Whether you’re embarking on a sci-fi adventure at the Science Museum, meeting Elmer and her mates at the Horniman, or cavorting with robots at Pitzhanger, it’s a brilliant month to see a new exhibition.
Experienced playworker, Childhood and Youth expert and all-round excellent human Kerri Burton rounds up the capital’s coolest adventure playgrounds.
Appalling weather? Kids bouncing off the walls of your tiny London flat? Fear not, there is hope in the shape of the capital’s myriad indoor playgrounds, from the most stylish play cafes and museum children’s galleries to the least awful soft-play centres we can think of (and, good God, there are some dreadful ones).
The capital’s most innovative, aesthetically pleasing, exciting and often downright weird children’s playgrounds.
Loads of our favourites return this month, from art in the park at Frieze Sculpture to immersive fun at Colourscape, plus hypnotic installations at London Design Festival.
This month’s thrifty fun includes riding a ferris wheel at Somerset House, getting creative in Trafalgar Square, and heading to the beach without leaving the M25.
Hot town, summer in the city: while away a sticky day in one of the capital’s many play fountains or splash pads.
This month, sully a clean white living room with hundreds of colourful dots, check out Hobbledown’s new London site and meet Miffy IRL.
In our final Dadlands Day Trips instalment for this half term, Bab Dad hits up the most kid-friendly attractions either side of the Thames.
For the fourth in our Dadlands Day Trips series, Bab Dad travels to Ealing, famous for its film studios and as the setting for Rentaghost.
You’re basically guaranteed* an early bedtime after today’s very physical Dadlands Day Trip (*but don’t blame us when that inevitably doesn’t happen).
In the second in our Dadlands Day Trips series, Bab Dad goes wild in Hackney.