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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.

  • Natural History Museum

    Cromwell Rd, London SW7

    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?

  • Gezinsfaciliteiten van Tate Modern

    Bankside, London SE1

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

    All exhibitions are free for under 12s, and installations such as audio kits, interactive screens and – our favourite – a drawing digital bar that projects sketches on the wall, will peak your children’s interest in no time.

  • Kensington Gardens

    W2 2UH

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

  • For kids: Sea Life London Aquarium

    County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 7PB

    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.

Image credits: © Robert Tudor; © Robert Tudor; © Trustees of the Natural History Museum; © Courtesy of Tate Modern; © Kensington Gardens; © Sam Harris