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Día del Niño comes to Wahaca Brixton

Every 30th of April, Mexico celebrates it’s children all over the country, it’s “kids day” and they are treated to special events at school and parties with family and friends with plenty of chilli fruity treats and piñatas around.

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It’s such a big day in Mexico, that we decided to throw a party too. Wahaca Brixton will be welcoming children and their parents and carers to the restaurant from 11am until 1pm on Saturday 30th of April for a range of workshops and Mexican fun and treats.

Wahaca Brixton, Saturday 30th April 11am-1pm FREE

11:00- Workshops open for children to make:

  • Make piñatas & picture frames with recycled materials with Mexican artist Katrina from Katapixia arts and recycling
  • Mexican Huichol bracelet workshop with Mexican artist Viridiana from The Bumblebead.
  • Wahaca Mexican wrestling masks
  • Face painting

11:00- Mexican clown brought to you by Battersea Spanish

12:00- Feel, smell & taste Mexican ingredients – Karla from Mexican Food MemoriesMextrade will talk to the children about Mexican spices, chillies, fruits and vegetables, a brief history of Mexican cuisine, and their chance to smell, touch and taste a variety of ingredients used since ancient times.

12:30- Piñata bashing – We will be filling up a beautiful piñata with goodies and break it Mexican style, little ones only!

Every child attending will also receive an activity book courtesy of the Mexican Embassy in the UK and a  “Free kids meal voucher” valid at any Wahaca and their opportunity to win Children’s Day prizes that include:

  • 10 books from Flying Eye Books
  • To promote reading in Spanish, the Mexican Embassy donated 5 beautiful editions of children’s books.
  • A hamper of Mexican ingredients from Mextrade
  • A piñata from Katapixia Arts and Recycling
  • A Huichol bracelet from The Bumblebead

For more information about the event please email locals@wahaca.co.uk

Wahaca bringing children's literature to the table

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Wahaca bringing children’s literature to the table

We are very excited to partner up with Flying Eye Books to encourage children to embark on a lifetime love of reading.

To begin with, 6 of  our most family visited restaurants are now home to a ‘Flying Eye Books Little Library’ featuring a host of beautifully designed award-winning books for all ages for children to enjoy with their families as part of their Wahaca dining experience. The children will be encouraged to borrow and read a book while their family finishes their meal. Children will also be the opportunity to get creative with Flying Eye character branded menu placemats and get their own collectors book mark to take home with them. tumblr_miimpm1O1h1rm3ezmo1_1280 About Flying Eye Books: Flying Eye Books (FEB, for short) is the children’s imprint of award-winning visual publishing house Nobrow. Established in early 2013, FEB sought to retain the same attention to detail in design and excellence in illustrated content as its parent publisher, but with a focus on the craft of children’s storytelling and non-fiction. Since then, an array of stunning and innovative titles have populated the list, including the award-winning Hildafolk series by Luke Pearson, the highly acclaimed Professor Astro Cat’s Frontiers of Space from Ben Newman and Dr. Dominic Walliman and exquisite picture books and enchanting illustrated biographies from breakaway young talents like Emily Hughes (Wild) and William Grill (Shackleton’s Journey, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of 2014 and winner of the 2015 Kate Greenaway Medal).

Children’s Day at the V&A Museum of Childhood

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Children’s Day at the V&A Museum of Childhood

This weekend, together with The Embassy of Mexico in the UK, we’re celebrating Mexico’s Children’s Day with 2 days of free workshops and activities for children and families at the V&A’s Museum of Childhood.

Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th April sees a whole programme of activities for you and your little ones to get involved with as well as a voucher to grab a free children’s meal from our brand new children’s menu any time in the next 2 months.

Activities include storytelling, Mexican toy painting, piñata making, mask and face painting and Mexican dancing. So enough fun to keep any little person entertained for the whole day. By all accounts, it should be pretty swell.

Our new children’s menu launched in all of our restaurants today and gives little people the chance to explore the Mexican market too, with specially selected dishes that aren’t spicy, but still full of flavour and wholesome goodness. Kids can choose from a choice of quesadillas, mini burritos or fish tacos, a side dish and a drink all for just £5.

For details of how to get there and what time the events kick off, just head to the Museum’s website.