Toddler and Baby Holiday Hang-Outs

Half term and holiday activities for the littlest of people in London

BoBo has been scanning the city of London to find some fresh places to take kids when school is out and freedom is calling . . .

1. The Idol Soft Toy Play Area, Abbey Leisure Centre, Barking

Tired of uninspiring soft play areas?  Mess around in a work of art!  Artist Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Turner Prize nominated, created this soft play area in monochrome.  Time will merge and mix as you see glimpses of Greek myth aside sci-fi cyborgs in this hygiene and safety focused 21,000 sq. ft. area.  Hosts a separate area for baby play. Open Monday-Friday 10-6, Sat-Sun 9-6.30

2. Bach to Baby, across London

Listen to critically acclaimed classical music with your baby in a relaxed atmosphere.  Kids are free to crawl, roam, dance and generally take in the wonder of live music while you can sit back and listen to some of the best musicians in London! These concerts are held in wonderful locations with great acoustics across London. Check online for the next concerts.

3. Michael Rosen's Bear Hunt, chocolate cake and Bad things, Stratford

For those who have always wanted to say "We're going on a bear hunt!", now is the moment!  Experience the much loved story in an interactive form.  The youngest can follow the bear hunt trail while older kids can run about fact finding and creating poetry of their own. Not open Mondays in term time.

4. Horniman Museum,  Forest Hill

A traditional museum and gardens that does not rely on touch screen to reveal its marvels.  Get hands on with genuine artefacts and play some special antique musical instruments.  Follow the nature trail and take to the sky as the paths take you up to canopy level. Currently showing an interactive family exhibition for all the dinosaur fans out there called 'Monster Families'. Free! Open 10.30-5.30.

5. Imagine Children's Festival, Southbank

Head over to Southbank to immerse your children in art, theatre, story time, jazz and literature.   Meet favourite authors and get involved with fun and free activities.  If you have slightly older kids (aged 7-10) don't miss The Wondercrump World of Roald Dahl.  Walk through the whimsical world and enchanting stories of Roald Dahl in an interactive experience. Learn the sources of surprising inspiration where Roald Dahl thought up his best loved characters. Ends Sunday 21st Feb.






Team BoBo xx 





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