Best family days out in London, summer 2017

If you are planning to visit London with the whole family but are stuck for things to do with the kids, here you can find a short list of family friendly activities.

With  palaces, animal attractions, shows, tours and great outdoor activities, we’ve got the best ideas for things to do with the whole family this summer.

Kids Week

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Don’t be confused by the title! Kids Week is on for the whole month of August. This popular annual event sees participating shows offer one child aged 16 and under per paying adult to see the performance for free, and up to two extra children can go for half price with no booking fees. Various theatres will also be organising free activities and events on stage and backstage, including puppet-making classes, storytelling, young writers workshops and more. A truly inspired summer treat for families!

For more info, visit the official website.

Feel free to ask our Concierge for assistance with bookings.

Up at the O2 (for over 10s)

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Suitable for children over the age of 10, Up at The O2 is an exciting 90 minute experience that takes you on a guided expedition over the roof of The O2 via a fabric walkway. Suspended 2 metres above the surface of The O2 roof, the walkway is 52 metres above ground level and 380 metres long.
Do not worry, your Climb Guide will take you through everything you need to know and give you a climb suit, shoes and a safety harness!

At the summit, you will be rewarded with spectacular views of London.

You can buy tickets here.

Nearest tube station: North Greenwich (Jubilee line, direct connection from the Danubius Hotel Regents Park).


Zoorassic Park at London Zoo

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This summer, the Zoo becomes home to the most colossal creatures ever to walk the earth.. dinosaurs!

For six weeks, between 22 July and 3 September, visitors will be taken back in time to a prehistoric world where they will come face-to-face with moving dinosaurs – including the towering Tyrannosaurus Rex. Included in Zoo entry, is a trip via a time machine to the Mesozoic era (about 65 million years ago), where ZSL’s tour guides will help visitors spot the dinosaurs and show them all about the important work ZSL’s conservationists are doing to help prevent today’s animals from becoming extinct.

Just a 10 minute bus ride from the Danubius Hotel Regents Park.

Nearest tube stations: Camden Town (Northern Line) and Regents Park (Bakerloo Line)

Tickets can be purchased in advance online.


London Duck Tours

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Have you ever experienced the wonderful world of amphibious travel?

If the answer is no, then hop aboard one of the quirky yellow Duck trucks and see the capital’s most famous sites including Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Trafalgar Square and the classy Ritz Hotel . The Duck then transforms into a boat, taking you off on a 30-minute adventure down the River Thames!

The tour starts from Belvedere Road, Waterloo. Nearest tube station: Waterloo (Jubilee line, direct connection from the Danubius Hotel Regents Park).

Ticket prices start from £19 per person.

For info and bookings, please visit the official Duck Tours website.

Supercalifragilistic Tour

Image credit: The American Tour Guide in London.

Spend the day with everyone’s favourite singing nanny!

Dressed as Mary Poppins, the Qualified London Guide Amber Raney-Kincade takes families on walking tours of the City of London, inspired by the life and works of Poppins novelist PL Travers. Amber prefers to keep the exact details of the itinerary a surprise, but expect a trip to a London park, feeding the pigeons on the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral, a view over the London rooftops and even the occasional song. Singing is optional, but always encouraged!

The total distance walked is less than a mile, so it’s perfect for children and accessible for prams and wheelchairs. The tour runs most Saturdays for about 2 hours.

Ticket prices: Adults £15, children under 12 £10.

For more info, please visit The American Tour Guide in London.


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