London has an amazing number of things for kids to do. There are plenty of fun activities in London that will keep the whole family amused or make for interesting birthday party festivities.
Museums and Exhibitions
The Natural History Museum is one of London’s most popular attractions, and it has dozens of Interactive Learning events specially designed to keep children entertained and informed.
The Museum of Childhood is renowned for its brilliant programme of exhibitions and events that give kids a chance to explore their creativity. The Museum is widely praised for their daily activities, which feature arts and crafts or games that educate children about the exhibits.
Outside of central London you will find the riveting Roald Dahl Museum in Great Missenden, the village where the late author wrote his most popular tales.
The Unicorn Theatre has a grand tradition in children’s entertainment that will appeal to the accompanying adults as well as kids.
Polka Children’s Theatre, which offers a full programme of events and repeat performances of the most popular shows on a Saturday so whole families can attend.
The Puppet Theatre Barge, moored on the Thames, specialises in innovative Marionette theatre projects.
In the West End theatres, classics such as Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat or Lion King will enrapture the whole family.
Entertainment and Attractions
Some of the larger London tourist attractions such as the London Dungeon and the Mirror Maze at Ripley’s Believe it or Not are very popular with kids.
When it comes time to relax, visit the Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Playground in Hyde Park. This playground is home to a gigantic pirate ship complete with ropes and pulleys that will tire out even the most energetic of your brood.
Perhaps choose from one of London’s many day workshops, which will give you a little break as well as teaching your kids some valuable new skills. Among the best ones available are The Kid’s Cookery School where they’ll learn how to make healthy food and The Circus Space where children as young as eight can pick up some nifty juggling or acrobatic skills.
Ride the Big Bus. Or better yet, treat the family to a London Black Taxi Tour.
So take the kids to London and have a lovely day together!