Workshops, events and things to do for children in Notting Hill, plus this summer’s top buys for your little ones if you’re going on holiday
The summer holidays are long for parents and children so check out the Summer in the City programme, which features hundreds of activities across the Royal Borough, Westminster, and Hammersmith and Fulham. With everything from dance classes and sports days to film-making and theatre, there are activities for everyone.
For the full listings, visit rbkc.gov.uk/summerinthecity
Taking centre stage
Kids Week is back from 1-31 August for a line-up of theatrical delights, which this year includes Aliens Love Underpants (3+) and Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain Part Two! (all ages 5+). A child aged 16 or under is eligible to go free, and two additional kids can go at half price (per transaction), as long as they are accompanied by a full-fee paying adult. kidsweek.co.uk
Children’s film workshops at Electric Cinema
The Electric Cinema has announced the return of the Get Smart filmmaking workshops for children aged 7 – 10 years old. This summer holiday children can choose between ‘Lights, Camera, Fireworks! An Introduction to special FX and roles on set’ or Let’s Animate! 3D modelling and animation’. The workshops costs £165 for non-members and £135 for Every House / Local House members. Children must be between 7 – 10 years old and need to bring their own packed lunch. electriccinema.co.uk; getsmartfilms.co.uk
Safe in the Sun
Keep tots protected with Sunuva’s children’s beachwear. Accredited by the British Skin Foundation, the luxury range with fabric technology (UPF 50+) extends to all swimwear and rash vests. There are also a range of cotton dresses, shorts and shirts in sunshine colours. We love this canary yellow Girls Ditsy Swimsuit, from £37, for children aged six months-14 years old.
Trunki, the company behind the original ride-on suitcase for kids, has unveiled its newest design Benny the cat, modelled on founder Rob Law’s rescued pet feline. With a sleek grey design, white whiskers and horns, the cute model comes with its own official certificate of adoption too. £39,99.