Best London activities for under 5s

Under 5s activities

Keeping toddlers entertained is a challenge at the best of times but when you’re away for a city break, the last thing you want is bored and restless little ones turning what should be your time to relax into a fraught and tense battle of wills.

Luckily London is crammed full of activities and excursions that are bound to keep even the fussiest and most hyper of children occupied. Whether you want something educational or exciting, there is something here to suit every toddler and their interests.

After a jam-packed day of fun activities, stroll back to your room at the Kensington Park Hotel London with your family for some quality time.

London Transport Museum

Covent Garden Piazza, London WC2E 7BB

London Transport Museum

A lot of children are fascinated with public transport and how it works, so a visit to this museum will be both a fun and educational experience for little ones. Situated in the heart of Covent Garden, the museum explores the link between public transport and the ever-growing landscape of modern London. Be sure to check out the iconic red London bus, the world’s very first Underground steam train and the padded cell, a train carriage which dates back to the 1890s. This experience is really interactive so is great for outgoing children. They’ll love hopping on board the buses and have a go on the tube driving simulator.

All those bus and Tube exhibitions will have left you little ones desperate to try out the real thing, so why not hop on the easily accessible public transport links and head back to your room at the Kensington Park Hotel London?

Tumbling Bay Playground

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, E20 2ST 

London playground

When it comes to children’s playgrounds, this one nestled within Queen Elizabeth’s Olympic Park is pretty spectacular. Much more than your usual set-up of swings and slides, here little ones will have the chance to explore rock pools, sand pits, climb treehouses and scale wobbly bridges while you find a suitable park bench to sit on, relax and read a book on.

All that outdoor exploring can tire out toddlers, so head back to one of our 4-star hotels in Kensington London where you and the whole family will be able to enjoy a relaxing evening.

Discover Children’s Story Centre

383-387 High Street, Stratford, London, E15 4QZ

Story Centre

Imaginative toddlers who love reading will be sent on an exciting adventure when they visit this enchanting adventure inspired by different children’s stories. Head to Story World, which is spread across two floors and is home to a number of different stories and play areas. Little ones can join space alien Hootah has he embarks on a story collecting mission. He’s looking for inspiration for new stories so children will have the opportunity to see their ideas come to life. On the ground floor, there are giant trees and a steamship that children can climb on, making this day an interactive, engaging and educational experience.