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Cultured Kids #26

Welcome to another edition of Cultured Kids, co-hosted with fabulous Catherine’s Cultural Wednesdays. Now that the summer break has started, it’s time to get cultured with the kids in the UK and beyond before we hang up our hats for the holidays (Cultured Kids will be back in September).

Horniman Museum, Frederick Horniman, Quirky Museums London, World Gallery, anthropology museum London, natural history

Head over to the Horniman Gallery’s newly-opened World Gallery. And whilst you’re there, the 16-acre gardens are perfect for summer picnics.

London is set to go for the summer with plenty of fun outings for younger kids and teens. Highlights include the opening of the World Gallery at the Horniman Museum,  and July 21 is the day when the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace re-open for the summer season. Head over to the Waterloo Vaults for an immersive musical concert of Disney’s Fantasia, or see Patrick Ness’s magical novel, A Monster Calls,  brought to life at the Old Vic Theatre.

Shakespeare's Globe Storytelling, Kids London, Cultured Kids

Shakespeare’s Telling Tales  at the Globe this July. Photo by Cesare de Giglio

And as if Othello opening at Shakespeare’s Globe on the 20 July wasn’t enough, kids have rescued elephants, pirate queens and a host of Shakespearean characters celebrating the joy of storytelling from the 27 to 29 July. Highlights include a new adaptation of Michael Morpugo’s An Elephant in the Garden, performed in the candlelit Sam Wanamker Playhouse, and a gang of Roald Dahl characters taking over the theatre on Saturday. The weekend also includes workshops and a Bottom’s Book Market, a magical reading forest beneath The Globe where storytellers read extracts from some of their favourite stories.

Have a peachy summer, and see you in a few weeks!


The favourite posts from our previous hosts Ioana at ZenBaby Travel and Megan at Truly Madly Kids were:

A Perfect Day in Gyeongju with Children by World for a Girl: this South Korean town outshines Seoul.

11 Unmissable Experiences in Paris by The Curious Pixie. Sima takes us on a charming jaunt around the City of Lights with her kids.

5 Days in New York with Teens by Map and Family. It’s the city that never sleeps and it looks like the family didn’t either on this very busy tour!


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