5 Family Friendly Activities To Do In London
London is a great city to bring the whole family- from all its outdoor and cultural activities to entertainment and great food, (to name just a few!), everyone in your clan will enjoy themselves here! And don’t forget that kids travel free on London’s public transportation! Here are 5 great activities to try with your whole family in London for an unforgettable holiday:
Day Out at Regent’s Park Start out with one of the city’s greatest attractions: The London Zoo, right in the heart of the park. They’ve got more than 16,000 animals to visit, and a great petting zoo for kids! Afterwards, explore Regent’s Park, which has 4 playgrounds, boating on the lake, and some great music and theater shows during the summer months. When lunch rolls around, the park has got some great kid-friendly eats including The Cow and Coffee Bean for milkshakes and sandwiches or the Boathouse Café for lunch with a view of the lake from a terrace.
Make and Do – Camden Arts Center Every Sunday at 2 pm, families can drop by the Camden Arts Center for free art activities and workshops. The topic changes based on what exhibits are currently up- ranging from creating eccentric robot sculptures to paper mache, collages, or painting. Come with creativity and the whole family because everyone from the smallest of children to the adults can create and learn something from this great afternoon of art.
Explore the Launchpad in the Science Museum There are so many opportunities to learn in this city- from studying at an English school in London to spending a day here at one of the world’s most comprehensive science museums. It has a special area inside packed with more than 50 great exhibits to keep curious kids entertained and learning at the same time! With everything from space travel to the science of the future, it’s all here! There are some great free shows for the whole family as well.
Get Lost in the Hampton Court Hedge Maze Ever want to get lost in one of the world’s most famous, oldest and largest hedge mazes? The whole family will have a ball getting lost and trying to get found after wandering around in this crazy maze! It’s definitely not just for kids- this maze is hard to find your way out of, so enjoy the journey!
Relax in the Kensington Gardens For a bit of chillout time, head to the Kensington Gardens where the kids will enjoy the statues of Peter Pan and the Elfin Oak- a hollow tree stump carved with figures of fairytale creatures. They’ll also love the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Playground- it has a Peter Pan theme and a huge pirate ship in its center! After they play, you can hire a real boat on the Round Pond or nearby Serpentine Lake.