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A Gorgeous Trip to the V&A Museum

V&AAlthough we had a rather challenging Christmas last year, and spent the holidays trying to encourage our 5yo daughter to become less defiant (you can read about part one here, and part two here), we still managed to have some fab days out and make some lasting memories among the meltdowns. During the day on New Years Eve we took a trip into London to visit the V&A Museum.

It might seem an odd choice for such young little ones, but when our toddler was born my dear friend Charlotte bought us a beautiful book where the main character shares my daughters name and the story is based in The V&A. My girls have loved reading this book for almost three years now, and 5yo has asked a few times if we can go. We’ve been regulars of the Natural History and Science Museum since she was one but had never been to the V&A as a family before now.



It’s a fab space, full of eclectic collections of wonderfulness. They have a pop up theatre too, and we were lucky enough to be treated to a performance of the Nutcracker which the kids absolutely adored. We did an interactive adventure trail, which kept us entertained for about half an hour as we sought out various animals on our map.

There’s also a water feature in their newly refurbished gardens that I believe is turned into a paddling pool during the summer, so we shall definitely be going back again when the weather properly cheers up. All in all it was a lovely day out, and a great way to end the year.



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  1. April 1, 2015 / 7:08 pm

    You are kind Denise, glad you enjoyed the post 🙂

  2. April 1, 2015 / 12:55 pm

    As you can see I am still catching up! I do love your pictures of days out and I’m glad that the girls appreciated the V&A.

  3. March 16, 2015 / 3:49 pm

    Wow, it looks like they were totally enthralled. It’s always lovely to see little ones taking in museums

  4. mummytries
    March 16, 2015 / 11:51 am

    It’s a fab space hon, and everything is completely free 🙂

  5. March 14, 2015 / 8:06 pm

    What a lovely place! I wish we can explore this place too in the future. My son is starting to get interested in Museums. Before we would just breeze through displays now he is stopping and appreciating exhibits more =) #countrykids

  6. mummytries
    March 14, 2015 / 7:15 pm

    The book is called Clara Button and the Magical Hat Day, it’s a super cute story. Definitely worth a visit lovely xxx

  7. mummytries
    March 14, 2015 / 7:14 pm

    I can’t wait to check it out in the holidays 🙂

  8. mummytries
    March 14, 2015 / 7:12 pm

    It was such a lovely day out, and the bubbles were fab 🙂

  9. March 14, 2015 / 12:58 pm

    I think this is the one Museum I’ve not taken my kids to as being 5 boys all the dress and costume doesn’t do it for them, but I’d love to have a look aroundmyself. It sounds perfect for your girls on the back of their book. I’m loving the bubble blowing outside, that is how to make a good bubble!

  10. March 13, 2015 / 10:35 pm

    I love the V&A! Haven’t taken my little ones yet. The paddling pool in the summer is supposed to be great.

  11. March 13, 2015 / 10:09 pm

    I have never taken the little ones to the V&A museum, but now I want to! It’s so close to the Natural History Museum and the Science museum we will definitely give it a go next time we visit. Out of curiosity, what was the name of the book your friend got you? It would really arouse the little ones’ curiosity. xxx

  12. March 12, 2015 / 11:35 pm

    Love the photos, Renee! We haven’t yet exhausted the wonders of the Science Museum, Natural History Museum and London Transport Museum but we really must follow your example and head to the V&A. It’s been years since I’ve been there.

  13. March 12, 2015 / 10:11 am

    Wow, so glad to have read this. I’ve often found myself queuing with the kids and the Natural History museum and wondered about going ot the V&A instead. Maybe next time we will. #BrilliantBlogPosts

  14. March 12, 2015 / 9:27 am

    I used to work at the V&A (amazing place!!) and totally agree that it is a surprisingly fantastic place for children – especially that garden in the summer time! #brilliantblogposts

  15. March 11, 2015 / 10:46 pm

    What a lovely adventure in London. Love to know what the book is called that is set in the V&A. Lovely blog.

  16. March 11, 2015 / 9:17 pm

    I miss taking my kids to the Children’s Museum in southern Nevada…it was only a 45 minute drive as compared to a 2 hour one now to get to a big city.

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