Fun and Affordable Things To Do With Kids in London

March 27, 2017 | By More
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Exciting Adventures For Families Visiting London

If you are not able to decide what to do in London and are looking for the popular places to visit along with your kids, then leave all your worries behind and allow me to discuss top free things entertain the whole family while you are in London. I am going to discuss some of the popular tourist attractions in London including – Museums, Theme Parks, and various other activities for kids.

Museums

The British Museum

The British Museum
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Opened in 1759, The British Museum is one of the oldest museums in the country and the world.  The British Museum is a great place to explore renowned objects, the ground floor has –

  • Double-headed serpent.
  • Statue of Ramesses the Great.
  • Sutton Hoo Helmet.
  • Chinese Tang tomb figures.
  • The Rosetta Stone

The upper floor has –

  • Head of Augustus.
  • Pieces of eight.
  • Mummified Bull.
  • Royal Game of Ur.
  • Hoxne pepper pot.

Museum Of Childhood

This museum is one of the best places to explore an extensive collection of childhood objects and undoubtedly one of the best free things to do while you are in the beautiful city of London. Here, you will get to see games, toys, dolls and various other things related to childhood. Some of the key attractions are the hand-crafted things and old toys from the 20th century.

Playground And Parks

The Diana, Princess Of Wales Memorial Playground

Princess Diana Memorial Playground London
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Located next to Kensington Palace, it is one of the beautifully maintained royal parks. Every year, the park is visited by more than 1,000,000 visitors from around the world, mainly comprising of the kids.

This is an ideal place for the kids where they can enjoy a sensory trail, there is a pirate ship, varied toys, and play sculptures. While the kids enjoy their free time, adults can laze around and enjoy beautiful lush green surroundings.

Regent’s Park

This park is a perfect place to witness the nature at its best. You can explore various gardens including – Queen Mary’s Garden, Regent’s Park Allotment Garden, Wildlife Garden, and The Avenue Gardens. This park has also some of the striking memorials, fountains, and statues. The kids will surely love the great variety of birdlife, amphibians & fishes, and mammals here.

Cass Arts Workshop

Cass Art is a perfect place for the kids to try their hands at painting, art work, drawing, and crafts. The kids get to enjoy free workshops starting from 4 years old. They are provided free supplies and they get to unleash their inner creativity.

Visit A City Farm

London is also known to offer a wide variety of city farms where the kids can get back to nature. They can enjoy horse-riding, petting, feeding, etc. These places are also ideal to enjoy a picnic with your family members. Some of the popular farms where the kids can go are – Vauxhall City Farm, Surry Docks Farm, and Deen City Farm. The kids will get to learn about where their food comes from and animal boarding.

Theme Parks

Thorpe Park

Thorpe Park London
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If you want to take your kids to a place that is full of excitement and surprises, then Thorpe Park is the place to be. The park has various iconic rides, it also has UK’s only winged rollercoaster, Colossus will let the kids enjoy the twists and turns at high-speed. Thorpe Park is known to have more than 20 rides, different attractions, and live shows. No matter when you are visiting, you can be part of various seasonal events.

Harry Potter World

If your kid loved the Harry Potter series, then he/she will surely cherish their visit to Harry Potter World. This is actually a Warner Bros Studio in Leavesden, the kids will be taken to the studio tour of scenes and props of Harry Potter series. The kids will surely enjoy behind the scenes experience.

London Zoo

London Zoo Tiger
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Opened in 1828, there is something special about the oldest scientific zoo in the world. Your trip to London is incomplete without visiting London Zoo. The zoo is home to more than 700 species and around 20,000 different animals. What’s more, the zoo also offers fun and educational exhibits especially for the kids. Here the kids can also visit – Penguin Beach, England’s largest penguin pool.

Shows And Other Fun Activities

KidZania

This is one place where the kids are in charge. KidZania has an educational but fun environment where the kids get an opportunity of learning different types of grown up skills. What’s interesting is that the kids get to earn quick money for their tasks. Kids can try out working as a Doctor, Fireman, a Fashion Designer, a Journalist, etc.

The Original London Tour

How about visiting the magical sights of London along with your kids on a bus in one go? For that you can choose hop-on hop-off bus tours with The Original London Tour. Offering its services for more than 60 years now, it is the most popular open-top sightseeing red bus tour operator.

The Puppet Barge

The Puppet Barge is a unique 55-seat water-borne theatre where you get to enjoy puppet shows. Movingstage is the company and it has produced various marionette and animation shows. The kids will surely love the traditional tales and other kids’ classics. A perfect way to witness puppet show while you cruise on River Thames.

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About The Author:  Sophia Jones tries to live her life like the sun – setting her sights high and vowing to always rise up again. Always game for an adventure, Sophia loves widening readers and her own expectations of our vast, beautiful world. As a journalist, Sophia writes to inform. As a creative writer, Sophia strives to inspire. Overall, she hopes to captivate. She currently writes for sites like Qwikfix.
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