Tips on how to make the most of London in the autumn with kids.
With the evenings gradually getting darker, the leaves beginning to curl up at the corners and a crisper feel in the air, signs that autumn is lurking are starting to emerge in the UK. If you are in London you may worry that there will be less to do with the kids with the arrival of autumn and the colder weather. On the contrary, autumn can be a great time to be in London with children, the trick is knowing where to go and what to see.
Take a look at the following autumn London activities for kids.
Visit a London park
London parks are a fantastic place to visit all year round with children, but particularly during the autumn when the ground is carpeted with a sea of golden leaves.
Letting the kids let of steam by running through and kicking the leaves in the likes of Kew Gardens, Hyde Park and Clapham Common, can be an invigorating experience for all the family.
Visit the Lord Mayor’s Show
This popular annual event dates back as far as 1215! With a colourful procession of dancers, floats and marching bands making its way through London’s streets, the Lord Mayor’s Show, which takes place in mid-November, is an exciting day out for children and adults alike.
There is no time quite like Halloween to set sparks in a child’s imagination and there is no place quite like London to experience a fantastic Halloween.
There are literally dozens of Halloween events taking place across the capital during the year’s spookiest night, meaning families are left with the arduous choice of which one to attend.
A firm Halloween favourite takes place at the London Dungeon, where kids can enjoy pumpkin carving, dressing up, terrifying witch trials and cauldrons bursting with sweets!
Just as you thought there was no place on Earth better to be for Halloween than in London, the same can certainly be said for Bonfire Night.
As it was in London where Guy Fawkes famously tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament, the British capital really ‘goes to town’ on Bonfire Night.
Just remember to wrap the kids up warm, take the camera and head on down to one of the capital’s many breathtaking bonfire and firework displays put on throughout London on this historical night.