If you’re planning a getaway to London with the little ones this year, you may be thinking about going in July or August, or maybe even around Christmas time as it’s a great city to be in during those periods of the year.
However, going in spring can actually work out much better for you, as it will be loads cheaper and there is just as much going on in the UK’s capital to amaze your kids. Get those cheap flights to London booked with Bravofly.co.uk and check out some of these great family events in the city during spring.
- CBeebies Live! Presents Justin and Friends: Mr Tumble’s Circus
Your very little ones will love this circus-themed CBeebies extravaganza, which is touring the UK and coming to London in April 2015. Expect singing, dancing, comedy from Justin Fletcher’s extended cast of creations including Mr Tumble and characters from ‘Gigglebiz’ and ‘Something Special.’
- Covent Garden May Fayre and Puppet Festival
The annual Covent Garden May Fayre & Puppet Festival (which celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2015), brings together Punch and Judy professors from around the country for a day of jolly old-fashioned fun. The grand procession at 11am is led by a brass band, and culminates with a birthday toast to Mr Punch.
- The Diana Memorial Playground
Hopefully the London spring weather will be on your side, and if so, you should definitely take your kids to the Diana Memorial Playground, which is complete with a large pirate ship, swings, tepees, sensory trail and sand for hours of play. Entry to the enclosed park is free, and it’s ideally located in Kensington Gardens which is great if you want to make a big day of it.
- Harry Potter’s London Tour
This Muggle’s Walking Tour is a must for any true Harry Potter fans, as the guides take you through the iconic locations where the amazing story was set and filmed. There’s also the use of props and even some trivia facts and questions. 10% of the proceeds go to various charities, too.
- Giant Easter Duck Hunt
The London Wetland Centre is host to a truly great Easter event for the little ones this spring. Follow the giant Easter duck trail around the beautiful nature reserve to discover where the big Yellow Ducklings are hiding, disguised as the real ducks you will see. If you discover them all you’ll win a Cadbury Freddo Frog.
- Natural History Museum
Ok, so British weather isn’t always exactly reliable, so it’s usually a good idea to have a solid rainy day plan! The Natural History Museum will amaze your little ones (and big ones!) so much though, that they’ll want to go back even in the glorious sun shine. The museum even provides ‘explorer backpacks’ for kids, which contains explorer gear and a booklet to get them engaged and keep them even more occupied as they explore the incredible exhibits.