Climbers and Creeper is at best now a glorified bus shelter for those days when rain wasn’t forecast but it pisses it down anyway.
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.
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.
Ordering books off Amazon might save you a few pennies but choosing a great new read from a beautiful bookshop is one of childhood’s greatest pleasures.
Charlotte Holroyd has lived in Wandsworth Town for four years. She works as a doctor and is currently on maternity leave following the birth of her son Oscar, five months.
Megan Rossiter is a hypnobirthing teacher and student midwife. She has lived in Thames Ditton for a year and in Surrey for five, and has a 14-month-old son called Otis.
Kids can type out their selfless act of kindness or bravery on the old-fashioned typewriter and add it to the shop’s Good Deed wall.
What?: London-based chain of boutique charity shops all beautifully designed and curated to create a thrift-store experience like no other. Expect top-notch, barely used baby equipment, lightly loved picture books, high-end toys and rails chock-full of quality designer and high-street clothing
You can throw in as many plant-based puns and giant flowers stolen from the set of The Day of the Triffids as you want; a play area still needs a variety of decent things to play on