Parent and Baby Fest

Sunday 7 July 11-4

Join us for a day full of free activities for new parents and parents of toddlers in partnership with Riverside Cares.

A fantastic opportunity for you to get some of the inspiration & information you’ll need for these magical first years of parenthood, while meeting other families and spending a special Sunday with your loved ones. We'll be exploring the adage 'it takes a village to raise a child', with sessions looking at the role of dads, grandparents and nurseries and a fun packed activity programme including puppet shows, family portraits and playtime on the beach.

During the day, we will be collecting unused nappies for JCORE to send to destitute asylum seekers.

The day will be a mix of: a variety of children activities: music, football, PJ Library storytelling ; ongoing family fun including our outdoor Hampstead Beach, a cartoon drawing, craft; and a number of essential parenting talks led by excellent experts

 

The event is sponsored by RIVERSIDE CARES

BOOK NOW FOR THE SESSIONS BELOW

  • Please book a ticket for each activity for both you and your child

  • Please do not book an activity unless you definitely intend to come and let us know in case you cannot make it in the end. This is to ensure that the next one on the waiting list can enjoy the activity.

 

10.30am Rocket Boy Theatre Performance: Tiger Boat Theatre For Families Ages 2 - 4
11am Preparing Your Baby and Child for Nursery For Parents
11:30am       It's all about Dads and Parents For Dads
12pm Mini disco with KangarooKids For Families Under 4's
12pm Neverland Fairies on the beach For Everyone
12pm Crafternoon For Families Under 4's
12pm Soft play/ Breakout room Under 4's
12:30pm Cartoonist For Families
1pm Caterpillar Music For Families Under 4's
1:30pm PJ Library Storytelling with DebuTots For Families Ages 2 - 4
1:30pm Emergency Baby and Child  First Aid for Families For Families
2pm When Nanny is Nana: The role of grandparents in childcare       For Parents and Grandparents      
2:30pm PJ Library Storytelling with DebuTots For Families Ages 6 months - 2 years
3:15pm Baby weighing clinic For Parents
3:30pm Music with Ilana Banana For Families Under 4's

 

 

10.30am: Rocket Boy Theatre Performance: Tiger Boat Theatre

 Help Jen to build a rocket, and join him on his quest to save the stars. You'll need to be very brave along the way, as Jen faces the strange creatures of Outer Space, before he finds his way to the magical Star Guzzler..

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11am: Preparing Your Baby Or Child for Nursery

During this session you will be given useful tips to help you prepare for nursery.

Led by Riverside Cares

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11:30am: It's All About Dads and Partners

A seismic change is about to happen in your life or maybe you are already in the epicentre. How can you nurture your unique connection to your child and find ways to have hands-on time, when you may be around less? What role can you play when mum is breastfeeding.

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12pm:Rocket Boy Theatre Performance: Tiger Boat Theatre

Help Jen to build a rocket, and join him on his quest to save the stars. You'll need to be very brave along the way, as Jen faces the strange creatures of Outer Space, before he finds his way to the magical Star Guzzler..

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12pm: Mini disco with KangarooKids

Get your dancing shoes on and dance your way to out mini disco for babies and toddlers (and their adults too!) led by the fantastic KangarooKids.

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12pm: Neverland Fairies on the beach

Join our fairies for fun and games on the beach! No booking required.

12pm: Crafternoon

Pop in to our Crafternoon any time between 12:00 and 15:00 and enjoy a fun and creative seaside art making. No booking required.

12pm: Soft play/ Breakout room

If you want chill indoors, this is the space for you- we laid out some soft play and space for you and your children to relax in between sessions! No booking required.

12:30pm: Cartoonist

The talented Cartoonist, Saray, is joining us again- come and have your portrait drawn in the most beautiful way. No booking required.

12:30pm: Caterpillar Music

Join our friends, Caterpillar Music, for nursery rhymes, colourful instruments, and cute puppets.

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1:30pm: PJ Library Storytelling with DebuTots

For Ages 2-4. Join Debutots in a unique and highly interactive storytelling and dramatic play session. There’ll be action songs, movement to music, bubbles, a wonderful  PJ Library story, plus fun with the parachute.

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13:30pm: Emergency Baby and Child First Aid for Families

Jill Wheatcroft, Lecturer in Child Health from Riverside Cares, will be highlighting the first aid techniques needed for CPR and Choking in infants and children Under 3’s. Following the session there will be an opportunity to ask any questions on early motherhood, babies and their well-being. Sponsored by Riverside Childcare.

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2pm: When Nanny is Nana: The role of grandparents in childcare

With both parents now working in many families, and childcare often so expensive, grandparents are increasingly playing an important role in regularly looking after grandchildren. 
Join us for an open, honest discussion on the role of grandparents in childcare- How do grandparents feel about it? How can this work best for families and what can be tricky?  How does this work in practice? JW3 Director of Programming Rachel Grunwald and her mother Alison will share their experience and open the discussion to audience members.

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2:30pm: PJ Library Storytelling with DebuTots

For ages 6 months - 2 years. Join Debutots in a unique and highly interactive storytelling and dramatic play session. There’ll be action songs, movement to music, bubbles, a wonderful  PJ Library story, plus fun with the parachute.

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3:15pm: Baby Weighing Clinic

Riverside Cares will be offering a pop up baby weighing service!

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3:30pm: Music with Ilana Banana

Join Ilana and her ukulele for beautiful tunes for the whole family by our outdoors beach.

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