A trip to the Great British capital is enough to get any kid excited, especially when they find out about all the things there are to do and see. London is a place full of amazing sights and fun activities for people of all ages. Planning a trip with the kids can be expensive, especially if you have a long list of sites and attractions to buy tickets for, so be sure to take advantage of our hotel deals in Lancaster Gate to take some pressure off your bank account.
With the reservations made, here are a few examples of things you can do with the kids that are sure to make it a trip they’ll never forget.
There aren’t many childhood experiences that beat visiting a zoo. The chance to see incredible creatures from around the world will create memories to stay with your kids forever. London Zoo is home to one of the largest selections of wildlife in the country. From lions and tigers to penguins and spiders, the famous animal sanctuary will take your kids on a journey through different continents, teaching them about the animal kingdom. London Zoo also has an adventure playground so the kids can get active and run around. There are a selection of restaurants if you get hungry, with eating areas if you decide to take a picnic.
The treetop experience at Go Ape has become incredibly popular in recent years, with new locations popping up all over the country. It’s now possible for those visiting the country’s busiest city to escape into the trees, thanks to the new London location in Battersea Park. This is a great way to get your kids active while improving their balance and coordination. The course is full of ladders, bridges and tunnels which are all suspended high up in the trees. For those who aren’t fond of heights, this could be a great way to conquer the fear thanks to the super safe harnesses that keeps you securely strapped in at all times. Once you finish the obstacle course, you’re rewarded with a thrilling race back to the ground on a 43-meter zip-wire. If you have booked one of our hotel deals in Lancaster Gate, it’s easy to get to Battersea Park using public transport.
Making a splash
The London Aquatics Centre in Stratford is a beautifully designed swimming complex that was built as one of the 2012 Olympic venues. The centre is now open to the public for swimming, diving and fun events for youngsters. The Aqua Splash sessions have been set up so kids can have fun with their friends and stay active. The pool includes a huge inflatable obstacle course with challenges like the high jump and a giant pyramid. Taking your kids to an event like this is a great way of introducing them to swimming or diving. The swimming pools feature professional-standard dive boards which have been used by some of the best divers from around the world. Fans of the sport may be lucky enough to spot Olympic star Tom Daley, who uses the venue for practice sessions.
This is just scratching the surface of what you can do with the whole family in London but hopefully we’ve given you a few good ideas!