Posted on Feb 08, 2013 | Comments 0
As a tourist to London, you might be wondering if there are as many things to do with a toddler as with an adult. The city has many attractions which can make your holiday interesting not just for you but also for your little one. Here is a list of places to see in London with your toddler in tow:
1. London Aquarium
The aquarium has a large collection of fish which toddlers love to watch. They can toddle around free of the pushchair. You can book your tickets online 24 hours ahead to avoid the long queues and what is more get a 10% discount too.
2. The Science Museum
This is an entry free museum and has sections for children of all age groups. For toddlers, head to the basement and the third floor where you have a number of push button activities and things to do with huge bubbles.
3. Coram’s Fields
Located in Central London this is a lovely place for young children to play. It has a paddling pool, picnic spots, a petting zoo and a play area with slides and sandpits. Entry is free.
4. Diana’s Memorial Playground
This is a large playground for children where apart from the regular features of a park you also have activity centers such as a Pirate’s ship, wooden houses and sensory trails to explore. For adults, there is ample seating arrangement and a café too.
5. Museum of Childhood
Dedicated to children alone there are plenty of things for your child to do here. Apart from exhibits and collections, there are activity centers for kids, sessions for storytelling, games and arts. This is also a free entry museum.
6. London Transport Museum
The museum has exhibits of transport from the past and the present. From taxis and trains to tubes, the museum has every kind of transport that London ever had. There are even story telling sessions at scheduled timings.
7. Battersea Park Children’s Zoo
This is a zoo meant for the young. It has many domestic and small wild animals which the children can instantly identify. The zoo has a special animal farm where the children are allowed to pet domestic animals like sheep, rabbits, calves, pigs and the like. There are also pony rides in the zoo. This zoo has an entrance fee but a must visit if your children love animals.
8. Horniman Museum
Located in the southeastern suburbs of London, the museum is located in Forest Hill. It has a decent collection of animals and fish and a musical room for children. This is a fun place to go to when you are done with the rest of London. Though the entry is free, you will need to pay for entry into the aquarium.
This is an indoor place where children can explore secret caves, go on a story trail, enjoy dressing up and witness puppet shows. There is also a Space Garden with special attractions such as a space ship and a monster slide.
10. London Museum
Apart from many other exhibits related to London, there is a young children’s section where toddlers can engage themselves in a 1950’s living room. Children can play there using toys and furniture from the 50s. They also conduct other activities for the children from time to time.
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