If you have ever tried to plan a family vacation, then you perfectly know that making everyone interested and comfortable is not easy. It is necessary not only to take into account different regimes of the day, but also hobbies. And not every establishment will suit, for example, for small travelers.
However, in London there are amazing places, where they not only will favorably take care of noisy and frisky visitors, but they will also be offered an entertaining program. So you will not be bored, and you will have enough impressions for a long time.
Natural History Museum
It is one of the most famous museums in London and its exposition will suit both kids and adults. Just leave enough time in your schedule, because the whole collection of the museum is designed for 5-6 hours of close inspection. Here you can virtually go on a journey to the "core of the earth", feel the full power of the earthquake, get acquainted with the rare minerals and learn many more secrets of the Earth.
Children will like the fact that many artifacts can be touched with their hands. And the scales, with which you can compare yourself with a whale or an elephant. Have you ever tried to mix sand and water with a special mechanism, watching them split again? Here this is possible too! Like many other amazing things.
And what a delight dinosaurs cause in the kids. Here there are skeletons, mobile models of ancient species, and modern representatives of the fauna. And not so long ago, a huge blue whale settled here.
Address: Cromwell Road London SW7 5BD.
Schedule: daily from 10:00 to 17:50 (except Christmas and the next day).
The entrance to the museum is free, except for some temporary exhibitions.
Secrets of a successful visit: be ready to queue at the entrance, but on a weekday in the afternoon you can avoid this trouble.
Science museum is a real temple of science, and be prepared for the fact that your children will not want to leave it on demand. Here you can learn not only the history of the development of science, but also to see a wide variety of engines, old cars and airplanes. And if your son is fond of airplanes, the opportunity to sit in the cockpit of modern Boeing will be unforgettable experience for him.
In the Science Museum, a considerable number of exhibits are presented in an interactive form. Therefore, children like to model a perpetual motion machine, to assume their life expectancy, to learn more about environmental problems.
The museum often holds temporary exhibitions. Stay tuned for news and posters.
Address: Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2DD.
The entrance to the museum is free, (except for certain temporary exhibitions).
Sea Life London Aquarium
A famous Sea Life London Aquarium, is located near the famous Ferris wheel. This is an excellent place for leisure with children, interested in sea and marine life. Aquariums are located on three floors. It is fat life and huge shark, and the inhabitants of coral reefs, jellyfish, and hundreds of other sea creatures.
We are sure that adults will also be fascinated by tropical fish or gloomy stingrays, forgetting about time.
Ticket price: for adults - £20.40, for children from 3 years - £16.30
Secrets of a successful trip: book the visiting time, as the aquarium is very popular; it will be cheaper to use a combined ticket for two or three London attractions (Aquarium + Madame Tussauds + London Eye = £51).
London Transport museum
London Transport museum is located in Covent Garden. This is a real immersion in the history of urban transport. Kids can get acquainted with the first double-decker buses or feel themselves as the metro drivers. Here all the exhibits are real transport items, which is why the atmosphere in the museum is as realistic as possible. What a pleasure it is when you can sit on benches, press any buttons, spin the levers and steering wheel!
Address: Covent Garden Piazza, London, WC2E 7BB.
Schedule: daily from 10:00 to 18:00, on Friday from 11:00 to 18:00.
Admission: for children under 18 years - free, for adults it is £17.50 (this includes the opportunity to visit all the expositions of the museum during the year).
The V&A Museum of Childhood
V&A Museum of Childhood is a branch of the Victoria and Albert Museum. Just imagine a whole world of toys that tell the little guests their story, from the XVI century to today. It is hard to believe, but there are all the toys that you can imagine. Soft toys, dolls and doll houses, puppet theaters, table games, erector sets, mechanical toys, children's furniture – that is where children can feel free. Do not think that it will be difficult to keep the kids from wanting to play. Of course, it is not possible to play with the old exhibits, but there is a special place for games where you can have fun.
Address: Cambridge Heath Road London E2 9PA.
The schedule of work: daily from 10:00 to 17:45 (except December 24-26).
The entrance is free.