Caramel Loves: Things to do in January
1) Tree Top Adventure
The recently opened Battersea Park Go Ape is a haven for anyone who wants to swing and fly through the tree tops. It’s twice the height of other Go Ape sites and perfect for anyone who delights in zip-wires, rope-bridge and rickety ladders. Don’t forget to wrap up!
2) A cultural afternoon
Brighten up a dull January by visiting the Robert Rauschenberg exhibition at Tate Modern. It’s a peek at his extraordinary six decade career which blazed a trail for modern art during the second half of the 20th century. Pop art silkscreen paintings of Kennedy sit alongside 1000 gallons of bentonite mud bubbling to its own rhythm. He even made a drawing which was sent to the moon.
3) A Chinese New Year Feast
Happy year of the Chicken in the Chinese horoscope on 28th January. Head to Ming Jiang or Park Chinois for the most delectable dim sum around.
4) A gripping read
Looking for something to read as you curl up in front of a roaring fire. Turn to Frances Hardinge’s The Lie Tree, a dark, powerful novel with illustrations by the Children’s Laureate, Chris Riddell. A page turner like no other.
Photo by: Saar Manche
5) A new year, a new you
Now’s the time to swot up on the world around you. And what better way than taking out a subscription to the Week Junior, which takes a whizzy, highly inventive and dymanic approach to explaining the week in politics and current affairs to children focused between the ages of 8-14 years. It introduces them to the world outside the classroom, and brings to life what they learn at school