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Summer family activities
at London Transport Museum
Discover the ‘Green Journey’ installation and sustainability inspired creative workshops
Saturday 22 July – Sunday 3 September
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- Families can explore a ‘Green Journey’ installation at London Transport Museum this summer – kids go free!
- The interactive installation makes learning about climate change and sustainable solutions a vibrant, fun, and engaging experience
- Learn how climate change affects London and discover the transport innovations, green jobs, and small actions people can take at home to make a difference
- Families can also join sensory storytelling sessions, creative ‘Build Better’ workshops and a stamper trail around the Museum galleries
- Activities are part of London Transport Museum’s Climate Crossroads programme sponsored by Mastercard, ABM and Sopra Steria
- Installation and family activities will take place from 22 July to 3 September, find out more and book tickets online at ltmuseum.co.uk
Looking for fun and educational family activities for the summer holidays, where kids can go for free? Head to London Transport Museum, an award-winning family day out, to enjoy a line-up of activities that will get children learning all about sustainability in a fun and engaging way.
From 22 July to 3 September visitors will be able to explore an interactive ‘Green Journey’ installation, a tactile display that will get families thinking about the causes of climate change and its impact on London. Visitors can discover the innovative solutions being implemented to create a greener future for the city – such as TfL’s low and zero emission buses. They can learn about green jobs and the people behind them, and be inspired to make small, eco-friendly changes at home that can make a difference.
This summer will also feature a series of ‘Build Better’ family activities exploring different aspects of transport design and sustainability through sensory storytelling, creative workshops, drop-in Girls4Tech STEM workshops hosted by Mastercard, and a ’Green Journey’ inspired stamper trail through the Museum galleries. These summer holiday activities are part of London Transport Museum’s Climate Crossroads programme, sponsored by Mastercard, ABM and Sopra Steria. The programme creates experiences that get people thinking about what the future of our city could look like and – inspired by the great engineering ingenuity of London’s past – explores what innovations, skills and jobs we need to build this sustainable future.
Visit the London Transport Museum website for specific dates and details.
‘Build Better’ workshops in the Transportorium
Selected dates between Wednesday 26 July and Saturday 2 September
Suitable for children 8-14 years old, accompanied by parents.
These creative activities will delve into the past, present and future of London’s public transport and sustainability. Discover how transport has shaped the capital through the ages and imagine the role it could play in years to come in ensuring a greener future.
Museum-wide ‘Green Journey’ Stamper Trail
Saturday 22 July – Sunday 3 September 2023
Families can weave through the Museum’s galleries on a green-themed stamper trail, exploring the Museum’s amazing collection, learning interesting facts, and answering quiz questions as they go.
‘Healthy Streets’ reflective activity in Luke’s Skills Space
Saturday 22 July – Sunday 3 September 2023
A quiet space where families can reflect on their own neighbourhoods and the changes that could be made to improve them. Families can design their dream ‘healthy’ street for a greener London of the future.
Sensory/Kinesthetic storytelling sessions in the Transportorium
Selected dates between Sunday 23 July and Tuesday 29 August
Suitable for under 7s, accompanied by parents
From Kayla the Kestrel’s Party in the Park to Recycling Rangers and a time traveler from London’s past, families can join fun dance and movement storytelling sessions that will get young visitors thinking about the environment and protecting the capital’s green spaces.
Thursday 17 August
Mastercard’s Girls4Tech STEM workshops will take place in the Transportorium. Youngsters can drop into sessions on Algorithms, Cryptology and Big Data, learning about these topics through fun, problem-solving games. The Girls4Tech workshops will be run by Mastercard staff, looking to inspire the next generation to pursue a STEM career.
Family SEND Early Explorer Morning
Saturday 29 July from 8:30am – 10am
Children with additional needs and their families will have exclusive access to the Museum. Youngsters will have a chance to engage with summer holiday activities in a quiet and calm environment, free of distractions, before the Museum opens to the general public. Further information is available on London Transport Museum’s website: www.ltmuseum.co.uk/visit/families/families-send
While at the Museum families can also see real buses, trams and Tube trains from 200 years of the capital’s transport history. They can learn how to drive a modern-day Elizabeth line train in the Future Engineers gallery and climb aboard a fleet of mini vehicles in the All Aboard play zone.
When stomachs start to rumble families can head to Canteen, the Museum’s café, run by the popular eatery Benugo. Step in for a bite to eat between 11:00 and 17:00 and enjoy views over Covent Garden piazza. Visitors can also browse a fantastic range of exclusive transport inspired toys, gifts, homeware, poster artwork and games in the Museum’s shop.
Timed tickets to visit London Transport Museum can be booked online in advance at www.ltmuseum.co.uk. Adult tickets are £24 and allow free return day-time entry for a whole year. Plus, kids go free!