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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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EDF Energy London Eye

Posted on Thursday, 14 November, 2013 in Featured, Rainy day, Sunny day | 0 comments

EDF Energy London Eye

A kind family member in possession of some free tickets for the London Eye invited me and MJ to accompany him for a spin this week.

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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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Amazon Adventure: Vicious Fishes and Other Riches

Posted on Thursday, 28 February, 2013 in Featured, Museums, Parks, Rainy day, Sunny day | 0 comments

Amazon Adventure: Vicious Fishes and Other Riches

I’ve written before about how fond my family is of the Horniman Museum, its beautiful, tranquil gardens and aquarium.  Being our local museum, we probably head there once or twice a week; and now there’s another reason to visit – the new child-friendly Amazon Adventure exhibition which is open until November.

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Picturehouse Cinemas: Toddler Time Weekly Film Club

Posted on Thursday, 7 February, 2013 in Featured, News, Rainy day | 0 comments

Picturehouse Cinemas: Toddler Time Weekly Film Club

Picturehouse Cinemas have long been popular with those in the know for their weekly Big Scream film screenings for parents and babies under 12 months.  We went along this week to try out their new film club, Toddler Time, designed to provide little ones with their first taste of the big screen…

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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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Natural History Museum

Posted on Friday, 30 November, 2012 in Featured, Museums, Rainy day | 0 comments

Natural History Museum

Going to see the dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum is a rite of passage for any child; I can still remember my first trip there in the mid-1980s, and this week it was MJ’s turn to see T-Rex and his friends for the first time.

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Imperial War Museum

Posted on Thursday, 22 November, 2012 in Featured, Museums, Rainy day | 0 comments

Imperial War Museum

Last week the combination of Remembrance Sunday and a visit from MJ’s Great-Grandad prompted us to take a trip to the Imperial War Museum in Lambeth.  The Museum is due to close for redevelopment for six months from January to July 2013 so, if you’re in the area, now is a great time to take a look inside before it all changes.

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Top Five Museums for Rainy Days

Posted on Wednesday, 3 October, 2012 in Featured, Museums, News, Rainy day | 0 comments

Top Five Museums for Rainy Days

The bad weather’s been relentless the last couple of weeks and it’s been difficult to spend time enjoying any outdoor pursuits.  Luckily, London is packed with fantastic, forward-thinking museums that have kitted themselves out with everything you need to keep the family entertained on rainy days.  So this week we thought we’d share our top five rainy day museums with you:

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Bertie and Boo Adventure Island, Balham

Posted on Thursday, 27 September, 2012 in Featured, Rainy day, Soft play | 0 comments

Bertie and Boo Adventure Island, Balham

This week’s bad weather sent us out on the hunt for new indoor activities to keep everyone entertained.  This week’s review is a perfect rainy day destination – Bertie and Boo Adventure Island soft play centre in Balham.

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Discover Children’s Story Centre, Stratford

Posted on Sunday, 16 September, 2012 in Featured, Museums, Rainy day, Sunny day | 0 comments

Discover Children’s Story Centre, Stratford

The Olympic and Paralympic athletes and crowds may have left the area, but there are still reasons to head to Stratford for a family friendly day out.  Such as the Discover Children’s Story Centre…

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BDT goes large: National Railway Museum, York

Posted on Thursday, 13 September, 2012 in BDT goes large, Featured, Museums, Rainy day, Sunny day | 0 comments

BDT goes large: National Railway Museum, York

Babydaytripper has gone large this week with a review of the National Railway Museum in York, instead of the usual London-based day out.  Normal service will resume next week.  In the meantime, and given we’ve been out and about a bit further afield over the summer, here’s the first of our new series of reviews of baby friendly destinations outside the big smoke…

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British Museum

Posted on Wednesday, 5 September, 2012 in Featured, Museums, Rainy day | 0 comments

British Museum

In my opinion, everyone should go to the British Museum at least once.  I hadn’t been for a while, and was in the area with MJ, so we made an impromptu trip to have a look at the Olympic and Paralympic medals.  Whilst we were there we took a quick tour of the permanent collection and had a look at what else was new.

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National Army Museum – Kids’ Zone Soft Play

Posted on Tuesday, 28 August, 2012 in Featured, Museums, Rainy day, Soft play | 0 comments

National Army Museum – Kids’ Zone Soft Play

The galleries of the National Army Museum in Chelsea take visitors on an interactive journey through British military history – but it’s the Museum’s fantastic soft play area which has families with small children heading there in their droves.

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Summer in London: 10 budget family activities

Posted on Thursday, 19 July, 2012 in Featured, News, Rainy day, Sunny day | 0 comments

Summer in London: 10 budget family activities

It’s the start of the school holidays and Olympic mania is about to descend on London.  What activities do you have planned for the summer?  We’ve compiled our top ten list of budget activities for all the family…

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Emirates Air Line

Posted on Tuesday, 17 July, 2012 in Featured, News, Rainy day, Sunny day | 0 comments

Emirates Air Line

Have you been on the Emirates Air Line yet?  The cable car is the latest way to cross the Thames, spanning the river from Royal Docks to Greenwich Peninsula.  Open just in time for the Olympic Games, we went along to give it a try before the flood of athletes, officials and tourists starts to arrive… 

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