17 special Mother’s Day ideas in UK museums

A few years back, I awoke on Mother’s Day to… nothing. That’s right. Not. one. thing. No card, no flowers, no special hugs. I waited an hour or so, expecting that I was going to be given a really big surprise. And I was – the surprise being that everyone had forgotten. Granted, we were away… Continue reading 17 special Mother’s Day ideas in UK museums

14 tips for visiting Westminster Abbey with young kids

Westminster Abbey is without doubt a London icon – an architectural marvel, a working church, the setting of countless royal occasions,  a site of ceremony, royal burial and countless memorials, and one of London’s most popular visitor attractions. But is it a place to visit with young children – born since the last royal wedding, who… Continue reading 14 tips for visiting Westminster Abbey with young kids

Guest post: 10 Things Guaranteed to Appeal to a 3-year-old in a Museum (or Art Gallery)

Whilst I await the imminent arrival, I’m delighted to welcome my first guest blogger – Herself from Kidding Herself, a child’s guide to going out. I’m sure this post will ring true with anyone who has ever taken a toddler to a museum! Mama has suggested that I tell you a bit about the sorts of… Continue reading Guest post: 10 Things Guaranteed to Appeal to a 3-year-old in a Museum (or Art Gallery)

Museums at Night 2014 – Museum Mum’s UK family picks

Forget bedtime this coming weekend! As mentioned in my post on sleepovers, Museums at Night is a festival of cultural events taking place at museums and heritage sites across the country on the 15 to 17 May 2014. Venues will open their doors at night, and put on special events –  including film showings, live… Continue reading Museums at Night 2014 – Museum Mum’s UK family picks