With half term fast approaching, families across the country are gearing up to entertain their children for two weeks. Thanks to the Easter bank holidays, parents can enjoy an extra-long weekend with their little ones and the spring break is the perfect time to pack a bag and head off for a weekend away enjoying a family adventure tour in London.
Our fabulous capital city provides the perfect city break venue for children of any age, boasting famous landmarks, interactive museums, stunning Victorian parks and of course the world famous toy shop, Hamley’s! If you want to cram your visit with lots of activities to keep your children (and yourselves) amused then check out our top tips below:
The National Gallery is a surprisingly child friendly venue for families, and they host fantastic activities programmes for children aged 5-11 years old. With enthusiastic leaders and oodles of crafts your child will be creating their own masterpiece in no time at all, and for children under 5 the National Gallery hosts Magic Carpet Storytelling Sundays in the Pigott Education Centre Foyer.
If you want to make the most of the great outdoors then Hyde Park is the place for you. The largest of the Royal parks, Hyde Park boasts its very own open air lido where you and your children can take a dip, or why not play amongst the pirate boats and tepees in the Diana Memorial Playground in Kensington Gardens.
Animal mad adults and children alike will fall in love with the Sea Life Centre, and there are incredible family discounts to be made when you book tickets to this popular attraction online. Conveniently located right in the heart of the city centre close to local amenities and public transport, the Sea Life Centre will instantly transport you into an amazing oceanic experience as you marvel first hand at the hundreds of aquatic creatures on display. The iconic glass tunnel walkway enables visitors to get up close and personal with green turtles, sharks, octopi and a plethora of tropical fish, making a visit to this centre truly unforgettable.