This is a particularly pretty corner of London, home to tranquil woodland, lush lawns, well-kept gardens and peaceful ponds.
I decided we’d go freestyle for the day, abandoning the buggy and letting the erratic slitherer do her worst. What could possibly go wrong?
The sprawling park really comes into its own in summer with its trio of bathing ponds, 61-metre lido and children’s paddling pool.
The cute cafe is the perfect place to relax with a coffee while you listen to French cafe music and people-watch out the window.
What?: For one weekend only, silly-cute online boutique Greenberry Kids set up shop in Hampstead’s adorable Maison Auguste. The result? A cacophony of enraptured coos and squees as visitors lingered over rails filled with Monbebe bunny bonnet-and-babygrow sets complete with ears and fluffy tails
A music class with a difference – that being the presence of live music emanating from the hands and mouths of professional musicians
Everything is beautiful and quirky, from the ballerina cat dolls to the brilliantly nuts framed Playmobil wall art
The session begins with a ‘formal’ concert and ends with a sing-song round the piano, with requests taken and singing encouraged
In amongst the Constables and Turners you’ll find a wealth of activities geared towards tiny culture vultures
Everything in the shop is beautifully laid out and easy to find, and there’s a fresh, light and modern feel to the place