London for kids February 02 2013

Are you looking for something to do that is completely 'awesome' in London for kids? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Guest writer Suzanne suggests some activities to check out with the critters next time you’re in London.

1. Diana Memorial Playground

Pirate Ship? Check. Swings and slides? Check and check. The Diana Memorial playground in Kensington Gardens boasts a café and a super friendly staff and is a perfect thing to do in London for kids up to 12 years old. Your kids can spend an entire afternoon here and they’ll still be begging to come back the next day.

2. The Little Gym of London

Kids have energy—lots and lots of energy. If you want go somewhere in London for kids that will help them spend some of that energy, one of the best places we’ve found is The Little Gym of London. Their slogan is “Serious Fun” and they aren’t kidding. They have gymnastics classes for kids up to 12 years old and a gymnasium that is second to none. Maybe you have a little Bruce Lee on your hands? If so, they have martial arts classes that will be perfect. Or, maybe you just have a hyperactive kid that needs to bounce up and down for a bit so you can get them to sleep later. If so, you’re in luck, because this place has plenty of trampolines. 

3. Legoland Windsor Resort

Have you ever heard the phrase, “No childhood is complete without Legos?” No. Well, that’s ok, because we made it up. But it’s true! Legos are a staple of many childhoods and Legoland Windsor Resort takes this concept to the ultimate level. This is literally a city and hotel that is built out of Legos and equipped with more building blocks than a thousand preschools. Our favorite part is the Viking’s River Splash--a water park that is appropriate for adults and kids alike. [Ed - come on, Suzanne, Windsor is hardly London. But we'll allow it as legos are fun]

London is so child-friendly you may as well just rename the place Disneyland. [Ed - of course you can’t do that because you’ll probably make a large corporation (not to mention a not insignificant city) angry, and someone’s bound to sue.] But if you want a great day out in London for kids, take them to one of the three places we listed above.