This is the first port of call for any dino fan. The famous Dinosaur Gallery features a triceratops skull and the first T Rex fossil ever found. The NHM shop is also great for gifts, from games and stickers to a cuddly triceratops. Dino Snore (August 12, £60) is a sleepover event that includes a torchlit trail and a dinosaur T-shirt making workshop.
Cromwell Rd. South Kensington tube.
As part of Nomad Cinema’s summer season, gasp at Steven Spielberg’s classic 1993 dinosaur adventure while sitting under the stars. Pack a picnic, but be warned: roast chicken has been known to attract velociraptors.
Bushy Park. Sat Aug 27. £15, £7.50 children. PG rating.
It requires strong nerves to sink a shot under the steely gaze of a big lizard, but that’s the challenging appeal of this 18-hole course. Mini-McIlroys can play among waterfalls, prehistoric caves and a host of dinosaurs roaring their approval.
World of Golf London. From £9, £7 children.
Amble among the 30 full-scale dinosaur statues which have graced Crystal Palace Park since 1854. Mini-palaeontologists will enjoy spotting how much they differ from today’s more accurate renderings.
Crystal Palace Overground.
The West End may not seem an obvious place to find a stegosaurus, but there’s dinosaur decor by artist Jay Jay Burridge at Jamie Oliver’s dino-themed diner. Fare is classic American: burgers and pecan pie.
21 Shaftesbury Avenue. Piccadilly Circus tube.
There’s plenty of roaring, clawing and tail-thrashing going down here, thanks to 32 life-sized animatronic dinosaurs. Take the Jurassic River Ride, hop on the Dino Safari and get up close for that all important selfie with a ’saurus. Gulliver’s Land.
Milton Keynes Central rail. £9.95, children under 90cm free.
From aahs at the sight of a cute baby triceratops to aarghs at a giant T Rex, kids will be thrilled by this interactive stage show with nifty animatronics plus some mega dino dung.
Rose Theatre. Kingston rail. Jul 30-Aug 1.
Read our full guide to the summer hols
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 totally sorted. Let the younger ones go wild at a city farm, send your teens to swot up at one of London's top museums, or take your pick of our favourite family-friendly events going on in the capital.