Aug 04

Top Free Summer Activities for Kids in London

Summer Activities for Kids in LondonThe summer holidays can become monotonous, even after the first two weeks! So here is a guide to some of the top free summer activities for kids in London you can all enjoy, perfect for nannies and private household staff looking after the little ones during the holidays.

Museums

Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum

There are a wide variety of museums for the kids to explore and engage with in London. If your little one is interested in discovering the stars and galaxies of the solar system, then head over to the Science Museum. Or if the kids want to check out some of the world’s most jaw-dropping dinosaur skeletons, then the Natural History Museum is the place for you. If you are feeling really adventurous, then why not explore both? Other options include the Imperial War Museum and National Army Museum (due to reopen in 2017) for all the budding soldiers and pilots out there.

Parks and playgrounds

Squirrel in St James Park, London

Squirrel in St James Park, London

If you fancy sitting on the grass with the sun on your back whilst the children are playing safely with new friends, there are some delightful parks and playgrounds in London to keep everyone entertained. The Diana Memorial Fountain is a surreal yet refreshing destination for the kids as they can play in the waters that surround the memorial, but make sure a parent/guardian/nanny is overseeing the activity.

Another amusing and exciting activity that will get the kids smiling is the feeding of pelicans in St James’s Park. Head for the opposite end of Buckingham Palace and there you will find the keeper feeding the birds behind Duck Island Cottage at 2.30pm every day.

Palaces

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace

You can’t visit London without seeing the infamous Buckingham Palace and one activity that all kids will love is watching the Changing of the Guard. Watch the security of the Queen display their intricate footsteps and gestures, a historical event that will please young eyes no end. There are many locations where you can watch this happening around the palace, such as the Mall and Victoria Memorial, so why not take a picnic and make an afternoon of it?

Gardens

Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens

If you hold a London Pass, you will be able to gain access to Kew Gardens for free and it is a cost-effective destination for any age. As well as the wonderful expanse of the gardens, there are numerous indoor play areas where the kids will thrive. Not only can the children play here, but they can also learn about the numerous types of trees grown in Kew Gardens with the ‘Big Tree Book’, a fantastic resource when considering activities for kids.

 

This article was written by Thom Sanders on behalf of Beauchamp Partners – a domestic staff agency that specialises in the recruiting of nannies for clients.

Article Source: EzineArticles.com

Natural History Museum photo: xmo / Shutterstock.com

Buckingham Palace photo: Anton Balazh / Shutterstock.com

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