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Things to do with young kids in London tomorrow?

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7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months ago
We're catching the train to London tomorrow and wondered if anyone had any ideas of things we can do or places we can visit that would be suitable for my two young daughters (aged 2 and 5 years).

Any suggestions appreciated!
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7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months ago
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#1
take them to the dungeons and watch them crap them selves
#2
wickedteen
take them to the dungeons and watch them crap them selves


lolol i crapped myself a few times at the dungeons (not literally of course)

eh ive only been once so im nt sure maybe the londo eye :?
#3
wickedteen
take them to the dungeons and watch them crap them selves


That's the kind of comment I generally make to other people's serious requests for info - thanks, I'll consider it.
1 Like #4
a trip on one of the boats down the river is quite good and you get it cheaper if you show your rail ticket
1 Like #5
Science & Natural history museums. Camden market. Covent garden (street entertainers).
I went a couple of weeks ago. Travelcards for kids are just £1 each (£9 for adults) which includes buses & tube.
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/445981/london-day-out-tomorrow-advice-need
#6
bitseylango
a trip on one of the boats down the river is quite good and you get it cheaper if you show your rail ticket


Now your talking!
Have some rep.
#7
g1bbuk
Science & Natural history museums. Camden market. Covent garden (street entertainers).
I went a couple of weeks ago. Travelcards for kids are just £1 each (£9 for adults) which includes buses & tube.
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/445981/london-day-out-tomorrow-advice-need


Thank's - have repped you.
1 Like #8
How about a trip to the southbank to see all the street entertainers and London eye (close to embankment , waterloo or westminster tube station) . There are lots of little cafes along the street and they can see Big Ben.
1 Like #9
the trains will be exciting enough for them!! have kids the same age.

we did london zoo with them.

take them hamleys.

keep it simple...take them on the boat on the thames

let them stand and watch the tower bridge open. simples
1 Like #10
covent garden is great at weekends-always plenty outdoor entertainment(and all free!),hamleys toy shop is HUGE and kids will just love it!
#11
kaits
How about a trip to the southbank to see all the street entertainers and London eye (close to embankment , waterloo or westminster tube station) . There are lots of little cafes along the street and they can see Big Ben.


Thanks - repped.
#12
magicbeans
the trains will be exciting enough for them!! have kids the same age.

we did london zoo with them.

take them hamleys.

keep it simple...take them on the boat on the thames

let them stand and watch the tower bridge open. simples


Thanks for that - may take your advice.
My 2 yr old has only been on a train once before and she screamed for most of the journey. Agreed that the simple thing are often the best not to mention the cheapest.
1 Like #13
bitseylango
a trip on one of the boats down the river is quite good and you get it cheaper if you show your rail ticket


Even better, take the one that drives round the streets first on a sight-seeing tour and then goes up the Thames. Someone remind me what it's called. (Amphibian??)
#14
barky
covent garden is great at weekends-always plenty outdoor entertainment(and all free!),hamleys toy shop is HUGE and kids will just love it!


thanks. I've repped all that have given good suggestions.
1 Like #15
magicbeans
the trains will be exciting enough for them!! have kids the same age.

we did london zoo with them.

take them hamleys.

keep it simple...take them on the boat on the thames

let them stand and watch the tower bridge open. simples


This is what I was going to suggest too - The Zoo though is a whole day trip in itself.

Hamleys, tour bus and boat trip, street entertainers, tower bridge - wow!
#16
I think the scinece museum is one of the best and has a section to entertain under 5's

http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/visitmuseum/agegroups/under_5s.aspx
#17
Butterflies
This is what I was going to suggest too - The Zoo though is a whole day trip in itself.

Hamleys, tour bus and boat trip, street entertainers, tower bridge - wow!


It's going to be a busy day, especially with a few of my youngest's inevitable 'terrible two's' tantrums which she usually reserves for the busiest of public places. I've a feeling the 2 hr train journey each way will be interesting.
#18
you might like this as well supergoose its an event at hyde park for kids with entertainers.
http://www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/hyde_park/event.cfm?id=1644

nearest tube station Hyde Park corner.
1 Like #19
supergoose
It's going to be a busy day, especially with a few of my youngest's inevitable 'terrible two's' tantrums which she usually reserves for the busiest of public places. I've a feeling the 2 hr train journey each way will be interesting.


make sure you take some colouring things with you, travel games etc. I used to pack mine a little picnic to have on the way, sarnies, crisps, drinks etc.....had them about an hour into the journey, always kept em happy :thumbsup:
#20
kaits
you might like this as well supergoose its an event at hyde park for kids with entertainers.
http://www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/hyde_park/event.cfm?id=1644

nearest tube station Hyde Park corner.


That looks good although, unfortunately, it seems to start on the 3rd August.
#21
bitseylango
make sure you take some colouring things with you, travel games etc. I used to pack mine a little picnic to have on the way, sarnies, crisps, drinks etc.....had them about an hour into the journey, always kept em happy :thumbsup:


Good advice - thanks.
#22
supergoose
Good advice - thanks.


mine are 19, 14 and 12 now so we tend to take a 4 course meal with us these days :roll:

have a great time and i hope the weather stays nice for you all x
[helper]#23
zygo
Even better, take the one that drives round the streets first on a sight-seeing tour and then goes up the Thames. Someone remind me what it's called. (Amphibian??)


Do you mean this? It's called the London Duck Tour.
#24
To think that I was thinking that we'd struggle to keep them occupied!
Thanks for all the great suggestions.
1 Like #25
supergoose
thanks. I've repped all that have given good suggestions.


was my suggestion NOT GOOD then
#26
bitseylango
make sure you take some colouring things with you, travel games etc. I used to pack mine a little picnic to have on the way, sarnies, crisps, drinks etc.....had them about an hour into the journey, always kept em happy :thumbsup:


I did that with mine when she was 2, thought the journey was going to be horrendous but she was a little star bless her. It was good cause it actually made us sit and do stuff together cause i didnt have to do house work on the train! lol. :-D
#27
wickedteen
was my suggestion NOT GOOD then


I'd forgotton your alternative suggestion!
#28
harrods are opening their christmas show - 4th floor - all free - there will be loads of goodies for kiddies -
suspended 1 Like #29
Covent Garden is one of the best places when there are loads of street entertainers x
#30
holly100
harrods are opening their christmas show - 4th floor - all free - there will be loads of goodies for kiddies -


Is this serious?
#31
supergoose
Is this serious?



oh yes i am!!:-D
[FONT="Arial Black"][SIZE="4"][COLOR="Red"]Christmas World
Opens Saturday 1st August, Fourth Floor[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]

You’ll find a breathtaking array of festive decorations and accessories in our Christmas World department.

Bringing together inspiring themes to complement every interior, choose the ideal pieces to make your celebrations unique.
http://www.harrods.com/HarrodsStore/GlobalPages/NewsArticle.aspx?Id=df123cc1-e16c-42e3-93f1-abb032b282a8
#32
bitseylango;5899875
mine are 19, 14 and 12 now so we tend to take a 4 course meal with us these days :roll:

have a great time and i hope the weather stays nice for you all x

:giggle:
#33
holly100
oh yes i am!!:-D
[FONT="Arial Black"][SIZE="4"][COLOR="Red"]Christmas World
Opens Saturday 1st August, Fourth Floor[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]

You’ll find a breathtaking array of festive decorations and accessories in our Christmas World department.

Bringing together inspiring themes to complement every interior, choose the ideal pieces to make your celebrations unique.
http://www.harrods.com/HarrodsStore/GlobalPages/NewsArticle.aspx?Id=df123cc1-e16c-42e3-93f1-abb032b282a8


We may check it out. Perhap's we can also stock up on easter eggs at the same time.
banned#34
Kids love animals. Take them to the Zoo.

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