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What The Citizen Enfants Team Are Up To This May

The sun is out (finally!) and it’s time to start planning for family days. If you’re looking for ideas for all things child-friendly, here is your monthly go-to.

From cultural days out to chic family getaways to stylish junior fashion finds, our Citizen Enfant’s monthly round-up will tell you what we, and our favourite mums, are enjoying. Here’s what we are up to this May.

Sheena Bhattessa, Founder


STAY Short of an African safari, we will go to Aspinall Foundation’s Port Lympne with over 800 animals living in its 600 acre reserve, alongside play areas and plenty to do. BOOK Winnie the Pooh at the Riverside Studios including backstage passes to meet the cast. BUY I’m in love with the sweet Parisian brand Jacadi Paris with its classic French heritage and styling for baby clothes, the spring/summer collection is so chic yet comfortable for running around. EAT The celebratory wine we have in our household is Tignanello so I’m very excited for the opening of Cantinetta Antinori off Sloane Street, from the Antinori family – ideal date night. USE I’m looking forward to using the new Hair By Sam McKnight Sundaze Sea Spray Protecting Mist. Luxe, beachy hair is absolutely the vibe I’m going for when I haven’t got the time to do my hair properly. Thanks to Sam McNight for instant style.


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Morag Turner, Citizen Enfants Editor


STAY I’m booking a villa for a holiday with extended family so I’ve been speaking to the excellent team at Scott Williams. They have some spectacular properties in destinations including  Greece, France and Spain offering facilities for children of all ages. SHOP For clothes that mums approve of and that boys actually like to wear, check out Hartford– great t-shirts, chino shorts and cool Hawaiian shirts that are perfect for summer. VISIT If you have children who love water sports, take them to Thorpe Lakes this summer. They can try their hand at wakeboarding, waterskiing or have tons of fun at the Aqua Park. My sons love it there. WEAR We are spending our May half-term in Devon and I will definitely be packing DDip Sea Monster changing robes for my boys. Made from recycled material, they are super cosy and just what my kids want to chuck on over their wetsuits after surfing. BOOK  For a super-fun trip to the theatre book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.The hit musical starts it’s run in London early next month. SEE The original is my all-time favourite Disney movie so I’m ridiculously excited that the remake of The Little Mermaid will arrive in cinemas at the end of May .

Alexandra Carello, PR Director


STAY Summer holidays are front of mind and I have booked Eden Roc Cap Cana in the Dominican Republic for the family. PLAY A sweet event hosted by Ralph Lauren last week had entertainment by Sharky & George who I highly recommend as entertainers. They had everyone dancing and craft making. DO Believe it or not I have never been to the London Aquarium so we are planning a trip this month. EAT We have just discovered my daughter has an intolerance to gluten so we are on the hunt for delicious gluten free food. My Little Piccolo have some great options. BUY Smart summer dresses from Amaia I just invested in a couple for my daughters to see us through the summer events season. This pretty dress is a particular favourite.


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Sophie Shelton, co-founder of 48 London and mum of two


STAY We just spent the weekend at Babington House with our two children and our six month-old puppy. It’s a dream destination for both adults and children. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff, who went above and beyond. We can’t wait to go back again in the summer. BOOK My kids love sport so I enrolled them in a football camp at Fulham Football Club, which is undeniably an amazing place to play and learn skills and technique with other children from all around London. They absolutely loved it, the staff were fantastic and hugely encouraging. SHOP I am a huge fan of Love Littlest Luxuries, run by the wonderful Lucy, who sells high end preloved kids fashion. Some of my children’s most loved items of clothing have come from her. ATTEND My daughter recently had a session with Laura Windsor who runs children’s etiquette classes. She learnt all sorts of skills, from the art of the perfect handshake to how to address your peers. She loved it and as a parent, I am so pleased there are experts like Laura, who can teach our children from a young age how to feel comfortable in any social situation. WEAR I bought matching bracelets for me and my daughter from Astrid and Miyu. They are the seamless welded bracelets which are so cute. You can book an appointment in the store to select your chain and find the perfect fit and add charms. So sweet for little girls and their mummies.


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Hattie Goodley, founder of Willa & the Bear and mum of three.


SEE I’m looking forward to taking my three children around the new Sean Scully sculpture exhibition down the road from us in the glorious grounds of Houghton Hall, Norfolk. STAY We are going on a multi-generation May half term break to Villa Yeraki in Corfu which looks like my idea of heaven – it doesn’t get much better than Greek food and Mediterranean sea if you ask me. BUY I will be treating the children to new Izipizi sunglasses for the summer months – they have a lovely range of coloured frames and clever designs. TRY Delicious smelling, sulphate-free hair and body wash from Little B. USE Our hand block printed, soft cotton children’s pyjamas – perfect for all the warm evenings to come.


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