Enjoy some family fun in London – there is just so much to do, you will be spoilt for choice.
Kids love watching the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace or meeting the mounted guards at Horse Guards Parade.
Then there are the hundreds of museums and art galleries scattered across London – and most have some fascinating child friendly activities on offer ranging from workshops to special gallery packs encouraging find items and play games.
Why not book any of the hotels in North London and visit the Museum of Childhood and see all kinds of wonderful toys, or sit in a Victorian classroom at the Ragged School Museum? Discover what it was like to be a sailor on board Sir Francis Drakes famous galleon, The Golden Hinde, as he sailed around the world. Or you could explore Europe’s largest preserved WW2 warship, HMS Belfast. Take a ride on the Mail Train at the Postal Museum.
Fancy a trip further afield? Windsor is less than an hour away by train. Quite apart from its famous royal Castle, Windsor is also the home of Legoland. Or you could a boat trip down to Hampton Court Palace and try solving the mystery of the great Maze.
Want to use up some surplus energy? Head for Primrose Hill and enjoy stunning views across London or you could visit one of the fascinating children’s playgrounds such as at Corams Fields, or in Regents Park. Hunt for Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, before heading to the wonderful playground where a massive pirate ship rears high above the ground, offering wonderful opportunities for imaginative play.
Feeling hot? Then spend a little time playing in the water at the Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain in Kensington Gardens, or head for Granary Square near Kings Cross where there are no less than 1,080 fountains that may arise unexpectedly delighting children and adults alike!
The fun doesn’t stop at night. Make sure to stay at a hotel near Wembley Arena and stroll along the banks of the River Thames and watch the enchanting reflections in the river or take a nighttime ride on the London Eye for some stunning night sky views. Check out last minute theatre ticket deals – cancellations often occur resulting in some great cheap seats at top shows like Wicked.
Book a Harry Potter walking tour around the streets of London, while older kids might enjoy a ghost walk. Lasting up to two hours, these walks take you to places you might not otherwise have discovered and provide lots of fascinating tales.