1,000 FREE activities for families – Museum Mum's August Holiday calendar

School’s out for summer! Although by now the novelty of no school runs has worn off, you might already be wondering WHAT ON EARTH you’re going to do with your little darlings for the rest of the holidays. Particularly if the weather continues to, erm, surprise us! Fear not, London dwellers. You probably live only a short walk, bus or…

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Review: Plantastic at Horniman Museum

I’m not sure if the blossoms have been more spectacular this spring – or if by pointing out EVERY SINGLE FLOWER on our walks, the toddler has turned me into a plant addict! Inspired by the toddler’s love of nature, we made the voyage south of the river to Plantastic – an exhibition dedicated to plants at the Horniman Museum. As soon as we…

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Review: Easter Nursery Rhyme Hunt at Vestry House Museum

One of the things that most says Easter to me, is a well organised egg hunt. And if somebody else has done the organising for me, all the better! This weekend I took advantage of one at our local museum – Vestry House Museum in Walthamstow. On arrival, we were handed a museum Easter Nursery Rhyme quiz and pencil, as well as…

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Review: Small Stories at the Museum of Childhood

Most reviews I write after a single visit – and try to capture our experience as a family, however much or little we see of a place.  My inner museum professional is affronted by these seemingly ‘imperfect’ visits where tiredness, hunger and dirty bums encroach on our time. Kids, we haven’t read ALL the text panels – or looked at all…

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Museum Mum's FREE February half term holiday museum activity calendar

Next week is the first half term of 2015 – and being February, it will probably be blinking fr-reezing, and you’re still skint from Christmas. But fear not, you London parents – our fantastic museums have plenty to keep you to stop you climbing those icy walls, and keep you off those cold streets. In Museum Mum tradition, I’ve created a calendar…

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