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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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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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St Katharine Docks

Posted on Friday, 25 September, 2015 in Featured, Festivals, Sunny day, Views, Walks | 0 comments

St Katharine Docks

We recently spent a sunny Saturday morning exploring St Katharine Docks. Here’s our review of Central London’s only marina…

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ZSL London Zoo

Posted on Friday, 10 July, 2015 in Farms, Featured, Parks, Sunny day | 0 comments

ZSL London Zoo

I’ve never met a child who doesn’t like animals, so a day trip to the zoo is a sure fire winner. This week we set off to explore the world famous ZSL London Zoo in Regent’s Park. This is why we think you should try it too…

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Keeping cool – London fountains and paddling pools

Posted on Thursday, 2 July, 2015 in Parks, Sunny day | 0 comments

Keeping cool – London fountains and paddling pools

Inspired by this week’s heat wave, here are some of our favourite London fountains and paddling pools for children to have fun while keeping cool…

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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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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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BDT goes large: Hever Castle and Gardens, Kent

Posted on Friday, 10 April, 2015 in BDT goes large, Featured, Parks, Sunny day | 0 comments

BDT goes large: Hever Castle and Gardens, Kent

Thanks to the recent adaptation of Wolf Hall, all things Tudor- and Anne Boleyn-related are having a resurgence; and what better place to find out more about the notorious Queen Anne, than her childhood home, Hever Castle?

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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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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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Paddington Trail

Posted on Thursday, 6 November, 2014 in News, Sunny day, Walks | 0 comments

Paddington Trail

There’s a Paddington movie out in November and, in celebration, 50 statues of everyone’s favourite Peruvian bear have popped up all over London.

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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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One for the changing bag: Green People Organic Children Sun Lotion SPF25

Posted on Wednesday, 18 June, 2014 in Featured, News, Products, Sunny day | 0 comments

One for the changing bag: Green People Organic Children Sun Lotion SPF25

As we are out and about most days, I always have at least one bottle or tube of high factor sun cream in my bag to slather onto the boys whenever the sun makes an appearance. To date, I’ve generally relied on the big name brands, mostly out of convenience, but I’m always open to new discoveries and so was glad to accept the offer from Green People to review their Organic Children Sun Lotion.

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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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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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Folly Farm Adventure Park & Zoo, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Posted on Thursday, 18 July, 2013 in BDT goes large, Farms, Featured, Parks, Soft play, Sunny day | 0 comments

Folly Farm Adventure Park & Zoo, Pembrokeshire, Wales

This week babydaytripper escaped London for a week in Pembrokeshire. We’d heard in advance that Folly Farm Adventure Park & Zoo is the place to take the family if you’re in the area and so we set off with high hopes for a great day out…

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Babydaytripper’s Top Five Parks and Playgrounds

Posted on Thursday, 4 July, 2013 in Featured, Parks, Sunny day | 0 comments

Babydaytripper’s Top Five Parks and Playgrounds

Summer is here and, who knows, it might even be warm enough to spend some time outdoors. With this in mind, here are babydaytripper’s top five London parks and playgrounds:

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The Hop Farm Family Park, Kent

Posted on Thursday, 13 June, 2013 in BDT goes large, Farms, Featured, Parks, Soft play, Sunny day | 0 comments

The Hop Farm Family Park, Kent

EDIT: We returned to Hop Farm in 2014 and were disappointed. It was much more expensive than the previous trip and the service in the restaurant left a lot to be desired. We are not intending to return again any time soon.

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This week we ventured out on a babydaytrip with both MJ and new baby G for the first time. Such a special occasion merited a trip outside London for a change – so we thought we’d try The Hop Farm in Kent. Easily accessible by car from London, The Hop Farm Family Park is an ideal destination for city families with small children who fancy escaping to the country for a few hours…

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