We went to the Horniman in October half term, 2 Mums with our 4 kids aged 6 to 10. We had a good day but I was surprised at how small the museum is. There is an interesting natural history section and a couple of other rooms that are free and then you have to pay to see the Amazon and Aquarium exhibits. This was fairly good value for money though, we paid £21.60 for us all (this was a family ticket, which is 2 adults and 3 kids, and 1 extra child ticket.) The Amazon room was the best thing there for the kids, lots of interactive stuff, we spent ages in there. The Aquarium was not so good, quite small and disappointing if you are used to visiting Sealife centers.
We used the cafe for lunch, this was good, clean, a nice choice and reasonably priced...but very very busy!
The gardens are lovely, and the kids enjoyed the musical instruments and generally playing in the grounds. The zoo/farm is tiny!
There were loads of people there with very young children, some just toddlers and most in buggies. Personally I would not have taken my children there at that age as I don't think there is much for them, but primary school age is ideal. Not much for an adult only party.
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