London day trips for you and your baby

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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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Stepney City Farm

Posted on Thursday, 1 November, 2012 in Farms, Featured, Sunny day | 0 comments

Stepney City Farm

Babydaytripper likes nothing better than a city farm and so this week we set off to explore the one in Stepney, East London.  We found Stepney City farm nestling between urban buildings and a Crossrail construction site, close to the historic St Dunstan’s church, home of the famous “bells of Stepney” in the nursery rhyme Oranges and Lemons.

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Surrey Docks Farm revisited

Posted on Thursday, 25 October, 2012 in Farms, News, Sunny day | 0 comments

Surrey Docks Farm revisited

This week we took a return trip to Surrey Docks Farm, one of babydaytripper’s first ever day trip destinations, and I was reminded of just how fantastic it is for little children. 

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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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What’s on at the weekend? – Paralympics special edition

Posted on Wednesday, 29 August, 2012 in News, What's on at the weekend? | 0 comments

What’s on at the weekend? – Paralympics special edition

It seems like ages since the Olympic Games finished, but thankfully the Paralympics are finally here to perk things up again.  Head along to one of the big screens located across London to watch the action, or take in one of the London 2012 Festival events.  And when you’re tired out from admiring all of that sporting prowess, pop over to King’s Cross for this weekend’s ice cream festival…

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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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Mudchute Park & Farm

Posted on Friday, 17 August, 2012 in Farms, Featured, Parks, Sunny day | 1 comment

Mudchute Park & Farm

The spotlight has been on East London for the past two weeks, with more visitors exploring the area than ever before.  To fill the gaping hole left by the end of the Olympic Games, and before the crowds arrive for the Paralympics, this week’s post is a review of Mudchute Park & Farm on the Isle of Dogs, London’s largest city farm…

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Olympic Park – visiting with a baby (Part 2)

Posted on Sunday, 29 July, 2012 in Featured, News, Parks, Sporting Events | 7 comments

Olympic Park – visiting with a baby (Part 2)

You may recall that we first visited the Olympic Park in February (click here) to attend a test event at the Velodrome.  This time, we didn’t attend an Olympic event, but had tickets to spend the day visiting the Olympic Park itself.  It’s amazing how much work has been done since February to convert what was still mostly a building site back then into the final park.  The result is overwhelmingly impressive, although there are a few areas where there’s room for improvement.  Here’s how we rated our experience…

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BT London Live – Hyde Park

Posted on Saturday, 28 July, 2012 in Featured, News, Sporting Events | 5 comments

BT London Live – Hyde Park

It was the first proper day of the Olympics in London today, so we decided to get a free taste of the action.  After watching the men’s cyclists set off from The Mall in the road race, we headed to Hyde Park, where BT is hosting the free London Live festival every day during the Olympic Games.

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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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Freightliners Farm

Posted on Wednesday, 27 June, 2012 in Farms, Featured, Sunny day | 0 comments

Freightliners Farm

A recent trip to Islington for lunch with some friends afforded the perfect opportunity for a visit to Freightliners Farm.  As it happens, I used to live about 200 metres from this farm many, many years ago, but back then my leisure-time priorities were different and I never made it through the gate.  Now, with the little man in tow, it just didn’t seem fair to pass by without having a look.

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Coram’s Fields

Posted on Thursday, 21 June, 2012 in Farms, Featured, Parks, Sunny day | 0 comments

Coram’s Fields

This week we spent a sunny afternoon at Coram’s Fields.  Located in the heart of Bloomsbury, Coram’s Fields is a park and playground reserved exclusively for under 16s – in fact, adults are not allowed into the park at all unless accompanied by a child.  The park is named after shipwright, sailor and philanthropist, Captain Thomas Coram, who created the Foundling Hospital for abandoned children in the eighteenth century following a long campaign to obtain the necessary Royal Charter (see our review of the Foundling Museum).  The Foundling Hospital stood on the site of the present day park until the building was demolished in the 1920s – the land was saved thanks to fundraising and charitable donations so that it could be preserved for the use of children living in or visiting London. 

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Hackney City Farm

Posted on Thursday, 14 June, 2012 in Farms, Featured, Sunny day | 0 comments

Hackney City Farm

Pigs, goats, donkeys and sheep, just a few yards from Hackney Road? Yes, that’s right. This week we went to visit the popular Hackney City Farm. 

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Museum of London Docklands

Posted on Thursday, 7 June, 2012 in Featured, Museums, Rainy day, Soft play | 0 comments

Museum of London Docklands

I love this Museum! If you’re looking for a great place to take your family, the Museum of London Docklands has something for everyone.  Located in a stunning early nineteenth-century former sugar warehouse on West India Quay in London’s Docklands, the Museum tells the story of the docks, the River Thames and London’s role as an important centre for global trade. 

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Green Park and St James’s Park

Posted on Wednesday, 30 May, 2012 in Featured, Parks, Sunny day | 0 comments

Green Park and St James’s Park

At last! Summer is here (even if it may have departed again by the time I publish this post) and so what could be better than a picnic in the park?  Before Jubilee fever grips the country this weekend, we decided to explore two of central London’s most famous Royal open spaces: Green Park and neighbouring St James’s Park. 

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