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.
We were treated to a Frozen-themed mini disco with bubbles and a parachute, because the kids were all big Elsa fans, so that was stupidly cute.
The big guns are out this September, from Frieze Sculpture in Regent’s Park to the Summer Exhibition at the RA – and LDF pretty much everywhere else.
The kids’ club is just as much a parents’ club thanks to its lush cafe, play buddies and some of the best toilets I’ve ever had the pleasure of changing a really awful nappy in.
This month, meet Paddington Bear at the British Library, ride dodgems at Somerset House and scribble all over the floor at Tate Modern.
Check out these seven playscapes with no intention of letting you forget where you are.
Arty things. Family things. Immersive things. Random things. Things to book. Things not to book. THINGS (I’ve really missed things).
Bella Boos is the only soft play I’ve ever been to that’s reminded me of going clubbing.
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.