Top family experiences

Make the most of time with the kids with these fun-packed family experiences, activities and events.

From a lineup of amazing special events for families to must-do attractions, child-friendly theatre shows and outdoor fun, there's so much to do in London with kids

Best theatre shows for kids

A girl dressed in white sits on some books, as a man dressed in green crouches near her, as part of the production of Matilda The Musical.
Royal Shakespeare Company's Matilda The Musical. Photo by Manuel Harlan. Image courtesy of The Corner Shop.
  • Experience the gothic romance of The Phantom of the Opera – a masked figure with a passion for a young opera singer. 
  • Watch Andrew Lloyd Webber’s exciting new adaptation of the classic story of Cinderella
  • Feel good with the family at Mamma Mia! and enjoy this hilarious story of a young woman trying to find her father, as well as some ABBA tunes.
  • Let the little ones travel to the Serengeti during Disney’s well-loved tale of The Lion King
  • Go on a magical adventure with everyone's favourite nanny, Mary Poppins. Plus, make sure to sing along to Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! 
  • Join Marty McFly and the Doc for a time-travelling adventure with the Back to the Future musical. 
  • Be dazzled by the untold story of two witches and their against-all-odds friendship in the magical land of Oz with Wicked
  • Follow the heartwarming story of Matilda as Roald Dahl's classic tale comes to life on the West End stage.

Book tickets for some of the top musicals in London.

Fun museums and galleries for kids

Plan a trip to London to explore these incredible museums for kids

Top attractions for families

Two children and a live actor mixing a big pot at the Shrek's Adventure! London.
Shrek's Adventure! London. Image courtesy of Merlin Entertainments.

Plan a visit to more top attractions in London. 

Outdoor activities for kids

Check out more things to do outdoors in London.

Things to do with older kids

The O2 arena lit up at sunset against purple and pink sky.
The O2 at sunset © I Wei Huang / Shutterstock. Image courtesy of I Wei Huang / Shutterstock.
  • Experience one of London's best theme parks for an adrenaline-packed day out.
  • Indulge in delicious treats while passing some of the capital's most-famous landmarks on a Brigit's Bakery afternoon tea bus tour
  • Take on aliens to save the planet in an electrifying battle through time and space with the immersive Doctor Who: Time Fracture experience.
  • Go on the roof of London’s famous entertainment centre with Up at The O2.
  • Take in panoramic views from 135 metres (443ft) above the capital on the London Eye, where you can see many of the city's famous landmarks.

Check out more things to do with teenagers in London.

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