October 4, 2012

5 Family Friendly Activities in London

London is a great place for a family vacation especially if you have done some research and come up with a list of the activities you are going to engage in. There is a wide range of attractions, activities, entertainments spots and eating spots that have the whole family in mind. All you need to do is have a list of at least 5 family friendly activities in London.

5 Family Friendly Activities in London -†Bank of England Museum

The Bank of England Museum is one of the leading family attractions in London. This is attributed to the fact that it has a lot of activities that the whole family can enjoy. For example, if your children love pirates, you can indulge them by giving them a chance to meet Captain Jack Sparrow, fire a cannon, play on pretend ships and even explore real historic ships. Though you may not find gold on the ships, you will be given an opportunity to handle a 13 kilogram gold bar!

5 Family Friendly Activities in London – Theatres

London has some of the world’s best children theatres and venues in the world. The theatres are fun, educational, inclusive, flamboyant and creative. Start by visiting the Little Angle Puppet Theatre. It has been around since 1961 and has a troupe of skilled puppeteers who put on marionette shows. The 100-seat theatre is situated next to the workshop where all their productions and puppets are constructed and developed. Secondly, you can choose to go to the Puppet Theatre Barge that presents rod puppet shows and marionette shows while travelling on the waterways of London.

5 Family Friendly Activities in London -†Central London

Central London also has some interesting activities for the whole family. If you are planning to visit this area, you should consider going to the London Transport Museum. In the museum, you can have an understanding of the city’s past. For example, there is a bus so old that it used to be pulled by horses. The London Eye is another leading Central London attraction. It is the world’s tallest observation wheel standing at 135 metres. You can have a 40 kilometre panoramic view of the surroundings on a clear day.

5 Family Friendly Activities in London -†Greenwich

Greenwich is another interesting location you can visit in London. You have the option of going to the location by bus, train or taking a boat down the Thames River. The boat ride is the best option as it will give you a chance to see the Tower Bridge, The Tower of London, Shakespeare’s Globe, St Paul’s Cathedral and the London Eye. You can decide to contact either London River services or Greenwich Royal Tours for the boat ride. When you arrive at Greenwich, there are a lot of activities you can indulge in and attractions to see.

5 Family Friendly Activities in London -†Diana Memorial Playground

The former home of Princess Diana, Kensington Palace, is next to Kensington Gardens where the Diana Memorial Playground is situated. Activities in this playground will range from a sensory trail and tepees to a play tunnel and a sand beach surrounding a pirate ship. This is an ideal location for a family that has children who are twelve years and below. Basically, London has a so many attractions and activities of the family that it might be impossible to indulge in all of them.

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