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Dalston Children's Festival
Andrew Woollard

Great events families can tap into with public transport

Note: all events referred to in this feature have now passed

By Time Out in association with Transport for London

If you’ve ticked off everything in our guide to secret London for families, try these great kid-friendly events happening in the capital right now. As with our secret picks, all events are located in Zones 2–6 and happening during off-peak hours, meaning families can take advantage of TfL’s great-value fares. 

Remember to check TfL Journey Planner before you travel.
When the British summer is at its best, remember to carry a bottle of water with you while you make your journey, and use sunscreen with high SPF for kids!


David Potter

Get there for just £1.50

Yep, TfL’s off-peak fares mean travelling in the summer holidays doesn’t have to break the bank.

Off-peak fares apply on weekdays before 6.30am, between 9.30am and 3.59pm, and after 7pm, plus all day at weekends and bank holidays. Fare shown is for an adult off-peak pay as you go journey not going via Zone 1 on Tube, DLR and most London Overground services. Always touch in and out with the same card or device to pay the right fare. To check your fare, search TfL Single Fare Finder.

And let's not forget the bus or tram! The Hopper Fare lets you take unlimited bus or tram journeys anytime, anywhere within one hour for just £1.50.

Got kids? 

Children under five travel free. With a Zip Oyster photocard, five- to ten-year-olds can travel free on all TfL services, while 11- to 15-year-olds can travel free on buses and trams and travel at half the adult rate on all other TfL services.
Apply for a Zip Oyster photocard today by going to


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