Top 7 Fun Things For Families To Enjoy In London

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London is known as one of the vivid and busiest cities in the world. It is a known fact to everybody that the city offers a multitude of entertainment options for both the adults and the kids. If you are travelling with your kids, the city has a plethora of fun-filled solutions for the families including – theme parks, museums, festivals, and events.

So, when you are in this beautiful capital city, make sure you have done the following mentioned fun things with your family.

National History Museum

With a vast collection of treasures and attractions and things to see and do, this museum is a must-visit for the families. The building itself looks impressive and has a cathedral-like construction. The museum is divided into four colour zones – the green zone focuses on environment, planet, and environment. The red zone gives information about the ever changing planet, the blue zone offers an impressive collection of mammals and dinosaurs, and the orange zone will take you to the futuristic cocoon and Wildlife Garden.

When you are exhausted exploring various attractions of the museum, you can enjoy coffee, pastries, and lunch at The Central Hall Café. The Red Zone Kitchen will offer you a wide variety of salads and hot dishes. The coffee House will serve you hot drinks and freshly baked cakes.

Indoor Go-Karting

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Visiting The United Kingdom’s indoor karting circuit, covering 1050 metres, will surely add that fun factor to your visit to London. Talking about area, it is three times the size of a conventional go karting track offering challenging tracks and best track surfaces. Here, you get to choose from a wide variety of racing events and you will surely be spoilt for the choice.

You can make your kid a part of Sprint race and it is a 20-minute time trial event and you can also extend it further 20 minutes. The best thing about this place is that the sprint race is suitable for both the juniors karters (from 12-15 years old) and adult karters (16 years and above). As far as the safety is concerned, helmet, racing overalls & gloves, and a full safety briefing are provided. You and your kids will surely enjoy 30 minutes of adrenaline rush.

The London Dungeon

At The London Dungeon, learn more about the villains, rascals, and rouges including Jack the Ripper, Henry VIII, and Guy Fawkes. With interactive shows, talented actors, thrilling special effects, and exciting rides, you will surely cherish this 90-minute fun-filled journey of the murky past of London City. With new scripts, new customers, new surprises, this is certainly one of the most sought-after attractions for the families.

Have a great time escaping the Great Fire of London. It is a multi-sensory experience. Experience the chaotic flames and unveil the drama on the streets of London. St Paul is burning and falling to the ground, cooked pigeons will fall from the sky, and the streets stream with molten lava, all this will surely offer you an unforgettable experience.

Shrek’s Adventure London

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A trip to Shrek’s Adventure from Dreamworks Films will offer an enthralling adventure for the whole family. You will be taken to a fun-filled & wild trip and on your way, you will encounter different challenges and obstacles and you get to meet various characters from the movie including The Donkey, Princess Fiona, and the main character – The Shrek.

Begin your adventure from riding a Dreamworks Tours red bus and guess who will be driving the bus – The Donkey. An exciting 4D journey full of calamity, fun, pandemonium and enjoy your travel to the Kingdom of Far Far Land. The kids will surely like the real-life fairytale and progress through the 10 themed shows as you explore the key locations of the movie series including – Muffin Man’s House and Poison Apple Pub.

Up at The O2

Enjoy walking up to the dome, known as Millennium Dome, of one of the famous buildings of London called ‘Up at The O2’. Before you start your climbing, you will be given all the information and instructions you need to know about the climb and you will be given shoes, climb suit, and most importantly a safety harness.

When you have become familiar with all the important things and equipped with a safety harness, you start making your way onto the walkway, through a short set of stairs to the base of the tent ready to start your climb. At the summit, there will be an observation platform, offering you a breathtaking view of the city, you will be able to see well-known skyscrapers such as – Tower Bridge, Canary Wharf, The Excel, The White Towers of Greenwich, and The Shard. There are certain things you should know – it is important that your kids are at least 10 years, once you have booked your tickets, you won’t be able to change or cancel.

Alexandra Palace

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Opened in 1873, Alexandra Palace offers everything you need for a day out. The Palace boasts of panoramic views of the London City and you also get to enjoy freshly cooked meals in one of the cafes or pubs of the Palace. Both you and your kids can enjoy skiing at Palace’s own ice rink. Enjoy pedalling around in the boating lake and relax with your whole family on 196 acres of unspoilt parkland.

The Palace becomes host to different events, during the summers, you can be a part of Street Food and Craft Beer festivals. Ally Pally is also one of the popular venues for weddings, conferences, banquets, live events, and exhibitions. If you have a knack for playing golf, then The Palace offers most beautiful Pitch and Putt courses. Little Dinosaurs indoor and outdoor soft play and adventure playground for the kids. Towards the Southern Side of the Palace, you can explore a wide variety of garden plants.

Go Ape Trent Park

Lying within the beautiful woodland, Go Ape Trent Park is UK’s number one forest adventure. Before you leap off Tarzan swings, tackle crossings, and fly down zip-wires, you are being briefed about the safety which includes how you need to fasten yourself to the safety lines around the course. This park is ideal for the families who are looking to have an adventure in a natural setting.

There are five sections and what makes each section more interesting is the fact that each one is more difficult from the other. The whole experience is of two to three hours and afterwards, you can have a relaxing time at a café (next to car park) enjoying lunch time munchables. You can also enjoy horse riding, golf, you also get to visit the animal sanctuary, and since you have come along with your family, you can also have a picnic here.

Adam Smith
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