London is one of the best places you can visit with the kids. However, it can also be notoriously expensive.
The good news is, if budget is an issue there’s lots of ways you can enjoy a more affordable trip to the capital. Here, you’ll discover some great cheap things to do with the kids in London suitable for all budgets.
Head to the Battersea Park Children’s Zoo
While London Zoo may be the most famous zoo in the UK, it’s also one of the most expensive. However, did you know it’s not the only zoo in the capital?
The Battersea Park Children’s Zoo is a much cheaper alternative. There’s a great variety of animals on offer, and a generously sized playground packed with swings and climbing frames. There are picnic tables throughout the zoo, or you can treat you and the kids to a meal from the café. It’s a more affordable option that’s still going to provide the family with a fun-packed day.
Check out Finsbury Park
If you’re looking for a free activity for you and the kids, Finsbury Park is a great idea. The public park has an arboretum, formal gardens, a children’s play area, a lake and a café. There’s also a skatepark, football pitches, basketball and tennis courts. You could easily spend a good few hours here. You’ll also find the park is host to numerous events throughout the year.
This is a great activity to end on as you can catch the train from Finsbury park to Stevenage and other surrounding areas.
Have fun at the Horniman Museum and Gardens
If you’re looking for a fun-packed activity for the kids, the Horniman Museum and Gardens is a great idea. There’s a fantastic “Hands On” area where the kids can discover, handle and wear 4000 different museum artefacts. There’s even an onsite aquarium, featuring 15 different exhibits. You can head out to gardens which cover an impressive 16 acres, allowing the kids to let off steam.
As you can see, there’s a great choice of affordable family attractions and activities on offer. While London can be an expensive place to visit, there’s also a generous range of more affordable, and often free, activities to be enjoyed. The above are just a very small collection of ideas you’ll want to consider.
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