You will probably only see a collection of art this incredible, free, in London. If you know of any other art gallery like this please else let me know, we'd love to go. We took the kids along to London's National Gallery of Art to see if this art museum would be fun for them, would they enjoy it? It's a good place to go for a wet day in London or as an essential part of your … [Read more...]
Theme parks zoos and attractions.
The best zoos and theme parks around the world. Reviews and recommendations from the many world attractions we've been able to visit, as a family with kids.
My boys adore the Asterix and Obelix books as did their dad before them. They played a big part in their learning to love books as they pulled every volume of the series from library shelves and read them over and over again. These gorgeous cartoons also introduced historical concepts into small heads. Think about it, they were discovering the concept of Roman soldiers and … [Read more...]
You could spend a lifetime exploring London's free museums, particularly if, like me, you have kids to educate. I've already posted about London's biggest and best free museums that appeal to kids, The Science Museum, The V&A, The National Gallery, The British Museum, The Tate Modern and the V&A's Museum of Childhood, but here's another little gem for you, The Grant … [Read more...]
The British Museum is billed as a place to see the world without leaving London, and it's true. The museum is a treasure house of amazing art and ancient artifacts spanning all of human history and every culture, housed in a visually spectacular and historic building in Bloomsbury, Central London. I've lost count of the number of times we've been, one visit could never do it … [Read more...]
Having an enjoyable and worthwhile visit to a modern art museum with kids is probably one of the harder tricks to pull off. I've only got my kids to go by. I don't know yours, sorry, but mine have zero interest in looking at paintings and art work unless something seriously kid-friendly and incredible is going on. We took the along to London's Tate Modern Museum and tried a … [Read more...]
Here at World Travel Family we're converts to Ripley's Believe it or Not and Ripley's London was a big hit with us all. You can book your Ripley's London tickets and find out more about their dozens of global sites here. (link opens in new tab) We ventured into our first Ripley's Odditorium in freezing New York City in January last year. I'll be honest, we only went in to … [Read more...]
We've known for a while that Platform 9 3/4, the secret platform accessible only to wizarding folk departing for Hogwarts, really does exist in London, but it's taken us 6 months to actually get there. Why? My elder son is as big a Harry Potter fan as you could possibly imagine, claiming to have read the whole series 22 times, you'd think it would have been top of our … [Read more...]
We've been to several science museums and attractions all over the world. Maybe I’m biased, but in my opinion London’s Science Museum is the best. Some, like Canberra’s Questacon, Malaysia’s Petrosains or Cardiff’s Techniquest have more of a focus on hands-on areas for children but London Science Museum is, for us, a winner. Want to know why? It's a free museum. These days … [Read more...]
Legoland Windsor, near London in England is Legoland number 3 for us. We've already visited Legoland Malaysia and Legoland Florida, both were great fun for the whole family so we couldn't wait to check out the UK's version. A review of the UK's Legoland park, where to stay and an overview of the park. It's really interesting to compare the parks. The … [Read more...]
A travel blogger friend asked me if I thought she should visit London Zoo on her trip to the UK. The short answer was yes, it's awesome, but the long answer takes a bit more explaining. I'm an animal nut and a scientist, my degree is in zoology and I adore zoos. When the kids were little we practically lived at London Zoo, every weekend, all year round. I get very fed up with … [Read more...]
We set ourselves a challenge while we were in Orlando, Florida. Visiting four Disney parks in one day. Not only that, we wanted to ride all of the biggest and best rides. Do you think it's possible? If you're wondering if the queues will make visiting 4 parks in one day impossible, don't. See my post on beating the queues at Disney. Here's how we got on. Park 1. … [Read more...]
Orlando is absolutely stuffed with theme parks and attractions, most people come for the big established players, Disney, Universal and Seaworld, but there are a lot of other theme parks in the Orlando area. Legoland Florida is a relatively new big name round here. We went to check it out for the first time yesterday and had a great family day out. But with only so much time … [Read more...]