5 fun things to do with the family on a Bank Holiday trip to London

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Keeping the whole family entertained this bank holiday is a breeze when you decide to take a trip to London as the entire city comes alive with an array of fantastic activities and attractions to suit all ages and interests.

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Here are some suggestions for those staying with us at the Park Grand London Kensington this bank holiday to give you an idea of just what’s on offer in this buzzing and bustling city.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show

RHS Chelsea flower show

You don’t need to be green fingered to enjoy a visit to one of the world’s biggest and best flower shows! London bursts into vibrant colour with the arrival of this annual celebration of all things floral, but even if you’ve not been able to get tickets for the family there are still several amazing free events going on in nearby Chelsea,(just a short walk away from the Park Grand London Kensington) such as free workshops, talks and grow your own activities for the little ones.

Open-air theatres

Open Theater

All through the month of May, you’ll be able to catch a performance from the people behind Shakespeare’s Globe or pay a visit to Regent’s Park to see an array of plays carried out during the afternoon and into the early evening.

Enjoy an Indian afternoon tea with us before grabbing a picnic blanket and heading over to catch a performance this bank holiday; we’re sure you won’t be disappointed!

Covent Garden May Fayre and Puppet Festival

For a few performances that the kids are going to love, why not pop over to Covent Garden to help Mr Punch celebrate his 356th birthday at the May Fayre and Puppet Festival?

This event brings together puppeteers from all over the world and is just a short Tube ride away from the Park Grand London Kensington, so it’s easy to get to and you can enjoy the novelty of using London’s underground network if you’re a first time visitor.

London craft week

If you’re looking to get hands-on during your visit to the Park Grand London Kensington, then join the many artisan craftspeople that will be celebrating London craft week throughout May.

With several workshops and activities planned all over the city, you can try your hand at a number of new and traditional crafts before heading back to your hotel to enjoy an Indian afternoon tea as a special treat to mark your new-found creative streak.

The Great Hampstead Bark Off

If you’re a family of dog lovers looking for a special treat for your pooch back at home, then The Great Hampstead Bark Off is a great day out.

Running on the 5th of May, meet dogs of all breeds and their owners while browsing the stalls full of doggy delights before settling down to watch dog agility and a wide range of other pooch-related events sure to be a big hit with the whole family.