Oliver Jeffers Exhibition

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.

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Horniman Museum

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!

Super recommended place to go with little ones.

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Mini Scientist In the Garden

Lisa Burke’s book is a very good way to keep the kids entertained and learning at the same time, if you have a garden. Maybe not great for winter, but it’s only 2 months to Spring! YEAY!!!!

It features great experiments with seeds, compost, rain, paper. It combines crafts with gardening. Ideal for the little ones that like the outdoor life.
I would say is for 4 years-old onwards.

You can find it in here

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The Science Museum – London

The winter is coming very soon, and again we have the question of what to do with the children in wet, cold weather in England. Well, the Science Museum is a great option. First of all, its free, which is very important these days. They have a basement which has lovely activities for children from aged from 3 to 6 years, where they can play with water, sound and lights – its fantastic. On the 3rd floor you have an area known as the Launchpad, which also has a lot of activities for little ones and older kids. They are educational and help kids learn about maths, physics, chemistry and materials.
I really love this museum, my son is 3 and he loves it too. It has all the facilties for families and small children, so you can as well buy lunch there or bring your own lunch and eat it in the basement.

For more info http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk

The Museum of Childhood – London

The Museum of Childhood is an adorable option to take your kids. It is in London, near Bethnal Green Station.
Firstly it is free. Secondly you can find any imaginable toy there, the museum is 3 floors up and it is full of toys. It is like Paradise.
Theres a lot of interactive games for kids as well, great entertainment.

You can see almost everything with nostalgia, things that we used to play with when we were kids are there behind glass. Last time I discovered one little train that my mum gave me when I was a child with discs of music in the back, I almost cried. I really want to take my parents there. Loads of memories.
There are a lot of activities as well to participate in and catch the attention of the little ones, we know that sometimes it is a difficult task to achieve

What was your favourite toy when you were a kid?