Whether you are travelling to the capital for a day or a week, there are some activities suitable for kids to have the most awesome time.
Also, the fact that many public places in London now have baby-changing facilities ensures that you enjoy exploring the city as much as the little ones! Depending on how much time you have, you can suit yourself with the kinds of attractions or activities to go for.
Landmarks or Attractions: Although kids don’t really know how to appreciate the history of the famous landmarks, the sheer sizes of the buildings, such as Tower of London or Tower of Bridge really amaze them. Also, London Eye is another one that really fascinates kids with its wheels and capsules. Of course there is the world famous waxworks – Madame Tussauds where your kids can have their picture taken standing next to their idol!
London Zoo: You can’t go wrong here – kids love zoos! The cheeky monkeys and chimpanzees with their cheeky antics, the massive elephant, the giraffe and its long neck will keep your cheeky young ones occupied.
Museums: At the Science Museum, there are galleries for under 5 year olds, the Pattern Pod for 5 to 8 year-olds, and Launchpad – a hands-on exhibition for teenagers; while at V&A Museum of Childhood, there are daily activities like storytelling and treasure hunts, teddy bears and dolls’ houses dating from the 1600s. Then there’s the Horniman Museum, which is a children’s paradise. It has an aquarium, a hands-on center and a Nature Base complete with live animals.
Theme Parks: Experience live actors, thrilling rides and exciting special effects at The London Dungeon; or take a trip into the history and spooky haunted tunnels of the London Bridge Experience.
Farm: Take your kids to meet the animals at Vauxhall City Farm! The farm is home to pigs, ducks, sheep, rabbits and more. It also has a garden and picnic area and entry is free.
The Kid’s Cookery School: For ones that have a fair amount of time to spend in the capital, there is the Cookery school that runs after school clubs during school holidays where they teach kids how to cook and eat healthy food.