Best family days out in London

90 fantastic places to go including free museums, animal parks, amazing playgrounds and spooky sites - London has it all!

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90 to choose from…

Browse through our 90 top places or jump to your favourites below…

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11 free museums

Having a fantastic day out doesn’t need to cost money. And it doesn’t mean you’ve got to stand outside either! Here are our pick of fantastic free museums

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7 museums with entry fees

These museums may not be free, but they offer an exciting and varied day out

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For a day out to remember visit one of London’s classic attractions like Buckingham Palace and the changing of the Guard

10 free places to visit

For a cheap day out there are lots of places in London where you won’t need to spend a penny. Some might surprise you as attractions, but they offer so much – just take a look…

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11 hidden gems

Looking for something a little special? We reveal our favourite places that often don’t appear in the guide books

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10 animals & nature

No one can resist a day spent enjoying our friends from the animal kingdom. Whether you are looking for furry fun, deep blue discovery or farmyard frolics there’s lots to be seen

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7 galleries

London is filled with inspiring galleries. Many run events and workshops so that kids can get in touch with their artistic side

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8 top attractions

For a day to remember don’t miss London’s best loved attractions. Whatever your taste there’s something for everyone at these famous favourites

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10 playgrounds & parks

Get some fresh air and enjoy the beautiful green spaces of the capital by visiting the following child friendly playgrounds and parks

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10 river and pool places

View the city from a different perspective and spend the afternoon on the river. It’s perfect for all members of the family and children will love the excitement of a boat ride

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6 seriously scary venues (in increasingly scary order)

If you are looking for an adrenaline filled day out for your older children, why not spook yourself silly at these devilishly different attractions

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