9 fun things to do with kids in London this spring

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Need something to do with the kids in the British capital this springtime? Check out our list of activities of fun things to do... 

Spring is a lovely time in London, as it emerges from the winter gloom. The flowers and tree blossoms come out, it starts to get lighter for longer and there’s a suggestion of a fresh new season on the air. 

If you’re visiting the capital with children, there’s plenty to do. From theater visits to garden events, there are attractions to suit all families. So whether you want to see a show, run around a palace garden looking for golden bunnies, or ride the secret mail train under London’s streets, there will be plenty of fun to be had. 

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Natural History Museum exhibition / London

1. Titanosaur: Life as the Biggest Dinosaur

The largest dinosaur known to have lived on Earth will be on display at the Natural History Museum for the first time ever this year. This interactive exhibition lets you get up close to Patagotitan mayorum, four times heavier than the museum’s much-loved Dippy the diplodocus. 
Find out more 
Date: March 31, 2023 to January 7, 2024 
Call: 020 7942 5000 
Address: Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD 

Lindt gold bunny hunt at Hampton Court Palace

2. The Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt

Combine history with chocolate in this annual event at Hampton Court Palace. Children aged three to 12 can run around the palace’s 60 acres of grounds, hunting for golden Lindt bunny statues and following the trail of clues to characters in the palace’s history. There’s a small chocolate treat at the end. Booking ahead is advisable. 
Find out more 
Date: April 1-16 2023 
Call: +44 20 3166 6000 
Address: Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey KT8 9AU 

Kew Gardens / Shutterstock

3. Children's Garden at Kew

Set within the splendor of Kew is this exciting Children’s Garden aimed at introducing kids aged two to 12 to the wonders of plants and everything that is needed to make them grow and thrive. There are plenty of activities and interactive attractions, and special quiet sessions for children with disabilities or different sensory needs. It’s advisable to book - and adults may enter only if accompanied by children. 
Find out more 
Date: Open all year 
Call: +44 20 8332 5655 
Address: Kew, Richmond, London, TW9 3AE 

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4. Regent’s Park and London Zoo

Spot the first signs of spring in Regents Park’s beautiful gardens and then meet some of London Zoo’s new arrivals. There are loads of activities for children, including feeding the animals, ‘be a zookeeper for a day’ experiences and Baby Sensory Stories sessions. 
Find out more 
Date: Open all year 
Call: +44 344 225 1826 
Address : Regent’s Park, Outer Circle, London NW1 4RY 

Natural History Museum, London, England

5. Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Annual exhibition showcasing incredible wildlife photography at the National History Museum. See the photos, watch short videos that accompany them and find out what you can do to help save the wild creatures in the photographs. 
Find out more 
Date: Until July 20, 2023 
Call: 020 7942 5000 
Address: Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD 

Matilda the musical / London

6. Matilda The Musical

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Roald Dahl’s much-loved book has been a critical success and is a great introduction to musical theater for children from around six upwards. Children of four and under won’t be admitted. 
Find out more 
Date: Until May 26, 2024 
Call: +44 20 3925 2998 
Address: Cambridge Theatre, Earlham St, London WC2H 9HU 

London Games Festival

7. London Games Festival

For children and adults alike, this festival celebrates gaming and gaming culture in all its forms, with exhibitions and events across venues in London. Events include the gaming BAFTAs, a grand comedy night fundraiser, and a special exhibition in Trafalgar Square. 
Find out more 
Date:  March 29 to April 8, 2023 
Address: Various venues 

Mail Rail / London

8. Mail Rail

Rather a fun and unexpected ride here for the family, along the 100-year-old tunnels of the postal railway that used to keep the mail running through London for 22 hours each day. Tickets to the Postal Museum are great value, giving a year’s access to the museum, and a ride on the mail train on the first visit. There are plenty of interactive exhibits too. Note that the railway was built to carry mail, not people, so do check accessibility. 
Find out more 
Date: All year, Wednesdays to Sundays 
Call: + 44 300 0300 700 
Address: The Postal Museum, 15-20 Phoenix Place, London, WC1X 0DA 

Baron Munchausen exhibition / London

9. The Extraordinary Time-Travelling Adventures of Baron Munchausen

The Edinburgh Fringe hit delivers a kid-friendly tale of swashbuckling, elephants and castles built of cheese among other fantastical tales. Find out more 
Date: March 5 (and October 1), 2023 
Call: +44 20 8545 7900 
Address: New Wimbledon Theatre, 93 The Broadway, London SW19 1QG  


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