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Tate Modern in Southwark, London

International modern and contemporary art gallery, and a great place for the whole family. Tate Modern has a dedicated family friendly zone, children’s multimedia guides to the galleries, family activity trails, and more. Weekends and school holidays (Tues – Sun all summer, Sat & Sun all year, usually 11 m – 5 pm), your children will enjoy Start, which features free arts and crafts activities, make-and-do, games and more.

The new gallery has an auditorium and great family friendly cafe offering kids meals and outstanding views across London. More than anything, children will love running, rolling and skipping up and down the ramp in the turbine hall!

Admission is free.

Review of the Under 5s Zone by London Baby

Tate Modern Under Fives Zone

I have a new-found love of Tate Modern now that I have experienced the new Under 5s Zone.  We went early one morning with a pair of two year olds who spent an hour playing and laughing in the interactive play space. Located just outside the lifts on the fifth floor, overlooking Turbine Hall is a small, but perfect space for wiggly toddlers.

The Cubist inspired area includes a funky, musical slide they will not easily tire of running up and down.   There is also a miniature mirrored house with changing lighting schemes and a fantastic sound of gurgling water.

The rest of the area has some great tactile and visual interactive displays.  Further along there are touch screens intended for older children and adults, but the little ones naturally enjoy playing with them and just running around.

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Have you been to Tate Modern in Southwark, London with your family? Please leave a quick comment below to let us know what you thought.

Written by Janis P.

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  1. If you have a toddler who just wants to run around and is too young to appreciate the art, bring them here when the Turbine Hall doesn’t have an exhibition on. My son could not believe all the space he had to run around in and had a fantastic time zooming around all that space!

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