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Let's Do London: top family experiences

Make the most of time with the kids with these fun-packed family experiences, activities and events.
Children sit in the audience and enjoy a show at a theatre during Kids Week
Make the most of Kids Week this August. Copyright: Society of London Theatre. Image courtesy of Society of London Theatre.

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

For more family ideas, check out our Let's Do London guide. Make sure to share your adventures on social media using the #LetsDoLondon hashtag!

Let's Do London: family fun map

Discover hours of family fun across the city this summer with this attraction-filled map! 

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Family-friendly events

  • Get competitive over half-term and take on your family in a drawing challenge at Tower Bridge. 16 and 26 Oct
  • Catch theatre, circus, dance, music and more exciting performances happening across the city with Pop-Up London. 23-31 Oct
  • Visit one of the largest private collections of Banksy's work with the Art of Banksy exhibition. Until 21 Nov

Find out what's on over the October half-term in London.

Fun exhibitions for kids

  • Learn and play at the British Museum where kids and families can explore the galleries and engage with activities and workshops. 23-31 Oct
  • Tumble down the rabbit hole for an adventure through the adaptations, origins and reinventions of Alice in Wonderland with Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser at the V&A. Until 31 Dec
  • Be dazzled by magic and the natural world as they combine in Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature at the Natural History Museum. Until 3 Jan
  • Explore joy and the conditions necessary to create it as well as related historical artefacts at Wellcome CollectionUntil 22 Feb
  • Sip on Butterbeer, ride a broomstick and trace magical moments of filmmaking history with The Harry Potter Photographic Exhibition, as a collection of behind-the-scenes photographs go on display at the London Film Museum.
  • Enjoy storytelling, family trails and the chance to learn about urban landscapes with Climate Crossroads at the London Transport Museum. 
  • Or get creative with TfL's Craft Club activities while out and about this half-term. 

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

Festivals for families

  • Make the most of free and budget-friendly activities for kids during the school holidays with the Camden Together festival. Until 31 Oct
  • Plan a day out in the City of London as the area plays host to walks and tours, outdoor performances, live music, pop-up installations and more across the Square Mile. 

Take a look at more things to do with kids in London. 

Top attractions for families

Plan a visit to more top attractions in London. 

Outdoor activities for kids

Check out more things to do outdoors in London.

Best theatre shows for kids

  • Watch Andrew Lloyd Webber’s highly anticipated adaptation of Cinderella as it makes its world premiere in London. 
  • 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.

Things to do with older kids

Check out more things to do with teenagers in London.

When you're out and about with the kids, make sure to map your route around London's top family activities with the Visit London app

For more family inspiration, have a look at our Let's Do London guide.