Exploring London and the best attractions in the city for children

The vibrant city of London is a great place for families to explore. The city boasts a wide range of attractions that children are sure to love, while getting around is also easy due to the wide range of transportation options that are available. Families who want to get to know the city without breaking the bank will find plenty of deals to help them save while they explore. Here is a selection of some of London’s best Attractions for children.

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Ripleys Believe it or Not

This attraction contains a collection of weird and wonderful artefacts from around the world. The whole family will enjoy checking out the exotic exhibits here, while children who have a love for the macabre will be particularly in their element.

Pollock’s Toy Museum 

The whole family will have the chance to get in touch with their inner child when they view this collection of toys that come from around the world. Many of the toys in this extensive collection date back to the 18th and 19th centuries, and live toy theatre performances are also held at Pollock’s Toy Museum at certain times of the year.

Hackney City Farm

This impressive farm was established in the 19th century and offers children the opportunity to interact with a range of animals such as rabbits, lambs and calves. Children can also take a ride on Larry the Donkey before taking their pick from the treats on the children’s menu at the Frizzante café, which is also a great place for parents to unwind while the kids have fun.

Coram’s Fields

There are plenty of exciting activities for the children to enjoy here, such as splashing around in a large paddling pool, swinging on the climbing frame and playing with pigs, rabbits and sheep. Few children could resist the chance to plunge into the enormous sandpit while they let their imaginations run wild.


After a busy day of exploring London’s attractions, children under the age of 11 can take a much-needed rest with storytime at the Discover centre. There are also plenty of other activities here for children to enjoy, such as Story Trails and Garden Trails, interactive exhibits, and dressing up in cool costumes to transform themselves into film characters.

Legoland Windsor

The whole family can let off a little steam at this exciting theme park, which features more than fifty rides to choose from. Some of the highlights here include the chance to get really creative while playing with Lego, riding the raging Pirate Falls and swooping through the sky in the Dragon Coaster. Kids can also learn how to drive in a special car made entirely from Lego and explore the popular Hall of Fame.