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Seven Things to do with Kids in Fulham

15 May 18
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Seven Things to do with Kids in Fulham

15 May 18

Family-friendly Fulham is packed with things to do, from pottery classes and soft play to storytelling and interactive learning at Fulham Palace. Whether you’re travelling with young children, toddlers or hard-to-please teenagers, these are some of the highlights to discover in the Fulham area.

Stretching out along a bend in the River Thames, Bishops Park is known by locals as one of the neighbourhood’s most attractive leafy streets, and the perfect place to spend a lazy afternoon with the family. Adults as well as kids will enjoy exploring its many gardens and enclaves, not to mention the feeling of sand between your toes at the riverside urban beach. And, once the world’s best sandcastle has been built, there’s also a skate bowl, basketball courts and playgrounds to keep little ones happy.

Just next door, you’ll find another of the area’s top draws: Fulham Palace. The home of the Bishop of London for almost ten centuries, this important building promises plenty of fascinating history. Instead of dragging little feet through the museum, however, 2–4-year-olds can join the group of ‘Palace Explorers’, fun one-hour sessions during which they can experience and learn about the palace through games, gardening, dressing up, arts and crafts, storytelling and more.

If your family is more interested in the beautiful game than beautiful architecture, a trip to Stamford Bridge should be top of your list. Football fans of any stripe will not be disappointed by the Chelsea FC Tour and Museum, which takes you behind the scenes of the world’s best football clubs, as well as giving aspiring players exclusive access to both the home and away dressing rooms, the press room, the players’ tunnel, pitchside and more.

 

For rainy-day rough and tumble without the mounds of dirty washing, Gambado Soft Play will keep little ones running around, climbing the walls and jumping into ball pits until winter’s over—with a cute tiger mascot for company! Alternatively, if you’re the kind of parent who secretly likes ‘kids’ activities just as much as they do, the Fulham Pottery Café is the place for you. Choose from a menu of British pottery, select your paints and sponges, take a seat alongside your little Michelangelo and let your creativity run wild.

Finding a child-friendly place to relax and have a bite to eat can be hard in the city. Luckily, Fulham has Cuckoo Hibou, a perfect combination of workshop, shop and café that, along with the delicious treats and childrenswear on offer, holds regular music, crafts, theatre and yoga sessions for kids—and their mums and dads.

Another of the best things to do in Fulham, Cupcake Family Club is just a few minutes from Parsons Green, and was created by a community of mums in the area as a way to support young families. It hosts a crèche and a family lounge, as well as a packed calendar of toddler and baby classes, including fitness for mum and baby and a range of 30-minute afternoon drop-off activities for 3–5-year-olds.

Feature images © Fulham Palace Trust; Nelli Ali; Fulham Pottery Café; Cookoo Hibou; sorts

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