Review: Digital Revolution at the Barbican

My last review took two and a half weeks to write – this one I’m giving myself two and a half hours*. Why the rush? Because it’s of a fantastic interactive exhibition full of lights, noise and adventure which ends very, very soon! So soon you only have two weekends to fit it in. Held at the concrete palace which…

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Review: Creative Kids at the William Morris Gallery

Whilst museum dad is at work and the tweenager at school I like to take the toddler out in the morning. As any parent of a child that ages knows, it’s important to have age-appropriate places to take them. Somewhere they can touch everything, run, climb, scream and laugh in equal measures…somewhere they can rip things out of complete stranger’s hands…

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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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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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