Whether you’re heading abroad this summer or you’re looking to stay a little closer to home, London is a great location to spend some valuable time with the kids. Once you’ve booked your accommodation at the Dorset Hotel, City of London, the next thing to do is find some amazing activities that are going to keep them occupied during their summer holidays. Here are just a few of the best.
Kew Gardens is a great location for kids to enjoy some outdoor activity and run around throughout the 500 acres of woodland surrounding Wakehurst. Not only does Kew Gardens provide children with some enjoyable activities but it also provides something a little bit educational and the opportunity for a hobby to arise. Kew’s Botanical gardens are home to thousands of different species of insect wildlife, tropical plants, and fungi’s and is only 30 minutes away from central London. Children can enter the gardens for around £4.50 with the summer months providing ample opportunity to visit one of London’s most famous attractions.
Go Ape Alexandra Palace
This is something that the kids are well and truly going to love. Go Ape Alexandra Palace provides an amazing experience above the treetops for kids to not only conquer their fear of heights but also get in touch with their inner primate and enjoy zipwires, rope swings and obstacle courses high above the treetops. This exhilarating experience is perfect for birthday parties and large groups of exciting youngsters, don’t worry about any injuries occurring, safety is paramount at Go Ape and a double harness system is in place to ensure that no treetop falls occur.
London Zoo is a great little day out for children of all ages, especially those who are animal lovers. Filled with a selection of amazing creatures from around the world, children will find the opportunity to discover penguins at penguin beach. Admire the pride of the jungle in the land of the lions and even experience what it’s like to be a real zookeeper with the mini-keepers experience, enabling children to clean animal pens and feed some of the cutest animals within the zoo. Located in Regents Park London Zoo is extremely central and is perfect for days out or birthday parties.
Based in the heart of Kings Cross, Granary Square is the perfect location for the kids looking to let their hair down in the sunshine. If there’s one thing that kids love it’s an unpredictable water fountain, and Granary Square provides just that. In addition to around 1000 choreographed fountains and light shows, Granary Square is filled with loads of bars and restaurants perfect for a quick bite to eat or a family meal once the fountains have been fully enjoyed. There’s also a small canal close by, perfect for picnics and some canoeing lessons.
Hopefully this article has provided a little food for thought and inspiration when it comes to finding some amazing activities for your kids to get up to this summer. Whether it’s splashing through the fountains at Granary Square, you’re planning a jungle adventure at Go Ape Alexandra Palace, or you’re searching for a traditional London Zoo experience, there’s simply loads for you and the kids to get up to in London this summer.