The Museum of London Docklands has a lot for children and my favorite area is Mudlarks. This is an informative and interactive play area for the under 12s, with a soft play section for under 5s. Everything is themed around life in the London docks so the big kids can weigh cargo or load a tea clipper while the small kids get to crawl around with large foam bananas and a London bus, plus they can pretend to drive a DLR train.Mudlarks Opening Hours:
You need to get an 'invitation' from the front desk to enter Mudlarks but there is no extra charge and you can go back as many times as the kids want to throughout your visit. To stop overcrowding your time in Mudlarks may be subject to time restrictions.
Kid's Activity Packs
Kid's Activity Packs are available for free on the third floor. These are small backpacks full of activities for different age groups. These are free to use and there are usually plenty available but they are offered on a first come, first served basis.
Every Saturday and school holiday the Museum holds free family events, many of which link into themes studied at school so you can learn about London's history together. Check the Events page of the Museum of London Docklands website to see what's going on when you want to visit.