Summer Ideas for Kids in London

As a child growing up on the outskirts of London, there was never a lack of places to visit during the summer holidays.


Here are my top 5 places to visit this summer in London.

Two of my favorite places to visit as a child and even now as an adult, are The Natural History Museum and the Science museum. These wonderful museums are situated in South Kensington, just 5 minutes walk from popular travel links and offer hours of excitement, whilst engaging their minds on our world’s wonderful history. It is possible to visit both museums in one day, however if you are thinking of spending the night in London, we highly recommend spending an entire day at each museum.

The British Museum is another amazing center with a schedule packed full of exciting activities aimed at keeping children and families entertained all summer long, from Exploring Egyptian Mummies to Designing your own Card Game. It’s well worth a visit. If all that knowledge gets your little ones feeling sleepy, Holiday Inn London – Bloomsbury is less than ten minutes from The British Museum and can provide you with a great way to relax after a busy day.

As a child I spent many fun filled days riding roller coasters at Thorpe Park and Chessington World of Adventures. They’re both within a 20 minute drive from Central London or 30-40 minute ride on the train. Packed full of exciting rides and attractions, there is something for the whole family to enjoy. I would recommend Chessington for younger children and Thorpe Park for older children, as this mostly aimed at thrill seeking.

If you enjoy the great outdoors, London has a lot of wonderful parks to visit. We highly recommend a trip to Gladstone Park, near Brent Cross. They have excellent facilities from children’s playgrounds to Wildlife areas. This wonderful weather is a great excuse to spend some time outside with the family, soaking in the summer rays.  If you want to stay nearby, the Holiday Inn London – Brent Cross is very close and offers a base to explore the outskirts of London.

Why not see the sights of London?! Go and visit Big Ben and take a tour of the Tower of London. Why not stand at the gates of Buckingham Palace to see if you can catch a glimpse of the Royal Family. Walk through and experience London’s dark history at the London Dungeons or take some pictures with your fave celebs at Madame Tussauds. There are endless places to visit in London, all you need is a guide.

These are just some of the amazing places to visit in London. If you can recommend somewhere we haven’t already mentioned, we would love to know about them, so please leave us a comment below.

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