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Baby Mania

As the wait for the announcement of the royal birth continues, London is preparing itself for a storm of tiny pitter-pattering feet as the rest of the UK induce a state of baby mania.

Whether you are with child or not, there are numerous baby friendly events going on in and around London that are bound to get the dimples showing.

MUM’S AND BABIES  AT DOLPHIN FITNESS

flickr courtesy of Ed Yourdon

A chance to meet and socialise with other new mums and to get back into shape again, Dolphin Fitness have classes available to book per class and in a bulk buy option that includes toning, conditioning and strengthening all whilst interacting with your baby. Intrigued!?  Find out more here

MONKEY MUSIC

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MONKEY MUSIC, Chelsea’s favourite baby group is all about nurturing a lifetime of music, health and happiness. Based all around London and the UK, Monkey Music is expanding to make room for more friends to come and join the fun. Check out their website for more http://www.monkeymusic.co.uk/

PADDLING POOLS AND PARKS

For all those water babies out there this one is for you.  With the scorching heat we’re experiencing at the moment we can rest assure that mum and dad will enjoy this one too!

Click on the link below that will take you to a online list of the best baby friendly pools and parks in London.

Here are two of our favourite #London pools below….enjoy!

HAMPSTEAD HEATH

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PRINCESS DIANA MEMORIAL FOUNTAIN

flickr courtesy of Loz Flowers

CHARLIE AND LOLA’S EXTREMELY NEW PLAY

flickr courtesy of JUMP BABY ! DeaquiseveMIcasa*

Don’t miss everyone’s favourite brother and sister who are back onstage with their new show following Polka’s international hit Charlie and Lola’s Best Bestest Play.

Enter a magical journey through the seasons, as Charlie and Lola discover that everything is different and not the same. What will happen when Lola and her best friend Lotta absolutely promise to look after Sizzles the dog? And follow Charlie and his best friend Marv on a Pirate Squidbones adventure!

THE BABY SENSORY EXPERIENCE

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Baby Sensory provides hundreds of sensory development activities that are great fun for parents and babies to share in the vital first year. The classes include fibre optic light shows, bubbles, bells, musical fun, baby signing, puppet shows, amazing light balls and so much more. Don’t just take our word for it, take a look at their testimonials page and read what other mums and dads have had to say about the Baby Sensory experience http://www.babysensory.com/en/testimonials

THE PUPPET THEATRE BARGE

Little Venice, London W9

Tel: 020 7249 6876

www.puppetbarge.com

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THE TOWN MOUSE & THE COUNTRY MOUSE

These two famous cousins visit each other and both experience exciting new sights and sounds.  They end up all the wiser as a result of these adventures.  A very special delight for both young and old with music, songs and rod puppets.  Town Mouse meets the Billy Goats Gruff and other well known characters whilst the Country Mouse meets a cat and a grandfather clock, and faces up to the noisy city traffic.

Dates - July 31st – August 15th, daily 2:30 pm

Tickets - Children £8.50, adults £10.00

THE HARE AND THE TORTOISE AND OTHER TALES FROM AESOP

the hair and the aesop

These well-known fables are brought to life with drama and humour.  Staged with beautiful lighting and carved marionettes, enchantment is guaranteed.

Dates - August 18th – September 5th, daily 2:30 pm; Sept 11th & 12th, 18th & 19th, 25 & 26th at 2:30pm

Tickets - Children £8.50, adults £10.00

“MUMS SLEEP OVER” AT THE BINGHAM

If you need a night away from your big kid as well, why not check into The Bingham. Every Sunday until 31 December the hotel is offering sleep deprived mums the opportunity to check into one of their Queen Single Bedrooms for much needed rest and relaxation. Read a book or potter around boutique shop, have a hot bath with Abhana bath oils and scented candles, followed by room service or dinner in the river view bar (up to £25). After a night of uninterrupted sleep, enjoy a peaceful breakfast before you leave to head back to the madness (from £150).

flickr courtesy of quinn.anya

 

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