Wondering where to take your baby in Tower Hamlets? We’ve got some tips to help you navigate the baby scene and find all the best things to do right on your doorstep.
Do make sure to check with event organisers to ensure the event is on the day you are attending.
1 Frog Prince
Kicking off on Monday with Frog Prince at Tiny Tigers (along the riverside of South Quay shopping plaza), a one-man band using over 10 different real instruments that children can touch and familiarise themselves with. A high energy event in green surroundings that will really get the kids moving and singing. Tiny Tigers also have a soft play and an imagination zone, a very welcoming place to hang out after the sessions.
On Fridays, the Frog Prince is at Stepney City Farm, the perfect place to introduce your little one to farm animals. Ba Ba Black Sheep will really come alive for your little one when you visit the animals afterward. The cafe has amazing locally sourced food and great coffee too!
Mondays 11am Tiny Tigers, Unit 1, South Quay Plaza,185 Marsh Wall, E14 9SH
Fridays at 10 am and 11 am Stepney City Farm, Stepney Way, E1 3DG
2 Blossom Babies
Tuesdays head to Poplar Union for baby sensory with light shows, bubbles, balloons, parachutes, baby yoga, baby signing, music & music making, tummy time activities, movement and action, textures, baby dance, scents, and more. During the sessions, you’ll get tips on how to look for your baby’s cues and what they may be trying to tell you, the benefits of the sensory fun will be explained and you’ll also learn some baby sign language.
One off registration fee of £29 (incl. Sensory kit) + £11 per session | £8.50 trial session
Tuesdays 10:15, 11:25 and 12:10 Poplar Union, 2 Cotall St, Poplar, London, E14 6TL
On Wednesdays and Fridays head to Vicky Park for Piccolo, a super fun-packed 45 minute drop in session for babies featuring action songs, puppets, bubbles and musical instruments. Marvel at the effervescent energy of host Stephanie who seems to have a hypnotic effect on every baby in Tower Hamlets. Head to the Pavillion Cafe for a catch up with friends after the session or play in the playground which is literally just outside the V&A building where the magic happens.
£7 per child, siblings £3
Wednesdays 11am V&A Building, Victoria Park, Grove Rd, London, E3 5TB
4 Parent and Baby Screenings Genesis Cinema
There is a narrow opportunity for you to enjoy the films you love without having to worry about your child being tormented by nightmares or picking up unexpected vocabulary. Take advantage of this time and enjoy the cinema with special screenings especially for babies under 18 months in Genesis Cinema’s luxurious studios every Thursday. In order to create the correct atmosphere they ensure the sound is a little lower than usual and that there is a little more light so you can see exactly what your newest little bundle is up to.
£5.50 per adult – Enjoy 2 for 1 with EEK membership
5 Ánimo Yoga
Looking for postnatal yoga classes for you and your baby in Tower Hamlets?
You can get bendy and bond with your baby every Thursday at this new Yoga studio on Roman Road. The sessions will help you regain strength, release tension and find space to relax. You’ll gently tone the abdominal muscles, allowing them to knit back together, and strengthen the pelvic floor: a ‘closing of the body’ after pregnancy and labour. Classes are informal, fun and relaxed. You are free to feed, change, or soothe babies whenever you want. Their shop has some really lovely things as well and EEK Members get 10% off the baby and child ranges. Simply mention East End Kids to claim the offer.
£14 per session- block booking and subscriptions are available
Thursdays 10:30 am
Ánimo Studio, 475 Roman Rd, Bow, London E3 5LX
6 Baby Hub Shadwell
A drop in social club where you can find your village in Shadwell. St Paul’s Church is a lovely venue with soft play, lashings of coffee, tea, and biscuits too. Expect a casual place to meet up and have a natter with other sleep deprived parents as your little ones play. Led by Helen Wright who is part of the Tower Hamlets Meet-Ups which happen monthly at Poplar Union. Contact Helen through her Instagram page to ask to join the WhatsApp group to be informed of any updates.
St Paul’s Shadwell, The Highway, London, E1W 3DH
Did you know that your baby has a natural ability to mimic sounds meaning they can pick up tricky sounds in foreign languages much easier than adults? As we become experts in our mother tongue, we lose this ability. KidsLingo starts them from birth with fun, musical and multi-sensory sessions for babies from birth to 2 years.
Thursdays 9:30-10:10am & Fridays 1:10-1:50pm
St Paul’s Old Ford, St Stephen’s Road, Bow, London, E3 5JL
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