Out & About in Greenwich

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

Your School Uniform Checklist

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

School’s Out for Summer!

When it comes to the summer holidays knowledge is power. And with six weeks stretching out before us we all know that we need to be on our toes to fend off those inevitable questions like "what are we doing today" or god forbid the "I'm bored" statement … [Read more...]

Focus On Charlton

Cross Blackheath from the top of Greenwich Park, and you’ll soon find yourself in leafy Charlton, and it's not all about the Football Club! In fact, one of the oldest settlements in London, with an Iron Age hill fort was excavated in Maryon Park, back in … [Read more...]

Sensational Summer Activities!

Are you looking for sensational summer holiday activities?     With the six-week holiday fast approaching, every parent is thinking about how to get through the holiday time with activities, events and exciting things to do that won't … [Read more...]

Armed Forces Day Great Greenwich Get Together 2018

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has many strong long-standing links with our Armed Forces. From Maritime Greenwich through to the Barracks at Woolwich and the old munitions factories on the new Riverside Development of Berkeley Homes. Its also something … [Read more...]

Are you ready for Greenwich Festival Fever?

Festival Fever hits Greenwich this month kicking off a season that really does have an event for everyone and every budget. From books to sailing, parks to comedy, you'll be sure to find an event that you and your family will love. Starting this week and … [Read more...]

Take Easter like a Crack Commando

Easter Half Term...If your Parenting patience cracked as fast as those Chocolate Eggs, then take a look at our Easter Half Term roundup and take back your sanity and ability to pull magical events and activities out of the air for this Easter … [Read more...]

12 Things Every First Aid Kit Should Have

First Aid Kit? Everyone (parent or not) should have a home first aid kit ready to go should an emergency arise. If you have small kids, being prepared with up-to-date equipment becomes even more critical. It also gives you a sense of more control and much … [Read more...]

Grab Half Term Like A Boss!

Half Term - two words that have the ability to strike fear into every parent or parents trying to keep their troops happy and entertained. In only a week in length, it's not long enough for true boredom to set in. But as any parent will tell you a … [Read more...]

Get the Kids Outdoors This Summer

Summer is time for outdoor fun with the kids. However, sometimes the days are long, and your ideas are short. Here are some thoughts and helpful shopping links to help you make sure your little ones are busy bees getting lots of fresh air this … [Read more...]

Christmas at the Pavilion Cafe in Greenwich Park

Here for Christmas at the Pavilion Cafe we have worked on some new exciting items to add to our range for the festive holidays. Our long serving Chef John has worked on some baked items including a gluten free polenta loaf that is amazingly moist … [Read more...]

Father Christmas is coming to Greenwich

Father Christmas, his head elf and a magical Christmas grotto are coming to Greenwich Shopping Park, off Bugsby’s Way in Charlton, on Thursday, 8th December. Bring your little ones along to experience the festive sparkle and enjoy a magical and … [Read more...]

25 adventures to end the Summer!

Apart from the odd day here and there, the weather hasn’t let us down so far for this six-week holiday which is perfect if you're looking for adventures to end the summer and keep your children entertained. Usually, though, being a British Summer the … [Read more...]

Scrat at Greenwich Shopping Park

Popular Ice Age character Scrat – known for being the plucky cross between a squirrel and a rat – is coming to Greenwich Shopping Park, off Bugsby’s Way in Charlton, on Friday 19th August and the nice people at the park got in touch with Greenwichmums to … [Read more...]

5 Ideas For Reading With Your Child by Wilf Books

This post was delivered to you via WILF Books, a sharing-based, children’s book delivery service. Reading with your child is just a wonderful thing, isn’t it? There’s something, particularly in today’s digital age, that just feels so right. … [Read more...]

Easter round up…

Easter Half Term in Greenwich need not be a chocolate filled expensive affair. Across the borough of Greenwich we’re lucky enough to have the most river frontage of any London Borough and about 183 acres of parkland. As well as our lovely historical … [Read more...]

Bare Your Skin this Summer for Vitality and Health

With the UK currently bathed in glorious sunshine and high temperatures, come with me on a journey to discover the incredible health and anti ageing benefits of sunshine. The sun is responsible for all life on earth – humans thrive in sunlight and by … [Read more...]

Out & About April

The first rays sunshine have arrived in Greenwich along with a few new additions – we hear that Jamie Oliver is finally set to open his Italian this month and a few weeks back saw the new Plumtree Café, set back off Greenwich High Rd also open up. Find … [Read more...]

Out & About March

So much to do this month, Mothers Day, Easter, Clocks springing forward, the list goes on. Let us help in crossing off a few of those with this months Out & About kicking off with treats... You may have noticed that each Wednesday a lovely little … [Read more...]

Out & About this February

February the month of love, pancakes and half term. In the US it's also national bird feeding month. Something close to my heart and although I'm not a closet bird watcher - I have watched closely these past 2 weeks as the owners of the East Greenwich … [Read more...]