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Ample Opportunities for Kids to Play and Learn in Kensington

Days out with kids in London can be a lot of fun and if you are in the posh Kensington area of the city, you will find plenty of opportunities as the area has many famous museums, adventure playgrounds, open parks and other opportunities for activities to have a wonderful time with the kids. Moreover, they can also have plenty of hands-on things to do and to learn.

Museums: South Kensington has three fantastic museums and each one of them can keep your kids occupied for the whole morning. Moreover, they are all free to enter.

The Science Museum: You can find interactive exhibits that will provide fun and education to the kids as they will be able to learn about the various scientific successes that have taken place in the last three centuries and they will be able to see what life would be like in the future. At the in-house IMAX 3D Cinema, families can enjoy a film about space exploration.

Natural History Museum: Kids can see a large number of amazing exhibits of dinosaurs, creepy crawlies and even a huge blue whale that will simply overwhelm them. They can also explore geographical fossils, minerals and rocks in the Earth Lab. Under-sevens can find free Explorer backpacks that have plenty of activities so that they can stay occupied.

The Victoria and Albert Museum is home to amazing artefacts dating back 3,000 years that have been collected from around the globe. Free events are organised for families every weekend including Drop-in-Design that enables kids to create their own designs.

Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Playground: Located in Kensington Gardens, this magical playground is inspired by the stories of Peter Pan and it features a large wooden pirate ship as its centre piece. When the kids are busy indulging in adventure activities, adults can relax on the seats provided. Model boats are also available for fun. At the Serpentine Lake in nearby Hyde Park, a rowing boat can be hired.

Kensington Palace: It offers significant opportunities for exploring its history and architecture with opportunities for educational learning.


Holland Park Adventure Playground offers a lot of fun opportunities as kids can enjoy the swings, aerial runway, mini climbing wall, and climbing frames. There is also a play area for small kids along with a sports area.

Queens Ice and Bowl: This amazing venue offers ice skating and tenpin bowling along with pay and play video games and amusements. Fascinating art colour change lighting and special effect light shows are also featured at the rink. It is an ideal place to go with kids in London.

All Star Lanes Bayswater: This bowling alley is small and friendly and features six lanes and offers one lane for advance booking. It also offers extra light bowling balls, bowling ramps, bowling bumpers and kids’ party menu.

Hyde Park: This serene parkland in the heart of London offers a lot of activities such as lido and paddling pools, rowing and pedal boats. It also offers Peter Pan Statue, Serpentine Solar Shuttle, Serpentine Gallery, and Speakers’ Corner. The other activities available at Hyde Park include cycling, horse riding and swimming.

For visitors to London, it would be best to stay at grand hotel London earls court as they would be located close to the various places of interest for their kids and they can have a comfortable stay at an affordable cost.

Chelsea FRC Museum and Stadium Tour: Your kids will simply love to take a tour of this place as they will learn about the story of Chelsea FC through interactive exhibits, audio visual shows and user-friendly touch screens that can be enjoyed individually or as part of a guided tour of the stadium.

Staying at Park Grand London Kensington, visitors to London will be able to explore the various opportunities for providing a great time to their kids.

Kidzania: An ideal place for kids to play as they can get about 75,000 sq. ft of play area which has a hospital, a bank, a Police Station, a Fire Station, an Aviation Academy and a Theatre. At these venues, kids can have unique role-play experiences and learn about careers, real-life skills, team work and independence.

Saatchi Gallery: Young people can get introduced to contemporary art and discover the most innovative art for free.

London Waterbus Canal Trips: Different types of canal trips of varying lengths are available on narrow boats that all have weather protection and large opening windows. Three of them have Historic Ship Certificates.

Bay Sixty 6: This place offers beginner’s sessions, after school clubs, group lessons and a changing wheel type schedule. Kids can improve their skills for using skates, boards and scoots.

Bramley’s Big Adventure: This kids’ indoor play centre also offers a gift shop and family cafe. It is an ideal place to take small kids and toddlers.

Kensington Memorial Park: The Park offers different recreational activities that include exciting formal areas and a playground for children along with tennis, football and junior cricket facilities.

Pottery Cafe: This pottery decorating studio offers great opportunities for kids to have fun while decorating their own pottery. Easy to use decorating sponges are available for those kids who do not feel like painting freehand.

There are many, many other opportunities in the Kensington area of London for kids’ activities and entertainment.

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