School Holidays in London

London is great for families. Check out our list below of events that are on and kid-friendly venues open during the school holidays. 

You should also take a look at our family activities in London and kids travel free in London pages.

And read our kids London blogs including a Family Day out for £50, plus advice from 11-year-old Stan and eight-year-old Kane.  

  • The London Dungeon

    Platinum Partner

    Theme Park

    County Hall, Riverside Building, SE1 7PB [map]

    4 TripAdvisor traveller rating
    Based on 1,328 reviews

    Exciting, scary and fun - delve into the ancient capital’s bloody history at the all new London Dungeon. We know that when it comes to history - the horrible bits are the best.

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  • Billy Elliot: The Musical at the Victoria Palace Theatre

    Musical

    From to

    Victoria Palace Theatre SW1E 5EA [map]

    The Musical is the acclaimed adaptation of Stephen Daldry's Oscar-winning film, with music by Elton John. This inspirational musical follows Billy in his triumph over adversity and his fight to prove his doubters wrong by going all the way

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  • Charlie and The Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane

    Musical

    From to

    Theatre Royal Drury Lane WC2B 5JF [map]

    Roald Dahl's deliciously dark tale of young Charlie Bucket and the mysterious confectioner Willy Wonka comes to life in a brand new West End musical directed by Academy Award winner Sam Mendes.

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  • Matilda the Musical at the Cambridge Theatre

    Musical

    From to

    The Cambridge Theatre WC2H 9HU [map]

    Following a sensational sell-out season in Stratford, the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Matilda The Musical is now wowing audiences in London.

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  • Horrible Histories: Spies at Imperial War Museum

    Family Activity

    From to

    IWM London: Imperial War Museum London SE1 6HZ [map]

    Test your undercover skills and find out if you have what it takes to be a spy this summer at Horrible Histories: Spies, an interactive family exhibition at the Imperial War Museum.

  • SEA LIFE London Aquarium

    Platinum Partner

    Zoo / Farm / Wildlife

    County Hall, Riverside Building, SE1 7PB [map]

    4 TripAdvisor traveller rating
    Based on 755 reviews

    With over 500 species, 14 themed zones and more than 2 million litres of water, SEA LIFE London Aquarium is home to one of Europe’s largest collections of global marine life.

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  • HMS Belfast

    Gold Partner

    Historic Site / House

    The Queen's Walk, SE1 2JH [map]

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    Based on 358 reviews

    HMS Belfast, part of Imperial War Museums, tells the stories of life on board this warship during the Second World War and beyond.

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  • Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - Transportation Only

    Tourist Attraction

    Recurring event

    Golden Tours SW1W 9SH [map]

    For quick and easy access to the Studio Tour from Central London why not travel by coach? If you have already purchased your entrance tickets to the Studios this will be ideal for you!

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  • Hamleys of London

    Toy Shop

    188-196 Regent Street, London, W1B 5BT [map]

    4 TripAdvisor traveller rating
    Based on 250 reviews

    Experience the magic of Hamleys. This legendary store has seven floors brimming with the latest crazes, computer games, traditional teddies and specialist collector items.

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  • Tricycle Theatre, Cinema & Gallery

    Kids Theatre

    269 Kilburn High Road, NW6 7JR [map]

    5 TripAdvisor traveller rating
    Based on 14 reviews

    The Tricycle’s home in Brent comprises a theatre, cinema, art gallery, café and bar. It's open all year round. Inside, the Tricycle hosts a range of performances and films, and displays contemporary art in a variety of traditional and new media.

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  • Bank of England Museum

    Gold Partner

    Museum

    Bartholomew Lane, City of London, EC2R 8AH [map]

    5 TripAdvisor traveller rating
    Based on 82 reviews

    This fascinating museum tells the story of the Bank of England since its foundation in1694 to its role in today's economy. There's even a genuine gold bar which may be handled!

  • The Geffrye, Museum of the Home

    Gold Partner

    Museum

    136 Kingsland Road, Shoreditch, E2 8EA [map]

    5 TripAdvisor traveller rating
    Based on 96 reviews

    The Geffrye Museum explores the home from 1600 to the present day. Its focus is on the living rooms and gardens of the urban middle classes in England, particularly London.

  • Museum of London

    Gold Partner

    Museum

    150 London Wall, EC2Y 5HN [map]

    5 TripAdvisor traveller rating
    Based on 656 reviews

    The Museum of London tells the story of the world's greatest city and its people, from prehistoric times to the present day.

  • Museum of London Docklands

    Gold Partner

    Museum

    West India Quay, E14 4AL [map]

    5 TripAdvisor traveller rating
    Based on 126 reviews

    From Roman settlement to the development of Canary Wharf, this 200-year-old warehouse reveals the long history of the capital as a port through stories of trade, migration and commerce.

  • Natural History Museum

    Gold Partner

    Museum

    Cromwell Road, SW7 5BD [map]

    5 TripAdvisor traveller rating
    Based on 1,708 reviews

    Hundreds of exciting, interactive exhibits in one of London’s most beautiful landmark buildings.

  • Royal Observatory Greenwich

    Gold Partner

    Historic Site / House

    Greenwich Park, Greenwich, SE10 9NF [map]

    4 TripAdvisor traveller rating
    Based on 316 reviews

    Stand on the Greenwich Meridian Line, visit the free museum telling the history of time and astronomy, and catch a show at London's only planetarium.

  • Science Museum

    Gold Partner

    Museum

    Science Museum, Exhibition Road, SW7 2DD [map]

    5 TripAdvisor traveller rating
    Based on 953 reviews

    Interactive and thought-provoking, the Science Museum is a great place to see, touch and experience science first-hand. From space travel to psychology, there's something for all the family. Free entry.

  • V&A Museum of Childhood

    Gold Partner

    Museum

    Cambridge Heath Road, E2 9PA [map]

    5 TripAdvisor traveller rating
    Based on 67 reviews

    The V&A Museum of Childhood in London's Bethnal Green houses the Victoria and Albert Museum's collection of childhood-related objects and artefacts, spanning the 1600s to the present day.

  • WWT London Wetland Centre

    Gold Partner

    Nature Reserve / Woodland

    Queen Elizabeth's Walk, Barnes, Richmond, SW13 9WT [map]

    5 TripAdvisor traveller rating
    Based on 127 reviews

    This tranquil wildlife reserve offers relaxing walks among lakes and meadows, birdwatching, gardens and a cafe, just 10 minutes from Hammersmith. With playgrounds for the kids, and a family of otters.

  • Battersea Park and Children's Zoo

    Zoo / Farm / Wildlife

    Battersea Park Children's Zoo, Battersea Park, Battersea, SW11 4NJ [map]

    4 TripAdvisor traveller rating
    Based on 26 reviews

    Spend a great time out with the children. Located in Battersea Park in the heart of London, right next to the River Thames, the zoo offers a perfect blend of animal adventures and playground fun.