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North London Mums' Weekend Round-Up- 1 and 2 February 2014

All Weekend


It's Chinese new year this weekend and London is celebrating in style with a number of events in China Town and Trafalgar Square from 10am to 6pm. The event heralds the beginning of the Year of the Horse, which represents a desire to better one’s self through hardwork, positive energy, warmth and intelligence. The parade starts at 10am from Duncannon Street to Shaftesbury Avenue with floats, and Chinese Lion and dragon teams. Throughout the day there will be stalls offering a variety of souvenirs including lanterns, paper dragons, drums and paper cut artwork. Plus an opportunity to sample a wide choice of Chinese regional cuisine, served in and around London Chinatown. The events are free and family friendly.
The fun starts at 10am with parade from Duncannon Street to Shaftesbury Avenue. There’ll be floats, Chinese lion and dragon teams and more. There’ll also be free performances from noon with music, acrobatics, martial arts, magic and more. Trafalgar Square's programme will kick off with the Chen Brothers Flying Lion Dance, plus a host of visiting artists from China. Taking in some of London’s most famous areas like Leicester Square, Charing Cross Road and Chinatown, London’s Chinese New Year festivities are the biggest outside Asia. - See more at: http://www.london.gov.uk/get-involved/events/chinese-new-year-2014#sthash.NJi88IlQ.dpuf
The fun starts at 10am with parade from Duncannon Street to Shaftesbury Avenue. There’ll be floats, Chinese lion and dragon teams and more. There’ll also be free performances from noon with music, acrobatics, martial arts, magic and more. Trafalgar Square's programme will kick off with the Chen Brothers Flying Lion Dance, plus a host of visiting artists from China. Taking in some of London’s most famous areas like Leicester Square, Charing Cross Road and Chinatown, London’s Chinese New Year festivities are the biggest outside Asia. - See more at: http://www.london.gov.uk/get-involved/events/chinese-new-year-2014#sthash.NJi88IlQ.dpuf
The fun starts at 10am with parade from Duncannon Street to Shaftesbury Avenue. There’ll be floats, Chinese lion and dragon teams and more. There’ll also be free performances from noon with music, acrobatics, martial arts, magic and more. Trafalgar Square's programme will kick off with the Chen Brothers Flying Lion Dance, plus a host of visiting artists from China. Taking in some of London’s most famous areas like Leicester Square, Charing Cross Road and Chinatown, London’s Chinese New Year festivities are the biggest outside Asia. - See more at: http://www.london.gov.uk/get-involved/events/chinese-new-year-2014#sthash.NJi88IlQ.dpuf

Competion Time: Win a Family Ticket to the next Baby Rave!

Fancy a Valentine's Boogie with kids along too?

Those lovely people at Baby Rave are offering our readers a chance to win a family ticket to the LOVE Ball on 16 February 2014. The event takes place at the Pirate's Castle, Camden from 3.30 to pm. 



Weekend round up 24th and 25th January


Lots of great things going on this weekend. Enjoy yourselves!

North London Mums' weekend round-up- 17 and 18 January 2014

January blues? This weekend is a chance to catch up on some of the ongoing events in and around London.

Yippee- our favourite show- Dogs Don't Do Ballet- returns to Little Angel

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There's still time to catch some ice skating with the kids. There are rinks open at Canary Warf (open until 16 February) as well as Broadgate Ice Rink (until 27 February). Alexandra Palace Ice Rink is open year round, which also offers term time and holiday classes.

The current show at Little Angel Theatre is the fabulous Dogs Don't Do Ballet.  After a sold out run last year, this hilarious story of a small dog with a big personality and even bigger dreams returns. Get ready for beautiful puppets, well loved ballet music and lots of fun!
After a sold out run at Little Angel last year, this hilarious story of a small dog with a big personality and even bigger dreams returns. Get ready for beautiful puppets, well-loved ballet music and dazzling comedy. - See more at: http://www.littleangeltheatre.com/whats-on/dogs-dont-do-ballet-4/#sthash.p36V6352.dpuf
After a sold out run at Little Angel last year, this hilarious story of a small dog with a big personality and even bigger dreams returns. Get ready for beautiful puppets, well-loved ballet music and dazzling comedy. - See more at: http://www.littleangeltheatre.com/whats-on/dogs-dont-do-ballet-4/#sthash.p36V6352.dpuf
For children aged 2-6 years.

The Science Museum has loads of different events on across the weekend. We love the sound of Fair Play where kids (in age groupings) can take place in a real science experiment. The experiment takes about 10 minutes and sessions are run 11.00–13.00, 14.00–17.00. There is also Ice Cold Adventure Storytelling at 11am Saturday and Sunday.  Explore the wondrous wintry world of Iceland in this fun, interactive storytelling session with erupting volcanoes, giant glaciers and a little bit of imagination.

Back by popular request, the London RAF Museum we will be displaying once again the "Royal Air Force Photographer of the Year" exhibition. Taken by serving Personnel, this exhibition offers the public behind-the-scenes access to the lives of our Boys and Girls at work, rest and play - both at home and in the field whilst giving insight into how the Royal Air Force has developed into the multicultural Service that it is today. The exhibition runs until 28 April.

Saturday 17 January

Green Screen Time Machine is a digital workshop at the British Museum for children 7+ between 11.30 and 3.30. The activity lasts 30- 40 minutes and children can use a green screen and Photoshop to create a picture of themselves interacting with some of the Museum’s most fascinating objects.

The Museum of London, Docklands, is holding a Peg Pirate family workshop for children aged 5 to 11 years. The workshop takes place 11.30 to 12.30 or 2 to 3.

The Phoenix Cinema, Finchley, has a kids club every Saturday starting at 11am, with the film showing at non. This week it is Turbo in 2D. Pre-booking is advised.

We love the sound of "singalong a showtune" with sister mary mcarthur the Saturday morning show at Lauderdale House.  Join in with all your favourite songs from the musicals, such as Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast, and loads more. Sister Mary, Highgate’s very own star-struck nun, will lead the way. For children aged 3 to 8. Performances at 10 am and 11.30.

Sunday 18 January

Why have a lie-in, go for (another) walk or try to read the paper, when you can easily turn your Sunday morning into an extraordinary musical adventure for all the family? Head to JW3 for family fun time with Imagination Station. It’s an original and exciting music and movement session for adults and children using instruments and specially selected equipment. From a fibre-optic space scene to a thrilling underwater expedition, this promises to be a cutting-edge adventure musical activities. For children under 5. Session starts 10.30.

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Weekend Round Up - January 11th and 12th




Still a fairly quiet weekend as people and budgets recover from Christmas's excesses. This weekend is however your last chance to skate at JW3 where they have a very family friendly ice rink. Book in advance to make sure you get a slot on the ice and there are also some other fun events going on too.

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