Basket Case

the whole kit and kaboodle!

Holidays = fun. Packing = not.

Especially when little jet-setters are involved.

The Great Little Hamper Company sells boxes and tins filled with educational and ecofriendly kiddie kit for newborns to 10-year-olds.

Babes will appreciate the Butterfly Garden (organic cotton babygrow, Burt’s Bees potions), while bigger ones will want the Heart Cookie Baking Kit (apron, chef’s hat, ingredients) or Pirate Hamper (wooden toys, fancy costume). The candy-filled Naughty but Nice box will keep car passengers mute for hours.

Send as a gift or buy several to occupy your brood this summer.

Because wherever you go, you’ll want to pack it in.

Available online at thegreatlittlehampercompany.co.uk.

This Week in London!

The Parent Trap
One-off showing of the cult Disney film starring Hayley Mills, where identical twins meet for the first time.
Why: It’s a family affair.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.
Where: Barbican Centre, Silk St., EC2Y 8DS. To book, call 084 5120 7528.

Fashion Collage Party

What: Free walk-in event (as part of Children’s Art Day) encourages kids to participate in the creation of a giant cut-and-paste masterpiece.
Why: See the shape of things to come.
When: Sat., 2-5 p.m.
Where: The Photographers’ Gallery, 16-18 Ramillies St., W1F 7LW (084 5262 1618).

Leon Menu for Kids

What: All-natural lunch spot serves little munchers for the first time with Moroccan meatballs and rice or grilled chicken with roasted tomato sauce; free activity sheets keep them entertained.
Why: Sack the Big Mac.
When: Goodness knows.
Where: All Leon locations.

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Barbican Centre
Silk St
@ Whitecross St
London, UK EC2Y 8DS