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Family Fun at the V&A Museum of Childhood

The V&A Museum of Childhood

Special activities for kids available during Term Time and May Half Term

Best Bits

Home to the national collection of childhood-related objects, the V&A Museum of Childhood is an informative and fun journey down memory lane. There's lots of free fun things to do for all ages, from exhibitions and displays to activities for children, with fascinating and fun exhibitions that bring aspects of childhood to life.

The Museum also runs free activities every day including arts and crafts, storytelling and play sessions.

Monday – Friday

2pm - Animal Magic

  • Join interactive storytelling inspired by well-loved animal tales.
  • 18 months – 5 years

2:30pm – 4pm - Arts & Crafts

  • Get creative with drop-in sessions, and make a piece of art inspired by the Museum’s collection to take home.


10.45-11.30 & 12.00-12.45 - Open Play (FREE, booking essential) 

  • Touch, move and explore – an open-ended play session in a bespoke environment created by artist Albert Potrony.
  • Book a session from Open Play: babies (10.45-11.30, 6 months to pre-walking), or Open Play: toddlers (12.00-12.45, walking – 4 years).
  • 6 months – 4 years

2pm – 4pm - Arts & Crafts


10:30am - Animal Magic

11.30-12.45pm - Play at the Museum

  • Come and have a go at toys you can find on display at these themed sessions highlighting areas of the Collection.

2pm - Telling Tales

  • Listen to storytelling featuring popular children’s tales.
  • Children can help tell the story in this interactive session

2:40pm – 4pm - Arts & Crafts

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Dates and Prices


  • The Playing with Buildings exhibition runs until March 2020

Price Information: 

  • All activities are FREE, drop-in, for all ages unless otherwise stated.
  • Open Play, FREE, booking essential – click here for more
Need to Know
  • Open 10am - 5.45pm daily
  • Some of the Workshops may incur a small charge please see the "Best Bits" for more information
Plan your Visit

What makes The V&A Museum of Childhood family friendly

Baby Changing
Baby Changing
Disabled Parking
Disabled Parking

Address and Contact Info

The V&A Museum of Childhood
V&A Museum of Childhood
Cambridge Heath Road
E2 9PA

Nearest Station: Bethnal Green London Underground Station
Nearest Park: Bethnal Green Gardens