London is one of the most loved destinations by families from around the world. Both parents and kids really enjoy the kid’s friendly events, as well as experiences, attractions and excursions that can be enjoyed together as a family. This is what makes London exclusive and loved by families who come here for vacations.
When you are travelling to this buzzing and vibrant city with your family and kids, you must book yourself a comfortable and luxurious stay in the heart of the city. This will make your vacation smooth as most the London happenings take place in the central part of the city. The most ideal place to stay on a family vacation are the London City Suites by Montcalm. It is close to prime tube connections that make commuting with kids and family super-smooth and easy.
If you are planning a family vacation to London in 2018 with your kids and family, here’s a list of fun events you must attend.
‘Dinosaurs in the Wild’ (until 31 July 2018)
Dinosaurs fascinate both kids and adults alike. If you and your family fancy dinosaurs then this event is for you. Taking you back millions of years back, the immersive and thrilling experience will leave you stunned and amused. Here you will encounter Tyrannosaurus, Triceratops, hatching of baby dinosaurs, 3D displays, theme park, virtual action, theatre and more. The whole experience takes 70-90 minutes. This event is recommended for children above 5 years accompanied by their parents.
Event Name: Dinosaurs in the Wild
Where: West Parkside (Junction of John Harrison Way), Greenwich Peninsula. London SE10.
Open: Monday- Thursday
Tickets: Available online
How to get here: 10-minutes’ walk from the North Greenwich underground station or North Greenwich Pier.
Reach the venue by MBNA Thames Clippers riverboats.
4-minutes’ walk from the Emirates Air Line cable car.
‘Century of the Child: Nordic Design for Children 1900 to Today’, V&A Museum of Childhood (30 March-2 September 2018)
Tracing the history of furniture designed for children since the 1900s, this educational and informative V&A exhibition is a must see. Featuring creative displays from LEGO, IKEA and other popular brands you can witness how kid’s stuff is designed and inspired.
Where: V&A Museum in South Kensington
Address: V&A Museum of Childhood, Cambridge Heath Road, London E2; V&A Cromwell Road, London SW7
Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre (17 May-15 September 2018)
One of the most popular summer attractions in London, here you can enjoy the best plays by Shakespeare in an open-air theatre and in the heart of the lush green Regent’s Park. This years plays include works by the bard and more family friendly shows.
Where: Regents Park
How to get here: A short walk from the Baker Street Underground Station.
Tickets: Available online.
Paul Simon ‘Homeward Bound: The Farewell Performance’ (15 July 2018)
The best place to enjoy some awesome music concerts that too outdoors in the beauty and heart of the iconic Hyde Park, this event is a must attend. Enjoy a bunch of popular stars playing your favourite songs here.
Where: British Summer Time, Hyde Park London W2
Notting Hill Carnival (25-27 August 2018)
This is a much awaited each year in London. Celebrating the Caribbean culture on the August bank holiday with steel band floats, dancers, music, colourful decorations, jerk chicken, drinks and more fun thinks that place in this street party. The Notting Hill’s vibrant carnival is a must witness with your friends and family. In this area you will also find a great selection of restaurants in London City.
Where: Notting Hill, London W10and W11.
‘Hogwarts in the Snow’ (17 November 2018-27 January 2019)
Calling all Harry Potter fans to witness the magical world of Harry Potter beautifully covered in snow. Here you, your kids and the entire family will have a spectacular and memorable time together.
Where: Warner Bros. Studio Tour London- The Making of Harry Potter