Competition: win a whole term of drama and dance classes for tots at Yourstage in Ealing!

Woop, woop! Fresh competition for you, folks, and worth £105!


A bit of background:

Yourstage was founded in the summer of 2008, by Faith Murphy (Head of Drama and Senior Form Teacher for Years 9 and 10, St Augustine’s Priory in Ealing) and has grown in support each year. Our emphasis is on helping individuals to shine and gain confidence through their own creativity, whilst making friends and having fun!

Location – St Augustine’s Priory, Hillcrest Rd, Ealing, W5

For your chance of winning a WHOLE term of Yourstage Tots classes for 3 to 5 year olds (10 one hour combined drama and dance classes, worth £105), just answer a simple question on Mumsnet Ealing website.

Hurry,  the competition ends on 13th April 2016. Good luck!



Have you seen our fab competitions? Win family tickets to ‘Hello Kitty Live’ and ‘Cinderella’ panto, plus a free meal at Royal China Harrow restaurant!

Competition 1 : Win a family ticket to the world premiere of ‘Hello Kitty Live’ at Eventim Apollo Hammersmith on 8th October!bb533b9e-08ea-4aa5-a4b5-44f49bcf7a44

Eventim Apollo Hammersmith – 45 Queen Caroline St, London, W6 9QH
Box Office 0844 249 4300
Showing: 8-Oct-15 at 7pm

More information about the show can be found on our website. Click here to enter our Facebook competition!

Competition 2: Win a family ticket to ‘Cinderella’ at the Lyric Hammersmith this Christmas!

Lyric Hammersmith – Lyric Square, W6 0QL
020 8741 6850
Showing: 21-Nov-15 to 2-Jan-16

More information about the show can be found on our website.

Click here to enter our competition!

Competition 3: Win a complimentary meal for you and your guest(including alcohol!) up to the value of £70 at our neighbouring restaurant Royal China Harrow!

CompetitionRoyal China Harrow
148-150 Station Road

Competition ends on 25th October. Click here to find out more about the restaurant and enter!

Good luck, Mumsnetters, and look out for more offers and competitions on Mumsnet Ealing main website.

COMPETITION: WIN a family ticket to see ‘The Railway Children’ at King’s Cross Theatre!

Did we not say you would be spoilt for choice this summer?!  Here is another fantastic competition to keep the family happy this summer holidays:


Set in a brand new, purpose built 1,000 seat venue, this breath-taking show features a stage built around a real train track, and a beautiful 60 tonne vintage locomotive that steams into the theatre to delight all ages.

The Railway Children – Live on Stage tells the story of Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis, three children whose lives change dramatically when their father is mysteriously taken away. They move from London to a cottage in rural Yorkshire with their mother, where they befriend the local railway porter, Perks, and embark on a magical journey of discovery, friendship and adventure. But the mystery remains – where is Father, and is he ever coming back?

For your chance of winning a family ticket, all you have to do is answer a question on our website. Good luck!

COMPETITION: WIN a family ticket to see ‘Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games’ in the West End!

Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games has exciting and ground-breaking new technology, including holographs, dancing robots, world champion acrobats and the greatest team of Irish Dancers in the world, making it the perfect family entertainment.


A new score composed by Gerard Fahy, new costumes and special effects lighting add a breath-taking new dimension to the original masterpiece.

Recommended for ages 8+
Venue: Dominion Theatre, London

For your chance of winning a family ticket, all you have to do is answer a question on our website! Good luck!

You could be the first family to freejump in style at Oxygen Freejump’s Acton park!

As promised earlier, Mumsnet Ealing have partnered up with Oxygen Freejumping, London’s first Trampoline Park opening in Acton on 20th July to give Mumsnetters an exclusive 20% off against one hour Oxygen Freejumping session. Plus one lucky Mumsnetter will get a Family Freejump worth up to £100!


Enjoy and don’t forget to report back!

COMPETITION TIME: win a family pass to Dinosaur Escape Adventure Golf in Northolt!

dinosaur-crazy-golfExplore Dr.Dino’s Dinosaur Escape Adventure Golf and marvel at his dinosaur creations.

Enter our competition and you could win a family pass to discover 18 holes of educational Adventure Golf action, whilst learning about the resident prehistoric predators that move, breathe and ROAR!

Great safari style fun whatever the weather and for all ages, from children to great grandparents. Navigate through the jungle marsh with tropical palm trees and see the breathtaking fossil rock waterfall and deep lagoon whilst encountering the terrifying T Rex, thunderous Triceratops, and armoured Ankylosaurus plus many more lurking in the bushes! Remember not to stray from the fossil rock path or you could come across some hungry Jurassic giants.

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Visit Dinosaur Escape Adventure Golf this May to experience a monster day out for the whole family!

Location: West London Golf Centre – Ruislip Road, Northolt, Middlesex, UB5 6QZ

Ticket prices start at £3.25 for mini explorer’s under 4’s, to £6.25 for junior explorer’s under 12, £8.75 for 12 and over explorer’s, and £26 for a family explorer group ticket… so Mum and dad can join in.

For your chance to win a free family pass, all you have to do is answer the question below on Mumsnet Ealing Talk board:

Which of these dinosaurs is a carnivore?

A) Diplodocus

B) T-Rex

C) Ankylosaurus

TERMS & CONDITIONS The family pass is valid for 2 adults & 2 children under 12. Competition closes on Wednesday, 19th May. The winner will be drawn at random and announced on this thread on Thursday, 20th May. If you want more action, Dinosaur Escape Adventure Golf also hosts birthday parties for Jurassic celebrations. Visit for more information, opening times and seasonal offers.

P.S We reviewed them when they had first opened in 2014 and we loved it! Full report can be found here. Good luck!

The Butcher’s Hook – seriously delicious nosh, service to match and super child-friendly!

Thanks to the demands of modern life, our family seems to be spending less and less time together recently. On weekends, as we juggle chores, homework, classes and shopping, those couple of hours when we do manage to sit down and spend quality time together are becoming more and more precious. That’s why when we venture out for a family Sunday lunch, we expect total perfection – child-friendly, great food, service, affordable, parking….

Well, last Sunday, we got the whole package albeit a bit further afield in the neighbouring Hammersmith – The Butcher’s Hook Ravenscourt Park.


Their sister pub in Fulham has been around for a while and has a great reputation. The team tell us this the atmosphere in this branch is slightly more relaxed and more popular with families on the weekends. Indeed, they have only been open for few weeks but the place is buzzing with families with kids of all ages. I am very happy to report that it is dog-friendly too! First impression is great – simple but cosy décor, big farmhouse-style tables, fireplaces – just the kinda place we have been longing for. A big plus is the walled garden with seating and big blackboard for children. We got seated promptly and the kids got crayons and paper while we delved into the menu. The lunch and dinner menus change every day, and there is an all-day blackboard menu of small plates. The Sunday menu looked mouth-watering. We kicked off with a home cured gravadlax, shallot & caper dressing at £7.50 (delicate, fresh and zingy) and deep fried truffle macaroni & cheese at £4.50 (little heaven, best mac-n-cheese we have easily had in years!). Bread and butter come complimentary and totally delicious.

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The children’s menu, available from 12 to 7pm, is £6.50.

Sausages, mash, carrots & gravy
Penne & tomato sauce
Grilled chicken, fries & baked beans
Fish goujons, fries & peas

The eldest went for the grilled chicken (and ended up scoffing the baked beans which she had refused for years before!) and fish goujons went to the toddler.  Portions are very generous. Both chicken and fish were cooked to perfection.


There was more chicken on that plate but it was gone before I got my camera out!

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For mains, we ordered 10 oz Chargrilled rib-eye steak on bone, chips, salad, Béarnaise at £23.50 (they happily swapped my chips for greens) and roast sirloin of beef served with roast potatoes, carrots, mixed greens, Yorkshire pudding, gravy and horseradish at £17.50. The rib-eye had plenty of marbling and was delicious. Béarnaise sauce – a little pot of heavenly velvety richness. The greens (kale, broccoli and broad beans) were lovely too. The roast… Where do I start?  Something out of this world – massive Yorkshire, 2 generous slices of most delicious pink, melt-in-your mouth beef, amazing roast pots and other trimmings and all generously topped with a rich, sweet gravy. There was no chatting all over sudden, just collective purring… I have to say, they have a great selection of wines. The recommended Rioja Reserva, Dinastía Vivanco, Spain, 2007 went down very well indeed.

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We were too full to have a “proper” dessert. The kids got a scoop of vanilla and chocolate ice-cream (£1.50 per scoop) and my husband went for the lemon and blood orange sorbet (also £1.50 each). Impressive stuff!

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Special mention must go to the team. Service was impeccable! The owners Laura and Gus and the team clearly care a great deal not just about the quality of the food but also about the atmosphere and are very keen to ensure everyone has a good time.

We did have a fabulous time and we will definitely be back – might even leave the kids at home and enjoy that wine properly!

Thank you, the Butcher’s Hook team, for your kind invitation, lovely meal and great Sunday afternoon – 5 stars from Mumsnet Ealing!

newoutside2fadeThe Ravenscourt Park Butcher’s Hook is located at 115 Dalling Road, W6 0ET, and is 500 metres walk from Ravenscourt Park underground station. Tel 0208 741 6282