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Glorious Greenwich

We recently went on a family trip to Greenwich. We both hadn’t been in years and we fancied “doing” another bit of London. Day trips aren’t as easy as they used to be, mainly because when you become a parent you instantly become a packhorse; you have five bags to carry when before you left the house with one. Ah, those were the days. Anyway, we drove there, found a central parking area (hurrah!) and off we trotted. 

First up was brunch: we were starving and now our third wheel (!) is weaning he was too. We went past the achingly cool exterior of the restaurant Greenwich Grind. We went on a Saturday and hadn’t booked so I didn’t think we had much of a chance of finding a table but low and behold they found us one, swiftly brought over a high chair and we weren’t crammed in like sardines. The food was brilliant, service equally so and it was nice to feel like we could still frequent the “trendy” places without being scrutinised for dampening the vibe. It was chaos with food all over the place- and the odd screech just for fun- but there were lots of other babies and we didn’t feel out of place. The staff weren’t at all phased either and they had brilliant baby changing facilities. 

Post brunch we went for a walk up to the Observatory and round the park which has amazing views across London and really is glorious in the sunshine. Note to the wise: keep your pram as light as possible as the quick way up is steep and was a work out in itself. 

Given we live in the UK it wasn’t long before the heavens opened and we were a little bit at a loss as to where to go. Cue the National Maritime Museum. I can’t say that I was chomping at the bit to go in but I was mainly concerned about keeping us all dry so in we went. I shouldn’t have been so quick to judge it. It’s a great museum- a big space with lots of things for little eyes to take in and super child friendly: parking spaces for buggies, a children zone, big baby changing areas. No complaints from me. One of the exhibitions even caught my eye. 

A big #MotherCulture thumbs up!

Where’s your favourite part of London to visit for a day out? Let us know in the comments below .

Cost ⭐⭐️⭐️

Brunch was reasonably priced, parking was £5 for 2 hours so not cheap but we understand that you can park on Charlton Way or Maze Hill for free at the weekends, the rest was free unless you want to enter a specific exhibition in the museum. 

Accessibility ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Easy to go with a sling or pram, just remember the quick way up to the observatory is steep but we still managed with a pram. 

Facilities ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

We found the facilities at Greenwich Grind and at the Maritime Museum were brilliant, couldn’t fault them. 

Feeding friendly ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Greenwich Grind and the Maritime Museum were busy but easy to feed there and of course in the park. 

General vibes ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

We had a lovely day out, we managed to have a delicious brunch with our friend and have an adult conversation, then a lovely walk followed by a surprisingly nice visit to the museum. We will be back!

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