As the winter chill starts to fade away and February knocks on our doors, it's time to shake off those winter blues and embark on exciting adventures with your little ones in London. From interactive museums to outdoor wonders, this vibrant city has a plethora of child-friendly activities to keep your family entertained this February. Whether you are a Mum, Dad, Grandparent, Nanny, Au Pair or caregiver, we’ve got you covered. Let's dive into some fun-filled ideas that will make this month unforgettable for your children.
For curious minds, the Science Museum in London offers an interactive and engaging experience at the Wonderlab. Children can immerse themselves in hands-on exhibits, live demonstrations, and mind-boggling experiments. It's an excellent opportunity for them to learn while having a blast.
Entry: Science museum - FREE (Must pre-book here.)
Entry: Wonderlab – Day passes from £9.00, annual passes (unlimited access for a year) from £14.00
Opening times: 10 am-6 pm, 7 days a week.
Location: South Kensington, SW7 2DD
Imagine Children’s Festival is a festival at London’s South Bank Centre. It includes a whole bunch of stuff like comedy, brilliant theatre, poetry, literature, music, dance and much much more. The festival is designed for children aged between 0 – 11 years of age.
Entry: Entrance is FREE. Around 50% of the activities are FREE.
Wednesday 2nd – Saturday 17th Feb 2024
Location: Southbank Centre, SE1 8XX
3. Magical World of Harry Potter at Warner Bros. Studio Tour:
For the Harry Potter enthusiasts in your family, a trip to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour is a must. Discover the magic behind the scenes, walk through the Great Hall, and marvel at the intricate details of the wizarding world. It's an enchanting experience that will leave your children spellbound.
Entry: Prices vary depending on family size (You can book tickets here.)
Opening times: Vary depending on the day.
Location: Watford, WD25 7LR
4. London Zoo Adventures:
For a wild day out, head to the London Zoo. From penguins to lions, your little ones can explore a vast array of animals. Check the schedule for special events, feedings, and interactive exhibits that make the zoo a dynamic and educational outing.
Entry: Under 3’s - FREE
3 to 15 years - From £18.90
16+ - From £27
Opening times: See times here.
Location: Regent’s Park, NW1 4RY
5. Immerse in Creativity at the Tate Modern:
Let your children's artistic side flourish at the Tate Modern. With interactive installations and family-friendly workshops, the museum provides a space for creativity to soar. Explore contemporary art together and inspire your kids to express themselves through various mediums.
Opening times: Monday to Sunday 10am – 6pm
Location: Bankside, London SE1 9TG.
6. Family-Friendly Theatre Shows:
London's West End is not just for adults; there are plenty of family-friendly theatre productions suitable for children of all ages. Check out what's playing at venues like the Lyceum Theatre or the Apollo Theatre for a magical afternoon or evening filled with storytelling and vibrant performances.
Opening times: Vary
Location: West of the City of London
7. Visit the Sea Life London Aquarium:
Dive into the depths of the ocean without leaving London by visiting the Sea Life London Aquarium. From sharks to seahorses, the aquarium offers an immersive experience for kids to learn about marine life. Don't miss the opportunity to walk through the mesmerizing Ocean Tunnel.
Entry: Adults from £29.50
Kids from £26.50
Opening times: Weekdays 10am – 4pm
Weekends 10am – 5pm
Location: Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 7PB
This captivating museum provides visitors with a unique opportunity to embark on a journey through time, exploring the evolution of the Royal Air Force (RAF) and the remarkable aircraft that have shaped its legacy. From iconic World War I planes to cutting-edge modern jets, the RAF Museum offers an immersive experience that honours the courage, skill, and technological advancements that have defined the aviation landscape.
Opening time: 7 days a week 10am – 5pm
Location: Grahame Park Way. NW9 5LL
9. Enjoy Street Performances at Covent Garden
Covent Garden is not just a shopping and dining destination; it's also a hub for street performers showcasing their talents. From magicians to musicians, the lively entertainment is free for everyone to enjoy. Grab a spot and be captivated by the diverse array of performances.
Entry: FREE (donations for shows)
Times: All day
Location: Covent Garden
10. Discover the Secrets and Tricks of a Spy
Spies, Lies and Deception is a free exhibition that gives you a fascinating look into the tricks of being a spy. This incredible exhibition is for children aged 5+ but all are welcome.
Opening times: Check the website here.
Location: Imperial War Museum. Lambeth Road SE1 6HZ
This February, London is a treasure trove of activities that will light up your children's faces with joy and excitement. From exploring the mysteries of science to dancing away at the Southbank Centre the city offers a diverse range of experiences that cater to every interest. So, gear up for a month filled with laughter, learning, and unforgettable moments with your little ones in the heart of London.