But the good thing about South Kensington is that there are three major museums to choose from. We walked past the Science Museum, which is somewhere I've enjoyed on other days, but the volume was simply headache-inducing with all the excited youngsters so we went to the V&A.
I love the V&A so it's not that I think this is the worst choice in the area, it's just that I'd always thought of the V&A as more mature and less about the kids. But we went in and found the Sackler Centre desk and asked what they thought we should do in the museum. This is where I discovered how wrong I had been as we were offered a place in a Digital Kid's Workshop, a craft session or a Gallery Backpack to borrow and take to the galleries. And all of this was offered for free! I think if the people waiting in line outside the Natural History Museum with sad, wet children knew they could have walked straight into the V&A and be offered all of these activities they wouldn't have bothered joining the line in the first place.
We stayed for the rest of the day and tried all that was on offer. I went to galleries I never normally visit and discovered more about the exhibits by learning together with my daughter. Now she's asking when we can go back and I'm hoping it'll be very soon as I'd love to see the newly curated Fashion Galleries. Find out more about what's on offer for families at the V&A (official site) London Travel Blog