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Greenwich - Worth a trip?

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milliways Wed 16-Feb-05 18:23:16

Thinking of taking kids to Greenwich. Heard about Cutty Sark etc. Is the Royal Observatory worth a look or other suggestions to see around there (DS is 9 - DD(14) may or may not come).
Thanks

Cristina7 Wed 16-Feb-05 18:28:15

I think the Observatory is worth visiting but check their website as I think they're having some works done (I could be completely wrong, though). If you could combine it with a trip on the DLR and then under the tunnel or a trip in the boat from central London, I think it would make the day even nicer.

ks Wed 16-Feb-05 18:29:35

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toomanypushchairs Wed 16-Feb-05 18:36:32

National Maritime museum in greenwich aswell. Its free to get in and they have what they call a 'hands on' gallery. My older 2 love it there, loads of things they can have a go at.They are 7 & 10yrs

milliways Wed 16-Feb-05 18:38:54

Thanks - hoping to go Friday.

NotQuiteCockney Wed 16-Feb-05 19:21:13

The National Maritime Museum is good, if your kids are into boats. I think all the non-exhibition things are free.

Also, I think there's a skating rink down there.

natts Sun 15-May-05 06:21:45

I love Greenwich I used to live there too. if you take a walk through the tunnel. and turn left on the other side a 2 minute walk brings you to mud shute farm. small but free and the kids love it.
Royal hill next to the park there used to be a little coffee shop called ondeans. she makes a mean home made cake, if she still there. There is also a fan museum on croomes hill [parallel to Royal hill]

SofiaAmes Sun 15-May-05 23:07:34

Royal observatory is great. And the tunnel under the thames is super for all ages.

EmilyD Tue 17-May-05 14:07:53

I remember visiting around this area when I was a nipper and it was great fun.

mummylonglegs Tue 17-May-05 14:28:59

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Fimbo Tue 17-May-05 14:32:43

HERE

mummylonglegs Tue 17-May-05 14:36:12

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Fimbo Tue 17-May-05 14:38:26

MML - I'm only a day tripper not a resident LOL !!!!!!

Fimbo Tue 17-May-05 14:39:24

Yes, it is right by the Cutty Sark, first time we visited I thought it was an entrance to toilets!!

natts Tue 17-May-05 16:10:24

i used to nanny for one of the families who lived in vanbrugh castle.odd inside as it was divided into four homes. it was acually quite small inside as the space was divided vertically.

mummylonglegs Tue 17-May-05 21:21:20

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natts Wed 18-May-05 01:02:26

yes but not imeadiately. please bare with me as it's been along time. but if you walk away from the exit you come out of you get to a main road. cross the road and walk left and a little way down on the right is another road that leads to the park.

natts Wed 18-May-05 01:04:32

scrape that i have never been goo with left and right, turn right and a little way down on the left is the farm. duh

mummylonglegs Wed 18-May-05 09:24:33

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Fimbo Wed 18-May-05 12:04:14

Hi MML, my dh walked under there last time with my fil and ds (whilst us ladies were shopping in the market)he says the farm is signposted when you get to the other side. HTH

Fimbo Wed 18-May-05 12:09:51

Hope this is the right link

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