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London Dungeon
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OK Mums, before you take your kids to the London Dungeon, you must ask yourself one crucial question: Do they like being scared? If the answer is yes well then this is the place for you because you won’t just be scared, you will be jumpy, you’ll be surprised, you’ll be petrified all in one attraction or at least I was.

The dungeons are now on the South Bank right next door to the London Eye so they’re a super easy walk from Waterloo Tube. Talking of walks, the whole attraction is a walk through experience. There’s a team of about twenty actors who take on the roles of various different London villains through the ages. So people like Jack the Ripper to Sweeney Todd. My personal favourite was Mrs Lovett with her human pies. But they are all brilliant and they will scare you a lot.

There are a couple of cool rides as well that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Don’t take luggage, there’s nowhere to put it. 

Also go to the loo before you go, I didn’t see many on route and you don’t want a full bladder with all those surprises!

Book online and you’ll get thirty percent off and it’s really worth doing so adults instead of paying £25 you’ll pay £17. For children, instead of paying £19, you’ll pay £15. 

Creepy, damp, cold and smelly, the London Dungeon is absolutely everything it should be. Just make sure you’re feeling brave and you aren’t afraid of the dark. 

So I give the London Dungeon a massive mum rating of 9! 

OK Mums, before you take your kids to the London Dungeon, you must ask yourself one crucial question: Do they like being scared? If the answer is yes well then this is the place for you because you won’t just be scared, you will be jumpy, you’ll be surprised, you’ll be petrified all in one attraction or at least I was.

The dungeons are now on the South Bank right next door to the London Eye so they’re a super easy walk from Waterloo Tube. Talking of walks, the whole attraction is a walk through experience. There’s a team of about twenty actors who take on the roles of various different London villains through the ages. So people like Jack the Ripper to Sweeney Todd. My personal favourite was Mrs Lovett with her human pies. But they are all brilliant and they will scare you a lot.

There are a couple of cool rides as well that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Don’t take luggage, there’s nowhere to put it. 

Also go to the loo before you go, I didn’t see many on route and you don’t want a full bladder with all those surprises!

Book online and you’ll get thirty percent off and it’s really worth doing so adults instead of paying £25 you’ll pay £17. For children, instead of paying £19, you’ll pay £15. 

Creepy, damp, cold and smelly, the London Dungeon is absolutely everything it should be. Just make sure you’re feeling brave and you aren’t afraid of the dark. 

So I give the London Dungeon a massive mum rating of 9! 

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Harry Potter Studio Tour: Mum Report
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Right mums and dads if you have a child who loves Harry Potter then you have got to take them to the Harry Potter experience. It is as it should be absolutely magical. Whilst it is 20 miles outside of London there are loads of transport links including a shuttle bus from Watford Junction so it really is worth the effort. Oh and there’s a massive car park too if you want to drive. Your trip starts with a walk into the Great Hall where everything is set up for a banquet which even if you haven’t seen the movies is a pretty incredible place. You can then move on and have a look at the wigs worn by the real Dumbledore and real Malfoy and the real Snape. You can take a peak inside the Leaky Caldron and have a look at the Gryffindor boys’ dormitory. And find out why it’s built in the round. You can meet some of the animals who worked in the film, you can see how the special effects work. You can even have a ride on a broom. One of the highlights for the children I went with was to have a proper magic lesson with a real wand. And then you get to stop off for a butter beer when you’re really exhausted. It really is a brilliant day out. My tip to you is even if you know the movies inside out, you should invest in a digital guide. They start from £4.95 and they’re really worth it as they give you extra details that you probably never knew before. The whole thing will take you about two hours but you could spend all day there if you really wanted to. Tickets are quite pricey. It’s £30 for an adult, £23 for a child but the under 4s do go free. I personally think it’s worth the money for a very special treat. For all round magicly wizardiness of the Harry Potter experience I give it a massive mum rating of nine and three quarters.

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Story Stock
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Now let me tell you about Story Stock. Story Stock is a storytelling festival which takes place in various different cool locations across London. It is a great way to introduce your kids to theatre to books to storytelling in general everything wordy. The day I went with my kids, there were storytelling sessions in teepees, dressing up, music and drama workshops, quizzes all sorts of things that really get the children engaged. This is what one little boy thought of the storytelling session. Little boy – I thought it was good Tiff – Can you remember what the story was about? LB- A dragon and a person, but the dragon was nice. Tiff- Good what was your best bit? LB – the dragon being nice to the person. To find out when and where the Story Stock events take place just go to their website which is storystock.co.uk. The brilliant thing is, if your kids are over four you can leave them unaccompanied in the workshop and pop off for a coffee and a catch up with a friend as long as you stay on the site, there’s normally a great cafe there. Story Stock is a great idea, not only is it educational it is also really fun too so I give it a good mum rating of eight!

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If you’re coming to London, one place you cannot miss is the London Eye. Just take a look at that! It really is spectacular. Your only excuse for not coming here is if you’re afraid of heights and event then I would urge you to give it a go.

But it is very very popular so the queues are always long here. A way to get round the queues is to prebook your tickets. You can do that online on various different websites or you can also go to tourist information centres or places that sell bus tickets often sell London Eye tickets as well.

The great thing about the London Eye is that you get a bird’s eye view of London. You can see across the whole city. It really is spectacular.

My advice would be try and come before eleven in the morning or after three thirty in the afternoon. Because the queues tend to be less but do try and come on a clear day if you can.

If you get to the London Eye and it is raining. One thing you can do is go next door to eh experience. There’s two movies. One about the construction of the London Eye and the other is through the eyes of a little girl who goes on the London eye in all the different seasons including New Years Eve when the London Eye is famously lit up by a glorious fireworks display. It’s really worth going to and yin get to wear glasses as well.

So there you have it. If you’re coming to London, the eye is an absolute must-have. On a sunny day I’d give this place a ten out of ten but as it’s so weather dependent I think I’m going to have to give it a mum rating of seven, actually make that an eight.

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