Whether you live in London or you are planning a trip to the big smoke, there are plenty of things to do and places to see in the capital with kids.
If you're looking for fun days out there are interactive experiences, museums, Royal parks and playgrounds to keep them busy. Choose from activities to get your kids outside and moving or educational experiences where they can learn valuable lessons outside of the classroom. If you have an animal lover, there are zoos and parks packed full of cute and cuddly critters and kings of the jungle.
if you're on a tight budget, you can always find something to do for free and of course, there are always extra special options if you want to splash out.
Check out our list of the best things to do in London as a family...
17 great things to do in London with kids:
Price: Adults £6.80, kids £3.40 return with an Oyster Card.
The Sky Garden is London's highest public garden with amazing views across the city. Kids will love travelling up 35 floors to reach this beautiful garden. If your little one is a mini Botanist, obsessed with plants and nature then this is the perfect place to go when the weather is letting you down. Explore landscaped gardens, observation decks and terraces.
6) Sky Garden
Price: Free but tickets must be booked in advance.
Price: Adults £25, Children (3-15 years) £19.50, Children under 3 years FREE. Book online for 10% off.
Price: Free. Family ticket for extra exhibitions: from £10.
Kew Gardens has loads going on for kids. See through the eyes of a bird, live like a badger, and make friends with giants. From the tropics to the desert, travel the natural world in a day and discover the enormous wonders of nature. There is a indoor play area called Climbers and Creepers, a log trail, woodland walk, badger set, aboretums and the hive where the lights and sounds inside respond to the activity of real bees.
9) Kew Gardens
In Westfield London lies the magical world of KidZania. Let your little one become a firefighter, a surgeon, or the next acting sensation at KidZania London on this half-day experience. It is the UK’s first educational entertainment experience where children can learn real-life skills in a child-sized city. Watch the excitement on their faces as kids explore over 60 unique and exciting professions through real-life role-play adventures in a fun and safe environment while you supervise (kids 4-7 years) or browse the shops (8-14 years old).
Price: Adults from £18, Child (4-14) from £38, Early years (1-3) £10, Under 1 FREE.
Price: Adult £32, Child (5-15) £15. Book online for cheaper fares.
Step into the spotlight at Madame Tussauds London - the home of famous fun in the capital, established on Baker Street in 1836. Star in immersive experiences like The Voice and Star Wars and get up close and personal with more than 300 lifelike wax figures of your favourite celebs.
12) Madame Tussauds
Price: Adult £35, Children (3-15 years) £30, Under 3 FREE. Book online in advance for cheaper tickets.
The Science Museum’s world-class collections record scientific, technological and medical advancement from across the globe. For kids, visit the Wonderlab. Inspired by power of wondering it enriches learning across the curriculum themes of Forces, Electricity, Light, Sound, Matter, Space and Maths. See high-energy shows, live experiments at the Chemistry Bar, live lightning demos at the giant Tesla coil with brilliant Explainers to facilitate engagement.
13) Science Museum
Price: Free but tickets are required for some events, activities, galleries and special exhibitions.
Brockwell park is a fantastic place for kids. There is a walled garden, sports courts, a skatepark, playground, water park and loads of green spaces to run around in. With beautiful views of the city is a great place to sit and have a picnic. The park is also home to Brockwell Lido. The Lido with its outdoor pool is a fantastic place to take the kids on a summers day, although it does have an indoor pool and is open all year round.
14) Brockwell Park and Lido
Price: The park is free but prices for the pool/Lido vary.
Price: Adult £15, Child £6.50
Tip: You can also explore the beautiful and expansive park land of Greenwich as well as the nearby National Maritime Museum where kids can learn about our seafaring history.
Set right in the heart of London, Hyde Park offers both world-class events and concerts together with plenty of quiet places to relax and unwind. For kids, there are wide open spaces, a playground, football pitches, horseriding and best of all, you can hire a rowing boat or pedalo to take across the famous Serpentine.
17) Hyde park
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