You may be both hesitant and excited about taking your kids on a trip to London. While you know it’ll be fun and enjoyable overall, you’re also probably worried about what to do and how to keep them entertained. Here are some tips you can review that will help you have a good trip and time and make sure you return home glad that you went. Hopefully, this advice will make you feel more at ease and comfortable following through with your plans and showing your kids around a magnificent city.
Spend Time Outdoors
Make some time for outdoor parks and being outside if you’re travelling to London with kids. They’re not only beautiful to see but your kids can run around and burn off some steam in the playgrounds. You might also want to consider having a picnic in the park if the weather is nice. There are also several outdoor markets that may be fun to visit and check out if you’re hungry or just want to see what’s for sale.
Find Family-Friendly Things to do
You should also do your homework and find out what family-friendly activities there are to do in the city. Take advantage of the freebies such as museum entry. Take time to review this 10 Museums to Visit with Children in London post, so you can plan ahead and see which ones you may want to stop at during your trip. Be sure to read up on the details of each and decide which you and your kids might find to be the most interesting. Other ideas include a duck tour, aquarium, and popular toy stores, such as Hamleys. Seeing all of the famous London landmarks is fun with kids too. A great London kid-friendly landmark includes the Harry Potter film locations.
Make Time for Rest
Another tip for travelling to London with kids is that you don’t overwhelm them or make them walk too far. It’s important that you make time for rest in your schedule so everyone can regroup. Kids are used to having some quiet and alone time and it’s wise to make sure you make this a priority even though you’re on a trip together.
Eat at the Pubs
You may be surprised to know that many of the pubs in London are kid-friendly and great for families. Your children will likely enjoy the menus, with items such as fish and chips, burgers, and bangers and mash. They’re also good to stop in during the late breakfast or early lunchtime hour before they get too busy with the evening goers. Be sure to read reviews before you pick a pub so that you know what to expect.
If there’s one thing you do while travelling to London with kids it’s to practise patience throughout the holiday. Your kids might be grumpy one day and tired the next, so it might make it more challenging to accomplish all that’s on your to-do list. Remain flexible and adaptable and go with the flow so that everyone stays happy and has a good time. Spend some time resting and chatting some interesting facts about London.
You’ll also need to be patient as you take various means of transportation and have to wait in lines with kids at some of the top and trendiest places. Stay calm and enjoy being together as a family in a beautiful city.
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