Children: Days Out For Kids
Battersea Park Childrens Zoo
Family-run zoo featuring meerkats, lemurs, otters, pygmy goats, monkeys, giant rabbits and miniature shetland ponies. With animal encounters, a play area and a cafe. Groups and childrens parties welcome. Battersea Park, London, SW11 4NJ.
Royal Botanic Gardens
Family-friendly activities such as the Climbers and Creepers and Treehouse Towers play zones, the Xstrata treetop walkway, Evolution House and a giant badget sett. Open daily at 09:30 with variable closing hours. Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AB.
Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Playground
Peter Pan themed playground, with a sensory trail, teepees, a large wooden pirate ship surrounded by a beach, toys and play sculptures. Open daily (except Christmas Day) with variable closing times. Kensington Gardens, Kensington, London, W2 2UH.
Twickenham Stadium Tours
A part of the World Rugby Museum, with behind the scenes tours including the players dressing room. Open Tuesday to Saturday 10:00-17:00 and Sunday 11:00-17:00, with tours at regular intervals. Rugby Road, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW1 1DZ.
London Wetland Centre
Home to over 180 different species, including rare birds and a bat house. Regular programme of childrens activities. Open daily at 09:30 (except Christmas Day) with variable closing times. Queen Elizabeths Walk, Barnes, London, SW13 9WT.
Visitor zones including A-list Party, Premiere Night, Sports Zone, A Royal Appointment and Music Megastars. Open daily (except Christmas Day) at 09:00 on peak days and 09:30 off-peak, with variable closing hours. Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5LR.
London RIB Voyages
Speedboat rides along the river with comedian guides, including the Ultimate London Adventure, the Captain Kidds Canary Wharf voyage and the Thames Barrier Explorer voyage. Boarding Gate One, London Eye Millennium Pier, Southbank, London SE1.
Chessington World of Adventures
A wide range of attractions, with a zoo, rides and rollercoasters, a sea life centre, Wild Asia, Dragons Fury and the Dragon Falls boat ride. Open daily 10:00 with variable closing hours. Leatherhead Road, Chessington, Surrey, KT9 2NE.
The Original London Sightseeing Tour
Open top buses visiting London attractions, with childrens commentary, a kids club and pack containing an activity book. Open Monday to Saturday 08:30-18:00 and Sunday 09:00-17:30. 17-19 Cockspur Street, Trafalgar Square, London, SW1Y 5BL.
Spitalfields City Farm
Educational and fun activities, skills training, animal sponsorship and volunteer work. A wide range of animals and the cultivation of fruit and vegetables. Open Tuesday to Sunday at 10:00 with variable closing times. Buxton Street, London, E1 5AR.
Kensington Palace State Apartments
Highlights include the Enchanted Palace with contemporary fashion exhibitions, Queen Victorias bedroom, the Kings staircase, the Kings gallery and the sunken garden. Open daily 10:00-18:00 (17:00 winter). Kensington Gardens, London, W8 4PX.
Arsenal Emirates Stadium Tours
Guided tours of the football stadium, including a walk down the players tunnel and visits to the team dressing room, directors box and press conference facilities. Online booking available. Drayton Park, Highbury and Islington, London, N5 1BU.
Indoor play area for babies and children up to ten years old. With classes for pre-schoolers, a reading zone and themed workshops. Open Monday to Saturday 09:30-18:00 and Sunday 10:00-18:00. 68-70 Putney High Street, 1st Floor, London, SW15 1SF.