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Tommy Hilfiger x Hattie Stewart brings fun and colour to SS21
Tommy Hilfiger’s Kids SS21 collection, has been brought to life by contemporary illustrator, Hattie Stewart. She’s graced various covers of Vogue, worked with celebs including Rihanna, Kylie and Arianna Grande, and now TOMMY HILFIGER X HATTIE STEWART.
Expect skate park style and graphics that run through boys’ T-shirts and jersey sweaters. For girls, soft cotton, terry coordinating sets and branded tape dresses are made for warm days spent roller skating. Essential hoodies ranging from preppy to sporty to modern, add an edgy twist to casual-cool looks. Drawing from Miami’s iconic neon and pastel landmarks, pops of colour elevate the season’s graphics, patterns and fabrics, complimenting the brand’s signature red, white and navy colour palette.
Since launching his namesake brand in 1985, Tommy Hilfiger has become globally renowned as the pioneer of classic American cool style. Inspired by iconic pop culture and Americana heritage, the designer and his brand are driven by an ever-optimistic vision to break conventions and celebrate individuality. Today, under Hilfiger’s guidance, vision and leadership as Principal Designer, TOMMY HILFIGER is one of the world’s most recognized lifestyle brands that shares its inclusive and youthful spirit with consumers worldwide.
Since graduating from Kingston University in 2010 and moving to London in 2011, Hattie has created a varied portfolio spanning partnerships with creatives such as Roman Coppola and artists like SZA, Ariana Grande and Kylie Minogue. With a vibrant, tongue-in-cheek visual identity, she is a self-proclaimed ‘professional doodler’ with a unique and playful illustration style that extends through the worlds of advertising, art and fashion.
Check out Hattie’s instagram feed for some joyful colour explosions! @hattiestewart
Easter holidays are here (already!) But so are London’s Easter camps and courses
We may not have been let loose by Boris completely, but Easter camps and courses are ready to take your nearest and dearest. Whether you need a break or they need to get out, socialise, and learn some new skills, London’s activity sector has been chomping at the bit to share their expertise once again. Here’s our 2021 guide.
Like many businesses, Role Models pivoted to online last year, and what a success they’ve made of their superb life skills classes! While in-person camps are returning, there is an Easter offer which should grab your attention, but you’ll have to move fast! Get your hands on an Easter bundle of online Life Skills sessions for children aged 5-7 & 8-11. When booking 3 x 60 minute sessions for £49, children will also be able to bring a friend for FREE (Usual price for 6 ‘Plus’ online sessions is £143.75). Life Skills sessions focus on confidence, collaboration, creativity, resilience and leadership which Role Models firmly believes are fundamental for good mental health, future job prospects and academic attainment. There are 80 sessions to choose from, each one fun and interactive and designed to fit around family life during both the holidays and term-time. Use coupon code rm3for49 to purchase 3 x ‘Plus’ online Sessions for £49. Once you have purchased your 3 sessions you will be provided with a coupon code to share with a friend so their little bunny can also join 3 x ‘Plus’ online sessions for Free. Coupon expires on 10th April 2021
For more information on Role Models: call +44 (0)20 3637 7107 | email firstname.lastname@example.org | rolemodels.me
Tennis is back! Whether you’re in Chiswick, Ealing (Lammas Park, Pitshanger Park), Hyde Park and Greenwich, children from 4 years can take part. JUNIOR age 7 – 16; 4 or 5 days; Camp 1: 10am – 12pm Camp 2: 1pm – 3pm Taught in age and ability groups. Camp continues in all-weather with creative indoor learning as necessary. Each Friday is a tournament day, where players will play matches against players in their age group.
MINI age 4 – 7; 4 or 5 days; 12pm – 1pm All abilities are taught using varied teaching styles to retain interest and enjoyment of sports. Bring a drink and snack.
One of the few camps to offer courses for older kids, Fire Tech run STEM based camps which include coding, VR, digital design and video game design. Students learn from the ground up, and there’s even a girls only camp for teens. City, Dulwich, Notting Hill, Camden, South Kensington | 9 yrs+ firetechcamp.com
Another activity provider that went online last year, The Little Gym, is opening its doors once more. Bringing their expertise in movement, child development and gymnastics, children will have the chance to run wild, socialise, learn and have a tonne of fun within their purpose-built gyms. There are now five The Little Gyms in London: Chiswick, Hampstead, Hampton, Wandsworth and Westfield London, each running camps for various ages up to 12 years. Mornings, afternoons or full days available with Covid-19 measures in place.
Coding and tech-inspired camps which touch on themes such as music, robotics, nature, oceanography and art. Various locations are now open for in-person camps but there are also virtual offerings. 5yrs+
Every day is different with musical The Strings Club! Ofsted registered and available in Islington, Hackney, Greenwich, Tooting, Hampstead and Brockley. Mornings begin with ‘Learn Together, Play Together’ sessions. Afternoons are interactive and creative workshop. Each Holiday Camp ends with a grand concert – so children and their new friends can proudly show what they’ve learnt! By the end of their time, children will have experienced musical adventures, made new friends, and developed skills for life.
Active kids have lots of fun in store at this year’s Easter Activity Camp from London Academy of Gymnastics and Dance. As well as gymnastics, there’s also juggling, circus skills, obstacle course, aerial skills, dance, vault, hoops and games. The camp is running from 12th to 16th April 2021 for children from Reception to Year 6. It is supervised by qualified coaches, following the latest Covid safety guidelines. It is taking place in Chelsea SW3 and in Muswell Hill N10.
Fun movie making camps which aim to inspire young imaginations and build creative skills. Camps take place in school holidays and during the summer. Each camp offers children and teenagers the chance to unlock their creativity, gain new skills and discover the fun of filmmaking.
Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire (Ages 5-7)
Codename Confidential (Ages 7-11)
Web of Lies (Ages 11-14)
We will be running our workshops in Balham, Dulwich, Highgate and Kensington.
Immerse your kids in French between 6-16th April with Et Patati Patata’s award-winning classes. The online classes are small – restricted to six- meaning your child will get the attention they need. Split into three age groups 4 -6 years, 7-10 years and 11-15 years.
Our new Spring issue is here – and we’re celebrating everything green!
By clicking on the the beautiful front cover you’ll get to see our new Spring issue with a new look and new features.
Spring is a time for new beginnings, perhaps even more so in 2021 and we’re celebrating with our new Spring issue, out today! Children are back at school, there’s a plan taking us back to ‘normality’, the days are getting longer and lighter. So much to be positive about. With that in mind, Sophie Clowes reflects on the effect of the pandemic on women and rather than feeling beaten, sees the green shoots of hope for our girls.
Optimism for a greener future is explored in all areas of this Green Issue. From We Love (page 4) to Trips (page 44), to schools educating the climate warriors of the future, we celebrate sustainability. And one very knackered mum gives us her top tips for becoming more sustainable(ish) (page 22).
We have a new page featuring the podcasts that have taken us through lockdown and got us hooked, as well as much more editorial.
You may also notice a little redesign. New beginnings for us too. Let us know what you think.
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When it seems like 2021 has already lasted 2556 days, and you feel like you’ve prepared 907975 meals, Jo Pratt and Lizzie King have responded to our SOS by working together on a free family meal planner to save our sanity. All you have to do is sign up below to receive it!
Jo regularly provides recipes and ideas for City Kids readers and she’s drawn on her fantastic wealth of knowledge and numerous cookbooks to help create our planner. Her most recent publications are all about flexibility (The Flexible Vegetarian, The Flexible Pescatarian, The Flexible Family Cookbook), as we try to cater for different dietary needs and tastes, never more apparent than in the family home.
Lizzie is another friend of City Kids whose most recent venture, Lizzie Loves, has brought all her nutritional expertise to the fore. She’s shared recipes from her recent Wellness Week campaign and from Healthy Family Food. There’s nothing like a pandemic to focus our minds on eating well and boosting immunity.
Lizzie and Jo’s recipes work together for daily, stress-free goodness.
Our family meal plan includes all meals and snacks plus the added benefit of some of Lizzie’s Be Well and Be Sleepy remedies sprinkled amongst the goodness. We’ve made it as nutritionally balanced as possible and easy, as we know time is like gold dust at the moment. Some can be made in advance so that all you have to do is reheat ahead of lunch or dinner.
Finally, don’t stress if your food delivery missed an item and it’s not available for the recipe. You’ll see these meals can be flexible!