London lifestyle & travels with kids and babies
Welcome to November edition of Cultured Kids, we are counting down the days to the end of London second lockdown, hopefully December the 2nd! What have we been up to in the last month? Thanks a million to National Trust who kept their gardens open this time around and helped us hugely to keep mentally sane. A couple of trips to Ham House, including a superb late October Saturday with sunshine and hordes of ladybirds, walks by the river and the woods.
One Sunday we ventured to Hughenden Manor sitting pretty between unspoilt Chiltern valleys, ancient woods, rolling hills and autumn foliage. We also went back to Cliveden House, with its vast gardens filled with wonderful topiaries, woods and more river walks, easy to distance whilst soaking culture and nature. And to anyone who has questions why we don’t stick locally at the weekends, Holland Park is simply not feasible for distancing and especially at playgrounds there are hundreds of kids playing happily but literally next to each others.
October half term feels such a long time ago but we raved about Petit Pierrot holiday camp, one immersive way to dream about Paris, Provence and all our fabulous French holidays. They are running their Zoom classes as usual plus looking forward to getting kids back for December holidays, check them out for fun educational breaks.
We loved reading all the articles linked on October #CulturedKids and our favourites have been Live from your living room: A guide to digital theatre for families from The Family Stage and A 10 Day Road Trip Itinerary to Explore Norway in Summer from Oregon Girl around The World. Many congrats!
How is the second lockdown treating you and what are your plans for December? We are so looking forward getting back our museums and galleries, distanced concerts and Christmas cultured celebrations, who knows perhaps even some travel!
You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
We shut our playgrounds in lockdown – they all got taped up (Swings were literally stuck to the poles etc). It looked like some bizarre crime scene. Looks like you got some lovely walks in tho – with very magnificent buildings in the background too! Fingers crossed for the 2nd. Take care.
Likewise in London first lockdown, now on the 2nd the reasoning has been refined so schools kept open and most playground, we are all very grateful ! Fingers crossed indeed Lydia for the 2nd, hoping November & December treats you guys well!