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, wrap up warm and enjoy outdoor light installations, wintry trails and magical ice rinks… or cuddle up at home with some festive (virtual) theatre.
This month, check out the exhibitions you missed pre-lockdown and make the most of the great outdoors with garden trails, treasure hunts and al fresco art.
Big, bleak, beautiful and very zen, as long as you ignore the whinings of your bored three and a half year old who isn’t putting up with anymore of this “walking in nature” bullshit.
It sounds woefully irresponsible in hindsight but it almost felt like an end-of-the-world party.
Stop lockdown from resulting in meltdown with online exhibitions, virtual events and endless downloadable fun.
Our toddlers were massively bored by this exhibition, which is weird because we’ve dragged them to many, many more boring things than this.
Highlights include Grandma’s caravan, but I recommend checking her eyes and ears and mouth look human-sized before going in there…
Five minutes after I’d left Babu outside the loos she casually pulled into the restaurant in a Cozy Coupe dressed like Iris Apfel.
One of those really rare places that knows how to satisfy both kids’ and adults’ needs and make parenting feel like – well, a picnic.