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.
South West London
We were back within a month of our initial visit, and we live 12 miles away – which in London might as well be a different country.
This month, meet Paddington Bear at the British Library, ride dodgems at Somerset House and scribble all over the floor at Tate Modern.
This could so easily have been just another generic soft-play centre, but the owners have clearly put a lot of thought into making it stand out from the crowd.
I would genuinely be more inclined to go if it was called Bertie and Boo’s Dystopian Nightmare (actually, that sounds awesome).
This particular day was so unbearably hot there was literally only about 10 minutes where at least one of us wasn’t crying or shouting.
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.
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.
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.
This month, indulge in tasteful soft play down the pub, enjoy a round of family-friendly bingo, see Andy Warhol’s drag queens and immerse yourself Among the Trees.