Cheap Days Out with the Kids in London Near Me

Going around a revolving door, losing a sandal on the tube, throwing forks in a nice restaurant… ah, lovely days out with the kids.  Is there a better way to do this?!  Well, if you’re looking for a memorable kids’ day out in London, then we have a suggestion!

Drop them off at Holiday Academy and let us take care of their day.  Our experience days for kids are packed to bursting with new sights and skills.   Holiday Academy makes amazing memories for kids during the school holidays, where they’ll make new friends and try new stuff.   Just perfect if you want a day off too…

Kids’ day out in London
When you’re a parent, finding time to recharge yourself is important.  During the school holidays, you’ll be no good to anyone if you are totally frazzled.  So plan some days out with the kids, where you’ll be on best form, and give them some experience days with Holiday Academy (so you’ll get space to recover).   Our high-energy team is already planning a really thrilling programme for the next school holiday, and we’re ready to book you in!

Kayaking experience days for kids
Kayaking is our favourite!  Days spent on the canal are always rewarding and great fun besides.  We partner with an awesome local kayak company that operates on the canalside in Camden – close enough for us to walk there. 

Our kayaking experience days must be pre-booked.  They’re suitable for ages 8+ and you can book one or more.  You can combine this with one of our famous Holiday Academy day trips, or just book a week’s kayaking.  Pirate Castle also provides experience days focused on other activities like fishing or climbing.  What do you fancy?  We are super duper flexible.  Make an enquiry and we’ll see what we can do for your child.

Kids’ day out in London
Don’t worry, we won’t leave them at the station with an Oyster card.  Our kids’ days out in London are painstakingly planned and always delightful.  We can’t guarantee they’ll eat all their crusts but we CAN guarantee they’ll have a brilliant time.   We slap a high-vis vest on everyone and set off to broaden their horizons (and laugh a lot)!

What are the ingredients for a successful kids’ day out in London?  The city is so vast and so full of opportunities. 

Here are our Top Tips:
Pick a venue that will hold your kids’ attention; cheap days out for kids include the museums and art galleries, which are usually more fun than you expect!   Devise a mission for their trip.  This could be making a drawing inspired by a famous work of art; hunting for graffiti on a planned trail; or taking a photograph of yourselves with a Royal Guard.  One of the best cheap days out for kids is just to explore one of the beautiful parks in London – with a mission, it becomes an adventure.  Allow plenty of time so you aren’t rushing.  And plan a FEW options for lunch stops! 

With plenty of kids’ days out in London under our belts, the Holiday Academy team is well-equipped to keep children happy.  If your kids fancy joining us, here’s an idea about what we might be doing……. 

Some of our kids’ days out in London have been……
>At the British Museum – where we tracked down real Inca gold!
>To the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, where we met some astronomers and learned about the wonders of the sky.
>To the Science Museum, to watch Tim Peake’s departure on huge live screens (absolutely amazing).
 >To the Tate Modern, Whitechapel Gallery, and V&A – for fascinating tours and child-friendly workshops, some of which were led by the museums.
>To the Roundhouse, for a Shakespearean-style Christmas show.
>To the RIBA building – to learn about architecture.
>To Regents’ Park mosque, to learn about faith and community.  

We hate to use the ‘E’ word, but our trips are always secretly EDUCATIONAL!  Lucky for us, we don’t have tests or syllabus to worry about, but we just love to show the kids a bit more of the world – from science to art, London is a rich resource of knowledge and experience.   And now you don’t have to organise your own trip to see it!  Simply make an enquiry to find out what trips we are planning, and when to book the kids in at Holiday Academy.

Book kids’ days out in London at Holiday Academy
Our days out are definitely among the most popular on our calendar.  The kids love our adventures (and so do we).  So if you’re interested in sending your children on one of our experience days in London then please send us an enquiry and find out what’s brewing.   The summer offers lots of opportunities for special trips, but we often squeeze a trip in during a half term or December break (love a Christmassy trip!).  Send us an email today!