Schools across the country have broken up this week, and if you’re a parent struggling for ideas of how you can keep your little ones occupied, read on - you might just be inspired.
1. Tower of London
Travel back in time to 1471, the height of the War of the Roses, and see if you have what it takes to become a Knight of the Tower at Knight School. Mastering the art of the sword and range of other new skills might be enough to earn a knighthood!
Nearest tube: Tower Hill
2. Warner Brother’s Studios
Escape the city and enter the wizarding world to discover props and designs used in all eight Harry Potter films. Try a refreshing Butterbeer and marvel at the studios’ newest set, the Gringotts Wizarding Bank.
Nearest tube: Watford Junction, followed by a bus to the Studios
3. Imagine Children’s Festival
The South Bank Centre brings 12 days of the best international performance, music, literature, comedy, creativity, parties, participation and free fun, ideal for children up to 11 years (and their grown-ups!). Featuring Michael Rosen, Cressida Cowell, Dermot O’Leary and Konnie Huq, this is a festival perfect for kids and adults alike.
Nearest tube: Waterloo
4. Shrek’s Adventure
Bringing to life the hilarious world of Shrek with 10 live shows and classic sets from the Dreamworks films, meet all your favourite characters as you embark upon a quest to find Shrek and save Far Far Away.
Nearest tube: Westminster
Blending learning with reality and entertainment, KidZania is an immersive experience allowing children to try their hand at exciting real-life activities. Your child can become a pilot, firefighter or even an award winning dancer as they get a taste of independence.
Nearest tube: Shepherd’s Bush
6. Stay at Corus Hotel Hyde Park
Book a last minute room at Corus Hotel Hyde Park to recharge your batteries and get set for the day ahead with our buffet breakfast.
Nearest station: Lancaster Gate
Corus Hotels were created with the belief that warm, friendly hospitality, personalised experiences & inviting settings are essential to a well-travelled life.
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