50 idea of places to visit with the kids!

At this time of the year everyone is looking for great things to do with the kids, so I thought I’d list some places which we have visited, which may give you ideas.


Tried and tested

    • Maritime museum – Greenwich. Fantastic play area for the kids and it’s free!

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    • London transport museum more information of my previous post.
    • Trip on the Thames clipper
    • Mudchute farm– Free, v close to the DLR station.
    • Oxlea woods– we always have such a great time wandering around the woods!
    • Museum of childhood– free museum, interactive and free story telling and craft sessions.
    • London Zoo– quite expensive but we use our Tesco clubcard points or 241 with a train ticket.
    • Science Museum– fab free museum, we love the Garden!
    • National history museum– Especially good if you have a child who loves Dinosaurs!
    • Southbank– we always have a great time wandering along the Southbank lots to see, in the summer there is a sandpit too!
    • Cutty Sak – lots of fun exploring the ship!

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    • Hornimans museum– New dinosaur exhibition.
    • Museum of London– Tom enjoys the mini section about the Great fire of London!
    • Museum of London Docklands– free, mini play area worth a visit if you are in the area.
    • Theatre trip– always a treat!
    • Princess Diana memorial playground– Hyde park. Really lovely play park
    • Greenwich park– always lovely for an explore, scoot or picnic.
    • Beach Blackheath at the Conservatoire- make sure you order a brownie
    • Dulwich park– lovely park.
    • Bowling!
    • Planetarium– Greenwich. Book in advance, different shows for different age groups.
    • Trip to the cinema
    • Discover children’s story centre, Stratford. Wonderful museum- more information on previous post.
    • Wetland centre– We have visited London and Arundel, both lovely to explore! 241 with train ticket.

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    • London eye-241 with a train ticket.
    • Aquarium – it is great but expensive, we used our tesco clubcard points
    • Emirate Cable car – fun experience!
    • Kew gardens – lovely day out
    • St James park – my favourite park in London
    • Battersea park zoo – lots to do and explore!
    • Queen Elizabeth Olympic park – lovely play parks!
    • Coram fields – useful little park to know of if you are in the area!
    • Crystal palace park – Dinosaurs and little farm!

On the list to visit

  • Tower of London (Kids under 5 are free! 241 with train ticket)
  • Diggerland
  • Lullingstone Country park This has been recommend to us, so I am looking forward to visiting soon.

Further afield

Tried and tested

  • Godstone farm (Surrey) – fantastic farm, loads to see and lots of play areas! Highly recommended!
  • Barry island (South Wales)- Beautiful sandy beach, I was not expecting that!!!
  • Legoland (Berkshire)- Amazing, too much for just one day! Expensive so find a deal before you go!

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  • Whitstable (Kent)- beautiful beach!
  • Brighton (Sussex)- love Brighton!
  • Groomsbridge (Kent)- we really loved this place, lots to explore, really want to visit again!
  • Bedgebury Pinetum (Kent)- We did the Gruffalo hunt here, great fun!
  • Drucillas park (Sussex)– Hello Kitty and Thomas the tank, say no more!
  • Parc Cardiff – all weather playground.
  • Mayfield Lavender field (Surrey)- so beautiful to walk in the lavender! photo
  • Monkey world (Dorset)- lovely to see a great variety of monkey’s!
  • Crich tramway village (Derbyshire)– great day out travelling on different trams!
  • Trentham monkey forest (Staffordshire) – Really fab up close view of the monkeys!
  • Techiquest (Cardiff) Welsh Science museum- so much interactive stuff to do!
  • Queen Elizabeth country park (Hampshire) – Beautiful park to explore.
  • Ride on a steam train – we have done this in Norfolk and Staffordshire.

Wow, this list certainly grew as I wrote this and remembered the wonderful places we are fortunate enough to visit! What a wonderful country we live in! Where is your favourite place to visit? Where should I visit next? xxx

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3 Responses to 50 idea of places to visit with the kids!

  1. What a fantastic list 🙂


  2. Lovemetoo says:

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