No longer London is associated with bad weather and rainy weekends. Markets are particularly appreciated on weekends whether you go to Borough Market, Notting Hill or Camden. Parks are so big that you could easily spend a whole day in one of them without being bored.
But in a city this big, where do you start? BabyBreaks has done the research so you don’t have to. Kids Days Out London lists our top five activities in the great outdoors. So next time it’s sunny, you know where to look!
1. Kensington Gardens
First on our list of Kids Days Out London has to be one of the city’s most famous parks. Hyde Park is very well known among London visitors but you can also visit Kensington Gardens and discover Kensington Palace where part of the Royal Family lives.
This park also offers a popular playground close to Kensington Palace with a huge sand beach with a pirate ship that will keep your children occupied for a long time. You would also find plenty of space and seating area for you while your supervise your children having fun. Your kids might even play Cowboys and Indians while hiding underneath teepees. No wonder why this attraction is one of the most popular among kids days out in London.
2. Battersea Park with Children Zoo
Battersea Park is an underrated park with fantastic views over the Thames river and one hidden secret is that it has a Children’s Zoo which is a great alternative to the over populated Regent’s Park London Zoo (now called ZSL London Zoo). This zoo will make your kids discover all kinds of animals from Ferrets to Meer Kats or Chipmunks. After your visit to the zoo, head over the Children playground, which has everything for toddlers up to juniors.
Address: Battersea Park, London SW11 4NJ, UK
3. London Wetland Centre
Who knew that London has a wildlife conservation centre where you can observe birds, otters in total freedom. This activity is located on the South West side of London between Putney and Barnes. This neighborhood had been cherished by Londoners for many years because the feeling is very different to live there compared to the city centre. Barnes also has different grounds to play rugby, cricket and more. Don’t forget to check out our top 5 pubs in London because one of them is in Barnes.
4. Borough Market
If food exploration is something you would like to take with the kids, Borough Market will excite you as soon as you enter the London oldest market. You will taste International cooking with great quality food stalls. There are also different places where you can have lunch. The full market is now open from Wednesday until Saturday and from the 4th December 2018 until New Year it will be open 7 days a week. A little tip, try to be there before 12pm on Saturday as the venue can be crowded in the afternoon.
Need more foodie recommendations? Check out our page on Family-Friendly London Restaurants.
Address: 8 Southwark St, London SE1 1TL, UK
5. Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is a sporting complex built for the 2012 London Olympics and the 2012 London Paralympics, situated to the east of the city adjacent to the Stratford City.
In the north of the Park, children of all age will enjoy the Tumbling Bay playground featuring rock pools, sand pits, tall treehouses, and wobbly bridges, as well as slides, swings and plenty of space to run about.
The Tumbling Bay sits alongside the Timber Lodge community centre and café, where parents and kids can relax with a range of fresh, home-cooked food and drink.
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