We live close to London, so we’re lucky to have it on our doorstep whenever we’re stuck for something to do. From lunches in Chinatown, to cycling practice in Regent’s park, via an hour (or several) in Hamley’s. Our children are so lucky to have this city available to explore. And yet more often than not we go to the usual places, the obvious sites, missing the many hidden jewels that London for kids has to offer. So this holiday we decided to explore some of the secrets of London for kids.
London for kids: Stratford
This week we visited The Discover Children’s Story Centrefollow, in Stratford, East London. Not so tricky to get to, especially now that Westfield’s and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Stadium are also on the map there. Not a full day out, but a really interesting couple of hours for children from 0-11. With the aim of kick-starting children’s imaginations, spurring on their love of writing and firing their imaginations, the centre is filled with the tactile, the auditory, the visual, and the sheer playfulness of creating a story.