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Messy goes to…Brixton Village (Okido exhibition)

Posted on Thursday, 11 February, 2016 in Galleries, News | 0 comments

Messy goes to…Brixton Village (Okido exhibition)

If, like us, you’re big fans of Okido magazine and avid viewers of their recent CBeebies show, head down to Brixton Village over half term. Studio 73 gallery is hosting an exhibition of Okido illustrations by founding artist Rachel Ortas. It’s only a tiny space, but worth a look if you’re in the area. You can buy one of the brightly coloured screen prints, or simply pick up a Messy Monster activity postcard to cut out, glue and hang up at home.

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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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Paddington: Illustrated and Animated – House of Illustration

Posted on Thursday, 6 November, 2014 in Galleries, Rainy day | 0 comments

Paddington: Illustrated and Animated – House of Illustration

Early indications suggest that you will not be able to escape Paddington Bear in the run-up to the launch of the first Paddington movie on 28 November. Not only have we been spotting decorated Paddington statues around town this week, but the House of Illustration in King’s Cross is also currently home to a new exhibition starring the diminutive Peruvian bear.

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Secret Agents, Discover Children’s Story Centre

Posted on Tuesday, 11 February, 2014 in Galleries, Museums, News, Rainy day, Sunny day | 0 comments

Secret Agents, Discover Children’s Story Centre

Hot on the heels of Discover Children’s Story Centre’s brilliant Journey to Space exhibition comes its new offering: Secret Agents. The spy-themed interactive family exhibition opens on Saturday 15 February with a free day (featuring a visit from Charlie and Lola author Lauren Child) and runs until 31 August 2014.

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Cut Up! Winter Family Day at the Whitechapel Gallery, 12pm to 4pm, Saturday 15 February 2014

Posted on Tuesday, 28 January, 2014 in Galleries, News | 0 comments

Cut Up! Winter Family Day at the Whitechapel Gallery, 12pm to 4pm, Saturday 15 February 2014

Have you started planning your half term activities yet? Why not head to the Whitechapel Gallery on 15 February for their Winter Family Day inspired by the current exhibition of Hannah Höch, the Dada artist who was a driving force in the development of 20th century collage. Family activities will include Cut up Karaoke poetry, collaged puppet making, performance collage and free film screenings. Free. Suitable for all ages. Booking recommended.

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Tate Britain

Posted on Thursday, 24 January, 2013 in Featured, Galleries, Rainy day | 0 comments

Tate Britain

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…

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Cabaret Mechanical Theatre at Space Station Sixty Five – Part 2

Posted on Thursday, 13 December, 2012 in Featured, Galleries, News | 0 comments

Cabaret Mechanical Theatre at Space Station Sixty Five – Part 2

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.

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Cabaret Mechanical Theatre at Space Station Sixty-Five

Posted on Wednesday, 4 July, 2012 in Galleries, News | 0 comments

Cabaret Mechanical Theatre at Space Station Sixty-Five

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.

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Tate Modern

Posted on Monday, 21 May, 2012 in Featured, Galleries, Rainy day | 0 comments

Tate Modern

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. 

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Dulwich – Picture Gallery and Park

Posted on Wednesday, 2 May, 2012 in Featured, Galleries, Parks, Rainy day, Sunny day | 0 comments

Dulwich – Picture Gallery and Park

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!

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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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Saatchi Gallery

Posted on Sunday, 18 March, 2012 in Featured, Galleries, Rainy day | 0 comments

Saatchi Gallery

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.

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A springtime stroll: Kenwood House and Hampstead Heath

Posted on Sunday, 4 March, 2012 in Featured, Galleries, Parks, Rainy day, Sunny day | 0 comments

A springtime stroll: Kenwood House and Hampstead Heath

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.

 

 

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The Foundling Museum featuring Quentin Blake

Posted on Sunday, 26 February, 2012 in Featured, Galleries, Museums, Rainy day | 0 comments

The Foundling Museum featuring Quentin Blake

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.

 

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