Festive activities at the London Transport Museum

Kensington Mums attended the press event at the London Transport museum for their Saturday morning festive family morning with Santa. Monica and her two girls, with another Kensington Mum and her three kids joined in. To know more about whats on this Christmas, check out our Christmas scoop here. 

We went there by underground from Hammersmith to Covent Garden. The journey is easy and Covent Garden station offers step free access and lift to the main exit – (thank you TFL for thinking about mummies with buggies!).

The highlights of the morning included:

  • A meet and greet with Santa 
  • Craft session while making our own Christmas decorations and candle holders
  • A chance to browse the gifts the London Transport Museum Shop has on offer this Christmas – there’s a huge variety, perfect for both little (and big!) kids- read on for more!
  • Christmas story-time for little ones.

At our arrival we parked our buggies and left our coats in the cloackroom while the super nice staff led us to Santa’s Secret Hideaway – a cosy place full of toys and books from Santa’s workshop. There, we all enjoyed Christmas crafts where we transformed patterned paper into tree decorations. Our three years older also enjoyed story telling, and singing sessions.
The highlight of the morning was meeting Santa and taking a selfie on board on one of the oldest buses at the museum!
We finished up our family festive session with a stop at the cafe where we were offered a free hot chocolate and warm nutella, marshmallows waffle –  which were delicious! Kids were very happy and even received a nice goody bag from the London Transport Museum. Thank you!

 

After the session we were free to visit the museum with its more than 80 full sized vehicles to climb aboard the London buses. London Transport Museum encourages people to engage with the past, present and future of London’s transport, there is lots of interactive exhibits to learn about the history of London’s famous transport network. From the first underground train and the evolution of the famous double decker London bus.
 
The museum focuses on the history of transport and culture from 1800 onwards and looks at how the transport system helped the growth of the modern capital. 

What Kensington Mums loves:

  • The museum has lifts and ramps, which are handy for when you’re pushing around a buggy.
  • The cloakroom was also great which meant we didn’t have to hold anything around
  • There is a play area designed for children up to 7 where everyone can climb on and off mini vehicles, pretend they are the bus drivers. This was great to keep little ones entertained. 
  • Lots of activities and hands on workshops for kids to enjoy and do
  • The museum has a baby changing facility, a baby feeding room and a picnic area as well
  • The cafe has got plenty of highchairs for younger children.
  • This is a great rainy day place to go. It will entertain children for a good couple of hours.
  • Cost: children go free, but adult pay for a mid-priced ticket. The good news is the ticket is valid a year!
  • 5 stars rating place to go with kids!!!

Finally, the London Transport Museum has a well stocked gift shop is worth getting a souvenir from to remember your day.