Fun Things to Do in London with the Kids This Summer
- Published on Sunday, 31 July 2016 15:02
- Last Updated on 04 August 2016
- Monica Costa
- 0 Comments
Summer is the perfect time of year to head outside and explore with the kids, whether you are planning on taking a staycation or you are hoping to head off to a faraway destination. If you are going to be in London, consider enjoying the following family-friendly activities that are a lot of fun. Here is a guide to spending quality time in London with the Kids this Summer.
And rest assured that, even if you do not have a lot of money for your excursions, you could always apply for a loan from a lender like Money Hub so you can make your summer unforgettable.
Who wouldn’t love the thrill of getting a go-kart up to top speed and flying down a straightaway, then cutting off mom or dad on a turn? Go-karts are great fun for children and parents alike, and at Capital Karts, the whole family can rip through the longest indoor karting track in the UK. High speeds, high quality karts, and 30 minutes of fun for everyone in the family await you there.
Horror and History
If your kids are fans of horror and history, The London Dungeon is the place to take them. Spanning 1,000 years of London’s history, you will discover various facts and legends, such as the famous Tower of London, Jack the Ripper, Sweeny Todd, and more. This tour is roughly an hour and a half long, and it takes you through 360-degree sets that fully immerse you in the experience by using special effects and live action performances. Some of the attractions even double as rides, such as the Drop Dead: Drop Ride To Doom ride. So if you want to see something that you will be talking about for weeks to come, definitely check out The London Dungeon.
If you are an active family and you want to get some cycling in, check out Lee Valley VeloPark and ride on the same track that was featured in the 2012 Olympics. If competitive track racing isn’t your thing, then you can also check out the mountain biking paths, or you can let the kids have some fun in the BMX park. Overall, this is a great way to get out and do something fun while staying healthy and active.
London Museum of Natural History
Family trips can be fun and educational, especially if you visit a place like the Natural History Museum. Most kids love seeing the dinosaur bones and learning about their favourite prehistoric reptiles. Also, if there is a junior detective in your group, they’ll love the Crime Scene Live attraction, which allows them to become a crime scene investigator while solving a fun murder mystery at the museum. And there are also exhibits that are available for a limited time, such as the butterfly encounter exhibit that lets you see live butterflies up close and watch them fly around as you learn about their biology and habits.
Once you start to dive into all that London has to offer, it becomes clear that there are plenty of fun family-friendly activities that you can enjoy with the kids, and there’s no better time to experience it all than this summer.
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