Fancy a green day out that the children will enjoy? Take the train to the Crystal in London's Docklands where there is free entrance to the world's largest exhibition exploring the future of cities, focussing on urban sustainability.  There are lots of hands on activities which will interest both adults and children including the chance to run your own simulated city (which was a personal favourite of one of our volunteer's families who visited over Christmas!)

The exhibition showcases global trends and challenges, but also existing technological solutions to build environmentally sustainable, livable and prosperous cities. Across ten zones, the exhibition encourages us to change the way we all think about our cities, now and for future generations.

Through interactives, films, and animations you can explore a range of issues including city trends, urban planning, smart buildings, safety and security, energy, water, healthy life, environment, and mobility. Case studies from cities around the world share innovative ideas. The ‘Future Life’ theatre, invites us to imagine how our city might look in 2050.