Berkhamsted Castle (5 miles)
A good spot for a picnic and opportunity to learn something of its history. The Visitor Room has panels telling of Castle’s history. Nearby canal shows working of locks and opportunity for brass rubbing of information panels. Excellent outside playground equipment at Canal Fields. Enjoyment for all ages.
Chiltern Open Air Museum (7 miles)
Chalfont St Giles
Chiltern Open Air Museum
Rescued and restored buildings from a bygone era, with traditional farmstead and plenty of farm animals. An imaginative trip for kids as they place themselves in the past.
Shaws Corner (12 miles)
Charming, National Trust maintained home of the famous author, now also hosting family days, craft days and more. By no means a full day, but a delightful and instructive stop off between thrills.
Welwyn Roman Baths (13 miles)
Welwyn Roman Baths
Hidden in a steel vault under the A1M, discover the remains of a Roman villa complete with hot and cold baths and under-floor heating system. Activities including interactive displays, dressing up, and a range of quizes bring the site to life for children. Lots of roman objects on display, including our...
Wembley Stadium Tour (14 miles)
Wembley Stadium Tour
Stroll into the dressing room like a superstar. Limber up in the world's most exclusive warm-up zone. Stride through the tunnel towards the hallowed turf. Climb 107 steps, and stand triumphantly in front of the Royal Box to the roar of the crowd! Great idea if you are looking for family days out in...
Knebworth House Gardens and Park (15 miles)
Knebworth House Gardens and Park
Spend the day exploring extensive Gardens, Maze, Dinosaur Trail, a House full of treasures, Adventure Playground, (includes thrill slides, bouncy castle, Tarzan trails and more) Gift shop. Bring a picnic or visit our tea room. Special events throughout the year. All set in a 250 acre country park.
History on Wheels Museum (17 miles)
History on Wheels Museum
Very limited opening but well worth a trip: within this Museum can be found a truly unique collection of Motors, both Military and Civilian, Militaria, from 1900 to the 1950s and Memories of wartime.
Windsor Castle (18 miles)
The largest and oldest occupied castle in the world, is one of the official residences of Her Majesty The Queen. Free family audio tour introduces you to the many magical characters who live at Windsor Castle!
Madame Tussauds (19 miles)
Filled with 14 exciting, interactive zones and the new Marvel Super Heroes 4D movie experience, this iconic attraction combines glitz and glamour with incredible history with over 300 wax figures. Good idea if you're looking for fun things to do in London with kids.
Kensington Palace (19 miles)
Significant history and spectacular architecture combined with family trails for an epic and affecting day out with educational undertones.
Arsenal Emirates Stadium Tour (19 miles)
Highbury and Islington
Arsenal Emirates Stadium Tour
has become one of London's most exciting tourist attractions and is a must for every football fan! Take a look behind the scenes at one of the world's most spectacular football stadiums and get a sense of what the Arsenal stars feel like on a matchday.
Royal Gunpowder Mills Secret Island (19 miles)
Royal Gunpowder Mills Secret Island
Discover a top secret world of excitement, experiments and explosions at the Royal Gunpowder Mills in Waltham Abbey. A fascinating, hands-on guide to gunpowder, big bangs, weapons and warfare too.
Rye House Gatehouse (20 miles)
Rye House Gatehouse
Explore the Gatehouse and grounds, enjoy a picnic and visit the nearby Rye House Quay on the River Lee Navigation.
Buckingham Palace (20 miles)
St James Park
the official London residence of Her Majesty The Queen and serves as both home and office. Use the special family audio guide to explore the Palace and then answer quizzes whilst following our garden activity trail.
Nelson's Column (20 miles)
Family days out in London wouldn't be complete with a visit to Trafalgar Square, with lots of other sights such as the National Gallery right next to it. A must do for things to do in London with kids.
The Royal Mews (21 miles)
The Royal Mews
One of the finest working stables in existence, the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace houses the State vehicles used for official engagements and provides a unique insight into the department of the Royal Household that provides transport by road for The Queen and other members of the Royal Family.
Westminster Abbey (21 miles)
is one of the most visited churches in all the world. It remains primarily a place of Christian worship and pilgrimage. Fun children's trail available to help keep them interested, plus dress as a monk in the museum!
London Dungeon (21 miles)
- invites you to delve into the capital's most horrible history. Come face to face with live actors, experience three thrilling rides, interactive shows and special effects as you're transported back to those black, bleak times - are you brave enough to face 90 minutes of London's dark past?
Houses of Parliament Tour (21 miles)
Houses of Parliament Tour
A visit to the Houses of Parliament offers a memorable day out for families with children. Inside one of the worldâs most iconic buildings, you can travel through one thousand years of history and stand in places where important events continue to take place.
St Paul's Cathedral (21 miles)
St Paul's Cathedral
This is where people and events of overwhelming importance to the country have been celebrated, mourned and commemorated. Visit Nelson's Tomb, test the unique acoustics of Whispering Gallery and climb up to the Golden Gallery to enjoy a panoramic view of London that is second to none.
Shakespeares Globe Exhibition and Tour (21 miles)
Shakespeares Globe Exhibition and Tour
- a faithful reconstruction of the Elizabethan playhouse. Throughout the year, a fascinating guided tour of the theatre is included in your visit to Shakespeare's Globe Exhibition, bringing this extraordinary space to life. Great idea for a fun family day out in London.
The Golden Hinde (22 miles)
The Golden Hinde
is a full-sized reconstruction of Sir Francis Drake’s famous Tudor galleon, Golden Hinde, on which visitors have a unique opportunity to learn more about British Maritime History.
The Monument (22 miles)
Standing 202 feet high, the Monument is the tallest isolated stone column in the world. If you climb the 311 steps to the balcony at the top you are rewarded with breath-taking views of the City, as well as a certificate of achievement.
London Bridge Experience (22 miles)
London Bridge Experience
- and The London Tombs are two horrific and gruesome London tourist attractions not to be missed. Good idea for fun things to do in London for kids - older kids that is!
HMS Belfast (22 miles)
Tells the stories of life on board this warship during the Second World War and beyond. Explore the interactive Operations Room, hear veterans’ stories in the Life at Sea exhibition, and immerse yourself in the midst of a battle in the Gun Turret Experience.
Tower of London (22 miles)
Tower of London
Today the Tower of London is one of the world's most famous and spectacular fortresses. Discover its history as a royal palace and fortress, prison and place of execution, mint, arsenal, menagerie and jewel house.
Tower Bridge Exhibition (22 miles)
Tower Bridge Exhibition
Learn all about the bridge and the history behind it while inside the famous bridge and enjoy the great panoramic views from the walkways high above the river Thames. A great kids day out in London
Hampton Court Palace (23 miles)
Hampton Court Palace
Promises a magical journey back through 500 years of royal history. Discover the magnificent State Apartments of Henry VIII and William III, explore 60 acres of immaculate riverside gardens and lose yourself in the world-famous maze.
Discover Childrens Story Centre (23 miles)
Discover Childrens Story Centre
Focused on story building and imagination, children can follow a story trail in the indoor exhibition or venture outside into the story garden.
Valentines Mansion and Gardens (25 miles)
Valentines Mansion and Gardens
Country house and gardens with recreated period rooms including Victorian kitchen and a dedicated Family Room. Enjoy the house and gardens through special trails and borrow a free backpack to explore the mansion and outdoors. Special events run throughout the year with a FREE family Sunday once a month.
Cutty Sark Clipper Ship (25 miles)
Cutty Sark Clipper Ship
The world's last remaining tea clipper and a symbol of adventure, of bravery and the romance of sail. Children can try on Victorian costumes and read from nautical stories as they explore.
Thames Barrier Info and Learning Centre (27 miles)
Milton Keynes City Discovery Centre (27 miles)
Milton Keynes City Discovery Centre
A beautiful medieval site with public access for walks and picnics. We run family-focused events through the year, whether it's history, wildlife and environment or archaeology, thereâs something for everyone to learn and have fun too!
The Roman Sandy (29 miles)
The Roman Sandy
is an open exhibition free to all which displays locally discovered Roman artefacts in an interesting fashion.
Bromham Mill (30 miles)
Guided Tours, Baking and craft activities for pre booked groups available throughout the year. Picnic area and plenty of space to just play. Please note limited opening times.
Mountfitchet Castle (31 miles)
Travel back to Norman England and experience life as it was in 1066, plus the Toy Museum, Paleontology House, and Haunted Manor!
Clandon Park (32 miles)
A fairly rare Palladian mansion open to tours with a breathtaking Marble Hall, also boasting within the grounds the only historic Maori meeting house in the UK. The natural play area and children's trails inside and out help keep kids' attention.
Dapdune Wharf (33 miles)
Explore a Wey Barge, go pond dipping, have a picnic or take a ride on an electric launch along the tranquil waterway through the heart of Surrey. Also has an award winning visitor centre.
Aldershot Military Museum (34 miles)
Aldershot Military Museum
150 years of British army history housed in a Victorian barracks, this museum tells the story of both soldier and civilian since 1854.
Bates Collection of Musical Instruments (34 miles)
Bates Collection of Musical Instruments
One of the most magnificent collections of musical instruments in the world. Has over 2000 instruments from the Western orchestral music traditions from the renaissance, through the baroque, classical, romantic and up to modern times.
Oxford Castle Unlocked (34 miles)
Oxford Castle Unlocked
An ancient site of incarceration offering a highly atmospheric history lesson spanning ten centuries, with hands on displays and real life prisoner stories. Quirky costumed tour guides are available every 20 minutes.
The Bodleian Library (34 miles)
The Bodleian Library
Interactive and stimulating tours of the historic university where much of Harry Potter was filmed! Like stepping into their favourite films. Most tours are for 10+ but Family Tours in holidays welcome 5+.
Audley End House and Park (35 miles)
Audley End House and Park
is a Jacobean house set in a serpentine park. The park contains a circular temple and a bridge over the River Cam, loads of events go on through the summer. Children can let loose in the fun themed play area
Lullingstone Castle and World Garden (38 miles)
Lullingstone Castle and World Garden
A full day's worth of ambling pleasure between the castle and the fabulous gardens. Probably best for less boisterous kids, it is a visual delight and an excellent learning opportunity.
Odiham Castle (38 miles)
One of King John's three strongholds, recently restored and open for visitors.
Blenheim Palace (39 miles)
Steeped in inspirational history and surrounded by beautiful parkland and award-winning Formal Gardens, Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire offers the perfect day out in 2012. This year there are stunning new visitor facilities to enjoy, as well as a host of superb special events in store.
Outwood Windmill (40 miles)
is the oldest windmill in Britain which is still working. The windmill has limited opening availability. The windmill is surrounded by National Trust common land and woods, where nature walks and picnics can be enjoyed.
Rural Life Centre (40 miles)
Rural Life Centre
Comprises a large number of implements and devices marking over 150 years of farming. Many aspects of village and rural life are also displayed in realistic individual settings.
Basing House (40 miles)
A historic adventure recreating the c16th with a museum, gift shop and battle reenactments!
Chartwell Home of Churchill (41 miles)
Chartwell Home of Churchill
Discover Sir Winston's own paintings in his fascinating studio, picnic, enjoy family trails and visit their working kitchen garden, with bees and chickens too!
Thanks for all the great things to do and Historical and Educational Attractions near Kings Langley with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.
Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed
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