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5 Inspired Half Term Ideas Oct 2015 - London

Posted on October 25 2015

Here at Kids Travel 2 we have many parents wanting to be inspired about travel ideas for Half term. Here are a few ideas for traveling in London. 

London is an exciting place for both adults and kids, before going we recommend looking at getting a London day pass it will make your entry cheaper and faster, with the pass offering fast track privileges on some of London biggest attractions! Check this video out!

More info at www.londonpass.com


1. Theme Park - Shrek’s Adventure

Opened in July 2015 a unique walk and ride attraction for the whole family. Step into the kingdom of Far Far Away and enjoy a brand new madcap Shrek adventure where amazing DreamWorks animation, captivating story-telling and a good dose of Donkey’s cheekiness awaits.

The adventure begins when you board a magical 4D ‘DreamWorks Tours’ bus. With Donkey as your mischievous tour guide, calamity, chaos and endless fun are the name of the game.

Be part of the 10 live fairy-tale themed shows where you can visit Shrek’s swamp, find your fortune in the crystal ball, get lost in the Mirror maze and reveal your inner Ogre when needed!

Don't miss the new Shrek Adventure! London, an indoor walk-and-ride attraction inspired by the hit DreamWorks film.

Shrek's Adventure - close to other leading attractions in the area: the London Eye, the SEA LIFE London Aquarium and the London Dungeon.

This OGRE SIZED experience lasts for apprximately 75 minutes.

Suitable Ages – 6-12 years old. Younger kids are allowed.

More info at www.shreksadventure.com

2. Outdoors - Richmond Park 

The largest Royal Park in London (1,000 hectares/2,500 acres), and home to herds of Red and Fallow deer. This pastoral landscape of hills and woodlands set amongst ancient trees, with plants, animals and butterflies, offers a peaceful respite to visitors. The beautiful Isabella Plantation and Pembroke Lodge can also be found on site.

More info at: www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/richmond-park


3. Back to Nature - London Zoo

ZSL London Zoo has been educating and inspiring visitors since opening to the public in 1847. With over 750 incredible species, exciting and innovative exhibits it’s a great day out in the capital for all ages.

Set in leafy Regent's Park amid heritage-listed buildings and beautiful gardens, ZSL London Zoo is an oasis in the heart of the capital. With over 750 amazing animal species to discover, as well as live shows and fantastic, immersive exhibits, this is an unmissable attraction.

Visitors can go in with the spiders in the zoo’s BUGS exhibit, and experience Europe’s only walk through spider enclosure.  Head down to England’s largest penguin pool at Penguin Beach and watch the Humboldt penguins dive, swim, frolic and feed, or step Into Africa and observe the elegance and grace of the giraffes from the viewing platform.

Move through lush forested pathways when Gorilla Kingdom brings the African rainforest to the heart of London. And younger visitors can explore Animal Adventure, home to meerkats, llamas and aardvarks in an immersive animal experience, designed for children, by children.  

Your ticket helps secure a future for endangered animals by directly contributing to ZSL’s Conservation programmes. 

Note: Children aged 3 + will be charged on entrance fee for London Zoo.

More info visit www.zsl.org/zsl-london-zoo


4. Historical / Educational - Natural History Museum 

London has a wealth of museums ranging from books to dinosaurs to cars and trains. These are great venues that both you and the kids can enjoy. The Natural History Museum has hundreds of exciting, interactive exhibits in one of London’s most beautiful landmark buildings.

Highlights include the popular Dinosaurs gallery, Mammals display with the unforgettable model blue whale and the spectacular Central Hall, home to the Museum’s iconic Diplodocus skeleton. Don’t miss the state-of-the-art Darwin Centre Cocoon where, on a self-guided tour, you can see hundreds of fascinating specimen and look into laboratories where scientists are at work.

If this sounds like something you and the kids would enjoy you will love the price. Admission is free however there may be charges for some temporary exhibits. The museum is open daily from 10.00 - 17.50. Last admission is at 17.30.

More info at http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit.html


and one for the rainy day…

5. Kid Zania Westfield London  

Let your kids explore a child-size city at Westfield London, where they can try out more than 60 real life role-play activities, from banking and acting to fighting crime as a police officer.

Each of KidZania London’s immersive experiences is crafted to teach kids essential life skills including financial literacy and independence, so there’s plenty to learn as they explore the attraction.

Many of the activities are run by high street names, such as Innocent Drinks, where the little ones can have a go at smoothie making; H&M, where they can learn about fashion and design; and Renault, which lets them have a go at changing tyres on a scale version of a Formula E racing car. There is even a British Airways terminal with an aircraft that’s home to an Aviation Academy and Cabin Crew Training.

More info at KID ZANIA






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