc.com | 0870 442 5432 Boys & girls 3-14yrs Bishops Park, SW6 MON SAT

CLIMBING

KEW PARK RANGERS

WESTWAY CLIMBING westwaysportcentre.org.uk | 020 8969 0992 5yrs+ after-school sessions; 12yrs+ Westway Sport Centre, 1 Crowthorne Rd, W10 6RP

YOURSTAGE DRAMA yourstagedrama.com | 07580 474638 6-16yrs Dance & drama St Augustine’s Priory, Hillcrest Rd, W5 2JL SAT

University of Westminster Sports Ground, Hartington Rd, W3 3UH SAT

CRICKET CHISWICK CC chiswickcc.co.uk 6yrs+ Riverside Drive, W4 2SP TUE SAT SUN

CHISWICK & WHITTON CC chiswickandwhitton.org 11yrs+ Whitton Park & Chiswick House

kewparkrangers.co.uk | 020 8940 9882 Under 4/5, U10 boys & U10 girls. September to May North Sheen Recreation Ground, TW9 4HA

KIDDIKICKS LA LIGA SOCCER kiddikicks.co.uk 5-8 yrs April to October King’s House Sports Ground, W4 2RZ November to March Brentford Fountain Leisure Centre, TW8 0HJ

LITTLE KICKERS littlekickers.co.uk | 07557 123 124 5yrs+ Chiswick Hogarth Community Centre, Duke Rd, W4 2JR WED SAT

COACHING CRICKET EXCELLENCE MAURICE JULES coachingcricketexcellence.co.uk | 07958 981 919 6yrs+ Twyford Sports Centre SUN (AND OTHERS)

020 8969 1365 / 07850 764 583 5yrs+ training Westway Sports Centre, W12 MON TUE WED THU FRI

EALING CRICKET CLUB

qprcommunitytrust.co.uk | 020 8735 4900 Phoenix Fitness Centre, W12

ealingcc.co.uk 7yrs+ Girls and boys Corfton Rd, W5 2HS SUN

INDIAN GYMKHANA indiangymkhanaclub.co.uk Colts and girls 8yrs+ Thornbury Avenue, TW7 4NQ TUE THU SUN

QPR SOCCER SCHOOL

Trailfinders Sports Club, W13 TUE WED

RAVENSCOURT PARK RANGERS k4academies.com | 020 3740 2988 4yrs+ Ravenscourt Park TUE SAT

ROCKS LANE MULTI-SPORT CENTRE

FOOTBALL CHELSEA FC SOCCER SCHOOL

THE BUILD IT WORKSHOP

chelseafc.com/soccer-schools Barnes SAT

thebuilditworkshop.com After-school drop-off club Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, W4 4JN MON

excelsports.info | 07956 151 559 4yrs+ Kings House Sports Ground TUE WED

EXCEL SPORTS SOCCER SCHOOL

CHISWICK HAMMERSMITH ACTON SHEPHERDS BUSH EALING

rockslane.co.uk | 020 8994 1313 4yrs+ Team training and matches Chiswick Common Rd, W4 FRI SAT

SHOOTING STARZ shootingstarz.co.uk | 07549 982 243 Football, netball, multi-skills & afterschool clubs Chiswick FRI

Ravenscourt Park W6 TUE THU SAT Brook Green W14 THU Twyford Avenue, W3 TUE THU SAT SUN

THE LITTLE FOXES CLUB thelittlefoxesclub.com | 020 7376 0006 5yrs+ Tennis, football & Foxes FC Brook Green Tennis Courts WED Turnham Green Church (on the green) SAT Ravenscourt Park SAT

WE MAKE FOOTBALLERS wemakefootballers.com | 020 7148 1602 4yrs+ Chiswick School, Burlington Lane, W4 3UN MON THU SAT

WESTWAY SPORTS CENTRE sports.westway.org | 020 8969 0992 4yrs+ classes and goalkeeper training Crowthorne Rd, W10 MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

WILL TO WIN FOOTBALL willtowin.co.uk Drop in and term-time courses Lammas Park, Ealing THU SAT Pitshanger Park, Ealing SAT

GYMASTICS & YOGA AERIALAND aerialand.com | 07737 624 296 9yrs+ Term-time aerial circus skills, trapeze, hoops, acrobatics 8-30 Galena Rd, W6 MON

ENNIS GYMNASTICS ACADEMY ennis-gymnastics.com | 07731 393422 5-8yrs Rhythmic gymnastics South Ruislip Young People’s Centre, Victoria Rd, HA4 0JE Perivale Community Centre, Horsenden Lane South, UB6 7NP TUE WED FRI SUN

HEATHROW GYMNASTICS heathrowgymnastics.org.uk | 020 8569 5069 4yrs+ Green Lane, TW4 MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN

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CHISWICK HAMMERSMITH ACTON SHEPHERDS BUSH EALING LITTLE LUMIS lumipoweryoga.com/little-lumis | 020 8846 8504 6-11yrs 121 King St, W6 9JG TUE

LONDON TRAMPOLINE ACADEMY londontrampoline.com | 07950 267655 4yrs+ Trampoline training Acton High School, Gunnersbury Lane, W3 8EY MON TUE THU SAT

RICHMOND GYMNASTICS richmondgymnastics.co.uk | 020 8878 8682 4yrs+ Term-tIme Townmead Rd, TW9 MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN

OXYGEN SCHOOL OF TRAMPOLINING oxygenfreejumping.co.uk 6-11yrs; 12yrs+ Beginners & intermediates Oxygen Freejumping, Unit 15, Vision Industrial Park, Kendal Ave, W3 0AF TUE THU SAT

THE LITTLE GYM thelittlegym.eu/Chiswick | 020 8994 3279 6yrs+ Beginners to advanced, aerials, gymnastics Hartington Rd (off A316), W4 3AN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

TWISTERS twisters.org.uk | 020 8933 9997 / 8840 4452 Chiswick & Acton 4yrs+ Ballet & Gymnastics Acton Baptist Church Hall, Church Rd, W3 8PP TUE WED THU

YMCA WEST LONDON ymcawestlondon.org | 020 8832 1576 4yrs+ Gymnastics, ballet, judo. Term time 25 St. Mary’s Road, Ealing, W5 5RE MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

MARTIAL ARTS CARLSON GRACIE carlsongracieteam.org.uk | 020 8748 8855 7yrs+ Judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, kick-boxing 89 Richford St, W6 7HJ MON WED SAT

LITTLE & BIG KIDS CROUCHING TIGER KARATE crouchingtigerkarate.co.uk | 07734 655 057 6yrs+ St Michael’s Church, Elmwood Rd, W4 3DZ Dukes Meadows Community Hall W4 2RX St Luke’s House, Kew, TW9 3NP WED THU FRI

ILYEO TAEKWONDO CLUB

FOUCAN FREERUNNING ACADEMY foucan.com/ffa Beginners, intermediates, advanced 7yrs+ Oxygen Freejumping, Unit 15, Vision Industrial Park, Kendal Ave, W3 0AF TUE THU SAT

Ilyeotaekwondo.com | 07872 932 223 5yrs+ Beginners welcome Russian Orthodox Church, Harvard Rd, W4 4ED MON SAT

PARKOUR GENERATIONS

KUNG FU KIDS YMAA ORIENT SPORT

RIDING

orientsport.co.uk | 07824 603 261 St Stephen’s Community Hall, 34 Gayford Rd, W12 9BY WED

PEEWEE KARATE peeweekarate.co.uk 4yrs+ Scout Hall, Station Avenue, Kew Village, TW9 3QA MON TUE

WLS TAEKWONDO wlstkd.com | 07885 819 469 4yrs+ Brentside High School, Greenford Ave, W7 1JJ FRI Our Lady of the Visitation Parish Centre, Greenford Rd, UB6 9AN WED St John’s Fisher School, Sarsfield Rd, UB6 7AF TUE THU Oaklands Primary School, Oaklands Rd, W7 2DP MON

NETBALL JUNIOR HIGH 5 NETBALL CLUB willtowin.co.uk 9-11yrs 17.00 Will to Win Chiswick House Grounds (off A4), W4 2RP FRI Pitshanger Park, Ealing MON

LET’S PLAY NETBALL letsplaynetball.co.uk 6yrs+ Chiswick School, Burlington Lane, W4 3UN

ROCKS LANE HIGH 5 rockslane.co.uk Term-time junior netball league Chiswick Common Road, W4 FRI

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PARKOUR & FREERUNNING

parkourgenerations.com 7yrs+ & youth Freerunning, in & outdoor Various locations, check website. WED FRI SAT

EALING RIDING SCHOOL ealingridingschool.net 5yrs+ group & private lessons and pony days 17-19 Gunnersbury Avenue, W5 3XD TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN

STAG LODGE RIDING ridinginlondon.com | 020 8974 6066 Group and private lessons and weekend pony club Robin Hood Gate, Richmond Park

RUGBY BARNES RFC barnesrfc.org 5yrs+ term-time Queen Elizabeth Walk, SW13 SAT

CHISWICK RFC JUNIORS chiswickrugby.co.uk 4yrs+ boys and girls Dukes Meadows, Dan Mason Drive, W4 2SH SUN

EALING RUGBY CLUB

LONDON SCOTTISH londonscottish.com | 020 3397 9551 5yrs+ training and matches Richmond Athletic Ground, TW9

LONDON WELSH londonwelshminis.org | 020 89402368 5yrs+ minis, tag, touch London Welsh RFC, Old Deer Park, Kew Rd, TW9 2AZ SUN

WASPS FC pitchero.com/clubs/waspsfootballclub | 020 8993 8384 4yrs+ boys and girls coaching and matches Twyford Avenue Sports Ground, W3 9QA SUN

SKATEBOARDING BAYSIXTY6 baysixty6.com | 020 8969 4669 7yrs+ beginners/intermediates 65 Acklam Rd, W10 SAT SUN

MY LITTLE BOARDERS mylittleboarders.co.uk | 07801 824 688 6yrs+ intermediate & advanced Westway Sports Centre, W10 6RP SUN

SWIMMING AQUATOTS BABY SWIMMING aquatots.com | 020 8688 6488 Up to 6yrs term-time Chiswick

BRENTFORD FOUNTAIN LEISURE CENTRE fusion-lifestyle.com 4yrs+ term-time group & individual classes 658 Chiswick High Rd, TW8

ealingrugby.co.uk | 020 8932 6936 / 07941 861293 4yrs+ all standards training and matches Trailfinders Sports Club, West Ealing, W13 0DD SUN

JANET ADEGOKE SWIMMING POOL LK BK

GRASSHOPPERS RFC

better.org.uk | 020 3793 8210 Silchester Rd, W10 MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN

grasshoppersrfc.com | 020 85680010 4yrs+ training and matches Macfarlane Lane, off Syon Lane, TW7 5PN SUN

HAMMERSMITH & FULHAM RFC fulhamrugby.co.uk 5yrs+ training & matches Hurlingham Park, SW6 3RQ SUN

LITTLE RUGBY littlerugby.co.uk 5-7yrs Mega rugby Hogarth Youth Centre, Duke Rd, W4 2JR SUN

better.org.uk | 020 8735 4900 Phoenix Fitness Centre, W12 MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN

KENSINGTON LEISURE CENTRE

LAURA SEVENUS sevenus.com | 020 8834 7442 11 Wilson Walk, W4 MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN

NEW CHISWICK POOL fusion-lifestyle.com | 0845 456 6675 Edensor Rd, W4 MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN

POOLS ON THE PARK springhealth.net/Richmond Old Deer Park, TW9 MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN


LITTLE & BIG KIDS RIPPLES OF WEST LONDON

TEDDY TENNIS

07956 410 940 Term-time classes Vanessa Nursery School, W12

teddytennis.com | 0845 643 1173 5yrs+ classes using music and pictures Westminster Sports Ground, Hartington Rd, W4 3UH SAT SUN

SPORTS GENERATION sportsgeneration.co.uk Roko Chiswick Bridge, W4 SAT SUN

SWIM EXPERT swimexpert.co.uk | 0330 111 2929 2yrs+ 1-2-1 swimming classes Novotel London Brentford, Great West Rd, TW8 0GP

SWIMFARM 4strokeswimming.co.uk | 020 8969 6758 4yrs+ term-time classes Westway Sports Centre, W10 MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN

SWIMMING NATURE swimmingnature.com 1:1 or 1:2 ratio Fitness First Hammersmith, W6 7HA TUE THU FRI SAT Kensington Close Hotel, W8 5SP MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

SWIMWAY swimway.co.uk | 020 8871 3972 Term-time 1:1 or small classes Kew Gardens, TW9 4HH Kensington W8 7QG MON TUE WED THU FRI

TENNIS CHRISTIAN GALLAN’S LOVE TENNIS love-tennis.co.uk Chiswick Tennis Club, Burlington Lane, W4 3EU MON TUE WED THU FRI

DUKES MEADOWS dukesmeadows.com | 020 8994 3314 5yrs+ Term-time Group, individual, beginner to elite. Indoor & outdoor MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN

HARTSWOOD TENNIS CLUB hartswoodtennis.co.uk | 020 8746 1390 5yrs+ term-time Hartswood Gardens, 31-33 Hartswood Rd, W12 9NE MON WED THU SAT

ONTHEBALL TENNIS WITH MAHMUDA ontheballtennis.co.uk | 07813 163 430 4yrs+ group, individual and camps Ravenscourt Park Tennis Courts, W6 0UA MON TUE SAT North Acton Playing Fields WED THU FRI SAT

ROCKS LANE

WESTWAY SPORTS CENTRE sports.westway.org | 020 8969 0992 4yrs+ mini tennis & pay and play MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

WILL TO WIN willtowin.co.uk 3yrs+ Drop-in (Sat only), courses and free court time for kids Mini Red / Orange / Green / Yellow Chiswick House Grounds (off A4), W4 2RP Lammas Park, Ealing Pitshanger Park, Ealing MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

WATER SPORTS CANALSIDE ACTIFITY CENTRE rbkc.gov.uk 9yrs+ Kayaking, canoeing, raft building Canal Close, W10 5AY TUE THU SAT

CHISWICK SEA CADET UNIT 12yrs+ Sailing & adventure training The Pier House, Corney Reach, W4 2UG WED SUN

THAMES YOUNG MARINERS 01372 378 901 Sailing courses for beginners Riverside Drive, Ham, TW10 7RX SAT SUN

OTHER QUEENS ICE SKATING & BOWLING CLUB queensiceandbowl.co.uk 5yrs+ Group and individual lessons Bayswater, W2 MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN

ST PAUL’S FENCING CLUB stpaulsfencingclub.com | 07961 061 662 8-10yrs 17.30 Lonsdale Rd, SW13 9JT TUE

SKIPLEX LK BK skiplex.co.uk | 020 8994 3314 3yrs+ Indoor moving slope for skiing and boarding Dukes Meadows, W4

W4 LACROSSE CLUB info@w4lacrosse.com 11yrs+ Term time only Astro pitches, Hartington Rd (by Roko), W4 2UH

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HOLIDAY CLUBS TO THE RESCUE PERFORMING ARTS

THEATREBUGS CHISWICK

THE LITTLE FOXES CLUB

theatrebugs.co.uk 3½-6yrs | Acting, singing, dressing up Chiswick

thelittlefoxesclub.com | 0207 376 0006 18mths-12yrs | Football, Tennis & Rugby Acton, Chiswick, Hammersmith

artsed.co.uk 4-16yrs | Drama, musical performances, improv & imaginative play. Chiswick

XBAND STUDIO SCHOOL OF ROCK POP AND MORE

ON THE BALL TENNIS

ARTS ED

POP & STAGE SCHOOL ACADEMY pssa.co.uk 4-18yrs | Themed week-long camps Chiswick

SONG ACADEMY songacademy.co.uk 8-12yrs | Write, produce, perform and record a song. Brook Green

MUSIC HOUSE FOR CHILDREN musichouseforchildren.co.uk Various ages Shepherds Bush

THEATREBUGS CHISWICK theatrebugs.co.uk 3½-6yrs | Acting, singing, dressing up Chiswick

XBAND STUDIO SCHOOL OF ROCK POP AND MORE xbandstudio.com 8-18yrs Ealing

CHISWICK THEATRE ARTS chiswicktheatrearts.com 4-14yrs Chiswick

ARTS ED artsed.co.uk 4-16yrs | Drama, musical performances, improv & imaginative play. Chiswick

POP & STAGE SCHOOL ACADEMY pssa.co.uk 4-18yrs | Themed week-long camps Chiswick

PERFORM perform.org.uk 4-12yrs Drama, dance and singing Shepherds Bush & Chiswick

SONG ACADEMY songacademy.co.uk 8-12yrs | Write, produce, perform and record a song. Brook Green

MUSIC HOUSE FOR CHILDREN musichouseforchildren.co.uk Various ages Shepherds Bush 48 CITYKIDSMAGAZINE.CO.UK

xbandstudio.com 8-18yrs Ealing

CHISWICK THEATRE ARTS chiswicktheatrearts.com 4-14yrs Chiswick

ART & DESIGN BADGER & EARL

badgerandearl.com All ages | Sewing & craft Chiswick

FUN WITH FIMO CLAY 6yrs+ funwithfimoclay.co.uk Acton

KITE STUDIOS kitestudios.org Various ages | Arts and crafts Shepherds Bush

BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE bfi.org.uk 8-14yrs | Workshops Southbank

YOUNG FILM ACADEMY youngfilmacademy.co.uk 8-19yrs | 1- 4 day courses in film-making Chelsea, St John’s Wood, Wimbledon

THE ROYAL INSTITUTE OF BRITISH ARCHITECTS architecture.com 7-18yrs | Design workshops W1

SPORT

WILL TO WIN willtowin.co.uk 4-16yrs | Week-long tennis camps Chiswick, Ealing

ontheballtennis.co.uk 5-15yrs | Daily drop-in tennis camp Ravenscourt Park

EALING CRICKET CLUB ealingcc.co.uk 4-15yrs Premier Cricket Coaching

EXCEL SPORTS CAMPS excelsports.org.uk 4-12yrs Chiswick

FIT FOR SPORT fitforsport.co.uk 3-12yrs Chiswick, Acton, Barnes

HARTSWOOD TENNIS CLUB hartswoodtennis.co.uk 5-15yrs | Drop-in holiday camps Chiswick

HEATHROW GYMNASTICS heathrowgymnastics.org.uk 4-12yrs | All abilities. Hounslow

RICHMOND GYMNASTICS richmondgymnastics.co.uk 5-16yrs Kew

ROCKS LANE rockslane.co.uk 4-16yrs | Multi sports and football Chiswick

WESTWAY SPORTS CENTRE westwaysportscentre.org.uk 4-16yrs | Tennis, football and climbing Holland Park

SKATEBOARDING CLUB mylittleboarders.co.uk 6yrs+ Westway, Westminster Academy, Royal Oak

THE LITTLE GYM CHISWICK thelittlegym.co.uk/chiswick 3-12yrs | 3 hour themed camps Chiswick

SPORTS GENERATION sportsgeneration.co.uk Various ages | Swimming and football crash courses. Richmond

DUKES MEADOWS dukesmeadows.com 5yrs+ | Golf & Tennis camps Chiswick

EALING RIDING SCHOOL ealingridingschool.biz 5yrs+ | Riding & stable management days Ealing

TEAMSPORT IN ACTON team-sport.co.uk 8yrs+ | Karting Acton

MULTI-ACTIVITY CHISWICK COURSES chiswickcourses.co.uk 5-16yrs | Film-making, fashion, street dance, cookery, Lego and entrepreneur workshop Acton

EXPLORATION SOCIETY explorationsociety.co.uk Get a group of 6 friends together to take part | Shelter building, climbing, swimming, sailing, high ropes.

LET ME PLAY letmeplaysports2.moonfruit.com 11-19yrs | Free activities incl. dance, drama, sport, cookery, art, fashion and music Hammersmith

ROYAL INSTITUTION rigb.org.uk 7yrs+ | Various science-based workshops Mayfair

MAD SCIENCE madscience.org.uk 4-11yrs Various locations

TREEHOUSE LEARNING treehouselearning.co.uk 3-10yrs+ | Forest school and bushcraft Ham

BEAR GRYLLS SURVIVAL ACADEMY beargryllssurvivalacademy.com 8-12yrs Ealing, Barnes

PICCOLO PLAYCENTRE piccoloplaycentre.co.uk 4-11yrs Chiswick

HIGH FLIERS high-fliers.org.uk 4-11yrs | Themed fun weeks which include creative writing, ICT, scientific enquiry and sports team-building Ealing

MINIVERSITY miniversity.com 4-12yrs | Creative learning clubs Chelsea

ROLE MODELS rolemodels.me 8-12yrs | Confidence & Resilience and Enterprise & Creativity Courses Chelsea & Notting Hill

SHARKY & GEORGE sharkyandgeorge.com 5-8yrs | Fun Days: Kites and plane flying, boat racing, art attack, nerf battles, adventure races, survival skills, science madness.


PARTIES PARTY VENUES GAMBADO CHELSEA gambado.com | 020 7384 1635 Tiger Tots, Tiger, Laser Tag & Build a Bear parties Townmead Rd, SW6 2PY

BRAMLEY’S BIG ADVENTURE bramleysbig.co.uk | 020 8960 1515 Soft play, various packages 136 Bramley Rd, W10 6TJ

WESTWAY SPORTS CENTRE westwaysportscentre.org.uk | 020 8969 0992 Football, tennis, climbing parties 1 Crowthorne Rd, W10 6RP

ARCH 197

CERAMICS CAFÉ

ST MARY’S CHURCH HALLS

CHISWICK CATHOLIC CENTRE

ceramicscafe.com | 020 8810 4422 6 Argyle Rd, W13 8AB

stmaryacton.org.uk/the-church-halls | 020 8993 0422 2 hours £95; 3 hours £125. Saturday availability is usually between 11.00-16.00. 1 The Mount, Acton High Street, W3 9NW

020 8994 9905 2 Dukes Avenue, W4 2AE

HEATHROW GYM heathrowgymnastics.co.uk | 020 8569 5069 Green Lane,, Hounslow, TW4 6DH

SNAKES AND LADDERS snakes-and-ladders.co.uk | 020 8847 0946 Soft play Syon Park, Brentford, TW8 8JF

PARTYMAN WORLD OF PLAY partymanworld.co.uk | 020 8904 9044 Vale Farm, Watford Rd, Wembley, HA0 3HG

arch197.com | 020 8987 8788 Street Dance Prebend Gardens, W6 0XT

HALLS FOR HIRE

AERIALAND

upg.org.uk | 020 7605 0800 3 halls of different sizes from £25 per hour. 87 Masbro Rd, W14 0LR

aerialand.com | 07737 624 296 Aerial circus and acrobatics skills Includes kitchen and large cafeteria area for refreshments. 8-30 Galena Rd, W6 0LT

THE PARK CLUB theparkclub.co.uk | 020 8743 4321 Parachute play, sports and themed parties East Acton Lane, W3 7HB

VIRGIN ACTIVE ACTON virginactive.co.uk | 020 8600 9600 Softplay & pool parties 36 Bromyard Avenue, W3 7AU

THE LITTLE GYM thelittlegym.co.uk | 020 8994 3729 Games, music and fun activities Hartington Rd (off A316), W4 3AN

NEW CHISWICK POOL fusion-lifestyle.com | 0845 456 6675 Pool parties Edensor Rd, W4 2RG

ARUSH arush.co.uk | 07773 775 445 Outdoor Laser Combat King’s House School Sports Ground, Riverside Drive, W4 2SH

BLOSSOM & BEE blossomandbeelondon.co.uk | 07932 954 436 Rear of Welsby Court, Eaton Rise, W5 2EX

PITSHANGER COMMUNITY PLAYCENTRE

MASBRO CENTRE

GROVE NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE 020 8741 3321 2 rooms for hire from £38/hour. 7 Bradmore Park Rd, W6 0DT

ST PETER’S CHURCH PARISH ROOM stpetersw6.org | 020 8741 4848 From £30 per hour. Black Lion Lane, W6 9BE

DORSET WHARF COMMUNITY HALL rockingscots.co.uk/ dorsetwharfcommunityhall | 07880 840 692 Hall and room for hire from £12 per hour. 158 Rainville Road, W6 9HN

JORDANS NURSERY 020 8741 3230 2 rooms from £20 per hour. Holy Innocents Church, Paddenswick Rd, W6 0UB

MACBETH CENTRE hfals.co.uk (under Room Hire) From £29 per hour. Macbeth Street, W6 9JJ

stdunstanschurch.org.uk | 020 8740 1383 3 rooms for hire from £30 per hour. Kitchen facilities and furniture available. Friars Place Lane, W3 7AW

3RD CHISWICK SCOUTS 07947 354 554 Large room, kitchen and secure garden. £80 for 2 hour slot. Children’s tables and chairs included. Wilson Walk, Off Prebend Gardens, Stamford Brook, W4 1PT

ST MICHAEL’S CENTRE stmichaels-elmwoodroad.org Hall with stage and kitchen. Furniture for hire. Elmwood Road, W4 3DY

ST MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS smaaa.org.uk | 020 8994 1380 3 rooms available to hire from £70 per 3½ hour slot. Children’s tables and chairs for hire. Priory Avenue, W4 1TX

THE PIER HOUSE chiswickpier.org.uk | 020 8742 2713 Large room with kitchen facilities and river views. From £50 for 2 hour weekend slot. Corney Reach Way, W4 2UG

PICCOLO PLAY CENTRE piccoloplaycentre.co.uk | 07525 773 659 Choice of halls to hire from £40 per hour. Hogarth Youth Centre, Duke Rd, W4 2JR

ST PAUL’S CHURCH stpaulsgrovepark.com | 020 8994 3074 2 rooms for hire and garden. 56 Grove Park Rd, W4 3SB

CHISWICK SCHOOL chiswickschool.org | 020 8747 6699 Hall for hire. Burlington Lane, W4 3UN

allsaintsealing.org.uk | 07507 624 949 Elm Grove Rd, Ealing, W5 3JH

EALING GREEN CHURCH HALL ealinggreenchurch.org.uk | 020 8810 0136 Ealing Green, W5 5QT

ST ANDREW’S UNITED REFORMED CHURCH CENTRE standrewsealing | 020 8566 9642 Mount Park Rd, Ealing, W5 2RS

ST BARNABAS CHURCH HALL barnabites.org | 020 8998 0236 Pitshanger Lane, W5 1QG

BRENT SIDE HIGH SCHOOL ealing.schoolbookings.co.uk | 0333 011 0476 Greenford Ave, Hanwell, W7 1JJ

HANWELL METHODIST CHURCH HALL hanwellmethodist.info | 020 8991 1913 Methodist Church, Church Rd, W7 1DJ

DOMINION CHAPEL CHURCH HALL dominionchapel.org.uk | 020 8574 5979 Off Lady Margaret’s Rd, Southall, UB1 2BZ

KINGSDOWN METHODIST CHURCH HALL kingsdownmethodist.org.uk | 020 8567 0172 Kingsdown Ave, West Ealing, W13 9PR

SOUTH HANWELL BAPTIST CHURCH shbchurch.org.uk | 020 8840 3855 Boston Rd, Hanwell, W7 2HJ

ST JAMES CHURCH stjamesealing.org.uk | 020 8840 2586 St James Ave, West Ealing, W13 9DL

ST JOHN’S CHURCH stjohnsealing.org.uk | 020 8566 3507 Mattock Lane, West Ealing, W13 9LA

CORINTHIAN SAILING CLUB linden-house.org | 020 8748 1841 6 Upper Mall, W6 9TA

ST PAUL’S CHURCH

pitshangerplaycentre.co.uk | 020 8998 1918 Meadvale Rd, W5 1LU

sph.org/hiring | 020 8748 3855 Room capacity 5-500. From £20 per hour. Queen Caroline Street, W6 9PJ

BRENTFORD FOUNTAIN LEISURE CENTRE

ALL SAINTS CHURCH

fusion-lifestyle.com | 0845 456 6675 Softplay & pool parties 658 Chiswick High Rd, TW8 0HJ

ST DUNSTAN’S EAST ACTON

ALL SAINTS EALING HALL

bookings@actongreen.org Hall for hire. Bollo Bridge Rd, W3 8AX

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DAISY CHAIN £12.99 spottedcowcreations.co.uk

AQUA POP £11.90 djeco.com

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