Top 10 summer activities for kids



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Discover the best family-friendly events and activities for kids across the summer holidays

Kids at Kew in Summer Kids at Kew in Summer - © RBG Kew

Keep the kids happy this summer holiday and read our list of the best things to do with children in London. Discover the capital's latest attractions, be creative at an art workshop, enjoy a bug's-eye view of a museum or have fun in London's parks and playgrounds.

Family-friendly activities in London this summer

  • 1

    Up at the O2

    The O2

    Get a panoramic view of London as you venture across the roof of the O2, 53 metres above the ground. Age 10+.
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  • 2

    A Cockroach Tour of the Science Museum

    Science Museum

    Gain a new perspective on the museum.
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  • 3

    Kew Gardens

    Kew Gardens

    Clamber up to the 'Treetop Walkway' or sample Kew's indoor and outdoor play areas. Age 3-11.
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  • 4

    Emirates Air Line

    From Jun 28, Emirates Air Line

    Enjoy a taste of the high life on this new cable car.
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  • 5

    Cutty Sark

    Cutty Sark

    Climb aboard the tea clipper to learn about the ship's history and its cargos – from wool to buffalo horns.
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  • 6

    Diana, Princess of Wales' Memorial Playground

    Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Playground

    Explore the teepees and wooden pirate ship at this ever-popular playground. Age 0-12.
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  • 7

    Pollock's Toy Museum

    Pollock's Toy Museum

    Discover quirky games and toys, then spend your pocket money in the museum shop.
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  • 8

    Crystal Palace Park

    Crystal Palace Park

    Hunt for dinosaurs among the trees and around the lake at this south-east London park.
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  • 9

    Warner Bros Studio Tour London: The Making of Harry Potter

    Warner Bros Studio

    Potter around the sets where the blockbuster series was filmed.
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  • 10

    London Duck Tours

    London Duck Tours

    Take the plunge on a tour of London by road and river in an amphibious vehicle.
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