Head out for a summer day in the capital city,
Let’s take in the sights that are so pretty!
From a royal palace to a giant slide,
Take a look at our handy London guide!
1. KidZania London, Shepherd’s Bush
Let kids live out their dreams of becoming a firefighter, pilot, radio presenter, police officer or more at KidZania, the indoor city where kids rule the roost! The exciting 75,000 sq ft KidZania city is designed to give kids aged 4-14 years their first taste of independence by developing life skills through teamwork, learning, activities and entertainment. Located in Westfield shopping centre, you can tie in some shopping too! Book now.
2. LEGOLAND® Windsor
Experience the ultimate LEGO® adventure this summer! With live shows and attractions set over 150 acres of parkland plus a fully LEGO themed hotel on site, the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort is a family destination that is not to be missed! New for 2019 you can find LEGO® City 4D – Officer in Pursuit, and experience the magic of 3D animated blockbuster movie-making as you go behind the scenes of The LEGO® MOVIE 2. Book now.
3. Up at The O2, Greenwich Peninsular
See London from a new perspective as you climb one of the capital’s most iconic landmarks. Suit up, grab a safety harness and listen to some important safety instructions, and then you’re on your way! With three climbs to choose from, there’s plenty of opportunities to take the climb that best suits you. Book now.
4. ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, Dunstable
Visit the biggest zoo in the UK this summer and watch the herd of Asian elephants roaming amidst 30 acres of rolling paddocks. Make sure you pay a visit to Khari, the zoo’s baby giraffe born to parents Luna and Bashu in April this year. Just a few weeks ago the zoo welcomed another baby, Maui, an adorable sea lion pup! Book now.
5. The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience, West End
Take on the classic 90s gameshow this summer. Run around four adventure zones – industrial, Futuristic, Medieval and Aztec and in each zone, test your skills, solve mysteries and face mental and physical challenges. Opening 29th March 2019! Enjoy 1¼ hours of daft and frantic fun that’s open to anybody aged 13 and over. At least 1 person on your team must be 18yrs or older. Book now.
6. Kew Gardens, Richmond
Not only is Kew one of the world’s most diverse botanical gardens, but it is also the largest UNESCO World Heritage site in London! Let little ones burn off some energy running around 300 acres of stunning gardens. Until 27th October 2019, you can marvel and the beautiful twisted sculptures for the exhibition, Chihuly: Reflections on Nature. Throughout summer you can also enjoy theatre performances of Alice in Wonderland, Sunday Stories, and Kew Science Festival between 20th-21st July. Book now.
7. Dreamworks Tours: Shrek’s Adventure! and SEA LIFE
Enjoy 2 brilliant family-friendly attractions, located on London’s Southbank, a short walk from Waterloo station. Join Shrek, Donkey, Princess Fiona and all your other favourites for an immersive, interactive 4D walk and ride experience! Then dive into a world filled with sharks, rays, jellyfish, seadragons and more exotic, colourful marine life than you could ever imagine possible. Head to Dreamworks Tours: Shrek’s Adventure first to collect your tickets then enjoy a day of fun! Book now.
8. The View from The Shard, Central London
Take to the sky as you rise almost 310 metres above the capital city. Spot landmarks stretching over 40 miles into the distance when you head to the observation gallery with 360° unobstructed views. It sits at almost twice the height of any other London viewpoint! Climb even higher to the open-air Skydeck to feel the breeze in your hair. You can also enjoy a champagne experience when you visit too! Book now.
9. Oxygen Freejumping, Various Locations
It’s best to prepare for the worst and we all know British summertime can be a bit soggy at best. When the weather’s on the wetter side, little ones will love going wild at an indoor trampoline park. Whether its on the interconnected trampolines, dodgeball courts, giant airbags and so much more, Oxygen Freejumping is the UK’s ultimate trampoline park playground. Head to Acton, Croydon or The O2 Arena. Book now.
10. Hounslow Urban Farm, Feltham
Meet and greet the cute animals including pigs (don’t miss the super cute piglets!), sheep, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, snakes, lizards and tortoises and many, many more! Every day you can take part in animal encounters throughout the day and watch amazing owl displays. You will also find an outdoor play, indoor bouncy castles and kids cartoons where little ones can explore and burn off some energy! Book now.
11. Tower of London, Central London
Officially the UK’s most visited attraction and one of the world’s most famous fortresses that has served as a royal palace, prison, armoury and even a zoo, the Tower of London is a fun and historical day out for the whole family. From 13th July until 31st August, see if you would be able to escape the prison unlike the many who failed in Tower Escape. Book now.
12. Body Worlds, Piccadilly Circus
Explore Dr Gunther von Hagen’s original Body Worlds exhibition at its permanent home in the heart of Piccadilly Circus. Journey through over 200 fascinating exhibits celebrating the human body and the mysteries that lie beneath the skin. All anatomical specimens are real and have been preserved using ‘plastination’ which you can also learn about here. Book now.
13. Go Ape!, Various Locations
Swing, zip, balance and jump your way through the trees on the treetop adventure courses, suspended high above the forest floor. Younger adventurers will love Tree Top Adventure, a lower and easier version. Explore the rugged trails along the forest floor with the awesome Segway experiences or if you love to zip wire then the Zip Trekking will definitely be on your bucket list! You’ll find courses in Chessington, Trent Park, Alice Holt, Bedgebury, Bracknell, Crawley, Wendover and Leeds Castle. Book now.
14. The London Bridge Experience, Central London
Experience London’s gruesome history first hand with this interactive character led adventure tour! Be prepared for thrills, laughs and frights as you are regaled with stories from the past. Meet some of London’s most horrifying characters as they lurk in the ‘lanes’ including Jack the Ripper and Ben Crouch. See, hear and even smell what London Bridge was really like throughout the ages! Book now.
15. Wembley Stadium Tour
Go behind-the-scenes at the UK’s largest sports and music venue. The tour will guide you in and around the heart if the stadium. The award-winning tour takes you through the Dressing Rooms, the Press Conference Room, Pitchside and the iconic Royal Box. Experience Wembley through the ages and get the opportunity to experience memorabilia from England’s glorious 1966 World Cup victory, FA Cup Finals, sell out concerts and sporting spectacles at your leisure before joining one of the Tour Hosts, who will escort and give you fascinating view of the Stadium. Book now.
16. Shakespeare’s Globe, Central London
Explore the life of William Shakespeare and the theatre for which he wrote with this brilliant insight into Shakespeare’s Globe, a unique theatre in the round and still one of London’s most iconic buildings today. General admission tickets offer expert story-telling guides who will take you on a fascinating tour of the theatre, bringing the space to life with colourful stories of the 1599 Globe, of the reconstruction process in the 1990s, and of how the traditional “Wooden O” theatre space works today. Book now.
17. The Medieval Banquet, St Katharine Docks
Experience an evening and show like no other at The Medieval Banquet. Perfect for wannabe Kings, Queens, Princes and Princesses! As a royal guest, you will be taken to the Great Hall, where you will meet other medieval guests and mystical characters. Families will be treated to a 4-course banquet with drinks and superb entertainment including professionally trained fighting knights, acrobats, musicians, singers, dancers and court jesters.This is a fun and informal alternative to West End theatre with dinner – perfect for families who want to do something special. Book now.
18. Kensington Palace
Take the family to see the official home of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, as well as the lovely Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. Built in 1605 and a royal residence since the 17th century, it was first home to with King William III and Queen Mary II. The popular Diana Memorial Playground is the perfect place for your little ones to let off some steam and explore the stunning Italian Gardens and marvel at the many statues and fountains located within its grounds – all of which are truly fascinating! Book now.
19. Rainforest Cafe
Rainforest Cafe is an extremely exciting, fun themed restaurant in the West End’s Piccadilly Circus, the only one of its kind in the UK! Designed as an exotic jungle that recreates the best sights and sounds of the Amazon rainforest, it is the perfect restaurant for families and the little ones. Get a fiver off per child with Picniq’s special offer, and parents aren’t left out either, with up to 25% off A la Carte prices when choosing this adult set menu. Whether you’re celebrating your kids birthday party or enjoying a family dining experience out of this world, Rainforest Cafe has delicious food perfect for any special occasion. Book now.
20. ArcelorMittal Orbit, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Climb the UK’s tallest sculpture and ride the world’s tallest, longest and fastest tunnel slide when you visit the ArcelorMittal Orbit! Enjoy 178 metres of twists and turns as you take in London’s skyline at speed going down the slide. From the 360-degree Skyline View platform, visitors can enjoy breath-taking views of the city and expect to see landmarks such as Canary Wharf, The Shard and St Paul’s Cathedral. Book now.
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