Monday 30 May 2016

5 Things to do with the kids this half term

Sorry, I've been away I've had a lot of personal and business stuff going on, but I am back and loads to share with you all.

This week is half term, Leanora is not yet of school age but as today is Bank Holiday nursery is not open so I've got a jam-packed day for her full of fun stuff to do.

As many of you parents will be off this week, looking after your little munchkins I thought I create 5 things to do with the kids this half term for you, so charge up those oysters, get those lunch boxes out, as your going to have a jam-packed adventures week.

1. Trip to Brighton 

Who does not loving going to Brighton for the day! Every school holiday as a kid I remember going with my family, my granddad piled all of us in his blue Ford Escort, food hamper, towels, bucket & spades all loaded in the boot and off we set for a day full of adventure. 

It is such a great day out & looking forward to taking Leanora for the first time this week, and treating her to the culinary cuisine that Brighton has to offer...... A proper fish & chips! I remember we used to get this at the end of the trip before we crammed ourselves in the car and all enjoyed this sitting on the kerb, eating out of old newspapers. 

But who says you can not be audacious and have it for lunch as opposed to tea time.

So much to see, be it the pebbled beach, the pier, shopping, you can also go and see the beautiful Royal Pavilion. 

If you go by train, don't forget kids under 5 travel free. You can catch a direct train from Clapham Junction that leaves twice an hour 26 or 56 mins every hour. 

2. Sea Life, London Aquarium

Who doesn't love fishes be it big or small and seeing if your little one can spot Nemo?! So much fun and learning for your little or big ones and a great day spent exploring for the whole family and friends, plus if yo go at the right time you can see from Sharks to Seahorses being feed and learn about them up close. 

Smaller ones 3 and under the go free, plus if you book online you can get a saving.

The closest station is Waterloo and lovely walk weather dependent by the river and loads of restaurants in the area.

3. Streatham Ice & Leisure Centre

I recently was introduced to this soft play facility based in Streatham located in the Streatham ice rink. A few years back it was renovated and they installed a soft play area, great for littles ones under 8 years old. From what I remember is extremely affordable I think a 2-4 hour session was around £3.00, so If you are looking after or have a few kids then a great place for them to have fun and blow off some steam. If you have older kids, then they can have fun whizzing around the ice rink.

4. Kew Gardens

Unfortunately, I did not manage to bag myself any tickets for the Chelsea Flower Show, but that does not mean that I can not go and see beautiful plant life at this amazing botanical garden. Loads for kids to explore and games for them to play be it a trail hunt or in or outdoor play areas for them to have some fun.

5. Polka Theatre

Now I have not yet been but looking forward to going with Leanora this week. There is so much to do and watch with the kids of all ages. The older ones (3 and above) can attend various workshops throughout the week and after you get to see a show put on by your little ones. Or if you are looking to just watch a show I do know they have one of my favourite Roald Dahl whimsical stories in the theatre James & the giant peach. They say that the show is not suitable for 5 and under, but they have created shows so that our little sprigs under this age can watch the show too, but only a special times which you can find out on their website.

Closest stations to this are South Wimbledon located on the Northern Line or Wimbledon station itself. 

What great activities have you got planned for you and the kids this week, would love to hear what you all get up to. 

London Mumma. xx


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