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Top 10 half term activities in London

Written by Eleanor Weeks


Its Easter Half Term! Yay! What shall we do?
Here are some fun days out in London for all of you!
From a children’s trail to London Zoo where it’s fun galore,
The kids will have a blast, you’ll want to go back for more!

1. City of London Children’s Trail

Image Credit: Jamie Smith

From the world famous Tower Bridge to world-class museums and the beautiful St Pauls Cathedral, there is so much to see and do on foot in London! The City Children’s Trail makes exploring the City of London on foot even easier (and funner!!) for families, with three kid-friendly self-guided routes specifically designed for young explorers. So, print this map here and bring it with you, or pop into the City Information Centre open Fridays and Saturdays to pick up a FREE Children’s Activity Map including stickers and fun facts. Make sure to pack a picnic too, as they are plenty of green spaces perfect for a picnic across the city. Find out more here!

2. Up at the O2, North Greenwich

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Are your kids little adrenalines junkies? How about an exhilarating outdoor climb at Up at the O2 where you can climb over the world-famous roof and enjoy the incredible views of London…  from 52 metres above the ground! A variety of climbs are available, from a Daytime Climb to a Sunset Climb and a Twilight Climb too. Plus, this Easter, climbers will get the chance to decorate and customise themed biscuits at the summit of the roofwalk. These Easter biscuit decorating workshops take place at 10:00am and 10:15am from 11th – 15th April. Book here!

3. Thames Rockets, Canary Wharf

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The Thames Rockets ‘Captain Kidd’s Canary Wharf Voyage’ is an action packed 50 minute long round trip from the London Eye to Canary Wharf and back passing many iconic London landmarks! This is a great activity for the whole family and would be something really fun to do on your next day out in London. Book here!

4. Tower of London, North Bank of the River Thames

Treat the family to a fun and educational day at one of the UK’s most visited attractions – the Tower of London! Home to the Crown Jewels, Yeoman Warders and the Tower ravens, the world’s most famous fortress has served as a royal palace, prison, armoury, and even a zoo since its commission in 1066 by William the Conqueror. Book here!

5. London Eye, South Bank

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See London like you’ve never seen it before, by taking a flight on the world’s tallest observation wheel, the London Eye! Taking a leisurely 30 minutes, there is plenty of time for you and your little ones to spot famous landmarks across the city and enjoy this fun experience. Book here! 

6. ZSL London Zoo, Regent’s Park

Treat the kids to a zoo-tastic day out this half term at London Zoo, where they can spot more than 750 species of animals. Little ones will love getting up close to creatures from all over the world, from bugs and butterflies to hippos, lions and giraffes. Two of the zoos must-see experiences are with the big cats, so make to sure to check out Land of the Lions and Tiger Territory. Book here!

7. KidZania London, Shepherds Bush

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KidZania London, located on the first floor of the Westfield Shopping Centre in London, makes a great half term activity  come rain or shine this Easter.  Choose from a variety of real-life role-play scenarios such as taking to the stage as an actor or dancer, learning the financial literacy required to be a banker or the skills needed to become a police officer, fashion designer, doctor, vet, and more! Whatever your kids are into, there’s something at KidZania to suit all personalities and ages. Each ticket will provide your child with a 4 hour entry to KidZania. Book here!


8. London Transport Museum

Are your kids mad on motorbikes, crazy about cabs and batty about buses? London Transport Museum is the perfect place to bring them for a great day out! Discover the history the iconic red London bus and black cab as well as the the underground. Visit the gallery showing iconic advertising posters and art work. There are hands-on exhibits and trails to follow that all the family can enjoy! Find out more here.

9. The Crystal Maze Live Experience, London

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Now this is perfect if you have teens! Dive inside The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience in London’s West End  and experience the outrageously popular 90’s TV show for yourself! Enjoy 1¼ hours of daft and frantic fun that’s open to anybody aged 13 and over. Book here!


10. Frozen The Musical at Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London

Finally, if your little one is Frozen obsessed, make their Easter complete with seeing Frozen The Musical at Theatre Royal Drury Lane! Incredible special effects, stunning costumes and jaw-dropping scenery bring Elsa and Anna’s journey to life in a whole new way. And with all the beloved songs from the movie – as well as a few surprises from the writers behind Let it Go – you’ll be transported to Arendelle from the moment the curtain rises. Book here!

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