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London, England's Family-Friendly Activities

VO: Rebecca Brayton
Traveling with children can be tough, but it can also be lots of fun if you know the right spots to visit. If you happen to be visiting London, England, be sure to check out the Zoo and the Science Centre. If your kids are more into sports, the Westway Sports Centre has tons of activities to keep them moving. Keep tired children occupied, and give yourself a rest, aboard one of London’s many famous double decker buses. And of course, finish off the day with grand views from the London Eye Ferris wheel. In this video, takes a look at some family-friendly activities to try while visiting London, England.

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Family-Friendly Activities in London, England

There are lots of attractions to keep the whole family busy in this United Kingdom capital city. Welcome to, and today we’ll be taking a look at some of the family-friendly activities you should try while visiting London, England.

Something for All Ages

London is the perfect city for family travels as there are a multitude of leisure pursuits for every age group. Not only that, but many of the most popular attractions can also be adapted for younger age groups to enjoy.

Double Decker Buses

Sightseeing is a must, and tired little feet would do well aboard one of the city’s famous double decker buses. Plus, you can view the sites while traveling between activities.

Changing of the Guards, Beefeaters

If you’re interested in making it an informational vacation, make sure to visit the Changing of the Guard ceremony outside Buckingham Palace or the Beefeaters at the Tower of London. Both those colorful and time-honored traditions are fascinating to children and adults alike.


London is also home to a number of sprawling and beautiful park and green spaces. They are perfect places to take a stroll through the scenery, or even to cycle through the landscape.

London Eye

Of course, the London Eye is a great place for families, as well, as long as the little ones aren’t afraid of heights. From there you can see all of London on a clear day, plus it’s an entertaining ride.

Westway Sports Centre

If you’re interested in indoor sporting activities, head to the Westway Sports Centre. Get some valuable instructions from the helpful guides, and then safely scale the complex’s challenging climbing walls. Not only is it a fun activity, it is also great exercise for the whole family.

London Zoo

Another great place for families to visit is the London Zoo, which happens to be the oldest scientific zoo in the world. Today, you’ll find many species of animals living there, from penguins to monkeys and lions.

London Science Centre

Meanwhile, the London Science Centre is a great chance for children of all ages to learn more about different scientific principles and topics. Get hands-on with the experiments and study astronomy, meteorology and much more.

Leisure in London

Whether it’s time at the zoo, sports or historical attractions your family is looking for, you’re sure to find it in London.

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