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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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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