London may have a reputation as one of the world’s major fashion capitals, but at its core, it’s still a very family-friendly city. Here are some fun things to do out and about in London with the kids.
1. Horniman Museum and Gardens
Step into the colourful gardens at Horniman Museum and explore the beautiful seasonal plants and flowers. Whether you’re making your own dinosaur tail or butterfly spotting at the tropical indoor garden, Horniman is the perfect place to keep the kids engaged and entertained.
2. London Transport Muesum
The London Transport Museum has something for the whole family. You can take part in the giant game of connect 4, join the singing and story sessions or simply just stroll and explore the vintage double-decker buses.
3. Diana Memorial Playground
All aboard the pirate ship, explore the teepees and let their imagination run wild in this play wonderland. Dedicated to the late Princess Diana, the playground was inspired by the stories of Peter Pan, with the goal of encouraging children to learn as they play.
4. AHOY! Children’s Gallery
AHOY! Children’s Gallery located in the Royal Museums Greenwich is a treasure trove of fun-filled children’s activities for the whole family to enjoy.
5. Dine at Giraffe
A family and breastfeeding-friendly restaurant. Giraffe offers a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere for parents and kids.
6. Watch The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre
You’ve seen the movie, it’s now time to see the dazzling live performance. Explore smash hit West End musicals like The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre.
7. Watch Matilda The Musical
Winner of over 100 international awards, watch Matilda The Musical at the Cambridge Theatre in West London. The story of an extraordinary little girl with a vivid imagination is always a firm family favourite.
8. Frozen The Musical
Enter the dazzling world of sisters Elsa and Anna in Disney’s Frozen The Musical. A great family entertainment, everyone will leave the theatre singing “let it go” for the hundredth time.
9. Visit Sea Life
Spend a day at Sea Life for the ultimate day out in London with the kids. Home to over 500 species, you’ll have so much fun exploring each themed zone.
10. Dine at Jungle Cave
Explore the flora and fauna of The Jungle Cave whilst tucking into delicious wild fries and coconut-fried shrimps. There are vegetarian and vegan options too.
11. Kentish Town City Farm
Feed the chickens at Kentish City Farm. UK’s first city farm, founded in 1972, offers plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy.
A visit to the finest toy shop in the world makes for a perfect ending to a day out in London with the kids. From toddlers to pre-teens, there’s something to delight everyone.