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North London Mums Weekend Round-Up- 3rd and 4th November

It's November already and things are starting to turn wintry. For something really seasonal- head to one of the ice rinks that are opening this weekend! But if you prefer keeping warm there are plenty of indoor activities from museums to theatre shows to enjoy. 

And don't forget the firework extravaganzas on this weekend- see our round-up here. We particularly love the Ealing Jubilee- themed fireworks!

Get your skates on! Ice skating in London this winter

Forget romantic images of skating in Central Park- London is packed with unusual, and dramatic venues for ice skating at this time of year. We are feeling brave enough to hit the ice and here are our recommendations.

Bonfire Night 2012 - firework displays in North London this weekend

Get those gloves and scarves on- it's bonfire night! Some of the big fireworks displays aren't happening this year due to budget constraints, but do not fear, there are still plenty of opportunities to see great displays and wave your sparklers - here's our pick of what's on....

Half term is here! Win tickets to see Stuck at the Arts Depot this holiday

One of the nicest things about half term holidays is all the great children's theatre that comes on and this holiday is no exception. We are offering our readers the chance to win a family ticket to see the superb children's book Stuck brought to life at Arts Depot, North Finchley. Find out more below.

Introducing Granny and I - a fantastic new childcare service

All our readers will know, as we do, how important it is to find good childcare and how hard it can sometimes be. We were very excited therefore to hear about Granny and I, a new agency set up by London mum Francesca after the birth of her daughter. Granny and I is an agency that places experienced ‘Grannies’ in families as nannies, maternity nurses, mother’s helps, au-pairs, housekeepers and more. We found out more....

North London Mums Weekend Round-Up - 27th and 28th October

There is SO much on for the kids this weekend its hard to know where to start! We love the sound of the Gingerbread Man in Swiss Cottage on Sunday (perhaps we've been watching too much of The Great British Bake Off!) and lots of kid friendly clubbing!

Boo at the Zoo

Competition Time: Win 4 tickets to Tales from the Shed at Chickenshed Theatre

If you are looking for engaging theatre experiences for your little ones, or an unusual birthday party, then the Chickenshed Theatre in Southgate offers unique opportunities for interactive, creative theatre. We have teamed up with Chickenshed with a great offer of four tickets to see Tales from the Shed.

Introducing Little Hands Design - Fantastic Sewing Classes for Children and Teenagers

North London Mums has just found out about Little Hands Design who run sewing classes and workshops for adults and children from their fantastic studio in Belsize Park. They run a really wide range of great classes for children from aged 6 right up until teenagers and they came to our attention when we spotted their very creative half term workshops. They also do Adult and Parents and Teenager sessions as well.

North London Mums Weekend Round-Up- 20th and 21 October

It may be getting cooler but things are hotting up for the kids. Loads of fun stuff happening from arts and culture, to theatre, to live science. We particularly love the sound of the Disney Fantasia show at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday. Enjoy!

JCC London - A fantastic programme of family events - get 20% off with North London Mums

Those of you who are regular readers of North London Mums will know that we quite often feature events in our listings at the excellent JCC London. They have recently launched their Autumn Programme of Family Fun and are offering our readers a generous 20% discount and so we wanted to share the highlights to give you an opportunity to book up in advance and take advantage of this great offer. We are always impressed by their interesting and innovative programme which spans such a wide range of events from performance to debate and offers things that are stimulating and interesting for parents as well as for children. We are excited to be working together to offer you a discount for their events. For details of events and how you can get your discount, read on.

Competition Time: Groupon Voucher Giveaway!

Daily Deal site Groupon is offering a 20 pound voucher to one lucky winner, and with hundreds of
deals to choose from, you can decide what you want to do! Groupon works with local businesses to
promote deals and discounts through online vouchers and offers discounts of up to 70% at both a
local and national level.

North London Mums Weekend Round up - 13th and 14th October

This weekend is another great autumn weekend with lots of exhibitions, art workshops, theatre, comedy and more. Have a great weekend.

North London Mums Weekend Round up - 6th -7th October

Lots of good things on this weekend including some fantastic children's theatre at local theatres Arts Depot, Jacksons Lane and Tricycle. Also lots of opportunities to get arty as The Big Draw kicks off at various museums. Our highlight though is the London Transport Museum Family Open Weekend.

Free Halloween Baking Class with North London Mums and Dreamcatcher Parties

Looking for something fun and free to do with your children? North London Mums together with Dreamcatcher Parties are putting on a free Make and Bake Halloween themed class at the fabulous and child friendly That Place On the Corner. It's on 24th October at 1.45 and it's free to sign up. Find more details below.

Half Term and Halloween in North London - Spooky Goings On

Half term is coming up fast and depending on when your half term this year Halloween either falls right in the middle of the week or just after and so there are lots of spooky goings on. We round up the best courses, camps, events and parties so you can plan your holidays. Have fun!

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