London is a great destination to visit as a family, with a host of activities and attractions to explore that suit all ages. From animals to sport, movies attractions and history, there’s something for everyone here – whatever your children enjoy most. If you’re struggling for ideas on where to go with your children when visiting London, or you just want to try something different instead of the usual day out at the park with the kids, here are some suggestions for a fantastic day out as a family.
Battersea Park Zoo
Battersea Park Zoo offers a great alternative to the more famous, but also more expensive, London Zoo. Kids can spend time exploring the wide variety of animals here, from lemurs to kunekune pigs, as well as play on climbing frames and swings. There’s also a café on-site for grabbing lunch or seating outside where you can enjoy a picnic. It’s a brilliant option if you and your kids love animals.
Football Stadium Tour
If you and your kids love watching the game together, a football stadium tour is a brilliant way to spend a day in London. Watch the Blues come to life with an interactive stadium tour that you can enjoy as a family with the Chelsea Football Club Stadium Tour. According to Infogol, the tour is equipped with a digital guide to talk you through the history of the club and the players, as well as giving you access to the museum where you can look at the many trophies the club has won over the years. There also lots of other tours too and I can personally recommend one of the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as it’s unreal!
The London Dungeon is one of the more frightening and memorable days out you can have in the capital, taking you and your kids on a journey through Victorian London with live actor-led shows and rides. After you’ve been suitably spooked, you can enjoy a drink at the London Dungeon Tavern, a Victorian-styled pub.
An award-winning adventure park that’s a must for a family day out, Kidspace is a memorable attraction that even little ones will enjoy. There’s a Toddler Village which has themed play frames and mazes, as well as a great sensory area, and a 25ft climbing wall for over 5s to have a go at. Got older children? There’s Thunderdome City and the daunting Skytrail, as well as an activity room where you can play football.
V&A Museum of Childhood
If you are looking for a cultural and educational way to spend a day, the V&A Museum of Childhood is a great choice. In addition to a rotating roster of exhibitions, there are also plenty of free attractions such as doll’s houses to children’s literature to explore. It’s a fascinating and educational trip through history that will teach your children all about the pastimes of kids before them. There’s also a café on-site and a picnic area, or you can take a short walk to the nearby Victoria Park where kids can burn off some steam at the climbing frames and play area.