Out & About in Greenwich

A series of articles charting life in Greenwich as a Greenwichmum.

The Showstoppers’ Christmas Kids Show

Showstoppers, the award-winning musical improvisers, will make all your kids’ Christmas stories come to life! It's such an original take on performance in an engaging way that sparks the imagination. If you've been on the fence about taking your … [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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Autumn Half Term

Its here, the Autumn Half term has arrived and just in time for those extra restrictions, curfews and bubbles! But fear not below you'll find a selection a localish, socially distanced happenings to keep kids of all ages entertained. Most are free or … [Read more...]

Activities for a Lockdown

When rain, cold weather or a lockdown keeps us all inside, it can be hard to keep everyone entertained and on an even keel. So whatever the reason you're staying behind closed doors, try one of these indoor, boredom-busting things to do. Turning your day … [Read more...]

Putting Arts at the Heart of Education

The arts are uniquely valuable in life and in the development of our children. The study and exploration of art, drama, music and design help to hone skills that test beliefs, build knowledge and develop confidence. They offer practical, creative … [Read more...]

Greenwich Theatre Half Term

From well-known favourites to brand new shows, the school holidays at Greenwich Theatre are always packed with shows for families, and this half-term is no exception. Launching the programme on Sunday 16 February with a tale by Michael Morpurgo, … [Read more...]

Christmas at the Unicorn Theatre

This Christmas, the Unicorn Theatre is presenting spectacular family theatre for all ages. Oscar Wilde’s The Canterville Ghost is a frighteningly funny and delightfully spooky retelling of the comic novel for everyone aged 7 and over. With … [Read more...]

Halloween on Greenwich Peninsula

Nothing says Halloween quite like pumpkin-pimpin’, face-painting and trick or treating. Join us on The Jetty, Greenwich Peninsula for an afternoon of kid-friendly, Halloween-inspired fun. Come dressed in your Halloween best for witchy crafts and … [Read more...]

School of Thought

Are you thinking about your children's next educational steps? I know I am. We have Secondary schools and the 11+ to think about along with a preschool to consider for our three. So if you too have a big educational move coming up and would like to … [Read more...]

Worlds Oceans Day In Greenwich

Ever walk up to the ocean, stare at the blue vastness and listen to the waves rolling in and suddenly a sense of calm washes over you?  New research has shown that just seeing an ocean greatly reduces a person’s stresses and anxieties.  I don't … [Read more...]

Greenwich+Docklands International Fair 2019

Greenwich+Docklands International Fair 2019 aka GDIF is back! That's right bigger and better for 2019, and in our opinion, one of the best annual festivals Greenwich Borough has to offer. We've taken a look at the line-up and pulled out the best … [Read more...]

Rachel McMillan Ofsted Outstanding

Rachel McMillan Nursery School is a Local Authority State Nursery School, in the heart of the Deptford community. Right on our doorstep here in Greenwich. First opened in 1914, they are world-renowned, Ofsted Outstanding Nursery School thought to be the … [Read more...]

Curious New Builds In Sutcliffe Park

As part of IKEA Greenwich's launch, IKEA has partnered with London-based designers, such as Hattie Newman, Adam Furman and Supermundane to create special IKEA Greenwich wildlife homes. The beautifully bright homes will house local wildlife such as … [Read more...]

Spring at Greenwich Theatre

Spring at Greenwich Theatre The pantomime may be behind us (oh yes it is!) but there is a host of innovative, inclusive and exciting performances for the whole family at Greenwich theatre in February. There’s even an exclusive discount for all … [Read more...]

Is Your School Top Of The Class?

Pat yourself on the back Greenwich parents as the Department for Education (DfE) has published 2018's SAT’s results, with Conway Primary, Meridian Primary and Our Lady of Grace Catholic Primary, joint top three in the borough with a whopping 90% The … [Read more...]

October is Walk to School Month

October is Walk to School Month - Which is an excellent opportunity for children to join hundreds of thousands of other pupils across the world in celebrating the daily walk to school. Sadly new figures released by DfT in September 2018) revealed that … [Read more...]

International Talk Like A Pirate Day

Ahoy, Mateys! Wednesday 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day!   This is a great day to get all our inner pirate out. Grab your eye patch and your sword and get ready for an adventure! So, how do we celebrate this amazing day?   Here … [Read more...]