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Kids in London - Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Monday 7th of August 2017

When I saw the trailer months ago I was excited – it looked like Valerian could be a classic like Avatar. I put the release date into my diary.

So on Saturday we went along to see the 3D version....read the rest



Kids in London – Design Museum and Holland Park

Wednesday 2nd of August 2017

A cheap and action packed day for the kids is on hand at The Design Museum and Holland Park. The nearest tube stations are Earl’s Court and Kensington High Street.

The Design Museum

I hadn’t...read the rest



Kids in London – Dinosaur World show

Friday 21st of April 2017

I was cross with myself for missing the dinosaur fun at Jurassic Kingdom at Osterley Park over Easter. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/osterley-park-and-house/whats-on/jurassic-kingdom-at-osterley-pa...read the rest



Kids in London – Barnes Children’s Literature Festival 2017

Friday 10th of March 2017

Head South of the river on the weekend of 13th and 14th May as various venues on and around Barnes Pond will be hosting events for the Children’s Literary Festival. There will be author talks, works...read the rest




Kids in London – Mother’s Day cake decorating at Fortnum & Mason

Friday 10th of March 2017

On Saturday 25th March (the day before Mothering Sunday) Fortnum & Mason – that fabulous store on Piccadilly – will be hosting cake decorating sessions for kids between the ages of five and 12. Ki...read the rest



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



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