Carters Steam Fair with kids

Which would you choose – a house or a dilapidated 80 year old fairground ride? That was the question John Carter posed to his wife Anna in 1977. Driven by her sense of adventure, Anna plumped for the Victorian gallopers – and so the family’s foray into funfairs began. Over forty years on, the Carters run the largest travelling steam…

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Mail Rail and Sorted! at the Postal Museum

Nothing says ‘I love you mum/dad’ more than a museum visit. Am I right? Well, I must have done some AWESOME parenting this year, because this Mother’s Day I got to finally ride Mail Rail. Long term readers will remember we were one of the first to visit the Postal Museum when it first opened back in Summer 2017, but…

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Zippos Circus: The Magnificent Top Hat Show

  A rider thrusts his hand in the air, and the crowd cheers wildly. We can’t quite believe what we’ve just seen – multiple motorcyclists ride simultaneously inside a globe-shaped cage. The roar of their engines couldn’t block out the collective gasps of amazement, as one by one drivers join the aptly named Globe of Death. The motorcycles almost dance,…

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Tips for visiting the South Kensington museums with kids

Thinking of taking the kids to one of the big three museums in South Kensington during the school holidays? By which, of course, I mean the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and the V&A Museum. Unfortunately, you’re unlikely to be the only ones. Together, these three museums welcomed over 12.3 million people last year, and the school holidays are…

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Museum of Water and Steam with kids

It seems ridiculous to call a museum with a 200ft tower a ‘hidden gem’, yet the Museum of Water and Steam doesn’t have the widespread recognition it deserves. Set in the historic buildings of former Kew Bridge Waterworks, this museum tells the story of London and its water. If you don’t think this is an important topic, you’ve clearly never…

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