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.
This month, explore a vibrant food utopia at Kew, step into an illustrated world at artsdepot, and get revoltingly messy at Mess It Up in the Park.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This month, meet Paddington Bear at the British Library, ride dodgems at Somerset House and scribble all over the floor at Tate Modern.
Arty things. Family things. Immersive things. Random things. Things to book. Things not to book. THINGS (I’ve really missed things).