We’ve come to the last hoorah of the summer holidays! Here are our fantastic recommendations to do with the kiddos in London before the term kicks off in September.
As the weather is notoriously changeable during August we have a selection of indoor and outdoor activities for you.
Catch Me If You Can
Imagine you’re Tom Cruise making a quick escape on a 225m zip wire in a speedy 30 seconds. Take in the cinematic view of the Thames, Big Ben and the London Eye whilst flying through the sky. They claim to be the longest zip line in Europe and the fastest in the world.
Adults £22.50, students £18.50, children 8+ years £16.50, family ticket £58.95.
Do The Robot
Book tickets to the Science Museum’s Robot Exhibition. Check out the humanoid collection spanning from the 16th century to date, and learn about where, when and why people attempted to build robots.
Tickets are £12.50 including a drink at the Robot Café
Weeeee! - What Goes Up, Must Come Down
Come hurtling down the world’s longest tunnel slide and take in the views if you can keep your eyes open. Designed by the artist Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond, the ArcelorMittal Orbit stands 114.5m tall.
Adults are £12, concessions are £10, children are £6, £32 family ticket (two adults + two children). Book in advance for the following prices £10/£7/£5/£26
Stars In Their Eyes
Learn about how other animals see at the Natural History Museum’s Animal Vision and get creative making your own set of eyes.
Age 5+, £2 drop in
Climb To The Top
Walk up O2 Greenwich. It will be a challenge but so are all things worthwhile. The 360° views at the top serve as a great reminder of how vast and magical London is. You are clipped so it is safe. The walkway is 380 metres long, takes you 52 metres above the ground and takes 90 minutes.
Ages 9+, minimum height of 1.2m. Tickets from £30
Swim Like A Fish
Accessible and affordable to all, the Olympic Pool designed by Zaha Hadid is a beaut. You may even spot Tom Daley there from time. Book yourself into the competition pool while your child has a ball of a time at Aqua Splash, an inflatable obstacle course.
Aqua Splash is 8+ years, £7.50
Mini Golf Adventure
Dragon Quest Adventure Golf is not only child friendly but it caters to the whole family. Enjoy a fun day out in the sun (while it lasts) and follow the luminous dragon foot prints around their exciting course full of twists, turns and surprises.
Under 4s are £3, Under 12s are £6, Ages 12 and over are £8
Now go out there and enjoy the remainder of your British Summer with these Top 7 Fun Activities To Do In August.