London calling! Whether you’re a family full of football fanatics, mini chefs or explorers, we’ve got the top 9 activities to do with kids all in West London right here. All you have to do is hop on the tube and prepare for nine epic days out.
1. Have a kick-a-bout at Chelsea FC Stadium Tour and Museum
If you’ve got mini (or big!) Chelsea supporters in the family – this day out is sure to score you top parenting points! Head to Chelsea FC Stadium Tour and Museum and behind the scenes to discover the world-famous home of the Blues on this exclusive part guided, part multimedia tour - come on you blues!
2. Cook up a storm with Pasta 'n Play
If cooking classes sound like your idea of fun, look no further. Don’t miss out on your chance to join this hands-on cooking class with your family. Led by Pasta 'n Play, learn how to make a variety of fresh recipes from scratch including pasta, gnocchi, macarons, crêpes and a healthy dessert! Mmmm.
3. Take a family stroll around Battersea Park
There's just so much to do in the vast 200 acres of Battersea Park! Visit the animals in the Children's Zoo, or, if the weather's fine why not head out onto the boating lake? Or if you want to get active, the park is home to some fantastic all-weather sporting facilities, including tennis courts, football pitches, and a running track. If that’s not enough adventure, why not bring a scooter or a bike along? Plus, don’t forget your picnic!
4. Get doughy at a Rainbow Bagel Making Workshop
If you've got wannabe chefs or kids who just love to make a mess in the kitchen, this workshop will be perfect. Head to Putney and learn how to make rainbow bagels, the coolest food on Instagram! Plus, all colourings are totally natural, so it's a great way to create a colourful display of food in a fun and healthy way.
5. Explore the magnificent Kew Gardens
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of London and head to Kew Gardens with the whole family - the entertainment is endless! Whether you've got mini adventurers, budding photographers or keen botany buffs, there's something for everyone.
6. Enjoy a garden walk from Richmond to Ham House
Calling all active kids and nature lovers! Set off on an adventure this winter as you explore this stunning National Trust route that links Ham House and Garden with Richmond Station. Wrap up warm and embrace the outdoors this winter with this lovely trail from the National Trust!
7. Catch Amanda’s Action Play in Ealing Broadway
Make sure you don't miss out on this amazing Amanda's Action Club! Head to St Benedict's Men’s Social Club for an incredible session for children and parents. Expect loads of fun, fitness and funky music in this interactive family-focused workshop. Are you and your kids ready for an educational mini workout?
8. Jest around Hampton Court Palace
Head to Hampton Court Palace for a haunted jaunt around Henry VIII's old stomping grounds. With gardens, a maze, a magnificent palace, interactive exhibitions, activities and stunning gardens, Henry VIII's ancient palace is a haven for mini historians. Time travel back to the days of royal feasting and jesters, explore Hampton Court's kitchens and venture into the 300-year-old maze, if you dare!
9. Grab 36% off: Area 51 Escape Room
You may have thought Area 51 was in America, but Escape London have brought some of the alien life to Shepherd's Bush. Not only does this escape room take on beings from another planet, you've also got to travel back in time to find out what actually happened in Area 51 way back in 1952. You're definitely in for a challenge! Plus, grab 36% off with Kidadl!
Ellie is a keen Londoner, thespian and foodie! She's the oldest of three and loves taking her younger siblings, aged nine and fourteen, on adventures to the theatre and food markets, trying new foods and dabbling in the world of musical theatre. Some of her favourite spots include Primrose Hill and the Natural History Museum, not to mention the ever-changing Spitalfields Market.