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Horrible Histories' Terrible Thames Tour
Horrible Histories returns to the river Thames with a new adventure for kids. Families can board the Terrible Thames Tour for a journey across the river to see some of London’s top sites including the Tower of London, Cleopatra’s Needle and Westminster Bridge. Horrible Histories’ guides will tell guests fascinating – and gruesome – stories along the way, from King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn to Jack the Ripper and Queen Boudicca. Daily sailings begin on Saturday 2nd April from Tower Bridge Quay; tickets cost £22 for adults and £14 for children.
Bonpoint SS22 Collection
Regular SL readers will know we love Bonpoint for its classic, timeless children’s wear, so we were excited to see its new SS22 collection has landed. Full of pastel colours, softs prints and lightweight denim for boys and girls, there’s something for every taste and age. We especially like the sage green baby grows and cool girl’s accessories – think pretty hair clips, cotton scarves and mini bags, all perfect for summer.
What's New, Harper Drew? By Kathy Weeks
This new series by Kathy Weeks takes young readers into the world of Harper Drew’s diary, documenting all the drama a teenage girl could face. And there seems to be a lot of crazy stuff happening to the young Harper. During the annual family trip to France, she comes across bats and lamas, while her brother is more concerned with his hairstyle than helping his sister navigate the mayhem, especially when she hatches a plan to get an invite to Maisie Felix's party.
Ascot Spring Family Raceday
Ascot is hosting a special family race day to celebrate Mother’s Day. Racing will take place from 1-4.30pm, and there’s an exciting roster of activities for little ones to enjoy, including dog and ferret racing, a treasure hunt, pony riding sessions, face painting, arts and crafts, and wall climbing. There’s also an on-site petting zoo, plus an equicizer machine to teach kids how to ride a horse. Book a private box to enjoy lunch and afternoon tea. Tickets start from £26.
High Street, Ascot Racecourse, Ascot, SL5 7JX
Air Up is a unique water bottle which helps trick your brain into thinking you’re drinking flavoured water. Ideal for little ones who struggle to drink water or stay hydrated at playtime, the reusable bottle uses recyclable flavour pods to infuse water with tasty flavours, all of which are zero-calorie and don’t contain any sugar. Each recyclable pod contains natural flavourings – little ones can choose from flavours like lime, orange, berry, watermelon, peach or cola, while adults will love the iced coffee capsules. Starter sets, including one bottle and two scent pods, are priced from £29.95.
The Gruffalo At Hackney Empire
Internationally acclaimed theatre company Tall Stories is planning to bring its celebrated production of The Gruffalo to Hackney Empire in time for the Easter holidays. Join the Gruffalo on his adventurous mission in this magical musical stage adaptation of the much-loved picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Audience members can also donate theatre ticket for local families who wouldn’t ordinarily be able to afford a trip to the theatre, as part of Hackney Empire’s collaboration with local charities. Tickets start from £12.
From Wednesday 6th to Friday 8th April; 291 Mare Street, Hackney, E8 1EJ
Marie-Chantal Olympia Slipper
Marie-Chantal, known for its angel wing baby grows, has created a new pair of Mary-Jane style slippers for little girls. Available in sizes 2 to 10, the gold Olympia Slippers are made from soft leather with a suede sole and feature the brand’s signature embroidered Angel Wing on the back. Perfect for a special occasion or wedding, they’ll look sweet with a smock dress and white socks.
Le Petit Planet
Le Petit Planet is a new online platform for selling and discovering premium sustainable children’s brands. Created to cut down the amount of old children’s clothes that end up in landfill every year, the site lets you resell outgrown pieces, and find new ones from brands like Caramel London, Banwood and Little Dutch. There are also curated edits of conscious toys, furniture and home décor – whether you’re after a new outfit or gift for your little one.
This clever wooden table has a chalk top so little ones can get creative at home without making a mess. Ideal for encouraging kids to draw and play independently, the table has a pot in the middle for storing chalks, crayons and pencils, and is light enough to be moved around the home. You can also purchase stools and round paper pads (both plain and themed) which slot onto the table for mini masterpieces and doodles.
For the first time, Dino Kingdom is coming to London. From Friday 1st to Monday 18th April, families can see the spectacular dinosaur display at Gunnersbury Park near Chiswick. The outdoor prehistoric exhibition includes over 100 dinosaurs and creatures, from holographic monsters to life-size models, including a 16m Tyrannosaurus and a towering 18m Apatosaurus. Kids will also find little creatures, including hatching baby dinosaurs, crocodiles, frogs, bees, spiders and more. Tickets cost £17 for adults and £13 for children.
Gunnersbury Park, Popes Lane, Hounslow, W3 8LQ
Welcome To Babyhood By Chessie King
Influencer and new mum Chessie King has launched a platform to help mums during the early weeks of parenthood. The platform is designed to be used during the first 40 days of motherhood, with videos from the top experts in feeding, sleeping, and cognitive development. Expect to hear from seep consultant Anna Knight, midwife Illy Morrison, lactation consultant Stacey Zimmels, and pelvic health physiotherapist Clare Bourne, with tailored videos for vaginal and caesarean births. With over 80 videos available, the guide costs £39.99 for access for 100 days. A lovely gift for mums-to-be.
Baba West x Lyonsleaf Zinc & Calendula Cream
Children’s supplement brand Baba West has collaborated with premium skincare brand Lyonsleaf to create this new cream. Made from 100% natural ingredients, the cream can help with everything from nappy rash and eczema in babies and children, to helping to clear up acne, treat dry patches and protect skin from the cold. It provides a breathable, protective barrier to shield skin from the elements, with ingredients like babassu oil, vitamin E and marshmallow root extract.