Autumn is the time when families come together, in part because it’s too cold outside for anything else! Rather than be content with everyone being under the same roof, however, it’s time to take it one step further. Autumn is the perfect time for families to come together, and if you need any help on activities to do, look no further than our top five below.
1. Take Them to the Museum
London is one of the best places in the world to enjoy museums and galleries. Not only are they some of the oldest and have some of the most comprehensive collections from their time as head of an Empire, but they are also free to go. The only exception is the small, privately owned museums, but even then their entrance costs average at around £5. Take your children through any of these museums, and you can have fun, learn, and enjoy a nice cosy time indoors.
2. Enjoy an Ice Skating Day Out
The latter half of autumn is when Christmas starts to rear its head in London. One of the best parts about this season is the ice rinks that are set up outside some of the city’s greatest landmarks. At the end of your day at the Natural History Museum, or the V&A or Science Museum, you can go and skate outside one of the most magical buildings in London.
3. Night at the Theatre
The theatre is a magical place where stories unfold on stage. From serious dramas to colourful and exciting musicals, there is something for everyone. West End shows for kids are the perfect family night out and a great tradition to start. You have your choice from musicals for toddlers, smash time hits like Wicked or the Lion King, and even more serious plays for when your children get older. With old-time favourites and new plays being featured every year, you will never run out of plays and musicals to enjoy.
4. See Some Animals in London
Children love animals, and in London, there are plenty of opportunities to see a variety of wildlife first hand. You can go to the:
· Petting Farm
There are a variety of petting farms throughout London. A great option is the Hackney City Farm.
· London Zoo
London Zoo, located in Regent’s Park, is the world’s oldest scientific zoo. It is almost 200 years old, and a great way to spend a day with your children.
· Sea Life Aquarium
Just on the other side of the Thames from the Palace of Westminster and next to the London Eye is London’s aquarium, perfect for showing your kids life underwater.
5. Break Out of an Escape Room
Escape Rooms became popular a few years ago, but that doesn’t make them any less fun. Great for family bonding time, there is a variety of different companies hosting escape experiences throughout London. Work together to solve puzzles, and finish the day off with a great meal!
There are so many things to do, so pick out the best ones for your family and try to make them into a tradition.