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Fun in London this week! My top things to do ๐ŸŒž

April 15, 2015

The sun is shining on London this week! Lots of schools have opened but a lot are still on Easter holidays, so if you are looking for some fun things to keep the little ones busy look no further. Here is my list of fun things to do-

Picnic in the park, followed by play in Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Playground

Time Out describes this playground as one of the best bits of Kensington Garden for kids! 

Picture taken from The Royal Parks website

The pirate ship playground is for kids aged up to 12. It includes a sea monster sculpture, giant swing, turtle drum, storyteller’s chair and tree carving. The park’s main attraction is the huge wooden pirate ship on sea of sand. Kids can steer from the ship’s wheel and there is so much to keep them busy for hours.

Why not grab a healthy lunch from an Itsu or Pret a Manger, enjoy the sunshine while the kids play!

The Doodle Bar – Sunday 19th April 10am-12pm


This is one of the coolest concepts around in my opinion! If you want a change from the parks & museums head here.  

The Doodle Bar in Battersea is hosting a ‘Storytime Sunday’ with acclaimed Illustrator Ada Grey. Spend an easy Sunday morning with the kids being creatively entertained by an exclusive reading of Ada’s newest illustrated book Hippobottymus, followed by fun crafts with a Hippo theme! For the second hour, Bright illustrator Laura Hughes will be hosting Easter activities with her recently designed Easter range for Waitrose. The best thing is it’s totally free!

Signed copies of Hippobottymus will be available to buy on the day as well as pastries and warm and cold refreshments

If you want to go just use the link below to book you tickets. Its free but ticketed.

The Doodle Bar is also holding a brand new series of talks this summer, a great selection of speakers from creative industries will be talking about their projects and journeys! So the Doodle Bar is offering fun for adults too! Check out the CS Shares speakers here-

Kew Gardens Botanical Gardens


Taken from the Kew Gardens website


If you want to do something different a little outside the city, and enjoy the wonderful sunny weather why not visit the worlds most famous botanical gardens! 

Spring is said to be the best time to visit Kew Gardens as ‘millions of bulbs burst into colour!’ Kew Gardens boasts breathtaking landscapes, iconic glasshouses, historic buildings and a vast range of rare and beautiful plants. 

The kids will love The Treetop Walkway! The 18-metre high, 200-metre walkway enables visitors to walk around the crowns of lime, sweet chestnut and oak trees. Supported by rusted steel columns that blend in with the natural environment, it provides opportunities for inspecting birds, insects, lichen and fungi at close quarters, as well as seeing blossom emerging and seed pods bursting open in Spring. 

Whats great about going this weekend is that children aged 16 and under enter free until 22 April 2015! So don’t miss out!

Enjoy the sunshine whatever you are up to! xxxx

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