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Best Things To Do & Days Out In London

There are lots of fun things to do in London, and much more than our royal family, with activities and adventures for all ages.

So, prepare to be dazzled by the bright lights of the big city on your family day out in the capital of England!

Museum fans are spoilt for choice. Explore all the natural wonders of the world at the Natural History Museum or pack your lab coat for a trip around the Science museum. History, art and design are well covered too thanks to The British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

After all that education and experimentation take to the shops on Oxford Street to indulge in a bit of retail therapy before meeting your favourite celebrities at the tourist hotspot of Madame Tussauds. Take a walk on the wild side at London Zoo where you’ll have a roaring good time spotting lions, lemurs and lots more or explore the waters without getting wet at Sea Life London Aquarium.

At the top of the London Eye you’ll see that there are still plenty of sights to visit, from the terrors of the Tower of London to the glory of Westminster Abbey. London family days out offer a chocolate box of city treats for you to enjoy!

Want to check when the next school holiday is? We've got a handy breakdown of the UK school holidays to help. If you're looking for specific family friendly events, we can also tell you what's on in London throughout the year.

Find your perfect day out

Exhibit at Museum of Cambridge

Museum of Cambridge

  • Cambridge
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Museum of Cambridge, formerly the Folk Museum, is a local social history museum housed in the former White Horse Inn, a half-timber-framed building d...

Outside view of Art-Ful in Worthing

Art-Ful

  • Worthing
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

Art-Ful pottery cafe offers a huge range of pottery to paint. Our resident artist is always here to help you get creative. We sell drinks, cakes and...

Punting in the snow at Scholars Punting Cambridge

Scholars Punting Cambridge

  • Cambridge
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Fancy an educational day out? Visit Cambridge with the family on a traditional punting trip. Take the 45-minute Scholars Punting Cambridge guided tou...

People in boat on river at Cambridge Punt Company

Cambridge Punt Company1 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Cambridge
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Punting in Cambridge is the ultimate way to enjoy the sights, with the River Cam passing through the very heart of Cambridge’s University campus affo...

Cows at Weald and Downland Living Museum in Chichester

Weald and Downland Living Museum

  • Chichester
  • Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Weald and Downland Living Museum covers 50 acres, with nearly 50 historic buildings dating from the 13th to 19th centuries, along with gardens, f...

Kids with cameras at Centre for Computing History in Cambridge

Centre for Computing History

  • Cambridge
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Centre for Computing History is a large display of computers and video game consoles dating back to the early sixties. It is one of the rare muse...

Indoor soft play frame at PK Kids Zone in Buckingham

PK Kids Zone

  • Buckingham
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

PK Kids Zone's brand-new play area, built into the old Tumblers' site, has been newly installed by soft play specialists to be a bright and (for its...

Playhouse

Playhouse

  • Milton Ernest
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Looking for a soft play centre that your under-10s will instantly fall in love with? Head out to Playhouse - Bedford's Ultimate Soft Play Centre, and...

Girl uses apple peeler at The Nature Discovery Centre in Thatcham

The Nature Discovery Centre

  • Thatcham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

The Nature Discovery Centre is a great family day out! With adventure playgrounds, lakeside walks and interactive wildlife displays, there's somethin...

Outdoor swimming pool at Jesus Green Pool in Cambridge

Jesus Green Pool

  • Cambridge
  • Outdoor
  • Lidos

Jesus Green Pool is around 90 metres long, and it ranges from 1.2 to 2.5 metres deep. Built in the traditional 1930s style it is the largest pool in...

Kids on Spy Mission Treasure Trail

Buckingham Spy Mission Treasure Trail

  • Buckingham
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

On the Buckingham Spy Mission Treasure Trail there are eyes everywhere and footsteps behind every corner! See if YOU can get to the truth before they...

People jumping on trampolines at Sky High Trampoline Park in Peacehaven

Sky High Trampoline Park

  • Peacehaven
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

Sky High Trampoline Park offers action, exhilaration and superhero parent status! For thrills, adventure and massive street credibility, go to Sky Hi...

Cineworld Ashford

Cineworld Ashford

  • Ashford
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Discover the latest hit films from around the globe at Cineworld Ashford. Share the magic of the big screen with your whole family at this ultra-mode...

Walking path at Clare Castle Country Park in Sudbury

Clare Castle Country Park

  • Sudbury
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Situated to the south of the picturesque, historic town of Clare, just two minutes' walk from the town centre, Clare Castle Country Park is a beautif...

Wax statues at Buckingham Old Gaol Museum

Buckingham Old Gaol Museum

  • Buckingham
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Located in the heart of historic market town of Buckingham, the iconic Old Gaol was built in 1748 in the style of a castle as a purpose built prison,...

Victoria Park Ashford

Victoria Park Ashford

  • Ashford
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Fancy a walk in the park, or a cycling session with the kids? Ashford’s Victoria Park is the perfect place for a peaceful stroll. There are lots of o...

Machinery at Cambridge Museum of Technology in Cambridge

Cambridge Museum of Technology

  • Cambridge
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Cambridge Museum of Technology collections include letterpress-printing equipment ranging from early hand operated presses to power machinery, the pu...

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