When the weekend arrives we’re always looking for things to do in London with the girls. It can be tricky to find things to do in London with kids but I’ve narrowed down a couple of ideas. Many of these activities are either FREE or you’ll have to pay but the fun is guaranteed!
Family Friendly Museums in London
The Natural History Museum and Science Museum are a firm favourite for us. The Science Museum has a secret garden in the basement filled with sensory goodness for toddlers and babies. During half term they also have a bubble show but it will be packed! Right next door you have the Natural History Museum which is just as good and there’s plenty to see.
The Transport Museum located in Covent Garden is another great museum to visit. With a one off payment you’ll have access to the museum for an entire year. You can visit as many times as you wish and with a play area for kids they’ll love it. Check their website for further information on activities they’ll have.
The Hornimann Museum located in South London is great for kids, perfect for a spring day and picnic you’ll be able to enjoy their gardens.
Farms To Visit in London
Believe it or not you can find a farm in the middle of London! This is one of our favourite things to do in London with the girls. Vauxhall City Farm is a small but well maintained farm filled with cute animals for your kids to pet and feed. We visit often and they have a nice cafe to enjoy a cup of coffee and cake. It’s worth a visit and we encourage you to donate to keep the farm going as the entry is FREE. Other farms we still have to visit around London are Hackney City Farm and Kentish Town Farm.
Discover Children’s Story Centre located near Stratford is a great place for kids imaginations to run wild. They have story time sessions that you can add on as an extra to your ticket and a garden to enjoy in the warmer months.
If you want to avoid the tourist packed ZSL Zoo, Battersea Park Children’s Zoo is a great option. You can pay once and visit the zoo as many times as you want within 30 days. They also hold different events so check their website and plan ahead!
Another family favourite is the Sea Life Aquarium in Southbank. It’s worth every penny and you can enjoy a nice meal at one of the nearby restaurants. Plan ahead since this is in Central London and you can book tickets at a discounted price online.
Finally a trampoline park! There are so many to choose from right now so do a google search for your nearest one. We found that prices are relatively cheaper during the weekday in the morning sessions. Trampoline parks are not just for big kids but babies are able to enjoy it as well.
We hope that with this post you were able to find some new places to visit. As much as we love London it is really difficult to find things to do with the kids. If you would rather stay in and do activities at home with your kids, I have a post right here.