Samantha Laurie

Welcome to the first review of our new feature, 'Parent's eye'. This regular feature, written by the wonderful mums and dads of Surrey & SW London, will consist of a series of reviews and advice on where to take your little ones. more

9 May 2016 10:52 Kids/Schools

Could a gift experience be just the ticket for your hard-to-buy-for teenager? Samantha Laurie plays Santa more

28 Nov 2017 10:37 Kids/Schools

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Easter revision courses have never been more popular. Samantha Laurie looks at the key players more

22 Nov 2017 16:50 Kids/Schools

Are British kids ready for American-style summer camps? Samantha Laurie looks at the best residential kids camps in Blighty. more


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Don’t want to go back to the office? Try the kitchen table instead. Samantha Laurie on child-related franchises more

25 Oct 2017 17:25 Kids/Schools

4 STARS, Woking Theatre Sept 26-30. Look who’s just moved into the neighbourhood! Samantha Laurie gives The Addams Family musical a big thumbs up more

27 Sep 2017 10:17 Theatre/Arts

From popstar excess to parish priest, Richard Coles has come a long way. Samantha Laurie sounds him out more

19 Sep 2017 14:24 Interviews

A children’s nursery has opened in a residential home for the elderly in Wandsworth. Samantha Laurie explores the benefits more

18 Sep 2017 14:17 Kids/Schools


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4 STARS, September 13-16. A quiet tale of friendship and ageing, Driving Miss Daisy at Richmond Theatre becomes something special in the hands of such accomplished actors. Samantha Laurie reviews more

13 Sep 2017 15:01 Theatre/Arts

The Gambia has never had it so good. With greater political stability and an abundance of wildlife, the country offers a warm welcome to visitors. Samantha Laurie heads into Africa more

21 Aug 2017 16:51 Health/beauty

What better way of staying youthful than to work with young people as a volunteer? Samantha Laurie looks at some inspiring local opportunities more

12 Jul 2017 14:45 Kids/Schools

Hold onto your pelvic floor. Samantha Laurie discovers a lunchtime comedy club for new mums and their babies more

16 Jun 2017 11:11 Kids/Schools

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There’s more to Dracula country than creepy castles and vampires. Samantha Laurie visits a land time forgot more

19 May 2017 16:51 Health/beauty 1 Comments

Wandsworth editor Sam Laurie lists some of her favourite spots in Earlsfield and Southfields more

3 Apr 2017 12:25

Our Editors pick the best theatre going on over April across Surrey, SW London and Berkshire more

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Samantha Laurie looks at the inspirational work of a small Teddington riding stables, where 85% of riders are children with autism more

20 Feb 2017 14:44 Kids/Schools

Would you know what to do if your beloved pooch was choking? Samantha Laurie learns some life-saving skills more

20 Feb 2017 14:32 Health/beauty

Make the February half term a natural break. Samantha Laurie has some great ideas for getting kids out and about more

26 Jan 2017 12:45 Kids/Schools

Not so much a ghost story as a tale about haunted lives, the Irish classic, The Weir is given a fine outing by the Richmond Shakespeare Society. Samantha Laurie sees it at Mary Wallace Theatre, showing until Jan 28. more

23 Jan 2017 12:39 Theatre/Arts

If the kids’ first question on holiday is “What’s the wifi code?” perhaps it’s time for a new kind of getaway? Samantha Laurie looks at multiactivity family breaks more

4 Jan 2017 11:25 Kids/Schools

Yet to read the manual for your camera and wean yourself off that auto button? Samantha Laurie asks an expert for help in securing some fab festive pics more

28 Nov 2016 12:23 Kids/Schools

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