Things to do in London with children- August edition

The UK gradually coming out of lockdown means that many more attractions, museums and activities are beginning to open up their doors again. We’ve curated some fun things to do with kids this August before they start school again in September.

Free things to do this August:

– Cool off in the hot weather by splashing in some of London’s best play fountains, we love the 1,080 fountains found at Granary Square or Jeppe Hein’s unpredictable fountains at the Southbank Centre.

– Visit the museums whilst they are still (relatively) quiet. There’s so many amazing, free museums in London to explore but we particularly recommend: the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and the family zone at The Tate Modern . Please note: pre-booking (tickets are free) and face masks are required at all of these museums.

– Explore the beautiful parks and green spaces that London has to offer, letting the kids climb trees or play in the playgrounds while you grab a coffee from one of the many cafes dotted around. It’s impossible to name our favourite outdoor spaces but try: Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill, Hyde Park, Hampstead Heath, Greenwich Park and Victoria Park. Please note: varying Coronavirus precautions are in place at London’s parks meaning that toilets/cafes may be closed or open at different times. We recommend always visiting the website (linked above) before travelling to the park.

Kentish Town City Farm is open daily with free entrance, groups of up to 6 people can visit by pre-booking a timeslot. This inner-city escape features goats, sheep, chickens, horses and other farm animals spread across the 4.5 acre site.

Other activities in London this August:

Battersea Park Children’s Zoo has officially reopened for bookings. The zoo has animals including monkeys, wallabies, lemurs, meerkats, parrots and chameleons (to name a few), there is a zoo shop, a café as well as plenty of picnic and play areas to make this a complete day out. Tickets are less expensive than many other zoos too at just £9.95 for adults and £7.95 for children.

– Try indoor climbing for the whole family at Clip n Climb Chelsea. Indoor climbing makes a fun, active day out which is suitable for the whole family. Complete beginners welcome!

– Try an Emirates Air Line night flight experience to float over the Thames from Greenwich Peninsula to the Royal Docks and back. The night flight experience is a round trip taking approximately 25 minutes, any time after 19:00 every day. Oyster card holders pay £8.40 for adults and £5.00 for children.

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