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Horniman Museum Butterfly House

Posted on Tuesday, 15 August, 2017 in Featured, Museums, News, Rainy day, Sunny day | 0 comments

Horniman Museum Butterfly House

The long-awaited Horniman Butterfly House opened this week and we’ve been along to have a look.

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Themed Day Trips

Posted on Monday, 7 August, 2017 in Featured, News | 0 comments

Themed Day Trips

It’s difficult sometimes to come up with new and exciting things to do in the holiday, so this week babydaytripper has looked to the children themselves for inspiration. If your child has been studying a particular topic at school or nursery this year, why not build a trip around that theme? Here are a few suggestions…

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Summer Holidays Special – Summer Festivals

Posted on Friday, 21 July, 2017 in Featured, Festivals, News | 0 comments

Summer Holidays Special – Summer Festivals

Want to soak up a bit of festival atmosphere without leaving London? Here are a few of the (mostly free) pop-up festivals happening in the Capital this Summer (no camping equipment required, picnic blanket optional…).

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Summer Holidays Special – Children’s Theatre

Posted on Wednesday, 19 July, 2017 in Featured, News | 0 comments

Summer Holidays Special – Children’s Theatre

There’s lots of really amazing children’s theatre to be had in London, but if you are put off by the West End ticket prices, here are some more affordable alternatives this Summer:

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Get ready for Summer: Holiday preview

Posted on Wednesday, 19 July, 2017 in Featured, News | 0 comments

Get ready for Summer: Holiday preview

The Summer holidays are fast approaching. Whether you are the type of parent who makes a spreadsheet of activities or prefer to wing it day by day, we’re previewing a few of the great things happening in London that you can either pre-book or just bear in mind for a last-minute day out. Watch out for new posts every day this week, packed with ideas for a fun-filled July and August.

Affordable children’s theatre

Themed day trips

Summer Festivals

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Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Posted on Wednesday, 5 July, 2017 in Featured, Parks, Sporting Events, Sunny day | 0 comments

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

We’ve been to the Olympic Park lots of times since we first went during London 2012, but our most recent trip reminded me to write about it here.

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Robot Zoo at the Horniman Museum and Gardens

Posted on Tuesday, 9 May, 2017 in Featured, Museums, News, Rainy day | 0 comments

Robot Zoo at the Horniman Museum and Gardens

We’ve been very remiss in not posting our review of Robot Zoo sooner, but we were so busy making repeat trips to the Horniman Museum to see it that we just didn’t find time to share…

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National Army Museum

Posted on Tuesday, 9 May, 2017 in Featured, Museums, Rainy day, Soft play | 0 comments

National Army Museum

Before it closed for refurbishment the National Army Museum was one of our top picks for a day out due to its amazing soft play area. Now it’s back after an enormous facelift and we’ve been along to check it out.

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The BFG

Posted on Tuesday, 22 November, 2016 in Cinema, Featured, News | 0 comments

The BFG

It’s been a cinematic week at babydaytripper. When everyone feels under the weather and no-one wants to venture out to be, quite literally, underneath the current weather, then we end up at the cinema or having a DVD afternoon. Fortuitously this week, we had the chance to review Steven Spielberg’s The BFG, which is out now on Digital Download, DVD and Blu-Ray (for those of you doing a spot of early Christmas shopping).

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Little Screen cinema club – Vue and Showcase Cinemas (nationwide)

Posted on Monday, 21 November, 2016 in Cinema, Featured, News | 0 comments

Little Screen cinema club – Vue and Showcase Cinemas (nationwide)

Bad weather and the first winter bugs combined to make us a miserable household last week, so when an invitation to the new Little Screen cinema club popped up in my inbox it seemed the perfect tonic.

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October Half Term: Tricks and Treats

Posted on Monday, 24 October, 2016 in Featured, News | 0 comments

October Half Term: Tricks and Treats

This week we are going to post two suggested activities every day. The “tricks” will each be a free activity, the “treats” will each be a paid activity.

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The Fantastic World of Dr Seuss – Discover Children’s Story Centre

Posted on Friday, 22 July, 2016 in Featured, Museums, News, Rainy day, Sunny day | 0 comments

The Fantastic World of Dr Seuss – Discover Children’s Story Centre

Wondering how to entertain your primary age children during the school holidays? The Discover Children’s Story Centre in Stratford re-opens on Saturday after a major refurbishment programme and we’ve had a sneaky peek behind closed doors to see what’s on offer…

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Dinosaurs: Monster Families, Horniman Museum & Gardens

Posted on Saturday, 27 February, 2016 in Featured, Museums, News | 0 comments

Dinosaurs: Monster Families, Horniman Museum & Gardens

The Horniman’s annual temporary exhibitions are always a hit and the boys couldn’t wait for this year’s offering to open last week. We hot-footed it down there to have a look and here’s our review.

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Michael Rosen’s Bear Hunt, Chocolate Cake and Bad Things – Discover Children’s Story Centre

Posted on Thursday, 22 October, 2015 in Featured, Museums, News, Rainy day, Sunny day | 0 comments

Michael Rosen’s Bear Hunt, Chocolate Cake and Bad Things – Discover Children’s Story Centre

Our top recommendation for a day trip in half term, after half term, or in fact any time before next April, is the new Michael Rosen exhibition at Discover Children’s Story Centre in Stratford. We were feeling very lucky this week to get to attend the launch and hear from the author himself, while filling up on tasty Brick Lane bagels (of which more later)…

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St Katharine Docks

Posted on Friday, 25 September, 2015 in Featured, Festivals, Sunny day, Views, Walks | 0 comments

St Katharine Docks

We recently spent a sunny Saturday morning exploring St Katharine Docks. Here’s our review of Central London’s only marina…

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Sea Life London Aquarium

Posted on Thursday, 16 July, 2015 in Farms, Featured, Rainy day | 0 comments

Sea Life London Aquarium

We are big fans of CBeebies’ Octonauts and Finding Nemo in our house. The pursuant interest in marine biology means that the boys have had their money’s worth from our membership card for the Horniman Museum’s lovely little aquarium. However, the Horniman’s aquarium is lacking in properly big fish, so we were delighted to get a chance to visit Sea Life London Aquarium to see its famous sharks (or meet “Bruce”, for the benefit of other Nemo fans)…

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ZSL London Zoo

Posted on Friday, 10 July, 2015 in Farms, Featured, Parks, Sunny day | 0 comments

ZSL London Zoo

I’ve never met a child who doesn’t like animals, so a day trip to the zoo is a sure fire winner. This week we set off to explore the world famous ZSL London Zoo in Regent’s Park. This is why we think you should try it too…

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Eltham Palace and Gardens

Posted on Thursday, 25 June, 2015 in Featured, Museums, Parks, Sunny day | 0 comments

Eltham Palace and Gardens

If you’re looking for a refined and relaxed destination for a summer family picnic (without leaving London), it’s hard to beat Eltham Palace. We spent a memorable afternoon there recently on a three-generational trip to celebrate G’s second birthday.

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Small Stories: At Home in a Dolls’ House – V&A Museum of Childhood

Posted on Monday, 25 May, 2015 in Featured, Galleries, Museums, News, Rainy day | 0 comments

Small Stories: At Home in a Dolls’ House – V&A Museum of Childhood

We made an impromptu trip to the V&A Museum of Childhood last week and want to recommend the latest free temporary exhibition, Small Stories: At Home in a Doll’s House.

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Godstone Farm with notonthehighstreet.com’s Storytime Sounds

Posted on Monday, 27 April, 2015 in BDT goes large, Farms, Featured, News, Parks, Products, Soft play, Sunny day | 0 comments

Godstone Farm with notonthehighstreet.com’s Storytime Sounds

Last week we had a fabulous family day out at Godstone Farm courtesy of Notonthehighstreet.com, who were launching a new Farmyard Sounds board for their Storytime Sounds app.

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