Inspired by Milan Fashion week in Italy and the other three fashion capitals of the world – I have spoken to four ultra-cool mamas who have revealed their favourite places and secret areas of interests for a fun and fashionable day out with the kids.
Some you may be lucky enough to have been to Milan or live near this beautiful city, others this may just be ideas to keep for future holidays and trips. Either way you will be one step ahead of the crowd just knowing these hot addresses!
FASHIONISTA: Paola Secchiaroli, PR and Brand Consultant and founder of IL Blog di Paola
CATWALK: Milan, Italy
MUSE: Leonardo, 4
1) Museo Civico di Storia Naturale (Civic Museum of Natural History)
This features six display areas that cover everything from the history of mankind to the study of paleontology (with real dinosaur skeletons to view). It’s definitely worth a visit, especially if you are travelling with zoology enthusiasts like my Leonardo!
Read more at Museo Civico
2) Parco Sempione (Simplon Park)
A green lung of the city – where you can walk, drink coffee, or simply sit on a bench reading a book. Of course, there is also a large play area for the little ones, with slides, swings, merry-go-rounds, a small train…and more!
Read more at Parco Sempione
3) God Save the Food
The perfect place to stop for a coffee break or brunch with special menus dedicated for children.
Last winter they organised a weekly creative workshop on fairy tales for kids aged 3 to 7 years…we’re hoping they will replicate again this year!
Read more at God Save the Food
4) Museo dei Bambini
Inaugurated in early 2014 at the Rotonda della Besana – it’s a permanent centre of cultural and artistic projects dedicated to childhood. It combines national and international culture, education, science and arts, to promote the development of creativity and creative design thinking. The museum has an excellent bistro, an interesting bookshop and a beautiful play garden.
Read more at Museo dei Bambini
5) Un posto a Milano
A beautiful old farmhouse restaurant (and guest house) at Cascina Cuccagna. It’s iimmersed among the tall apartment buildings of the city and famous for its delicious (and natural) food and its baby friendly atmosphere. A fave of ours.
Read more at Un Posto a Milano
Have you any Milan hotspots to share?
**Part of a four-series special**