London day trips for you and your baby

Posts made in June, 2012

What’s on at the weekend? – 30 June, 1 July 2012

Posted on Thursday, 28 June, 2012 in What's on at the weekend? | 0 comments

What’s on at the weekend? – 30 June, 1 July 2012

London’s hotting up this week, literally and metaphorically.  With every day that passes in the run up to the Olympics there are more and more free festivals, exhibitions and events happening across the Capital.  This week, visit London’s modern Pleasure Gardens, take a cable car ride, celebrate Canada Day, take part in a Pop Up Festival of Stories and more… 

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Freightliners Farm

Posted on Wednesday, 27 June, 2012 in Farms, Featured, Sunny day | 0 comments

Freightliners Farm

A recent trip to Islington for lunch with some friends afforded the perfect opportunity for a visit to Freightliners Farm.  As it happens, I used to live about 200 metres from this farm many, many years ago, but back then my leisure-time priorities were different and I never made it through the gate.  Now, with the little man in tow, it just didn’t seem fair to pass by without having a look.

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What’s on at the weekend? – 23, 24 June 2012

Posted on Thursday, 21 June, 2012 in What's on at the weekend? | 0 comments

What’s on at the weekend? – 23, 24 June 2012

It’s a bumper week for London events, with festivals galore and everyone getting even more excited about the impending Olympic Games.  Whether it’s family fun, art, live music or fine dining that interests you most, here are some ideas for getting out and about this weekend… 

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Coram’s Fields

Posted on Thursday, 21 June, 2012 in Farms, Featured, Parks, Sunny day | 0 comments

Coram’s Fields

This week we spent a sunny afternoon at Coram’s Fields.  Located in the heart of Bloomsbury, Coram’s Fields is a park and playground reserved exclusively for under 16s – in fact, adults are not allowed into the park at all unless accompanied by a child.  The park is named after shipwright, sailor and philanthropist, Captain Thomas Coram, who created the Foundling Hospital for abandoned children in the eighteenth century following a long campaign to obtain the necessary Royal Charter (see our review of the Foundling Museum).  The Foundling Hospital stood on the site of the present day park until the building was demolished in the 1920s – the land was saved thanks to fundraising and charitable donations so that it could be preserved for the use of children living in or visiting London. 

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What’s on at the weekend? – 16, 17 June 2012

Posted on Thursday, 14 June, 2012 in What's on at the weekend? | 0 comments

What’s on at the weekend? – 16, 17 June 2012

If you are looking for family-friendly activities to celebrate Father’s Day this weekend, here are some highlights of what’s on in London – and who knows, it might not even rain… 

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Hackney City Farm

Posted on Thursday, 14 June, 2012 in Farms, Featured, Sunny day | 0 comments

Hackney City Farm

Pigs, goats, donkeys and sheep, just a few yards from Hackney Road? Yes, that’s right. This week we went to visit the popular Hackney City Farm. 

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What’s on at the weekend? – 9, 10 June 2012

Posted on Thursday, 7 June, 2012 in What's on at the weekend? | 0 comments

What’s on at the weekend? – 9, 10 June 2012

The Jubilee weekend celebrations may be over, but it’s still half term, and there’s still lots on for all the family this weekend in London…

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Museum of London Docklands

Posted on Thursday, 7 June, 2012 in Featured, Museums, Rainy day, Soft play | 0 comments

Museum of London Docklands

I love this Museum! If you’re looking for a great place to take your family, the Museum of London Docklands has something for everyone.  Located in a stunning early nineteenth-century former sugar warehouse on West India Quay in London’s Docklands, the Museum tells the story of the docks, the River Thames and London’s role as an important centre for global trade. 

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