Free things to do in Greenwich during the Summer Holidays

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Everybody loves a freebie and when you’re strapped for cash, free things to do can become the best way to treat the family to a lovely day out without spending a penny. Here are a few of my favourite (free) things to do in Greenwich over the summer holidays…

Greenwich Peninsula

The Peoples Brick Company and architecture firm Something & Son have commissioned a one-of-a-kind installation at the NOW gallery that encourages visitors to get involved and participate in quarrying clay and moulding your own brick. If you want to take part, pop along to the NOW gallery at the weekend and get your hands dirty. All of the bricks made will be mass-fired on September 17th and then will be used to build a permanent folly which will stand at Greenwich Peninsula.

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For more info, see below:
http://nowgallery.co.uk/exhibitions/the-peoples-brick-company-something-son/

Greenwich Park

Parks are a great place for a run around, to see wildlife and horticulture, have a picnic, etc and best thing is that it’s usually free! Royal Greenwich Park has lots of wonderful areas to explore from the flower garden to the deer encounter, to the children’s play area and the secret garden.

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Greenwich Park’s children playground

For more details and opening times, see below:
https://www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/greenwich-park

Greenwich Market

Greenwich Market is a great free place to go. It’s filled with stalls selling everything from food to fabrics. Over the summer holidays, every Wednesday is “Wicked Wednesdays” – a day filled with crafty workshops for kids. There’s also some Weds in August where they are holding free yoga workshops.

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One of the entrances to Greenwich Market

Click below for more details on Wicked Wednesdays at Greenwich Market:
http://www.greenwichmarketlondon.com/events/story/wednesday-workshops-for-crafty-kids

National Maritime Museum

The National Maritime Museum is free to enter and has a lot of free galleries for the whole family to enjoy; there’s the Ahoy gallery aimed at 0-5 year olds, the All Hands gallery and the ship simulator is aimed at over 7’s, the Great World map is ideal for everyone.

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National Maritime Museum

Click the link below to see what’s on:
http://www.rmg.co.uk/national-maritime-museum/families>

Sky Studios at The O2

If you want to have a bit of fun, head over to the Sky Studios at The O2. Previously, they hosted a special Paw Patrol meet & greet event and now they’ve got virtual Sky Sports event on. You’ll be able to have fun with their green screen and pose with your favourite footballers – you can then save your photos digitally to a card which you’ll receive upon arriving. All you’ll need to do at home is log on to the Sky Studios page, type in your code and voila you’re photos will be available for downloads.

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For more info on the Sky Studios latest event, click here:
https://rewards.sky.com/home/sky-at-the-o2/sky-studios/

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Motion

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In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Motion”

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Seals Swimming at Chessington Zoo
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Look at the concentration on his face from watching sand fall out of his hands
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When everyone’s watching that one person in the middle of the dancefloor

I managed to dig out these photos from my archive. From swimming seals to kids running wild, I think I did a pretty good job on capturing motion. The first two photos were actually taken from my crappy iPhone 4S camera (which turned out great, actually) and the other two were from a DSLR on auto-setting or the fast-moving/sports setting. 🙂

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