The ten best winter activities for kids in London

Wrap up warm this winter for the season's most memorable family events

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Trying to get some use out of those winter coats you bought them? Best get some outings in the diary, then. These wonderfully wintry London activities and events are a great way to distract from the chill this season.
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Plantastic

This family-friendly, interactive exhibition is one big tribute to the plant. They're clever, useful and beautiful and visitors will discover a huge amount about their diminutive world through exhibits and games. Discover how a bee sees the world, how essential plants are to the world's survival and how they move without being uprooted. From May onwards specially designed outdoor displays such as a mass planting of sunflowers and a border themed around pollinators will be added to the exhibition.

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Horniman Museum Until Sunday November 1 2015
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Small Stories: At Home in a Dolls' House

Here's your chance to have a poke around somebody else's house and discover tales of marriage, parties, politics and crime – without feeling nosey. At the V&A Museum of Childhood's winter exhibition, 12 dolls' houses from the museum's extensive collection represent changes in architecture and design over the past 300 years and provide an insight into the lives of the characters that inhabit these delicate creations.

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V&A Museum of Childhood Until Sunday September 6 2015 Free
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Once There Was... The Wonderful World of Oliver Jeffers

Artist, author and illustrator Oliver Jeffers' has won over many imaginations with his charming 'the boy' books. To celebrate the tenth anniversary of his first, 'How to Catch a Star', Discover is launching an interactive exhibition that allows families to explore environments inspired by Jeffers' books. Penguins, aliens, a beach, a full-size rowing boat and a rocket can all be found in the bedroom of 'the boy', and there's live storytelling too.

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Discover Children's Story Centre Until Sunday August 30 2015

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