The arrival of Summer Holiday is always a welcoming break from School for kids. However, as parents, the challenge is on to keep the kids away from i pads and video games when the sun is out.
So to make your Summer a little easier, we’ve come up with 10 free ways to keep your kids learning and entertained over Summer as part of a 4 part series.
Part 1: LONDON
OUR TOP 10
1. Visit the Science Museum
Take a trip to the science museum and educate yourselves! Learn about the world of science from the professionals and have some fun too. Make sure you visit the water play area located inside, that is an interactive space designed for children aged 3-6 years old to learn about water properties of sinking and floating and shadows and reflections.
Find out more at: http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/
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2. Explore Golders hill park and zoo
Take a picnic to the park and spend the day visiting the owls, coati and even the lemurs! This is a fun day out on a sunny day for all the family to enjoy!
3. Watch the pelicans being fed in St. James park
Take a walk to Buckingham palace and watch the pelicans being fed between 2.30 and 3pm in St. James park.
4. Go pond dipping at Camley Street natural park
Take your kids to go pond dipping and see what they can find in the two-acre nature reserve in the center of London. Make sure you visit the viewpoint, a floating platform with peep holes to take a sneaky peak into the world inside the pond.
5. Check out Coram’s Fields Playground
Coram’s field is open to under 16’s for a fun day out packed full of activities and new experiences all free of charge. Make sure you visit the adventure play area, the sandpits and the paddling pool!
Find out more at: http://www.coramsfields.org/
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6. Take a trip to Mudchute Farm
Take a trip to Mudchute farm and visit all the animals, they even have llama’s and alpaca’s!
Find out more at: http://www.mudchute.org/
7. Make your own temporary sculpture at Liminal, Tate modern
At the Tate Modern they are encouraging families to take part in a series of family workshops around Liminal. Boost your child’s creativity with a fun day out at the gallery and broaden your imagination!
Find out more at: http://bit.ly/2an9e5k
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8. Test out the giant slides in Victoria park
Visit the giant slides in Victoria park for endless fun of running up and sliding down! Perfect for all ages.
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9. Explore the Grant Museum
Explore zoology at the Grant Museum! Discover a natural world and take part in family activities to uncover fossils and find all sorts of exciting new things!
Find out more at: http://bit.ly/2aHgWX5
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10. The alligators mouth book shop
Educate your children at the Alligator’s mouth book shop in Richmond. Meet the authors of all your kids favourite books and take part in story time on the carpet to listen to all sorts of new stories.
Find out more at: http://www.thealligatorsmouth.co.uk/
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