With 2017 almost over, we look back at some of the great times we had over the past year. We got to play lord of the manor, drank a lot of coffee, bounced and climbed walls, played with some super furry animals and so much more! We look forward to bringing you more great content in the new year, but for now, enjoy our roundup of some of our and your favourite postings.
May the new year bring you and yours much fun, health and happiness! Thank you to all of our readers for your continued support and to the local businesses who have sponsored us throughout the years. Happy 2018!
A look back…
Beyond the ball Pit
It’s raining, it’s pouring… and your kids are climbing the walls. An indoor play centre can rescue your sanity—you sip a coffee from the café while they burn off their energy from manic down to giddy. READ MORE >
Countryside in the M25: London’s Urban Farms
You don’t have to hoof it to the countryside to spot a sheep—well over a dozen urban farms are dotted across London, many of them free to visit (though donations are, of course, mooo-re than welcome).
Most have petting and/or feeding times, and it’s worth checking the websites for occasional events, especially over the Easter weekend, such as pony rides or sheep shearing. So let the kids feed a gobbling goat or stroke a fluffy bunny at one of these farms in the city. READ MORE >
Playing Lord of the Manor just two hours from London with the National Trust
“You mean, we get to sleep here, in this tower?” my three-year-old shouts, charging about Charlecote Park’s servant quarters wearing nothing but his birthday suit. READ MORE >
Street Art Walk in W10: A wander in one of London’s most colourful neighbourhoods
During my maternity leave, I did a lot of walking. For a long time, my baby only slept on the go, so I wore out the streets of West London during naps. The upside of this is that I had a chance to explore and I started to appreciate the wealth of street art around my way. READ MORE >
Baby goes “ommmm”: Mum and baby yoga in East London
During those early days with a newborn, the earth-shattering tiredness usually puts paid to any notion of doing anything more strenuous than unfolding a buggy. But once your post-birth strength begins to return, there’s one type of exercise that’s the perfect antidote to postnatal aches, pains and stresses. READ MORE >
Get your fix: Chiswick coffee shops
Coffee has always been my friend, but since becoming a mum it’s become more of a lifeline. Ironic, then, that just when I need my daily fix more than ever, some of my local coffee shops have become out of bounds due to my ‘tank’ of a double buggy and the children within it. READ MORE >
Charity Spotlight: Mosaic LGBT Youth Centre
Each month, we highlight a charity that is helping to make our communities better. With Pride in London earlier this month and the 50th anniversary of the UK’s decriminalisation of homosexuality…this time we talk to Mosaic LGBT Youth Centre. Their work supports young LGBT+ people across the city, with activities such as mentoring, a youth network and school workshops that tackle homophobia. We asked them about their work with London’s LGBT teens. READ MORE >