The schools have broken up for the summer holidays and children across the country have started to utter the phrase ‘I’m bored’. Fear not, as Kings Ferry has the perfect antidote to kids with too much time on their hands: a trip to London.
Chances are, a lot of your parent friends are in a similar boat, so why not club together and hire a coach to take the little ones to the capital for the day? You won’t need to worry about bothersome public transport and by returning home in the evening there won’t be any accommodation costs either.
Summer school holiday ideas for London
Visit Hope – the blue whale skeleton at the Natural History Museum. Suspended from the ceiling in the historic Hintze Hall, the complete collection of bones measures 25.2 metres in length and is breathtaking to see in person. The kids will love standing beneath the skeleton and taking in its sheer size and majesty.
Get up close and personal with Dinosaurs in the Wild at Greenwich Peninsula, which runs until September 2nd. From Tyrannosaurus and Triceratops to Alamosaurus and many more, there’s plenty to learn about these mighty creatures from 67 million years ago.
Let them discover their hidden powers at the Superhero Academy at London Zoo. Right through until September, the kids can learn what they can do to help tackle the biggest threats faced by wildlife in the world today. They’ll graduate knowing a lot more about all manner of things from night vision to super strength.
Enjoy performances from the cast of Aladdin and The Lion King at Disney in the West End’s Summer Pop-up. This free event will be hosted by 25 Long Acre in Covent Garden through to August 26th and is a must-visit for Disney fans.
Join in the fun on Children’s Day of the Notting Hill Carnival, when young performers take to the streets on August 26th. It’s a colourful and cultural event that the whole family will love. With smaller crowds and child-friendly floats, it’s also the best day to take youngsters.
Combine your trip to London with some good old-fashioned fun at one of the city’s historic lidos. London Fields and Brockwell both feature 50-metre long pools, while Tooting Bec Lido measures a whopping 90 metres in length. If the sun continues to shine, outdoor swimming is a great activity for kids.
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