Keeping kids entertained is high on the agenda. With Easter break and half term, and summer holidays looming, we want to make sure the calendar has enough to keep them occupied.
From theatre to climbing, shopping to best beauty buys, and of course, making sure mum-to-be and new mums are taken care of, this is what we are loving in our Citizen Enfant’s May hotlist.
USE THIS Bamford Baby
Baby love is a very special thing, and parents want to use only the best on precious new-born skin. Bamford has now entered the baby market with a curated collection of everyday bath and body essentials, as well as soft cotton pieces to cocoon your little one. Taking inspiration from rebirth and springtime at Daylesford Farm, the playful packaging features designs in delicate Cotswolds green introducing characters inspired by Bamford’s flock of merino sheep, Clover the Lamb and her mother Cloud. All five of the products feature organic ingredients, either lightly scented with essential oils or entirely fragrance-free. And mothers are pampered too, with a range of delicately-scented skincare with a balancing blend of rose and geranium, formulated to bring mums a well-deserved moment of calm.
GO HERE Sharky & George, Bulgari Hotel
Sharky & George, the creative events company which aims to find the fun in everything have partnered with The Bulgari Hotel, London for a royal brunch and extravaganza, including live music and themed children’s entertainment such as crown making and coronation cup decorating, and games such as changing of the guard and musical thrones. Families will be able to watch a live screening of the coronation all day long in the hotel’s Private Cinema, with proceedings taking place from 10 am to 5 pm.
TREAT YOURSELF TO THIS Dr Jack pregnancy wellness
During pregnancy, there are significant hormonal and immunological changes that can result in increased sensitivity and a variety of skin concerns, including acne, rosacea and hyperpigmentation. So, as well as having to deal with the confusion centred around what is safe, some of your pre-pregnancy products may not actually be effective. The pregnancy wellness consultation at Dr Jack with expert women’s health specialist, Dr. Jo Mennie, is designed to navigate you through these changes, optimising your skin health and wellbeing for both you and baby at every stage. Book yourself in for a bespoke routine to optimise your skincare routine, an analysis of your diet and potential deficiencies and a guide on navigating external environmental factors to boost daily wellness.
DO THIS The Wild at Substation, Brixton
Could this be the most exciting activity to entertain energetic children on the weekends? State-of-the-art bouldering and fitness centre Substation Brixton has launched The Wild. The only physical play and learning space in London that’s worked with a Froebel specialist, The Wild has created a new developmental and creative activity space designed to ensure sensory engagement and simulation is at the forefront providing maximum stimulation through sensory touchpoints, colours and shapes. Perhaps the coolest hangout spot for young climbers to have fun with climbing wall featuring two LED training boards and a circuit board with over 50 moves. During the week the space is also available for free 90-minute slots of play for children. If you feel like your kids are constantly driving you up the wall – take them to The Wild to climb up some real walls.
BOOK THIS BBC CBeebies X Twelfth Night, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
CBeebies has partnered with Shakespeare’s Globe for a performance of Twelfth Night. Aimed at pre-school children and their families, Featuring CBeebies’ favourite stars, four performances will be recorded in front of a live audience in London’s iconic open-air Globe Theatre before airing on the BBC CBeebies Channel and BBC iPlayer in 2024. Guaranteed to include plenty of songs, dancing and joining in. Extend your experience with a visit to one of our rehearsal rooms to take part in an interactive workshop for the whole family with activities and games designed to draw out elements of the play’s language, characters and themes (£10). Ideal for ages three to five, the workshop will be led by the Globe’s actors, teachers and directors.
SHOP THIS J&Josh
Luxury children’s clothing brand J&Josh launches chic-casual clothing for boys aged 2-8 years, in time for summer. Inspired by the best elements of classic French and Italian design, the ‘made to play’ collection is made from premium wool, linen, and cotton, featuring modern classic wardrobe essentials, from linen cotton T- shirts and jersey cotton polo shirts, linen and pique cotton shirts, linen and cargo style shorts, chino trousers, to luxuriously soft and lightweight knitted Egyptian cotton long-sleeve polos, crew neck jumpers and hoodies. J&Josh’s range of swimming shorts are ideal holiday packing, with quick drying quality, along with matching swimming shorts for dad too, and can be paired beautifully with the SP50 rash vests.