School’s finally out for summer, which means six weeks of keeping the kids entertained, whatever the weather. Luckily, there’s plenty going on in the capital to keep youngsters happy, from kid-friendly theatre to fun-but-educational exhibitions at the city’s top museums. Have a browse through our roundup of the best family-friendly events London has to offer from July 19-September 2 2019.
For inspiration that’ll keep you going through the summer holidays and beyond, check out our whopping list of 101 things to do in London with kids to fill your free time and weekends all year round.
The best of summer 2019 for kids
Our summer holiday London highlights
Craft and Graft: Making Science Happen
Ever wondered how a science lab manages to breed, feed and store a million fruit flies for experiments? Well, prepared to be amazed. The Crick Institute is offering up a behind-the-scenes look at the methods and people driving the latest scientific advances. And it's not just flies either, with the lid lifted on laser guides, cell growers and tech fixers too.
Lego lovers can get a first look at the Horniman Museum’s Brick Wonders exhibition, which kicks off on the first day of half-term. There are about 50 Lego models on display – that’s about half a million bricks if you’re counting – covering everything from ancient pyramids to the International Space Station. There are interactive play areas and a mini-cinema showing LEGO animation shorts, and you can buy a combi ticket if you fancy ticking off the aquarium and Butterfly House while you’re here.