2022 Edition – A Mum’s Guide to Autism-Friendly Activities in London

Many of the big London museums have special sessions for children/families with SEND. The sessions tend to be outside of the usual opening hours, so very early or twilight, and offer a more relaxed experience. no crowds siblings and families welcome/encouraged helpful/ trained staff often lighting and sound levels are adjusted quiet areas and breakout…

Jimmy’s Farm and Wildlife Park, Ipswich, Suffolk 🐮

It’s October half term in the UK and we’re on a little staycation exploring the east coast and a few spots in Suffolk. Today we visited Jimmy’s Farm and Wildlife Park with eager 7 and 8 year olds. It’s a lovely place to visit; quite relaxed with friendly staff and plenty to do Things to…

Days Out With the Kids: Wakehurst, Sussex

We have been Kew members for a few years now and Kew Gardens is a firm favourite in our family. I recently discovered that we could visit Wakehurst in Sussex for free (as it’s part of Kew) so, on a wet, windy Sunday, we pulled on our wellies and drove down from London. Wakehurst is…

‘Edutainment’. Little Londoners Love Learning

The 24th January is International Day of Education– who knew? Education is key. Education is a key. It opens doors, creates opportunities, promotes social mobility.  But, sometimes, learning needs to be like the vegetables in a bolognaise sauce: hidden!  With a little bit of planning and a few resources, fun, family days out can be filled with awesome…

Summer in the City. Family Days Out for FREE or less than £5

It’s that time of year again. The kids have broken up for the summer and the activity planning is in full swing! We are away for three weeks of the summer break but, rest assured, what’s left of the summer holiday will be spent exploring the best that London has to offer for families and…

Magic Gardens. The importance of outdoor play.

As keen visitors queued to see the ‘Back to Nature Garden’, co-designed by HRH the Duchess of Cambridge, at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, a very welcome spotlight shone on the importance of outdoor play for children. Like most, my 4 and 6 year olds are growing up in a world of extreme technology –…

The Magic of Merlin Passes. Legoland, Windsor

I recently ‘invested’ in Merlin Annual Passes. I’d thought about it before but never quite got round to it. Then I discovered that, rather than forking out upfront, you can pay monthly and spread the cost across the year. Seemed like a no-brainer, so I signed up. The standard pass, unless your life is unfettered…

October Half-Term: Halloween in London

The sudden realisation that October half-term is only two-weeks away hit me like ton of conkers! We were planning to go away (and still might) but the Autumn term has been relentless and we haven’t booked anything. This sent the organised (note: controlling) side of me into overdrive and, should we decide to have a…