50 Films For Kids

So here we go! 50 films for kids aged 5 - 11+ which should keep you in movies for the foreseeable future. (at least seven weeks if you pick one a day!) Most of these you may already have, and some you'll remember from your own childhoods and each of them … [Read more...]

What Makes A Good School?

This morning I was talking to a dad about some of our local school options, and he was a bit unsure of when to apply for places for his children. He was also confused on the six options you should pick and what to even look for in a school. So What … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Magic

Years ago, my father-in-law gave me a Slow Cooker for Christmas. Some would say that this was a chauvinistic and demeaning gift. I, however, did not see it this way. What he'd thoughtfully given me was Time. Time not spent in the kitchen prepping and … [Read more...]

First Day Jitters for Parents

First Day Jitters... It’s the first day of school for your child, and you may be surprised to find that you may be (if not more) than a little nervous. It is almost like it is your first day of school. But you are not alone hundreds of parents up and down … [Read more...]

Your School Uniform Checklist

School Uniforms can be overwhelmingly overwhelming. Here’s our list of everything you're likely to need.  If, like us, one school has no uniform and the other does, then use the same list for a base set of “school only clothes”, saving the very best … [Read more...]

Start A September Do Over

January isn’t the only time to feel like you can get a fresh start. September is just as good a month to begin again, even if you haven’t attended school for years. The start of the school year always makes me feel that I can try harder, be a bit … [Read more...]

September Is Self Care Month

Did you know that September is Self-Care Month? I didn’t either. But this is a great opportunity to really take a moment and just breathe. Self-Care Month is about focusing on supporting self-care throughout communities, families and within yourself. … [Read more...]

25 Best Books For The Under 5’s

Reading books can take you to magical places, dark alleys and mystic seas where the turn of a page will see the leap of a mermaid, a giant or a ghost. I am a self-confessed bookworm. I had a library card aged five and dragged my poor mum and … [Read more...]

Win a Family Ticket to Room on the Broom

How would you like to win a family ticket worth £80 to the amazing Room on the Broom this summer at the Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Ave, London! For a taste of this amazing show take a look at the video trailer here … [Read more...]

Are You Ready for Room on the Broom?

The witch and her cat are travelling on their broomstick when they pick up some hitch-hikers – a friendly dog, a beautiful green bird and a frantic frog. But this broomstick’s not meant for five and – CRACK – it snaps in two... just as the hungry … [Read more...]

World Oceans Day 2022

Our ocean is vital to the future of our planet. Take a deep dive beneath the waves with the National Maritime Museum this June. Focusing on the importance of collective action for ocean revitalisation you can take part in a range of exciting … [Read more...]

Tuna Fritters

These super easy tuna, sweetcorn and spring onion fritters make for a really family-friendly meal and can be served for brunch, lunch or dinner. Add some little chilli flakes or cajun spice for a bit of spice. They are filling, wont break the bank … [Read more...]

Summer Seasonal Trails

Looking for a fun nature-based activity this Summer?   Then pop to Woodlands Farm from 31st May onwards to try their Seasonal Summer Trail. Trail packs are available from the Mess Room in the farmyard for £3. You can then try to find all the … [Read more...]

Become an Urban Birder

Ever walked around Greenwich Park and the surrounding streets and been amazed by the array of beautiful birds in the air? I know I have. Now, The Royal Parks charity has enlisted the help of The Urban Birder, David Lindo, to inspire a new generation of … [Read more...]

Cut the Cost of Greenwich Living 

It's barely out of the news. Food bills, fuel bills, interest rates, job losses. It makes for stark reading, listening and viewing.   It's a scary time for many of us, our neighbours and our friends, who are trying to juggle the pressures from the cost … [Read more...]

Royal Arsenal Riverside and Kidbrooke Village Celebrate the Platinum Jubilee weekend

Jubilee festivities will be in full swing at Royal Arsenal Riverside (Woolwich) and Kidbrooke Village (near Blackheath) on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 June, and everyone in the community is invited to come down to enjoy food, live music, and … [Read more...]

Preventing Summer Slide.

It's hard to believe that summer is here. It has been quite a year or two since this pandemic started. While we got through the school year, many parents are even more concerned about their children falling behind academically, especially when it comes to … [Read more...]

Mums Night Out!

Has it been a while since you got together with just the girls? Of course, that's a rhetorical question. For me, it's been about 16 months since we were together as a gang! So with the new relaxation of the social distancing rules, break out the dry … [Read more...]

Do you need a Career Kick?

In celebration of International Women’s Day 2021, Design District joined forces with SheSays London, part of a global community of over 70,000 creative women, to host an online Q&A with Alessandra Lariu and founding director of Roz Barr Architects, … [Read more...]

Who Wants Better Sleep?

Did you know March it's National Bed Month? I didn't! so I'm planning on taking full advantage this weekend with a lie- in this Sunday as its Mothering Sunday (hint hint). And I know you do... Organised by The Sleep Council, the aim is to remind us … [Read more...]