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.

  • Tate Modern’s Family Facilities

    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.

  • 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?

  • Charlie & the Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea at One Aldwych

    1 Aldwych, London WC2

    What could be better than spending an afternoon eating tasty cakes in Charlie & the Chocolate Factory-inspired décor?

    Hotel One Aldwych offers the traditional Afternoon Tea tweaked with features straight out of Roald Dahl’s famous tale. We especially love the home-made cotton candy – and so will your kids.

  • A Bike Tour of London

    Victoria Park, Grove Rd, Bow, London E3

    A sporty way to discover the city, cycling around London takes you and your family to the capital’s hidden gems, whilst making your kids use up that boundless energy.

    Choose Victoria Park or Regent’s Canal for a true London experience.

  • Musicals in Central London

    Leicester Square Station, WC2

    If you didn’t get chance to book tickets for The Lion King musical, London’s West End is full of other family-friendly shows for your little ones to enjoy their first theatre experience.

    Try Wicked for a modern take on the Wizard of Oz and Shrek for a funny, genuinely entertaining version of the animated film.