Out & About | Summer Holidays in London 2018

The Summer Holidays are once again creeping up on us, in fact we know some schools are breaking up this week. Which means it’s time for our round up of activities that are on during the holiday. What are your plans for the Summer hols? Maybe you can help us add to this list.. 

If you’re short of ideas check out this great article by Hoop (here), it features 17 Unmissable free London Events this Summer. With  events, workshops and classes it’s a very useful article.

In this feature today, we’re thinking BIG trips out in London, a few that you’ve possibly not heard about before..

The Magic Garden at Hampton Court Palace 

The recently opened Magic Garden is a great new attraction for families at Hampton Court Palace. “Come face to face with mysterious mythical beasts, storm the battlements, besiege the towers and explore the secret grotto in this magical children’s playground. The Magic Garden at Hampton Court provides a new and unique way for your family to explore the palace’s past”. The Magic Garden includes sand play, water play, and a range of play equipment!

Admission to this children’s playground and garden is included with your Hampton Court Palace admission ticket. Find out more info here.

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Monster River Trail with Thames Clippers. Thames Clippers have a trail to follow this summer to celebrate the release of Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation.

  • Pick up a Monster River Trail leaflet at one of our manned piers* or download here.
  • Follow the trail at our participating piers as marked on the map, where Drac and the gang await you with clues to answer the trail clues correctly.
  • You will need to answer at least three questions (any three out of a total of eight) correctly, to be in with a chance of winning a family holiday for four to Tenerife, or one of 20 Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation goody bags!

Sounds fun – plus Under 5’s travel for free on Thames Clippers as standard. 

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Dinosaur World Live

We’ve had many dinosaur crazy little ones in our care over the years, and this might just be the perfect trip for a dinosaur fan – Dinosaur World Live is on at the Open Air Theatre are Regent’s Park this Summer (14 August-9 September 2018). It’s aimed at children aged 3 plus, as the dinosaurs are remarkably life like!  Find out more here. Tickets are £16.50.

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The Castle Climb Centre, Stoke Newington

Do you have some little monkeys at home? I certainly have a little tree climber! We think this is the perfect place for children to exert some energy, and climb in a safe environment. We think the Castle looks like a great option for climbing because it has an outdoor climbing area too, or perhaps if the weather stays this hot, you’d prefer your children to climb inside. Find out more here.

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Underbelly Festival Southbank

The Udderbelly Festival returns for the 10th year this year, and there’s a host of performances for families. We particularly like the sound of Monski Mouse’s Baby Disco Dance Hall. Open until 30 Sep 2018. Find out more here.

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What are your plans for over the summer? We’ll have more ideas for you very soon!

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