While you always want your children to have fun, sometimes it pays to make a day a learning experience as well. Not only is this going to make you feel better as you know you are doing something that will stimulate their brain, it’s also likely to be more engaging for them.
Luckily London is full of places that you can take your kids when you want them to enjoy a day out and learn something at the same time, ensuring the experience is that much more worthwhile.
Once their brains have been filled with new facts and they’ve asked all the questions they wanted, take them back to your room at the Grand Royale London Hyde Park for a relaxing evening. Just be warned, it’s likely that they’ll continue to ask questions late into the night if you add any of the following fun educational attractions into your itinerary!
London Transport Museum
Covent Garden Piazza, London WC2E 7BB
Little ones with a fascination with moving vehicles will love it here, where they will be able to learn all about the history of the iconic red London bus. Be sure to take them to the play zone, where there are huge buses to drive, loads of different uniforms to try on and a number of different activities to complete, all of which will keep the kids entertained for hours. Now head out to the main exhibitions, where you will see a number of different vehicles including the Underground trains and double-decker buses. Be sure to grab a free stamper trail which will help you to follow the story as it unfolds.
They’ve just spent the day learning about the all of the public transport in the city of London, so why not now take them on the real thing as you make your way back to your room at the Grand Royale London Hyde Park?
Exhibition Rd, Kensington, London SW7 2DD
Kids will love the hands-on element of this interactive museum, where they will be able to explore a wide range of scientific discoveries and adventures. Computer wizzes will love to see the first ever Apple computer model, while budding scientists can head to the basement garden and learn about the wonderful world of chemicals and reactions through playing. Next, fly the skies on the flight simulator and enter new worlds in the IMAX 3D cinema.
Children are sure to have an educational and fun day at the Science museum, but it’s likely that they’re feeling tired and ready for bed now, so make your way back to your room in one of our hotels near Queensway Station and settle them down for a relaxing evening.
The Household Cavalry Museum
Horse Guards Parade, Whitehall, London SW1A 2AX
Here, children will be able to delve into the history of our past, with uniforms and exhibits that trace a 350-year history with views to the stables of the Queen’s guard. Aspiring young soldiers will also have a chance to see the uniforms of the highest ranking soldiers in the army.