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London for Families

Things to do in London with kids

London abounds eclectic activities for adults… and also for kids. Whether you’re visiting during half term or just for a weekend, there’s plenty of things to do with your little ones that adults will enjoy as well. Head to Tate Modern’s Family Zone, ride a bike in Victoria Park and try a Tim Burton-themed Afternoon Tea.

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City or station

Fun for all the family: the best activities for kids in London

Shadow of people and dinosaur at Natural History Museum.
Natural History Museum

Home to the finest collection of fascinating specimens, the Natural History Museum is incredibly famous and geared for kids for two (huge) reasons: Dippy, the cast of a full Diplodocus’ skeleton, and a giant, animatronic T-Rex. Need we say more?

People looking at art at Tate Modern Museum in London.
Tate Modern’s Family Facilities

The international centre for contemporary art offers diverse activities adapted to younger visitors.

Prince Albert Memorial, Hyde Park area, London, UK.
Kensington Gardens

Run riot in the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Playground, with its pirate-ship centrepiece.

People looking at fish at Sea life London.
For kids: Sea Life London Aquarium

Come say hello to two new Londoners: Little Grey and Little White, two beautiful Beluga whales. Their new sanctuary is the latest addition to the aquarium’s rescue and conservation work with threatened species. It’s also an interactive paradise for little ones, who’ll take great delight in walking over the shark tank, looking into a manta ray’s eyes, or tickling an anemone.

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