London is probably the best city in the world in terms of activities for families and children including lots of free activities and events. We list here lots of initiatives that we believe London Mums and their children from babies to teenagers would enjoy especially at the most entertaining places such as the Science Museum, The V&A, Kew Gardens, Kensington Palace, Hyde Park, Richmond Park, Greenwich, West End shows, the London Eye, the London Aquarium, Kingston upon Thames, Chelsea, SouthBank and so much more.

MAY HALF TERM: Mess it Up Messy Play

Come along and play at one of our Messy Play Sessions. All you have to do is come along and MESS IT UP and then leave the cleaning up to us!

In our one hour classes babies and toddlers are given the freedom to move around at their own pace and all of our products are non-toxic and hypo-allergenic. We have a variety of areas to explore including a sand pit, pasta, jelly, foam and much more.

Date: Friday 31st May 2019
Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Age: 6 months – 4yrs
Location: Eddie Catz Wimbledon
Phone: 020 3475 5268 and press ‘1′
Price: £9 – £11

* As we try to improve this experience please note that the products, ingredients and the layout may change per session.

Entrance is by ticket only. Please book in advance as seasonal events sell out quickly!
Tickets are non-refundable once booked & paid for. Feel free to contact us beforehand if you have any queries or requests.


Benefits of Messy Play

Babies and children learn and develop through play, but especially through unstructured, exploratory play.

Messy play focuses on exploring and experimenting with different materials without any end goal such as to build or make something. This allows young children to make their own discoveries using their senses, curiosity and knowledge.

Messy and sensory play is all about exploring, there’s not a right or wrong way. This means that any child can participate, whatever their ability, and benefit from it. It’s also a very sociable activity, but one that doesn’t rely on words. Children can play together and share their discoveries without needing to explain things verbally. However, it can also be a way of encouraging speech, for example by describing sensations, textures etc., and helping your child build their vocabulary.

Now for the fun part

There will tuff trays filled with pasta, jelly, foam plus a boating pool with fluffy bubbles to play with; there will also be lots of paints for your young artists to try their hands at some messy works of art.

A change of clothes is essential – this gets messy!

Lastly what else can possibly be any better than after all of this very messy play is to leave all of the cleaning up for someone else to do. Ages 4 months to 4 years, all children must be supervised by a parent or guardian.

*Food Allergens – Health & Safety Notice for Parents & Guardians
Messy play activities may use foods that may contain some of the 14 common allergens.
Children must have permission to be participate and must be accompanied by an Adult.
* It is the Parent/Guardian’s responsibility to consult the food packaging before the child participates, especially if they suffer from food allergies or intolerances *

First child £11

Second child £9


Please see our Parent Information for classes at Eddie Catz.

Book Your Space HERE.

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About Maria Cantarella

Guest blogger at London Mums magazine, mum of two and owner of soft play centres Eddie Catz. One of the very best in indoor play, Eddie Catz is the place to bring your child to play, have a party, take a class or join a workshop or an event!

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