London in Summer

Our Top 5 Summer Family Activities in London

By: Parentville | 26 Aug 2016

Whether you’re planning a staycation this Bank Holiday week-end, or looking for ideas to occupy the little ones during the last few days of summer, these are ParentVille’s 5 favourite family outings at the moment:

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Kew Gardens

1- Kew Gardens: Unbeatable scenery and wide spaces where you can run and enjoy the sun. Your children will explore different species of plants and will have a closer look at the trees from the breathtaking Treetop Walkway.

 

 

 

 

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Richmond Park

2- Richmond park: Amazing views and one of the rare places where you can spot wild deers in the vicinity of London! Fresh air and beautiful day out.

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Hobbledown

3- Hobbledown: For a complete change of scenery, take the children on this Mysterical Adventure: fantastic playground, sensory play, trampoline, roaming animals, birds, musicians and actors to transport you into their world.

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ZSL London Zoo

 

 

4- ZSL London Zoo: Don’t think animals in cages, this Zoo is a journey into the different ecosystems and presents the animal, as much as possible, in their natural habitat. Don’t miss out on the Jungle Jukebox and Penguin Beach Live shows!

 

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Natural History Museum

 

5- Natural History Museum: Dinosaurs, Ostriches, Sea creatures and other wonders. Children love exploring and learning about animals. The queue to the Natural History Museum is often long but it’s worth it!

The Science Museum: A stone throw away from the Natural History Museum, it can often be visited on the same day trip. The Science Museum is an educational journey and the play area on the lower ground floor is must! Our little ones love the boats and water installation. We’ve also seen amazing giant bubble shows in the theatre on the lower ground.

 

 

 

If you don’t want to travel far, check out your closest Park, they often have great playground options, sand pits or paddling pools. The Diana Memorial Fountain is a great place for children to splash in the water and escape the heat. Queens Park and Primrose Hill have great sand pits, and don’t miss out on the small petting zoo in Queen’s Park. Other popular playgrounds can be found in Hampstead Heath, Hyde Park, Holland Park and Kensington Gardens.

Let us know your favourite family days out by commenting below or sending us an email!

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  • Anne-Catherine 1 year ago

    Thank you very much for these ideas- I live in Richmond, so quite familiar with some of your suggestions but I did not know of Hobbledown and will try that very soon! Thanks for the tip!

    • Parentville 1 year ago

      Hi Anne-Catherine, let me know what you think of it! Have a great time :)