Little ones were encouraged to immerse themselves in the tale, joining in vocally and physically, and dragging their grown-ups with them.
I will say that I’ve been to a lot of other great messy-play sessions that cost a fifth of the price of Artplay, but it was good, and very messy.
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In the end were just a lone, sober, snotty woman and her arsy two year old in a basement bar on a Sunday afternoon.
I’d always imagined Liberty’s kidswear department as a land of heirloom Christening gowns and smocked floral frocks with matching knickers.
The toy selection is small and so covetable the idea of collecting the whole lot doesn’t feel entirely unreasonable.
Your motley crew might be bored shitless by the museum itself but these immersive playgrounds are almost guaranteed to hold their attention.
I was expecting at least a few rounds of Wind the Bobbin Up to warm up our vocal chords but thankfully we were spared such suffering.
Ultimately all you’re going to do is insert a paintbrush in their fist and grit your teeth while they splash paint indiscriminately at the wall.
What?: The British Museum’s Little Feet programme for under-fives is a dynamic series of sessions drawing inspiration from the copious objects and artworks found in the gallery’s temporary and permanent exhibits. A Splash of Colour took its cue from the child-friendly primary hues found throughout The American Dream: Pop to the Present