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JOIN OUR TEAM

City Kids Magazine is recruiting and we’d love you to join our team

 

Thanks to the amazing support of our readers, our magazine is growing. We go into our 5th year of production looking for two wonderful people to join our team. City Kids Magazine is one of London’s most popular parenting resources, regularly chosen as the go-to guide for things to do, education, parenting, travel, food, features and lifestyle.City Kiks Magazine Issue17

EDITORIAL ASSISTANT
From research to writing, event planning to production, we’re looking for an enthusiastic people-person who can work efficiently as part of a team and on their own. You will need to be a quick thinker and adaptable as you will be required to manage several different tasks. If you have any experience in PR, publishing, marketing or journalism this would be an advantage, but not essential. However, a good knowledge of Microsoft Office, social media platforms and the parenting sector is.
Over time, you will have the opportunity to attend media events on behalf of City Kids which could include film screenings, fashion events or family workshops.
This is a paid, flexible role, largely working from home approximately five hours per week, though you will be required to travel to West London for occasional meetings.

INTERN
We are looking for an enthusiastic intern to help our growing company. If you have plans to enter journalism, publishing, PR or marketing, an internship with City Kids Magazine will give you some great skills. As we are a small business, you will gain real experience from day one (not just taking coffee orders) and you will be a valued member of the team. You will need to be highly motivated, confident, and have a good command of English (written and spoken).
Reasonable expenses will be paid weekly. Based in Chiswick, West London.

To apply for either of these positions, please email editor@citykidsmagazine.co.uk, enclosing a copy of your CV. We regret that we will only be able to contact those who we can meet for interview.

THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2

Some of Hollywood’s most famous pets return to our screens in 2019

The Secret Life of Pets 2 will follow summer 2016’s blockbuster about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day.

Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and his longtime collaborator Janet Healy will produce the sequel to the comedy that had the best opening ever for an original film, animated or otherwise.

The Secret Life of Pets 2 will see the return of writer Brian Lynch (Minions) and once again be directed by Chris Renaud (Despicable Me series, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax). Harrison Ford, Patton Oswalt, Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Lake Bell, Tiffany Haddish, Jenny Slate, Ellie Kemper create the voices of this family favourite.

You’ll have to wait until 27 May to see the film, but for a taster, see the trailer below!

 

CITY KIDS SCHOOL FOOD AWARDS

 

STILL TIME TO ENTER!

We are delighted to announce that we have extended the deadline for our City Kids School Food Awards #CityKidsSFA19. The response from schools and parents has been so overwhelmingly positive that we want to include as many entrants as possible.

The School Food Awards are a unique opportunity to win an award that recognises the great work of schools and their kitchen teams. All schools are operating on budgets, and some are very tight budgets, yet many catering teams manage to provide nutritious, hot lunches for the kids. We think this should be celebrated!  But we also need to continue the discussion surrounding around free school meals and healthy eating.

With these awards we aim to recognise those schools who are providing catering excellence and thinking beyond meat and potatoes. The awards will become a well-regarded accolade amongst parents and educators alike. Winners will be handpicked by the City Kids editorial team and a host of well-known and passionate foodies, to be announced shortly.

The award categories are as follows:

State Sector
  • School Dinner Hero (Primary/Secondary)
  • Best School Menu (Primary/Secondary)
  • Best Vegetarian Menu (Primary/Secondary)
Independent Sector
  • School Dinner Hero (Prep/Secondary)
  • Best School Menu (Prep/Secondary)
  • Best Vegetarian Menu (Prep/Secondary)
Why Enter?

What’s the one question that kids ask when they visit a school? “What’s the food like?”
And what do parents ask on a daily basis when they collect their kids from school? “What did you have for lunch?”
School food is top of the agenda for kids and parents and what better way to show your school’s catering brilliance than with these awards.

Apart from the obvious positive PR, there are plenty of benefits to nominating your school for a City Kids School Food Award. All shortlisted schools will be mentioned in print and online and will be featured in our Spring Education issue. Winners will feature in our Summer issue. You will also receive a digital logo for use across your marketing assets to include: Vote for Us!, Shortlisted, Winner, Runner-up. This will contribute to the multi-media brand exposure across our platforms and yours.

How to enter

For more information about the entry process, categories and judging please click on the link below. Make your application by completing the online form on this page or by email. If you have any questions please email editor@citykidsmagazine.co.uk. Good luck!

CityKidsSFA2019 rules and entry form



Entries close on Friday 31st January 2019. 

#CityKidsSFA2019

THE BIG BAD FOX AND OTHER TALES

A REVIEW OF THE BIG BAD FOX AND OTHER TALES

 

 

Coming next week to screens in the UK is The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales. It features a host of voices from the world of British comedy including Bill Bailey, Adrian Edmondson, Justin Edwards, Matthew Goode, Celia Imrie, Phill Jupitus and Giles New.

The film is divided into three tales: Baby Delivery where a lazy stork leaves the delivery of a baby in the care of a rabbit, a pig and a duck; The Big Bad Fox where Fox steals three eggs but unwittingly ends up adopting the chicks; and Saving Christmas where the animals embark on a hair-brained scheme to replace Father Christmas.

Each tale is beautifully crafted and the script flows along gently, generating laughs from grown ups and kids alike. And there aren’t many films that get 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. We were lucky to take the children to a screening at The Soho Hotel, but they had to earn their keep, and promised to write a review. To be honest, I was wondering if the old-fashioned appearance of the film would hold the attention of my Marvel-loving reviewers. But it did. And they really enjoyed it.

The children’s view

“The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales was a great film. All of the characters were funny and the drawings were amazing. My favourite characters were Fox because he was actually quite sweet, and Rabbit and Duck because they kept getting in trouble. I recommend this film for anyone, since everyone in the audience was laughing when we were watching it.” Isabel, 12.

“The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales is really good. I recommend you go watch it. My favourite tale was Baby Delivery because it was the funniest one of all. My favorout(sic) character was Duck because he acted really dumb and his ideas were funny.” Lucas, 9.

 

 

In cinemas 3rd August. Give it a go!

www.studiocanal.co.uk

 

SUMMER HOLIDAY CLUBS & CAMPS

There are new camps starting all the time during the summer holidays so we’ve got a fresh look at what’s on offer. If you thought you had it all worked out, but realise you’ve dropped a ball, here’s our guide. Take note of some of the discounts we have available too!

 

FIT FOR SPORT

Activity camps which have been running for 25 years to give children the opportunity to try a variety of sports and activities. Use our 10% discount code CMSummer18. 4-12yrs Chiswick, Barnes, Kew, Acton, East Sheen, Richmond, Notting Hill and many more.

www.fitforsport.co.uk

 

OXYGEN FREEJUMPING

As well as a summer pass for £25 (quickly book before 1 August)which allows you to jump every day during the holidays, use our code CITYKIDS15 to save 15% on freejumping.

www.oxygenfreejumping.co.uk

 

FIRETECH

Innovative and creative tech camps covering coding, electronics, games, robotics and more. 7-17yrs Imperial College & South Hampstead. £25 off with promo code CITYKIDS

www.firetechcamp.com

 

THE LITTLE GYM

Themed activity camps that not only teach gymnastics but also work on confidence, self-esteem and creativity. 3-12yrs Chiswick, Westfield, Wandsworth, Hampton Hill

www.thelittlegym.eu

 

WILL TO WIN

Tennis for a week is a great way to improve. Lots of drills, games and match play with an emphasis on fun! Rackets can be borrowed. 4yrs+ Chiswick, Ealing, Regents Park, Hyde Park.

www.willtowin.co.uk

 

MELLA MELLA

Kids Clay Club runs Tuesday and Thursday mornings and afternoons during the holidays. For £40 you will throw a pot, decorate tiles, glaze and fire. 6yrs+ Chiswick

www.mellamellas.co.uk

FIRST HAND EXPERIENCES

Sleep away camps at a family run farm in the Kent countryside where kids can connect to their natural environment to learn from and through nature. 7-14yrs Gather Green, Kent

www.firsthandexperiences.co.uk

 

WONDER OF WORDS – Watermans

For kids as young as four and as old as 16, the summer programme here features acrobatics, dance, craft and music to inspire stories, words and ideas. Rapper Karl Nova and the creator of Rastamouse Michael De Souza will be on hand to encourage the creative juices to flow. 4-16yrs Brentford

www.watermans.org.uk

 

CYPHER CODERS

Coding and tech inspired camps which touch on themes such as music, robotics, nature, oceanography and art. Pick up points across West London to their bases in Notting Hill and St John’s Wood. 5yrs+

www.cyphercoders.com

 

ET PATATI PATATA

Learn French from native speakers in this 30 hour a week immersion school. Gold Award holiday camp. 4-16yrs in three age groups Hammersmith

www.etpatatipatata.com

 

FLIPOUT

Tramplining camps which include freejumping sessions, drama, art and back to school booster classes. Even a free t-shirt. 6-14yrs Brent Cross

www.flipout.co.uk

 

LITTLE HOUSE OF SCIENCE

Curious minds encouraged to explore, experiment and play at Imperial College. 4-11yrs Imperial College, Chelsea, St Johns Wood, Notting Hill & Kensington

www.littlehouseofscience.com

 

MY LITTLE BOARDERS

Two disciplines, Skate park Skateboarding (in the morning) and Street Skateboarding (in the afternoon) running and running catering for beginners, intermediate and advanced skaters. 6-14yrs Royal Oak & Camden

www.mylittleboarders.co.uk

 

KITE STUDIOS

All day workshops on Wednesdays including Plants inspired by Kew Gardens and Mixed Media with Ferdinand the Bull. Askew Road.

www.kitestudios.org

 

SHOOTING STARZ

Choose from multi-sports, football, netball or mini skills and book half, full or extended days or weeks at camp. 3-13yrs Club Des Sports Acton.

www.shootingstarz.co.uk

 

ROCKS LANE

Multi-sports, netball and football on offer with lunchbox included. 3-12yrs Chiswick, Barnes, Bishops Park

www.rockslane.co.uk

 

SUMMER ART CAMP

Starting 30 July head to the V&A Museum of Childhood for a week of art influenced by the collection. 8-11yrs Bethnal Green

www.vam.ac.uk

 

WILD EDUCATION

For children aged 5 to 11 years.

Outdoor fun from 30 July where kids can learn life skills and make new friends in these three day courses. 5-11yrs Barnes and Twickenham

www.wildeducation.co.uk

 

KIDZANIA

Starting 30 July Kidzania’s camp includes fun-packed activities with Middlesex Cricket Club and WWE.

www.KidZania.co.uk

 

BRENTFORD FC COMMUNITY SPORTS TRUST

“Confidence, Fair Play, Leadership, Respect, Sportsmanship, Teamwork” Soccer schools which teach technique in a fun and safe environment. 5-12yrs Isleworth

www.brentfordfccst.com

TNT HAMPTON POOL

On Tuesdays and Thursdays take the kids for two hours of inflatable fun with bouncy castle, giant aqua run, walking on water and of course, swimming. Snack included. 4-14yrs Hampton

www.hamptonpool.co.uk

 

ENDLESS SUMMER

Inspired by the 1980s, the SS18 collection by piupiuchick is a nostalgia trip back to long summer days, spent with friends in the holidays.

www.piupiuchick.com

Also stocked at Scandi Mini, 69 Blythe Rd, W14 0HP
www.scandimini.com

ENDLESS SUMMER

ENDLESS SUMMER

ENDLESS SUMMER

ENDLESS SUMMER

ENDLESS SUMMER

ENDLESS SUMMER