A guide to visiting London with children

21 August 2019

Whether you are looking for free attractions for kids, places to go with kids or ideas for your day out in London, family days out in London are easy to plan with our guide.

Here are the best things to do in London with your little ones:

Little Baby Bum Live - Troubadour White City Theatre

YouTube sensation 'Little Baby Bum' is coming to London for kid’s week London theatre prior to a UK tour. Don’t miss the opportunity to join Mia, Jacus, Twinkle and their Nursery Rhyme friends as the magical and colourful world of Little Baby Bum Live arrives on the London stage!

Enjoy one hour of puppetry, live action and digital animation, you and your little ones can join in the fun with Little Baby Bum as they sing along and dance their way through a magical new adventure!

Mudchute Park and Farm - Isle of Dogs  

One of the largest farms in London, Mudchute Park and Farm is Set in 32 acres of countryside, over 100 animals bring this farm to life including cattle, sheep, pigs, coats, donkeys, llamas, chickens, ducks, geese and an aviary.

Plus there's a petting zoo and duck pond. The focus of the park, though, is the thriving Equestrian Centre, a riding school for all ages with an all-weather floodlit riding arena, show jumps and cross-country fences across the many acres. However, if this sounds too adventurous, just bring a picnic to enjoy in one of the many green fields, watch the horses trot by and pretend you’re in the countryside. 

Science Museum - South Kensington

Welcoming over 3 million visitors a year, the Science Museum is a must-see for families and adults as part of any trip to London. The museum aims to make sense of the science that shapes our lives, inspiring visitors with iconic objects, award-winning exhibitions, beautiful galleries, hands-on workshops, science demonstrations and incredible stories of scientific achievement.

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park - Stratford

Splash about in the fountains at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The Pleasure Gardens play area has a climbing wall, while the Tumbling Bay playground boasts sand pits, tall treehouses and wobbly bridges, as well as swings and slides.

Coram's Fields - Bloomsbury

A free central London playground and park, not far from the British Museum, with play equipment for all under 16s including a huge sand pit for toddlers. There are even some farm animals and no adult can enter without a child so it's a safe space too.

Discover - Stratford

London’s dedicated Children’s Story Centre is a colourful gallery inspired by children’s books, with special exhibitions and events linked to favourite authors and illustrators. Children can play inside and outside, with places to hide, treasure to seek out and the chance to fire young imaginations to create their own stories.

Meet the Dinosaurs - Crystal Palace Park

This unique attraction is home to 30 full-scale, three-dimensional model dinosaurs built by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins in around 1854. It’s the first set of this kind that was ever attempted anywhere in the world and is now resident at Crystal Palace, giving guests a more historical and accurate depiction of this long forgotten time.

London is much more family-friendly than you'd expect so bring the kids and have fun together!

Want to treat the kids? Looking for children's shows in London? Check out Little Baby Bum Live with your toddler in theatre London! Showing at White City Theatre from Tuesday 23rd July to Saturday 3rd August. Book your tickets today and experience kid’s week in London theatre!

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