With the winter half-term just around the corner we have decided to come up with our list of favourite days out to suit any budget and for those who might need some last-minute inspiration to get the kids out and about.
Science Museum, London
Of all of London’s museums on offer, we adore the Science Museum for so many reason
As always, they've got some amazing bits on offer running through October including: Wonderlab: The Equinor Gallery; the Amazonia exhibit, and the Great Exhibition Road Festival.
Pre-booking is required, but entry is still free with donations welcome. We could, and we shall, lose ourselves for hours in the S.M during half-term.
For more information visit: sciencemuseum.org
Crisp Autumn days call for adventure outside and in our view, there’s not many better days our than Hever Castle in Kent.
If you have young kids, then a day exploring the house and grounds (including the maze) is a perfect way to make the most of the weather.
For those with older kids (14+) and feeling adventerous, Hever Castle is putting on its first ever Halloween Scream between 25 – 31 October. During the evening you will have access to two separate mazes, both of which sound equally terrifying (including one in the cellars!) . If that’s for you, book your advance tickets here and make sure to wrap up warm!
One of London’s (and the UK's) most peaceful and magical places is Kew Gardens. This Autumn they are putting on a fantastic tribute and exploration to the plants, art and culture of Japan.
We can’t wait to visit and in particular to see Kew’s tribute to the traditional Momijigari Trail (the Japanese tradition of Momijigari is to visit places that are brimming with red leaves in autumn).
Apart from the horticultural delights on offer, the Temperate House will be hosting displays and artistic installations all with Japanese links and origins, including shodō art.
This one is for us as we love the colour explosion and the bold and vibrant themes.
Entry to the Japanese displays is included within your entry ticket to Kew Gardens.
London Literature Festival
Followers and fans of Iggy’s Book Club, as well of our regular posts, will know that we are avid readers here at Iggy & Burt. For us, designer natural knitwear and a good book go hand-in-hand.
We have always tried to attend and get to the London Literature Festival for inspiration. Now in its 14th year and yet again at the iconic Southbank Centre, this is very much our ideal day out.
This year’s festival is focussing and reflecting on friendship. After the last 18 months or so of missing our friends, we can very much appreciate that.
Running between 21 – 31 October, the festival brings international authors, poets and speakers together. There are a range of events and activities on offer, including free speeches and workshops. The full itinerary on offer is here.