London Mums Competitions


Everyone loves a freebie. London Mums partner with selected businesses to offer amazing products for free to members of our organisation and readers of the London Mums magazine.  Don’t miss the opportunity to win our goodies and enter our competitions and prize draws. Over the years we have given away thousands of prizes including children’s DVDs, family films, tickets to events, cinema and West End shows, handbags, beauty products, toys, books for both mums and children.

Win 1 of 2 family passes to the Barnes Children’s Literature Festival 13-14 May 2017

We’ve teamed up with Barnes Children’s Literature Festival, London’s largest dedicated children’s book festival, to offer two family passes to a special picture book event, The Queen’s Knickers!

  Enjoy a fun-filled session based on the bestselling children’s book, with author and illustrator Nicholas Allan, including a magic illusion featuring knickers that turn into snow(!) plus live drawing and a competition to decorate a pair of paper knickers for the Queen, where everyone wins a prize. Children will also discover what the Queen revealed to Nicholas when he visited her at Buckingham Palace, and the former Prime Minister’s reaction when Nicholas gave him a copy of the book at No 10!  

A fun-filled session for ages 4+, on Sunday 14th May at 10am.

 Barnes Children’s Literature Festival  

This event is part of a weekend of author talks, workshops, craft sessions, film, music and theatre for all ages, taking place around Barnes Pond in leafy south west London.

Barnes Children’s Literature Festival

  The perfect day out, with the atmosphere of a village festival just a stone’s throw from the centre of the capital. Check out the full programme for the Barnes Children’s Literature Festival here:  

(A family pass is for maximum 2 adults and 3 children. The prize does not include travel, accommodation or any other expenses).    

Barnes Children’s Literature Festival

Write the name of your favourite children's author in the competition form below this post. Deadline to enter is midnight on 8 May 2017.  

Bigger and better than ever, the programme includes more than sixty events for children of all ages, including author talks, workshops, story time and craft sessions, music, film and much more.

There is an exciting mix of bestselling authors and illustrators, up and coming new writers, and household names. Highlights include the former Children's Laureates Michael Rosen and Anthony Browne, star author-artist Nick Sharratt and Horrid Henry creator Francesca Simon. They'll be joined by a few famous faces including comedians David Baddiel and Adrian Edmondson, popular television presenters Clare Balding and Lucy Worsley, and radio personality Christian O’Connell. Other authors and illustrators on the programme include Ed Vere, MG Leonard, Michelle Robinson, Lisa Stickley, Sophy Henn and Book Trust Illustrator in Residence, Sarah MacIntyre.

Axel Scheffler with child reporter Diego

  Special events this year include illustrator, Axel Scheffler appearing alongside Barnes Resident and Mog creator, Judith Kerr in an event called When Zog met Mog – not to be missed!
Barnes Children’s Literature Festival

Axel Scheffler signing at the Barnes Children's Literature Festival 2015

  Another exclusive is an interview with Little Princess creator and top illustrator, Tony Ross. You can also experience the interactive Harry Potter show, a new production of Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes set to live music, and an exclusive screening of the short animation based on Jon Klassen’s award-winning I Want My Hat Back.

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About Monica Costa

Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums



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