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Any suggestions where to take ds in London today???

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Blossomhill Mon 06-Jun-05 09:24:37

Ds is 7 and a half and originally was going to take him to the london dungeons. I really don't think that's wise as he'll have nightmares forever.
Does anyone have any other suggestions please for places to take him. I can't think of anywhere.
Big thank you

NotQuiteCockney Mon 06-Jun-05 09:41:44

Natural History Museum? Science Museum? They have lots going on for kids. The Tate Modern is good fun, really lovely architecture. Oh, the London Transport Museum is meant to be good, too - in Covent Garden.

My eldest is only 3.5, but these are the ones that come to mind first.

Lonelymum Mon 06-Jun-05 09:51:11

Definitely not the London Dungeons - far too scary for such a young child IMO. Does he like ships? What about HMS Belfast? Or the Aquarium next to the London eye is excellent.

gossifer Mon 06-Jun-05 09:52:29

i agree, the aquarium is wonderful - or what about one of the city farms?????

Hausfrau Mon 06-Jun-05 09:53:19

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starlover Mon 06-Jun-05 09:53:47

natural history museum is good.
as is british museum... lots of egyptian mummies to see there!

dot1 Mon 06-Jun-05 09:54:19

London Eye!

maddiemo Mon 06-Jun-05 09:56:09

We have done the aquarium, good but only a few hours worth of fish. My kids like riding on the DLR. I think one of the city farms is near Mudchute station.

KBear Mon 06-Jun-05 09:58:53

Friends of mine went on the Duck Tour yesterday and said it was "FANTASTIC". Might have to book though not sure. In case you don't know it's an amphibious vehicle that takes you on a tour of the sights then plunges into the Thames somewhere along the way and you get a riverboat tour as well. Friend said the guide was very funny and added lots of laughter to the tour.

Puff Mon 06-Jun-05 09:59:47

Has he been on The London Eye - you could go on that and then The London Aquarium is a few yards away, plus - has he been up close to Big Ben - that's just round thr corner.

Otherwise, Science Museum is good - stuff specifically for children (fun, interactive) is in the basement (plus on bit on ground) of the Wellcome Wing.

If you go, get a free map of the place and look for the sections that have a little hand next to them - they are for kids. The best bit for his age I think is The Launch Pad.

Natural History Museum is next to the science museum - if you went to both on the same day, I'd just hit the dinosaur section in the Nat History - not missing the T Rex!

HTH

Puff Mon 06-Jun-05 10:01:15

The Museums would be the cheaper day out btw, so I've suggested 2 options depending on your budget.

Lonelymum Mon 06-Jun-05 10:01:29

And the Blue Whale!! Always remember that from my earliest days!

Hausfrau Mon 06-Jun-05 10:07:40

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