Capital tots

Adventures and days out for babies, toddlers and children in and around London - the greatest City on earth

Parks The Aquarium Classic London sites National Gallery Free activities Farms and zoos The coast British Museum Musuem of London Docklands The London Eye Natural History Musuem Museum of London Docklands

Greenwich Park

Greenwich Park

Greenwich - South London

Greenwich Park is my personal favourite as it’s my local park. It has two cafes both of which are kiddie friendly as well as a large playground with a sand-pit, boating lake and gorgeous flower gardensfind out more.

Museum of childhood

Best free days out

London is blessed by the fact that many of the best days out are totally free - these are some which I think your children will enjoy almost as much as you…

Surrey Docks Farm

Surrey Quays - East London / best in good weather / all ages

Free farm in central London with lots to keep curious toddlers and children happy for hours…find out more.

The Museum of London Docklands

West India Quay - East London/ good in wet weather / best for walking toddlers

Regularly voted London’s best museum for children, the Museum of London Docklands is superb for all ages including teeny-tiny ones…find out more.


The National Maritime Museum

Greenwich - South London / good in wet weather / great for all ages incl babies

Very child-friendly museum all about the UK’s maritime history with lots of interactive exhibits…find out more.

Photo: Copyright National Maritime Museum

Museum of Childhood

Bethnal Green - East London / good in wet weather / older babies and upwards

This is the classic London children’s museum. It’s usually swarming with school groups but that doesn’t stop it being a really fun day out…find out more.


The Natural History Museum

South Kensington - West London / good in wet weather / older babies and upwards

Budding naturalists and dinosaur hunters will love the NHM. It’s big and busy but it really shouldn’t be missed…find out more. Photo: copyright: Natural History Museum



South Bank

Waterloo - Central London / best in good weather / all ages

Wander along the banks of the Thames watching street performers and entertainers, warm up in the South Bank Centre then lunch in Giraffe or Strada…find out more.

The National Army Museum (there is a small £2.50 charge for the kids zone)

Sloane Square - Central London / good in wet weather / best for walking toddlers

A gem of a day out for energetic toddlers who don’t need any interest in soldiers to have a great day out…if they do, it’s a bonus…find out more.

Mudchute Farm

Isle of Dogs - East London / best in good weather / all ages

One of Europe’s largest City farms with a great cafe…find out more.

Coram Fields

Coram’s Fields - North of central London

Children’s oasis in the middle of one of London’s busiest areas – Kings Cross. Playground, sandpit, paddling pool and cafe - you can almost forget you are in central London…find out more.