Museum Mum's FREE summer holiday museum activity calendar

Just last week, a plea went out over my local facebook parenting page ‘I have a dilemma.. 6 weeks hols with no cash for days out at all. Any free days out ideas?’ I’m sure this echoes with lots of parents – six weeks can seem like a VERY long time, especially when money is in short supply. Parks are great –…

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Review: Sensational Butterflies at the Natural History Museum

Anyone with a toddler will know how difficult it can be to meet with an adult friend and ACTUALLY FINISH A SENTENCE, let alone have a conversation. My new tactic is to convince said friend that they REALLY want to go to something child friendly – this time was Sensational Butterflies at the Natural History Museum (NHM). ‘Sensational Butterflies’ is an annual…

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Review: Museum of London

What a rainy half term we had – perfect for combining a family get-together with a museum visit. Our group consisted of five children, aged between 1 and 13, and three adult siblings (including one childless student) – so we needed somewhere that would appeal to all ages and interests. Enter the Museum of London, a museum about London and its…

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Review: ‘Daydreams and Diaries – The Story of Jacqueline Wilson’ at Museum of Childhood

The V&A Museum of Childhood, in Bethnal Green currently has a touring exhibition all about Jacqueline Wilson – and my daughter is a massive fan, having met the author twice now at the Foundling Museum. If you’re thinking ‘Who?’ then you clearly haven’t had a book-reading young girl – with over 100 books published, former Children’s Laureate and now Dame Wilson is best…

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FREE half-term family fun in London museums!

Looking for something to do in London with the kids for half term next week? I’ve rounded up 12 London museums offering family activities. Best of all they are completely FREE – costing nought for either admission or the events themselves! Remember to check with the venue to see if booking is required, and what ages the activities are designed for. In alphabetical…

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