London has a lot to offer which you can do with your kids which are both fun and they can learn new interesting things. In this article you will find Top 10 things to do with kids in London.
Horton Park Children’s Farm, Horton Lane, Surrey, Epsom, KT19 8PT http://www.hobbledown.com/
The new family attraction is situated on Horton Park Children’s Farm, which has more than 200 animals in it as well as indoor and outdoor play equipment. You can can explore the Hobbledown Village, where the Hobblers’ houses and towers would be found with your children, and to train their skills on the Low Ropes Adventure, the aerial walkways and the Play Village mazes. It will also be a fantastic experience as treasure hunt to search for the magical stones in the Mining Village.
2. London Aquarium
County Hall, Riverside Building, Westminster Bridge Rd, London, SE1 7PB http://www.visitsealife.com
If your children are interested in the lives living under the deep deep sea, then the Shark Walk in London Aquarium is definitely the place to go for your family’s day out in London, which allows you to walk over a floating glass platform with sharks swimming just below their feet, and gave children the close sights to these kind of untouchable creatures.
Apart from the attractive Shark Walk, the Rainforests of the World area, complete with exotic vegetation, a tropical waterfall, is home to a pair of six-foot dwarf crocodiles, which allows you and your children to experience a stimulate exploration simulated tropical rainforest.
3. Puppet Theatre Barge
Little Venice, Blomfield Rd, London, W9 2PF http://www.puppetbarge.com/
This lovely intimate water-borne theatre is the setting for quality puppet shows that put a modern twist on traditional tales and kids’ classics. Movingstage is a touring puppet company established in 1979, anchored here in 1982 and has produced critically acclaimed marionette and animation shows for millions of audiences. The barge is here to provide regular performances on Saturday and Sunday and they have got a daily schedule during school holidays, which your children will be absolutely fond of!
4. Thames Festival 2012
The annual Mayor’s Themes Festival is gracing the banks of the River Thames to round off amazing summers every year in London. This year, they will host an extensive programme of entertainment, which will lined up the market stalls at the riverbanks, street entertainers, for sure, and art installations, as well as theater and circus acts. This Sunday on Sep. 9, the festival will be culminated in a Fireworks Finale! You will never wanna miss the fantastic carnival parade and the spectacular firework display!
5. V&A Museum of Childhood
Cambridge Heath Rd, London, E2 9PA http://www.museumofchildhood.org.uk/
Home to one of the world’s finest collections of children’s toys, dolls’ houses, games and costumes, the V&A Museum of Childhood should be on your kid’s to-go list. The V&A museum is famous for amassing childhood-related objects since 1872 and its continuing to do so. The V&A Museum of Childhood has plenty of hands-on activities for kids and special events at weekends and during school holidays, which can help your children to blend into their peers’ childhood activities while the café helps parents to get relax.
6. Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom live show
New Winbledon Theater, 93 The Broadway, SW19 1QG, London http://www.benandhollylive.com/
The child beloved live show Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom will be performed on Wednesday 31 October and Thursday 1 November (1pm and 4pm on Wednesday and 10am and 1pm on Thursday).
In this exciting new musical adventure, Ben and Holly help Gaston clean his messy cave. They have their exciting journey to The Big World with tooth-fairy Nanny Plum, and still have time to plan a surprise for King Elf’s birthday party.
Admission Fee: £13.50-£17.50
7. Little Sunshine, Little Rainfall
Polka Theater, 240 The Broadway, Wimbledon, SW19 1SB, London http://www.polkatheatre.com/whats-on/little-sunshine-little-rainfall
Blending Japanese folklore with traditional music and dance this celebration of the beauty and simplicity of Japanese culture is a perfect theatrical experience for child audiences. Meet head-gardener Little Sunshine and still-learning gardener Little Rainfall in their magical Japanese garden. When naughty Storm Fox pays a visit all the creatures in the garden must think quickly to save their homes and families. What will happen next? For ages 3 – 7 years. Admission Fee: £8 – £10. Performance times: Sat 29 11.00 & 2.05, all other days 10.35 & 2.05
8. Little Lambs
Christ Church Mayfair, Down Street, W1J 7AN http://www.christchurchmayfair.org/index.php/women
Little Lambs is a playgroup for babies and preschool children, with their parents or care-givers. This group meets on Thursdays from 10.00 – 11.30am during school term-time. Let’s bring your kids to come along for a fun, friendly atmosphere, toys, stories, songs, lots of space to play as well as coffee for the parents and grown-up conversation! That’s a great opportunity for children to make their friends and for parents to share experience.
9. Animal Vision for families
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Rd, SW7, London http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit-us/whats-on/daytime-events/shows-and-hands-on/animal-vision/index.html
The show of animal vision will be performed on Saturday 13 and Wednesday 31 October at 10.30am, 11.30am and 1.30pm, which will feature the live animals, discover how scientific research by Museum paleontologist Professors and uncovered the earliest-known eye. Introduce the children to see how eye adaptations in snakes, iguanas and the preying mantis allow them to escape predators and locate prey. It’s a fantastic chance for kids to learn while playing.
10. Belmont Children’s Farm
The Ridgeway (next to Sheepwash Pond), Mill Hill, London NW7 1QT http://www.belmontfarm.co.uk/
Belmont Children’s Farm has over 30 different animal varieties, ranging from traditional farm animals such as sheep, goats, pigs and cows; typical countryside wildlife such as game birds, ducks and geese; to the more unusual storks and wallabies; mesmerising alpacas; and stunning snowy and eagle owls. Let the kids to get close to the nature, and gain the tactile learning experience.