Why London is a top European destination for kids

If you are taking kids on a trip, you want to know that there will be plenty to keep them entertained.  I reckon that London is one of best places to visit in Europe with children.  Here are some ideas for things to do in London with kids.

1 London Museums

London has so many museums, state museums are free to enter (but there may be a fee for special exhibitions),  this is such a bonus as it also gives you an all weather option.  Heather’s top three London museums for families are the Science Museum, the Natural History Museum and the Victoria and Albert.  Neha recommends the Transport Museum and Pollocks Toy Museum and  but there’s an entry fee at these venues.

Pattern Pod at the Science Museum London by heatheronhertravels

2 London Parks

Hyde Park is a large open space in central London,  ideal for a picnic or a row on the  Serpentine Lake.  The Diana Memorial Playground in Kensington Gardens has a full size pirate ship replica. London Zoo and the Open Air Theatre are at Regents Park. St James Park is close to Buckingham Palace and Trafalgar Square, kids love pelican feeding time at 2.30pm

Diana Memorial Playground by sightseeingLondon

3 London City Farms

There are ten city farms in London where you an experience the country life without leaving the city.  Hackney City Farm is open Tuesday – Sunday from 10am – 4.30pm, a late afternoon visit would incorporate feeding time at 4pm. The onsite Frizzante Cafe won a Time Out award for the best family restaurant.

Hackney City Farm plan by aburt

4 London Theatre

With so many theatres in London,  there is bound to be a selection of shows suitable for kids and families. You should check out the deals available on London West End tickets as it’s often cheaper to purchase through a third party. An annual Kids Week (it’s actually on for two weeks) runs during August when one child aged 5 – 16 gets a free ticket for specified shows when an adult buys a full price ticket. There’s also a range of free activities such as puppet shows and behind the scenes tours.

Lion King at Lyceum Theatre by AndyRob

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