Summer holidays in London

Keep the kids entertained all summer long with our fail-safe ideas for things to do over the school holidays




Six weeks is a long time to keep anyone entertained, let alone your toughest critics. Don't panic, though, we've got this year's school summer holidays (Wed Jul 23 – Sun Aug 31 2014) sorted. Let the younger ones run wild at the zoo, send your teens to swot up at a museum or sit back and relax with a film for all the family.

  1. Eltham Palace Off Court Rd, SE9 5QE
  2. Sun Jul 27 - Tue Jul 29
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  1. Whitechapel Gallery 77-82 Whitechapel High St, E1 7QX
  2. Until Sun Aug 31
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  1. London Wonderground Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, SE1 8XX
  2. Sun Jul 27 - Sun Sep 7
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  1. Natural History Museum Cromwell Road, SW7 5BD
  2. Tue Jul 22 - Sun Sep 7
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More ideas for the school holidays

Explore the great outdoors

Not all of London's fun is found inside. Here are the ten best outside events for children this summer.

What's on in the West End?

Here are our recommendations for theatre that will suit the very little ones, the nearly big ones, and the grown ups.

Catch the latest movies

Keep the little ones quiet at your local cinema. Find the best new movie releases for kids in the capital here.

Have fun at a festival

For great food, great entertainment and all-round great family fun, head to one of the capital's festivals.

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  1. Outer Circle, Regent's Park, NW1 4RY
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  1. Buckingham Palace Rd, SW1A 1AA
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  1. Tower Hill, EC3N 4AB
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  1. King William Walk, SE10 9HT
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  1. Cambridge Heath Rd, E2 9PA
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  1. Covent Garden Piazza, WC2E 7BB
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  1. Cromwell Rd, SW7 5BD
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  1. 150 London Wall, EC2Y 5HN
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