London for Families

Tips and ideas for keeping the whole family happy and entertained in London.

Apparently you can't keep everybody happy all of the time. But you can have a damned good go. It's tricky keeping the entire family happy - especially the kids; so we've put together a list of ideas and inspiration for keeping the little people happy and entertained.

From family events and attractions, to specialist shops, family-friendly restaurants and lots more... take a look at these ideas...

All In London Blogs

KimT's London for Kids Blog
KimT's Blog is ideal reading for those looking to keep the kids entertained on trips to London.
Kids in London – Tom Gates Live on Stage! at Richmond Theatre
Wednesday 20th of March

Class 5F – including Tom Gates and his fellow band members in the Zombie Dogs as well as Amy and “mean” Marcus - are focused on the achievement chart. They try not to be late and to do their the rest

Kids in London – Jungle Book musical fun
Thursday 8th of February

Move over Disney there’s a new show in town - one that delights the kids, accommodates a variety of musical tastes and gets across some subtle, wholesome messages about difference, diversity and the rest

It’s Panto time! Aladdin at Richmond Theatre with Christopher Biggins
Thursday 14th of December

Nothing ignites the Christmas spirit quite like good old-fashioned, audience participation at a pantomime.

This year’s offering has something for everyone – toned energetic young dancers, the rest

Events you might enjoy

Mum2mum Nearly New Market BEXLEY
Falconwood Community Centre, 31-39 Falconwood Parade, Welling
Take part in a Cookery 'lockdown' for kids
Surviving lockdown: things to do at home!
Clare and Cory Share a (Glorious) Story
Cockpit Theatre, Gateforth Street, London

Places to buy things

International Magic Shop
89 Clerkenwell Road Clerkenwell EC1R 5BX
Mystical Fairies
12 Flask Walk Hampstead NW3 1HE
Hamleys Of London
188-196 Regent Street Mayfair W1B 5BT

Something to read, put the kettle on...

Childcare in London
The costs are so high and the choices seemingly endless..where on earth do you start in making such an important decision?

Retail lists you may like


Matilda the Musical
Venue: Cambridge Theatre

Best For Lists

Shops for keeping the kids entertained
We count down London's best shops to thrill the kids. And hopefully tire them out a bit.
Great places to eat with your kids
Here's our list of the best restaurants in London for family dining.

Things to try

Lose yourself in a maze
Everyone enters a maze thinking 'this should only take 5 minutes'. Good luck with that...
Play Crazy Golf @ Jurassic Encounter Adventure Golf
Play crazy golf on a course inspired by an age in which dinosaurs roamed the Earth.
Dino Snores Sleepover
If you’ve ever watched Night at the Museum, you’ll know that when the lights go out things get a liiitle bit crazy.
Archie the Giant Squid
Have you seen Archie? Call yourself a Londoner?
Feed some farm animals
Talk to the animals... and feed them too
Sail a long boat along Regent’s Canal
Chug through London at a leisurely pace
Visit a windmill
Play Windy Miller on Brixton Hill
Relive your childhood and treat the kids
Sand pits, dolls houses, pedal cars - it's all here
Lose yourself in the wetlands
A big dollop of wildlife - right here in London
Swing through the trees
Channel your inner gibbon
The peacock effect
Sit amongst our colourful feathered friends
Take a treetop walk
Take a stroll over the treetops
Enjoy an afternoon on the Puppet Barge
One of London’s most precious stages
Children’s Fencing Parties
Sounds risky but fear not there'll be no limb loss
Meet Red and the Gang @ M&M’s World
Get chummy with the chocolate treats
Enjoy the Beach in London
Pack your bucket and spade...
Send the kids out to work
A theme park imitating the world of work

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