This month, use hammers and saws to build a dream play space, cycle to power a party, and check out Discover’s latest immersive exhibition.
A stylish, Scandinavian dream of a play cafe. The play cafe I’ve waited six long years of childrearing for.
This month, explore Stonehenge with your toddler, enjoy a comedy musical that’s just for parents and babies, and shuffle around to indie classics with the whole family.
The £18m refurb has rendered this museum much more child-friendly, interactive and just generally more interesting.
This month, meet Beatrix Potter at the V&A, immerse yourself in the world of cats and dogs at the Horniman, and celebrate 20 years of Imagine Children’s Festival at the Southbank Centre.
The design gives off some seriously jazzy nineties sci-fi vibes, a la Red Dwarf via The Fifth Element, but imagine both are set in Romford.
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).
This month, be dazzled by the Winter Lights in Canary Wharf, build a Den at the Soane Museum and master the art of spinning the decks at Peckham Levels.
Yellow Warbler doesn’t claim to be a play cafe – it’s simply a lovely coffee shop that just so happens to have a kids’ area.
The big guns are out this September, from Frieze Sculpture in Regent’s Park to the Summer Exhibition at the RA – and LDF pretty much everywhere else.