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Soft play is for losers

Some of the coolest London family events to take your baby, toddler or kid to, by Hoop founder Max Jennings

If your kid pleads, ‘Not Old Macdonald again!’ and, ‘Soft play is for losers’, you know it’s time to take them to one of the following hip happenings, as recommended by Max Jennings, co-founder of events listing app Hoop...

1. Fun DMC

If you prefer old-skool beats then you’ll be at home at Fun DMC with Spin Doctor (The Doctor’s Orders) and Charlie Dark (Run Dem Crew/Attica Blues), promising a block-party experience designed for parents and their kids.

When: Certain Sundays
Where: Rich Mix, Shoreditch
Best for: All ages
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3. West London ‘Hawaiian Luau’ Themed Rave

Organisers and 24-hour party people Big Fish Little Fish have been helping parents be responsibly irresponsible since 2013. Cool kids will love the multi-sensory dancefloor with glitter canons, bubbles and a giant parachute dance. Parents will love the licenced bar.

WHEN: Various dates
WHERE: Various venues across the UK
BEST FOR: All ages
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4. Little Loud Women - Punk Pop Concert

An afternoon of badass woman-lead pop-punk-riot awesomeness at Islington’s the Lexicon. Bring ear defenders for the kids and rock out to kid-friendly music all afternoon.

WHEN: Saturday, 30th April
WHERE: The Lexington, Islington
BEST FOR: 3yrs+
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5. Monski Mouse’s Baby Disco Dance Hall

Retro hits and funky nursery rhymes for under-fives expertly mixed by international DJ and producer Monski Mouse. That's right, funky nursery rhymes.

WHEN: Sundays from 8th May to 25th September
WHERE: Southbank Centre, Waterloo
BEST FOR: Under 5yrs
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6. Disco Kids: Enchanted Kingdom

A slightly more traditional kids’ disco, but no less fun; the Albany Theatre hosts a fairytale-themed boogie for little princes and princesses.

WHEN: Sunday, 8th May
WHERE: The Albany, Deptford
BEST FOR: Under 7yrs
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7. How To Be A Rockstar

Part disco/part rock-star training, kids will love Tessa Waters’s award-winning comedy where Spandex, sequins and killer dance moves collide.

WHEN: Saturday, 16th July
WHERE: The Spiegeltent, Southbank
BEST FOR: 5yrs+
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