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.
Play cafes are the eternal saviour of the sleep-deprived adult-in-charge-of-a-small-person, but sadly the pandemic has kissed goodbye to/coughed all over a hefty chunk of our favourites.
I’ve started to wonder how many other play cafes we’re missing out on because we haven’t happened to stumble across them on our way to something else.
A brilliant Coronatime activity, given that it’s outside and easy to stay really far away from everyone.
This month’s highlights include secret gardens, colourful pavilions, a rooftop rave and womb-inspired theatre.
Our waitress was adorable and even offered to cut up Babu’s croissant when I was busy feeding the baby.
What?: London-based chain of boutique charity shops all beautifully designed and curated to create a thrift-store experience like no other. Expect top-notch, barely used baby equipment, lightly loved picture books, high-end toys and rails chock-full of quality designer and high-street clothing