Looking for ways to keep your kids happy and entertained this summer? No problem – there’s a wide range of activities to suit all ages going on across the capital.
Dinosaurs in the Wild
Kids love dinosaurs, and now they get a chance to see them in the flesh at this immersive experience. Using dramatic storytelling, seasoned actors, stunning graphics, and impressive animatronics, guests will be transported back to the prehistoric land of dinosaurs. Find this activity just a few minutes’ walk from North Greenwich underground station.
Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Playground
Need to find a place in Central London where your young ones can blow off a little steam? Just try the wonderful Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Playground. Featuring everything from a Peter Pan-inspired giant wooden pirate ship to a real tepee, it’s the perfect place for imaginative kids to burn off some of youth’s boundless energy.
Tooting Bec Lido
There are plenty of lido pools across London, but Tooting Bec is probably the pick of the litter. Emerge from its traditional brightly coloured changing rooms to take a dip in one of the UK’s largest outdoor pools. There’s plenty of room to splash around, but keep in mind that it does get a tad crowded during peak times.
Battersea Power of Summer
The famous power station is livening up London’s summer by presenting a slew of kid-friendly activities. Just a few gems from their programme include a design your own frisbee session, a boat making workshop, and free interactive storytelling. There’s also an imaginative playground running every Thursday to Sunday from July 21 to August 27.
Spitalfields City Farm
This urban farm is just moments from Brick Lane. Get a touch of the countryside in the middle of the city by meeting goats, sheep, donkeys, and more. There’s also gardens with an assortment of flowers and veggies.
Scoop: The Wonderful World of Ice Cream
Ice cream is always going to be a favourite for kids young and old, so head to this Willy-Wonka style pop-up. It features charming vintage equipment, including Victorian ice cream moulds and a huge collection of historic ice cream paraphernalia.
Wonderlab: The Equinor Gallery at the Science Museum
The Science Museum is probably already on your list of London summer activities, and it’s better than ever thanks to this new interactive gallery. Find over 50 imaginative exhibits, including friction slides, blowing mist, and a colour room.