One of those really rare places that knows how to satisfy both kids’ and adults’ needs and make parenting feel like – well, a picnic.
The museum’s literal and metaphorical centrepiece is the Coronis, a narrowboat built by the same company that built the Titanic.
You’re immediately hit in the face by the amazing primary-hued entrance hall where a pair of faceless, fish-and-chip scoffing Dandy characters stand poised for your posing pleasure
The tour was brilliantly interactive, which really helped to bring Dickens’ world to life – even for two three and a half year olds who have literally no idea who Dickens was.
A veritable Aladdin’s Cave of stuff that will make you say “oh my God, will you look at this?” a thousand times over.
This incredible space comprises dipping ponds, a mud kitchen, play houses and loads more, with a large clubhouse-type building at its centre.
This month’s highlights include a multi-sensory sandpit, a chance to get inside the mind of Leonardo da Vinci and a Bauhaus-themed family day.