The Museum of London Docklands’ Toddler takeover

If you’re looking for a fun, creative weekend with your family, head to the Museum of London Docklands on 20 & 21 May for their Toddler takeover family festival. Jungle sensory, storytelling and crafts, The Tiger Who Came to Tea picnic and more – and entry is FREE…

Weekends with young children can be tiring – keeping them happy and entertained requires imagination (and a full purse). But the Museum of London Docklands have planned an epic weekend of toddler activities, to give you the weekend off – and it needn’t cost you a penny.

The Museum of London Docklands’ Toddler takeover

Over the weekend 20 & 21 May, there will be a range of craft and storytelling activities to enjoy for free at the Museum of London Docklands.

You can enter a jungle sensory space inspired by the animals that used to arrive on the docks and be sold to zoos and circuses. And then learn about the sugar and spices that were once stored in the museum when it was a working warehouse – and recreate the food sailors would have eaten as they travelled the world.

There will also be the chance for families to gather outside on the quayside for a storytelling picnic with tales such as The Tiger Who Came to Tea.

The Museum of London Docklands family festivals are always created in collaboration with local organisations and for this Toddler takeover festival, they are working with Morningside Children’s Centre to develop a story inspired by the docks, which will be told at the festival.

This free family festival is a celebration of children’s contributions to museums and is part of the Takeover Day project coordinated by the charity Kids in Museums.

Toddler takeover
Sat 20 & Sun 21 May
10.30am – 4pm
Free family festival

Find out more here.

This content was written in partnership with The Museum of London Docklands