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Hello,

I am looking for some suggestions please.

Myself, partner and 2 children (9&14) are coming to london for the weekend, next weekend. My daughter seen a video on YouTube of a place called spun candy where you can make your own lolly pops&sweets. We were going to take her but have recently discovered it has closed down now.

I am wondering if there’s anything else similar that anyone knows of?

Many thanks

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Do you mean this weekend (15/16) or the following weekend (22/23) , that will make big difference.

Hotel Chocolat do various chocolate workshops at their Covent Garden branch but whether anywhere like that will be open is doubtful. Even after the. 17th there will be a 6 person limit on meeting indoors so I wouldn’t expect that type of activity to re-open immediately.

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Hi,

Sorry I should have stated the date. We are coming on Friday 21st May.

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I'm not sure if Chin Chin Labs is open again in Camden Market or not, but you could design your own ice cream there:

https://www.camdenmarket.com/food-drink/chin-chin-labs

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Thank you I will have a look at this.

If anyone else has any suggestions for quirky activities with kids rather than just the usual sightseeing things I would love to hear them. My daughter likes to be creative, so making your own sweets/ice creams/ items would be ideal for her. My son is into gaming and graphic design.

Thanks all

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You can get your/her face printed on M&M's at M&M's World in Leicester Square....

https://www.mms.com/en-gb/mms-world-store-london

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Wow, she would love this.

Thank you, will check it out.

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Not sure of the extent its open, but my daughter has asked to go to Hotel Chocolat on our next trip. She said they do a shop tour with the how they make Chocolat and you can do a bit of tasting...

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When I was younger I used to like https://www.myolddutch.com/ They can choose what to have on their pancake and might even like trying the savoury ones.

Edited: 15 May 2021, 03:07
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At Fortnum & Mason you can build (and name) your own ice cream sundae. Expensive but worth it.

https://www.fortnumandmason.com/media/fortnums/blogpost/pdf/Parlour_BYO_online_2.pdf

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Hi all just a bit of a follow on from my original question

We didn't manage to do any of the recommendations listed, however we did visit an attraction called Kidzania which was absolutely fantastic!

It is located in Westfield shopping centre, and my daughter absolutely loved it. I hadn't heard of this place until just a few days before we visited. My son didn't want to take part as he felt he was too old, so went shopping instead.

For anyone looking for something fun to do with children, (I'd say 7-11 would be the perfect age) then check this place out :-)

https://kidzania.co.uk/

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