A family day by St. Margaret's House
Save the date for September 1st , we are preparing this year's FAMILY DAY!
11am to 3pm | Hall | Free
Round off the last weekend of the school holidays with the return of our Family Day!
This year we've curated even more wonderful activities for the whole family, with a special focus on creativity and wellbeing.
We have teamed up with long-time friends of St. Margaret's House to bring you a wonderful mix of activities throughout the day, so make sure you save the date and share the news with your friends.
Interativos | 11am to 3pm
Our monthly Create Place workshop is holding a special family theme!
You are invited to make a kaleidoscope collage inspired by Yanoi Kusama, using recycled materials, drawing and painting, with guidance from artist Sylvia Morgado. Materials are provided but you are more than welcome to bring things to use (thoughts, materials, books, stories, your own artworks...). Interativos is a playground for adults and children of all ages.
Yoga for Kids | 11.10- 11.50am
Yoga and mindfulness helps children realise their full potential. Allow your child to experience the effects of yoga in a fun and interactive way. They will explore traditional yoga postures, breathing techniques and relaxation in a non-competitive environment, with our teacher Jess Carmichael.
Pregnancy Yoga | 2.45p- 1.45pm | Yoganest
Returning after a short summer break, September 1st marks the return of our pregnancy yoga classes at the Yoganest. Pregnancy is a wonderful time to deepen your yoga practise and bond with your baby. Our pregnancy yoga course offers women a path into yoga whether they are experienced yogis or new to the practise. You will be led through a flow of adapted yoga postures and breathing practices designed to create comfort, stability, space and support for the physical changes that your body is experiencing. This class is structured through 4 week courses, led alternately by Rosie and Rosemarie who trained together with Womb Yoga. This structure enables students to get to know their own bodies and build a safe environment with other women. Priority will be given to students who can attend a complete course, however we may offer one-off or drop in classes closer to the time. There is limited space on the course (max 10 students) so please book early to avoid disappointment.
Freshwater Theatre Presents: Mischief Makers | 12- 1pm
Experience the mad-cap world of Beanoland and bring to life Dennis the Menace, Gnasher and Minnie the Minx through drama, storytelling, plenty of interactivity and lots of laughter. Children will be able to explore Beanoland, where they’ll enjoy fun, mischievous and prank-filled activities and transform themselves into some of The Beano’s best-loved characters. Mischief Makers is part of Freshwater Theatres 2018 Summer Reading Challenge. This drama-based workshop is designed for 6-11 year olds, sparking their imaginations to read on and discover; promoting the importance of reading whilst encouraging information skills.
Grand Union Orchestra Presents: Rhythms of the World | 1.30pm to 2.30pm
This is your chance to hear and learn some African and Latin-American percussion with Claude Deppa from South Africa and Carlos Fuentes from Chile.
Watch this space for more updates!
Have a look below to see what happened at last year's jamboree:
THE EXPLORATORIUM – Healthy Eating
The Exploratorium science machine was in grave danger of imploding and our eccentric scientist needed your knowledge to save it! Children used their knowledge of Healthy Eating to help refill its information tanks with scientific facts and fun.
Time: 10:30 – 11:25AM ; Age: KS1 (ages 5 to 7) ; Number of children: max 30 LOCATION: Hall
MY LITTLE SOUS CHEF - COOKING WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS & KIDS
This interactive workshop involved cooking with your little sous chef. It was a fun activity for the whole family, with kids learning about different foods and their health benefits. They also got to taste test their final creation!
TIME: 11.45AM-12.30PM ; AGES: 4-8 ; NUMBER OF CHILDREN: MAX. 10, each accompanied by one parent; LOCATION: GARDEN
KIDS YOGA CLASS
Yoga and mindfulness helps children realise their full potential. This workshop enabled children to experience the effects of yoga in a fun and interactive way. They explored traditional yoga postures, breathing techniques and relaxation in a non competitive environment.
TIME: Session 1, 2pm - 2.30pm // Session 2, 2.30pm - 3pm; AGES: Session 1, 3 to 5 yrs // Session 2, 6+ yrs ; NUMBER OF CHILDREN: 12 PER SESSION ; LOCATION: HALL
MAGIC SHOW, BUBBLE SHOW AND BAlLoONS SHAPING
Adyʼs performance is so experienced, it appealed to all ages! With a background from drama school, he has been entertaining children between 3-7 for nearly 10 years and he has done everything, from performing street magic and comedy shows, to creating a sell-out west end magic show at Leicester Square theatre.
SEATED ACUPRESSURE MASSAGE TASTER SESSIONS
This easily accessible and highly effective therapy is performed in a professional massage chair, whose purpose is to align the muscles of the body for optimal treatment, while working over the clothes. Annalisa Cohen has been a practising complementary therapist for the past five years, and her focus as a therapist is to make bodywork therapy an accessible part of a client’s normal routine, without compromising on the quality and effectiveness of each treatment.
TIME: Slots were available between 10.45am - 11.45am//12.15pm - 1.15pm
Rhythms of the World
BY GRAND UNION ORCHESTRA
Everyone got to hear and learn some African and Latin-American percussion with Claude Deppa from South Africa and Carlos Fuentes from Chile.
Time: 1.30pm - 3.30pm Ages: Any age but children had to be accompanied by an adult!
On top of all of our activities, several market stalls were also setup around the garden
Our charity shop Ayoka raided their rails for a special selection of everything that had come in recently.
The Sewcial Circle teach sewing, dressmaking and craft to the next generation and they sold all sorts of items that can also be made with their DIY kits.
Camicrafts is a wonderland of quirky, creative, accessories, costume and home décor. If you love festivals, you would have loved everything they sold here!