Schools Out! Here are a few of our summer holidays must-dos...

Whether you love it when the kids are off or you're counting down the days until they're back in the classroom, the summer holidays have well and truly arrived and the kids have at least a six week break from the school.

During the summer holidays, there are at least six weeks, 42 days, 1008 hours and 60,480 minutes and 3,628,800 consecutive seconds more than usual to keep your little terrors entertained. A sobering reality check? 

Fear not! We've narrowed down some of the top kid friendly activities across each corner of the capital. These destinations are so great, even you'll be looking forward to the next six weeks of summer fun! 

North London

Museum: RAF Museum, Colindale

Cost: FREE
Why hereIt's often an overlooked choice when deciding which London museum to visit. It also provides a great first visual reference on London during WW1 and WW2 - great if you still want the learning to continue outside the classroom. 

Outdoor: Hackney City Farm, Hackney

Cost: FREE (although, as a charity, it relies heavily on donations)
Why hereThere's nothing quite like a City Farm, particularly when the city is London, of course. 

Foodie friendly: Chin Chin Labs, Camden Market

Cost: ££
Why here: What's not to love? Treat the kids to "Liquid Nitrogen" (aka Ice-cream)! With a selection of flavours surrounded by the undying character and charm of Camden Market, visiting here will be a day-out in itself! 

South London

Museum: Horniman Museum, Forest Hill

Cost: Varies (£ - ££)
Why here: It's regularly voted as one of the top museums the capital has to offer. There's always a range of exhibitions on offer - and an aquarium too. It's the perfect place to learn more about life both below and above the sea!

Outdoor: The Maze at Crystal Palace Park, Crystal Palace

Cost: Free
Why here: It's a chance to simply get lost in one of the country's mazes could either be the best family experience or a nerve inducing activity! Providing you're mindful of the heatwave warnings recently issued by the Met Office, of course... 

Foodie friendly: Pop Brixton, Brixton

Cost: ££
Why hereIt's a fantastic destination for parents of fussy eaters with various food stalls from Italian to Vietnamese. Pop Brixton also hosts both free and paid-for sessions including DJ classes and Yoga. 

East London

Museum: V&A Museum of Childhood, Bethnal Green 

Cost: Free
Why here: Because I'm sure it'll be pure entertainment in itself when the kids discover what children's entertainment was before the world of iPads, Snapchat and Fortnite... 

Outdoor: Lloyd Park, Walthamstow

Cost: Free
Why here: It's often overlooked by many locals but the basketball courts, moat and island and bowling greens makes it a great place to spend a sunny afternoon with the kids. 

Foodie friendly: Cereal Killer Café, Brick Lane

Cost: ££
Why here: World Famous cafe in the heart of East London with cafes now located in the Middle East, it's the perfect chance to try new and unusual cereal flavours more exciting than the standard 7:30am bowl of rice crispies. 

West London

Museum: Science Museum, South Kensington

Cost: £
Why here: Describing by Visit London as "interactive and thought provoking", the Science Museum is a favourite and exhibitions have something for all the family. Plus, it's the perfect destination for the kids to re-energise their brain cells. 

Outdoor: Go Ape, Battersea

Cost: £££
Why here: It's a highly recommended chain of outdoor adventures that offers a range of high ropes activities great for a thrill seeking family! 

Foodie friendly: Matese Pasta Lab, Shepherd’s Bush  

Cost: ££
Why here: With an original and eclectic menu, this restaurant manages to make the staple carbohydrate way more interesting, kids and adults have a huge choice of shapes, fillings, sauces and flavours suitable for others.

Central London

Museum: London Transport Museum, Covent Garden

Why here: Kids go free but people of all ages can enjoy this museum. The London Transport Museum offers incredible interactive exhibits that provide a comprehensive historical context of the capital's iconic transport infrastructure.

Gallery: Brunei Gallery, Russel Square

Cost: FREE 
Why hereIt's often an overlooked gallery, but it showcases the best Asian, Middle Eastern and African historical and contemporary exhibitions in London. Broaden your knowledge by visiting the Empire of Sikhs or learning more of life in Colonial India. If the weather's nice, it's worth checking out the Japanese Roof Garden for a picnic too.

Foodie friendly: SCOOP: A Wonderful Ice Cream World, Kings Cross

Cost: ££
Why hereIt's both a chance to sample unusual ice creams and also learn about the sweet treats' history - not only do you get a chance to receive brain freeze, but also a chance to learn the science behind it! 


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