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Easter Weekly Round Up - 12th - 19th April


There is lots to do this weekend and Easter week. Don't forget to let us know what you get up to!

North London Mums' Weekend and early Easter Round-Up: 5 -11 April

The Easter holidays are upon us (although Easter weekend is still a way off...) so loads of spring-friendly activities to enjoy. Let's hope the warm weather stays here too!

Weekend Round Up - 29th and 30th March



It's Mother's Day this weekend so take the time to do something special and have a lovely weekend.

Saturday 29th

The Tricycle Theatre in Kilburn is showing The Frog and The Princess (pictured above) which looks at what can happen when different cultures meet, using a beautiful blend of puppetry and music that will entertain and delight family audiences. 4-8 years.

William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow has Birds of Prey today - Children and adults will be able to hold one of these awesome creatures.

Lauderdale House in Highgate has a kids show this morning called Mr Squash - puppets and fun - It's Spring and the puppet monsters are out exploring, but creatures they want to get close to run away. Mr Squash entertains with glove puppetry, magic and silliness

Sunday 30th

Got an aspiring ballet dancer or opera singer in the family? Royal Opera House has a family fun day today - Discover more about opera, ballet and the Royal Opera House in a fun-packed day ideal for all the family, with a range of exciting and creative activities on the last Sunday of every month. For children aged 6+. Join interactive dance activities, watch demonstrations, visit the costume wardrobe and more. £5 adults, £3 children.

Mums go free today at The Museum of Brands in Notting Hill - Take yourself back to the family dinner table with treats such as Angel Delight and Arctic Roll, recall those toys which you pestered mum to buy and find out what mum’s favourite tuck-shop goodies were. And with over 12,000 items from the Victorian era to the modern day on display, discover just how extraordinary and kaleidoscopic our consumer culture truly is. Along the way, discover your mum’s love of Spangles, Bagpuss, Sindy, The Bay City Rollers, Aqua Manda...

Mums also go free to the newly opened Museum of Water and Steam at Kew which has a water zone and lots of interactive sections too. 

Arts Depot is showing Big Red Bath - Ben and Bella are in the bath. Splish! Splosh!Splash! Come on a bubbly bathtime adventure. 2pm. Ages 2-5, £7.

JW3 has a Classical Babies concert - live chamber music for babies and toddlers and their mums, dads, grandparents and carers. Concerts are performed by professional musicians in a relaxed, baby-friendly setting where babies can be themselves and parents can relax and enjoy seeing them react to the music!

Jacksons Lane is showing The Frog and The Princess hich looks at what can happen when different cultures meet, using a beautiful blend of puppetry and music that will entertain and delight family audiences. 4-8 years.12pm and 3pm. 

Celebrate Mother's Day at Museum of Childhood with their Queen for a Day activity - make mum a beautiful crown. 2-4pm, FREE and drop in.
making your mum Queen-for-a-Day. Design a beautiful, curly swirly crown in Art Smarts. - See more at: http://www.museumofchildhood.org.uk/whats-on/events-and-activities/events-and-activities-calendar/queen-for-a-day#sthash.EQIxzl25.dpuf

Rubba-Dubba-Giggle, Rubba-Dubba-Laugh, there’s magic to be found in the Big Red Bath.
It’s the end of a busy day and it is almost time for bed, and Ben and Bella are in the bath. Splish! Splosh! Splash! Bubbles burst and bubbles rise and a frothy feast of animals jump right in to join the fun.
Come with us on a bubbly, barmy bathtime adventure around the world and back again in this quirky, vibrant and humorous tale, adapted from Julia Jarman’s popular children’s picture book
- See more at: http://www.artsdepot.co.uk/family/big-red-bath#sthash.JgcyHH5H.dpuf
Rubba-Dubba-Giggle, Rubba-Dubba-Laugh, there’s magic to be found in the Big Red Bath.
It’s the end of a busy day and it is almost time for bed, and Ben and Bella are in the bath. Splish! Splosh! Splash! Bubbles burst and bubbles rise and a frothy feast of animals jump right in to join the fun.
Come with us on a bubbly, barmy bathtime adventure around the world and back again in this quirky, vibrant and humorous tale, adapted from Julia Jarman’s popular children’s picture book
- See more at: http://www.artsdepot.co.uk/family/big-red-bath#sthash.JgcyHH5H.dpuf
Rubba-Dubba-Giggle, Rubba-Dubba-Laugh, there’s magic to be found in the Big Red Bath.
It’s the end of a busy day and it is almost time for bed, and Ben and Bella are in the bath. Splish! Splosh! Splash! Bubbles burst and bubbles rise and a frothy feast of animals jump right in to join the fun.
Come with us on a bubbly, barmy bathtime adventure around the world and back again in this quirky, vibrant and humorous tale, adapted from Julia Jarman’s popular children’s picture book
- See more at: http://www.artsdepot.co.uk/family/big-red-bath#sthash.JgcyHH5H.dpuf

Competition Time: Win family tickets to see Charlie and Lola's Extremely New Play!

We've teamed up with the lovely people at the Arts Depot, Finchley, to offer a fabulous prize of a family ticket (4 people) to see Charlie and Lola’s Extremely New Play at the Arts Depot between Monday 7 – Wednesday 9 April.



Charlie and Lola are completely excited to be back on stage with their Extremely New Play - and this time they're bringing along Sizzles the Dog! Children aged three and over will love this extra special, brand new show.  Enter a magical journey through the seasons, as Charlie and Lola discover that everything is different and not the same. What happens when Lola and her best friend Lotta say they will honestly and promisedly look after Sizzles? And what happens when they follow Charlie and his best friend Marv on a Pirate Squidbones adventure? Playful, funny and full of surprises, this extremely new play about friendship and adventures is a treat for everyone.


Charlie and Lola’s Extremely New Play uses specially made puppets. The show is presented by five puppeteers and Charlie and Lola appear as cut-out cartoon characters in the same magical world they inhabit in the books and TV series. From pink milk to party rings, everything you expect is there!

For your chance to win the prize of a family ticket (4 tickets) to a performance of the show, between 7 and 9 April at either 11am or 1.30pm performance (subject to availability) please answer the following question by email to info@northlondonmums.com by 5pm on Monday 31 March.
"What is the name of Lola's best friend?"

Terms and conditions: 1. There are performances at 11am and 1.30pm each day and the winner can choose the show that suits them (subject to availability). 12 Competition open until 5pm on 31 March 2014. 3. Open to UK residents only 4. Prize is valid for a family of four: 2 adults and 2 children. 5. Prize is as stated and cannot be transferred or exchanged. No cash alternative with be offered. 6.  The winners will be selected at random. 7. By entering this competition you agree to join our mailing list. 

Good Luck!

North London Mums' Weekend Round-Up 22 and 23 March 2014

Spring is sprung- or nearly- you can tell because there is blossom on the trees, and loads of people running on the weekends to train for the London marathon (including me!). If you feel sporty then the Sainsburys Sport Relief games are on- if not there's plenty of theatre to chill out to!


North London Mums Weekend Round Up - 15 and 16 March


Loads of great things going on this weekend whatever you like to do. These are our highlights - have a fun weekend!

North London Mum's Weekend Round-Up -1 and 2 March 2014

Enjoy the weekend with lots of different and unusual events on for families,from sciencetastic events at the British Library to a Russian festival in Trafalgar Square.
Activities galore at the Roald Dahl Museum

Weekend Round Up - 22nd and 23rd February


The Imagine Children's Festival on Southbank finishes this weekend and highlights are: Children's laureate Anthony Browne, Cressida Cowell, Quentin Blake leading a celebration of 50 years of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The National Youth Orchestra taking you on a Bear Hunt and much more. Plus there are craft workshops, dancing, secret reading spaces and storytelling to enjoy - costs vary but many activities are free.

Dogs Don't Do Ballet has its last few shows at the Arts Depot this weekend. 

Sleeping Beauty In the Wood (pictured above) is on all weekend at Little Angel Theatre - an adaptation of the original Brothers Grimm tale of Briar Rose. Suitable for ages 3+.
This adaptation of the story of Briar Rose by the Brothers Grimm, conjures a dreamlike fantasy of palaces and forests, ogres and fairies, princes and babes. It tells the story of a King and Queen desperate for a child, and a fairy who grants their wish. - See more at: http://www.littleangeltheatre.com/whats-on/sleeping-beauty-in-the-wood-2/#sthash.ki2c9q0W.dpuf
This adaptation of the story of Briar Rose by the Brothers Grimm, conjures a dreamlike fantasy of palaces and forests, ogres and fairies, princes and babes. It tells the story of a King and Queen desperate for a child, and a fairy who grants their wish. - See more at: http://www.littleangeltheatre.com/whats-on/sleeping-beauty-in-the-wood-2/#sthash.ki2c9q0W.dpuf
This adaptation of the story of Briar Rose by the Brothers Grimm, conjures a dreamlike fantasy of palaces and forests, ogres and fairies, princes and babes. It tells the story of a King and Queen desperate for a child, and a fairy who grants their wish. - See more at: http://www.littleangeltheatre.com/whats-on/sleeping-beauty-in-the-wood-2/#sthash.ki2c9q0W.dpuf

Career Detox Workshop - 12th March




Is your career in need of a detox? Do you want to revitalise some or all areas of your work life? Want to work out what gives you energy and what you need to let go of?

Family Time at Zippos Circus

If you are like me your recollection of a circus dates back to the 80's (I vaguely remember draughty tents) and more recently Cirque de Soleil- a rather different spectacle. So I was intrigued to visit Zippos Circus at Brent Cross with my 3 and 5 year olds, on their first visit to a circus.

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