Free Activities For Kids in London

School Holiday Activities for Kids in London

Check out our list of favourite activities for kids to do in London.  Gone are the days when you’re scratching your head trying to think of something fun, adventurous, or even educational to do.  Especially in the school holidays, the time can go very slowly, with kids stuck at home.  Why not join friends and have a play date (and a cheeky coffee with other grown-ups!).  The kids will have a blast and you may even come back with new found knowledge.

NHM – Natural  History Museum

The Natural History Museum is a fascinating place, with so much to explore, see and do.   With unique collections and unrivalled expertise to tackle the biggest challenges facing the world today.

They care for more than 80 million specimens spanning billions of years and welcome more than five million visitors annually.  This is a place you can easily spend hours in and still not get around the whole place.


Cromwell Road
London SW7 5BD

Nearest Tube Station:

South Kensington Station

Natural History Museum London

Natural History Museum London – credit:

Diana, Princess Of Wales Memorial Playground

Over 1million visitors enjoy this free playground each year. Kids of all ages love to play, explore, run about, and let their imaginations soar in this magical space. There is a sensory trail, teepees, a beach around the pirate ship and various toys and play sculptures; all set against a lush backdrop of trees and plants. There’s plenty of seating so the grownups can relax too. Located in Hyde Park near Kensington Palace, this park is surrounded by endless opportunities for fun.

Hyde Park

Nearest Station:
Queensway Tube Station
126 Bayswater Road, London, Bayswater, W2 4SS

princess diana playground london

Princess Diana Playground London – credit:

Science Museum London

The Science Museum London is a great place for education and exploration. Having been to the museum many times in different parts of the year, it has been a great space for the kids. There is a big playground with water play which the kids will spend hours in. Check out their website, as they have many events during the holidays. We experienced a bubble show which was fab! The kids well entertained and learnt so much. There’s a great space to grab a coffee too!

Exhibition Rd, Kensington, London SW7 2DD

Nearest Tube Station:

South Kensington Station

science museum London

Science Museum London

The V&A Museum of Childhood

The V&A Museum of Childhood has been gathering an impressive collection of toys and childhood objects since 1872 and has them on display in a fully refurbished display.  With figures like ‘Barbie’ & the ‘Incredibles’ to a collection of victorian dolls, this place will keep you (and the kids) busy for hours.

Opening Hours: Open daily 10.00-17.45 (last admission 17.30) – Closed 24, 25 and 26 December.

Cost: Admission free.

Nearest Tube Station: Bethnal Green

V&A Museum of Childhood

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