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 February

Here are some great family days out in February 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

Disneys Lion King - music by Elton John

24 Sep 2002 to 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

Wicked - Untold story of The Wizard of Oz

7 Sep 2006 to 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

Roald Dahls Matilda - The Musical

18 Oct 2011 to 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

Disneys Aladdin – The Musical

27 May 2016 to 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

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

30 Jul 2016 to Palace Theatre will be showing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child -- a brand-new Harry Potter story by JK Rowling
Natural History Museum

Life In The Dark - Natural History Museum

13 Jul 2018 to Enter the nocturnal world of the creatures that live in pitch-black caves and at the bottom of the deep dark ocean
Science Museum

The Sun - Living With Our Star

6 Oct 2018 to The Science Museum will be telling the extraordinary story of the life-giving star that sits at the centre of our Solar System
Emirates Air Line Cable Car at The Emirates Air Line (Cable Car)

Cable car across the River Thames

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 tour

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 - Tour of the 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 - Tour of Stamford Bridge

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

Play arcade games at NAMCO Funscape

NAMCO Funscape is like an indoor funfair with arcade games pool tables 10-pin bowling bumper cars and a sports bar
Museum of Childhood

A Pirates Life For Me

20 Oct 2018 to A child-friendly exhibition about pirates that will take your kids on a swashbuckling adventure and show them some real pirate coins
Royal Observatory

The night sky tonight (planetarium show)

The Royal Observatory in Greenwich puts on a daily show at their planetarium to show you what will be visible in the sky tonight
London Zoo

Meet the animals up close at London Zoo

Heres your chance to enter the animal enclosures and get close to some of the friendliest animals at London Zoo
Medieval Banquet London at Medieval Banquet

Medieval Banquet with minstrels and knights

Enjoy a medieval banquet and be entertained by English knights and singing minstrels and King Henry VIII
Natural History Museum

Dino Snores for Kids - Natural History Museum sleepover

10 Nov 2018 to Re-live the movie Night At The Museum by spending a whole night inside the Natural History Museum!
Bank of England Museum

Practically Perfect Adventure with Mary Poppins

18 to Meet Mary Poppins at the Bank of England Museum for one of her interactive storytelling tours for kids

Children’s events in March

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

British Museum

British Museum - Lost Kingdoms Sleepover

16 Mar to Treat your kids to a sleepover at the British Museum where theyll learn about lost kingdoms in Africa Asia and South America
Alexandra Palace

London Festival of Railway Modelling

24 to The London Festival of Railway Modelling will have over 40 working layouts and 120 exhibitors selling paint and trains

Children’s events in April

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


Hire a pedal boat on the Serpentine lake

1 Apr to Spend a pleasant afternoon pedalling around in a little hire boat on the Serpentine or catch the sun-powered SolarShuttle
Bank of England Museum

Easter egg trail at the Bank of England Museum

8 to Your kids can win a little prize if they manage to complete the easter egg trail at the Bank of England Museum
Queen’s Gallery

Fantastic Faberge - An Easter event for kids

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

Children’s events in May

There are plenty of places to visit in London this May for families with kids

Barbican Centre

Wallace & Gromit Model Making Workshop

27 Mar 2019 The creators of Wallace & Gromit will be putting on a Model Making Workshop where you can make your very own Gromit

Children’s events in June

Here are a few fun ideas if you’re trying to entertain some children in June

Mlb Baseball at Olympic Stadium

Boston Red Sox v New York Yankees

29 to Watch a real Major League Baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees at Olympic Stadium

More Children’s events in 2019/20

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

Redbull Soapbox Race at Alexandra Palace

Red Bull Soapbox Race - The worlds craziest race

7 Jul 2019 The Red Bull Soapbox Race is where amateurs race their homemade go-kart contraptions downhill at high speed
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