Alana Wilson has lived in Bush Hill Park, Enfield, for 18 months. She is a primary school teacher and English lead and has a one-year-old daughter called Esme Clover.
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.
Helpful staff, aesthetic beauty and a great mix of educational activities – not necessarily the things kids will care about but all so necessary for parents.
Sarah Issuree works as a part-time Latin teacher at a prep school in Knightsbridge. She has lived in Brockley for 11 months and has a 15-month-old daughter called Theodora and an eight-year-old step-daughter called Ava.
Huma Qureshi has lived in Crouch End for five years and has three sons: Suffian (4), Sina (nearly 3) and Jude (7 months). Huma owns online lifestyle store Our Story Time and previously worked as a Guardian journalist.
Joanne Finney has lived in Barnes and East Sheen for about 10 years. She works as a journalist on women’s magazines and has a 16-month-old son called Kit.
Jam Circus might sound vaguely menstrual, but this Brockley favourite is rather more welcome than a visit from Aunt Flo.
Running space and crowd control alone are enough to make this museum toddler-friendly – screw the potentially terrifying subject matter.
The kids’ play area, despite being popularly referred to as ‘soft play’ is in fact anything but, consisting of a brightly painted half-pipe situation and a few concrete shapes.
Soak up some Dutch culture in one of the city’s family-friendly museums, refuel with coffee and a kaastosti at one of its chic play cafes and fill your suitcase with locally made treasures from one of its many stylish kids’ boutiques.