Here at babydaytripper we’re big fans of the Tate Modern as a place for a day out with kids. The colourful modern art and under 5s’ zone appeal to even the youngest visitors and there’s lots of open space to roam around. Tate Britain, in contrast, always seems to have a distinctly grown up vibe – so how would it shape up as a babydaytrip destination? We set off this week to find out…Read More
You might remember that we reviewed Part 1 of this East Dulwich exhibition of cool and quirky automata back in July (see review). We enjoyed it so much that this week we returned to see Part 2 of the free show.Read More
I stumbled upon a free exhibition at the Space Station Sixty-Five gallery in East Dulwich this week and felt compelled to spread the word.Read More
Tate Modern’s one of my favourite places in London – I’ve whiled away many a pleasant hour there in the past, but haven’t managed to visit quite as often since MJ arrived on the scene. Last week, however, we were looking for a babydaytrip destination that would accommodate and entertain four adults and four babies (with four buggies) on a rainy day, and the spacious, centrally located gallery seemed a perfect option.Read More
We were hoping for a bit of fresh air this week, but the incessant rain meant another museum-based babydaytrip. Nevermind, there are more museums and galleries in London than you can shake a stick at and this week it’s another good one, Dulwich Picture Gallery. The rain cleared whilst we were inside the Gallery, so we headed across the road for a stroll in Dulwich Park once we were done – bonus!Read More
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…Read More
We went a bit off piste this week and took a trip to the Saatchi Gallery. You might think that’s not an obvious place for a day trip with your baby, and you may be right. But it was Mother’s Day so I got to choose the venue and, as it happens, the rest of the family had a great time too.Read More
The unexpectedly clement weather over the past week spurred us to set off for a babydaytrip in the fresh air, after weeks of sheltering from the winter chill in museums and shopping centres. When a kind friend proposed an outing to Hampstead Heath and Kenwood House (the latter being somewhere I’d always intended to visit, but hadn’t quite got around to it), we eagerly took up the offer.
If, like me, you loved Roald Dahl’s stories as a child (and still do), you’re probably also a fan of Quentin Blake’s unique, spidery illustrations. It may come as a surprise though, to know that Blake recently designed four series of works for hospitals in the UK and France. The works, which were created to have a therapeutic effect on the residents of the hospitals in question, are being exhibited at London’s Foundling Museum until 15 April 2012.