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messageAny recommendations for child-friendly activites on Friday?
Posted by tracymcdavis August 21, 08:13PM

Help needed please!

My sister and her two children are visiting from out of town for the weekend - I don't have children and so I'm not very with it on great activities out locally.
I'm looking for something to do with them on Friday, preferably locally as we are going into town Sat and Sun. They are aged 10 and 11 - one girl and one boy. We are in Peckham - but Camberwell, Dulwich even out to Brixton all good! Doesn't need to be free.

We already have the crazy golf at the Horniman booked for Saturday morning.
This time last year we did a chocolate bar making workshop at the museum of Chocolate in Brixton - which I am still earning good Auntie-points for :-)
Thanks in advance
Tracy

messageRe: Any recommendations for child-friendly activites on Friday?
Posted by peckman August 22, 08:57AM

My sisters kids loved hms Belfast at london bridge . I it's as local as Brixton I suppose . Difficult age to pitch things to though . Too young for some things and two old for others ! Always found the most exciting things for visitors is going out in that there london

messageRe: Any recommendations for child-friendly activites on Friday?
Posted by tracymcdavis August 22, 09:31AM

Thanks! Funnily enough somebody suggested a treasure hunt that includes HMS Belfast so I think that might work.

You re so right - it seems a funny age- it was so much easier when they were 5 and a trip to Peckham Rye was amazing smiling smiley

messageRe: Any recommendations for child-friendly activites on Friday?
Posted by diable rouge August 22, 09:47AM

The ceramic painting place at the end of the Goose Green parade of shops might be worth investigating...

messageRe: Any recommendations for child-friendly activites on Friday?
Posted by peckman August 22, 11:05AM

My suggestion is make the most of london .. go to hms belfast then get a clipper to Greenwich (.. get on the back of the boat) then mess around in greenwich for a bit then two buses home x I used to be the coolest uncle.. now they are 18 and 15 they think I'm a bit dull so make the most of it

messageRe: Any recommendations for child-friendly activites on Friday?
Posted by johnie August 22, 11:29AM

Southwark residents can get into Tower Bridge for one quid.

[www.towerbridge.org.uk] and you can get the kids in free.

messageRe: Any recommendations for child-friendly activites on Friday?
Posted by diable rouge August 22, 11:34AM

peckman Wrote:
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> I used to be the coolest uncle.. now they are 18 and 15
> they think I'm a bit dull so make the most of it

I feel your pain...smiling smiley

messageRe: Any recommendations for child-friendly activites on Friday?
Posted by peckman August 22, 01:07PM

I am probably a bit dull .. ;)

messageRe: Any recommendations for child-friendly activites on Friday?
Posted by fishbiscuits August 22, 05:19PM

10-11 is tricky... especially if you really want to stay local! Recumbent bikes in Dulwich park? Cinema? Pedalos in Crystal Palace? The swimming pool in Deptford is good for kids, they have wave machine and water slides. Or maybe the Brockwell Lido (but might be rammed this wknd). Go-karts in Bermondsey?

If willing to go further afield (or maybe for another time), check out Clip n Climb.

messageRe: Any recommendations for child-friendly activites on Friday?
Posted by snoopy17 August 23, 12:16PM

Adventure playground in dog kennel hill is great.

messageRe: Any recommendations for child-friendly activites on Friday?
Posted by tracymcdavis August 24, 11:11AM

Thanks everyone - lots of great suggestions. We ended up getting a treasure train around southwark - although we slightly curtailed it due to the heat.


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