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Things to do with young kids in London tomorrow?

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Found 31st Jul 2009
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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take them to the dungeons and watch them crap them selves
wickedteen;5899545

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 :?
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wickedteen;5899545

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.
a trip on one of the boats down the river is quite good and you get it cheaper if you show your rail ticket
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.
hotukdeals.com/ite…eed
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bitseylango;5899559

a trip on one of the boats down the river is quite good and you get it … 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.
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g1bbuk;5899571

Science & Natural history museums. Camden market. Covent garden (street … 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.
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.
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
covent garden is great at weekends-always plenty outdoor entertainment(and all free!),hamleys toy shop is HUGE and kids will just love it!
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kaits;5899612

How about a trip to the southbank to see all the street entertainers and … 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.
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magicbeans;5899617

the trains will be exciting enough for them!! have kids the same age.we … 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 thameslet 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.
bitseylango;5899559

a trip on one of the boats down the river is quite good and you get it … 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??)
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barky;5899624

covent garden is great at weekends-always plenty outdoor … 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.
magicbeans;5899617

the trains will be exciting enough for them!! have kids the same age.we … 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 thameslet 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!
I think the scinece museum is one of the best and has a section to entertain under 5's

sciencemuseum.org.uk/vis…spx
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Butterflies;5899703

This is what I was going to suggest too - The Zoo though is a whole day … 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.
you might like this as well supergoose its an event at hyde park for kids with entertainers.
royalparks.org.uk/par…644

nearest tube station Hyde Park corner.
supergoose;5899747

It's going to be a busy day, especially with a few of my youngest's … 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:
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kaits;5899758

you might like this as well supergoose its an event at hyde park for kids … 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=1644nearest tube station Hyde Park corner.



That looks good although, unfortunately, it seems to start on the 3rd August.
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bitseylango;5899788

make sure you take some colouring things with you, travel games etc. I … 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.
supergoose;5899848

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
zygo;5899662

Even better, take the one that drives round the streets first on a … 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.
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To think that I was thinking that we'd struggle to keep them occupied!
Thanks for all the great suggestions.
supergoose;5899664

thanks. I've repped all that have given good suggestions.



was my suggestion NOT GOOD then
bitseylango;5899788

make sure you take some colouring things with you, travel games etc. I … 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
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wickedteen;5899908

was my suggestion NOT GOOD then



I'd forgotton your alternative suggestion!
harrods are opening their christmas show - 4th floor - all free - there will be loads of goodies for kiddies -
Covent Garden is one of the best places when there are loads of street entertainers x
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holly100;5899963

harrods are opening their christmas show - 4th floor - all free - there … harrods are opening their christmas show - 4th floor - all free - there will be loads of goodies for kiddies -



Is this serious?
supergoose;5900018

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.
harrods.com/Har…2a8
bitseylango;5899875

mine are 19, 14 and 12 now so we tend to take a 4 course meal with us … 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:
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holly100;5900060

oh yes i am!!:-D[FONT="Arial Black"][SIZE="4"][COLOR="Red"]Christmas … oh yes i am!!:-D[FONT="Arial Black"][SIZE="4"][COLOR="Red"]Christmas WorldOpens 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.
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