London day trips for you and your baby

Posts made in April, 2012

What’s on at the weekend? – 28, 29 April 2012

Posted on Thursday, 26 April, 2012 in What's on at the weekend? | 0 comments

What’s on at the weekend? – 28, 29 April 2012

It’s all about Greenwich this week with the Queen re-opening the Cutty Sark and a new exhibition curated by David Starkey at the National Maritime Museum.  Elsewhere, art, cakes, more plants and a secret sample sale…

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Bank of England Museum

Posted on Wednesday, 25 April, 2012 in Featured, Museums, Rainy day | 0 comments

Bank of England Museum

If you have an interest in all things financial, or don’t have a clue and feel you ought to know more, the Bank of England Museum could be for you.  Located within the Bank of England itself, this free museum tells the story of the institution from its foundation in the seventeenth century until the present day.  

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What’s on at the weekend? – 21, 22 April 2012

Posted on Thursday, 19 April, 2012 in What's on at the weekend? | 1 comment

What’s on at the weekend? – 21, 22 April 2012

It’s St George’s Day on Monday and there are celebratory events this weekend, as well as the London marathon on Sunday.  If you don’t fancy any of that, try Alternative Fashion Week, a Print Fair or a Plant Fair…

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Wellcome Collection (are you incurably curious?)

Posted on Wednesday, 18 April, 2012 in Featured, Galleries, Museums, Rainy day | 0 comments

Wellcome Collection (are you incurably curious?)

The Wellcome Collection bills itself as a “free destination for the incurably curious”, which is possibly the cleverest tagline for a museum/gallery that I’ve ever seen.  Being of a curious persuasion myself (then again, how many people would admit that they’re not?), as soon as I read about the Wellcome Collection it went straight to the top of my “to visit” list.  And so we went along to see how it shapes up as a destination for curious babydaytrippers… 

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What’s on at the weekend? – 14, 15 April 2012

Posted on Friday, 13 April, 2012 in What's on at the weekend? | 0 comments

What’s on at the weekend? – 14, 15 April 2012

Still undecided about how to spend the weekend? This week’s suggested highlights are Dodgy Dickens, a Plant Fair or a free performance of The London Jungle Book…

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Horniman Museum and Gardens

Posted on Thursday, 12 April, 2012 in Featured, Museums, Parks, Rainy day, Sunny day | 0 comments

Horniman Museum and Gardens

I have to declare an interest in the subject of this week’s post: the Horniman is my local museum and my son and I have spent many a happy hour there.  Behind its attractive Arts and Crafts exterior, this quirky South London museum houses the eclectic collections of the tea merchant and philanthropist, Frederick John Horniman.  With 16 acres of gardens, an aquarium, and its famous, stuffed Victorian Walrus (yes, really), the Horniman Museum is a great, family-friendly destination. 

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What’s on at the weekend? – 7, 8 April 2012

Posted on Friday, 6 April, 2012 in What's on at the weekend? | 0 comments

What’s on at the weekend? – 7, 8 April 2012

Given that it’s Easter this weekend, you have probably already made plans and/or are getting out of the Capital for a few days.  If, on the other hand, you are staying in London and are looking for things to do, choose from:  a boat race, a goat race and a host of Easter egg hunts…

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Spitalfields City Farm

Posted on Tuesday, 3 April, 2012 in Farms, Featured, Sunny day | 0 comments

Spitalfields City Farm

Mention Brick Lane and you might be thinking about curries, trendy boutiques, vibrant nightlife or the famous 24-hour bagel shop.  Or at least I do, but maybe that’s a sign of a misspent youth.  When I’m in the area these days, I’m less likely to be found checking out a new bar, and more likely to be taking a short detour down a side street to the Spitalfields City Farm…  

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