Children’s events in London

Here’s our guide to the best children’s events in London. The most popular kid’s attractions include the London Eye, London Dungeon, London Aquarium and London Zoo, plus Madame Tussauds, Shrek’s Adventure, Warner Bros. Studios (for Harry Potter) and two museums: the Natural History Museum and Science Museum.

Children’s events in September

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

Craig recommends… I’ve rated the best children’s attractions on my blog: The Shard, London Eye, London Dungeon, Aquarium, Zoo, Harry Potter Studios, Chessington World of Adventures, London Duck Tour, Natural History Museum, Science Museum and the O2 cable car.

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.
Matilda at Cambridge Theatre

to Cambridge Theatre Roald Dahl's "Matilda" tells the story of a child who rebels against the grown-ups when she discovers her amazing powers.
London Film Museum

to London Film Museum "Bond in Motion" is a huge collection of original cars, bikes and boats used during filming in the 007 James Bond movies.
The Shard

The Shard Enjoy the stunning views from the top of The Shard -- London's tallest skyscraper -- more than 1000-feet above the city.
Aladdin at Prince Edward Theatre

to Prince Edward Theatre Disney's "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 has snapped up the rights to "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" -- a brand-new story by JK Rowling.
Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds Rub shoulders with the stars at Madame Tussauds, where you'll meet Royalty and have your photo taken with the Queen.
Harry Potter Studio Tour

Harry Potter Studio Tour Explore the magical world of Harry Potter at Warner Bros Studios, and see some of the props and sets from the movies.
BFI IMAX Cinema

BFI IMAX Cinema Go and watch a 3D-movie at the BFI IMAX with state-of-the-art surround sound, and the largest cinema screen in the UK.
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 to the ExCel Centre in five minutes.
London Duck Tours

London Duck Tours Enjoy an amazing amphibious adventure by both land and sea... with one of London Duck Tours sightseeing boats.
London Eye

London Eye Every tourist should spend an hour riding the London Eye at the start of their break, as it gives a great overview of the city.
Namco Funscape

Namco Funscape The Namco Centre has has three floors of arcade games, bowling lanes, bumper-cars, pool tables, sports TV and a bar.
Wembley Stadium

Wembley Stadium Join a Wembley Stadium Tour and see the changing rooms, the pitch, and climb up to the Royal Box and lift the FA Cup.
Battersea Park Children’s Zoo

Battersea Park Children’s Zoo Battersea Park Children's Zoo is a good place to visit for families with young kids, with plenty of small animals and birds.
Arsenal at Arsenal FC, Emirates Stadium

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

Chelsea FC, Stamford Bridge Walk in the footballing footsteps of your Chelsea heroes on a guided tour of Stamford Bridge and the Chelsea Museum.
Royal Observatory

Royal Observatory The Royal Observatory's daily "Sky Tonight" show at the Planetarium will show you what will be visible in the sky tonight.
London Zoo

London Zoo Get closer to the animals at London Zoo, and help to feed and muck them out, by becoming a London Zoo keeper for a day.
Medieval Banquet

Medieval Banquet Come and enjoy a medieval banquet alongside English knights, singing minstrels, and the great King Henry VIII himself.
Hackney Marshes

Hackney Marshes Hackney Marshes is the home of Sunday league football, with over 70 matches played between dozens of amateur teams.
Serpentine

to Serpentine Spend a pleasant afternoon pedalling around in a little hire boat on the Serpentine, or catch the sun-powered SolarShuttle.
Annie at Piccadilly Theatre

to Piccadilly Theatre One of the world's favourite family musicals, Annie, is back in the West End for a run at the Piccadilly Theatre.
Golden Hinde

to Golden Hinde Become part of Sir Francis Drake's pirate crew and spend a night sleeping on the gun deck of the Golden Hinde.
Natural History Museum

to Natural History Museum Re-live the movie 'Night At The Museum' by spending a whole night inside the Natural History Museum!
Nfl American Football at Wembley Stadium

Wembley Stadium The first NFL regular season game to be held in the UK this year will see the Baltimore Ravens take on the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Children’s events in October

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

Nfl American Football at Wembley Stadium

Wembley Stadium The second NFL regular season game to be held in the UK this year will see the New Orleans Saints take on the Miami Dolphins.
Dr Seusss The Lorax at Old Vic

to Old Vic Help Dr Seuss's Lorax save the world from a greedy, tree-chopping businessman called The Once-ler, at the Old Vic Theatre.
Nfl American Football at Twickenham Stadium

Twickenham Stadium The third NFL regular season game to be held in the UK this year will see the Arizona Cardinals take on the Los Angeles Rams.
Disney Fantasia at Royal Albert Hall

Royal Albert Hall Enjoy the best bits from Walt Disney's 'Fantasia' and 'Fantasia 2000', alongside a live performance of the score.
Benjamin Franklin House

Benjamin Franklin House The Benjamin Franklin House will be laying on some free activities for kids this Halloween, with some spooky stories and games.
Royal Albert Hall

Royal Albert Hall 'My Great Orchestral Adventure' is a fun way to introduce to kids to classical music, using music to tell the story of a shipwreck.
Frozen at Prince Charles Cinema

Prince Charles Cinema Disney's animated classic 'Frozen' is coming to the Prince Charles Cinema, in a special sing-a-long version for kids.
Nfl American Football at Twickenham Stadium

Twickenham Stadium The fourth and final NFL regular season game to be held in the UK this year will be the Minnesota Vikings v Cleveland Browns.

Children’s events in November

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

Wwe Smackdown Wrestling at SSE Arena Wembley

SSE Arena Wembley American wrestling is coming to London when all the big WWE stars fight it out at the SSE Wembley Arena.
Cinderella Panto at Hackney Empire

to Hackney Empire Enjoy a traditional Christmas panto at the Hackney Empire, and see if Cinderella can find her Prince Charming.
Jack And The Beanstalk at Lyric Hammersmith

to Lyric Hammersmith You'll find Jack and his magic beans at the Lyric Hammersmith, climbing up his beanstalk into the clouds where the giant lives.
Royal Botanic Gardens

to Royal Botanic Gardens Kew Garden's Christmas trail includes a fairground, a tunnel of lights, scented fire garden and a million sparkling lights.
Snowman at Peacock Theatre

to Peacock Theatre Fly through the sky with the magical snowman, as the much-loved children's book "The Snowman" comes to the Peacock.

Children’s events in December

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

Frozen at Prince Charles Cinema

to Prince Charles Cinema Disney's animated classic 'Frozen' is coming to the Prince Charles Cinema, in a special sing-a-long version for kids.
Dick Whittington at London Palladium

to London Palladium The London Palladium's Christmas panto is 'Dick Whittington', starring Charlie Stemp, Julian Clary, Elaine Paige and Diversity.
Jack And The Beanstalk at Shaw Theatre

to Shaw Theatre Jack and his magic beans are coming to the Shaw Theatre this year, to put on a traditional Christmas panto.
Benjamin Franklin House

Benjamin Franklin House The Benjamin Franklin House will be throwing a Christmas party especially for kids, with carols, crafts and mince pies.
Nativity The Musical at Eventim Apollo

to Eventim Apollo The smash-hit 'Nativity' movies have now been turned into a comedy musical, fun for all the family this Christmas.
Snowman at Cadogan Hall

Cadogan Hall Enjoy 'The Snowman' with a live musical accompaniment, plus a family-friendly performance of Saint-Saens 'Carnival of the Animals'.
Disney On Ice Passport To Adventure at O2 Arena

to O2 Arena The Disney on Ice Passport To Adventure will re-live all your favourite scenes from all your favourite Disney movies.
Christmasaurus at Eventim Apollo

to Eventim Apollo Tom Fletcher's children's book 'The Christmasaurus' has been turned into a fun musical show, starring Santa Claus himself!
Father Christmas at Cadogan Hall

Cadogan Hall Watch Raymond Briggs 'Father Christmas' on a big screen, and listen to a kid-friendly version of Prokofiev's 'Peter And The Wolf'.
Peter Pan Arena Spectacular at SSE Arena Wembley

to SSE Arena Wembley Bradley Walsh and Martin Kemp will be starring in Peter Pan alongside Tinkerbell, Tiger Lily and Captain Hook.

More Children’s events in 2018/19

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

Arenacross at SSE Arena Wembley

SSE Arena Wembley Arenacross combines indoor motocross racing and freestyle motocross for a fast and furious night of family entertainment.
Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets at Royal Albert Hall

to Royal Albert Hall The Royal Albert Hall will be screening 'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets' alongside a live performance of the score.
Harlem Globetrotters at SSE Arena Wembley

SSE Arena Wembley The world famous Harlem Globetrotters are back in London to show off their basketball skills at the SSE Arena.
 
 
 
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