Family Days Out in London

London is no less than Orlando, when it comes to welcome families. With best kids-friendly restaurants, attractions, events, and of course, family hotels where kids are treated as royalty, London promises to be a fun family gateway. There is so much to explore like London Zoo, London Aquarium, Shard, London Eye, and a lot more. But visiting these attractions is a strict no-no when you are on a shoestring budget. But don’t lose heart. The capital is brimming with family-friendly activities that are fun yet free. Yes, you read it right. Here are a few options for budget travellers visiting London with the little ones.


Free Museums
The city has a wealth of child-friendly museums that offer free entry.  Visit the Natural History Museum and you will be surprised to see your kids so excited, watching the blue whale, Komodo dragon, Super-sensing T-rex, and crocodile. As if that was not enough, earthquake room is another wonderful place within the museum where kids can feel the earth shaking. Next door at London’s Science Museum, kids aged 3-6 years can experience floating and sinking at a multi-sensory garden area. London Transport Museum is another creative heaven where kids can learn about the London’s oldest public transport.

London Parks
If it’s a sunny day, don’t miss the opportunity to soak up the sun at one of the many free London parks. Head to the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Playground and let your kids have fun climbing the giant wooden pirate ship. Or take your kids to the Serpentine Lake at Hyde Park and watch the exotic species like geese, ducks, and Great Crested Grebes. Find a green patch, lay your picnic rug, and enjoy delicious food with your kids enjoying the serene scenery. Those who love skating can join the skaters too.

Street Performers
Who does not love to watch a free performance? London is not just known for its street art but also for its street performers. Take your kids to the West Piazza of Covent Garden where the performers are ready to entertain you every afternoon. All these performers are professional and have passed an audition to perform here. And they often love to involve audience to help in their acts. Acrobats, bicycle stunt performers, and mime artists are amongst regular performers who grace the streets of Covent Garden.

Trafalgar Square
Trafalgar Square is one of the greatest attractions, built in 1830s. And from then onwards it has become the central point of attraction for tourists. Its highlights include the Nelson’s Column, a perfect photo opportunity and National Gallery is also right there offering free entry. Take your little ones into this magical world of art housing paintings from 13th to 19th century. From storytelling to art workshops, there is always something going on for families, all for free.

Family-Friendly Restaurants
Before your kids turn into hungry monsters, take them to the best restaurant in the town that welcomes kids with open arms. Giraffe is a family friendly restaurant with 15 outlets across London. The mains start from just £3.95 so it’s quite pocket-friendly too. However, if you’re staying in central London, Rainforest Café is the best place to dine at. This tropical themed bistro recreates the sights, smell, and sound of a rainforest with animated elephants, butterflies, and gorillas. Kids’ meals start from £12.50.

If you want to explore London without kids, some London hotels offer babysitting service too like Montague on the Gardens, Grange Langham Court Hotel, Myhotel Bloomsbury, and Westbury Mayfair.
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