Berkhamsted Castle 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 is an outdoor museum, you’ll see over 30 rescued historic buildings including a Nissen hut, tin chapel, and working farm with goats, cows, sheep, chickens and heavy horses. Plus the museum hosts over 30 family friendly living history events each year!
Shaws Corner 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 Discover the secrets of the past, hidden in a steel vault deep under the A1(M) motorway! Here you will find the unique remains of a fascinating and once luxurious Roman bath house! Family activities, including dressing-up, bring the site to life.
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 A great day out for all ages! Enjoy the lovely Gardens, and explore the Maze, Dinosaur Trail, a House full of treasures, Adventure Playground, Gift shop and country park. Bring a picnic or visit our tea room. Special events throughout the year.
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 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!
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.
Madame Tussauds Filled with 14 exciting, interactive zones and the new Star Wars Legends 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!
Twickenham Stadium Twickenham Stadium is the home of English rugby. Take a tour of the world's largest stadium purely devoted to rugby, or simply visit the museum.
Kensington Palace Significant history and spectacular architecture combined with family trails for an epic and affecting day out with educational undertones.
Woburn Abbey and Gardens Visit a historic 16th century abbey and 28 acres of beautiful grounds. 22 rooms to investigate, some amazing gardens and a deer park. A relaxing and interesting place to take the kids.
Royal Gunpowder Mills is where children can meet a mad professor, spot wild deer, discover science of explosions and engage in a unique and beautiful historic site. Indoor and outdoor, there's fun activities for everyone. Winner of the Telegraph Family-Friendly award & Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence.
Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital Visitors A place to learn about the specialist wildlife work done by the hospital and to meet some of the rescued animals. Activities and Talks held during school holidays. Educational Trail to follow.
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 - 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. Great idea for things to do in London with kids.
Nelson's Column 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 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.
Banqueting House Banqueting House has played host to kings and queens for hundreds of years, and now you can visit too! Plus Kids Go Free!
Westminster Cathedral Explore the awesome tower 210 feet above the street, discover the genuine treasure trove and amazing artworks and sculptures. Welcoming to respectful families of all faiths, free to visit excluding the Treasures Exhibition.
Westminster Abbey 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 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 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 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 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 Monument Standing 202 feet high, the Monument is the tallest isolated stone column in the world. Climb the 311 steps to the balcony at the top and be rewarded with breathtaking views of the City, and a certificate of achievement!
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.
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 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 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. New Wall Walk for 2014!
Tower Bridge Exhibition From the depths of the Engine Rooms up to the lofty heights of the new glass bottomed walkways, this is an iconic London experience few kids would forget! Plus guided tours, photographic exhibition and animated displays.
Quainton Windmill Visit the tallest windmill in the South East of England, built in the early 1800s. 6 floors to explore and climb up to a stunning view. Kids under 5 visit for free! Re Opening April 2016, hopefully with new sails!
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 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 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. Limited opening times.
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 A chance to learn about one of the largest movable flood barriers in the world! Discover how the Thames barrier protects London from flooding, and its history through an exhibition that includes a working model of one of the gates.
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, theres something for everyone to learn and have fun too!
The Roman Sandy is an open exhibition free to all which displays locally discovered Roman artefacts in an interesting fashion.
Bromham Mill 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 Travel back to Norman England and experience life as it was in 1066, so explore the castle and Norman Village, plus the Toy Museum, Paleontology House, and Haunted Manor!
Dapdune Wharf With an award winning visitor centre, children's trail and quiz, scenic local walks and ways to extend your day in every direction! Best in summer for the damsels and dragonflies.
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. A great place to bring the family, with some fun interactive activities to enjoy.
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.
The Bodleian Library Interactive and stimulating visits of the world famous historic Bodleian Libraries, where the Harry Potter movies were filmed!
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.
Audley End House and Park Charming historical house and estate with Natural History Collection, Victorian Nursery, Coal Gallery, costumed servants demonstrating vintage techniques, huge Organic Kitchen Garden, plus adventure playground, picnicking and play space. Lovely!
Lullingstone Roman Villa Explore a luxurious Roman villa with rare wall paintings, original mosaics, bath suite and home church, with a special light show and film combo. Kids can handle artefacts, try on Roman garb and play ancient board games!
Lullingstone Castle and World Garden Outdoor play and learning with so much to see, smell and touch in the World Garden. Older children better known as intrepid plant hunters can take our Plant Hunter Quiz challenge and little ones enjoy the new mirror garden!