Sunday, 7 February 2016

Streets Ahead: #London Walks With Kids #SchoolHolidays 3/7 #StreetArt #historyforkids

Streets Ahead is the column from London Walks' Pen David Tucker





 "What London Walks would you recommend for children?"




The "walks for kids" question is one we're asked a lot. The wide-ranging answer usually goes something like this (this is how I put it in a recent email to someone who'd popped that very question):

Generally, it should be said that the walks are pitched at adults rather than youngsters – but there are quite a few that do work for kids.


How's about the Street Art Walk! It's the "gallery tour" that's pretty much guaranteed to work for kids. You take them to the National Gallery or the British Museum or the V & A and a lot of them at any rate are going to do some serious foot dragging. 

It can be pretty trying – a trial of your force majeur against their squirrelley impatience. Not a lot of fun for either "combatant." Head to that outdoor "gallery" though and it's a different ball game. 

The art's fun. It's colourful. It's brash. It's bigger than life. It's super accessible. A lot of it's cartoon-y. Kids dig it. And guide Pepe's got the knack – he's good with kids. 








Accompanied children under the age of 15 go free on all London Walks

Full Details of all London Walks can be found at www.walks.com.








A London Walk costs £10 – £8 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at www.walks.com.









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