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What’s on at half term? – 27 May to 4 June 2017

Posted on Friday, 26 May, 2017 in Featured, What's on at the weekend? | 0 comments

What’s on at half term? – 27 May to 4 June 2017

This half term week there’s lots happening around town to entertain the family. Here’s our pick of what’s on.

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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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BDT goes large: Hever Castle and Gardens, Kent

Posted on Friday, 10 April, 2015 in BDT goes large, Featured, Parks, Sunny day | 0 comments

BDT goes large: Hever Castle and Gardens, Kent

Thanks to the recent adaptation of Wolf Hall, all things Tudor- and Anne Boleyn-related are having a resurgence; and what better place to find out more about the notorious Queen Anne, than her childhood home, Hever Castle?

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Cineworld Movies for Juniors – Amazing Value Holiday Activity

Posted on Friday, 3 April, 2015 in Cinema, Featured, News, Rainy day | 0 comments

Cineworld Movies for Juniors – Amazing Value Holiday Activity

If the prospect of spending a fortune on activities during the holidays is a concern, here’s our top tip for a budget day out.

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Sky Garden, 20 Fenchurch Street (aka the “Walkie-Talkie” Building)

Posted on Friday, 13 March, 2015 in Featured, News, Rainy day, Sunny day, Views | 0 comments

Sky Garden, 20 Fenchurch Street (aka the “Walkie-Talkie” Building)

Panoramic views of London come at a price: £25 gets you into the Shard, the London Eye costs upwards of £20. So we were really quite excited this week to be going to visit the recently-opened free public space on the 35th floor of the controversial “Walkie-Talkie” building in the heart of the City…

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Plantastic! at the Horniman Museum and Gardens

Posted on Friday, 6 March, 2015 in Featured, Museums, Parks, Rainy day, Sunny day | 0 comments

Plantastic! at the Horniman Museum and Gardens

This week we went Plantastic at the Horniman Museum. As the name suggests, the Horniman’s latest temporary exhibition celebrates the wonderful world of plants and their importance in everyday life.

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Imagine Children’s Festival, 9 to 22 February 2015

Posted on Tuesday, 10 February, 2015 in Featured, Festivals | 0 comments

Imagine Children’s Festival, 9 to 22 February 2015

One of the best things about the otherwise uneventful month of February is the Southbank Centre’s annual Imagine Children’s Festival. For two whole weeks the Centre’s venues are swarming with little people who come to enjoy the live music and theatre, take part in workshops, experience interactive installations and meet their favourite authors and illustrators.

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