London with children: What to do for free

Visiting London with children is definitely a wise option, as the British capital offers a wide range of things to do and visit with children, and many of them are free.

If you come at Christmas, Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park will make you dream, with the Christmas market and the many attractions; and in summer, in London the parks give life to plays, shows, performances and fairs that are a must.

London with children for free

London is a city where there are many things to do with children.

  • Stroll through the parks: London has numerous parks where we can find activities for children. Especially the parks in the center Hyde Park, Green Park and St. James’s Park, are the best known and in addition to walking and seeing all the ducks and other birds in the lakes, you can see the squirrels run and even if they dare , feed them by hand. So dads, be prepared with nuts! In Hyde Park, the Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Playground stands out.
  • Rental bikes: If your children are over 14 years old, you can also think about taking a rental bike (free for 30 minutes) to ride around one of the parks.
  • Visit the most famous toy store in the United Kingdom: The famous Hamley’s toy store is located on Regent Street, in central London. The impressive 6-storey toy store will leave you speechless. More information: Hamley’s
  • Visit a museum with free admission: Who said that museums are boring? Depending on the age and interests of your children, London has many impressive museums , where admission is free and where we can also guarantee that they will not be bored. The most recommended to visit with children are:
    • Science Museum: The science museum is ideal to go with the most curious children, they will find games and a multitude of activities to entertain themselves with.
    • Natural History Museum: The natural history museum is one of our favourites, especially the dinosaur room, but it is easy to get lost in this fantastic museum for an entire day!
    • Victoria and Albert Museum of Childhood: This museum allows us to admire a wide collection of toys dating back to 1872. It also offers numerous activities for the smallest of the family. The only drawback is that it is a bit far from the center and you will have to go by public transport or taxi.
  • Visit an urban farm: London’s urban farms are free to enter and are kid-friendly. We recommend Hackney City Farm : A free admission farm in zone 2 of London, near the Broadway market in Hackney and the Regent’s Canal , ideal for spending a day in this area.
  • Free Workshops at Somerset House: Free workshops for children ages 6-12 on Saturday afternoons. Check their official website for more information: somerset house
  • Kew Gardens: Although adults have to pay admission to enter the Royal Botanic Gardens in London, children under 17 enter free. Here you will find gardens and parks and activities to spend a whole day with the children. More information: Kew Gardens

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