Review: IWM Duxford

This blog may have been quiet of late, but our house has been very noisy day and night – welcome Museum baby! With museum dad on paternity leave, the tweenager away at camp, and not wanting the toddler to feel like life as he knew it was over thanks to the new arrival, a family museum trip was in order. As the…

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Guest post: Where to change your baby (or maybe just their nappy)

Still waiting for the new arrival… but delighted to share this guest post by Hannah Guthrie, a London mum, fellow museum fanatic and blogger over at Everybody in the house of love. No bum notes in this post, looking at a subject likely to strike fear into even the most experienced parent – baby changing facilities!  I love museums and galleries. There are…

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Guest post: 10 Things Guaranteed to Appeal to a 3-year-old in a Museum (or Art Gallery)

Whilst I await the imminent arrival, I’m delighted to welcome my first guest blogger – Herself from Kidding Herself, a child’s guide to going out. I’m sure this post will ring true with anyone who has ever taken a toddler to a museum! Mama has suggested that I tell you a bit about the sorts of things a three-year-old enjoys in…

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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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