Kids love nothing more than getting involved in cooking. And when it comes to making dinner, there is no better way to

entertain your children while creating a fun and healthy meal they are sure to finish every last bite of!


Self made pizzas can be made at any time, but for this spooky time of year, ‘Spooky Pizza’ is a good spin on an

everyday meal idea.


Get your kids involved by putting out the pizza sauce for them to spoon onto their base and cut up an array of

vegetables with a bowl of grated and sliced cheese for the rest of their decorating



English muffins or Pita Bread

Pizza sauce

Black olives

Red or green pepper

Sliced and grated cheese

*Include other vegetables or meat your children like to ear and let them create jack-o-lantern faces or other

Halloween characters of their choice!



  1. Heat the oven to 180º C.
  2. Get your children to spread a tablespoon of pizza sauce over the base (English muffin or Pita bread).
  3. Set olive slices in place for eyes and small slices of red pepper for pupils.
  4. Place the slices of cheese across the English muffin or Pita bread for the mummy’s wrapping.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes until the cheese is melted.
  6. ENJOY!!!!

Disney Stars for Christmas in London!

christmas-lightsIt’s almost that time of year again! Time to start thinking about Christmas puddings and sticking fillers. If it all seems a little too early for you, then try and get into the Christmas spirit with the Christmas Lights Switch On in London. There will be a series of simultaneous events with A Christmas Carol theme on Tuesday 3rd November (5 – 6.30pm) in City of London, Oxford Street, Regent Street. The theme is based on the Disney version of Charles Dickens’ classic and the stars of the film will be joining in the celebrations! Jim Carrey will be helping with the celebrations at Oxford Street, Colin Firth and Robin Wright Penn will be on hand at Regent Street and with Bob Hoskins over at St Paul’s Cathedral, you shouldn’t be short of Hollywood star spotting! The evening will then continue with live music and entertainment throughout the streets of central London to keep everyone entertained!


Top 10 Things to do at HALF TERM in LONDON

Don’t forget that clocks go back on Sun 25th October at 1am, so you’ll get an extra hour in bed at the beginning of half term (26th-30th Oct) and by the looks of what you could be getting up to that week, you’ll more than likely need it! Here’s our rundown of the top 10 things to do to keep the kids busy at half term:

  1. The Science Museum has its Wallace and Gromit exhibition open until the 1st November, so its your last chance to take the children if you haven’t already. Check out the museum’s website for more information on half term activities.
  2. The Museum of London in October are going Roman-crazy with kids’ activities and best of all? It’s all free! For more info, click here for their website.
  3. At the Natural History Museum, lots of volunteers will be helping families learn with interactive science. Enter the Cocoon for a behind-the-scenes look at the scientists’ work. For more of what’s on that week, visit the website.
  4. From storytelling to hands on costume-making, the Horniman Museum has lots of kids’ events planned to keep little ones busy all week long! Visit http://www.horniman.ac.uk/events/eventsnew.php for more details.
  5. The Tate Modern has various family activities where kids can interact with multimedia art and history throughout the week. Check out their calendar for ideas.
  6. There a various free events going on at Museum in Docklands, but due to their intense popularity, you’ll need to reserve ( call 0207 001 9844 to do so). For details on what to try out, click here.
  7. If you want your kids to get out and about this half term, then look no further than the London Wetland Centre for daily activities throughout the week. They have a great Discovery Centre to get children involved and learning about nature in the city. To visit or to get more information, click here.
  8. Always a favourite, London Zoo has various daily feeding times and activities, plus special events throughout the week, visit http://www.zsl.org/zsl-london-zoo/whats-on/ for more information.
  9. The Big Draw’s Campaign for Drawing is hosting big art events all over the country. For what’s going on near you, visit the website.
  10. Finally, if you’re tired out from trekking all over the city, the BFI Imax will be showing great 3D films all week long. Go to http://www.bfi.org.uk for listings. Try Up 3D for Disney-Pixar’s latest release.

If you do try out any of these events, make sure you let us know what you likes, what you didn’t and what your kids thought of the whole thing! Email [email protected] with your feedback, comments and questions!

Halloween Happenings!

If you are not already tired out from half term activities, don’t forget that it is Halloween on Saturday 31st November and if you’re looking for something spooky and exciting to do with the kids, then why not try out Phobophobia at the London Bridge Exhibition on Friday 30th and Saturday 31st October (7pm-2am)? The evening is quite spine-tingling so younger children may not enjoy it as much as older ones.

A skeleton gets ready to scare on the canal

A skeleton gets ready to scare on the canal

For the tiny tots, try the London Canal Museum’s boat trip or the Witch Trick or Treat at the London Eye will be running activities and trips throughout the half-term week for children. It costs only £6 for under 4s.

A coati exploring a pumpkin at London Zoo

A coati exploring a pumpkin at London Zoo

At London Zoo there will be various activities running throughout the half term week as part of their Animal Adventureaaargh!, a makeover of their Animal Adventure exhibit. Children will be able to listen to stories, carve pumpkins and even go on explorations in the dark!

The National Maritime Museum is holding a Haunted House Family Fun Day for all ages on Saturday 31st. A family ticket costs £15 but you must book in advance (see website). The best costumes will win prizes and everyone can join in and learn the dance to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”, make ghoul masks and find some ghosts who will tell you a little history about Queen’s House!

However, if you would rather stay at home and have a little Halloween party, then have you tried out our Halloween cupcake recipe? It’s a great activity that the kids can get involved in and that is enjoyable for the whole family! Why not have a competition to see who can decorate their cakes in the scariest way?

In terms of party games, why not try apple bobbing? The original and still the best, apple bobbing is fun, cheap to set up and easy to tidy up if you have a wipe-clean floor, as water can go everywhere! You’ll need a couple of buckets filled with water and a few apples in each. Split children into teams and see which team can remove all of their apples from the water first! But there’s a catch: They can only use their teeth to pick the fruit up! Trick or Treat is also an option, but better if you know your neighbours and live in a family area. Also, if you want your kids to get creative, you could provide various materials for them to make scary masks or they even whole costumes! For example, see who can turn their friends into mummies the quickest by wrapping their friends up in toilet paper!


Whatever you decide to do, have fun with it and let us know what you get up to! Email [email protected] with your tales or leave a comment on this blog.

Kid-friendly Kensington: Sticky Fingers Restaurant

The rock'n'roll design appeals to all ages!

The rock'n'roll design appeals to all ages!

This rock’n'roll restaurant is owned by Rolling Stone Bill Wyman and is the perfect place for families to hang out. It not only boasts a fantastic adult menu but also an excellent kids’ menu with a variety of classic children’s favourites including cod fingers and the perfect kids’ burger, not to mention ribs or spaghetti for the messy eaters among them! Children can also enter the ‘Draw your Waiter’ competition, which will keep them entertained whilst you wait for your order to arrive.

Where? 1a Phillimore Gardens, Kensington, London W8 7QG
Station: High Street Kensington

Booking Enquiries: [email protected]

Tel: 020 7938 5338


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