London Transport Museum Christmas visit

Right in the heart of London’s bustling Covent Garden is one of London’s most family friendly museums, the London Transport Museum. It tells the story of London’s transport from 1800 to present, with hands-on interactives and historic vehicles, housed within a Victorian flower market. We’ve visited countless times as a family, but it never crossed my mind to make a…

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A tour of Jumièges Abbey with kids

WHAT IS JUMIÈGES ABBEY? Jumièges Abbey is many things – an incredible survivor, a Romantic muse – and a wondrous place to visit, especially with children. It is one of the oldest Benedictine monasteries in Normandy. Founded in 654, the first buildings were ransacked during the Viking Invasions. The rebuilt Abbey suffered again during the Hundred Years War. With the…

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Spanish Flu at the Florence Nightingale Museum

What if I told you that a strain of flu could be so virulent that it would kill 50 to 100 million people worldwide? That you could be fine at breakfast but dead by tea time? And it would disproportionately take the lives of otherwise fit and healthy 20 and 30 somethings, the age group we now dub millennials? This…

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Morocco with kids — easy DIY itinerary

Thinking of visiting Morocco with kids? This north African country is a great destination for families yearning for a memorable, more adventurous holiday. Morocco is only four hours from the UK but feels a world away. With its historic walled cities, labyrinthine souks, vast deserts, stunning mountain scenery, and colourful coastal towns, the country almost has too much to offer!…

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*LAST CHANCE* Michael Jackson: On the Wall at the National Portrait Gallery

Readers: I am wrong. Very, very wrong. When I first heard the National Portrait Gallery were staging a Michael Jackson exhibition, I was very dismissive of it. ‘What a load of tosh – they must be desperate!’ I thought to myself. And then one piping hot day I found myself with time to kill and a teenager to entertain in…

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