10 Fun Child-Friendly Activities in London

London is one of the world’s most interesting cities filled with rich history, beautiful architecture and a variety of entertainment options. If you’ve been on holiday with your kids before, you’ll know how tricky it can be to keep them entertained and interested, but around London there are tons of things to do that can suit any budget.

Here are our suggestion for 10 fun child-friendly activities in London.

1. SEA LIFE London Aquarium

SEA LIFE London Aquarium has one of Europe’s largest collections of marine life and is a must-see for anyone who’s interested in sea life. At SEA LIFE London Aquarium you can among many things experience over 500 species and plants and over 40 different kinds of sharks.

2. London Eye

A trip in London Eye is always a hit for both children and adults alike! From the iconic Ferris wheel, you get a whole new view over the city. A full turn in one of the 32 enclosed capsules takes around 30 minutes, and at the highest point you are 135 meters above sea level and can enjoy the amazing view over London.

3. Legoland Windsor

Play to your heart’s content at the LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort with over 55 interactive rides and attractions. Fly through the treetops to escape fearsome dragons, ride the thrilling rapids with a Viking Fleet, or join LEGO® divers on a magical underwater adventure. The fun is nearly endless for kids and their adults.

4. The Lion King

Disney’s incredible The Lion King the Musical is an all-time family-favorite delighting audiences of all ages. With music by Elton John, The Lion King is one of the most stunning musicals ever made, both in and outside of London.

5.  Diana Memorial Playground

Over 1,000,000 visitors enjoy this free playground each year. Kids love to play, explore, dash about, and let their imaginations soar in this magical space. There is a sensory trail, teepees, a beach around the pirate ship and various toys and play sculptures. There’s plenty of seating so the grownups can relax too.

6. Matilda

Experience the sweet and funny musical Matilda in London’s West End. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.

7. The Natural History Museum

At the Natural History Museum in London, you can explore the 36 free galleries. Discover the world-class collection of animals and birds and visit the museum’s world-famous dinosaurs, and come face-to-face with a roaring T. rex.

Admission is free, but there is a charge for some temporary exhibitions.

8. Shrek’s Adventure

Go on an adventure with the magical 4D DreamWorks Tours bus! Shrek’s Adventure is a unique walk and ride attraction for the whole family! Step into the kingdom of Far Far Away and enjoy a brand new adventure where amazing DreamWorks animation, captivating storytelling and a good dose of Donkey’s cheekiness awaits you!

Take part of the 10 live fairy-tale themed shows where you can visit Shrek’s swamp, find your fortune in the crystal ball, get lost in the Mirror maze and reveal your inner Ogre when you need to!

9. The British Museum

The British Museum is dedicated to human history, art and culture, and is located in the Bloomsbury area of London. Here you and your family can enjoy the museum’s many family-friendly activities.

Children under 5 can drop in to the free Little Feet sessions, which offer opportunities for creative play, making and exploring. You can also borrow crayons, pencils and pads or try the Gallery Backpacks with an activity set to keep the kids entertained through the galleries.

10. Epping Forest

If you wish to escape the husle of the city and want something a little more active with the kids, Epping Forest has something for you. Epping Forest hosts all sorts of events throughout the year and there are plenty of activities to get involved in: whether it’s walking and running, cycling, horse riding, angling, football or golf.

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