LET THEM RUN WILD AT THE GARDEN AT THE SCIENCE MUSEUM

WHAT

The Garden is a brilliant interactive activity area in the basement of the Science Museum.

PRICE

Free

AGE

It is aimed at three to six-year-olds but younger ones will love it too.

WHY

A really wonderful sensory space for children to run around and enjoy. There’s a climbing frame to exercise the energetic ones, giant tubes that carry whispers and a huge water trough where they will spend hours spellbound if they’re anything like mine. Children can explore construction, light and sound, it’s free and it is definitely worth a visit.

WHERE:

In the basement of the Science Museum. If you are coming from the tube there is a subway direct from South Kensington station straight to the museum although it’s not step-free

WHERE TO EAT:

The Deep Blue diner on the ground floor is perfect for children and their parents to enjoy a light lunch then head up to the top floor for a delicious ice-cream and plenty of space to run around in the Shake Bar.

WHEN TO VISIT:

It gets busy at the weekends and in school holidays – try early in the morning or just embrace the bustle as the children get stuck in

LIKED BY:

Claire Brayford, founder of Pret-A-Parent

“Anything that encourages and invites children to explore and gives them an introduction to science is worth doing. When you see their little faces light up you will love it as much as the children.”