Kids at Tate Modern

KimT's London for Kids Blog

I took my 15 year old son (an art student) and nine year old daughter to the Tate Modern at the weekend.

They were both impressed with the slides installation by Carsten Holler - which made it more like a visit to a theme park than a cultural excursion. The higher slides were fully booked - which was a disappointment - but luckily the queues for the lower level slides only took about 10 minutes so that was a happy relief.

We also went to the Gilbert & George exhibition. Whilst I want my kids to appreciate art from London artists some of the exhibits were a little too explicit for young eyes...so be warned.

There were lots of favourites like Mondrian and Kandinsky and they really liked the mural showing the history of modern art.

Whilst it was busy, there was lots to do. There were family games and postcard entries. Loos etc were easily accessible although we didn't try to get any refreshments there (it looked rather busy).

We were really pleased with our free bag and the shop had lots of inexpensive goods and books that really appealed to them.

So overall, really well done to the Tate Modern for being such a child friendly cultural attraction!
:)

Posted Date
Feb 19, 2007 in KimT's London for Kids Blog by KimT
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