London Mums Autumn newsletter including half term family fun activities & travel ideas

Dear London Mums,

half term holidays bring some kind of relief to our hectic school routines so they are welcome despite being challenging. I have compiled suggestions for family fun activities whether you spend half term in London or you travel elsewhere to make the most of family time. 

London Attractions 

Discovering London: What’s under the city? 

Half Term Ideas – Take Your Kids on a Cruise on the Thames!

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.


River trips are always fun and whether you’re looking for the most convenient, picturesque way to travel between London landmarks or an all-day experience with your kids, we can help you enjoy comfortable passage between our piers.Buy a Red Rover for your family and, as always, this will cover two adults and three kids. 

Sail with Santa is the unique chance for children to meet Santa on the River Thames, as he swaps his sleigh for a boat. Children will enjoy festive fun and a present, along with a soft drink and a cookie; while adults can console themselves for growing up with a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie.

Greenwich Explorer Pass combines a hop-on-off river cruise with a visit to two world famous attractions – the Royal Observatory and the Cutty Sark – and visit them in whichever order you like.

The attraction tickets are untimed and you do not have to go on the cruise and visit the attraction on the same day, it’s entirely up to you when you want to visit them!

Then why not plan ahead for Christmas and New Year’s Eve? If you are looking to celebrate the holidays in true London style, you can enjoy everything from a Christmas Party Cruise to a Christmas Day Sightseeing sailing, a Sail with Santa or a New Year’s Eve Dinner Cruise with us. You can even experience the River Thames on its calmest day, Christmas Day, because we are the only company to operate boats on that day.

After Christmas, don’t let the festivities stop there as City Cruises’ New Year’s Eve packages are the most sought-after events of the year, promising a night to remember and in prime position for London’s extravagant fireworks.

Outdoor family fun activities 

Ideas for no-cost creative activities to do with kids this autumn

Five ways to transform a boring backyard on a budget

Autumn Safety Guide – Keeping safe around Fireworks

London Mums West End page have now new sales on shows and London attractions and other family fun activities. Check here


Travel with kids 

Top tips to a fun family Road Trip

Travel with kids: The Perfect Holiday for a Young Family

How to Prepare Your Child For Their First Solo Trip


The unpredictable Autumn weather makes me want to head for a warm and cozy cinema. I have picked some of the best films out there both for the whole family and for parents grown-up time too.

Film Review: Johnny English Strikes Again starring Rowan Atkinson

Film Review: Smallfoot animation movie out 12 October 2018


The Skint Mums’ Guide to Throwing a Cheap Halloween Party


Mums’ DIY guide to Halloween FACE PAINTING

Halloween & Bonfire Night tips for pets

Halloween recipes recipe halloween Philly Spider CupCake LR

Spooky Spider CupCakes

Sticky Toffee Pudding

Halloween soup


Halloween Choco Cobwebs

Sticky Toffee Pudding


Autumn Giveaways

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Enter our fabulous competitions for the chance to win some of these prizes


Get in touch if you want to share your thoughts and ideas with fellow London Mums.

Have a great half-term and enjoy Autumn!



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