If you’re visiting London this Summer with family and want somewhere convenient to stay the Serviced Apartments Canary Wharf are situated by the River Thames and include built-in entertainment system, free wi-fi, a cafe and gym to have fun whilst in a comfortable setting.
The following suggestions are all free admission but there may be payable activities so you can spend as little or much as you like.
Natural History Museum
Get up close with nature, discover fascinating creatures and intriguing science. Drop in their science centre where you can get hands on with the museums collection or see the clock from CBeebies Andy’s Dinosaur Adventures. Keep an eye out for busy insects, colourful flowers and birds in the wildlife garden. Experience the power of their famous earthquake stimulator then enjoy an atmospheric journey through Earth to the upper Red Zone galleries.
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
The Park is home to the London Stadium, the ArcelorMittal Orbit, a slide that reaches 18mph! The London Aquatics Centre where you can go for a swim, the Copper Box Arena for a game of badminton or basketball. The Lee Valley VeloPark allows you to experience the track on mountain bike or BMX and Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre. You can try out dance classes at the Timber Lodhe such as children’s Zumba. There is also various parklands, waterways, playgrounds and cafes. Perfect whether you want to play, learn or relax.
With 32 acres of parkland to explore, you can visit the farm animals, go horse riding and take part in the farms educational activities. They have over 100 animals including an impressive collection of British rare breeds.
National Portrait Gallery
Come face to face with history and get creative, discovering and learning together. Say hello to Jane Austen, meet Henry VIII and have your photo taken with Ed Sheeren. Every weekend and every day in the school holidays you can use free art materials to create your own portraits. There are also 3 free family activity trails to get creative together
Covent Garden is the only district in London to have a license for street entertainers so expect to see opera singers, human statues, death-defying acrobats and magicians.
Amongst beautiful countryside and rich wildlife there is a zoo, an athletics track, an education centre, extensive children’s activities and three swimming ponds.
I hope you like some of my ideas, it’s definitely made me want to take Lucas to London soon!
If you live nearer to me, here are some free days out in Lancashire x