Family-friendly places to visit in London
Discover the top places to visit in and around London with your family. Make memories to treasure as you get active, tackle trails and connect with nature together in the great outdoors, or enjoy immersing into the history inside some famous historic houses.
Visit Father Christmas in his grotto at Ham House (booking essential), or discover the beautifully decorated house , with an animal-themed trail around the house and Frost Fair inspired games in the beautiful gardens.
Whatever your tradition, the Christmas holiday is the perfect time of year to come together with friends and family, and Morden Hall Park is the perfect location. Simple pleasures such as wintery strolls through the park and cosy drinks in the café make it a special time of year. Our Garden Centre is also comes into it own as the perfect place to browse for gifts and buy a Christmas tree.
Come and visit Father Christmas and his elves, who’ll be whizzing down the chimney this November and December (booking essential). Write letters to Father Christmas, try some Christmas colouring and spot naughty elves hidden all around the house in a festive trail.
a below stairs adventure perfect for families. Learn how to be a footman, discover the mystery behind Mrs Bunce, try on costumes and have a go at festive themed games, all against the backdrop of Georgian-style Christmas decorations.
Wrap up warm and wander through the gardens, following the Rainham Reindeer Festive Trail. 14 - 23 December,11am-4pm. £3 per participant, with a bag of ‘reindeer food’ to take home at the end of the trail, ready for Christmas Eve.
Head to the Outer Courtyard where little people will love getting stuck into the Mud Kitchen, using imaginative play to create culinary masterpieces. The Wilderness is a wonderful place to explore too, with over a mile of Hornbeam hedges arranged in a maze-like pattern.
From bike rides to den building, discover the full range of family-friendly activities and events taking place at Osterley Park.
Explore the natural play area, spot wildlife from the boardwalk and enjoy a family walk at Morden Hall Park, with pushchair friendly routes available. Wander into the second hand book shop for a treasure trove of stories.
Family nature activities and games to do together at a beautiful hidden gem in east London, Rainham Hall and Community Garden.