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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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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 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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Christmas Past at The Geffrye Museum

Posted on Saturday, 12 December, 2015 in Museums, News | 0 comments

Christmas Past at The Geffrye Museum

We were in Hoxton last week and called in at the Geffrye Museum to get into the festive spirit with a stroll through its annual Christmas Past exhibition.

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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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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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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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Ancient lives, new discoveries: British Museum (Parents and Carers View)

Posted on Thursday, 11 September, 2014 in Featured, Museums, News, Rainy day | 0 comments

Ancient lives, new discoveries: British Museum (Parents and Carers View)

We were invited to a special parents and carers view of Ancient lives, new discoveries at the British Museum this week. This new initiative sets aside a two hour slot during which parents and carers can bring children of any age to the Museum’s current exhibition without worrying about disturbing people – plus there’s a free tea or coffee for the adults in the café afterwards. So, how was it for us?

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Mummies for Mummies* at the British Museum

Posted on Wednesday, 27 August, 2014 in Museums, News, Rainy day | 0 comments

Mummies for Mummies* at the British Museum

(*and Daddies and Carers…)

Calling all culture vultures – the British Museum is holding a special preview of its latest exhibition just for parents/carers and their children. On Tuesday 9 September between 10am and 12pm, the Ancient Lives, New Discoveries exhibition, featuring eight mummies from ancient Egypt and Sudan, will be open exclusively to parents and carers and their children.

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Summer Season at Discover Children’s Story Centre

Posted on Thursday, 17 July, 2014 in Museums, News, Rainy day, Sunny day | 0 comments

Summer Season at Discover Children’s Story Centre

The school holidays are upon us and not only are school-aged children looking for weekday entertainment, many of the pre-school activities take a break over the summer too. So, what could be better than a place that caters for all ages under one roof…

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Inspired by the Tour de Yorkshire: family days out in York

Posted on Thursday, 3 July, 2014 in BDT goes large, Farms, Featured, Museums, News, Rainy day, Soft play, Sporting Events, Sunny day | 0 comments

Inspired by the Tour de Yorkshire: family days out in York

The Tour de France sets off from Yorkshire this week with Stage 2 starting in the historic city of York. We spend a lot of time in York visiting family, so we have put together our favourite York family days out. Whether you are there this weekend for the Grand Départ, or taking a break in York over the summer, there’s plenty to do…

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BDT goes large: The Collection, Lincoln

Posted on Thursday, 24 April, 2014 in BDT goes large, Featured, Museums, Rainy day | 0 comments

BDT goes large: The Collection, Lincoln

babydaytripper spent a lovely weekend in the historic city of Lincoln recently, one of the highlights of which was a return visit to The Collection, a great family-friendly museum which we first visited on a previous trip.

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On the Buses: London Transport Museum

Posted on Thursday, 20 March, 2014 in Featured, Museums, Rainy day | 0 comments

On the Buses: London Transport Museum

We achieved a long term ambition this week by visiting the London Transport Museum. Highly recommended by a number of friends with children, we’ve been intending to go for ages and we were not disappointed. Perfect for kids who get excited about buses and trains, this is a Museum they, and you, will want to visit again and again.

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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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Bubbles, bubbles, bubbles – Science Museum

Posted on Thursday, 2 January, 2014 in Museums, News, Rainy day | 0 comments

On a trip to the Science Museum this week we went to a fantastic Explainer-led session called Bubbles, bubbles, bubbles. Situated in the basement lecture theatre, near the ever popular Garden interactive zone, the half hour session featured bubbles of all sizes and offered plenty of opportunities for audience participation.

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Horniman wins Family Friendly Museum Award

Posted on Wednesday, 18 September, 2013 in Featured, Museums, News, Parks, Rainy day, Sunny day | 0 comments

Horniman wins Family Friendly Museum Award

Congratulations to the Horniman – our favourite local museum has won the Telegraph Family Friendly Museum Award.  As regular visitors, we at babydaytripper are familiar with its many family friendly elements, but it’s fantastic to see this being recognised more widely.

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Science Museum

Posted on Thursday, 28 March, 2013 in Featured, Museums, Rainy day | 0 comments

Science Museum

If you haven’t already been, the Science Museum should be at the top of your “to do” list of London family destinations.  We were lucky enough to be invited to check out its attractions for ourselves this week – and we were not disappointed with what we discovered…

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