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London is probably the best city in the world in terms of activities for families and children including lots of free activities and events. We list here lots of initiatives that we believe London Mums and their children from babies to teenagers would enjoy especially at the most entertaining places such as the Science Museum, The V&A, Kew Gardens, Kensington Palace, Hyde Park, Richmond Park, Greenwich, West End shows, the London Eye, the London Aquarium, Kingston upon Thames, Chelsea, SouthBank and so much more.

Things to do in London with kids on the River Thames

I love spending a day on the River Thames with my family. It is good fun and also the best way to see London and learn about its amazing history. This half term you can take the kids on City Cruises big boats with a heated lower deck with panoramic windows and a café-bar serving hot drinks; and an upper deck open to the air so that you can get a great view of world-famous sights like Big Ben, London Eye and Tower Bridge while listening to a Londoner's live commentary. I have done is a few times and always enjoyed it. You can read my review here. Meantime here are some half term offers you can take advantage of. City Cruises River Thames family fun Customer view of Tower Bridge Half Term Offers - Kids Go Free on the River! Why go on holiday elsewhere when we can have one of the best sightseeing at the doorstep? City Cruises offer a lot of different ticket types so that you can enjoy the day in just the way you want to. Sightseeing - Kids go Free River trips are always fun and until October 23rd you can buy a single or return ticket and take one child (0-15 years) for free. Buy a Red Rover for your family and, as always, this will cover two adults and three kids. City Cruises River Thames family fun Sightseeingkids Ticket* From £9.90 * Book by 23rd October and travel between 24th October and 1st November 2015. Sailing Dates 24th October until 1st November 2015   Thamesjet - Kids go Free City Cruises River Thames family fun small_ThamesJet Aug -66 Stops harder, turns tighter, and nothing's faster - that's the Thamesjet speedboat for you. A brilliant family day out. At the speed we will be travelling you'll appreciate the waterproof clothing we provide for your high speed tour of the Thames! Slow it won't be... Thamesrush - 50 minutes up to Canary Wharf* Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children**): £89 £70 Thamesmax - 75 minutes up to the Thames Barrier* Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children**): £118 £98 (excluding Saturdays) *To take advantage of the discount you must book and travel between 20th October and 26th October Top London Attraction + 24 Hour River Pass theshard_citycruises You can bundle up our 24-hour river passes with an entrance ticket to a top attraction like The View from the Shard, Ripley's Believe it or Not or the London Bridge experience. Kids Go Free Deal - The London Shard - From 26th October Buy an adult ticket and up to 2 kids go free: £43.16 for one adult and two children Free River Pass Deal Free 24 hour river pass and entrance to Ripley's Believe it or Not (£40.46 for an adult and £26.06 for a child [4-15]) Free 24 hour river pass - Cruise and The London Bridge Experience (£24 for an adult, £18 for a child [5-15]) Lunch Cruise - Kids go Free For half term only you can get a great discount on a great tea - a British tradition that's now a Thames tradition or a big delicious two course lunch with views of the open river for the whole family. Ticket Lunch £64 (for 2 adults - 2 children eat free) Sailing Dates: October: 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 Ticket Afternoon Tea £62 (for 2 adults - 2 children eat free)   Afternoon Tea Cruise – Kids go free City Cruises River Thames family fun Small_Cheers 2 For half term only you can get a great discount on a great tea - a British tradition that's now a Thames tradition.You will get to enjoy a selection of sandwiches, traditional cakes, scones with clotted cream and as much tea and coffee as you want! Ticket Lunch £62 (for 2 adults - 2 children eat free) Sailing Dates: October: 26, 27, 28, 29 Ticket Afternoon Tea £62 (for 2 adults - 2 children eat free)   Thames Circular - 30% Off Sailing from Tower Pier to Westminster and back, the 45 minute sailing offers views of 45 of London’s most famous landmarks. Free fascinating live commentary that brings the city to life. The boat departs daily from Tower Pier at 10am / 11am / 12pm / 1pm / 3pm / 4pm. Ticket From £9.10 per adult/£4.55 per child * Book by 23rd October and travel between 1st October and 1st November 2015.   A night out - with the kids City Cruises River Thames family fun small_sunset Adults and older children will enjoy a big night out on the river. The London Showboat – four course dinner, a half-bottle of wine, dancing and live entertainment Ticket Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children): £160 Sailing Dates October: 25, 26, 27, 28

About Monica Costa

Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London http://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums

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