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.
The capital’s most innovative, aesthetically pleasing, exciting and often downright weird children’s playgrounds.
Have a wild adventure with our pick of the best wallet-friendly forest-school sessions, by Kerri Burton
I’m a bit of a yoga novice (read: shit) and had no idea what to do when we were told to “do your own thing” on the mats so I just sort of lay there like a dead fish.
None of my pre-baby friends had kids and I literally had no idea what you were meant to do with one.
From child-led playgroups to parent-focused gigs; lively mummy-and-me yoga classes to calm, childcare-inclusive mothers’ retreats – we give you the definitive, tried-and-tested top 100 activities for little Londoners and their adults.
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.
Jo Arteaga lives in Highbury & Islington and been an Islingtonian for over six years. She is a Senior Advertising Creative and has a 16-month-old daughter called Miranda.
Going out with the urchins under the pretence that you’re a nice normal family often serves as a startling reminder that the opposite is true.
While everything about The Mother Maker markets is child-friendly, this still felt like a reassuringly grown-up affair.