Favourite places to eat: Pear Tree Cafe in Battersea Park.
Skylark Cafe on Wandsworth Common.
Debenhams in Southside, great for kids and babies with warming facilities for baby food.
Peter Jones Restaurant, dedicated children’s menu and lots of high chairs.
Le Pain Quotidien - staff on Kings Road so friendly and helpful with babies.
Home Community Cafe - St Andrews Church, Earlsfield is run by volunteers who make delicious soups and cakes. It is a lovely setting inside the church with comfy sofas and pretty fairy lights.
Royal Hospital Chelsea - lovely friendly cafe where the Chelsea Pensioners love to see babies and children.
Home Community Cafe
Favourite places to go : V&A
Army Museum - Playspace
Battersea Park & Zoo
St James Park to hunt for pelicans.
Wandsworth Common - pop into Skylark for a bag of swan & duck food rather than bread.
Playground in Balham near the boxing club - great sandpit, on a sunny day you can pretend you’re at the beach.
Any other local tips?: Make a picnic, kids always love picnics. You don’t even need it to be sunny, have one inside on the carpet if it’s pouring.
Dig out your wellies and go puddle jumping. Who doesn’t love that?
Get messy and allow little ones to explore with paint. Then clean up with a kitchen sink bath if it’s big enough.
Take a ride on the bus even if it’s just a few stops.
Hop on the train, you don’t need to go anywhere in particular. The journey there and back will probably be fun enough.
Often the more simple and free activities are the ones the kids love and enjoy the most.