Kidadl's Guide to the Barbican Centre

When you think about where to take the kids for a day out, the Barbican Centre in London may not be on the tip of your tongue. Situated right in the heart of City of London’s Square Mile, this radical post-war building remains a mystery to most Londoners and tourists alike. But whether you love or hate the design, the Barbican - recognised as one of the capital’s best buildings by Open House London every year - is one of London’s real hidden gems, and is bursting with fun things to see and do.

Here's our guide to the best of what the Barbican has to offer. From sensory play for the under 5s to adventure trails with a prize at the end, plus a secret oasis, free art exhibitions and kids eat free deals, you can easily spend a day with the kids at this iconic London landmark.

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