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Visiting Greenwich? Top tips on places worth visiting from a Greenwich local…

Whether your coming from Richmond or Runcorn, Greenwich is a major tourism town that sees thousands of people paving its streets every year. This year has seen a rise in tourism again and with lockdown officially behind us all, the streets of Greenwich are starting to fill up. 

I originally published this post in August 2020 but have revised it again to keep it current with this year’s events. Spending a day trip visiting Greenwich during the summer holidays can be easy, cheap and very enjoyable for the whole family. Train companies usually offer GroupSave discounts when travelling during summer holidays if you’re coming from outside of London.

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The Greenwich Mummy Blog | family Things to Do this May Bank Holiday

Family things to do this May Bank Holiday weekend…

Yay! Another bank holiday!

Holy moly!
What to do with the kids though?! …don’t worry, I got you! ūüôā

Here’s a list of things to get up to this May Bank Holiday Weekend…

Friday

  1. Attend the Festival Launch hosted by GLYPT on Friday evening at 6pm

Saturday

  1. Book a family yoga class with yours truly (Manny Ngo Yoga) on Satuday at 1.30pm
  2. Go on an adventure with Malcolm and the Storydrivers
  3. Listen to author Joseph Coehlo read his latest book, Luna Loves Library Day at West Greenwich Library
  4. Listen to some free live music at The Tramshed Woolwich by Sounds of The World group

Sunday

  1. Check out circus act Project_Vee perform juggling tricks to excite and scare you at Greenwich Park
  2. Prefer to watch a show instead? Head down to The Tramshed Woolwich and watch Magical Moggie at 3pm which is suitable for all ages. Magical Moggie is a multi-sensory production suitable for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities, and their families
  3. Get out and about with this free Greenwich Walking Tour but be aware, it’s not your standard walking tour… discover hidden building signs, chiselled graffiti and more
  4. Treat the kids to an Okido make-and-do craft session in Dulwich at the Cooper Beach Cafe. The event starts at 11.45am
  5. Hear how the man in the moon comes to earth to dance the night away after having watched people on earth dancing at the Museum of London

Monday

  1. Enjoy special stories of life in Woolwich with writer in residence, Louise Page throughout the day, from 10am until 4pm.¬†These local stories will then be developed into ‚ÄėA Soap from Woolwich‚Äô
  2. Hop along to Bright Emporium on Monday evening at 7pm if you fancy a fun filled hour of adventure. Cat & Hutch are a duo combining storytelling with drama games
  3. Head down to the Museum of London for a free screening of Early Man and learn to accessorize like a cave man at the free craft activity session
  4. Or head over to the Museum of London Docklands and learn about ancient Roman perfumes and make your own fragrance with the kids to take home
  5. Join in the interactive Transbook exhibition down at Discover Children’s Story Centre in Stratford; “we set new rules for the reader, rules that let the reader play, take action, feel a story and dive into it.”

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Wishing you all a fabulous bank holiday weekend and happy half-term holidays!

The Greenwich Mummy | Monday Morning Catch Up

Monday Morning Catch Up #7

I know this was supposed to be a morning post so please accept my apologies that it’s been a bit late as I’ve been having trouble with uploading photos from my iPhone to the PC. So last week was pretty good and the weekend was a lovely chilled out one.

On Friday, 1st May we had my nephew Lils around and LO had a great time playing with him. We didn’t go out but I did take them out for a bit of fresh air which was nice for all of us. From Wednesday to Friday I have just been baking like¬†crazy making all sorts of different cupcakes with different flavours; vanilla, caramel, dark chocolate, and matcha green tea. It was so therapeutic and eating them all was even more heavenly! ūüôā

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There’s something really therapeutic about baking

Saturday

On Saturday, Lils had left us earlier in the afternoon so I took LO with me to have a good catch up with an old¬†workmate¬†over a soya matcha latte. Yum. Then LO’s daddy and I thought about taking him¬†to the funfair and thought why not do it that evening as we already had plans for Sunday. ¬†When we got there, we only had 30 mins of rides but that was enough for us. It was ¬£7.99 per person to get in (including LO) so that was ¬£24 for the three of us and to be honest, that’s a lot for just 30 mins of rides.

We took LO onto the cars and on to the hot air balloons (similar to the teacup ride but it also goes up and down in the air) and that was it as it was cold and LO didn’t seem to sure about all of the other rides which seemed to big for his age. We left about 15 minutes after as there wasn’t much for us to do with LO – a bit disappointing after we had paid a lot to get in however I’m sure¬†it would’ve probably been much more enjoyable and fun if we had gone when the weather was warmer,¬†and not in the evening.

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This was LO’s favourite ride

Sunday

Today was one of my best friend’s birthday so I thought why not pay her a visit as it’s one of the days that she had free in her busy schedule. She is a pastry chef and always baking away for her clients so I thought why not buy her a beautiful cake as a present this year. I knew she¬†loved¬†the Chinese/Vietnamese celebration cakes from when she tried it at LO’s 1st birthday so I ordered one for her. I get the Chinese cake from a bakery in Canning Town, London from a company called City Cakes Ltd. I ordered the smallest square size (you can choose from square-, circle-, or heart-shaped) which was 8 inches and cost me a decent ¬£28.00. This cake should give out about 10 servings – probably more if you hand out smaller slices but I am sure people would want seconds as it’s so light and fluffy and simply delicious.

The Greenwich Mummy | Monday Morning Catch Up

Things To Do With The Family This Bank Holiday Weekend

We have a long weekend ahead of us with it being bank holiday Monday and all (the next bank holiday is 25th May – woop woop!) which means we have more time to go out and relax with family and friends.

Luckily for me, work doesn’t open on bank holidays so I get more time with LO – yay! ūüôā So, I’ve taken a look at a few things that are available for the whole family over the next few days so make sure you go and check them out!


Saturday 2nd May

V&A’s Museum of Childhood

Event: Romp & Roll
Time: 11:00-11:45AM / Price: £3 per child with parent/carer

Led by Adrenalindance, this fun class is for toddlers aged 2-5 to have a fun boogie to start the day. All you need to do is just turn up and sign up on the day. After the dance session, you can visit the rest of the museum with the kids to make a proper day out of the museum trip.


New Cross & Deptford’s Free Film Festival

Event: Frozen Sing-a-long
Time: 2:00PM / Price: FREE

Take advantage of our local film festival which is completely free! Saturday’s show is Frozen’s Sing Along movie held at the¬†Deptford Lounge at 2:00PM. It’s free; arrive for 1:30pm as that’s the time the doors are open so you can get a good spot as there’s only 150 spaces. Every child loves Frozen so I am sure this free event is going to be very busy – make sure you arrive in good time so you don’t miss out on anything. Even though the event is free, you can actually book in advance.


Sunday 3rd May

Science Museum

Event: Up Up and Away
Time: 11:00AM / Price: FREE

Join the Science Museum on a high-flying adventure through the clouds with their super-fun and interactive storytelling that’s suitable for all toddlers and kids under 7 years old.


Uderbelly at Southbank Centre

Event: Comedy Club 4 Kids
Time: 2:30PM / Price: £8-15 (family tickets available)

Fancy a good belly-aching this bank holiday weekend? Why not treat the kids to a good laugh at the Uderbelly festival this Sunday! It’s a comedy show that’s aimed at children aged 6+ filled with grown-up style comedy without any swearing or rude bits (perfect!) You’ll also find many other things you can do whilst at the Uderbelly festival so it would make a great day out for the whole family. The line-up of acts include¬†MC Luke Toulson, Keith Farnan, Noise Next Door and no two gigs are ever performed the same.


Monday 4th May

Science Museum

Event: Bubbles, Bubbles, Bubbles
Time: 1:30PM, 2:30PM, 3:30PM / Price: FREE

Does your little one love bubbles? If the answer is yes, then this is an event not to be missed! This wonderful, interactive show features bubbles of all sizes from big to small going in all sorts of directions and there’s even a chance to step inside their famous human bubble. Bubble-tastic!


Little Venice, London W2

Event: Canalway Cavalcade 2015
Time: 10:00AM to 5:00PM / Price: FREE

A fantastic whole day even that celebrates the wonderful canal boats of Little Venice, London. The¬†Canalway Cavalcade is a distinctive waterways boaters’ gathering that has been taking place at Little Venice since 1983. The event actually starts on Saturday 2nd May and ends on Monday 4th May.¬†Expect to see boat races, Morris dancing, pop-up food stalls with delicious food and drinks. It’s an event not to be missed!


Ongoing Events In/Around Greenwich:

Woolwich Common Fun Fair
When: Now until 16th May
Time: Weekdays 1:00PM to 5:00pm, Weekends 5:00PM to 9:00PM
Price: One-off admission fee of £7.99 per adult or child

Everybody loves a good day at the fun fair so why not take the kids out to the fun fair at Woolwich Common for a bit of fun and adventure. I’m not too sure how they are pricing their tickets.¬†It’s a fixed admission fee like how theme parks charge¬†and you’ll be given a wristband upon entry.

All the rides are free inside but you’ll still need cash for food or them prize-winning games. Make sure you get there early so you can really take advantage of the admission fee (opening time to closing time is 4hrs).


You can also check out the Time Out website for more things to do this bank holiday weekend. Have a great weekend everyone!

Manny | The Greenwich Mummy Signature