Things to do during the school summer holidays 2024 in London

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Make the school summer holidays memorable by enjoying London's best interactive exhibitions, children’s theatre shows and kid-friendly museums.

Save money by grouping different activities together and choosing a wide-ranging London Pass or a Go City London Explorer Pass, depending on your plans.

There are lots of brilliant things to do in London during the kids’ school summer holidays. Whether you’ve got little ones or teenagers to keep entertained, we’ve rounded up summer holiday activities for all ages to enjoy below.

Some attractions might require booking in advance, even if entry is free.

When are the next summer school holidays in London?

The next school summer holidays in London are from to 

Summer activities for kids

As soon as the summer holidays kick off in London, the city's top attractions are taken over with an exciting program of activities for kids of all ages. But, these are not only meant to be enjoyed by the young ones - summer holiday days out in London make for a memorable time for the whole family.

From fun outdoor events at London's top parks to unique summer pop-ups at famous London landmarks, there are plenty of new and iconic things to do this summer in the capital. 

Summer holiday events in London

Two children sit on a toy boat at the ahoy! childrens gallery at the national maritime museum.

Find more exciting events the kids will love from July, through August and into September.

Summer school holiday activities for young children

A young girl steers the wheel of the Cutty Sark ship in Greenwich London.

Find even more things to do with kids this summer in London.

Things to do with teenagers in London

Family of four take a selfie on top of the O2 stadium in london.

For more school holiday ideas, take a look at 101 things to do in London with teens.

Family shows in London

 A Midsummer Nights Dream at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre Auditorium.

Keep the little ones entertained with more family theatre shows. Check back nearer the time for more summer shows on the West End.

Outdoor adventures for the family

Children looking at and touching colourful plants and flowers at Kew Gardens

See more outdoor spaces to be explored this summer. 

Top summer experiences

A table on an afternoon tea bus tour covered in paddington bear themed sweet and savoury treats and drinks. 

Discover more unique experiences in London. 

Unmissable summer activities 

a group of people cheering holding axes in the air posing for a photo at a safe axe throwing activity bar

Check out more things to do for the adventurous in London.

Day trips from London

Children stand in a line learning how to use a sword at Warwick Castle.

  • Visit royal residence Windsor Castle, to explore many historical artefacts .
  • Combine the mysterious Stonehenge and beautiful Bath including a stop at the Roman baths on a guided tour of these two iconic historical sights. 
  • Discover the enchanting city of Oxford, including the beautiful 400-year-old Oxford Botanic Gardens & Arboretum and a picnic lunch as you go punting down the Thames.
  • See medieval England brought to life through impressive displays and immersive experiences at Warwick Castle.
  • Take a trip to the sunny seaside town of Brighton, enjoying a stroll along the pier or grabbing some tasty fish and chips to enjoy on the beach.
  • Meet fearsome vikings, take a ride along the river and wander the cobbled stone streets in the charming city of York.
  • Escape to the beautiful British countryside with a trip to idyllic spots such as the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon. 
  • Tick off castles, cathedrals, the white cliffs of Dover and a boat ride along the Thames on a Leeds, Canterbury, Dover and Greenwich tour.

Check out more amazing day trips from London to enjoy this summer.

Family hotels and restaurants in London

A rainforest themed cafe with plants and animals in london.

For more inspiration this summer holiday, see what's on in London or take a look at our guide to London for kids, including the top family attractions, top family experiences and the best museums for children

If you're in London now, make sure to download the Visit London app for on-the-go tips.