Children’s events in London

Here’s our guide to the best children’s events in London. We’ve also put together some family-friendly 1-day itineraries and 2-day itineraries to help you plan your day out. Our list of children’s attractions and Top 10 list of the best children’s attractions should help you decide which ones to visit as well

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Children’s events in October

Here are some great family days out in October for children of all ages

Craig recommends… Some good places to take your kids include the London Eye, London Dungeon, London Aquarium, London Zoo, Harry Potter Studios and Chessington World of Adventures

Lion King at Lyceum Theatre

to Lyceum Theatre Based on the Oscar-winning Disney movie The Lion King tells the story of Simba and his adventures in the jungle
Wicked at Apollo Victoria Theatre

to Apollo Victoria Theatre If you like The Wizard of Oz then you will love Wicked -- it tells the story of what happened to the good and evil witches
Matilda at Cambridge Theatre

to Cambridge Theatre Roald Dahls Matilda tells the story of a child who rebels against the grown-ups when she discovers her amazing powers
Aladdin at Prince Edward Theatre

to Prince Edward Theatre Disneys Aladdin has been turned into a West End musical and will be showing at the Prince Edward Theatre
Harry Potter And The Cursed Child at Palace Theatre

to Palace Theatre Palace Theatre will be showing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child -- a brand-new Harry Potter story by JK Rowling
Royal Observatory

Royal Observatory The Royal Observatorys daily Sky Tonight show at the Planetarium will show you what will be visible in the sky tonight
Medieval Banquet

Medieval Banquet Enjoy a medieval banquet and be entertained by English knights singing minstrels and King Henry VIII himself
Serpentine

to Serpentine Spend a pleasant afternoon pedalling around in a little hire boat on the Serpentine or catch the sun-powered SolarShuttle
The Emirates Air Line (Cable Car)

The Emirates Air Line (Cable Car) This cable car offers fantastic views as it carries you across the Thames from the O2 Arena to the ExCel Centre in five minutes
Wembley Stadium

Wembley Stadium Join a Wembley Stadium Tour and see the changing rooms and pitch and walk up the stairs to the Royal Box and pretend to lift the FA Cup
Arsenal at Arsenal FC, Emirates Stadium

Arsenal FC, Emirates Stadium Walk in the footsteps of your Arsenal heroes on a tour of the stadium and pitch and visit the Arsenal Museum
Chelsea at Chelsea FC, Stamford Bridge

Chelsea FC, Stamford Bridge Walk in the footsteps of your football heroes with a guided tour of Stamford Bridge and the Chelsea Museum
Namco Funscape

Namco Funscape NAMCO Funscape is like an indoor funfair with three floors of arcade games pool tables 10-pin bowling bumper cars and a sports bar
Hackney Marshes
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Hackney Marshes Hackney Marshes is the home of Sunday league football with over 70 matches played between dozens of amateur teams
Natural History Museum

to Natural History Museum The Natural History Museum has one of Londons prettiest ice rinks decorated with a huge tree and fairground carousel

Children’s events in November

Here are some ideas if you’re planning to take your kids to London this November

Kingsmeadow

Kingsmeadow Kingstons annual fireworks display with a funfair and food stalls will be held at Kingstonian FCs football stadium
Alexandra Palace

to Alexandra Palace The fireworks display at Alexandra Palace will include a big bonfire ice rink childrens funfair and German beer festival
Bishop’s Park

Bishop’s Park Bishops Park will be hosting two displays -- one for the little kids with less scary bangs and a big one for the adults a bit later on
Canary Wharf

to Canary Wharf This ice rink sits in the shadow of the Canary Wharf skyscrapers with an icy perimeter path made of fir trees and fairy lights
Ravenscourt Park

Ravenscourt Park There will be two fireworks displays at Ravenscourt Park this year -- a little one for the kiddies and a bigger one for everyone else
Morden Park

Morden Park Morden Park will be putting on an early evening display for the younger kids and then a second main display for the grown-ups
Blackheath
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Blackheath The fireworks at Blackheath is always one of the most popular fireworks displays in London -- because its completely free!
Ealing Cricket Club

Ealing Cricket Club Ealing Cricket Club will be putting on a special flying-themed laser show and fireworks display to celebrate the RAFs anniversary
Carshalton Park

Carshalton Park Carshalton Park always holds one of the biggest and best fireworks displays around and is famous for its absolutely massive bonfire
Battersea Park

Battersea Park Battersea Park always puts on one of the best fireworks display in London which attracts around 40000 people every year
Athletic Ground

Athletic Ground The fireworks at the Athletic Ground will be set to your favourite 90s music and there will also be a funfair and food stalls
Wimbledon Park

Wimbledon Park Wimbledon Park will be putting on two fireworks displays this year -- one aimed at children and another display for the grown-ups
Crystal Palace Park

Crystal Palace Park Crystal Palace Park will be putting on two displays on the 5th November -- a little one for the kids and a huge one with choreographed lights
Southwark Park

Southwark Park Southwark Parks firework display is always one of the biggest and busiest around and will be held on the 5th November
Somerset House

to Somerset House Somerset House has got the prettiest rink in London with a huge Christmas tree and festive shopping arcade
Snowman at Peacock Theatre

to Peacock Theatre Fly through the sky with the magical snowman as the much-loved childrens book The Snowman comes to the Peacock
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park

to Hyde Park Hyde Park will be transformed into a magical Winter Wonderland with rollercoaster rides a circus ice rink and Christmas market
Room On The Broom at Lyric Theatre

to Lyric Theatre Room On The Broom is a childrens adventure about a poor witch whose hat and wand blow away in the wind
Hampton Court Palace

to Hampton Court Palace The outdoor ice-rink at Hampton Court has a spectacular backdrop in front of Henry VIIIs 500-year-old Tudor Palace
Tower of London

to Tower of London The Tower of Londons outdoor ice rink is back again for another year in the dry moat outside the castle walls
Aladdin Panto at Hackney Empire

to Hackney Empire Join Aladdin in the magical land of Hackney where hell rub a magic lamp and get three wishes from a genie
Queen’s Gallery

to Queen’s Gallery Take your baby to the Queens Gallery for an informal classical concert and see the Russia Royalty & the Romanovs exhibition
A Christmas Carol at Old Vic

to Old Vic A Christmas Carol is returning to the Old Vic with a unique staging that will please everyone aged 8 and above

Children’s events in December

These December events might make a fun day out if you’re coming to London with kids

Operation Ouch at Apollo Theatre

to Apollo Theatre Popular childrens television series Operation Ouch with Dr Chris and Dr Xand is coming to the Apollo Theatre
Peppa Pigs Adventure at Theatre Royal Haymarket

to Theatre Royal Haymarket Take your little kids to see Peppa Pigs Adventure and go on a camping trip to the woods with all her friends
Beauty And The Beast at Shaw Theatre

to Shaw Theatre Beauty and the Beast is a traditional Christmas panto with lots of laughs and dancing and a bit of panto magic
Peter Pan at Richmond Theatre

to Richmond Theatre Robert Lindsay will be starring as Captain Hook in this years Christmas pantomime at the Richmond Theatre
Aladdin Panto at New Wimbledon Theatre

to New Wimbledon Theatre Paul Merton and comedy magician Pete Firman will be starring in the Christmas panto at Wimbledon Theatre
Nativity The Musical at Eventim Apollo

to Eventim Apollo The smash-hit Nativity movies have been turned into a comedy musical fun for all the family this Christmas
Father Christmas at Lyric Hammersmith

to Lyric Hammersmith Raymond Briggs classic childrens book Father Christmas has been turned into a theatre show at the Lyric Hammersmith
St. Paul’s Cathedral
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St. Paul’s Cathedral This short(-ish) Christmas carol concert at St Pauls Cathedral is aimed especially at families with little children

More Children’s events in 2019/20

Here are some events if you’re planning to visit London with your kids in the future

Queen’s Gallery

to Queen’s Gallery Take your kids to the Queens Gallery and see if they can decorate an Easter Egg to compare with the fantastic Faberge ones
 
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