London is the perfect and ultimate for families. This city boasts of a rich history, a vibrant culture, and a breathtaking beauty you cannot find and experience anywhere else. While this amazing city is far from being cheap, it doesn’t mean you have to break the bank during your trip. There are actually a lot of free and cheap activities to do and places you can go with your kids in London that all of you will enjoy and love.
Witness Changing of the Guard at the Buckingham Palace
Many families love to go and witness the Changing of the Guard at the Buckingham Palace. Some even go on picnics and go there as early as possible to secure a good spot. You can watch from different locations such as from one of the gates or outside Green Park. However, The Mall is probably the best spot since you will see the Guards marching longer compared to other locations.
Dance with the Rhythm of the Dancing Fountains
London is known for its extensive array of play foundations such as the seasonal fountains at Southbank center or the Olympic Park’s epic sprayers. The best ones are probably King’s Cross’s dancing fountains adorning the piazza right in front of the St. Martin’s College. The water spurts and bubbles to various heights and rhythms and when nighttime comes, colored lighting make these fountains even more stunning.
Meet and Greet Golders Hill Park Zoo’s Ring-tailed Lemurs
The park is dotted with play areas, ponds, a café, and a great small zoo of enclosures to give families a glimpse of wildlife. Bring your kids here to hear and watch the laughing kookaburras. Let them spot the ring-tailed coati hiding in the bushes. Kids and adults alike will also have a great time watching the ring-tailed lemurs performing their gymnastic tricks in tree branches. A visit to the zoo is especially idea for little kids who lack the stamina to visit bigger and more expensive zoos.
Play to Their Heart’s Delight at the Battersea Park Adventure Playground
Kids of all ages will definitely have a great time as they climb on, through, and under the equipment at the Battersea Park Adventure. The older kids could even unleash their adventurous streak at the giant slides, climbing walls, tire swings, and zip lines. This adventure playground accepts visitors from 3:30 in the afternoon during school days and from 11 in the morning during school holidays and weekends.
Take a Tour around the Hamleys
Your London trip with your kids will never be complete if you don’t get to visit one of the oldest and largest toy stores of the world. Hamleys is situated in Central London, specifically on Regent Street. This building is composed of six floors filled with all kinds of games and toys you can ever imagine complete with demonstrations. However, you might want to tell your kids to behave at all times around the store. This free outing can easily turn into an extremely expensive excursion if they are not too careful.