Hobbledown describes itself as an “adventure farm park”, but I feel like that almost downplays its brilliance.
Actually the kids loved it, because why wouldn’t they? No one had tried to sell it to them as a brasserie and member-centric family wellness spa.
Raising tiny Londoners wouldn’t be half as hilarious without all the family-friendly hangouts, independent kids’ shops and tailored-to-tots activities that we’ve all missed like crazy over these last few miserable months.
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.
The capital’s most innovative, aesthetically pleasing, exciting and often downright weird children’s playgrounds.
Reached the end of our first family-friendly London list? Here’s another bunch of ideas for those days when boredom levels are high and inspiration is low.
Head to the Netherlands’ second-largest city for pancake cruises, giant dolls’ houses, inhabitable art installations and maritime fun.
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.
The playground is perfect for imaginative play and, in our case, the never-ending game of hide and seek that we’ve been playing since October 2018.