Monday 10th of August 2015
The summer holidays are upon us and families are jetting off on holiday all over the world. If you’re visiting London this summer and you’re looking for a fun-packed family day out that guarantees to keep the kids entertained, then look no further. Here at Easirent, we have scoured the city for the best family entertainment around.
1. London Zoo
Of course, no family trip to London is complete without a trip to London Zoo. Opened in 1828, London Zoo is the world’s oldest scientific zoo, and is home to a plethora of animals from all corners of the globe. Take the little ones to explore Tiger Territory or the Gorilla Kingdom, you will even be able to meet the zoo’s latest edition, a baby sloth. Make sure you book your tickets online in advance as they are cheaper, adult tickets are £22.50 and children’s tickets are £16.65.
2. Alexandra Palace Boating Lake
Is there anywhere more fun to take the kids this summer than to the Ally Pally boating lake? From as little as £4.95 per person, guests can hire traditional rowing boats, a dragon boat, a swan pedalo or a floating car to get them from A to B on this stunning London lake. Take a break in the Lakeside Cafe, which is decorated with a whole host of local artwork and paintings.
3. Horniman Museum
Nestled amongst beautiful landscaped gardens, the Horniman Museum offers endless fun, from craft activities to a minibeast safari and a daily animal walk. Take your little ones to try and find Nemo in the Museum’s aquarium, which showcases some of the best marine life from the British Coastline to the Fijian coral reef. The Horniman Museum is completely free to enter, only a small charge is required to visit the aquarium.
4. Pelicans at St James Park
Take your little ones to meet four of the most famous faces in St James Park… We’re talking about the park’s famous pelicans of course. Home to four Eastern/ Great White Pelicans, St James Park is a tourist hotspot for families who want to get up close to these magnificent birds. Living near the aptly named Duck Island, these resident pelicans have been a long standing tradition in the royal park for centuries. First introduced to the park in 1664 as a gift from the Russian Ambassador, the four pelicans certainly have a mind of their own. Go and see them from 14:30 – 15:00 daily as the park rangers feed them fresh fish.
5. Warner Brothers Studio Tour
Located near Watford Junction, the Warner Brothers Studio Tour takes Harry Potter fans behind the scenes of the famous film series, showcasing the iconic sets, props and costumes. Housed in an old aircraft factory, the Warner Brothers Studio allows guests to take a self guided tour of Privet Drive and other familiar magical surroundings. Why not try riding your own broom? And finish the day with a nice goblet of Butterbeer in the Leaky Cauldron.