London is the ultimate holiday hotspot and one of the best ways to see the incredible city is to explore its free and fun-filled attractions for a memorable time with your cherished ones. If you’re travelling with kids, you must be wondering about where to start and what to see in the capital city. Read on for some inspiration and enjoy your time to the fullest!
Diana Memorial Playground
Designed for children up to the age of 12, the Diana Memorial Playground is the perfect sensory trail experience if you’re travelling with kids. It is free to explore and is situated right next to Princess Diana’s former home, the Kensington Palace. The kids will love hopping aboard the giant pirate ship made of wood (make sure to explore the lower deck) surrounded by swings and treehouses where they can let their imaginations run free and have a great time.
You can also sit and relax at one of the picnic tables and for toddlers under the age of three, there are sand pits, playhouses, and a small wooden boat as well! Book your stay at the luxurious Bayswater Inn Hotel Hyde Park, set in the heart of the city with amenity-rich rooms and bespoke service for the finest holiday experience. Enjoy the convenience of being close to fun-filled experiences to indulge in with kids and relax in luxury!
One of the most renowned and visited science and technology museums in Europe, make sure to include London’s science museum, steps away from your accommodation near Hyde Park in your list. This free-to-explore museum offers great opportunities for your kids to dive deep into the intriguing world of science and get awe-inspired by thousands of spectacular objects on display. Featuring world-famous exhibits like the Soyuz descent module, a well-known spacecraft and even a real piece of the moon!
The museum’s interactive galleries bring the world of science to life as you and the kids will enjoy seeing light striking right before your eyes, travel through space under the stars and find your way around the giant slides. The in-house IMAX cinema offers a splendid cinematic experience on a screen taller than four double-decker buses!
St James Park
Take a tranquil stroll with the kids through one of the very popular royal parks in London, St James Park. While you enjoy your family time here, away from the hustle and bustle of the city, admire the spectacular views from the famous Blue Bridge, across St James Park Lake. The kids are sure to love spotting the beautiful wildlife here, including pelicans, ducks, and geese. From here, you can also get a close-up view of the Horse Guards Parade and the iconic Buckingham Palace.
Covent Garden is one of the most vibrant and full-of-life areas in London to spend a memorable day out in the city. Nestled in London’s West End, the oh-so-popular Covent Garden market and its traffic-free Piazza is a must-visit. Whether you’re looking to suit your palate to authentic British food, gourmet delights and even street food that the kids are sure to love, this is the place to be. It is also an ideal shopping destination with boutique stores and more. With your stay at one of the hotels near Kensington Palace, you get easy access to this iconic London market and other prime London attractions. Pick up some souvenirs for the kids to save, catch up on some great street performances and browse through the exciting seasonal pop-up stalls for the perfect family experience.
National History Museum
A visit to the iconic National History Museum is one that your kids are sure to remember forever! The museum takes you through a real-life journey through billions of years of Earth’s history and evolution. You and the kids will love marvelling at the world-famous dinosaur exhibits, fossils, and the massive whale exhibit at the Hintze Hall. Learn about outer space, discover fascinating sparkly gems in the rocks and mineral section and explore the museum’s Dinosaur Galleries for a day out to remember. Click some photos by Andy’s Clock and attend an exhibition for an immersive experience.
Keep an eye out for discounts on hotels in Hyde Park to stay in the heart of the city. Include these free attractions to your list for the perfect kids-friendly holiday with your family!