The best way to explore London with toddlers and preschoolers

The best way to explore London with toddlers and preschoolers

London is one of the most loved destinations for all ages and most all kinds of travellers all over the world. Some might argue travelling to London with small kids, toddlers and preschoolers is not a great idea. But the truth is London has so many activities, attractions and things to do for preschoolers and toddlers that a well-planned trip can be a really fun one for you and your family. So don’t wait up and come visit this vibrant city with your toddlers and preschoolers. 

First thing when planning a trip with kids to make sure you book a comfortable flight with loads of snacks and things to entertain them. Once you have made the journey you need to book a nice hotel package in London that offers family and kids friendly facilities and services. Having a good rest after all the travel in a comforting hotel is absolutely vital and will help you rest and revive even while you are exploring the city. When you are all settled and ready to step out in the city, here’s a list of things you can see and do. 

London Zoo and Aquarium

Located in the heart of London city, the London zoo and aquarium is a must visit. Your kids will simply love both the experience. The ZSL London zoo is a part of the great Regent’s Park in central. Easy to get to, this zoo houses 673 species of animals, making it the biggest zoo in London. London Zoo is the third largest zoo in the world. The zoo is massive and  requires at least half a day to be fully explored. It features penguins, lions, a gorilla kingdom, lemurs, reptiles, birds of many species and insects to name a few. All you have to do is book your ticket and make sure it is a clear weather day. If the day is rainy, it can get a bit mucky and difficult with kids and a lot of animals are also not out in the open. 

IThe London aquarium is also an enjoyable place for kids. It is a great place to explore sea life. It is located near the city’s iconic London eye. A favourite with travellers from around the world, this place witnesses a million witnesses each year. The sea life London aquarium is divided into zones called the Coral Kingdom, ocean invaders and the rainforest adventure. The creatures featured in these zones include sharks, several fish species from all over the world, octopus, coral reef inhabitants, rays and more. Most of the aquarium is indoors and can be enjoyed even on a rainy day. 

After exploring such a massive and busy London attraction, that too with kids can get very tiring. Book yourself a stay at the Montcalm luxury hotels of London and enjoy a lovely hotel stay along with a lovely holiday.

City Farm

London is probably the only unique city that has a farm in the city. Hard to believe but true, you don't have to travel outside of London to visit and see the life of animals at a farm. Visiting a farm can be a very enriching experience for kids, as they meet farm animals and can really live the Old McDonald’s farm rhyme. London has a number of farms in the heart of the city. The farms are usually free to visit, but you can leave a donation if you like. The farms within London are the Freightliners City Farm (between Caledonian Road tube and the Highbury & Islington), the Spitalfields city farm, Vauxhall city farm (this farm has alpacas), Mudchute (that has Llamas), for small farm animals like rabbits, guinea pigs, hens, ducks and more you can visit the Hackney city farm. 

After an eventful day at one of the above mentioned city farms enjoy a lovely meal at one of the amazing restaurants in Finsbury Square. Here you will find a great selection of eating joints to choose from that offer a delicious kids menu too. Booking a stay at the Montcalm Royal London House keeps you close to all the lovely restaurants in and around the Finsbury Square area.  

Hop-on hop-off bus tour

The best and most popular way of seeing almost all the attractions of London city is via the London Hop-on hop-off bus tours. The classic double decker bus with an open upstairs will take you from the heart of the city narrating intriguing stories and facts about the city’s history, culture, monuments and lifestyle. The kids will love sitting on the upper deck and enjoying the sights of this beautiful city. London double decker buses are also an attraction and experience worth trying while you are in the city. The pass lasts for a day and as the name of the excursion suggests you can hop-on and hop-off at whichever attraction you may like. That also gives you the flexibility you need when travelling with kids. 

London Eye

Another iconic attraction of the city is the London Eye. A giant ferris wheel that gives you a gorgeous panoramic view of the city. The kids love going in this big wheel and enjoying the views from its capsules. Go on and let your preschoolers spot the major London landmarks.

London Museums

London Museums are famous all over the world. They carry the rich history of the city in its galleries, exhibitions, displays and events. A lot of museums in the city are dedicated to only kids along with a number of great events that place for age specific kids. This is something the younger kids will surely enjoy. Museums are also great places to visit if the London weather decides to be unpredictable. The museums popular among kids are the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, British Museum, Horniman museum, Postal Museum and the London Transport Museum.

London Parks 

Last but not the least are the massive, gorgeous and many royal parks of London. In good weather they are lovely for family picnics, walks, boating, eating at the cafes, their beautiful and colourful playgrounds and play areas. Located in the heart of the city are Green park, St, James Park, Hyde Park, Regent’s Park, Primrose Hill, Kensington Gardens and Richmond Park.