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Enjoy the London Life with your Little Ones

Enjoy the London Life with your Little Ones

My little ankle biters absolutely love heading into London. Even the train journey in is ‘the best day in the world, ever’. Easily pleased! If you’re planning on taking the kiddies in to London, we’ve pulled together our recommendations on what not to miss.

City Sightseeing London Hop On Hop Off Tour

If you’ve read any of my other posts you’ll know what a geeky fan of bus tours I am, and there’s no better way for children to see London than on a sightseeing bus. You’ll avoid the achy legs whinging and get to see all the best bits of London including Big Ben, The Tower of London, The London Eye and Buckingham Palace. And, as the name suggests, you can hop on and hop off as you please, ticking off the landmarks and attractions as you go.

For more information click here.

Harrods Toy Kingdom, Knightsbridge

A visit to Harrods Toy Kingdom will bring your lucky little nippers to a magical wonderland full of surprises, entertainment, lights and noise; quite unlike anything you, or they, will have seen before. And the good news is, there’s no cost to play. There are six themed “worlds” waiting to be explored including a Big Top, Enchanted Forest and Candy Store. While you’re there jugglers, acrobats, magicians and dancers will be waiting to entertain the children, and the area is awash with real trees, space pods, wigwams and yurts making it an adventure from start to finish. Good luck leaving without buying at least one treat!

For information on how to get there, click here

Up at the O2, Greenwich

Do you have a young Spider-Man enthusiast at home? If so, this is a must-do for you. Not for the faint hearted, why not book an expedition and scale the iconic O2 (Millennium Dome) in Greenwich – the ultimate daring children’s adventure. At the top enjoy 360 views of East London, before beginning your descent back down to solid ground. This will help build confidence, self-esteem and it’s just ridiculously good fun too.

For more information and to book tickets, click here.

ZSL London Zoo, Regents Park

London Zoo is the world’s oldest zoo dating all the way back to 1828, thankfully it’s moved with the times and is now an absolute must-see when you’re in London with the kiddies (or even without them!). There’s so much to see and do here you’ll need the whole day. Our favourite things are; getting up close to the mighty Asiatic lion in the Land of the Lions, the giraffe viewing platform and, if you’re brave enough, why not take a stroll through Europe’s only walk-through spider enclosure.

For more information click here.

Natural History Museum, Kensington

Plan a trip to the Natural History Museum London, and bring to life the wonders of our world for your little ones. They’ll be blown away by the iconic dinosaur skeleton as soon as you arrive, and the amazing sights continue as you make your way around including; volcanoes, precious gems, creepy crawlies and more dinosaurs (because you can never have enough). What’s more, admission is absolutely free of charge.

For more information click here.

Vauxhall City Farm

Vauxhall City Farm is a little piece of the countryside in central London. Come for a fun day out and experience all the sights, sounds and smells of rural life. Animals you’ll encounter at the farm include goats, horses, rabbits, sheep, guinea pigs and much more. These furry friends can’t wait to meet you and your brood! There’s no entry charge, but donations are much appreciated.

For more information click here.

KidZania, Shepherd’s Bush

This is an indoor city, run by Kids! Designed for children aged 4-14, KidZania blends learning and reality with entertainment. During your 4-hour experience, children can independently explore over 60 real-life activities and test their skills in a variety of professions. They can try out being a firefighter, police officer, fashion designer, doctor, actor, and much more. They also get given 50 KidZos (the local currency don’t cha know) when they arrive to spend on food and activities, or to bank. What decisions will they make…?!

For more information click here.

Sea Life London, South Bank

Situated conveniently on London’s South Bank, Sea Life has over 10,000 sea creatures to introduce your kiddies to. Highlights include; Ocean Invaders the UK’s largest jellyfish experience, test your nerves over Shark Walk watching these amazing fish swim right under your feet and get hands on with starfish and sea anemone in our interactive rock pool.

For more information click here.

Ripleys Believe It Or Not, Piccadilly Circus

Take their imaginations into uncharted territory at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! London. Follow in the footsteps of intrepid adventurer Robert Ripley and explore five oddity-packed floors crammed with countless curiosities, unusual historical artefacts, amazing art, and experiences inspired by his world famous collection. Don’t miss the Black Hole rotating vortex and the Marvellous Mirror Maze.

For more information click here.

 

We hope you like these suggestions! For other ideas on days out with the kiddies, click here.

 



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