London With Children

London is a fantastic city for families with kids. There are plenty of fun activities and attractions to explore.  From historical landmarks to modern museums, London has it all. Here is a guide of things to do and places to visit in London with children. London Zoo London Zoo is a fantastic place to visit with your children. You can see around 16,000 animals from around 750 species including tigers, lions, monkeys, and more. Current weekend prices are: Adults (age 16-64) £33.00 Children (age 3-15) £23.10 Under 3s Free Over 64s and students with ID £29.70 There are also special group rates so be sure to check out their website to find out the best pricing for you. VIP Experiences In addition to the general zoo visit you are also able to book VIP experiences for an additional price.   There are various 20-minute experiences such as a meet and feed experience with the meerkats and monkeys and an up-close meeting with the penguins (although please note that this does not include feeding the penguins).  Prices for these experiences are all £54.00 per person and children must be accompanied by a paying adult.  There are minimum ages for participants depending on the activity so be sure to check out the zoo’s website for more information.  Also good to know that pregnant or nursing mothers cannot participate in these activities. Giraffe or Junior Zoo Keeper Experiences Have you ever fancied being a giraffe keeper for a day?  Or would you little one love to be a junior zoo keeper?  If so do not miss out on the chance to do so when visiting the zoo.   The price for the giraffe keeper experience ranges from £110.00 per person between November and March and £135.00 per person between April and October.  You will arrive at the zoo before it opens to the general public and will help clean out their dens, put together a browse bundle (a bundle of food made from leaves, buds and bark) and pick out tasty treats for the giraffes from the zoo’s herb garden. Children aged 11-15 can also spend a morning as a junior zoo keeper.  Upon arrival, they will receive their special junior zoo keeper gear and will get started with their work.  Learning about a variety of species they will also help clean dens and feed some of the animals.  This experience costs £170.00 per person and includes access to the zoo for the rest of the day and free access to the zoo to the accompanying adult who must remain onsite and contactable during the duration of the experience. Please note that some of the experiences do not have wheelchair access although the zoo is happy to offer a modified experience where possible.  Please contact experienceenquiries@zsl.org for further information. The Natural History Museum The Natural History Museum in London is one of the most popular museums in the city and another great destination for families with kids.   The museum has a vast collection of specimens and exhibits that showcase the natural world.  From prehistoric creatures to modern-day wildlife. Here are some of the things you can see and do at the Natural History Museum: Dinosaurs The museum’s dinosaur collection is one of the largest in the world, with a range of specimens from the T-Rex to the Stegosaurus. The highlight of the collection is the animatronic Tyrannosaurus Rex, which roars and moves its head. Mammals The mammal collection is equally impressive, featuring specimens from all over the world. You can see everything from a life-sized blue whale to a tiny shrew. Earthquake Room The museum’s earthquake room is a fun and interactive exhibit that lets you experience what it’s like to be in an earthquake. The exhibit simulates the ground shaking and shows how buildings and bridges can be affected. Human Biology The human biology exhibit explores the human body, from the digestive system to the brain. You can see real organs, skeletons, and interactive displays that explain how the body works. Wildlife Garden The wildlife garden is a tranquil oasis in the heart of the city. The garden is home to a range of plants and animals, including butterflies, bees, and birds. Minerals and Gems The museum’s mineral and gem collection is one of the finest in the world, featuring specimens from all over the globe. You can see everything from diamonds to meteorites. Darwin Centre The Darwin Centre is a research facility that is open to the public. Here you will see scientists at work and learn about the research that is being conducted at the museum. Entrance is free although some of the attractions, including special exhibitions throughout the year may have an admission fee so be sure to plan your visit beforehand. Tower of London The Tower of London is a historic castle that has been used as a royal palace, a prison and an armoury.   It really is a great place to learn about British history. You will also be able to see the Crown Jewels, including the largest cut diamond in the world, the magnificent Koh-i-Noor diamond. The London Eye Children and adults alike will love this giant Ferris wheel that offers fantastic views of London. The Harry Potter Studio Tour The Harry Potter Studio Tour is an absolute must-visit for Harry Potter fans. You can see the sets, costumes, and props used in the movies.  Prices are from £104.00 per person. Be sure to book before you travel as this is a very popular experience and one which is highly recommended. Sea Life London Aquarium The Sea Life Aquarium in London is another top choice when visiting London with children.  It is one of the city’s top family attractions, offering a fun and educational experience for visitors of all ages. The aquarium is home to a wide range of sea creatures, from tiny seahorses to giant sharks. Here are some of the things you can see and do at the Sea Life Aquarium: Ocean Tunnel

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