With September in full swing, London has plenty of activities that are perfectly suited for parents and toddlers to participate in. We’ve put together a list of 10 things to do in London with toddlers that deserve a look this month.
1. Relax and have a cup of coffee in Chiswick
A coffee shop isn’t a typical location that you’d think about visiting with your toddler, but The Parent Hood is a unique café concept that will change your mind. The idea is to bring your child to the café which offers a welcoming, stylish and safe space for children.
Your kids will be entertained while parents can enjoy a delicious cup of coffee to unwind and relax.
The Parent Hood also offers a range of services such as baby massage classes, adult personal training, and general parenting advice.
2. Attend a contemporary music and arts festival to learn about colours
From September 14th to 22nd, the Colourscape Music Festival will be held in Clapham to celebrate music and arts from all over the world in many different forms.
Child tickets are available but if you want to bring the whole family along, you can get a family admission ticket for an affordable price.
Be quick to book your tickets on the weekend or take advantage of weekdays will less people!
3. Introduce your kids to Classical music at the Royal Albert Hall
Classical music might not be the first thing that you think of introducing to your kids. However, there’s a kid-oriented classical music event at the Royal Albert Hall on the 28th of September that will provide an exciting musical journey for your kids to experience.
For example, there will be carefully-selected bassoon pieces performed by professional musicians from Albert’s Band.
Who knows… maybe your little one will discover an instrument he/she would like to practise later on.
4. Go to the gym with your child in Westfield London
The Little Gym in Westfield London is a great concept that teaches both parent and child how to start having fun with exercise. This is a fantastic opportunity for you and your child to develop healthier habits.
In addition, you can also teach your child muscle control, coordination, motor skills, colour recognition, language development and life skills. So let’s get your toddlers active this Autumn!
5. Attending swimming lessons in Wandsworth or Isleworth
London Baby Swim offers some fantastic swimming classes that are designed for both parents and their children. No matter if your child is a toddler or a baby, the swimming centre is a playful, safe and fun environment to develop natural swimming skills.
What a fun way to introduce the pools to your toddlers.
6. Visit an animal farm in Spitalfields
Spitalfields City Farm is a community space that is open from 10am to 4.30pm for 6 days a week. It’s completely free entry and is a fantastic place to relax, see rare breed farm animals. Your toddlers will love exploring the tree house they offer.
The farm usually hosts a range of different events on the weekends such as a harvest festival for instance.
7. Go to the theatre in Angel to see the play “The Bed”
There are plenty of great options for watching a play with your kids, but Little Angel Theatre in Angel offers a toddler version of The Bed, a classic tale based on the book written by Sylvia Plath.
This exciting production will run from 12th September all the way to the 6th October, giving you plenty of time to book.
8. Explore one of the most exciting soft play areas in Chelsea
Play Base is one of the largest and most varied soft play areas in the whole of London. Whether it’s an assault course of different obstacles or climbing onto vehicles, your child has plenty to explore in Play Base.
Tickets are completely free for adults and children under the age of 1. You can book your tickets cheaper online, so it’s a good idea to plan in advance. Play Base is among the indoor activities to do in London for sure.
9. Visit the largest Lego shop in the world in Piccadilly Circus
Piccadilly Circus is home to the world’s largest Lego store. It’s filled with unique promotions and events that are designed to pique the creative curiosity of your children while also being a lot of fun.
There’s also the huge Lego store itself which offers countless Lego set options that can be taken home to continue the fun.
10. Take parent and child Yoga classes in Chelsea, Camden or Shoreditch
Yoga isn’t typically something that is introduced to children, but parent and child Yoga classes are available which can help you both develop healthier exercise habits. There are several locations to experience these joint classes.
In summary, you will learn how to develop mindful breathing and postures to build confidence with your child. Last but not least, you will discover ways to relax when you’re feeling particularly stressed out.
Are you ready to give it a try?
So which of these 10 things to do in London with toddlers will you tick off the list this month ?
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