After a difficult summer of home-schooling during lockdown, you may fear that your kids are missing out on activities that are fun and educational. You’re probably in need of a break too!
So, why not head to London and enjoy a well-earned weekend break with the kids? There are loads of activities to do in the capital this autumn and winter, so here are just seven of the finest educational London attractions that are great with kids in tow.
KidZania, Shepherd’s Bush
The first pick is a truly unique one. KidZania prides itself on being an “indoor city run by kids” – imagine that! Designed for children aged four to 14, KidZania enables your kids to live out their possible futures by experimenting with different careers.
Watch from the sidelines as your little ones present a weather forecast, fight fires, host a radio show, and even act as a dentist! KidZania is an interesting taster of adult life, and incredibly educational.
Tower of London, Central London
It’s an oldie but a goodie: the 1,000-year-old Tower of London is an iconic former prison, fortress, and royal residence. Kids can meet the legendary Yeoman Warders and ravens and catch a glimpse of the breathtaking collection of Crown Jewels.
The Tower of London is also a mere 10-minute walk from Dorsett Hotel, City, which allows for both a relaxing and convenient stay.
The London Dungeon, South Bank
If your children are slightly older, The London Dungeon is always a good shout. Learn all about the spooky history of the city, enjoy a thrilling live-action tour, and hear from Jack the Ripper, Sweeney Todd, and Mrs Lovett along the way. One for the history geeks!
SEA LIFE London Aquarium, South Bank
While you’re on the South Bank, why not visit the SEA LIFE London Aquarium? It’s perfect for kids interested in the world beneath the water surface.
You can visit Nemo’s family, the clownfish, walk across a glass floor with sharks beneath you, and learn all about the coral kingdoms – an utterly fascinating experience! Pre-booking is essential.
HMS Belfast, River Thames
Aboard HMS Belfast, the kids can learn what life was like living at war and at sea. You can climb up and down, exploring all nine decks, take the helm in the Captain’s chair, and experience a 360-degree view of London on the flag deck!
London Transport Museum, Covent Garden
Planes, trains, automobiles and more await you at the London Transport Museum. This world-leading museum of urban transport makes for a great day out for all of the family. Kids will particularly enjoy the All Aboard play zone, where they can drive a bus and even repair a Tube train!
ZSL London Zoo, Regent’s Park
Animal lovers, look no further! At ZSL London Zoo, the children can spot more than 750 species of animals. The opportunity to watch feeding time or the aquatic penguin show also should not be missed. However, tickets do need to be booked in advance.
So, are you ready to enjoy an exciting and educational trip to London? After everything that’s happened in 2020 so far, it could be the perfect route to a bit of much-needed escapism for you and your young ones.