The Museum of Childhood
CLB finally made it to the Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green and what a fantastic afternoon we all had. Set over three floors, this huge open-plan building holds a vast selection of antique toys, accessories and clothing alongside changing exhibitions (the current is the brilliant Food Glorious Food; a look back to how food is incorporated into childhood, on until April 25). But to top it all off there's an excellent cafe and shop, both located handily on the ground floor. Evie loved looking at the old dolls houses and stopping at the numerous play stations (there's also a very popular sandpit on the second floor). But mummy and daddy genuinely enjoyed it too - so much nostalgia. My heart fluttered with joy when I spotted the 1980s Care Bear collection. Brilliant all round.
V&A Museum of Childhood, Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 9PA (020 8983 5200/www.vam.ac.uk/moc) Bethnal Green tube. Open 10am-5.45pm everyday. Admission is free.