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 Powerstation have removed the beautiful climbing vines which covered one side.

Home to many species of birds, who are without homes this spring. So we decided to give the Sparrows and Jays a helping hand with some special Greenwichmums fat cakes. Follow the link to find out how you can also help the birds in your garden and have fun with the kids. If, however, mixing lard is not your thing – then maybe one of the following is;

Southbank IMAGINE CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL –  Monday 11th – 24th Feb the 2013 Imagine Kids Festival – sponsored by the Book People – is all about the kids taking over! The Southbank Centre will be transformed BY children FOR children, as well as hosting the top names in children’s literature, dance, theatre and art. Enjoy free activities throughout the festival or just take in the atmosphere as children run the show!  A packed timetable with interesting expos and interactive sessions means there is truly something to offer everyone.  Get there by taking Take the train to Waterloo East!

Want to be involved in a first and have some flippin’ good fun?
pancakesThen join the Greenwich Market Shrove Tuesday Pancake Race and raise money for Macmillan. Teams of 4 can flip their way to the grand final. Please bring your own frying pan. Teams must register by emailing anna@grenhosp.org.uk £5 a team. Heats start at 1pm – prize for winning team & best fancy dress. Children’s races at 4pm. Pancakes supplied by Maison Crepes. Sponsored by MumsCard retailer Bert & Betty and Ministry of Kitchenware. Delicious pancakes on sale all day!

Love-HeartsBe still my beating heart – finally TK Maxx opens its doors this Thursday 14th at 9am and show how much they love us they are giving away £10 vouchers to the first 500 through the door. The store on the corner of Powis and Hare street has been eagerly awaited. Mums please tell us what you think of the new kids wear sections!

PartyFeel like having a party, what about a Poetry Party? – then join Greenwich Theatreon the 19th  & 20th of February for a riotous word party with poetry pass-the-parcel, nursery rhyme hats, haiku balloons and going-home poems. The show, aimed at children aged 5-8, but suitable for all the family is a celebration of words, with live music and lots of interaction for the little people.

Poetry Party features poems by Britain’s most loved children’s poets and introduces a feast of rhymes, ditties and odes… Meet the Jaberwocky, sail away with the Owl and the Pussy Cat or find out what happened when Jim got his finger stuck up his nose… and when Helena ate a whole chocolate cake… Tickets on sale now priced at £7.50pp or family ticket at £25 Performances at 10.30 and 12pm.

If you have anything that you would like to see in Out & About, or you have any comments or suggestions please do get in touch – we don’t bite, we promise!