London day trips for you and your baby

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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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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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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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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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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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Spitalfields City Farm

Posted on Tuesday, 3 April, 2012 in Farms, Featured, Sunny day | 0 comments

Spitalfields City Farm

Mention Brick Lane and you might be thinking about curries, trendy boutiques, vibrant nightlife or the famous 24-hour bagel shop.  Or at least I do, but maybe that’s a sign of a misspent youth.  When I’m in the area these days, I’m less likely to be found checking out a new bar, and more likely to be taking a short detour down a side street to the Spitalfields City Farm…  

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Imagine Children’s Festival: Southbank Centre (11-26 February)

Posted on Sunday, 12 February, 2012 in Featured, Festivals, Rainy day | 0 comments

Imagine Children’s Festival: Southbank Centre (11-26 February)

If you need inspiration for places to go during half term, when the weekly baby activities you usually attend are probably having a week’s break too, head to London’s South Bank.  The Southbank Centre is hosting the Imagine Children’s Festival from 11-26 February, a range of events covering literature, music, comedy and performance.

 

 

 

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V&A Museum of Childhood

Posted on Wednesday, 8 February, 2012 in Featured, Museums, Rainy day | 1 comment

V&A Museum of Childhood

Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds. SuperTed. Sooty and Sweep. He-Man.  Care Bears.

If these names fill you with nostalgia for the toys, books and TV programmes of your youth then you will love a trip down memory lane at the Museum of Childhood.  An outpost of the V&A situated in Bethnal Green, the Museum unites the V&A’s collection of items relating to childhood, both antique and modern.

 

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Westfield Stratford City (when only retail therapy will do)

Posted on Wednesday, 1 February, 2012 in Rainy day, Shopping | 1 comment

It’s all well and good setting out on cultural and/or educational babydaytrips, but sometimes only a spot of retail therapy will do.  On those cold winter days where a trip to your high street would mean constantly adding and removing layers as you go in and out of shops, a shopping mall is the perfect solution.  And so we ended up at Westfield Stratford City…

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Geffrye Museum, Hoxton

Posted on Thursday, 12 January, 2012 in Museums, Rainy day, Sunny day | 0 comments

Geffrye Museum, Hoxton

Interested in interior design?  Then a trip to the Geffrye Museum of the Home could be for you.  Located on Kingsland Road in Hoxton, just a stone’s throw from the City of London, the Geffrye Museum’s permanent display consists of eleven rooms decorated in the style of different periods from 1600 to the present day.  The museum shows how the changing lifestyle of the urban middle classes in Britain over the past 400 years affected the design of their homes, complete with furniture and artefacts from each era.  We visited during the Geffrye’s ‘Christmas Past’ exhibition, for which the period rooms had been decorated to demonstrate how the festive season was celebrated throughout the ages.

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