Saturday, 28 March 2015

Places to visit with Children over the Easter break in London

So it is now half term, and most parents know it can be difficult trying to keep your children entertained over the half term. However I am pretty lucky that I live near London and there are loads of free or cheap places to visit. Just take a packed lunch and your Oyster card and you are sorted!

1.V&A Museum of Childhood- Bethnal Green-Cost- Free for all.

Michael really loves this museum, and I must say it is my favourite museum for children. It has all sorts of toys to look at and discover with your child and has lots dotted around to play with. Great for walking around and playing. There is also a small cafe, store and a eating area downstairs if you have brought a lunch. I always bring lunch because they do charge over a £1 for a can of coke! 

2. Princess Diana Memorial Playground-Kensington Gardens-Cost-Free

If the weather is not too bad over the Easter break, I would suggest checking out this playground. It has everything that would keep a child happy, a pirate ship, slides, climbing frames, sand etc. It also has toilets near by and lost of seating/tables for lunch. You could also walk over to nearby Hyde Park to show your child the Peter Pan statue and the Lake. Lovely day if the weather permits.

3.Science Museum-South Kensington-Cost-Free

This is another great museum to visit with children. There is a lot of things to interact with and discover. Again they also have certain play areas dotted around and a lunch area. It makes for a really cheap day out and will keep your children happy and entertained.

4. Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park-Stratford-Cost-Free

This is a must visit destination. It is newly built and has loads for chicken to enjoy. You could visit Tumbling Bay, the huge playground. Or relive the spirit of the 2012 Olympic Games by the 2012 trail or even just have a picnic in the park.

5. Hackney City Farm-Bethnal Green-Cost-Free but you can give a donation for the upkeep of the farm.

I have recently discovered this farm and Michael loves it. He is a animal lover completely. Your children can get close and see pigs, donkeys, rabbits, chickens and lots more. I love that Michael can experience a bit of farm live while living on the outskirts of London.

If you have any suggestions for free activities in London, please do share them in the comments. I will also be sharing some more activities that are great if you have some money to spare so check that out.

Enjoy the half term!


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