Half term has arrived and you will always want to have a few fun things to do with the kids so that they can enjoy this short break from school. There is nowhere better for fun and adventure during half term than London because there is a huge amount to see and do in the capital. Here are some London travel tips that the kids are sure to love. Check out this London’s children’s map too.
National Maritime Museum
There are many world-famous museums to visit in London but one which is sometimes overlooked (and likely to be quieter than the Science Museum at half term) is the National Maritime Museum. This free to visit museum provides a fascinating insight into the rich maritime history of the country but it also has a wide range of thrilling play scenes and activities for the little ones to enjoy.
Hackney City Farm
If you have children who love animals then a trip to the lovely Hackney City Farm could be a good option. It is home to all kinds of cute farm animals that the kids can get up close with and there is also a very nice Italian cafe, pottery studio and garden to explore.
Tower of London
One of the UNESCO sites in London. Explore London’s iconic castle and World Heritage Site without the usual crowds. You’ll get up close to the Crown Jewels, meet the legendary Yeoman Warders and ravens and see the Tower like never before.
Go Ape Battersea
Go Ape Battersea allows your kids to unleash their inner chimp as they can traverse the forest canopy in Battersea via a treetop rope course. In addition to the high octane adventure which is sure to keep them entertained, this also allows for amazing views over the capital.
London Dungeon is always a popular spot with kids along South Bank that will take you back to the capitals macabre history in a fun, amusing and educational manner. This is through a range of well-crafted live shows along with a couple of exhilarating rides which the kids will love. Check out the South Bank restaurants for a spot of lunch.
Crystal Palace Park
There are plenty of things to do in South East London. If the weather is nice then a trip to Crystal Palace Park can be enjoyable and a good way to keep the costs down. This beautiful 80-hectare park in South London is ideal for relaxing or a leisurely stroll, be sure to look out for the five dinosaur sculptures lurking around the lake!
GoBoat is the fun, self-drive boating experience. You are the captain, you choose the route. From our location in Paddington, GoBoats have access to a stunning section of the Regent’s Canal. No boating experience is necessary as training will be given upon arrival and you’ll be given a route map to help you navigate your way.
These are just a few ideas for fun activities in London this half term. It is sure to be busy so it is a good idea to plan your journey ahead, book anytime tickets so that you are not restricted and to book ahead where possible. Half term should always be fun and a reward to the kids for their work in school. London is a great place for this and there are many fantastic sights and budget friendly family days out to try this half term which will certainly keep them happy and provide you with a good chance to spend quality time together.
Have a look at Miss Tilly and Me’s ideas for London on a budget too x