Wild Week At The Lost Gardens Of Heligan
The Lost Gardens of Heligan in Cornwall is hosting a ‘Wild Week’ in partnership with David Attenborough’s BBC programme, Wild Isles. From Saturday 27th May to Sunday 4th June, parents and kids can reconnect with nature by following trails and assault courses across its 200-acre site, getting lost in a wild storytelling session or relax in a hammock listening to music by the firepit. Kids can also take part in workshops like bush crafting and axe throwing led by the Canoe Cornwall team, and explore the grounds with its zipwire and play area. Be sure to visit the wildlife hub to learn how the team recently reintroduced beavers into the estate. Tickets start from £9.50.
B3273, Pentewan, Saint Austell, PL26 6EN
Lifestyle brand Bamford has launched a new baby range including everyday bath and body essentials for mother and baby, and sweet, soft cotton pieces. Inspired by the nature in Daylesford Farm, the bath and body products contain natural and organically grown ingredients to calm, nourish and protect delicate young skin – lightly infused with a blend of essential oils. Choose from treatment oils, hair and body wash, body balms and a chamomile body powder. There’s also a new-born edit featuring muslins, pop-over ponchos, hooded towels, robes, bibs, blankets and bags – all of which make lovely gifts.
Tiny Travelship is a new travel platform for family-friendly holidays. With a curated edit of stays and mini guides, users can browse the site to find destinations to suit the whole family. You’ll find a selection of holidays around the world with useful info you’ll need on your trip, like whether the restaurant offers early sittings, if jumping in the pool is allowed and whether the property can warm up baby milk. Filter properties by the age of your children, weaning and sleeping requirements and distance from the airport, then read the parent reviews and family-focused facilities guide.
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Adidas By Stella McCartney Water Workout Collection
This season, adidas by Stella McCartney has created a maternity swimwear collection. Made for those who want to exercise and stay fit in the water, pieces are designed to support new and expectant mothers moving in and around the water. Featuring one-pieces and bikinis with abstract prints and bold shades of blue, pink, and yellow, the collection is partly made from soft and stretchy recycled materials which adapt with the body through each stage of the motherhood journey.
Nickelodeon has created a cool smartwatch for kids with GPS tracking, two-way messaging, calling and a camera. The NickWatch brings characters from Nickelodeon series to life, including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, SpongeBob SquarePants and more. It also includes a step counter, music tracks and dozens of fun games and activities to encourage movement and imaginative play. Parents can even track a child’s location via the NickWatch App – but rest assured there’s no access to internet, social media or unwanted calls.
Ally Pally’s 150 Birthday Party
To celebrate 150 years since it opened back in 1873, Alexandra Palace will host a free family-friendly party on Saturday 27th May from midday until 9pm, when visitors can explore all corners of the palace and its 196-acre park. Adults and little ones can look forward to live music, DJs, cinema screenings, silent discos, a family rave, tours of the palace’s theatre and former BBC studios, a farmer’s market and ice-skating sessions. There will also be a selection of workshops and entertainment hosted by the palace’s Creative Learning team, as well as street food, a rum bar and beer garden for parents.
The ii Family Money Show With Gabby Logan
Interactive Investor (ii) has launched a new series of its podcast hosted by Gabby Logan. Each week Gabby will speak to familiar faces about their relationship with money, the financial lessons they've learnt on the road to success, and how they're investing for their family's future. Gabby charts the guests' paths from childhood to career accomplishments, and how their relationship with money has evolved over the years. Previous guests have included Alastair Campbell, Rachel Riley, Richard Curtis, with Sebastian Coe, Deborah Meaden and Susie Dent coming up this new series.
The Little Mermaid
Disney’s latest live-action film, The Little Mermaid, hits the big screen and Dinsey+ on Friday 26th May. Taking inspiration from the 1980s Disney classic, the reboot has a star-studded cast that includes Halle Bailey, Melissa McCarthy, Simone Ashley, Javier Bardem and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Ariel is a beautiful and spirited young mermaid with a thirst for adventure. The youngest of King Triton’s daughters and the most defiant, she longs to find out more about the world beyond the sea. While visiting the surface, she falls for the dashing Prince Eric. Although mermaids are forbidden to interact with humans, Ariel must follow her heart. She makes a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to experience life on land that ultimately places her life – and her father’s crown – in jeopardy.
Super Smalls creates children’s jewellery and accessories inspired by fine jewellery. Playful and colourful enough to incorporate into your own wardrobe, the range includes necklaces and bangle sets, hair accessories, crafts, stickers, toys and even beauty products. Having just launched at Harrods, there’s an edit for little ones – we have our eye on the bejewelled hair clips and friendship bracelets.
Nice N' Spiky Comedy Club At B-Together
Comedy collective Nice N' Spiky is hosting a comedy evening at St John’s Wood’s kids club b-together on Sunday 21st May from 2pm-3pm. Patrick Monahan and two other surprise performers will have little ones giggling with their energetic comedy style and relatable material. Suitable for five- to ten-year-olds, the show is designed to be fun for the whole family. Tickets cost £10 for one adult and two kids.
Cossie & Co Kids
Cossie & Co takes the fuss out of swimwear shopping with thanks to its cool one-pieces featuring trend-led details, so we were pleased to hear the brand has created and edit for girls. There are four Mini Poppy swimsuits to choose from – in blue, pink and two floral prints. Each has a square neckline and low scooped back with UPF 50+ protection from the sun. Best of all, 50% off profits from each one sold will be donated to The Wave Project, which supports children with physical and mental health issues through therapeutic surfing and other ocean-based lessons.
The Paddington Bear Experience
To mark 65 years since Michael Bond’s first Paddington Bear book was published, County Hall will welcome an interactive Paddington experience later this summer – and you can book tickets now. Families can get ready to be thrown into the thick of the action as they embark on a mission to help Paddington and the Brown family prepare for a very special day. Visitors will be immersed in some of the books’ most iconic locations, finishing in a Windsor Gardens extravaganza. Expect live performances, videos and themed food and drinks – including plenty of marmalade sandwiches.
County Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, SE1 7GP