10 Educational Things to Do with Your Kids when Visiting London

Posted on Feb 19, 2018
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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!

10 Educational Things to Do with Your Kids when Visiting London

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.

10 Educational Things to Do with Your Kids when Visiting London

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!

10 Educational Things to Do with Your Kids when Visiting London

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.

10 Educational Things to Do with Your Kids when Visiting London

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 Educational Things to Do with Your Kids when Visiting London

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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55 Comments

  1. Sarah Bailey
    February 19, 2018

    There really is so many amazing things to do in London, it has been ages since I went down there but I would love to visit again. The History Museum was always my favourite as a child.

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  2. Tara pittman
    February 20, 2018

    I love visiting zoos. I wish the zoo near me had penguins.

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  3. Kristi Ann
    February 20, 2018

    Thank you for these tips! I think they are all amazing things to do with kids in London. My girls will love all of these!

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    • Otilia Stocks
      February 20, 2018

      Oh yes! As mum of two girls i know what you mean!

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  4. Nicole Anderson | Camping for Women
    February 20, 2018

    That’s a great thing about the city of London. There is just so much to see and do and even being there can be an educational experience in itself. The 10 choices you have highlighted here are all just wonderful for capturing their imagination, combining fun with interesting things that they will learn in the process.

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    • Otilia Stocks
      February 20, 2018

      Very well said Nicole!

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  5. Arielle Joy
    February 20, 2018

    Oooo I love visiting zoos. Lions and Tigers and Bears! 🙂

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    • Otilia Stocks
      February 20, 2018

      Yup! Zoos are great!

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  6. Nilyn Matugas
    February 20, 2018

    London is such a wonderful place! I have a cousin who lives here. We love visiting zoos and art museums also.

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    • Otilia Stocks
      February 20, 2018

      Perfect place to educate your children.

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  7. London Mumma
    February 20, 2018

    We love nothing more than going to the museum on a Saturday, be sure to get down early as it gets super packed.

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    • Otilia Stocks
      February 20, 2018

      Oh yes. As they are free to go in so people visit them a lot!

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  8. Emman Damian
    February 20, 2018

    London is one place I really want to see and explore next year. I have heard so many good things. Oh and I want to see the zoo.

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    • Otilia Stocks
      February 20, 2018

      London is just amazing! And the Zoo is really nice for kids especially.

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  9. Sela
    February 20, 2018

    These are great things to do for kids and adults all 10 are amazing.There is so much to do in London. Never a dull moment.The History Museum is a must see.

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    • Otilia Stocks
      February 20, 2018

      Exactly that! I lived in London 8 years and I am still missing it! So many things to do!

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  10. Tanvi Rastogi
    February 20, 2018

    I think this is a great resource for adults as well 😀 London is also my fav. city.

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    • Otilia Stocks
      February 20, 2018

      I know, my favourite one too!

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  11. Marcie
    February 20, 2018

    I want to do a family trip here! Story time on a magic carpet sounds delightful!

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  12. Akamatra
    February 20, 2018

    I would love to take my daughter to London sometime. I would show her all my favorite museums and many of the items on your list too!

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  13. Rose
    February 20, 2018

    I would love to visit London and I know I couldn’t spend enough time there to see, do and experience everything. My little would love the red carper stories and my teen would love the bridge stories. I would love everything and anything!

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  14. Hannah Denton
    February 20, 2018

    They’re such great ideas! Especially as it’s half term. I’m off to London Friday to the National history museum! Can’t wait!

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  15. Laura Dove
    February 20, 2018

    Great suggestions! We love London and had an amazing weekend down there last year with our eldest. I hope to take all four this year.

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  16. Style & Life by Susana
    February 20, 2018

    I am so obsessed with anything to do with London!! This sounds great even for adults!! I love visiting zoos in different parts of the world, I find it so intriguing.

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  17. Nallely Tapia
    February 20, 2018

    yeih! finally someone who posts more interesting things to do my aunt is going to london for the summer she would love to do all this things

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  18. Rachel
    February 20, 2018

    Having grown up in Kent, a short train ride away from central London, I’ve done nearly all of these activities / attractions. The science museum is such a winner – everytime I go theres always something new and I can never get over the fact it’s free!! Great post.

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  19. Kim Munoz
    February 20, 2018

    Where would I even start?! Probably the Zoo. It would be my first and last stop. There’s so much to do there!

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  20. Ada
    February 20, 2018

    These are all great! I just love London.

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  21. Cassie
    February 21, 2018

    We had the opportunity to visit London in 2007. It was amazing and we had such a good time. I hope to one day get to go back. I would love to try some of the places you mentioned.

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  22. Krystel | Disney on a Budget
    February 21, 2018

    I loved every part of Kew Gardens and London in general. The Science Museum is beautiful

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  23. Ali Rost
    February 21, 2018

    I had no idea there were so many things to do with kids in London! If we’re ever lucky enough to take our grandson, you can bet we’ll be visiting the zoo to see all of the cool animals. Also, a stop at the Science Museum would be in order. My husband is a scientist at a major university and the biggest kid at heart. x

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  24. Mike Morgan
    February 21, 2018

    I want to visit London so bad!

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  25. Renee @ The Good Hearted Woman
    February 21, 2018

    These all look like wonderful activities! Our daughter works at the zoo in our city, and loves it. She would especially enjoy visiting the London Zoo.

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  26. Danish Rasool
    February 21, 2018

    This is exactly what I needed! I am planning a family trip to London, bookmarking this for future!

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  27. Athena
    February 21, 2018

    There are so many awesome places in the UK we would love to see and London is definitely at the top of that list. Thank you for sharing these sites!

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  28. Nancy L.
    February 21, 2018

    First, your photos are stunning!
    Thanks for the list of fun and educational things to do when visiting London. So many times when I visit a city, I later realize that I missed out on an attraction or activity and get mad at myself for not doing more research. This post is great! You’ve done the research for me! 🙂

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  29. Razena
    February 21, 2018

    I don’t have kids but would definitely take my niece and nephews on these excursions… I must confess though much of it will be to satisfy my own curiosity 🙂

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  30. Joel
    February 21, 2018

    London is on my bucket list to travel with family. This is nice for when I do and have that family outing on that nice warm day! 🙂

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  31. Ann F. Snook-Moreau
    February 21, 2018

    I don’t have kids but these ideas sound fun for me! haha I especially love visiting museums and zoos in places I visit.

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  32. Roby H.
    February 21, 2018

    My business partner lives in London! I was thinking about packing up the kids to go visit him this summer. I still might do that and this would be a ton of fun 🙂

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  33. Michelle Snow
    February 21, 2018

    I love London and there are so many historical and educational places to explore. This is a great list! =)

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  34. Chelsea Elizabeth
    February 21, 2018

    I live in the UK (north east) but have never been to London. It’s in my bucket list. I want to go to London and see a west end show. Something like Cats or Billy Elliot. One day.. hopefully!

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  35. Lisa
    February 22, 2018

    These are great ideas. I can’t wait to visit London!

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  36. Kusum
    February 22, 2018

    London is surely a favorite city! This list is just as great for adults as it is for the kids. Can’t wait to go back with my little one.

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  37. Blair villanueva
    February 22, 2018

    Im not a kid anymore but definitely I would be so thrilled to avail these 10 educational activities in London. Thanks for your tips!

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  38. Nicole Caudle
    February 22, 2018

    This is such a great list. I love being able to incorporate some learning into our family vacations!

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  39. eliza
    February 22, 2018

    Wow! amazing and truly informative getaway – I am more fan of the music and zoo areas – where I can bond with my nieces. Thanks for the suggestions.

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  40. Mira
    February 22, 2018

    So many great options! The London Bridge and the Science museum would be our first choices. You can not visit London and not stop by the London Bridge (hopefully it won’t fall down 😉 – my dear lady)

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  41. Nathan Reid
    February 23, 2018

    That’s a great thing. Aside from visiting London, at the same time, educating kids. I’d love to bring my kids in a zoo too.

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  42. Debbie Lemonte
    February 23, 2018

    The London Bridge experience would be my first pick! I’ve always wanted to visit there.

    PS: Love the list!

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  43. fashionmommy
    February 23, 2018

    London is just a brilliant city with so many things to do. My son loved the transport museum in Covent Garden.

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  44. Carrie
    February 24, 2018

    Awesome post! I did a semester abroad in London and loved it. I don’t have kids yet, but when I do I’ll keep these ides in mind.

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  45. Kartika nair
    February 24, 2018

    These places are really look amazing so much to learn about British culture and history . Kids would really have fun learning more about London .I’ll show these to my neice . Great suggestions 😊

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  46. Berlin
    February 26, 2018

    Love the list. The trip to a museum surely gives a great gist of the history of a place. Love also the trip to the zoo.

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  47. Teodora
    March 8, 2018

    London seems to have much to offer, even more for the kids. It will definitely be the next awesome trip for my family!

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