Play cafes are the eternal saviour of the sleep-deprived adult-in-charge-of-a-small-person, but sadly the pandemic has kissed goodbye to/coughed all over a hefty chunk of our favourites.
Little Penguin opened back in January, in what was inarguably the worst moment to open a play cafe in the history of play cafes.
Scare yourself silly this Halloween with pumpkin parties, wicked walks, ghoulish gigs and monstrous messy play.
This month’s highlights include secret gardens, colourful pavilions, a rooftop rave and womb-inspired theatre.
The shop’s owner is possibly the friendliest person we’ve ever met, and chats away to me with Babu on her lap while I browse.
Let them scare themselves silly with spooky screenings, disturbing dress up, haunted house parties and monstrous messy play.
None of my pre-baby friends had kids and I literally had no idea what you were meant to do with one.
25 ways to entertain culture-hungry little Londoners without spending a penny, by Kerri Burton
Aleksandra Kingo is a photographer and director working mainly in fashion and advertising. She has lived in Haggerston for four months and in the wider area for several years, and is mum to 22-month-old Leon Gabriel.
Sarah Bruegger is a freelance Digital Content Consultant and founder of local parents’ events series East Sleep Repeat. She has lived in Hackney for more than five years and has a 10-month-old daughter called Ella.