Some Free Things To Do In London With Kids 2018
You might think that London is not a very child-friendly city but you’d be wrong. You may also think of London as an expensive city. Wrong again! There is always something going on for children and families and there are plenty of free things to do for children in London too. There’s Free Tube Travel for Children for a start and an incredible array of free museums, galleries, and attractions for kids of all ages to enjoy. The 100+ Free Things to Do in London has more ideas if you tick off all the suggestions below.Some Free Things To Do In London With Kids 2018This museum gives you a reason to visit the London Docklands and see the contrast between the old and new architecture. The museum is housed in a 200-year-old warehouse and tells the story of London’s history as a port. There are free activity packs from reception and the Mudlarks play area for under 12s is free and fantastic. Everything is themed around life in the London docks so the big kids can weigh cargo or load a tea clipper while the small kids get to crawl around with large foam bananas and a London bus, plus they can pretend to drive a DLR train.Coram’s Fields is a unique seven-acre playground and park for children in central London. It is free to use and provides a safe and stimulating environment where children can play freely. Adults are only permitted with a child and there is always staff available to ensure all is well.The nearby Foundling Museum is always free for children and free for adults accompanying children during all Family Fun activities. Family Fun takes place in the Foundling Museum Education Center on the first Saturday of every month and is suitable for children aged 3-12 unless otherwise stated.This bronze statue of Peter Pan is located in Kensington Gardens, next to Hyde Park. The exact spot was chosen by Peter Pan’s author, J.M. Barrie. Barrie lived close to Kensington Gardens and published his first Peter Pan story in 1902 using the park for inspiration. In his Peter Pan tale, The Little White Bird, Peter flies out of his nursery and lands beside the Long Water lake, on the spot where the statue now stands.The Science Museum is one of the big three museums in South Kensington (the other two are the Natural History Museum and the V&A). The Science Museum was founded with objects that were on display at the 1851 Great Exhibition but now has the latest technology to help visitors of all ages learn about science. Kids aged 3 to 6 will squeal with delight in the ‘Garden’ in the basement with water-based, construction and sensory experiences. 5-8 year-olds will enjoy the ‘Pattern Pod’ where they can create patterns in many different ways, and the ‘Launchpad’ gallery runs hands-on activities every day. Bigger kids will love the IMAX cinema and the shop is outstanding.This large, safe, outdoor play area is truly outstanding. The Diana Memorial Playground in Kensington Gardens, next to Kensington Palace, the former home of Diana Princess of Wales, is a fabulous children’s playground for kids up to 12 years. It’s dominated by a large pirate ship which children can climb all over. There’s also a sensory trail, areas for climbing and exploring as well as swings and slides. A staff is on site at all times and no adults can enter without children (just as at Coram’s Fields). There’s a cafe and clean toilets so you can stay for a while. On busy days numbers are restricted so you may need to wait to get in but outside the school holidays, it’s easy to access.