Finding some fantastic fun things for the kids to do can be a challenge. We’ve answered some of the most common questions around kids’ activities in London to help you find the perfect day out.
There’s plenty of family-friendly fun to be had on a day out in London, from museum tours to bouncing good fun. Here are just some of our suggestions:
Whether you want to learn a new skill or see the sights of the big city, there’s a wide and varied range of family experiences in London that'll keep everyone happy and entertained on a day out. The Graffiti Workshop offers a great range of classes - try something new and learn the basics of street art. Using aerosols, markers and stencils to create imagery, you also get to take your masterpiece home. Show off your climbing skills at Strong Hold London, one of the UK's largest indoor climbing centres, or try a London Ghost Tour to find out all about London's haunted past.
Soft play areas and animal centres are always a firm favourite with toddlers – and London’s got them in spades. The adventurous play areas at both Bramley's Big Adventure and Sindbads Soft Play Centre offer the perfect space for kids to tumble, slide and swing their way through the day - giving parents a much-needed break. Toddlers will love the penguin colony at the London Zoo, seeing the kangaroos at Ventura Wildlife Park and hands-on reptile and bug experiences at Eagle Heights. There are many more fantastic days out to choose from when you browse through Groupon's activities for kids in London.
If the weather isn’t fair, don't despair - there are plenty family activities in London that you can enjoy even when it rains.
My kids seem to have enough energy to power an entire neighbourhood, so I jump at any opportunity to wear them out. Thankfully, in and around Muswell Hill there seem to be countless things to do, with everything from adventure playgrounds and skate parks to slightly creepy swan-shaped pedalos. My top picks are three year-round activities they’ll never forget.
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