The city comes alive with bright sparkling lights, pop up ice-rinks and Christmas markets – there are plenty of attractions and activities to keep your little ones entertained this festive season. From Santa visits and sleigh rides to magical fairgrounds, London really has got it covered this Winter. Here’s The Urban Monkey Guide’s top picks on what to do with kids this Christmas…
Not many people can say they have a large theme park right on their doorstep. I used to frequent Chessington World of Adventures on a regular basis, particularly during my teenage years. But since having Monkey, I’ve not been back – the main reason being that he’s too small to go on a lot of the rides. (more…)
There’s something magical about attending a wedding and, this week, Emma from Emma’s Thoughts reminisces about her first trip abroad with her young son earlier this year – to celebrate her sister’s nuptials in the stunning Greek island of Zante. Emma’s first initial worries about taking a toddler abroad soon vanished when she realised just how much her boy enjoyed the different scenery. (more…)
Ice skating is such a festive treat – a real winter tradition the whole family can enjoy. And there are several pop-up rinks which spring up all over London during the Christmas season – some traditional, some with wonderful backdrops, but all of them offering good old-fashioned fun. You’ll be spoilt for choice, so here are the Urban Monkey Guide’s top picks of where best to strap on some blades and hit the ice this winter… Book early to avoid disappointment.
I love Christmas. Not so much the running around, the preparation, the present buying or the cooking. No – not those bits…
But more the spending time with loved ones, eating, drinking and watching Monkey giddy with excitement over Santa’s deliveries. That’s what’s magical about this annual tradition. (more…)