While London has everything a couple could want – fantastic food and drink, music venues and dinners on the Thames – it’s also a fabulous place for some quality family time too. So, if you’ve got the whole family together in the capital, read on for three of the best family-friendly activities in and around the Finsbury area.
Providing activities and a haven for children for 80 years, Coram’s Fields is an excellent place for the kids to go ape and there’s only one rule – “No adult can enter without a child”.
It’s this credo that informs everything at Coram’s Field, which is essentially a vast park designed just for children – and their parents of course! Everything your young ones need to run, play, explore and experience the outdoors is here, and Coram’s Field is an excellent way for the entire family to enjoy the fleeting British summertime. It is also just a short journey from your hotel Montcalm London City.
As well as the many playgrounds on-site, there’s also a working city farm and a wildlife garden. It’s the type of place children can run, scream and play, while you enjoy the surroundings and maybe a cheeky ice cream when the kids aren’t looking.
St Katherine Docks Treasure Trail
A self-guided treasure hunt, the St Katherine Docks Treasure Trail is a brilliant way to spend a few hours as a family.
A pirate-themed treasure hunt, the trail takes in the St Katherine Docks and Tower of London areas, giving your children – and probably you – some great historical insight into the area. At the same time, it’s a well-structured, engaging activity that may well have you scratching your head at points as you search for the next clue.
While you are nominally searching for a treasure-laden schooner that disappeared in the 1800’s, this is really about a fun, thoroughly enjoyable experience for the whole family. Only a quick journey from Montcalm’s many 5 star hotels in London, you’re ideally placed to strike out and find some legendary lost treasure.
Freightliners City Farm
While Islington isn’t the type of place you’d expect to find a working farm, Freightliners City Farm is here to prove you wrong!
Right in the heart of Islington – and only a short journey from your hotel Montcalm London City – the farm sees over 40,000 visitors every year, and there’s a reason it’s so popular.
Freightliner City Farm has a full roster of animals on-site, with sheep, goats, cows, ducks, guinea pigs and more besides. It’s the perfect place for the kids – and adults, too – to leave behind the bustle of the city and relax in tranquil surroundings. The little ones will love petting and learning about the animals – and the staff are very knowledgeable and friendly – and you can always grab something to eat at the café if you’re feeling a little worn out. It’s an excellent day out for everyone and more than worth the short trip.