Fun family activities
For a memorable family getaway head to London and enjoy historical sights and fantastic seasonal events to keep you and the kids entertained. Our central London hotels have a variety of room options to suit everyone.
The Tower of London, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has almost 1000 years of tales to tell.
Marvel at the Crown Jewels, the ravens, Bloody Tower, Medieval Palace, battlements and an incredible collection of armoury in the White Tower.
Discover the many roles the Tower played throughout the centuries – from medieval palace and fortress to infamous prison and execution site.
Discover the stories behind the Whitechapel Murders which are still one of the greatest unsolved murder mysteries. It is also one of the most fascinating and blood-thirsty tales you will ever hear from 1888.
Get your detective suit on and experience 19th Century East End, London. Can you help solve these gruesome crimes?
Horrible Histories proudly presents a brand-new brilliant tour: Horrible Histories Live Onboard - Terrible Thames!
Take a dive into the stories of King Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, Julius Caesar, the Duke of Wellington, Queen Boudicca, Jack the Ripper and Captain Kidd, in this history of the Thames with the nasty bits left in!
This Halloween, delve into the ancient capital’s most horrible history at the London Dungeon - a walk-through experience that re-creates scenes from London’s scary past.
You'll have a close shave with Fleet Street barber Sweeney Todd, investigate the mysterious identity of Jack the Ripper and discover the dreadful secrets of the torture chamber. Not for the faint-hearted!
Everything that you see is based on real historical events from Jack the Ripper, to the Great Fire of London, torture and the plague. With 3 scary rides the London Dungeon provides a thrilling and fun experience that will leave your family screaming for more!
Remember to book your tickets in advance.
Star in your very own crazy adventure to the Kingdom of Far Far Away surrounded by Shrek and his fairytale friends. You’ll experience 10 themed shows, along with a good dose of Donkey’s cheekiness, some amazing Dreamworks animation and of course, captivating storytelling.
Meet everyone from Princess Fiona, Puss in Boots, ‘Gingy’ the Gingerbread man, to Pinocchio and the Three Little Pigs.
Yes, even shopping can be an adventure and provide hours of entertainment for your little ones this Half Term.
Create your own Lego portrait in Lego’ flagship store. Step into the magical world of Hamleys. Or explore the colourful chocolate-filled wonderland with a visit to M&M’s World in Leicester Square.
For some real, live animal fun this autumn, head to the ‘Tropics’ at the London Zoo, the closest Underground station being Camden Town.
Meet one of their BIGGEST trio in their cosy new home. Dolly, Polly and Priscilla, their massive Galápagos tortoises. Forget about the cooler weather, instead explore the largest living rainforest in the UK, right here in London where you can meet the sloths and feed the monkeys!
Enjoy a wonderful matinee performance at one of the many London Theatres. Sing-a-long with Frozen, have a spoon full of sugar with Mary Poppins, or be swept away with the chorus of the Lion King. There is something for every age and taste in London’s theatreland this half term!
Have your kids ever dreamt of becoming a fireman, a doctor or a world-famous actor?
KidZania is the UK’s first educational entertainment experience where children can learn about real-life jobs in a fun and safe environment. Watch the excitement on their faces as they become a radio DJ, dentist or policeman.
Hours of imaginative play is available at Westfield, Shepherds Bush.