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Here’s is my selection of exciting places to visit, and things to do in and around Covent Garden.

A Really Cool World

LEGO Christmas

‘A Really Cool World’ is a free family installation by LEGO.

Its fully immersive and the kids love it as there’s something for everyone, from dinosaur lovers to disco divas!

BABY BITS & INFO

  • Dates: 5th December – 2nd January (except Christmas Day)
  • Pushchair space: You must take your pushchair with you on your LEGO journey.
  • Access: Step free access throughout.
  • Entry: Pre-booked tickets only.
  • Baby change / toilets: Please use the public toilets in the Market Building.

Book now via link below.

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The Food Chain Carol Service

St Paul’s Church, Covent Garden

Join The Food Chain for their annual Carol Service, Thursday 10th December, 7pm. 

Tickets are free and allocated in pairs. You may pre-order drinks and a Konditor Mince Pie and/or Cinnamon Star. You may also make an optional donation at the time of booking. Doors will open at 18:15. 

BABY BITS & INFO

  • Highchair: No
  • Pushchair space: Yes
  • Kids menu: Yes, who doesn’t love a Konditor treat?
  • Access: Step free access throughout
  • Entry: Pre-booked tickets only
  • Baby change / toilets: For now the toilet is closed. Please use the public toilets in the Piazza. Note there is no readmittance once the service begins.

Book now and see full details regarding COVID guidelines via link below.

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ZSL London Zoo

Lions and Tiger and Bears… OH MY!

𝗣𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗧𝗿𝗶𝗽

Yesterday was zoo day, and what fun we had! I’ve not been to London Zoo for many years (the last time was to Zoo Nights, an adult only event in my pre motherhood days!) so it was nice to see the place buzzing with excited families and children in fancy dress.

Look how close we were to the lion!

There are three coloured routes for you to follow which you can do in any order and at your own pace. Each route has been carefully planned out so that you get to see as much as possible. Due to social distancing, there were some small queues for indoor attractions such as the butterfly house, but they moved relatively quickly.  All staff were pleasant but firm with face mask reminders when entering. Interestingly (and it makes sense after we were told) they want to keep their animals safe from corona as much as us, specifically the primates. 

All in all it was a really fun day, even with the rain! We will definitely be going back this year as the naughty tiger was hiding from us and I want to find him!

Book now via link below.

BABY BITS & INFO

  • Highchair: Yes, in the restaurant.
  • Pushchair space: Plenty!
  • Baby change / toilets: Yes, along each route.
  • Kids menu: Yes
  • Access: Step free access throughout
  • Entry: Pre-booked tickets only
  • Parking: Yes. Sat nav is NW1 4SX. Cars and motorbikes are charged at £14.50 per day or free for Members and Fellows of ZSL.
  • Congestion charge: The Zoo car park is outside of the congestion charge zone.

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London Transport Museum

Discover London’s history at the world’s leading museum of urban transport.

All aboard!

It’s with great joy to announce that the London Transport Museum is OPEN!

This October half term visitors can track down Billy Brown of London town by following a trail around the museum. You’ll learn all about the history of transport whilst looking for the hidden Billy’s.

There is a one way system, as with most places now. Some areas of the museum are still closed, but we had a fun time regardless.

I think the gift shop was pleased to see us again too!

Tickets must be pre-booked, and once you have one, its valid for a year – so you can revisit as often as you like!

BABY BITS

  • Highchair: Yes
  • Pushchair space: The buggy parking area is currently closed, but the whole museum is pram accessible.
  • Baby change: Yes
  • Kids menu: Yes
  • Access: Step free access, Lift
  • Entry: Pre-booked tickets only

Website

‘The Queue’

by Tim Hunkin

I was stopped dead in my tracks when I saw this wooden man in the window of Monmouth Coffee Company. I instantly recognised this him, stood proudly in their window, but couldn’t think where I remembered him from.
After popping into the coffee shop to ask the lovely ladies, it all came flooding back to me! 

He was part of a wooden coin machine called ‘The Queue’ which was in Neals Yard when I was a child. And thanks to google, I found a video of him in action with his fellow que-ers in line at the bakery waiting for bread. After a shock announcement from the bakery, they each react in their own unique way. 

Watch the video here.

All proceeds from the coin machine went to the Big Issue.

Kids Cooking Classes

Something for the mini chefs!

Mini chefs can take part in 75 minutes of cooking fun with @chef_chantelle and the Tredwells team.

As well as cooking up a delight, the kids will learn about seasonality and ingredients.

The whole family can then sit down for lunch, with tasting menus for both the kids and adults.

For dates and tickets visit their Website.