A Family Affair: Five Days Out With The Kids

Cure the ‘cabin fever’ by treating the whole family to some fun and fresh air! Read on for some capital holiday ideas for you and the kids…

Time Tour

Climb aboard a 1960s Routemaster in the company of Professor Quantum – the Captain of The Infinities and Admiral of Forever! This highly amusing, informative and occasionally bonkers family tour of London’s historic sites, trundles back in time to among others, The Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Downing Street and the Tower of London. Scientifically dubious but historically bang on!

Namco Funscape

Light the fun touch paper and stand well clear! Perched on the Southbank, Funscape will have every kid (and quite a few grown up kids) roaming wild across three floors in a state of breathless excitement. Under one roof, you’ll find mega ping-pong, twelve lanes of hi-tech bowling, a spy-themed laser maze and Europe’s fastest bumper cars! While the little people are burning everything off, you might like to chill in the lounge, fully equipped with licenced bar and TV Sports. Result.

Ripley’s Believe it or Not!

Kids are forever asking questions and at Ripley’s, Piccadilly Circus, you’ll find a thousand and more answers to the odd, the unusual and the unexplained. In this premiere indoor attraction, view hundreds of curios, objects and artworks all dedicated to the weird and wonderful. And when you’re through just looking, get interactive with a black hole, lasers and the incredible mirror maze! Serious family fun in the heart of the West End.

Fun London Tours

With a veritable constellation of stars from Trip Advisor, this happy band of walking tour guides are rushed off their feet! Not surprising when they offer no less than seventeen amazing and entertaining walks around London, delivered by experts and suitable for the whole family. This is entertainment and learning in perfect sync with themes including Secret London, Crime and Punishment, The Beatles, Liar! Liar! and Dance of the Dead.

Paradise Wildlife Park

Weary of the city? Then head out to Herts for something wild, like a big cat, white lion or she wolf! Not to mention the tapirs, lemurs and the meerkats (taking a well-deserved break after filming all those TV ads). An easy jaunt from London, Paradise Park introduces the kids to a stunning range of landscapes in which to run free and experience the birds and beasts close up. At this time of year, there’s even a chance to see that rare bearded creature that only appears at Christmas, red-crested and resplendent in the natural habitat of his grotto!

Don’t forget with the ENTERTAINER London you have Buy One, Get One Free opportunities in all these places, so you don’t have to leave any of your kids at home! You can even take a nephew, cousin or other indeterminate family toddler, so they can have their bit of fun as well!


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