London Mums May 2017 newsletter including Half Term activities for families


Dear London Mums

Spring does not seem to launch and Summer is already at the door. My son is in year 6 and I feel these primary school years have gone so quickly. Before I know my son will be finishing secondary school and will be gone to Uni... I reflect on time and my past 10 years running the London Mums community. Wow! Time flies. In this newsletter, I have packed lots of ideas for the forthcoming May Half Term activities for families in London and beyond as well as ideas for the Summer holidays. In the meantime I am working on our 10th anniversary magazine issue including interviews with Hollywood actress Reese Witherspoon and former tennis ace Annabel Croft, among other fab content.  



May Half Term activities for families

Your Guide to London’s Best Children’s Museums


Saturday 27 May – Sunday 4 June at the Museum of Brands Packaging and Advertising, Notting Hill

Drawing inspiration from the toys, sweets and breakfast cereals from generations of childhood memories, as well as our magical garden, design and create your own seed packaging. Get sketching in our Time Tunnel and garden and take home a designed seed pack full with cress seeds to grow and eat at home. Perfect for families of all ages, this creative activity is a great way to enjoy discover the Museum before enjoying seasonal treats in our lovely café. All activities free with Museum of Brands admission, no booking required. Adult Museum Admission £9, Concessions £7 Children £5, Family Ticket £24. Children under 7 enter for free!  The Museum is open Tuesday – Sunday, and Bank Holiday Mondays. 2 Minute walk from Ladbroke Grove station.  

Kids WORKSHOP: Solids, Liquids, & Gases with Mad Science

Castle Siege (27 - 29 May 2017) at Arundel Castle

West End Shows Offers of the month

London Mums West End page have now new sales on shows and London attractions. Check here  

Spring Outdoor activities

Gardening Lab for Kids: Rock Bugs and the Shoe Garden Project

Gardening Lab for Kids Rock bugs

Gardening Lab for Kids Shoe Garden Project


Travel with Kids

Why Every Family Needs to Visit Ras al-Khaimah this year

Tuscan holiday

Firenze on a budget

Join London Mums' first trip to Tuscany 19-23 June 2017

Inspirational Mums: Rita Kobrak & her Italian holidays for mums

Films of the month

Hilarious chat with The Boss Baby film director Tom McGrath



Star Wars News: The Last Jedi

Diego reviews Shaun the Sheep Spoilsport DVD

THE BLUE LAGOON (1980) starring Brooke Shields


Books of the month

How Not To Hate Your Husband After Kids by Jancee Dunn

Under a Sardinian sky by Sara Alexander

Greek Myths Volume 1 by Jacqueline Morley

We’re all Wonders by R. J. Palacio, author of Wonder



Things we are looking forward this Summer

Cornbury Music Festival – a fabulous finale for families in Cotswolds Oxfordshire 6-7-8 July 2017

Cornbury Music Festival is a lovingly crafted, high end, open-air party, the ultimate celebration of music and culture set in the heart of the Cotswolds at Great Tew Park, tailor-made for the whole family. London Mums cannot wait for it! This year in particular as this year's event, the 14th Cornbury, will be the last.  It's going to be a smashing farewell party with great artists including Bryan Adams, Chrissie Hynde, Kaiser Chiefs, Jools Holland, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Jack Savoretti, Scouting For Girls, Tom Chaplin (Keane), Imelda May, Right Said Fred, Midge Ure. No need to say that I particularly look forward to my teen idols Bryan Adams, Midge Ure and Sophie Ellis-Bextor as well as the Kaiser Chiefs. More info here.


tantrums color illustration irene LR for web



When is a child old enough to babysit?

When should and shouldn’t you tutor your child?

What to look for in a tutor

Sun Awareness  - CHILDREN & THE SUN dermatologist advice


Summer Recipes

Easter recipe summer lamb tagine waitrose recipe london mums magazine

Strawberry Tiramisu

My Granny’s Summer berries Jam (child-friendly)

Recipe: Speedy summer lamb tagine

Summer cocktail with Apple and Ginger POM

Scones with Maple Syrup Icing

Ice Cream Sconewich


May Giveaways

london mums competitions -home page

Enter our fabulous competitions for the chance to win some of these prizes    

London Mums on YouTube

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Enjoy Spring! Til the next one, get in touch if you want to share your thoughts and ideas with fellow London Mums.  


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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