Love London Love Culture’s Half Term Tips

Looking for ways to keep your kids entertained this half term?  Love London Love Culture has a few ideas and tips….

(c) Matt Crockett.

Wicked the Musical, Apollo Victoria Theatrefor those who love a little bit of magic and some big tunes, Wicked is a perfect show for those aged seven and above. Having won countless awards, it is sure to provide a great trip out for you and your kids.

Aladdin the Musical, Prince Edward Theatre: still dazzling audiences in the West End, Casey Nicholaw’s production based on the classic Disney film is sure to delight kids of all ages – with plenty of laughs, fun and sparkle to keep children from the age of six and above thoroughly entertained.

Mamma Mia! the Musical, Novello Theatre: although the age recommendation for this show is for those aged five and above, this is probably better suited to those slightly older. It is the ultimate feel-good show – filled with classic ABBA songs, love and fun, there is much to recommend this long-running musical!

Matilda the Musical, Cambridge Theatre: suitable for those aged six and above, this Olivier Award winning musical is perfect for those who know and love the original Roald Dahl book and wants to see it brought to life in front of their very eyes – including the villainous Miss Trunchbull!

Coco-Cola London Eye and River Boat Cruise: for those who are looking to make a bit more of a day of it and see London in a different way, this is perfect for you. While the London Eye takes you up to the sky to offer amazing views of London’s skyline, the River Boat Cruise offers a chance to see some of the city’s best known landmarks from the river. (Click on the link above to find out more about river boat cruise times).

Pay a visit to the Tower of London: for those who want to take a slightly more educational day trip will want to visit the Tower of London – filled with a variety of history with regards to Kings and Queens over the centuries, it is one of London’s most famous landmarks.

Kidzania: have your kids ever wondered what it would be like to be a firefighter, surgeon or even the next acting sensation? Pop along to KidZania where they can learn about  60 unique and exciting professions, offering them an opportunity to learn real-life skills in a unique environment.

Take a trip to ZSL London Zoo: are your kids fascinated with animals? Then paying a visit to London Zoo in Regent’s Park is a perfect way to spend the day, learning more about a huge variety of different creatures. There are plenty of shows including  the classic penguin feeding time to the insightful talks held in an authentic living rainforest there really is something for everyone to enjoy. Or how about exploring  a treetop village; a secret underground world as well as the ‘Touch Zone’ in which they can interact with animals safely.

Visit Tower Bridge & The Monument: learn more about one of the most famous bridges in the world with a trip to Tower Bridge to explore  its iconic structure, spectacular views and glass floor, modern exhibitions and magnificent Victorian Engine Rooms.

The ArcelorMittal Orbit Slide: for those searching for a bit more of a thrill, how about experiencing of climbing up the ArcelorMittal Orbit (the UK’s tallest sculpture) and enjoying the view before coming back down by The Slide – which measures at 178m and is the world’s longest and tallest tunnel slide. On your journey down, the slide twists and turns 12 times  including a tight corkscrew section and ends with a 50 metre straight run to the ground.

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