London is Great for All Ages
One of the best things about London is that everybody can have fun there. No matter what kind of activities you enjoy, what your budget is or how old you are, there are hundreds of things to do and see in this vibrant city. This includes a range of exciting options for kids of all ages, from toddlers to teens. With the most exhilarating theme parks, top museums and a fantastic selection of kid-friendly tours, no one in the family will be bored – not even for a minute. Here are some of the best things to do when you want to experience London with kids.
1. Take the Family on a Fun Tour
London has a massive range of day tours on offer. For the active family, there’s the option to take a 3-hour bike tour around London to see all the best spots. Or take a river cruise along the Thames. Most of these cruises allow you to hop on and off to explore a range of attractions like the Big Benn and the Eye of London. For younger kids, London Duck Tours are great. They get to ride in a car that’s also a boat exploring London on and off the water! Other options include themed tours like the Harry Potter studio tour and the Mary Poppins tour.
2. You Can’t go Wrong With Kidzania
Parents and kids both love Kidzania. The grown-ups like the idea that its educational entertainment while the kids don’t even know they’re being educated because they’re too busy having fun! Kidzania offers a half-day experience during which the kid ‘becomes’ a firefighter, actor, surgeon or a range of other professions as they learn real-life skills in a tiny city.
3. See Sharks at Sea Life London
All kids love the thrill of seeing a shark up close! At Sea Life London, adventurous kids can come face to face with a variety of sharks under water with the Snorkel with Sharks experience. They can also meet friendly rays in the Ray Lagoon, go on a Rainforest Adventure where they’ll meet crocs and other creepy crawlies.
4. Ride the UK’s Fastest Roller Coaster
From exhilarating rollercoaster rides to harrowing experiences in haunted houses, London has world-class theme parks. Thorpe Park boasts ‘Stealth’, the fastest rollercoaster in the UK and ‘Saw’ a super-scary ride that drops you over a vertical drop of 100ft. Although these rides are not for the faint-hearted, there are plenty other less thrilling rides to keep everybody entertained.
5. Museums are Mostly Free in London
Museums are no longer the dusty (and boring!) old places some people still imagine them to be. These days they’re packed with interesting activities and things to see. The museums in London all cater to kids with jaw-dropping exhibits and interactive displays. One of the best museums for younger visitors is the Natural Science Museum. Kids can experience a roaring T-Rex and a life-sized whale, or get shaken up, literally, in an earthquake machine.