Rachel (30) has been taking her son Oscar (5) to galleries since he was a baby. Her favourite artist is Yayoi Kusama, whose Tokyo museum she dreams of visiting.
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.
This month, salute the spring with outdoor puppet shows, dragon trails and festivals – then escape the rain with indoor theatre, pop-ups and interactive art.
I mean who doesn’t want to get a dynamic workout while their kid tumbles on Danish-designed animals? No one.
Jam Circus might sound vaguely menstrual, but this Brockley favourite is rather more welcome than a visit from Aunt Flo.
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.
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 drop slide is closed for these sessions so you don’t have to worry about your child trying to coax you onto it and paralysing you in the process.
I know I have a tendency to over-romanticise when I really like something but seriously, this place has absolutely ruined us.