In The Know: Cool Things For Parents & Kids

From healthy ready-made meals for little ones, through to mega-cool mini biker jackets, we've rounded up some of the best finds for parents, guaranteed to keep the children entertained and you the right side of sane this month.

Outside the Lines

Outside the Lines is a collection of beautifully considered clothes for girls aged 3–13 who know their own style. Of the latest Spring/Summer collection, we love the intricate lace-detailed dresses with pom-poms and their colourful collection of embroidered playsuits.


The Goat by Anne Fleming

A book for young readers, The Goat is a tender and hilarious tale that brings together a misplaced animal, a road trip and a Broadway show, as neighbours who were previously strangers find the goat could be just what they needed.


Urban Village Fete

On 20th May, Greenwich Peninsula will be taken over by the family-friendly Urban Village Fete. With walkabout entertainment and a line-up of interactive workshops for all ages, the festival will host Indeedy Musical Bingo, comedy act The Sniffer Dogs and outdoor theatre Kickmouse.

Peninsula Square, Greenwich Peninsula, London SE10 0SQ; 20th May; FREE entry


Wild Child Kitchen

Start-up Wild Child Kitchen creates convenient, healthy food for children aged one and up. Packed in biodegradable packaging, the chilled, colourful meals span different cuisines and sizes (the family shepherd’s pie is good enough for parents too). New for 2018 is extended delivery zones – it now encompasses all postcodes within the M25 and flexible subscription bundles.


Bing Kids

New from hot designer Anine Bing is her range for children, Bing Kids. We’re a big fan of its unisex Motley Moto jacket (€359), inspired by the cult favourite leather jacket of its parent brand. Pair it with Sadie leggings and an Eagle tee for a full-on rock look for your little one.


Express Yourself: A Teen Girl’s Guide to Speaking Up and Being Who You Are by Emily Roberts

This personal mentor guide presents teens with powerful messages, allowing them to embody the confident women they want to become. Written by author Emily Roberts, psychotherapist and founder of The Guidance Girl, the book promises teach girls how to communicate assertively, with confidence and without fear.



Stationery fans, listen up: Papier has launched a Disney collection that spans notebooks, party invitations and personalised thank-you cards. Characters across the designs include Alice in Wonderland, Minnie Mouse, Bambi, Dumbo and – our favourite – Ariel from The Little Mermaid.


Mrs Wordsmith

Combining data science and creativity, Mrs Wordsmith has curated a series of vocabulary journeys that are relevant to what children learn at school. Using the illustration team behind Madagascar, the visual content company has illustrated 1,000 words so children can broaden their vocabulary for a few minutes every day.


The Amazing Bubbleman at Underbelly Festival

Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences worldwide for over 30 years, and now he’s coming to the South Bank. In his show, he explores the dynamics of bubbles, combining comedy and artistry with audience participation and bubble tricks to keep everyone – and particularly kids – mesmerized.

South Bank, London SE1 8XX; until 29th May

School of Rock: the Musical

Based on the hit movie, this musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed rock star who decides to earn a bit of extra cash by posing as a supply teacher at a prestigious prep school. There, he turns a class of straight-A pupils into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. But can he get them to the Battle of the Bands without their parents and the school’s headmistress finding out?

Drury Ln, Covent Garden, London WC2B 5PG; ongoing

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