Oh January, why are you such a miserable month? In an attempt to remain positive and motivated and make the most of our weekends (one of the goals on this months bucket list), I have made a little round-up of family-friendly events that are on both locally to us in North London and central London.
Saturday 7th January: Forty Hall Farm shop & The Library Cafe re-open their doors.
Hooray! I have missed popping into the farm shop to see what local produce they have to offer and both Archie & I have missed going for lunch on a Saturday at the wonderful Library café, if you haven’t been – make it your goal this January as their coffee is second to none, cakes are fabulous and the menu features plenty of locally sourced produce.
Sunday 15th January: Stephen’s House & Gardens Open Sunday
We still haven’t visited this Grade II listed house and landscaped gardens in Finchley, we must make this happen this year.
Sunday 15th & Sunday 29th January (10am-3pm): Alexandra Palace Farmer’s Market
With over 30 stalls selling high quality local produce, Ally Pally hosts one of North London’s biggest farmer’s market most Sundays near the Muswell hill entrance to the park. Well worth a visit!
Every Sunday (9am-2pm): The Sidings N21 Farmer’s Market
The Sidings N21 is a purpose-built market next to Winchmore Hill train station offering quality local produce to the local community. Archie loves to watch the trains from here – extra bonus for him!
Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd January: The London Model Engineering Exhibition
The South’s largest Model Engineering & Modelling exhibition is being held this weekend at Alexandra Palace. We will most definitely be taking Archie!
Wednesday 25th January: Burns Night
Each year we have our own little Burns supper to celebrate the life and poetry of the Scottish poet Robert Burns. Here are some ideas if you want to have a go yourselves. For us, haggis (vegetarian one for me!), neeps & tatties are always on the menu followed by cranachan and a nip of whisky perhaps!
Saturday 28th January: Chinese New Year Family Festival Day
The year of the Rooster begins on the 28th January and there is plenty on in London to celebrate, however I picked this for being more family-friendly than other events.
What are you up to this January?