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Boathouse Cafe

Boathouse Cafe

Cafe and bar close to the river

The Red Lion

The Red Lion

Great pub, sourdough pizza and family friendly. Also makes a great cocktail and has a large and lovely garden.

The Larder

The Larder

Great Coffee and Cake - It has only just opened!

Golden Fleece

Golden Fleece

A hidden gem in Forest Gate Village overlooking Wanstead Flats, this pub has recently undergone a full refurbishment and has a huge beer garden at the rear.

Panda's Kitchen

Panda's Kitchen

Chinese takeaway if you're in between the Forest Gate and Upton Park Area. All fresh ingredients, amazing portions and cooked with loads of colour and flavour!

London Fish Bazaar

London Fish Bazaar

This excellent fish shop buys in their fish from Billingsgate Market. They cater for a variety of cultures, with a range of exotic fish.

Dynamix Health Club

Dynamix Health Club

The perfect place to go to relieve stress after work. It has an amazing free weights room and a cafe serving healthy juices and shakes made from a choice of protein brands.

Ambala

Ambala

A fantastic Asian confectionary shop selling both sweet and savoury treats on Green Street, close to Upton Park Underground Station.

Vijay's Chawalla

Vijay's Chawalla

A down to earth vegetarian Indian restaurant, with tasty, inexpensive, healthy and authentic food.

Wanstead Park

Wanstead Park

Home to a variety of wildlife, Wanstead Park and its pond are fantastic on a lazy Sunday; take a stroll and feed the ducks and geese.

Tromso E7

Tromso E7

Amazing coffee and breakfast! Really cute ambiance.

Wanstead Flats

Wanstead Flats

A fantastic green open space situated between Forest Gate, Manor Park and Aldersbrook.

Compôtes

Compôtes

This cafe next to Wanstead Park Station makes a great cappuccino!

Pie Republic

Pie Republic

Great traditional pie and mash.

Corner Kitchen

Corner Kitchen

Fantastic family orientated cafe serving unique stone baked pizzas, homemade cakes and featuring a basement playground with dedicated activities throughout the week for under 5's. Great place to take babies and toddlers.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Loxford, Eastbury, Clementswood, Goodmayes, Ilford, Seven Kings, Becontree, Barking, Thames and Valentines

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Barking has a lot to offer - shops, schools and river walks...and with a massive regeneration programme already under way, its future is very bright...

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Investment from the Mayor's Out of London fund has made a marked difference with new public spaces and community projects...

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Multi-Sport Holiday Club-Dorothy Barley Academy

Dorothy Barley Academy
Inspire to Engage is Premier Sport's brand new holiday course initiative. Your children will keep busy and active with a huge variety of activities and sports for them to enjoy during the school holiday. The fun environment on our holiday courses means they mix with loads of children of their own age, get active and most importantly have fun. The scheme is not avaliable on Good Friday and the Easter Bank Holiday on Monday 6th April. Website

NCT Bumps & Babies Group

Mumspace upstairs at Mothercare
We are very pleased to be starting up a new Bumps & Babies group every Tuesday from 1st October 2013 9.30am - 11.30am. This is being held in the newly refurbished Mothercare in Romford opposite Queens Hospital. There is a new 'Mumspace' facility where we will be meeting and there is even a lovely big Costa in store so you can grab a cuppa to bring up with you. Everyone is welcome no need to be a member. Expectant parents new parents second third or fourth time parents! Come along for a chat. Website

Just Kidding Chorus

Wanstead United Reformed Church,
The Just Kidding Chorus is a feel-good choir for parents with babies in tow, and is directed by Mich Sampson ably assisted / hindered by her baby, Penny! Mich is an experienced choir director who specialises in working with adult beginners and makes sure everyone has a great time. Website

Acting Bugs-Wanstead

Wanstead
Acting Bugs specialises in early years drama and has over ten years experience in teaching young children and toddlers. We use puppets, bubbles, sensory props and stories to ignite your little one's imagination whilst developing confidence and focus in a safe and friendly environment. Website

NCT Leytonstone Bumps and Babies

The Red Lion Leytonstone
It's a chance to meet other mums & dads in the area for an informal chat. The pub serves food and drinks. All welcome. When: Third Friday of every month Website

The Rabbit Hole

The Rabbit Hole
The magic of Alice in Wonderland has arrived in Lincoln in the form of a new tea room in Lincoln. Expect to find the beloved characters from the novel painted on the walls with creative décor throughout and a range of food and drink based around the book!

Movers & Cruisers

Space,
Movers and Cruisers is a parent / carer and baby group for mobile babies and toddlers. Every week we meet up, normally on a Thursday morning, and head somewhere so our children can romp about and let off steam (and we can chat and catch up). Website

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