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

Children’s events in April

Here are some great family days out in April 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 jungle adventures
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
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
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
free

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
Serpentine

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
Hampton Court Palace

Easter Egg Hunt at Hampton Court Palace

6 to Follow the child-friendly clues around the grounds of gardens of Hampton Court and win a Lindt Gold Bunny at the end
Golden Hinde

The Golden Hinde Night Voyage

6 Apr to Your child will become part of Sir Francis Drakes pirate crew and spend a night sleeping on the gun deck of the Golden Hinde

Children’s events in May

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

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

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

In The Night Garden Live at Hackney Empire

Into The Night Garden Live

1 to Join Igglepiggle on a very busy day in the magical world of the Night Garden searching for his two friends Upsy Daisy and Makka Pakka
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

Children’s events in July

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

Gruffalo at Lyric Theatre

Catch The Gruffalo at the Lyric Theatre

3 Jul to The Gruffalo is a musical adaptation of the award winning childrens picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
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
Mr Gum And The Dancing Bear at Dorfman Theatre

Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear

25 Jul to Can Polly help Padlock the Bear escape the evil clutches of Mr Gum in this all-singing all-dancing adventure for kids?
London Film And Comic Con at London Olympia

London Film & Comic Con 2019

26 to Enter a world of cosplay comics manga and movies and meet some of the biggest stars from the big and small screen

Children’s events in August

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

Mary Poppins Returns at Kensington Palace

Outdoor film: Mary Poppins Returns

2 Aug 2019 Mary Poppins will be flying into Kensington Palace for a showing of her new movie on an outdoor cinema screen outside the palace
Mary Poppins Returns at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

Mary Poppins Returns to the Open Air Theatre

25 Aug 2019 Mary Poppins will be flying into the Regents Park Open Air Theatre for an outdoor screening of her new movie

More Children’s events in 2019/20

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

Cinderella Panto at Lyric Hammersmith

Cinderella Christmas panto

16 Nov to See if Cinderella can find her Prince Charming when she loses her new shoes and goes to the ball at the Lyric Hammersmith
Sleeping Beauty Panto at Greenwich Theatre

Sleeping Beauty Christmas panto

22 Nov to This years panto at the Greenwich Theatre will be the love story between Sleeping Beauty and her handsome prince
Dick Whittington at Hackney Empire

Dick Whittington Christmas panto

23 Nov to This years Christmas panto at the Hackney Empire is the classic rags-to-riches tale of Dick Whittington and his cat
Nativity The Musical at Eventim Apollo

Nativity The Musical - based on the hit movies

11 to The smash-hit Nativity movies have been turned into a comedy musical fun for all the family this Christmas
Snowman at Cadogan Hall

The Snowman and Peter and the Wolf

21 Dec 2019 Watch The Snowman with a live orchestra performing the score followed by Prokofievs Peter and the Wolf
 
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Into The Night Garden Live Join Igglepiggle on a very busy day in the magical world of the Night Garden searching for his two friends Upsy Daisy and Makka Pakka
The Golden Hinde Night Voyage Your child will become part of Sir Francis Drake's pirate crew and spend a night sleeping on the gun deck of the Golden Hinde.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Palace Theatre will be showing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child -- a brand-new Harry Potter story by JK Rowling.
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