Living in Essex means we can head to London on family days out pretty cheaply and quickly. We took Lamb a few times when he was younger, however we haven’t quite plucked up the courage to take Bear yet.
He’s been to London but not for a full day out. So I think it’s time we thought about family friendly things to do in London, and plan a day out there.
London is like a treasure trove for places to visit. Whether you want a park to play in, a museum to learn in, or something fun and exciting, there’s an array of choices to think about.
Here’s a list of a few places we’ve already visited that you might enjoy.
If you’ve got an older child, or at least one who’s over 3, I think Madamme Tussauds is a great choice for a family day out. We took Lamb before Bear was born and he absolutely loved it. As well as famous singers and actors, there’s fictional characters like Spiderman, so you can image how Lamb was when he ‘met’ one of his heroes.
We absolutely love the Science Museum. There is just so much for the kids to do or look at. Educational and fun – what more could you want?!
Natural History Museum
After visiting the Science museum, head up the road to the Natural History Museum and you won’t be disappointed! Animal after animal, creature after create. This place is heaven for any animal loving child.
If you’ve got older kids they may enjoy a walk around the V&A museum.
If you do have nature loving kids then they will love the Sea Life centre. Bright and beautiful fish, unusual creatures and even sharks! This is definitely one of Lambs favourite places to visit in London.
The London Eye
We are fans of the London Eye and have been on a couple of times. If you love the city and want to see more of it then this would give you the perfect view! Lamb enjoyed it too.
As we live in Essex we tend to go to Colchester Zoo, but I’ve been to London Zoo a couple of times in the past. In my opinion a zoo is worthy of a whole day, so you might want to visit here if you’re in London for longer than a day.
As our boys love nothing more that running in big open spaces they would absolutely love a trip to Hyde Park, even more so at Christmas when we could go to Winter Wonderland. Our favourite restaurant is super close so we would head there too. Anyone else LOVE The Hard Rock Cafe?!
Now, as a complete bargain hunter I’m always looking for the best deals on tickets etc. A day out in London can cost a small fortune so we always use Topcashback to earn a little back on anything we use and check out Groupon for deals. They have a great page all about things to do in London (https://www.groupon.co.uk/vouchers/london/things-to-do) so check it out of you’re planning a trip there soon.
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