As we get deeper into the summer holidays the lack of routine and siblings spending lots of time together can create more than a little fractiousness. For us parents, as much as we love our cherubs, it can be a bit of a nightmare! So, I thought I’d pull together a list of some things to do with kids this summer, all in and around our fair city.
Have you ever taken your children for a special afternoon tea? If you’re looking for something a little out of the ordinary, you may find this one, the perfect accompaniment to a trip to the Science Museum. The Science Afternoon Tea is at the Ampersand Hotel and has options for various dietary needs including vegan and gluten-free.
Speaking of the Science Museum, timing is perfect to visit for the Summer of Space Festival, celebrating space exploration, including the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.
Personally, I think this is a must see and you don’t have to be a science buff to appreciate all that’s featured in the festival. You can find out more here.
For an adrenaline-fueled adventure, how about a super-fast zipline thrill-ride? It’s for adults and children 8 years and above, 225 metres at 50 KPH should put some colour in your cheeks! Check out Zip Now, the fastest city centre zipline in the world, here.
I also found this lovely link which offers 7 alternative or unusual day trips featuring lighthouses, windmills, haunted caves and much more. And all in London!
For something more sedate, why not simply take in the majestic London parks? If you venture west, you can also take in Chiswick House and Grounds, Kew Gardens, Richmond Park and Bushy Park. It’s fair to say there’s no shortage of green and open spaces to enjoy!
Lastly, it’s just good to hang out and make the most of what we have on our doorsteps. It’s amazing how many things to do we have close by which we don’t fully explore and experience. Sometimes, the best thing we can give our kids is our time and attention.
As I’m often reminded, enjoy them while they’re young because they grow up all too quickly.
Wishing you the best of summer breaks.