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Kids in London – Princesses and Pirates at Secret Garden Play Café in Kingston

Friday 3rd of February 2017

My kids used to love pottery cafes and they are a great option during the half term school holidays when the weather can be unpredictable.

The Secret Garden Play Café is in Kingston – just a few...read the rest



Kids in London – The Lego store in Leicester Square

Friday 3rd of February 2017

Leicester Square is a great place to take your kids. As well as all the cinemas and a massive McDonalds there are other childish delights such as Shakeshack, M&M (all that chocolate!) and the Nickelod...read the rest



Kids in London – Christmas at Kew Gardens

Thursday 22nd of December 2016

A night time visit to Christmas at Kew Gardens has now become a firm fixture in the Christmas celebrations – we usually go as a group with both family members and friends. It seems to bring joy to e...read the rest



Kids in London – Back to Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park

Monday 19th of December 2016

I’ve been going to Winter Wonderland since it first started 10 years ago although I missed out the last two years.

My daughter had previously had her birthday outings there – complete with skat...read the rest




Kids in London – Family Travel Show at Olympia

Saturday 1st of October 2016

How do you decide on your next family holiday? Possibly glued to a laptop screen. Well here’s an interesting alternative that involves the kids.

Today I took a trip to Olympia (10 minutes’ walk...read the rest



Kids in London – Churchill Cabinet War Rooms

Friday 16th of September 2016

With the launch of the new five pound note – featuring Winston Churchill – there’s a heightened interest in visiting the dark, underground rooms at The Churchill Cabinet War Rooms in Westminster...read the rest



Kids in London – Adventure playground and animals at Queen’s Park

Wednesday 24th of August 2016

Just 10 minutes’ walk from Queen’s Park tube station there is a wonderful park.

There are plenty of paths and a trim trail for those who want to keep fit in the green. There’s grass and trees...read the rest



Kids in London – So much to see and do at The Horniman Museum in Forest Hill

Wednesday 27th of July 2016

I think this museum and gardens wins the prize for offering so many different diversions for children – both inside and outside for fair weather and foul – and most of them are free.

THE MUSEUM...read the rest



Kids in London – Secret Life of Pets

Thursday 30th of June 2016

If you’re fed up with the miserable weather and the fallout from the Brexit debacle, then grab yourself some kids and head on down to the cinema for guaranteed smiles.

The Secret Life of Pets, f...read the rest



Kids in London – Crime, cauldrons and tattoos at The Museum of London

Tuesday 29th of March 2016

It’s always tough to know how to keep the kids amused during the Easter holidays but The Museum of London never fails to have a variety of delights for young and old alike.

I popped in the other ...read the rest



Half term fun at Nickelodeon store in Leicester Square

Monday 15th of February 2016

With several films on offer, it’s possible that your half term visits will include a trip to the cinema. And maybe your adventure will include the West End.

If it’s been a while since you last ...read the rest



Walk in the dark at Chiswick Park to see the Lantern Festival

Sunday 7th of February 2016

If you and your kids enjoyed the night-time illuminated walks before Christmas at Syon House and Kew Gardens, then you’ll like the Magical Lantern Festival at Chiswick House and Park.

Getting the...read the rest



Fun and exhilaration at Go Ape Battersea

Friday 18th of December 2015

“Live life adventurously” is how the new Go Ape tree top adventure at Battersea Park advertises itself. So if you are an outdoors type with action-oriented small people this could be the answer to...read the rest



Kids in London – Entertainment and education at the Emirates Aviation Experience, North Greenwich

Sunday 18th of October 2015

With half term fast approaching, busy parents need lots of ideas – that don’t break the bank – to entertain the kids. So yesterday I took a 10 year old young man – amongst the hardest to impre...read the rest



Kids in London – “Inside Out” packs an emotional punch

Monday 27th of July 2015

When the weather is grim during the summer holidays, parents flock to the cinema. So yesterday I went along to see the latest film from Disney Pixar – Inside Out. In essence, it is about the main em...read the rest



Enchanting children with “Room on the Broom” at Richmond Theatre

Saturday 18th of July 2015

I spent a delightful hour surrounded by happy children and their parents and grandparents today. There’s really nothing better than listening to small children giggling.

Most parents will know th...read the rest



Kids in London – Kidzania career role play city at Westfield London

Monday 29th of June 2015

Is your child an aspiring doctor or dentist? Or are they planning on being a fire or police officer? Maybe they are inspired by fashion or excited by cars?

Kidzania at Westfield London gives them a...read the rest



Kids in London – So many surprises at Sunset safari at London Zoo

Monday 29th of June 2015

After the 15 minute walk from the bustle of Camden Town, me and my teen daughter were not impressed with the long queue that confronted us when we arrived at 610pm for our sunset safari at London Zoo ...read the rest



Kids in London – The mystery of history on the Time Tour Bus

Saturday 13th of June 2015

I’ve done a fair few tours of London – both with and without kids – so I’m always interested in a new angle. And this “theatrical” tour – with the amazing Professor Quantum chatting non-...read the rest



Kids in London – Education and exhilaration on London Rib Voyages

Saturday 2nd of May 2015

I guided my 17 year old daughter through the hustle and bustle of the South Bank (a rather exciting “Streets of Spain” event was taking place, the Udder Belly theatre was doing a brisk trade and t...read the rest



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