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10 Things To Do With Kids In London

Are you visiting London with your family? You know long walks, transport changes and queues will make your kids nervous and moody. So you want to keep them busy and interested in what they’re seeing. London has a lot in store for you and your family. Let’s see some of the best places to visit with kids in 2018 and that you can do around.

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#1 Madame Tussaud’s

Madame Tussaud’s

Madame Tussaud’s wax figures museum is a probably one of the best places to take the little ones. The hall hides hyper-realistic, life-sized figures of famous politicians, musicians, historical figures and film stars. It can be exciting visit not only for the children but for you too.

For the toddlers, Madame Tussaud’s expositions reveals selections of their favorite Marvel heroes. They can also see Star Wars thematically arranged rooms with the iconic saga characters. The Sherlock Homes Experience is one more key attraction at the museum. The kids can take part in an interactive walk through accompanied by curious stories, sound effects and actors participating.

A visit at the Madame Tussaud’s can also be educative and useful for the children. They can learn more fact about the life of the Royal Family, prominent writers, scientists, and artists.

Where: Marylebone Rd, Marylebone, London NW1 5LR;

When: Monday to Friday – 10 AM to 4 PM, Weekend – 9 AM to 5 PM;

Price: Adult – £35, Child ( to 15 years) – £30; Online Adult – £29, Online Child ( to 15 years) – £24;

Combined Two Attractions – £40, Combined Three Attractions – £51;

Appropriate for: All ages.

#2 The Shard

the ShardThe idea of visiting the Shard is not a big discovery for you as a parent. What you might don’t know is beside the stunning view, and the only one of its kind in the city, the Shard offer new virtual reality experience since this year and continues in 2018.

Now you can book a ticket for two mind-blowing trips in the sky – The Slide and Vertigo. The Slide puts you on the edge, and we mean literally. You will feel what it’s like to be at the top of the building and sliding around. Vertigo at the other hand offer trip on a virtual deck 800 ft up in the sky – a skywalk above the city. The ticket gives you access to the open-air deck and unlimited time of stay. As these two attractions seem quite interesting, they might not be appropriate for too young kids.

If you seek a more engaging tour with a chance of learning useful facts about London, book a family ticket. The kids can learn more about London’s sights and history.

Where: 32 London Bridge St, London SE1 9SG;

When: Check dates before you go, as the Shard is not open every day for a visit. Opening times vary from 10 AM to 5:30 PM or 9:15 PM;

Price: General: Adult – £18.95, Child ( to 15 years) – £15.35;

VR Adult – £25.95, Child ( to 15 years) – £19.95;

Family 2 Adults + 2 Children – £79.95;

Appropriate for: 4 years and above.

#3 London Zoo with sleepover

London ZooThe Zoo is an excellent idea, not only because it’s enormous, but also because it offers many activities for kids. One of their best offers is a visit with a sleepover at the Bug house, including morning breakfast and a full day tour following. Give your kid a chance to spend unforgettable and enjoyable time, while learning more about insects’ life.

Becoming a zookeeper is also an excellent way to involve the children into educative tasks. Becoming part of the Zoo’s normal routine kids can act as real zookeepers for 3.5 hours and learn how to take care of animals.

There’s a sleepover option for whole families as well at the Gir Lion Dodge. You can stay at an accommodation right beside the lion’s area after everyone is gone. You can pack this with late and morning visit. The ticket includes two days at the Zoo, dinner, and breakfast.

Where: London NW1 4RY, UK;

When: Sleepover – different dates 7 PM, Zookeeper – 9.15AM, Gir Lion Didge – after hours;

Price: Sleepover – £75 each, Zookeeper – £170, Gir Lion Dodge 2 Adults+ 1Child – £448;

Appropriate for: Sleepover – 7/11 years, Zookeeper – 11/15 years, Gir Lion Dodge – all ages.

#4 London Dungeon

London DungeonLondon Dungeon is a visit you should not miss. It is a full live experience throughout London’s history for the past 1000 years. The tours are guided with the help of professional actors, sounds and stunning scenery and interior. You and your family will not only spend 110 minutes of fun but will find out how London has changed over the years.

This is a curious way to drawn kids into history. Your walk through includes notorious London locations such as Plague Street, Mitre Square, and Whitechapel. The whole trip is dark and mysterious and will give you the creeps – you will meet Jack the Reaper and Sweeny Todd.

The Dungeon is a top-rated attraction and you shouldn’t count on queueing in front. Book your ticket in advance to assure your entry.

Where: London NW1 4RY, UK;

When: Monday to Friday – 10 AM to 5 PM, Weekend – 10 AM to 6 PM;

Price: General: Adult – £21, Child – £16.80,

Combined Two Attractions – £40, Combined Three Attractions – £51;

Appropriate for: 12 years and above.

#5 London Eye

The London EyeOf course if you’re in London with kids you just can’t miss the giant wheel. The iconic Ferris wheel attracts hundreds every day, both Londoners and guests of the city. Have in mind you might need to wait for a ride, or book your online ticket to pass the queue.

The London Eye offers you spectacular views of the Themes river and London’s historical part from 135 meters above the ground. What may be more captivating for the little ones is the 4D cinema experience included in the standard ticket. It is a short 4 minutes movie with 3D aerial shots and special effects, among which are sounds, water, and bubbles.

Where: Lambeth, London SE1 7PB, UK;

When: Open daily from 11 AM to 6 PM;

Price: Weekdays online ticket – £19.50, Weekend online tickets – £23.45,

Appropriate for: 3 years and above.

#6 Legoland

LegolandEven if you haven’t visited Legoland, you can guess it is heaven for children. With attractions, rides, playgrounds, workshops and many more things to do the resort is designed to suit every child wildest wishes. The different parts of the resort are themed and every each offers different amusement. From roller coasters to carousel rides, from 4D experience to hot balloon and boat rides. If there is any kind of game your kid loves to play he will find it there.

The toddles can ride a lego car, deal with fire like real firefighter, dive into the water with a submarine or join raft race. The Drench Towers – the water playground is for the summer times and hot weather, where the kids can enjoy water slides and splashing water.

All experiences are supported by a diversity of food choices at every corner – burgers, pizza, chicken, even sweets are waiting.

Where: Winkfield Rd, Windsor SL4 4AY, UK;

When: From March to December – 9:30 AM to 5 PM ;

Price: Yellow ticket – £30, Green ticket – £35, Blue ticket -£45,

*Price and type of the ticket are based on low and peak times of the week/month;

Appropriate for: All ages.

#7 Harry Potter – Warner Bros Studios

Harry Potter WolrdThis unique world is the dream of Harry Potter’s movies fans. They can discover everything about the making of the movies, from special and visual effects to the sets and costumes used. It is a place for real Harry Potter maniacs.

The tour will take you behind the scenes to see how the iconic films were made – see and feel the real atmosphere of the wizard’s world. This trip can be attractive for parents too. The arts department includes models and drawing, revealing the true artistic value of the saga.

Different themed tours are offered. Hogwarts in the Snow is an entry to the Great Hall with Christmas decoration. Other tours are the Hogwarts Express letting you see Platform 9 ¾ and Diagon Alley – the shopping street.

Have in mind the studio is really far away from central London and you will have to make changes and take a train and a shuttle bus. Minicab service can be an affordable alternative.

Where: Studio Tour Drive, Leavesden WD25 7LR, UK;

When: From March to December – 9:30 AM to 5 PM;

Price: Adult – £39, Child – £39,

Family 2 Adults + 2Children – £126;

Appropriate for: All ages.

#8 Shrek’s Adventure

Shrek AdventureShrek’s Adventure is another interactive attraction for the youngest. During the tour, the little adventurers will ride at a 4D bus with sounds and effects to transfer them in a fairytale world. The kids will meet all of their favorite animated characters – Cinderella, the Donkey, Cat in boots, Pinocchio and characters from Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda.

The tour includes theatrical shows with actors and many games. The kids can interact with the actors, take selfies with the characters or you can buy them a photo book to keep the memory.

Where: Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 7PB, UK;

When: Monday to Friday – 10 AM to 4 PM, Weekend – 10 AM to 6/5PM;

Price: General online ticket – £19.0;

Appropriate for: All ages, recommended above 6 years;

#9 ArcelorMittal Orbit

Arcelor Mittal OrbitArcelorMittal Orbit is an urban public sculpture and the longest and highest slide tunnel in the world. If this doesn’t sound impressive enough you should know it is work of the contemporary artist Anish Kapoor and the engineer Cecil Balmond. Situated in Queen Elizabeth Park is was created to mark the Olympic Games in 2012. Done in a style typical for Anish Kapoor it is the tallest public sculpture in London with 178 meters height.

It combines art and amusement, and it’s undoubtedly for the brave ones. The 40-second ride starts from the upper observation deck. The fastest slide takes you around the structure, while you’re still able to see London from above and spot the ever-changing landscape. From the deck, you can see London’s tallest buildings and the city from a bird’s eye. The slide itself is challenging enough, as it’s a bit scary and will surely lift your adrenaline.

There are certain limitations for children; this is not the youngest ones. You kid should be at least 8 years old and 1.3m high to take a ride.

Where: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, 5 Thornton Street, London E20 2AD, UK;

When: Monday to Friday – 11 AM to 5 PM, Weekend – 10 AM to 6 PM;

Price: General and the Slide Adult– £16.50, General and the Slide Child – £16.50;

Appropriate for: 8 years and above;

#10 KidZania

KidzaniaKidZania is an extraordinary indoor city, designed only for kids. The whole idea of this attraction is to help children deep dive into a specific profession and taste what it’s like to complete tasks in an entertaining and amusing way. They can choose what they want to be – a doctor, a journalist, policeman, singer or actor. The list is long – 37 professions to try in a friendly and completely safe environment.

Besides, it’s real fun the children will actually acquire practical skills and learn how to be consistent. This is a great way to support your child’s talents and early development. For the youngest kids below 4 years, KidZania offers childcare and kindergarten as well as a science lab. The whole experience lasts 4 hours, while you can have a coffee, read a book or grab something to eat at the Gourmet section.

Where: Westfield London Shopping Centre, Ariel Way, Shepherd’s Bush, London W12 7GA, UK;

When: Opening hours and working days differ. Check before you go;

Price: Online tickets: Adult – £15.00, Child 4-14 years – £18.00, Child 1-3 years – £10.00;

*Depending on a selected day and hour prices might change.

Appropriate for: From 1 to 14 years;