I love our city. It is big, and noisy, and manic; but its buzzing and lively and there's so much to do, see and explore! It was the first time, really, that we've taken Ava since she's been a bit more clued up...
So, the big question... what to do with a one-year-old?
Can't beat the Science Museum.
One of the things I love about London is how child friendly it is. Of all the other capitals I've been to, I've yet to find another city that caters so well for little ones. Most of London's museums are free, and they pretty much all have interactive areas which are totally kid-friendly. However, I think of all the London Museums, the Science Museum really has it sussed when it comes to 0-5s and I have to admit I went with pretty high expectations. I was not disappointed.
Of course, when you're with a one year old, even the journey up on the train is just about the most exciting thing EVER. In typical Ava style, she was Miss Independent, wanting to hold on to the bar in the centre of the carriage and not sit on a seat or hold anyone's hand. I think we're going to have fun with this one...
|Travelling up on the train with Nanny and Grandpa... lots to see!|
|...play with water (which is always a roaring success with Miss Ava - they even provided waterproof overalls!)...|
|.and go into this cool space pod thing that was full of cuddly toys!|
|Following the animal footprints with her special sensory shoes...|
|Making splashes in the simulated "pond" and trying to catch the little Nemo's that kept swimming round her feet!|
The train journey home was made even more exciting (if you can possible imagine that) by the addition of a Costa "babychino"... check out the 'tash!
Our day out in London was a roaring success. We came home with a tired but happy little girl (and an absolutely shattered Mama - what is it about London that totally takes it out of you?!) But I'm so glad we did it. It might be the last chance in a little while...
Anyone else got any recommendations for London 0-5 activities? Do share!