Family Activities in 2013
I have not known anyone come back from a visit to the London Transport Museum in Covent Garden, and not said it was a great museum and that all the kids just loved it. It seems to be brilliantly designed for all ages, and is situated in the heart of town near the buzz of the West End and Trafalgar Square and the Thames, so it’s perfectly situated for a proper day out in London.
There are some fun activities, and craft sessions planned for the Feb 1/2 term and the Easter holidays, and even if you miss these, I get the feeling that the kids will be equally excited about the mass of exhibits and hands on experiences, that no one will leave feeling too grumpy! Don’t forget to visit the fab shop on your way out, or even better have a cheeky look online : you will love the shop if you like design, vintage and well crafted kids products. They have a very cool line of ‘exclusive’ products which would make great gifts for that special person in your life that needs a treat.
ps. From what I remember of my last visit there was a friendly kids/family eating area within the museum for those of us that pack our own snacks, so you can feed the kids every 15 minutes if they’re like mine! Enjoy, and tell us what you thought on our comments page. Pretty please. xo
Help us celebrate 150 years of the London Underground with a series of activities for families during the school holidays. Join us for Storytime sessions which tell the most exciting moments of the Undergrounds’ history and stay afterwards to ‘Make and Take’ using a range of materials to make something special to remember your visit.
Dates for scheduled family activities in 2013 : Saturday 16th Feb – 24th Feb & Monday 1st April – 14th April
Suitable for children under 6
Children under 6 can let their imaginations run wild as they climb aboard our fun versions of a bus, train, Tube and taxi. They can take the wheel, becoming a driver for the day, or bump around with the other passengers in the back. They can also explore our miniature London, taking control of the transport system, moving buses and trains around London’s most famous landmarks.
Free Family Activity Book
London Transport Museum have launched a new, FREE family 12 page activity book ‘Time Travelling moustaches and other great ways to explore London Transport Museum: a manual for inquisitive minds’. Incredibly this book contains; a time travelling device, a horse, 16 passengers from the world’s underground railway, a house, a poster design studio and an art class!
Aimed at children aged between 5 and 10 years, the book has been produced to enhance young people and their families’ enjoyment and experience of the Museum through activities, games and the ancient art of origami.
The book has been funded by the Luke Rees-Pulley Charitable Trust which was established in 2006 to promote safe and responsible travel in London and to inform young people about the importance of public transport.
Handy information :
London Transport Museum
Covent Garden Piazza