Wednesday 6th March 2013
Ride the waves at Watergate Bay. The boards are smaller, lighter, and safer for mini dudes over 8. A half day introduction to surfing at the extreme academy costs £30.
Wednesday 6th March 2013
Get your tickets! Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is playing in the Theatre Royal previews from 18th of May. Tickets: £25-£67.50. £10 off all prices for preview tickets (to June 24th). Get your golden ticket now!
Monday 25th February 2013
In March 2013 RCA Secret returns to the Royal College of Art’s Dyson Building. 2013 RCA Secret returns for our twentieth year as one of London’s most popular art sales.
FORTHCOMING EXHIBITION & SALE
RCA Secret will be revealed on Thursday 14 March 2013, with the exhibition running up until the day of the Sale on Saturday 23 March. This new spring in our step not only sees a change in dates, but a move to the Royal College of Art’s landmark development — the Dyson Building, 1 Hester Road, SW11 4AN.
Ever wondered if you could spot an Emin at 20 paces? How about a Grayson Perry? Each postcard in RCA Secret is signed only on the back, so collectors won’t know the identity of the artists until they have made their purchases.
We’re giving you nine days to check out this eclectic collection and then for one day only the cards will be sold to support the RCA Fine Art Student Award Fund. With generous contributions of new work from hundreds of leading international artists and designers, RCA Secret continues to help emerging artists at a formative stage in their careers. So whether you walk away with a famous name or not, you’ll be buying a bit of history and contributing to the future.
To get you in the mood, you can currently browse postcards from the previous event VIEW POSTCARDS 2011. These will be removed at the end of February, and the new RCA Secret 2013 postcards will be available to view on this website from 14 March.
Each postcard costs £45 and a maximum of four cards may be purchased per person. Postcards are only available to purchase in person at the Sale. You must have an RCA Secret Collector’s Number to purchase a card at RCA Secret 2013. Register to get one.
ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART BATTERSEA
Dyson Building, 1 Hester Road, London SW11 4AN
Exhibition open: 14–22 March 11am–6pm
Late opening: Thursday 21 March until 9pm
Sale open: Saturday 23 March 8am-6pm
Buses (to Battersea Bridge south side): 19, 49 and 345 from South Kensington; 170 from Victoria; 19 from Sloane Square; 319 and 49 from Clapham Junction
Friday 22nd February 2013
It’s that time of year again. The Affordable Art Fair is back in London’s Battersea Park from March 7-10th. I am excited to go. They have kids activities and a free creche too!
Tuesday 29th January 2013
This weekend we met up with some friends for a day out with the kids at the Tate Modern in London. I was pleasantly surprised at how kid friendly it was! On the basement floor there’s a soft play area which the kids were in heaven with. As you go down the ‘violin’ slide it plays music. They must have done that about 1,000 times. They have an interactive zone and an open studio which was another hit for our bunch. After a few hours of fun we headed up to the cafe for lunch. It was recently named Best Family Restaurant in the Time Out Eating & Drinking Awards, and is located on level 1 of Tate Modern, overlooking the riverside. It has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Food was terrific and kids eat free! All in all it was the perfect family outing!
Thursday 24th January 2013
The Verdura Resort in Sicily, Italy is a magical place which makes the perfect destination for a family holiday. It is a safe and secure environment and caters for all ages, from babies and toddlers to the most demanding of teenagers. Parents can relax in the knowledge that everything has been thought of. Children can relax knowing that every day will see the start of a brand-new adventure.
All the rooms at the resort sleep two, but extra beds can be added to some room types and rooms can be added with interconnecting doors to accommodate families of all sizes. Those with children under the age of four will have their rooms specially childproofed on arrival. Pool and beach areas are supervised at all times, and a professional babysitting service is available.
Guests can pack a little lighter, the resort can supply everything from high chairs and crayons to NINTENDO WII consoles. Before arrival, your child’s details will be taken, so they can be greeted with the appropriate amenities. Special kid’s menus are available, and dishes can be ordered in advance so there is no impatient waiting at the table.
Verdura Golf & Spa Resort is Europe’s most exciting resort, located on the south coast of Sicily near the seaside town of Sciacca. Winning several prestigious awards since its opening in 2010, the luxury resort offers discreet exclusivity that few places can match.
The resort is set over 230 hectares of stunning landscape with 1.8km of private coastline, yet has just 203 rooms and suites, giving a true sense of space and privacy. All rooms have private terraces and uninterrupted sea views and the Olga Polizzi-designed interiors combine modern luxury with authentic Sicilian motifs.
Sunday 20th January 2013
If you’re a lover of pizza like my family is, you’ll LOVE the place Franco Manca. It’s made with all organic ingredients and placed on a delicious sourdough base. It’s divine! The menu is simple and price very affordable! Just went last week with Luna and they made her a special rabbit pizza. Amazing.
Thursday 9th June 2011
We checked out Gambado in Chelsea recently and boy were we happy to have found it! It’s amazing! Perfect for those rainy days when you don’t know what do to! Check it out!
Tuesday 7th June 2011
We recently took little Nico to a Baby Spa which opened up in London. Laura, the owner, invented these head devices for babies aged 2 days to 5 months which enable them to float/swim in the water. Nico loved it! For more information check out Your Baby Spa.
Wednesday 2nd February 2011
The Natural History Museum is the perfect place to take the little ones when it’s cold or rainy outside. Who wouldn’t want to see real life size dinasours!