London With The Little Ones: 10 Fantastic Activities For All The Family

Quick question: what’s the best city in the world? In the words of Joey Tribbiani... it’s London baby! 

Every parent can appreciate the rewards of spending more time with their loved ones. Even days spent in the garden can be truly special, but there’s nothing quite like a day or two in the capital. Here are some of the best things to do during your stay. 

1| Tour A Sports Stadium 

London is a city packed with globally recognised sports venues. The list includes Wembley, Wimbledon, Lords, and the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The youngsters might not be ready for the roar of a matchday, but they can enjoy a tour of the backstage areas. 

2| Create M&Ms 

A trip to Leicester Sq is likely to be on the agenda of any London day trip. M&M World is a great place to visit at any age, but the kids will be particularly excited by the chocolate. Why not create your own to commemorate the day in style? 

3| Tour Westminster 

Whether it’s riding an iconic red bus or crossing Waterloo Bridge on foot, the Westminster area is home to all the attractions your kids have read about. Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, and the London Eye are just some of them. Buckingham Palace is close by too. 

4| Catch A Show 

London’s West End is a place of magic, and there are many family-friendly shows on offer. Whether it’s a matinee or evening performance, seeing one of the latest London shows will provide a memory that’s cherished forever. 

5| Picnic In The Park 

If you want to venture to the outskirts, Richmond Park is blessed with deer and other animals. Alternatively, Kew Gardens is an attraction that everyone should visit once. However, Hyde Park and Finsbury Park can be just as enjoyable. It’s the perfect way to take a break. 

6| Climb The O2 Arena 

A fun and achievable physical challenge followed by an incredible view from atop one of London’s most iconic venues, the O2 Climb has it all. The activity is open to everybody aged 8 and over while teens are sure to love it too. 

7| Get Some Education 

London is home to many art galleries, museums, and exhibitions. Some charge a small fee while others are free, but all of them are worthwhile. The right venues are particularly good if your son or daughter loves art, dinosaurs, or astrology. 

8| Attractions For Kids & Big Kids Alike 

The list of attractions aimed at kids but loved by adults is endless. The London Zoo, Aquarium, Warner Bros. Tour, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, Madame Tussauds, and Shrek’s Adventure are just some of the options. Book in advance for cheaper tickets. 

9| Take A Boat Ride 

A relaxed boat ride is a great way to see the city from another perspective while many double up as restaurants. A Thames cruise is the most likely option, and they can be found at various points along the river. It’s fun for all the family. 

10| Be Entertained 

The street entertainers on the Southbank and at Covent Garden provide entertainment for all the family. There will also be some great photo opportunities. With plenty of shops nearby, you’ll be able to find the I Love LDN t-shirts that the kids will want to wear too.