The Best Family attractions in London

April 3, 2014 Off By Laura TMOT
When one thinks of London, images of Shakespeare, the West End, world-class museums, countless parks, and historical palaces come to mind. But when trying to plan a family trip with young ones in tow, nightmares of bored kids, broken priceless works of art and a wiggly child in the middle of a two-hour show tend to crowd the minds of parents. With all the tourist options, finding family-friendly attractions in London to please everyone can be a daunting task. And keeping the youngest tourists occupied and entertained can cause a lot of stress. However, we’ve done some of the hard work for you. Below are three locations that even the youngest in your clan will enjoy. They’ll be hard pressed to say “I’m bored” or “Can we go now?” at these attractions! They’ll leave with memories that will last a lifetime and will be asking when they can go back.

Captain Kidd’s Canary Wharf Thames River Cruise

See London from the water! Cruising the River Thames is a great opportunity to see London from a different perspective. Captain Kidd’s Canary Wharf Thames’ 50-minute speedboat cruise will be a blast for everyone on board – from toddlers to grandparents. The tour is “carefully designed to offer an excellent family sightseeing adventure.” So climb on board, don your life jackets (which are provided), and get ready to have an experience like no other!

The London Zoo

Zoos are always a hit with the kiddos, but you may be thinking, do we want to go all the way to London to see another zoo? Why, yes you do, because the London Zoo isn’t just another zoo. It’s the oldest scientific zoo in the world, offering more than 750 species to view. It also hosts various daily events ranging from a penguin show, tropical bird tour, and a special seahorse show in the aquarium, plus many more. The London Zoo is worth a day trip to entertain and educate the kids—and maybe you’ll learn something too.

Warner Brothers Studio Tour

Not many movie series have created quite the phenomenon as the eight movies in the Harry Potter series. Any Harry Potter fan (both young and old) will surely enjoy “The Making of Harry Potter” at Warner Brother’s London studio. This behind-the-scenes tour takes fans on a magical journey through the world of Hogwarts and shows how the wizarding world came to life on screen. Muggles of all ages are welcome to step into the Hogwarts’ Great Hall, view props and costumes from the movies, and learn just how the magic was created. With the average tour lasting three hours, this attraction is bound to spark the imaginations of all ages in your family for days after the tour has ended. More information for this magical experience can be found at www.wbstudiotour.co.uk.

London offers many great activities for all ages. Whether it’s been around for a while like the London Zoo or it’s showing off state of the art movie magic, London’s family friendly attractions will thrill and excite every member of your family.