Acton Depot Open Weekend: Family Fun

Acton Depot Open Weekend: Family Fun
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The London Transport Museum Acton Depot only opens for three Open Weekends per year. The Museum Depot at Acton is a huge warehouse that holds the majority of the Museum’s collection which is not on display at the main Museum in Covent Garden. The Depot houses over 320,000 items of all types, including many original works of art used for the Museum’s celebrated poster collection, signs, models, photographs, engineering drawings, uniforms and of course lots of different vehicles from throughout the ages. Sounds perfect for transport geeks, but is it any fun for a three year old? We went along to the Acton Depot Open Weekend: Family Fun to find out…

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Hounslow Urban Farm with a Toddler

Hounslow Urban Farm with a Toddler

Hounslow Urban Farm is one of the most urban of the London city farms that we have visited. Whilst there are plenty of farm animals to pet, the large planes landing at nearby Heathrow are a constant reminder of your city location. In terms of activities for toddlers, this is best urban farm we have visited in London. Read on to find out why it is great fun visiting Hounslow Urban Farm with a toddler…

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Going to the Beach in London

Going to the Beach in London

Yes, you read that right. Going to the beach in London. So you just don’t have the time for a holiday. Or even a day trip to the seaside. So where can you go for a fix of sand and water?
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Visiting London Zoo with a Toddler

Visiting London Zoo with a Toddler

This is my guide to visiting London Zoo with a toddler. For us, a visit here is a special treat. But although the entrance fee is high, I think that it is good value for money. You can certainly spend the whole day here.
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Explore Greenwich with a Toddler

Explore Greenwich with a ToddlerI went to explore Greenwich with a toddler. We had a lovely day out. The fun starts with the journey there, with a choice of driverless train or river boat. Then a wide choice of things to do and green spaces to run around. We decided to check out the National Maritime Museum and then walk under the river to Mudchute Farm.
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London City Farms – Deen City Farm

Deen City Farm

When you can’t get out to the countryside, city farms are a great way to see some farm animals. London is fortunate to have several fairly central city farms. I had planned to visit Vauxhall City Farm during May. But as things turned out, Deen City Farm was the one we got to first.
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A Toddler’s Visit to the Science Museum in London

Toddler's Visit to the Science Museum in London

I am always talking about how many great opportunites there are in London. So I thought it was time to put the effort into making the most of living in a vibrant city. I am planning lots of days out with my toddler, Daisy, over the summer. Here is how I found our toddler’s visit to the Science Museum in London.
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Taking a Baby to the NFL Games in London

Daddy is a big NFL (American Football) fan, so having a baby was not going to prevent him going to the games in London. I would not even consider taking a baby to most sporting events, but NFL games are pretty family-friendly. In 2016, three games were held in London, two at Wembley Stadium and one at Twickenham Stadium. The games are usually held in September and October. Here are my tips for taking a baby to the NFL games in London.
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