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Things to do during the school summer holidays in London

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Find plenty of activities and attractions to keep children busy during the school summer holidays in London. Read More


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

Save money by grouping different activities together and choosing a Merlin Pass, London Pass or 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. 

Summer holiday events in London


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  • Make the most of traffic-free Regent Street with family activities, food and shopping offers during Summer Streets.
  • Saddle up and take to traffic-free London streets with mass participation bike rides during Prudential RideLondon.
  • See a parade of young performers in colourful costumes dance and swirl through the streets on Notting Hill Carnival’s Children's Day.
  • Find budget-friendly family summer activities with our guide to free things to do in London with kids.

Things to do with teenagers

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

Summer school holiday activities for young children

Family shows in London


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Keep the little ones entertained during the school summer holidays in London with more family-friendly theatre shows.

Family-friendly hotels and restaurants in London

For more inspiration this summer holiday, see what else is on in London or take a look at our guide to London for kids, including best museums for children.

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