Out & About | London for Babies

We thought we’d start a new series of posts dedicated to specific age groups and what there is for them to see and do in London. We are starting with babies 0-18months and for even more ideas have a read of our previous post for newborns here.
Please let us know in the comments of anywhere we can add to this list!


London Baby Swim 


They offer swimming lessons for babies aged 6 weeks to 4 years old. The classes last 30 minutes and take place once a week in blocks of ten weeks per term with a max of 8 babies and parents per class.
The water temperature in all their pools is a constant 33°C perfect for newborn babies and water chlorine levels are very low with computerised water sanitation systems including UV.
The clean changing facilities are designed specifically for babies which will make your life much easier after class when you have to get both you and baby dry and dressed.

Army Museum Soft Play 


A large, safe and clean soft play area for 0-8year olds. They have a small baby only area within the large soft play area and a great cafe in the museum (not within the soft play space).
Open 7 days a week.

Babies under 1 are free as are adults. Children over one cost £4.75. However be aware that they only offer 5 free baby spaces for each session so if possible try and book online in advance.

Session 1: 9.40am – 10.40am
Session 2: 11am – 12pm
Session 3: 12.20pm – 1.20pm
Session 4: 1.40pm – 2.40pm
Session 5: 3pm – 4pm
Session 6: 4.20pm – 5.20pm

Battersea Children’s Zoo


Watch the otters being fed and then run down the tunnel and pop out the bubble window into the middle of the meerkat enclosure. With monkeys, donkeys, emus and many many more animals to see and a fantastic playground complete with a real fire engine children can climb inside and a large sandpit. There is a small cafe within the zoo and plenty of picnic tables if you want to bring a picnic.

Open 7 days a week. Children under two go free, children over two cost £7.50 and adults cost £9.50.

Wigmore Hall 


Wigmore Hall offer informal concerts for parents and babies up to one year called ‘For Crying Out Loud’
They also offer music making workshops for different aged babies and children.
Well worth looking at their website to see whats coming up in the next month or two.



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Army museum photo: mumsdotravel.com
Wigmore Hall photo: timeout.com


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