International day of families, as proclaimed by the United Nations, is observed on 15th May every year.
To help you celebrate the occasion, we have some great suggestions for the whole family to enjoy.
1. HMS Belfast
HMS Belfast is Europe’s only surviving Second World War cruises. It has a combination of activities for all the family members. You can explore its 9 decks and the operations room that allows you to plot your own course. The audio guide gives a captivating feel of the ship during its turbulent time in the past.
HMS Belfast entry: FREE with the London Explorer Pass. Adult from £15.45, kids £7.70, includes audio guide
Open: March – October: 10-6pm
Tube: London Bridge
2. Sea life Centre
Who is not astonished by the great marine life? This is a must see destination for the family. Sea life has the spectacular Shark Reef Encounter that can be viewed with other magnificent creatures through a glass walkway!
Sealife Centre London family ticket: adults from £19.38, children £15.49. Great savings to be made with a Merlin combo pass, buying 2, 3 or 5 attractions, valid for 90 days!
Open: 10-6pm weekdays, 9.30-7pm weekends and school holidays
Station: Waterloo. Located in County Hall, next to the Coca-Cola London Eye
3. Warner Bros Studio, London Tour
You can visit the fantastical sets of Harry Potter and delve into the enchanting world of Hogwarts!
Visit the real sets used in the Harry Potter films and delve deeper into the magical world of Hogwarts! Highlights of the Studio include The Great Hall at Hogwarts, Diagon Alley, the Hogwarts Express and the Forbidden Forest.
Warner Bros Studio Tour London Family Saver ticket: from £124
Mainline station: Watford Junction
4. London Eye
You can take your family and kids out to the London’s Millennium Wheel. They will definitely enjoy the iconic skyline of London. The London Eye 4D cinema experience is a part of its ticket price too.
London Eye family ticket: adults from £22.95, children £18.70. Great savings to be made with a Merlin combo pass, buying 2, 3 or 5 attractions, valid for 90 days!
Open: 10am-8.30pm daily
5. London Zoo
The famous London Zoo can be one of the best options perhaps for the family day out. It has daily events with free nature trail for children to tick off animals on their way around. From feeding the birds and the animals to animals showing off their skills and giraffe high tea, your family day adventure is pretty much sorted!
London Zoo tickets: FREE with the London Pass. From £75.80 for a family of four
Open: From 10am to 6pm summer and 4pm winter
Station: Regent’s Park
6. Shrek’s Adventure
For some really silly family fun head to Shrek’s Adventure and board the magical flying 4D bus to Far Far Away. Along your way you’ll see characters such as Cinderella, Puss in Boots, Pinocchio and the Muffin Man.
Shrek’s Adventure family ticket: from £84. Great savings to be made with a Merlin combo pass, buying 2, 3 or 5 attractions, valid for 90 days!
Open: 10-4pm Monday-Friday, 10-6pm Saturdays and school holidays, 10-5pm Sunday
Station: Waterloo. On the South Bank of the River Thames next to the Coca Cola London Eye
7. Science Museum
It is a great learning venue for all in the family. You can see a changing range of events, special exhibitions, IMAX 3D cinema, hands on activities and even simulators at the museum. In fact, there is so much to see and do at the Science Museum; you will need to come back!
Science Museum entry: FREE – donations welcome! FREE entry to the IMAX with a London Pass
Open: daily 10-6pm. Closed 24-26 December
Tube: South Kensington
You can always head out to the very famous family theme park- Legoland. It has rides, shows and Lego models that will keep your excited kids and yourself engrossed through out.
Child Ticket- From £74 per ticket
Adult Ticket- From £79 per ticket
Open March- early November
9. Imperial War Museum, London
It is a popular spot for a learning family day out. Imperial War Museum is a set of five museums recording and showcasing experiences of modern conflict. These Museums help us explore the causes of war and its impact on people’s lives.
10-6pm every day
Closed 24-26th December
10. Tooting Bec London
How about a fun filled swimming day? Explore South London’s iconic freshwater pool with pantone-coloured changing huts. It has a paddling pool for kids too.
Open May 1- September 30 (6am- 8pm)
Price- £4.60- £7.50
11. Madame Tussauds
The iconic waxwork museum in London featuring the Star Wars experience, your favourite superheroes from the Marvel Universe, the biggest boy bands and pop icons, A-list film stars and of course, in this year of Royal weddings, the popular Royal Family collection.
Madame Tussauds family ticket: adults from £27, children £22.50. Great savings to be made with a Merlin combo pass, buying 2, 3 or 5 attractions, valid for 90 days!
Open: 9am-6pm, Tuesday-Saturday, 9am-5pm, Sunday and Monday
Tube: Baker Street
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A very Happy Family Day from TidyChoice Team!