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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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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 Thursday, 27 October, 2016 in News | 0 comments

October Half Term: Tricks and Treats

This week we have been posting two suggested activities every day. The “tricks” are free activities, the “treats” are paid activities.

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October Half Term: Tricks and Treats

Posted on Wednesday, 26 October, 2016 in News | 0 comments

October Half Term: Tricks and Treats

This week we are posting two suggested activities every day. Each “trick” is a free activity, each “treat” is a paid activity.

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October Half Term: Tricks and Treats (Tuesday)

Posted on Tuesday, 25 October, 2016 in News | 0 comments

October Half Term: Tricks and Treats (Tuesday)

This week we are posting two suggested activities every day. The “tricks” are all free activities, the “treats” are paid activities.

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

Posted on Friday, 17 June, 2016 in News | 0 comments

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

If you’re looking ahead for Summer Holiday activities, then look no further. Stratford’s Discover Children’s Story Centre is undergoing a major refurbishment and will open with a brand-spanking-new Dr Seuss exhibition on 23 July 2016, just in time for the six week break.

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Paw Patrol: Pups and the Pirate Treasure – Review by MJ, age 4¾

Posted on Monday, 14 March, 2016 in News, Products | 0 comments

Paw Patrol: Pups and the Pirate Treasure – Review by MJ, age 4¾

One of the boys’ favourite pastimes at the moment is pretending to be members of TV’s Paw Patrol, a team of friendly canine heroes that undertakes missions to help out the residents of Adventure Bay. Although the show is a huge hit in our house we very rarely get to see it (we don’t have Sky and the Channel 5 schedule clashes with the school run), so we jumped at the chance this week to review the latest Paw Patrol DVD.

As I’m not really a Paw Patrol expert, our resident TV critic MJ (age 4¾) has kindly agreed to share his thoughts:

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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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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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Broadgate Ice Rink

Posted on Saturday, 23 January, 2016 in News | 0 comments

Broadgate Ice Rink

Looking for an outdoor ice rink that’s still open in January? The options in London are pretty limited, but luckily you can still get your skates on in Broadgate (Liverpool Street) until the end of February. MJ and his dad took to the ice last week to check it out…

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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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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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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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Planes 2: Fire & Rescue

Posted on Thursday, 11 December, 2014 in Featured, News, Products | 0 comments

Planes 2: Fire & Rescue

The winter cold and flu season has hit us with a vengeance, so what better week to receive a copy of Disney’s Planes 2: Fire & Rescue (just released on DVD) to keep us entertained? OK, so we’ve never actually seen the first Planes movie but MJ loves Cars and Cars 2 and the Planes films are basically a spin-off that continues the franchise in a similar vein. Plus, we’ve been exposed to (and by various means have acquired) so much Planes merchandise over the last couple of years that the main character, Dusty Crophopper, was already a household name for us.

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