Kid’s days out in London

Great family days out in London. Take your children to London Zoo, meet the stars at Madame Tussauds, see some ghouls at the London Dungeon, or take them on the London Eye.

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Days out in London for kids

> Battersea Park Kid’s Zoo
Battersea Park Children's Zoo has a collection of monkeys, meerkats, birds, and farmyard animals.
> BFI IMAX Cinema
The London BFI IMAX Cinema near Waterloo shows a mixture of 2D and 3D films on its huge screens.
> Golden Hinde
The Golden Hinde as the ship in which Francis Drake circumnavigated the world in the time of Elizabeth I.
> Hamleys
Hamleys toy shop in Regent Street is reportedly one of the largest toy stores in the world.
> Harry Potter Studio Tour
Explore the world of Harry Potter and see some of the beautiful sets and props, including Diagon Alley.
> HMS Belfast
HMS Belfast saw service in World War II, where it sunk the German battle cruiser Scharnhorst.
> London Aquarium
London boasts one of Europe’s largest aquariums, filled with 3,000 different kinds of marine life.
> London Dungeon
The London Dungeon celebrates everything that is grisly in the world of crime and punishment.
> London Eye
The British Airways London Eye – or ‘Millennium Wheel’ – is the largest ferris wheel in the world.
> London Zoo
London Zoo’s walk-through aviary and reptile house is home to every kind of living thing.
> Madame Tussauds
One of London’s most popular attractions, Madame Tussauds has over 400 waxworks.
> Natural History Museum
The Natural History Museum covers everything from long-dead dinosaurs to erupting volcanoes.
> Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!
Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! museum has hundreds of extraordinary and unusual exhibits on five floors.
> Royal Observatory
The Old Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London, marks the point where Greenwich Mean Time began.
> Science Museum
From the dawn of time to modern day marvels… with working exhibits and push-button displays.
> Shrek’s Adventure
Shrek’s Adventure will let your kids re-live scenes from the movie and meet all your favourite characters.

Upcoming events for kids


From:
Where:SSE Arena Wembley, Wembley
American basketball legends Harlem Globetrotters are back in London to show off their basketball skills at the SSE Arena.


From:
Where:Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith
Tom Fletcher's children's book 'The Christmasaurus' has been turned into a fun musical show, starring Santa Claus himself!


From:
Where:Arsenal FC, Emirates Stadium, Highbury
Walk in the footsteps of your Arsenal heroes on a guided tour of the Emirates Stadium, the pitch, and the Arsenal Museum.


From:
Where:Cadogan Hall, Chelsea
Watch Raymond Briggs 'Father Christmas' on a big screen, and listen to a kid-friendly version of Prokofiev's 'Peter And The Wolf'.


From:
Where:Palace Theatre, London
Palace Theatre has snapped up the rights to "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" -- a brand-new story by JK Rowling.


From:
Where:O2 Arena, North Greenwich
The world famous Harlem Globetrotters are back in London at The O2 to show off their basketball skills.


From:
Where:Cadogan Hall, Chelsea
The popular children's book 'We're Going On A Bear Hunt' will be brought vividly (and noisily) to life at Cadogan Hall.


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Where:Cadogan Hall, Chelsea
Enjoy 'The Snowman' with a live musical accompaniment, plus a family-friendly performance of Saint-Saens 'Carnival of the Animals'.

 

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