Squally days do not have to be stay at home days. There is plenty to do undercover in London. Here are just a few of the creative and fun places on offer to keep young people active when it rains in London.
Work and play like an adult at Kidzania
Kidzania is in the Westfield shopping centre in west London. Kids play at being adults and can choose from a large variety of jobs and occupations, earn Kidzos and then spend them on leisure activities. It is a unique experience, designed predominantly for 4-14 year olds but there is a dedicated play area for younger siblings.
Dance till you drop at Big Fish Little Fish
Big Fish Little Fish create micro music festivals / raves for the entire family but designed for the age group eight and under. In between the dancing there are craft ands of play areas to take a break from the beat.
Visit the Animals
The London Zoo is perhaps our best known venue to visit and talk to the animals. Events and special activities are help though the year and the central London location, in Regents Park make it a convenient visit.
Write your own fairy tale at The Story Centre
The wonderful Story Centre’s aims to inspire kids under 11 to use their naturally fabulous imaginations in creative, literary ways. Their inter-active workshops also invite famous children’s authors to give readings and join in the fun.
Playtime never ends at Bramley’s
Let your little one’s run wild at Bramley’s in their well organised and totally safe play areas. These are especially designed for different age groups and spread out over 3 floors. This play centre is very central and offers an onsite cafe and free wifi for the grown up’s.
Sticky fingers at the Chocolate Museum
The Chocolate Museum will appeal to children of all ages. Besides learning about chocolates fascinating history, including England’s unique chocolate story, they will also make their very own chocolate in the dynamic workshops held here. Ideal for the whole family.
Famous arenas for sports fans
Thrill the budding football fan in your family by taking him or her to visit one of London’s world famous sports arenas. The Arsenal Museum and Stadium Tour or Chelsea FC, gives you the chance to explore behind the scenes, walk the tunnel and see the players changing rooms. Heady stuff!
Unlock your inner genius
The Institute of Imagination is as thrilling and exciting as it sounds. With workshops with names like The Tinkering Club and Lab Liftoff, this is the ideal place for kids to let their imaginations take over and get seriously creative and inventive.
Test your skills and have a laugh at Junkyard Golf
Junkyard Golf guarantees plenty of laughs as you make your way through nine holes of crazy golfing challenges! Flashing lights, loud music and playful mahem will appeal to teenagers, although younger children are allowed to play too – sometimes!
Tea & Cakes on a red London bus
The B-Bakery is calling all afternoon tea lovers looking for an extra thrill. Take a nice tour of London on board a famous Routemaster bus! Pour another cuppa and grab another scone as you pass Buckingham Palace and head towards Big Ben.