We spent the day at the Discover Children Centre in Stratford. The place is fantastic, it has a lot of inside and outside activities for the little one (under 6). We’ve never been there and the kids had a lot of fun. We went to the Story time session and all the room was beautifully decorated. After that in the main floor, there were lots of hand-on activities. The best part, there was an Oliver Jeffers Exhibition. It is on until September.
You have to buy ticekts, but its only £16 the family of 4, and I can’t recommend it more. They recreated all the scenes from “Lost and Found” and “How to catch a star” in kids size. The kids can dress up as “the boy” and have an adventure. It is lovely. I can’t believe I haven’t heard of it before.
I strongly recommend you to go at 11 am, when it opens, and take the tickets there on the desk if you haven’t book them before to avoid disappointment. And it seems that Sundays are quieter than Saturdays. GO GO don’t miss it.
I’m sure you had, as me, a very long half-term holidays if you live in London. The problem is in winter when you need a lot of indoor activities. And everything is so expensive in London. So we need cheap alternatives. I found this Museum that I didn’t even know it existed until yesterday.
Horseman Museum is in Forest Hill, London. It is free and it has really nice galleries to go with the children. You can discover animals, musical instruments, lots of ethnographic objects at the Africa Gallery and it has a little aquarium as well, but you need a ticket for that. My favourite was the Centenary Gallery.
As well, you can download a free App in the App Store and entertain the kids, looking for objects through all the galleries in this game. My 5 year-old loved that and kept him entertained for an hour!
Every year, Wimbledon Art Studios opens their doors to visitors. Every artist uses their own studio to show what they’ve been working on all year. What I love about this place is the atmosphere and that you can find a whole range of art – photography, illustration, design, painting, sculpture – there is something for every taste.
This year I will be participating here with my paintings, illustrations and paper sculptures, and I’m very excited.
So if you are a Londoner put in your diary and do come and visit from November 22nd to 25th, and you can see more than 150 artist all in the same place!
For more info click here or read the images below.
The illustrator Mary Kuper is doing an exhibition of her amazing and gorgeous illustrations in the Saison Poetry Library, Royal Festival Hall, from September 18th to October 26th.
The exhibition is called “Barnacles & Dames” and it is about etymologies, poetry and images.