Baby-friendly London

Desperate to get out of the house but don’t want to walk aimlessly around the shops, and not in the mood to try one of these fun classes and activities? Here are a few ideas that’ll get you out and about 🙂

If you’re reading this and it’s still December, lucky you! There are so many fun Christmas markets on, just check your local borough / neighbourhood websites and magazines. Or go along to a larger, more permanent one like the annual market on Southbank in London. 

There’s lots more baby-friendly Christmassy activities too, like taking the buggy / pram or sling around the lights at Kew Gardens. There’s lots for the little ones to look at plus you can keep your hands warm with a mulled wine too 🙂

Seasonal fun aside, museums and galleries are always (or at least usually) buggy friendly, so you can get a bit of culture and adult time in while keeping the little one entertained. For example the Olafur Eliasson exhibition at the Tate was mesmerising for the baby, and fun for me too!

And if you’re heading into that part of town, why not plan a visit to the London Aquarium? Babies will love looking at all the fish, no matter what age they are. If you’re on maternity leave then take advantage of your weekday freedom as the weekends it is crazy busy!

When they’re relatively little they won’t mind being confined to the buggy and pushed around a museum like the Natural History Museum (even better once they’re able to run around) – they even had a family friendly cinema during the summer months…

or for that in-between age, the Science Museum offers lots of fiddly things for big babies to fidget with, and space for them to crawl around too.

Baby-friendly cinema could also be a good option, and many cinemas like The Electric offer films that you can bring your baby along to.

Or for babies on the move, try a soft play like Gambado or Purple Dragon – see some of our soft play adventures here.