Small Business Buddies!

At Lucy Sparkles & Friends we believe in quality and not quantity.

Here is a list of local friends who we know and trust and whose services we can recommend.


Apple Tree

Children’s Soft Play and Cafe in Herne Hill

A space for families, adults, small kids and even smaller kids! Apple tree brings play, learning, relaxation and food – all in one place.

Enjoy a play session using our climbing frame, role play area, activity table, multi-lingual books, sensory basket and bundles of toys. We’re open Monday – Friday 9.30-4pm and Saturday 9.30-12pm. We have a menu that caters for adults, children, and our littlest visitors can enjoy carefully selected weaning plates. Adults can relax knowing children are always in full view, whilst enjoying our speciality Volcano coffee or delicious cakes on offer! Your little ones will enjoy some physical fun, develop language and motor skills, and engage in real and meaningful experiences, making Apple Tree a truly unique environment.


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Play Cafe and Children’s Venue in Crystal Palace

Dreamcatcher is a play cafe in the heart of the Crystal Palace triangle, with daily children’s classes and a space for children’s birthday parties. Featuring a lovely ground floor space for families to pop in and enjoy, with a play area, dressing up and lots of reading books. A  children’s menu with delicious treats including our famous teddy toast. For grown-ups, there is a fresh and tasty menu, great coffee and homemade cakes. The perfect spot for family time.

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Twitter: dreamcatch


Find baby and toddler groups.  Fast.

When it’s 5am and you’re alone with a small person, it can feel like the start of a marathon! That’s where Happity comes in. We’ve put thousands of activities for under-5s across London all in one place. With filters for ages, time, distance and more, the  classes that are just right for you and your child are only a click away. No download or registration required – because who’s got time for that?!

Happity. Designed by mums who know.

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Instagram: happitymama
Twitter: happitybaby

Margaret’s Music Ltd

Music, Drama and Dance Classes in Bermondsey, Nunhead and Peckham

We are a Music Service which offers accessible arts education for children aged 0-17. We strive to work with families in the community to elevate the arts and to raise the profile of music in any community setting. We are passionate about what we do and our aim now is to make our classes and provision as accessible as possible for families from all backgrounds and economic groups so that our pupils are a true representation of the community we serve which is primarily Peckham, Nunhead and Bermondsey.

Facebook: margaretsmusicltd
Twitter: margaretsmusic

Punk Me Up Ceramics Café

We see things differently!

Punk Me Up Ceramics Café is a relaxing, creative space where you’ll want to take time out. Our ceramics come in all shapes and sizes. They also change every week! So, whether you need an imprint of your baby’s hands or feet, something fun to keep your child entertained, a personalised ceramic of your own, or a birthday party we got you covered!

With such a stimulating atmosphere and friendly staff who will be happy to help you explore new and exciting painting techniques – your child’s artwork will take off and we’ll even clean up the mess!! If painting is not your thing, we also have a variety of classes through the week to entertain and educate your preschooler.

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Instagram: punkmeupceramicscafe


Siobhan Davies Studios

A contemporary arts space that you can hire for your child’s party

Siobhan Davies Studios

Siobhan Davies Studios, with its large, light-filled spaces and tactile architecture, provides the perfect venue for you to host a special celebration for your child. A contemporary arts space housed in a converted Victorian school, it mixes old and new design in a way that allows you to reinvent the space to suit your own tastes and ideas.

Parents can hire the entire building or a selection of spaces, depending on the size and scale of your child’s party. The kitchenette and parlour areas are available for use and would provide an ideal setting for cakes and refreshments, away from the activity of the studios. All areas of the building are filled with colour, natural light and comfortable furnishings.

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Twitter: siobhandavies

Space @ 61

Creative Space for Hire in Nunhead

With a children’s corner designed by local artist, Lucy Pearson of Wonderwalls London, most under 5s adore the play experience. We can offer hire on a venue only basis, giving you the flexibility to self cater, or a fully catered party for both your little ones and adult guests.  Our venue is very child friendly with step free access to the premises, plenty of space for buggies to park, baby change facilities, high chairs and room to play. All our food is freshly prepared on site in our own kitchen.

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Instagram: space_at_61
Twitter: spaceat61


Looking after your little stars

StarChildcare is a completely free online platform where parents and local childcare providers can get in touch in an effective and secure way through private messaging.

StarChildcare aims to create a community where people who look after and care about children can connect in a simple and free way. They also provide useful help and advice to support parents and childcare providers and it’s all completely free.

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