The Ultimate Muppets Guide To Summer In London
- Published on Sunday, 20 July 2014 13:49
- Last Updated on 02 August 2014
- Monica Costa
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If you are after fun activities’ for the family this Summer in London, you cannot really beat the Ultimate Muppets Guide To Summer In London. When Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and the Muppets Crowd came to London with super villain Ricky Gervais for their wedding at the Tower of London (while filming Muppets Most Wanted), they explored London and sent us their very own recommendations for things to do. Enjoy!
Kew gardens Kew Rd, TW9 3AB runs from now till 7th September 2014
There are roaming performers telling stories and singing songs and games of family croquet, barefoot walking trail: balance on beams, hop across tree trunks, experience walking across the rainforest floors. It goes without saying that Kemit absolutely loves Plantasia.
Spitalfields City Farm Buxton St, E1 5AR running from Jul 6 till September
All the fun of the farm at this weekly market selling food, crafts, preserves and freshly-grown vegetables from the farm’s own patch. The café will sell coffee, tea and cakes, and entertainment includes live folk music, craft workshops and donkey rides. This urban oasis built in a former railway goods depot is home to many rare breeds of animals.
100 London Road, SE23 3PQ
Set in 16 acres of landscaped gardens, the Horniman provides extensive facilities for families, including a nature trail, weekend workshops and Hands on Base where children can touch museum objects. There’s an aquarium, and the Nature Base explores the natural world with exhibits including the Horniman Museum beehive.
Cambridge Health Rd, E2 9PA
A lot of thought has gone into making this museum child-friendly; after all, it’s a tease to see so many toys and not be able to play with them. To compensate, there are activity stations in each area with Lego, stickle bricks, a sandpit, board games, rocking horses, a book corner and many other treats. In addition, the museum hosts plenty of kid’s events at weekends and during school holidays.
Exhibition Rd, SW7 2DD
You may have figured out that Beaker has spent most of his days in the Science museum! Icons of science (Stephenson’s Rocket locomotive, Crick and Watson’s DNA model) are treated with due respect, but this place couldn’t be less stuffy with its games, simulators and interactive exhibits. The jewel in its crown is Launchpad, where 50 hands-on exhibits and experiments keep kids agog; here, they can make a rainbow or takes a dizzying turn on the rotation station.
Day trips outside of London
Winkfield road, Windsor Park, Sl4 4AY
There are lots of attractions for a good family day out plenty of rides for the kids to enjoy new attractions have just been added plus an 150 – room hotel was constructed so families can stay for more than just one day.
Leatherhead Road, Chessington, KT9 2NE
The zoo, opened in 1931, is still popular and has ten gorillas, two tigers, two lions and a family of leopards, as well as smaller animals. At Chessington World of Adventures, many rides are aimed towards families with young children.
Black Park Country, Wexham, SL3 6DS
Set in Britain’s woods and forests, the high rope courses offer adrenaline-packed aerial adventures for the over-tens (height and weight restrictions apply). Families can swing, scramble, climb and slide to their hearts’ content amid the rope bridges, trapezes and zip slides. Climbers are fitted with sturdy safety harnesses.
Zoos and Aquariums
Regent’s Park, London, NW1 4RY
The Zoo opened to the public in 1847 and covers 36 acres. Its home to more than 760 animal species. Regular events include ‘animals in action’ displays, feeding sessions, keeper talks and the sight of birds in flight on the display lawn. There are also plenty of cafés and picnic spots, and the zoo offers educational and craft activities.
Battersea Park, London, SW11 4NJ 87
A small, zoo run by a family who also run wildlife parks in Derbyshire and an otter and owl sanctuary in the New Forest. It also has indoor and outdoor play areas, picnic tables, a coffee shop and nappy-changing facilities.
Westminster Bridge Rd, London, SE1 7PB
There are hundreds of variation of fish from all over the world there is all so sharks, stingrays and piranhas there is a tunnel made of a 25m – long whale skeleton with tropical fish swimming beneath you.
Muppets Most Wanted is available on Disney Blu-ray™ & DVD from 11th August 2014.
Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums