When planning a family vacation abroad, no trip could be complete without making time to see the kid-friendly attractions in London, United Kingdom. From the zoo to the theater, there are a number of fun family establishments to investigate.
If you want to experience the best attractions in London then start at the five-star rated London Zoo. Known for having the world's first aquarium open to the public, the London zoo sits on the north edge of Regents Park. After settling in at one of the many nearby kid-friendly hotels head over and see the Komodo dragons, the penguins and the African bird safari. Maybe even become involved in the Zoo's animal adoption program.
When looking for things to do in London with the kids take the Hogwarts fans in the family to Leavesden Studios and take the Making of Harry Potter tour. The three-hour tour will take you and your families behind the curtain to learn about how many of the scenes were filmed. Another kid-friendly attraction in London is LEGOLAND Windsor. The park is split into five different themed areas so add extra time to your trip plans to explore the entire park. This family attraction has a long list of nearby hotels available such as the Holiday Inn at Heathrow, located only four minutes from the Heathrow International Airport.
The next location that should be added to your list of London kid-friendly attractions is the London Eye. Considered one of the world's most epic Ferris Wheels, The Eye, one of the largest in Europe, stands over 400 feet tall and is easily one of the city's most popular tourist attractions. If you and the older kids in the family are looking for something with not quite the adrenalin rush, see a showing of "The War Horse" at the West End's New London Theater. Consider staying at one of the hotels close to the theater such as Savoy Hotel, which is also close to many different kid-friendly attractions in London.
If you still need more things to do in London with the kids the next suggestion would be to take a tour through the world famous Tower of London. Over two million people visit the castle every year just to see the historic location first hand. When in the Tower, visit the Jewel House and see the Crown Jewels of The United Kingdom while you're there. For a special treat, watch the Tower guards go through the Key Ceremony. Note that you'll need to get tickets for the event well in advance.
As you can see, with just a bit of prior planning, you and your family will enjoy a trip full of kid-friendly attractions in London. The MiniTime trip planner is a good way to get things started, so build a trip you and your family will enjoy and remember long after its over.