Whether it is a trip to a museum or taking a river cruise down the Thames, there is plenty happening in London to keep the kids entertained this summer…
Horrible Histories: Terrible Thames, Tower Bridge Quay: whether your kids are into Horrible Histories or you want to see all the famous sites (with stories being told in a fun way) in London with the family, this is the perfect way to find out more about the history of London!
Warner Bros. Studio Tour London: The Making of Harry Potter: for Harry Potter enthusiasts, this is the perfect place to immerse yourself in the wizarding world which has captivated millions over the years. While it would be fair to say it can be a fairly expensive trip out, the joy is that you can spend all day exploring – particularly when the experience is celebrating its 11th year in London with a new special feature ‘Discovering Hogwarts’ which is on display until the 4th September.
Pay a visit to KidZania in Westfield at Shepherd’s Bush: feed the kids imaginations with a visit to Kidzania, a place where kids can explore and experience a number of different of careers through a fun experience that allows them to explore their interests, develop essential skills and cultivate social responsibility in immersive activities that mirror the real world. Whether that is a doctor, firefighter or radio host for example. It is also currently running a special Karnival event which allows children to play a part in creating a carnival, whether that is becoming a parade performer, a florist or taking part in some karaoke!
Enjoy a film in the open air curtesy of Pop Up Screens: Pop Up Screens returns to London this summer, popping up in all kinds of locations across London. A lot of the family films will be shown at the Greenwich Peninsula on the 26th August, with films including Gruffalo, Room on the Broom, Encanto and Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
BBC Earth Experience: now booking until 2024, with this unique experience you and the family can travel the world and visit the seven continents without any need to head to the airport! Narrated by David Attenborough, the experience features from Seven Worlds, One Planet, projected on multiple multi-angle screens using the very latest digital screen technology. As a free-roaming experience, you can spend as much time there as you like!
Pay a visit to the newly re-opened Young V&A: explore what this newly opened museum has to offer this summer. With a range of rooms designed to spark the imagination and suitable for all ages, it also features the Reading Room which is a designated quiet space offering a calming environment for individuals who may need a break from sensory stimulation.
Get involved with London Zoo’s Big Summer of Fun: when visiting London Zoo this summer, why not get involved with some of the events and games it is hosting throughout the school holidays. Things available include a buzz wire challenge, sleeping tiger which is a a game of agility and animal tail hoopla as well as seeing all the animals of course!