London is one the richest capital when it comes down to culture. Theatres, museums, art galleries or cinemas: you could easily spend a whole week visiting different venues. But what’s suitable for your kids? What are the essential things to do with your kids when visiting London.

So read on and tick all the best child-friendly Indoor activities you could do in London.


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1. Science Museum

Science Museum is one of London favourite museums for boys and girls who like to experience themselves all the different science areas, have fun and learn. You can spend a whole afternoon there and why not ending the visit with a movie at the IMAX theatre.

Address: Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2DD, UK

Opening Times: Daily from 10am until 6pm Closed on 24, 25 and 26 December

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2. Sea Life London Aquarium

Get ready to come face-to-face with sharks, octopus, penguins and rays. Sea Life London will take you on a fascinating journey meeting with oceans creatures just like if you were cousins with them. There are some live feeding times you could check once inside the venue. Finally don’t forget to visit the SeaHorse Kingdom.

Opening Times: Weekdays: from 10am until 6pm  Weekends: from 930am until 7pm

Address: County Hall, Westminster Bridge Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 7PB, UK

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It is recommended to pre-book your tickets online

3. National Army Museum

You might think why should I go to the Army Museum with my young kids. Fear not, it has one of the greatest play area called Play Base for kids under 8 years old. Make sure you book online in advance to avoid disappointments. A lovely soft play area among our things to do in London with young kids for sure.

Opening Times for Play Base at National Army Museum: Daily: 9.40am – 5.20pm
Last admission: 4.20pm

Address: Royal Hospital Road, London, SW3 4HT, UK

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BabyBreaks Tip: Play Base could be very popular on the weekends and only 5 tickets are free per session for kids under 1 so make sure you book your session far in advance here

4. Gambado Chelsea

Gambado Chelsea offers young children a great large indoor play area where they will explore, play, party and have fun together in a secured environment. Parents can watch their kids having fun whilst sipping a cup of coffee and some cookies of course. This is a great venue that you could visit in the morning or just before dinner time to ensure your kids will fall asleep  quickly in the evening.

Opening Times: Monday-Friday 9:30am-5:30pm & Weekends until 6.30pm

Address: 7, Station Court, Townmead Rd, Chelsea, London SW6 2PY, UK

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5. KidZania

KidZania is an interactive city made for children from 4 years old until 14 that combines inspiration, fun and learning through realistic role-play. This attraction company is one of the fastest growing global learning and entertainment brands in the world.

Kids can independently explore a scaled indoor city of over 7,000 square meters with more than 100 exciting careers that they can try. Your child will learn how to be a Pilot, a Vet or a Dancer.

This unique attraction will take your kids in their own world for 4 hours. So prepare yourself for a great indoor adventure. No wonder why this venue has become more and more popular when parents are looking for things to do in London with their kids during holidays.

Opening Times: Daily check the times here  Closed on 24/25/26 December

Address: Westfield London Shopping Centre, Ariel Way, White City, London W12 7GA, UK

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