London Calling: Fun Things to Do with Your Kids During Half Term
Looking for something fun and exciting to do with the kids during half-term? Look no further! Join our Kids’ Club to enjoy London’s finest attractions all on our bus tours!
Original Tour – Kids’ Club
Our Kids’ Club is included free with their ticket for our sightseeing bus tours. This includes access to a unique commentary channel for children between 5 and 11 years old that’s been designed to be both educational and entertaining.
Available for collection from our Visitor Centre, every child also receives an activity pack, which includes exciting games and quizzes that are sure to keep them entertained.
And, for a truly immersive experience, why not hop off at Shrek’s Adventure? With 10 live fairy tale-themed shows and iconic sets from the Shrek film franchise there is plenty to delight adults and children alike.
SEA LIFE London
Situated just next to the London Eye, SEA LIFE London is visited by families from all over the world who flock to see nearly 5,000 amazing sea creatures in action.
From jelly fish, penguins, rays and sharks to the interactive rockpool where you can touch starfish, sea anemones and crabs, the aquarium is sure to leave your children wide-eyed for hours.
Don’t forget, you can receive an exclusive discount on the SEA LIFE London Aquarium by combining it with your Original Tour bus ticket.
Ripley’s Believe it or Not! London
Image by Steve Daniels
Open 7 days a week from 10am until midnight, Ripley’s is famed for its mind-boggling wonders such as their Amazonian shrunken heads, a knitted Ferrari and a gorilla sculpture made out of car bumpers.
Are your children daring and adventurous? Then they will love ‘Marvellous Mirror Maze’! This ‘infinity effect’ maze provides the illusion you’re stuck in a continuous network of hallways and corridors, when in reality you’re in a dead end!
Do you want to have lunch at one of the most famous restaurants in London?
Recently awarded the Best Child Friendly Restaurant in London by the Bookatable Awards, there isplenty to see at Planet Hollywood to keep the kids entertained while they eat.
They can check out real film props and costumes, such as a life size Arnie from Terminator 2: Judgment Day and the red Power Ranger costume, whilst tucking into authentic American cuisine.
The Natural History Museum
If you’ve yet to discover just how amazing the Natural History Museum (NHM) is, this half term is your chance to put it right!
If your children are into natural wonders, then why not let them be scientists for the day at the NHM’s science centre? This hands-on experience will let them discover hundreds of real-life specimens, with Science Educators on hand to guide them along the way.
Throughout half term, you can also catch David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef Dive, which is a 3D virtual reality tour of the world's largest coral reef. This truly immersive experience is sure to capture the imaginations of the little ones and get them learning about one of world’s most famous diving sites.
Explore London’s Parks
With over 35,000 acres of public parks in addition to woodlands and gardens, London is one of the greenest capital cities in the world.
A visit to Hyde Park, for example, provides plenty of activities that children will love. You can hire pedal boats on the serpentine, paddle in the Royal Diana Memorial Fountain, tackle adventure play parks and much, much more.
Don’t forget, whenever you visit, you can make the most of any trip to London with The Original Tour’s 24-hour and 48-hour hop-on, hop-off tour bus tickets. With over 80 conveniently located bus stops across the city, it makes both getting around and sightseeing much easier and cheaper.