Despite the 1-2 hour's drive, Bodiam is worth the journey. This village is a stop on the Kent and East Sussex Railway, and also home to a National Trust-owned castle - perfect for a day out.
June Angelides set up Mums In Tech offering Mums the opportunity to learn how to code in a social and child friendly environment. Not only is she massively breaking down barriers to welcome women into a predominantly male dominated industry, but also replacing the geek with chic in the Tech world!
For a taste of real-life safari without the trip to Africa, head to Howletts Wild Animal Park in Kent.
A mini children's zoo with a huge park backdrop - Battersea Park Zoo is a day out with a wide range of activities.
Hidden amongst the busy narrow pavements and buggy-unfriendly doorways of crowded Blackheath village, The Brockley Deli at The Conservatoire is a family-friendly haven.
Since Rupert developed an obsession with The Gruffalo last Christmas, we thought it was only fair to pay a visit to the (free!) Gruffalo Spotters Trail in Jeskyns Forest in Kent.
We took a day trip out to Swanley Park in Kent with the grandparents. If you don't mind travelling, it's well worth the journey!
After Allison's daughter Delilah was born at 24 weeks, she spent 9 months in and out of various hospitals during the critical first few months of her baby girl's life. In honour of Delilah, Allison has set up Little Delilah making bespoke children's clothes and is generously donating 10% of all sales to the Sick Children's Trust.
For beautiful beaches, quaint cobbled streets and a new boost of London-level cafes and eateries, head to Broadstairs, just a couple of hours from central London.
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