The Southbank Centre Hosts The Imagine Children’s Festival 2014

The Southbank Centre’s Imagine Children’s Festival sponsored by the Book People opens tomorrow Monday 10 February 2014 and will run until Sunday 23 February 2014. Open to children of all ages, families and schools there are more than 100 different events taking place from literature to jazz, site-specific theatre to poetry, visual arts and classical… Read full story

Children’s Afternoon Tea – A Real Treat For Mum Too!

Up until yesterday I used to consider afternoon tea to be something I did with my mum or girlfriends. For me the ritual of afternoon tea is a treat as well as a relaxing activity not to be rushed. The thought that my little boy (just turned 4) and I could enjoy such a pastime… Read full story

For Children: Review Of Charlie And Lola’s Extremely New Play

When we think of SW19 we normally think of the Wimbledon tennis tournament, strawberries and cream and for those old enough The Wombles. However, there is something else that is world class that sits in this London postcode and that is the Polka Theatre. Opened in 1979 the theatre on The Broadway in Wimbledon caters… Read full story

New Website for Stylish Family Friendly Resorts Launches

A new website and booking service for family friendly hotels has recently been launched by the creators of Mr & Mrs Smith. www.smithandfamily.co.uk aims to bring together a collection of stylish hotels and resorts which are not only child friendly but friendly for all the family. Packed with local information, facilities and activities the collection… Read full story

Travel & Leisure: A Weekend Break At Coworth Park, Ascot, Berkshire

We recently decided on a luxury weekend away. The criteria were within an hour’s drive of London and child friendly. It did not take long to find Coworth Park in Ascot, Berkshire part of the Dorchester Collection. I booked on the telephone which I find easier now especially travelling as a family. About a week… Read full story

Valentino Exhibition: Master of Couture – Glamour & Genius

A couple of weekends ago my husband decided to take our train obsessed little boy and his father to a model railway exhibition. I politely declined and took myself off for some of that very rare ‘me time.’ What could I possibly go and do? The choice was endless. In the end I decided to… Read full story

Polka Theatre Launches Programme for Spring/Summer 2013

Polka Theatre is situated in Wimbledon, London (open since 1979) and is one of the few dedicated theatres for young audiences in theUK. It recently announced its programme of shows for Spring/Summer 2013.   Programme Too Many Penguins? – 16 October -16 February (3-4 years) Too Many Penguins? – 19 October – 14 February – Toddler Version… Read full story