Half term is very nearly upon us. You’re probably thinking what shall we do, I have the kids for a week, and no plans. However don’t worry. I’ve teamed up with Little Bird to share the best deals and the best places to visit in London as a family this half term, and there is bound to be something for you.
So who are Little Bird? Little Bird are a one stop shop for families who are wanting great ideas and inspiration, at great prices. Whether you are looking for days out, events, theatre trips or family breaks, Little Bird have a day out for you.
If you’re stuck for inspiration on what to do next week, here are 5 fab ideas that your whole family will enjoy.
If you and your family love Shrek, then you need to visit Shrek’s Adventure at County Hall. This is a magical filled day out for any Shrek fan as you’ll be able to collect special ingredients needed for a magic spell to transport you home, visit Cinderella in Shrek’s swamp, rescue Pinocchio, and watch fairy-tale themed shows. It’s a packed day out and the experience lasts approximately 75 minutes.
Little Bird are offering an exclusive 50% off ticket prices, so best be quick! Tickets start from £11.00 for a child’s ticket and £13.50 for an adult’s ticket, which is great value for money.
You can also top and tail your day out with a trip to one of the nearby restaurants on the South Bank that are perfect for families, or take a walk along the Thames.
Dinosaurs in the Wild
If your children love dinosaurs, then this is a day out for you. Get up close and personal with dinosaurs at Dinosaurs in the Wild at Greenwich Peninsula, where you will step back 67 million years into the past. Here you’ll be able to take a dinosaur safari, witness Tyrannosaurus and Triceratops roaming in their natural environment, and interact with dinosaur eyeballs, teeth and claws, and see what’s inside a dinosaur poo! Plus there is so much more for you and your children to enjoy.
The day out is ideally aimed at children over 5 years of age, and the average running of the time is 70 minutes, so it’s best to allow 1.5 hours for your visit.
Little Bird are offering 30% off ticket prices that start from £15.40 for a child, and there are group family tickets available too.
Zip Now London
Fly through the air in London this May Half Term at Zip Now in Lambeth. Here you can travel down the three 225 metres of zip wipes on one of the world’s busiest and fastest city centre zips. If you’ve got a taste of adventure this is a perfect day out for you. You will take off at 100 metres and catch glimpses of the London skyline as you propel down to the ground.
The experience is for children who are 8 years old and over, and Little Bird are offering an exclusive 20% off ticket prices. Ticket price start from £14.50 for a child’s ticket.
If you fancy heading out of the city and enjoying a little bit of fresh air, the Bluebell Railway in Uckfield is for you. This is said to be one of Sussex’s best days out, and you will get to ride on a real steam engine through the countryside. It’s great to entertain the children, and they should hopefully love riding on a real locomotive steam train through the beautiful High Weald.
This sounds like a perfect day out to me, and fingers crossed the weather will be good too. Tickets are reasonably priced at £7.30 for a child’s return ticket and £14.50 for an adult’s ticket. Under 3’s go free, and the journey takes approximately 40 minutes.
Who doesn’t love a trip to the zoo? Well ZSL Whipsnade have the perfect family break. This is no ordinary trip to the zoo, in fact it’s an overnight stay. You will stay at the gorgeous Aubrey Park Hotel (which is roughly 10 miles from the zoo) and enjoy breakfast before heading off to the meet the animals.
At the zoo you will get to see Chimpanzees, Lemurs, Rhinos, Deer, Wallabies, Lions, Giraffe, and so many more. Plus for younger children they should love getting up close to the animals at the Hullabazoo Farm.
You’ll also be able to drive your car through the Passage through Asia, where you can see camels, yak and deer. This should certainly get the children excited and enjoy a trip in your car.
Little Bird are offering this trip from £129.00.
So those are 5 days out in London that you can enjoy with your family this May Half Term. There are so many other places that you can visit with Little Bird including KidZania, Thames River Cruises and Theatre trips. Check out the Little Bird website for more information and inspiration.
I would love to hear what your plans are for Half Term, and how you will be spending it as a family?
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