When it comes to visiting London with your family, finding the attractions which’ll satisfy all ages can often be difficult. When you have an entire family to cater for, your options are strangely both limited and broad. Finding the perfect accommodation like the Park Grand Paddington is only the first of many decisions you’ll have to make as the person burdened with the role of official trip planner.
First off is finding those tourist attractions which will wow the whole family, which is no mean feat. Considering the amount on offer in London, it’s easy to become overly picky which is why we’ve rounded up some of the most crowd-pleasing options.
Harry Potter World
Based in Leavesden at the Warner Brother Studios just outside of London, the Making of Harry Potter Tour will give fans an in depth look into the making fo the films. This includes tours around authentic sets including Diagon Alley, Dumbledore’s Office and even Privet Drive, quenching Potterheads of all ages thirst for more Harry.
This charming theme park is based in Windsor and is a guaranteed family pleasing day out. With plenty of Lego gifts to please the kids and a vast array of rides to get that adrenaline rushing as well as cuteness oozing, you can be sure that Lego Land will bring out the child in all of us. Watch out for the dazzling Lego recreations of landscapes such as Paris, New York and London.
Based on Westminster Bridge Road in the heart of the city, Shrek’s Adventure consists of a 4D movie and an interactive tour of many set pieces from the film series. Be prepared to meet characters old and new on this fun story based tour as you are led by Donkey through a diverse range of environments.
Where would a trip to London be without a spot of shopping? The best places to accommodate to all ages on a shopping trip is by visiting Oxford Circus, Covent Garden or one of the two Westfield Shopping centres. Here you can find a great range of high street fashion brands and designer wear as well as an array of souvenir opportunities from your stay in the city.
If there’s one thing that kids love, it’s a good sunny day and a fun green park. Luckily London has swathes of green spaces for you to bring the family. Whether you’re looking for a calm garden café or a tree to climb, there’s always somewhere in the city. The best places to start would be Hyde Park, with its Diana Memorial Playground close by to a great café for the parents, whilst the Olympic Park promises water based fun, adventure playgrounds and is in close vicinity to the leisure centre opportunities of the Olympic Park. On top of this, check out the wide range of outdoor Lidos for those extra hot days.
One of the prime hotspots for all-inclusive family fun is Museum row in South Kensington. Here you can find the Victoria and Albert Museum, Science Museum and Natural History Museum and their collective ranges of Dinosaur animatronics, interactive science and absorbing history to draw in and dazzle all ages.