As pandemic restrictions loosen, you may be looking forward to a trip to London. The Big Smoke is an exciting place to be, especially after many months of staying at home. But how can you explore the city safely? If you’re still a little anxious about the pandemic and would prefer to keep your distance from others, here are 5 socially distanced activities the kids will love. Don’t forget your mask for added peace of mind.
1. Dinosaur World Live
Dinosaur World Live is back for another roar-some year and this time it’s taking place at London Wonderground, a socially distanced venue with an outdoor festival vibe. Meet Miranda, the daughter of a palaeontologist, and her fascinating prehistoric pals that are wonderfully brought to life on stage through masterful puppetry. An international smash hit and a West End success, Dinosaur World Live is certainly one of the best family days out in London and is perfect for children over three.
2. Picnic in the Park
After a spot of children’s theatre London, you might want to sit back, relax and go over the show in detail at one of the city’s beauty spots. The Royal Parks provide a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of city life. And there are many wonderful green spaces to enjoy a spot of lunch. Picnic in Hyde Park before boating on the Serpentine Lake or climb to the top of Primrose Hill in Regent’s Park for spectacular panoramic views of the city. Set up your gingham blanket and picnic basket away from the crowds and outdoors safely.
3. Head to a Museum
One of the great things about London is that it’s home to an array of incredible family-friendly museums. From the London Transport Museum in Covent Garden to the Natural History Museum which currently has a full blue whale skeleton on display, you won’t be short of choice. Weekends are likely to be busier than week days, so this is something to consider. But the great thing about a museum is you can roam around at your own pace and focus on exhibits that are less crowded.
4. Head to Little Venice
London might be a big, bustling city, but there’s plenty of things to do outside. So, keep an eye on the weather and when the sun’s in the sky take the kids for a stroll around Little Venice. An oasis of tranquillity in West London, Little Venice offers a picturesque network of waterways, canals, waterside cafes, restaurants and bars. There are many things to do while you’re there from boat rides to grabbing a bite to eat in a restaurant with socially distanced tables. The choice is yours.
5. Head to a Street Market
Often, the simplest of activities are the most fun. So why not spice up lunchtime with a trip to a street food market? London has many wonderful markets to explore including Portobello Road market which serves up a host of mouth-watering cuisine from around the world. Head to Spain for a taste of paella or Thailand for a Thai green curry. In the mood for an Italian? Then you can even watch fresh pasta being cooked inside a cheese wheel. Again, you can keep your distance from others while enjoying a safe outdoor environment.
Once you know what to do in London with kids during these challenging times, you’ll enjoy a day to remember. Don’t forget to book your tickets to Dinosaur World Live today.