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What’s on this week? – Olympics special edition

Posted on Friday, 3 August, 2012 in What's on at the weekend? | 0 comments

What’s on this week? – Olympics special edition

I must admit to having been obsessed with the Olympic action this week and amazed by the fantastic atmosphere in London.  Quiet public transport, hardly any traffic – it’s easier to get about than ever before!  If you’re looking for ideas to entertain your kids this week, here are babydaytripper’s suggestions…

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What’s on at the weekend? – 2, 3, 4, 5 June 2012

Posted on Thursday, 31 May, 2012 in What's on at the weekend? | 1 comment

What’s on at the weekend? – 2, 3, 4, 5 June 2012

Following on from our summary last week of the river pageant, procession, lighting of beacons and other official events taking place over the Diamond Jubilee holidays, here’s our view of what else is on this weekend…

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Tate Modern

Posted on Monday, 21 May, 2012 in Featured, Galleries, Rainy day | 0 comments

Tate Modern

Tate Modern’s one of my favourite places in London – I’ve whiled away many a pleasant hour there in the past, but haven’t managed to visit quite as often since MJ arrived on the scene.  Last week, however, we were looking for a babydaytrip destination that would accommodate and entertain four adults and four babies (with four buggies) on a rainy day, and the spacious, centrally located gallery seemed a perfect option. 

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Dulwich – Picture Gallery and Park

Posted on Wednesday, 2 May, 2012 in Featured, Galleries, Parks, Rainy day, Sunny day | 0 comments

Dulwich – Picture Gallery and Park

We were hoping for a bit of fresh air this week, but the incessant rain meant another museum-based babydaytrip.  Nevermind, there are more museums and galleries in London than you can shake a stick at and this week it’s another good one, Dulwich Picture Gallery.  The rain cleared whilst we were inside the Gallery, so we headed across the road for a stroll in Dulwich Park once we were done – bonus!

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Wellcome Collection (are you incurably curious?)

Posted on Wednesday, 18 April, 2012 in Featured, Galleries, Museums, Rainy day | 0 comments

Wellcome Collection (are you incurably curious?)

The Wellcome Collection bills itself as a “free destination for the incurably curious”, which is possibly the cleverest tagline for a museum/gallery that I’ve ever seen.  Being of a curious persuasion myself (then again, how many people would admit that they’re not?), as soon as I read about the Wellcome Collection it went straight to the top of my “to visit” list.  And so we went along to see how it shapes up as a destination for curious babydaytrippers… 

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What’s on at the weekend? – 24, 25 March 2012

Posted on Thursday, 22 March, 2012 in What's on at the weekend? | 0 comments

What’s on at the weekend? – 24, 25 March 2012

Every week babydaytripper highlights events and activities that are happening in London at the weekend.  This weekend we’ve got new exhibitions at the Horniman and Geffrye Museums, Marilyn Monroe, a designer sample sale and contemporary graphic art…

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Saatchi Gallery

Posted on Sunday, 18 March, 2012 in Featured, Galleries, Rainy day | 0 comments

Saatchi Gallery

We went a bit off piste this week and took a trip to the Saatchi Gallery.  You might think that’s not an obvious place for a day trip with your baby, and you may be right.  But it was Mother’s Day so I got to choose the venue and, as it happens, the rest of the family had a great time too.

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A springtime stroll: Kenwood House and Hampstead Heath

Posted on Sunday, 4 March, 2012 in Featured, Galleries, Parks, Rainy day, Sunny day | 0 comments

A springtime stroll: Kenwood House and Hampstead Heath

The unexpectedly clement weather over the past week spurred us to set off for a babydaytrip in the fresh air, after weeks of sheltering from the winter chill in museums and shopping centres.  When a kind friend proposed an outing to Hampstead Heath and Kenwood House (the latter being somewhere I’d always intended to visit, but hadn’t quite got around to it), we eagerly took up the offer.

 

 

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The Foundling Museum featuring Quentin Blake

Posted on Sunday, 26 February, 2012 in Featured, Galleries, Museums, Rainy day | 0 comments

The Foundling Museum featuring Quentin Blake

If, like me, you loved Roald Dahl’s stories as a child (and still do), you’re probably also a fan of Quentin Blake’s unique, spidery illustrations. It may come as a surprise though, to know that Blake recently designed four series of works for hospitals in the UK and France.  The works, which were created to have a therapeutic effect on the residents of the hospitals in question, are being exhibited at London’s Foundling Museum until 15 April 2012.

 

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