Fun places to sneak learning into a London weekend

Jasmin Barrowclough
16th August 2017

2/6  V&A Museum of Childhood

Asking questions like, “If you were a toy, what would you be called?” is just one way V&A actively engages kids at the Museum of Childhood.

You could turn up and find well-known children’s writers reading out loud; puppet shows and outdoor games; dress-up; treasure hunts and puzzles to solve. There’s even an indoors’ seaside, complete with deckchairs, and Punch & Judy.

The collection’s exciting all by itself, and kids can get hands-on with dozens of exhibits.

The lowdown:

The Museum of Childhood is free. Older kids will love the original V&A too, it was young Beatrix Potter’s favourite London museum.

Where: Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 9PA

When: Open seven days, 10am to 5.45pm (last entry 5.30pm)

Nearest tube: Bethnal Green

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