There’s nothing more magical for kids than a trip to the bright and bustling city of London, especially during the winter months when the streets and squares make the capital look like something out of a fairy tale adventure film.
If you’re planning a family escape to the big city, a Lancaster Gate Hotel booking is your ticket to a weekend of fun and laughter. Our Paddington hotels London are located close to all kinds of kid-friendly attractions. Here are a few wonderful ways to keep the little ones entertained while staying at the Park Grand Lancaster Gate.
Regent’s Park, London
Discover the magic of the natural world and give your kids the opportunity to see all kinds of amazing creatures this season by taking a trip to the wonderful London Zoo. With hundreds of different species from countries all over the world, the famous zoo in the heart of Regent’s Park is sure to get the little ones excited. It is the oldest scientific zoo in the world which means that a trip there also offers a unique learning experience where youngsters can discover the secrets of the animal kingdom and have something to tell their friends about when they get home.
Paddington Bear Tour
Paddington Station, London
Discover the history behind everybody’s favourite marmalade-eating bear on this unique touring experience that will take you through the streets of London and around the areas that have been the stage for many of Paddington’s shenanigans.
As you follow the expert guide, you’ll discover over 20 locations that have been featured in books and films, all while learning about the rich history of the beloved bear and his creator, Michael Bond. This is a unique tour alternative that kids and parents alike will love so be sure to check it out on your trip to the Park Grand Lancaster Gate.
Shepherds Bush, London
This land of imagination and adventure is a Mecca for kids in London and is a great place to let them cut loose, have fun and flex their creative skills at the same time. The idea behind Kidzania is to provide a land of make-believe in which children can take on up 60 different roles and careers. As they step into the shoes of doctors, astronauts, radio presenters and musicians, you’ll see their faces light up in excitement. This is a great opportunity to let your kids experience new things and help them develop new interests in a friendly and active environment.
Exhibition Road, London
If you have any budding inventors or tech experts in the family, be sure to take them along to the Science Museum and show them a world of futuristic amazement and industrial history. Follow the journey of technology through the ages as you browse an amazing collection of ancient machinery, antique equipment and futuristic technology. Say hello to the interactive robots and learn about how far the technology has come in recent years. If you have toddlers, take them over to the interactive water exhibit which teaches them about mechanics through fun activities.