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.
Karen Edwards, aka Travel Mad Mum, made headlines when she decided to use her maternity leave to travel the world with her newborn baby in 2015. The South London local tells us why she did it. Get ready to feel inspired, and maybe a little jealous...
We've been pretty quiet on Maternity Leave Life for the last 6 months - we've been busy growing new humans and getting through the newborn fog! But now we're back and ready to get out and about again!
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