Here at BabyBreaks we know how difficult it can be to entertain a toddler, especially if the weather is beginning to look wet and windy. However, the capital has a wealth of things to do, and many of them are free for under 3’s. Our list of Things to Do in London With Toddlers explores some of the fun events happening in October, from immersive storytelling to a giant lego exhibition. Read on for inspiration, and let us know which ones you try!

1. Shrek’s Adventure London, Southbank

Board the magical 4D flying bus driven by Donkey which is a simulation experience that includes water spray, air blasts, fog and aroma. Step into Shrek’s Swamp , cook up a magical potion in the Muffin Man’s bubbling cauldron. Meet other fairytale characters like Cinderella, Rumplestiltskin and Puss in Boots. There’s also a Mirror Maze, which even tiny babies will love.

Open daily 10 am -4pm (6pm on weekends )
Children under 3 go free.

Address: Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Rd, Lambeth, London. SE1 7PB

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Shrek's Adventure London

2. Kidtropolis at Excel, Docklands

In its fourth year, this weekend of fun is like an undercover themepark, with loads of entertainment for a wide range of ages. Aimed at children aged 2-12. For toddlers there’s messy play, a Didicar track, giant building bricks, giant inflatables, soft play and gentle rides like cups and saucers. Definitely one of the best Things to Do in London With Toddlers.

Choose from an am or pm session (4 hours each) £12. Make sure you book online, as on the door tickets are a lot pricier (£20)

Children under 2 go free.  Proof of age may be requested

Address: Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, Royal Docks, London E16 1XL

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3. The Tiger Who Came to Tea at The Children’s Story Centre, Stratford

Focused on story building and imagination, this fantastic immersive storytelling centre is one of the best Things to Do in London With Toddlers. Children can follow a story trail in the indoor exhibition or venture outside into the story garden. In addition to the fab play areas, there are arts and crafts workshops and special exhibitions throughout the year. This month, their bestselling experience is on – The Tiger Who Came to Tea . This 3D immersive experience lets your little ones meet loads of characters from 14 Judith Kerr books. Crawl through a giant cat flap and explore Mog’s house, find the Crocodile under the Bed and have a tea party with the King of the Jungle.

We recommend booking in advance as these sessions tend to sell out.

Open daily 10am-5pm
Children under 2 go free.

Address: 383-387 High St, London E15 4QZ

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The Tiger Who Came to Tea

4. Pumpkin Picking, Wimbledon

You might not think Pumpkin Picking is possible in the city, but you’d be wrong! The Pumpkin Picking Patch in Wimbledon is offering Halloween crafts, fun activities and great food for a week in October. After picking their pumpkin, the kids can explore the allotment garden and pumpkin house, or play hide and seek among the straw bales. You may even catch a glimpse of the friendly witch family!

Open daily 9:30am – 4pm from 18th too 31st October.

Need somewhere to warm up afterwards? Check out our top child friendly pubs in London.

Address: Wimbledon SW19 7HX

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5.  Brick Wonders at The Horniman Museum, Dulwich

October is your last chance to catch this fantastic display of over 50 LEGO models, made using half a million LEGO bricks. A must visit for any LEGO-mad toddlers out there. You can admire amazingly detailed models of everything from Egyptian pyramids to coral reefs, London Bridge and the International Space Station. In addition, there are lots of interactive play areas and a mini-cinema showing LEGO animations.

Top Tip: It’s worth buying a combined ticket to visit the rest of this child-friendly museum, aquarium and gardens while you’re there.

Open daily until 27 October 2019
Children under 3 go free.

Address: 100 London Road, Forest Hill, London. SE23 3PQ

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