In the UK, when school is out for summer, children get 6 glorious weeks at home. After the first few well deserved lie-ins, your little ones are likely to get bored. There are so many fun activities for both children and adults to do in and around London, and they are usually open 7 days a week so working mums won’t have to miss out.
Mum tip #1: it’s better to buy tickets online because (a) it may be cheaper, (b) it can guarantee access to the venue.
Mum Tip #2: Check your local council’s website for upcoming kid-friendly events.
Please note: Attractions 5-9 are cheaper when more than one is purchased.
(Click on the venue name to be redirected to their homepage)
- Hyde Park – (Hyde Park). Admission: Free. It’s one of London’s largest parks, and a great place to have a picnic and runaround.
- The Beach – (Lakeside). Admission: Entry is £3 per person. Rides are paid with tokens which cost £1.20 each/ £1 each when you buy 10 or more. There’s food, fun fair rides, sand and a small pool.
- Science Museum – (South Kensington). Admission: Free. Check the website for an up-to-date timetable.
- Tower of London – (Tower Hill). Admission: Adults are £21.50 each and children £9.70 each. A historic castle.
- London Aquarium – (Southbank). Admission: Adults from £20.40 and children from £16.30.
- London Eye – (Southbank). Admission: Adults from £23.50 and children from £16.95. A huge Ferris wheel that overlooks London.
- Shrek’s Adventure – (Southbank). Admission: Adults from £19 and children from £15.30.
- Madam Tussauds – (Baker Street). Admission: Adults from £29 and children from £24. It’s home to famous waxworks.
- London Dungeon – (Southbank). Admission: Adults from £21 and children from £16.80. Beware, this place is scary.
- London Zoo – (Regent’s Park). Admission: Adults from £24.30 and children from £18.
- Big Bus Tour – (London). Admission: Adults from £31.50 and children from £16.20. Sightseeing London’s landmarks.
- Cooking with Errin Ashleigh – (East London) Admission: £12 for children, inclusive of apron, hat, ingredients and food to take home. Check the link for dates/times of sessions.
- Old Macdonald’s Farm Park – (Brentwood). Admission: Adults from £9 and children from £8.
- Harrods Toy Kingdom – no website as you just turn up (Knightsbridge) Admission: Free. They have ministations and activities.
- Better Extreme Trampoline Park/Skate and Climb – (Dagenham). Admission: Adults and children from £7.95 per person.
I’d love to hear any suggestions you may have. Enjoy your summer!
As always, thank you for reading.