10 Educational Things to Do with Your Kids when Visiting London
London, the capital of England, houses some of the world’s most popular attractions that most travelers await to see. It’s also an educational playground for children – with so many activities to do. The city, with history dating back to Roman times, offers plenty of family-friendly destinations that will make your next visit memorable and full of learning!
Check out the following educational things to do with your kids when in London:
1. Learn to care for animals at London Zoo.
At the London zoo, your kids will learn the importance of taking care of the environment and its impact on the lives of animals. The zoo is packed with hundreds of animals to admire, from tigers to gorillas, penguins, armadillos, and other exotic creatures. They also host dynamic and interactive exhibits for a more fun learning experience.
2. Uncover history at the Museum of London.
The compelling exhibits at this museum will take your kids through the years, from London in the Roman times to the present day. Here, they get to get a glimpse of the city after the devastation of WWII, understand the importance of Olympics, and know about the new royal babies.
3. Connect with nature at the London Wetland Centre.
Interacting with nature is known to promote physical and mental health, especially among children. This hidden quiet sanctuary gives you and your kids the best of nature! You won’t even think that you’re in a busy, modern city like London when you’re here. From feeding the otters to checking out the adventure zones, your kids will learn and be entertained for hours.
4. Ignite their curiosity at the Science Museum.
The Science Museum in London is known for their cutting-edge exhibits and immersive experiences. You will never run out of amazing things to see and experience here, from the ‘force show’ to the destination space, science night, wonder lab, garden, and pattern pod – it’s a science museum taken to the next level!
5. Listen to stories on a magic carpet at the National Gallery.
Give your kids a memorable interactive story telling experience at the National Gallery. Every Sunday, parents and their children are invited to sit on a magic carpet to see the centuries-old paintings and listen to songs and stories.
6. Learn how to ride a pony at Stag Lodge Stables.
Stag Lodge Stables offers lessons in a relatively car-free environment. The Shetland pony sessions are particularly popular among kids 3 to 6 years old.
7. Embrace nature at the Kew Gardens’ Climbers and Creepers.
The nature has a lot to offer to your kids, particularly at the Kew garden. From a treetop walk where they get an amazing birds-eye view of the entire park, to the exotic titan arum plant, kids get to play with interactive features and learn about ecosystem.
8. Nurture their love for music at the Bach to Baby.
Here, trained musicians play kids-friendly classical concert every week. Toddlers are free to get up and move about. It’s a different learning experience for young kids whose passion for music is still to bloom.
9. London Bridge Experience
Here’s an exciting treat to your older kids. Voted the scariest attraction in London, the London Bridge Experience will take you into the depths of the London bridge wherein your teens can learn about gruesome and gory history of some of the most notorious criminals in London, shocking events in history, and even the scary tales like that of Jack the Ripper.
10. Discover the most iconic historic wartime attraction at HMS Belfast.
In this fascinating floating museum, your kids learn more about the battleships in the early 20th century. The ship “HMS Belfast” plays a significant role in the World War II and Korean War. They will also learn about the ship’s history as well as the people who bravely fought on board.
If you’re seeking fun-filled educational activities for your kids in London, be sure to check these out!
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