Hello Little Lambeth, it's been a little while since one of these was posted and as it's my first time writing one of these posts I'm hoping I've got the right idea!
I hope you've all had a good week and for those with young children on half term, I hope you've managed to keep everyone entertained during the rainy spells - there has been a lot of puddle splashing going on here!
According to the BBC we've got a dry weekend ahead of us - I'm keeping my fingers crossed it stays that way!
Bliss have got their London Buggy Push at Battersea Park for anyone who wants to go along and help raise money 'for babies born too soon, too small, too sick'. It's a 5k walk around beautiful Battersea Park with children's entertainment happening too. PS. You don't actually need a buggy to take part! Meet at 9.15am at the Bandstand!
There's Venn Street Market at Clapham Common - open from 10am until 4pm get there early for a delicious Pain au Chocolat from The Old Post Office Bakery and head over to the park to enjoy it whilst your little ones entertain themselves in the playground!
Toddle in the City have got a pre-festival 'toddle' happening in Crystal Palace this weekend at 10am, 1pm and 3pm. Treasure hunts for 3-6 year olds and their favourite adults (that will be A's aunts and grandparents then!). Free for Toddle teams you get given a digital camera and lots of clues of what you can find, but most of all you get to make some wonderful memories.
If you fancy a trip (a lot) further north to Bethnal Green then be sure to check out the V&A Museum of Childhood. It's definitely a worthwhile journey and I could go on and on about it, but I'll leave that for another time... Every term-time weekend they run four sessions on both Saturday and Sunday: sensory storytelling and arts and crafts are but two - see here for more details!
While you're there you could take a walk over to Victoria Park which has a lovely playground and some new water-play features according to Kate over at London with a Toddler.
The National Trust's Morden Hall Park is described as a 'green oasis in the city' and with the launch of '50 things to do before you're 11¾' now seems as good a time as any to head down there for some Sunday family fun. Check out the website for how to get there...
Families with a gallery ticket can enjoy ArtPlay or Gallery Stories at Dulwich Picture Gallery for their Family Sunday. Free for under 18s (£6 for adults going into the permanent collection) and open from 11am - 5pm there's even a Children's Trail to be picked up or downloaded to keep the little ones entertained while you wander through the gallery.
West Norwood's community market FEAST is happening this Sunday and it's all about dance, but as always there is something for everyone - they've even got a 'Spot the Local Landmark' quiz! Open from 10am - 4pm you've got the usual children's activities and live music to enjoy.
Whatever you get up to this weekend I hope you have a wonderful time!
If you're running any events, any day of the week then get in touch so we can let the people of Little Lambeth know!