Museum Mum Picks: September 2020

It’s not just schools reopening this month – more London museums throw open their doors, and popular arts festivals return. Read on for my pick of reopenings and cultural activities for London families this month.   Welcome back! The following museums reopen this month: NB: You need to pre-book your visit for almost all of these, I’ve popped a handy…

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A Sussex weekend staycation with kids near Rye

Between the medieval landscapes of the Sussex High Weald and the south coastline lies 1066 Country. As the name suggests, it’s an area where history was made, leaving behind iconic battlefields and majestic castles, as well as smugglers caves, secret passages and historic fishing fleets. Boasting over 150 miles of beaches, the area stretches from the golden dunes of Camber…

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Swallowtail Hill: A luxury glamping staycation with kids

We didn’t have to leave London for long to feel like we had escaped from it all. In the beautiful Sussex countryside lies Swallowtail Hill farm, a 40 acre conservation farm and glamping site made of wildflower meadows, ancient woodland, hedgerows and ponds. After months of unlimited screen time, this rural idyll proved the perfect place to down our devices…

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Summer Holidays 2020: 50 things to do with kids in London

Wondering how on earth you’re going to keep the kids busy during the summer holidays? After 16 weeks of at-home learning, the summer break is much needed – for this reluctant teacher at least! But we still need to keep them occupied. And it’s harder this summer to know what to do, with many go-to places closed and family events…

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See London’s lockdown exhibitions – from home

Kicking yourself that you didn’t get to take in THAT exhibition before London’s museums closed their doors? It’s hard enough to catch all the brilliant shows the cultural sector offers at the best of times, let alone when the city is in lockdown. And it’s still uncertain which exhibitions will have their runs extended after the Coronavirus crisis, whenever that…

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