24 things to do in London with kids


I’m always looking for new and exciting this to do with Chloe and new adventures for us to go on.

Here are 25 fun paces to go with kids in London. Some we have been to and some are on our to-do list.

  1. Discovery Centre Stratford –  http://www.discover.org.uk/

This is one of our fave places to visit. There is always something new going on and the outdoor space is fab. A definite must.


2.V&A Children Museum Bethnal Green – http://www.vam.ac.uk/moc/

This is another one of our (mine) favourites. This is always a good choice for a rainy sunday to spend a couple of hours wondering around a looking at all the old toys. We take a picnic with us so it makes it a great cheap day out.

3. Covent Garden – https://www.coventgarden.london/

This is a great place for a bit of people watching. There is always something going on and there is plenty of things to keep children and adults entertained.

4. Southbank Centre – https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/

This is one that is on out to do list. There are events going on throughout the year. This one is on my December list to visit the Christmas market.

5. London Aquarium  – https://www2.visitsealife.com/london/

This is a great day out, but it can be expensive so keep your eyes out for an offers. You may need to plan your visit as it can get a little busy.


6. Ripleys believe it or not – http://ripleyslondon.com/

We have not been to this one yet as I think Chloe is a little too young. Again it can be a little on the pricey side so I would recommend looking out for any offers. This will be on our list for when Chloe is a little older.

7. Madame Tussauds – https://www.madametussauds.com/london/en/

This is on our list for the summer. I wonder if by then they will have Tom Hardy????

8. Shrek Adventure – https://www.shreksadventure.com/london/

This is located next to the London aquarium and I think you can get deals for entry to both attractions.  I LOVE Shrek and cant wait to go.

9.  The London Eye – https://www.londoneye.com/

Me & Mr D went on the London many moons ago. This will be another day trip for us all in the summer as you defiantly need great weather to get the best views of our beautiful city.


10. Changing of the guard – http://www.changing-the-guard.com/

This is a great bit of history for the kids to learn and its also fun for the adults too.

11. Hamleys toy shop – http://www.hamleys.com/

This is a childs version of an adult being able to run wild in Louis Vuitton. Running around like a headless chicken trying to touch everything at once, crying when its time to leave. You make a silly comment the night before that if they go to bed they can have a present tomorrow, and  of course they wont let you forget, obviously it is the biggest thing in the shop that then YOU have to carry around.

12. China Town for Chinese New Year – http://chinatown.co.uk/en/

Chines New Year usually takes place in February, but this year it falls on 28th January. Head to China town to enjoy all the street performances including the Chinese dragon and yummy food.

13. Winter Wonderland – (November – Jan) http://hydeparkwinterwonderland.com/

If you want to get in to the Christmas spirit then a trip to Winter Wonderland is a must. You can pre-book to see shows and there are lots of rides and attractions for all ages to enjoy.

Winter Wonderland


14. Kew Gardens ( November – January) http://www.kew.org/

I haven’t been, but a friend of mine has and from the pictures it looks A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. It looks wonderfully Christmassy and magical.

15. Transport museum – http://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/

What is there not to enjoy at the Transport Museum. All kids love buses and trains and plus it is free to get in, all you need to do is pack a picnic and away you go. Museums are high on our to do list this year.

16. History museum – http://www.nhm.ac.uk/

Another goodie with the added bonus of dinosaurs and in the winter it has  ice skating.

17. Science museum – http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/

This is a great one as the kids can get really involved in things and there is loads of stuff for them to explore. This one is at the top of our list.

18. Stratford Olympic Park – http://www.queenelizabetholympicpark.co.uk/

This is great in the summer as they turn it in to a mini beach. We went last summer and it was great fun. It can work out a little pricey as you have to pay to get in and you can’t take your own food in which is a real downside. But still a great day out.


19. M&M World – https://www.mmsworld.com/

What more could a child want, a whole building dedicated to sweets. Me & Mr D went years ago and it was great fun. But it gets really busy and is really expensive but for a treat I think its good, and you can get some great photos with the giant M&M’s.

20. Open top bus tour – https://www.goldentours.com/london-hop-on-hop-off-open-top-bus?utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc

What better way to see London then this. It is something I have always wanted to do and will be dragging Mr D & Chloe to London in the summer to go exploring and do the whole tourist thing.

21. London Dungeons – https://www.thedungeons.com/london/en/

Chloe is still too small for this, but when she is old enough this is sure to be one of our adventures.

22. Tower of London – http://www.hrp.org.uk/tower-of-london/

When I was younger this was one of my favourite places to go. I love the whole history of the Princes in the tower, and who doesn’t love the jewels.

23. Royal Observatory Greenwich  – http://www.rmg.co.uk/royal-observatory

This is a great for kids as it is informative and interactive. The hill walking up to it is a killer but once you get to the top it is all worth it.

24. Victoria park  – http://www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/lgnl/leisure_and_culture/parks_and_open_spaces/victoria_park/victoria_park.aspx

Victoria park is stunning, there is loads of open space and in the summer they often have live events and music. It is a must especially in the summer months.

I’d love to hear from you with any others that I have missed.

Mummy Em x






15 thoughts on “24 things to do in London with kids

  1. Great list! We did quite a lot of these with the girls when they were little. Now they are older so I’m planning to do the London Dungeon’s at some point this year, but my favourite remains the Aquarium! #MMBC x

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  2. Ah fab list! We’ve done about half of those and hope to get to the Discovery Centre Stratford, Kew, Tower of London, Transport Museum and Victoria Park at some point this year. Other things we’ve loved have been – Museum of London (I hear it’s sister the Museum of Docklands) – great for interaction and kids’ stuff, the paddling pool at the main V&A (you can pop in after a trip to the NHM or Science Museum, Coram’s Fields, London Zoo, Diana Fountain and Diana Playground and a lot of general wondering around Regents’ & Hyde Parks and Kensington Gardens. In Greenwich the Maritime Museum is supposed to have great play areas inside.
    Have fun!

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  3. There are so many things to do with the children in London and it doesn’t have to cost you a fortune either!
    Ripleys is something we have on our to do list this year.
    I would also suggest hanging out in Leicester Square and the amazing Street artists they have. Try and time it so you hear and watch the Swiss Clock chime – it’s amazing!
    Also the cable cars from Stratford to Greenwich. Super cheap *may even be free with a travel card!* plus the things to do bankside.

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