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.
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.
While the Miffy Museum will likely dominate your day-trip to Utrecht, this underrated city is packed with toddler-friendly delights.
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.
Sofie Eliasson-Brown moved to West Greenwich last summer, having spent a couple of years in San Francisco and many in East London before that. She has an 18-month old son called Viggo and another baby boy due in July.
I’d always imagined Liberty’s kidswear department as a land of heirloom Christening gowns and smocked floral frocks with matching knickers.
Stephanie Patel is currently on maternity leave from her job as a GP. She has lived in Parsons Green/Fulham for 15 months and has a nine-month-old daughter called Lily.
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.
Bryony Lester has lived in Stoke Newington for 11 years, having moved there straight from university. She is a Senior Brand Manager and has a one-year-old daughter called Nel.
The toy selection is small and so covetable the idea of collecting the whole lot doesn’t feel entirely unreasonable.