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North London Mums reviews The Enormous Turnip at Jacksons Lane, Highgate - enormously good fun

It's only four days into the Christmas holidays and we have already used up all of the craft activities I had planned to last the entire time, and so I was very glad to go along to fantastic local venue Jacksons Lane today, to see The Enormous Turnip with the three year old and the baby. We really enjoyed seeing the show and thought it was a great production.

Last minute shopping? Shop local at the best toy shops in North London

Sure, you can get everything you need for Christmas on Amazon (if you buy quickly), but the child in all of us still enjoys browsing around a toyshop. We bring you a round up of all the nicest toyshops in London. Not a big chain in sight. Here you will find a mix of classic and modern toys. We hope you will discover somewhere new and support a local business.

What's on this week? Lots of festive fun....

This half term has sped by and the Christmas holidays are here! We round up all the best things going on to entertain your little people.

We rounded up all of the Christmas theatre on in this post about best Christmas theatre for families in London. Some highlights are:

Appy Christmas! North London Mums make some festive app picks!

North London Mums couldn't let the festive season pass without picking out a few seasonal apps to enjoy!

Christmas Tree decorator

A simple app for passing the odd spare minutes, Christmas Tree Decorator  allows you to decorate your own Christmas tree. The app features multiple animated decorations which can shake, drop and shatter! as well as lights which you can set to blink or twinkle.  There are also 3 different songs and 3 different backgrounds The app is easy to navigate round, with lots of oportunities to use the functionality of the phone.  You can also save your decorated tree as a photo so you can share with Friends and Family or use as Wallpaper.

Weekend Finds: North London Mums do Cuddling and Skating!

This week North London Mums get all cuddly (while shopping!) with Big Blue Cuddle, and check-out ice skating rinks - if you are feeling brave!

North London Mums' Website of the Week: Big Blue Cuddle

Weekend Round Up - Chrismukkah* Comes to North London

Chrismukkah* is here and there's a marathon of festive treats this weekend whether you are a carol singer, a menorah lighter or an atheist who enjoys the festive season. No time for scrooges or bah humbugs, it's time to get into the spirit!

Gratuitous picture of Adam Brody to illustrate Chrismukkah
If you want to see Santa in North London read our round up of the best places to find the bearded one here.
If it's ChristmasTheatre you are after, we have rounded it up here so do check it out. We've seen The Snowman and The Gruffalo's Child already and can really recommend both for ages 3+

Festive Business Mum Of The Month - Jennifer from Scamp Baby Gifts

This month we want to introduce you to another local mumpreneur who makes and sells absolutely beautiful things for children and babies. Jennifer, who lives in North London, wrote to us to introduce her business and we fell in love with it straight away and want to buy everything! So, we thought she was the perfect person to introduce to our readers at this time of year.....

Jennifer, Stacey and children (Jennifer is on the right)

Desperate for a (child-friendly) holiday? Check-out these websites...

When the days are dark and cold and you are desperate for a break where do you go to find a holiday? And how do you know it is going to suit your little ones? If, like this North London Mum, you find booking holidays very stressful then these fab childfriendly holiday websites are for you! We are already packing our bags...
Baby Friendly Boltholes

Baby Friendly Boltholes is a fantastic sight for searching for your next childfriendly breaks. If you are thinking of planning a last minute break this Christmas, or looking for a sunny getaway next year, and want to find somewhere suitable for pre-schoolers, Baby Friendly Boltholes is the destination for you!

Appy Monday! Two Fantastic App Books - Good enough to give as gifts

Although it is nice to unwrap presents, we think these app books are as good (if not better) than getting a book you can hold. We love using the iPad for children's books and previously reviewed some super kids app books . We have recently come across two news ones that are so great that we think they are good enough to give as gifts this festive season. 

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