Children’s events in London 1st Jan, New Year’s Day

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Battersea Park Children’s Zoo

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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.
Wembley Stadium

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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.
 
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.
London Eye

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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.
 
London Duck Tours

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London Duck Tours Enjoy an amazing amphibious adventure by both land and sea... with one of London Duck Tours sightseeing boats.
The Emirates Air Line (Cable Car)

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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.
 
BFI IMAX Cinema

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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.
Harry Potter Studio Tour

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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.
 
Madame Tussauds

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Madame Tussauds Rub shoulders with the stars at Madame Tussauds, where you'll meet Royalty and have your photo taken with the Queen.
 at Hampton Court Palace, London
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Child-friendly ghost tour of Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace Take your kids to Hampton Court Palace and spend a spooky night listening to some spine-tingling ghost stories.
 
Snowman at Peacock Theatre, London
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Raymond Briggs’ “The Snowman”

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

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

That’s all the events for children, but there are plenty more 1 January events in London, including:

Westminster Cathedral’s bell tower1 JanuaryWestminster Cathedral’s campanile is one of the city’s best viewing platforms, rising 210 feet over the streets of Victoria.

Guided tour of the Royal Albert Hall1 JanuaryThis guided tour of the Royal Albert Hall will take you inside one of the balcony boxes for a fantastic view of the auditorium.

See London by night — on a sightseeing bus1 JanuaryThe ‘See London By Night’ bus tour will show you London’s most famous landmarks beautifully lit up in the night sky.

Changing the Guard at Horse Guards1 JanuaryChanging the Guard at Horse Guards is similar to the ceremony at Buckingham Palace, but is usually a lot less crowded.

Enjoy an Afternoon Tea at Fortnum & Mason1 JanuaryPut on your best clothes and enjoy an elegant Afternoon Tea in the famous Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon at Fortnum & Mason.

The Original Tour — Open-top sightseeing bus1 JanuaryThe Original Tour is one of London’s most popular sightseeing buses, and it’s also a great way to travel around the capital.

TRS river cruise, from Big Ben to Greenwich1 JanuarySpend a leisurely afternoon on a TRS river cruise from Big Ben to Greenwich, and see some of the sights along the river.

Guided tour around Lord’s Cricket Ground1 JanuaryCricket fans will love having a look around the home of cricket, with this tour of Lord’s Cricket Ground and the MCC Museum.

 
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