Families at the Tate Modern : Lowry : Open Studios : Sonic Trails

We love the Tate Modern, mainly because it is a beautiful open, calm space, but also because of their shops, cafes & restaurants with killer views, and that it is an ace scooting playground (outside of course Mr Security guard).

It helps that it’s locality is bang right on the river between the Royal Festival Hall on the East and Tower Bridge, and Borough Market. It really shows off the some of the best that London can offer, come rain or shine. Oh we also like it because we often hang out at the relaxed ‘open studio’ events they put on at the weekends, and just chat and glue, and chat some more.

We do often scratch our heads here at the Bus Depot, wanting to find more open-hearted, and caring workshops and activities for the U5’s across London and the UK… especially during the holidays, (and week days), for those little-ones that need to get messy and creative in a space for Free, or for a little donation. We know that our schedules can often be a little ‘delayed’ with toddling babes in tow, so do like to find ‘drop in’ classes, so if there are any curating birdies listening, just think of all the cappuccino & book sales you would make when your open your doors to the next generation of doctors, drivers and nurses. Here are the details of what the Tate Modern has to offer, and don’t forget they often have a ‘kids eat free’ offer in the river level restaurant – with lovely fish ‘n’chips to be had, accompanied with genuine and efficient service. xo



Lowry and the Painting of Modern Life

26 June – 20 October 2013

Adult £16.50 (without donation £15.00) : Concession £14.50 (without donation £13.10)
Help Tate by including the voluntary donation to enable Gift Aid : Additional booking fee of £1.75 (£2 via telephone) per transaction applies

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Clore Learning Centre
Every weekend and Thursdays and Fridays in the school holidays, 11.00 – 16.00

Visit Open Studio to experiment, play and create with ideas and materials before or after visiting the related artworks in the free collection displays.


Available from the Clore Learning Centre
Saturdays and Sundays plus school holidays Thursdays and Fridays

Free, no bookings taken. Check website for details.

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Unders 5s Zone

Tate Modern, Bloomberg Interactive Zone and Under 5s Zone
Available any time during gallery hours
A new play space for under 5s and their families. The Under 5s Zone invites children on a creative, physical and sensory exploration of themes inspired by Cubist artworks.