Top things to do with kids for October Half term in London
Looking for half-term things to do in London this autumn? Look no further! Discover fun things to do in London with children and join the Tootbus Kids Tour to enjoy London’s finest attractions on our bus tours!
SEA LIFE London
Situated just next to the London Eye, SEA LIFE London is visited by families from all over the world who flock to see nearly 5,000 amazing sea creatures in action. From jellyfish, penguins, rays and sharks to the interactive rockpool where you can touch starfish, sea anemones and crabs, the aquarium is sure to leave your children wide-eyed for hours.
How to get there?
Yellow route: hop off at stop #3 London Eye.
Blue route: hop off at stop #18 Westminster Bridge.
Treat the kids to a day at the zoo where they can see all of their favourite animals up close! The ZSL London Zoo promises to be a great day out for the whole family. Centrally located in Regents Park, the London Zoo is easy to reach and lots of fun to explore.
Stroll through the spider exhibit, get closer to lemurs than ever before or venture into the Land of the Lions. There are plenty of talks, shows and animal feedings throughout the day as well as an animal trail and children’s playground.
With so much to see and do, the London Zoo is one of the great things to do in London during half-term.
Do you want to have lunch at one of the most famous family restaurants in London?
Located right in the heart of the West End at Piccadilly Circus, Jungle Cave (initially known as Rainforest Café) offers an enchanting experience suitable for all ages.
Step inside a captivating Amazon rainforest ambiance for a delicious family meal. Decorated throughout with jungle foliage and animatronics, there is even a thunder and lightning storm, waterfalls, animatronics to entertain everyone.
The A-La-Carte Menu for Adults offers a choice of American and International cuisine. The Kids Menu includes a choice of burger, pizza, chicken, pasta or hotdog from £14.90. Or, go for the Total Explorer Menu for £17.90 which includes a main, dessert, soft drink and a wild gift.
How to get there?
Yellow route: hop off at stop #1 Coventry Street.
Blue route: hop off at stop #21 Piccadilly.
The Natural History Museum
If you’ve yet to discover just how amazing the Natural History Museum (NHM) is, this half term is your chance to put it right!
If your children are into natural wonders, then why not let them be scientists for the day at the NHM’s science centre? This hands-on experience will let them discover hundreds of real-life specimens, with Science Educators on hand to guide them along the way.
Throughout half term, you can also see what’s on and catch the latest events and exhibits in the museum. These are designed to be immersive experiences which capture the imagination of your little ones and allow them to explore the science for themselves.
How to get there?
Blue route: Hop off at stop #25 Museums
Explore London’s Parks
With over 35,000 acres of public parks in addition to woodlands and gardens, London is one of the greenest capital cities in the world. Discover one of the top 20 parks in London for a wonderful day outdoors.
A visit to Hyde Park, for example, provides plenty of half-term activities in London that children will love. You can hire pedal boats on the Serpentine, paddle in the Royal Diana Memorial Fountain, tackle adventure play parks and much, much more.
If you are looking for more things to do with kids in London during half-term, discover our selection of the best London museums for kids.