Summer holidays in London

Keep the kids entertained with these failsafe 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 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 from July 14-September 2 2018. For more inspiration, check out our bumper collection of 101 things to do in London with kids and keep them busy all year round. 

Our summer holiday London highlights

‘Incredibles 2’
Film

‘Incredibles 2’

Pixar’s most spirited sequel since ‘Toy Story 3’

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
‘Scoop: A Wonderful Ice Cream World’
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‘Scoop: A Wonderful Ice Cream World’

Exhibition dedicated to all things ice cream

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1 out of 5 stars
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‘Sea Creatures’
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‘Sea Creatures’

Models of the ocean’s most iconic marine life

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‘Gangsta Granny’

‘Gangsta Granny’

Great stage adaptation of David Walliams’s book

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
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Zip Now London
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Zip Now London

The longest and fastest city zip line in the world

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4 out of 5 stars
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‘Sensational Butterflies’
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‘Sensational Butterflies’

The Natural History Museum's butterfly house returns

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
Users say
4 out of 5 stars
DC Exhibition: ‘Dawn of the Super Heroes’
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DC Exhibition: ‘Dawn of the Super Heroes’

Exhibition for comic book buffs

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Quentin Blake: ‘Voyages to the Moon and to the Sun’
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Quentin Blake: ‘Voyages to the Moon and to the Sun’

Blake’s illustrations for the French literary classic

FIND MORE THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN THE CITY

Outdoor fun for kids this summer

Lidos and outdoor swimming pools
Things to do

Lidos and outdoor swimming pools

Escape the summer heat with the dip in the open air

Major parks to explore in London
Things to do

Major parks to explore in London

Take the little ones for a picnic in one of London's green spots

City farms in London
Things to do

City farms in London

It's baby animal season!

Outdoor activities for kids
Kids

Outdoor activities for kids

From adventure playgrounds to bouncy boat trips

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Indoor fun for kids this summer

Top ten children's theatre shows this summer
Theatre

Top ten children's theatre shows this summer

There are shows for kids of all ages on in London over the school holidays

Top ten museums for kids
Museums

Top ten museums for kids

London's museums put loads of effort into making their exhibits accessible to children

More family-friendly things to do

101 things to do in London with kids
Kids

101 things to do in London with kids

Discover the best things to do with children in the city

Free things to do with kids in London
Kids

Free things to do with kids in London

Grab a packed lunch and leave your purse at home

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