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All-weather fun at the Horniman Museum and Gardens

All-weather fun at the Horniman Museum and Gardens

How much is it? Free to enter, with paid tickets for the Aquarium, Butterfly House, and special exhibitions.

What age is it suitable for? Any

Where is it? Between Forest Hill and Dulwich

It can be difficult to plan activities in spring - one minute it's over 10°C and the next it's snowing. The Horniman Museum and Gardens have some great indoor and outdoor activities so you can still have fun, whatever the weather.

Entrance to the museum and gardens is free, and you can spend time exploring some the Animal Walk, World Gallery,  Natural History Gallery (with a very fetching stuffed walrus), the Nature Trail, Music Gallery, and children's favourite, the Nature Base, where your little one can get up close to a variety of animals and learn about their calls and sounds.

If that isn't quite enough, you can all learn about the lifecycle of jellyfish at the Aquarium (£5 for adults, £2.50 for children) or traverse a butterfly habitat at the Butterfly House (£7 for adults and children).

There are baby-changing and buggy-parking facilities available, as well as a breastfeeding room just off Gallery Square if you'd like some additional privacy. You're even welcome to bring your own food to eat out in the gardens or at The Dutch Barn if it's not quite warm enough to be outside.

It's definitely worth planning a few visits so that you can enjoy everything that the Horniman has to offer, especially if you miss out on the nature trail and gardens the first time you come.

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