3 London tips for kids

Swedish native Mia Zackrisson Nye lives in west London with her husband and two children, Freya 8, and Ethan, 4. Here are the family’s top tips for a magical (and varied) stay.

Photo: The Science Museum

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The Science Museum is a London mainstay and its latest addition, Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery, has added a new exciting facet to this mighty establishment. There are some 50 exhibits to explore across seven different zones. Freya is a big fan: “I love the scientific experiments, especially when I’m invited to get involved and try things out myself. There’s also a huge slide.” Entry to the Science Museum is free, but tickets to Wonderlab start at £8 for a day pass.

Wonderlab at the Science Museum

Exhibition Road, London

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Kingdom of toys

The V&A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green is a toy wonderland spread across four main galleries. It’s the largest institution of its kind in the world and temporary exhibitions are held regularly alongside the permanent collection.

Museum of Childhood

Cambridge Heath Road, London

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Scene on the green

The open air theater in Regent’s Park runs children’s plays through to September. “It’s a wonderful experience to watch the drama unfold in this ­beautiful green space,” says Mia.

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

Inner Circle, London

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