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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.

Activities For A Fun Family Weekend In The City

When you live in the city, the idea of a fun weekend out and about can be a little stressful. You have no shortage of options, but you might not want to end up in big crowds and endure a taxing experience. You want all of the fun that comes with city life without the hectic rush to get from place to place. Well, in this article, I’ve listed some activities that could help you to have a fun family weekend in the city.

A road trip

The great thing about living in the city is that you don’t even have to travel far to have an exciting road trip. Just driving around the city itself and stopping off at different destinations can feel like a very full and fulfilling trip. Of course, if you don’t fancy having to find somewhere to park, you could always take a minicab to get to your destination. That would be a simple and non-stressful way to go on a little trip around the city. You’d be able to sit back and relax with your kids and not have to worry about driving on busy roads and then have to spend an hour searching for an available parking spot.

 

Laser tag

If you’re struggling to think of an activity that’ll keep everyone in the family happy, then you should book a game of laser tag. Let’s be honest: everybody loves laser tag. You shouldn’t trust anybody who says otherwise. Kids love it because… well, they’re kids. But even adults can find some enjoyment in running around and firing lasers at each other. Maybe it’s more of a way for us to vent our grown-up frustrations. Still, it’s a cathartic experience for all involved. Living in the city has its perks, and one of them is being able to easily try out fun activities such as this.

 

An escape room

This one depends on the age of your family members, but it could be a very fun activity for you to try out. You’ll have to do some research before booking a room. If you haven’t tried an escape room before, it’s wise to go for an easy one that’s aimed at beginners. Some of them are designed at experts, so you don’t want to ruin the experience by failing to solve any clues. But this could be a very fun way for you and your loved ones to bond. There’s nothing like solving some riddles and mysteries to get you working together as a family. And if you love the experience, then you could book more escape rooms in the future. Next time, you could try a harder one.

 

Relaxing in your local park

Living in a city isn’t quite like living in the countryside, so you should allow yourself the luxury of visiting natural spaces on a regular basis. You don’t necessarily have to travel far out of the city to achieve this. You could spend the weekend relaxing in your local park, for instance. This is another activity that’ll appeal to everyone. Whether you want to relax on a bench whilst your kids run around or play a game of Capture the Flag as a family, it could be a pleasant way to unwind after a long week.

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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 https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums

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