London is full of amazing things to do, especially when the kids are on holiday. If you have a free day and are feeling at a bit of a loss, check out our list of fun activities for the whole family!
Natural History Museum, 2 April – 13 September 2015
Price: Adult, child and concession £5.90, family £19.80 (up to two adults and three children). Free for members, patrons and children under 4.
“Wander among free-flying moths and butterflies from around the world in our tropical butterfly house in the heart of London.”
From the beginning of April until mid-September, experience one of nature’s most incredible life cycles and watch caterpillars transform into beautiful creatures. You’ll also have the opportunity to enjoy interactive displays, play games and even chat to experts about attracting butterflies to your own garden.
Across London, 28 March – 25 May 2015
Shaun the Sheep comes to London with 50 sculptures located across the city. From Covent Garden to Carnaby Street, The Tower of London to Trafalgar Square, take a tour of the city with your little ones and see how many sheep you can spot!
The sculptures will remain in London until 25 May and in the autumn, they will be auctioned off to raise money for the Wallace & Gromit Children’s Charity.
From Bean to Chocolate Baa
Joseph Banks Building, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, 28 March – 12 April 2015
Price: Adults £5; Members and children £4; Families £15 (2 adults, 2 children); Families members £13; (entry to the gardens not included).
Ever wanted to discover how chocolate is made? These workshops will explore the bean to baa story, looking at all the different stages of the process. You’ll also get a pack of Columbian chocolate to take home with you!
Royal Opera House, 2 April – 11 April 2015
Price: £7 – £20
Suitable for children aged 7 or over, Swanhunter is inspired by a Finnish folk tale called The Kalevala, which tells the story of Lemminkainen, who travels to the icy north in search of a bridge and encounters terrible dangers along the way. Designed to celebrate the power of song, this opera is full of child-friendly elements and should entertain the whole family.
Timmy’s Springtime Trail
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 28 March – 12 April 2015
Price: Included with entry to the gardens (Adults £15, children free)
Follow Timmy the Lamb on a trail around Kew, spotting colourful flowers and meeting some of his friends along the way. Make a note of how many spring flowers you identify by collecting the stamps.
Orchard Theatre, 14 April – 15 April 2015
Price: £13.50 – £23.50
Straight from the West End, Dinosaur Zoo brings these prehistoric creatures to the stage. Suitable for children aged 3+, you can observe and interact with life-like dinosaurs. You can even meet and greet the dinosaurs after the show!
Wild with Emily Hughes
Discover Children’s Story Centre, 14 April 2015
Join Emily Hughes, author and illustrator of the picture book Wild, as she teaches you how to draw in her illustration workshop. Meet the author and get your books signed too!