Adam, AKA Bab Dad, has lived in Hampstead for two and a half years. He’s a doctor and dad to Bab, 2, and Margot the cat, 3.
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.
Resolve to have an exciting 2018 with family aerial classes, offbeat kids’ theatre and spectacular light shows to enchant young and old.
I’ll spare you the suspense: A Fine Mess is really very messy. There is paint, and flour, and brown Play-Doh that looks like turds.
After a lot of running around brandishing her painty weapons, Bab thankfully decided against a dirty protest.
There seem to be surprisingly few children’s art sessions that take place in an actual gallery setting, in the presence of actual art.
Ultimately all you’re going to do is insert a paintbrush in their fist and grit your teeth while they splash paint indiscriminately at the wall.
This month, cool off in city fountains, relax on urban beaches and build your own ice lollies with your preschooler.
Should they need a break from climbing, sliding and mud-pie making, the pint-sized picnic huts offer the perfect place to refuel.
What?: Seven-acre inner-city playground occupying the site of the former London Foundling Hospital. If you’ve ever been to the Foundling Museum you’ll already know the story of Captain Thomas Coram, the philanthropist who founded the hospital in 1739 to house and care for the countless abandoned children living on the capital’s streets