Big Ben, the Royal Family, fancy restaurants, huge parks, a bustling big-city vibe and so much more – there’s a whole lot to love about London. But what about travelling as a family? The good news is there are plenty of fun things to do with the little ones too! Spend some quality time with your kids at these top family-friendly spots in London.
1. London Eye
What kid wouldn’t love a giant Ferris wheel? Hop onto the famous London Eye for amazing views of greater London. The ride is approximately 30 minutes and moves at a slow not-too-scary speed for the very little ones. You’ll also be super comfy in the enclosed, air-conditioned glass pods.
2. Harry Potter Experiences
If your kids are fans of the wizarding world, you’ve come to the right place! London is packed with magical Harry Potter experiences that will enchant the whole family. Take a Warner Brothers studio tour through the Harry Potter movie sets. Practice wand magic in Dark Arts. Drink butter beer. Explore the Forbidden Forest. Head to Platform 9 ¾ at Kings Cross. And be spellbound by Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Palace Theatre.
3. Legoland Windsor
Legoland Windsor is the perfect place to get creative with your kids. Wander through four different worlds, namely the Kingdom of the Pharaohs, Land of the Vikings, Ninjago World and Miniland. Go on cool rides, watch a 4D movie, check out dazzling live shows, and go wild in the adventure playgrounds.
4. Changing of the Guard
Get caught up in the pomp and tradition of the royal palace. Watch as immaculately dressed guards in their famous bearskin hats and military gear hand over responsibility for protecting Buckingham Palace and St. James's Palace to the New Guard.
5. Natural History Museum
If you think museums are a bit stuffy and boring for kids, think again! London’s Natural History Museum is a wonderland of fantastic beasts, cool creepy crawlies and exciting glimpses into human and animal history. Roar at dinosaurs. See saber-tooth tigers. Be wowed by volcanoes. Get up close to meteors and much more.
6. London Sea Life Aquarium
This huge aquarium has a whole lot to offer inquisitive kids and adults alike. Check out creatures of the deep in the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean habitats. Brave the Ocean Tunnel where dangerous sharks swim overhead. Say hi to Nemo and Dory at the tanks filled with clown fish and blue tang. Then visit the Gentoo penguins in the chilly Antarctic section.
7. V&A Museum of Childhood
Toys, toys everywhere! This incredible wing of the Victoria & Albert Museum is packed with playthings from days gone by. Vintage board games, old-school action figures, battery-powered robots, dolls, teddies and loads more. Take a trip down memory lane and spot some of your old favourites in the mix too.
8. Madame Tussaud’s
Take selfies with the stars at the famous Madam Tussaud’s Wax Museum. Featuring everyone from Freddie Mercury and the Royal Family to Lady Gaga, Serena Williams and more, your kids (and you) will get a chance to rub (waxy) should with your favourite heroes.
9. Diana, Princess Of Wales, Memorial Playground
Shiver your timbers at this pirate-themed playpark next to Kensington Palace. Kids can clamber aboard Captain Hook’s pirate ship, run wild with famous characters from Peter Pan, hide in tee pees and burn off some energy while the folks relax. Dedicated child minders ensure that your kids are safe and in good hands.
10. The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre
This one is a must for the whole family. Get caught up in the circle of life with the award-winning adaptation of Disney's The Lion King. The special effects are incredible, the costumes are dazzling and you’ll all find yourself singing along to fan-favourite hits.
Treat your kids to a very special family holiday in London. Book your trip here!