Top London Attractions for Kids
From great London children’s attractions to a trip to the zoo, the capital is full of family-friendly activities to explore with the kids! Here are some of our top London attractions for families and sights to undercover with the kids.
The London Eye
One of London’s most iconic and recognisable sites, The London Eye offers great views of the whole city, without breaking the bank. Being the world’s highest observation wheel (135 metres) the kids are guaranteed to be impressed. With the skyline awash with sights such as Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and The Shard, the London Eye experience is one that won't be forgotten.
The London Eye offers a fast and enjoyable way of viewing the sights without taking up the whole day. Check out our London Eye package deal here.
Hamleys Toy Shop
Toys are the easiest way to a child's heart- in our opinion anyway! London’s premier toy shop is the biggest and most famous of its kind, which makes Hamleys one of the best London attractions for families. With over seven floors of their favourite toys, children just never want to leave! With entertainment in abundance, a visit to Hamleys is a must for children of any age. Just make sure that they have saved up their pocket money before you visit!
The London Dungeon
The London Dungeon is a thrilling attraction which brings history to life! Watch in amazement as a thousand years of London’s darkest history comes alive in front of your eyes.
With scary storytelling, gruesome re-enactments and interactive shows, The London Dungeon is well worth a trip if your kids are interested in haunting history. With reenactments of crime through the ages, The London Dungeon features some of the city’s most notorious characters. While it's good fun, it is only suitable for children aged 8 years and over. Easily accessible by public transport and with reasonable entry prices, you should definitely check out our London Dungeon package!
Interactive throughout, the Science Museum is a great place to experience science through time, with exhibitions ranging from space travel to robots. With over 800 interactive displays, children visiting the Science Museum will certainly learn a thing or two! For children aged 3-6, check out The Garden; an exciting interactive space where curiosity is encouraged. Through play, even young children can start to understand scientific concepts such as floating and sinking or shadows and reflections.
With free entry and plenty of places to eat and drink, the Science Museum is one of the most exciting London attractions for children.
The Natural History Museum
If being greeted by a 4.5-tonne blue whale skeleton on arrival doesn’t excite your kids, nothing will! The world famous Natural History Museum showcases 80 million specimens through the ages, which means that you’ll never run out of things to see. Children who visit this breathtaking space can discover the age of the dinosaurs and explore nature from all over the world. There are usually child-friendly events that take place each month including Dino Snores for Kids- the ultimate night at the museum sleepover!
The Tower of London
With its rich history, the Tower of London is renowned for being one of the most famous landmarks in the city. For hundreds of years, the tower has served as a royal palace, prison and an armoury and promises unexpected tales of the two lost princes, secret spies and daring escapes! There are always lots of family-friendly events taking place which the kids will love, such as ice skating at Christmas or family trails and digital missions. Check out our Tower of London package here.
Watch your favourite celebrities come to life at Madame Tussauds in London. With over 300 realistic wax figures, children can enjoy meeting their favourite celebrities (almost) in the flesh. There's no doubt that your children will enjoy posing next to the stars and soaking up the celebrity lifestyle.
With features such as the “Spirit of London” ride, Sherlock Holmes experience and a 4D superhero movie, it is a fun day out for the whole family. Check out our Madame Tussauds package here.
Children love a trip to the zoo, so why not visit one of the oldest zoos in the world? With over 750 different species and lots of exciting exhibits, it’s a great day out for all ages!
With Europe’s only walk through spider enclosure and Europe’s largest penguin pool, London Zoo isn’t short of space, despite being situated in the centre of the capital! With new experiences such as “Land of the Lions,” there’s plenty to explore. Check out our London Zoo package here.
The hottest entertainment experience for children aged 4-14, KidZania brings together learning and fun. Kids can get a taste of over 60 careers and learn real-life skills in this epic play centre and with so much choice, there is something for them all! Check out our Kidzania package here.
Opening times vary and KidZania will be closed on some dates.
When you’re in London with the family, check out some of these great family restaurants and treat the kids to a sightseeing tour of the city. Book a family ticket for our open-top bus tour for the most stress-free way to explore London with the kids.