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Old Jan 8th, 2017, 11:05 AM   1
lau86
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London activities for children?


We're a two hour train away and thinking of a short break with the children over Easter, are there activities for them to do and also will it be really busy? Any ideas on places to stay? Looking for an apartment really



 
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Old Jan 8th, 2017, 13:01 PM   2
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The science museum is good fun, I was there a few years ago and there were plenty of hands on activities



 
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Old Jan 9th, 2017, 15:37 PM   3
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London is always busy, I don't think you can get away from that no matter when you go.

Natural history museum and science museum are both great and free. They are also next to each other. A short(ish) walk away is Hyde Park and in there is the Princess Diana memorial playground which is also great.

Kidzania is a huuuuge role play venue where children can pretend to be almost anything. I've not been but heard great things about it.

Emirates air line (by the O2) is pretty good as is the London Eye, Madam Tussards and Planetarium.

A general hop on/hop off bus around the major sites would also be a good thing to do with kids I'd imagine.

Hope this helps a little bit!



 
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Old Jan 9th, 2017, 17:54 PM   4
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My children were invited to the launch of kidzania (fairly local school) and they loved it but the prices are completely crazy.

Science museum and memorial gardens are must dos.

Covent Garden with all the street performers is great too.



 
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Thanks, I'm just wondering if they might be a bit young. It won't be cheap so just weighing that up



 
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Old Jan 10th, 2017, 14:17 PM   6
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What I don't like about kidzania is you don't get to go in with them (apparently). My two would be far to young for that . That said I have never been although my Mum has with her school and said it was good but for older kids.
My daughter loved the science museum. I also plan to try and go to the transport museum in Covent Garden. There are plenty of parks, Kensington gardens (near Queensway tube is lovely) so is Holland Park.
London is always busy, even more so during school holidays!



 
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Old Jan 10th, 2017, 14:29 PM   7
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Thanks, I'm just wondering if they might be a bit young. It won't be cheap so just weighing that up
I took Anabella in March last year as a friend was over from America and we met up with her. We only stayed one night in a hotel in Kensington and we had a great time. We only did the natural history museum, science museum and princess Diana memorial playground and Anabella loved it - she was definitely not too young.

We also went in the summer before last to see In the Night garden Live and we stayed again for one night but in Woking , so just outside London. The O2 itself was almost a day trip as there are quite a few things to do, but possibly the summer is better as they had water splash fountains outside and the kids loved going in that. We also went on the skyline and took a boat ride along the river thames.

We all loved both trips



 
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Old Jan 11th, 2017, 03:00 AM   8
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Its always always busy but on the outskirts is hampton court. We went february and it was empty and half price till valentines. Kids LOVED it



 
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