Twenty awesome things to see and do with your little Londoner in August
Take a break from shopping at Westfield’s questionably named Playworld. There isn’t really anything to do other than run around crashing into each other and getting covered in filth
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Pretend you’re shopping for your child (when actually it’s for you) at eenymeeny, Tufnell Park, London. Everything on sale has earned its place through quality, usefulness, uniqueness or cool-factor, and mostly all four
Immerse yourself in the sensory pod at the V&A Museum of Childhood. There’s more than enough stuff to keep them occupied while you work through your existential crisis
Bablands - for tiny Londoners and their adults
Find everything you need to create a cool, calm, contemporary nursery at Olli Ella. Modern furniture, textiles, wall art and cartoon softies designed to look as good outside the nursery as in it
There is a Mum and She Never Goes Out: The Need for Parent-Focused Family Events. This new generation of music-loving parents won’t be fobbed off with naff kids’ discos with their PG playlists and parent-placating bars, and why the hell should they?
Seven activities for Londoners who happen to be parents. Thank God for the amazing individuals convinced that grown-up fun tailored to kids is the future of sane parenting.
Set up camp in the child-friendly Waterstone’s at the O2 Centre Finchley Road. The floor is littered with baskets of toys that have suffered prolonged, aggressive displays of affection from hundreds of kids
Be spoilt for choice at eclectic Islington interiors store Molly-Meg, Islington, London. Molly Price has an amazing eye for fresh, modern, well-designed products that kids and grownups will lose their shit over.
Ride the yellow helter-skelter and shop vintage-look kidswear at Niddle Noddle. On sale is an adorable edit of toys, clothes, books and nursery decor, with many pieces sourced from hard-to-find brands
Local parent: Megan in Thames Ditton, Surrey. Megan Rossiter is a hypnobirthing teacher and student midwife. She has lived in Thames Ditton for a year and in Surrey for five.
Local parent: Sarah in Hackney. Sarah Bruegger is a freelance Digital Content Consultant and founder of local parents’ events series East Sleep Repeat.
Savour a healthy lunch (and five minutes’ peace) at Belsize Park’s 36 cafe. Unlike other parent-focused cafes, 36 falls more into the category of ‘coffee shop with a play area’ than ‘play cafe’.
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