London is filled with unexpected wonders that are sure to keep your children busy and entertained. Whether you have a week or just a weekend to spare, these following spots are filled with family activities and amazing attractions.
London is all about open spaces, snow and beaches. Firstly, the city is endowed with parks and gardens for children. Some of the best parks and gardens to discover with your kiddos are Hampstead Heath, Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens and Regent’s Park. The Princess Diana memorial playground is very popular with younger kids. The whole family can also spend a day at the city’s beach, the Beach at Brent Cross. Sink into a deckchair with an ice-cream at Urban London Beach. Taking a river cruise to Greenwich can be thrilling as well. Of course, you can always find luxury rental cars in London perfect for leisurely family outings or for a road trip. Apart from that, heading out skiing or snowboarding is an obvious family choice. However, if your little ones are really adventurous, take a kitesurfing lesson.
Museums to visit
Many of the museums in London are great for self-exploration. Check out the British Museum to admire a display of artifacts such as the Elgin Marbles and the Rosetta Stone. Find out the whale skeleton of dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum, which is free to enter. Bring your younger kids to the Science Museum that specializes in hands-on activities. But try to avoid weekends, when the crowds descend. Besides, this museum is not to be missed for an action-packed programme of family events and activities. Teens usually enjoy the Ragged School Museum, where they can learn a Victorian lesson, so what are you waiting for?
Theme Park Delight
London has so much to offer kids in terms of amusement parks. There are loads of theme parks that are perfect for families of any age, and you can always find the one perfect for you! Visit the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, where there are rides for the brave and a gigantic paddling pool to entertain the children. The Chessington Theme Park is another great spot to visit. Families can participate in an array of fun and exciting activities including rides, rollercoasters and dodgems. You can even spot lions, giraffes, tigers and penguins. Whether you’re looking for thrill rides, including water rides, waterslides or water rafting, Thorpe Park will deliver you a day of fun. Last but not the least, there is bound to be something that will thrill any child at KidZania at Westfield London. Your little ones can role-play around 60 different jobs and professions.