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GO Kids & Families in Central London

Family Days Out in Cental London Gone are the days when children were seen and not heard, now there’s a range of museums and activities with them specifically in mind and at many of these places the motto is: “The louder the better”. So let your youngsters run wild with our guide to the best events for children in Central London.

Kids have bags of energy and one way that they can channel this ceaseless need to be constantly on the go is by trying their hand at some of the range of dance activities available in Central London. Biodanza [map], Shelton Street, Covent Garden, offers youngsters the chance to enjoy a variety of classes from street and breakdance to the latest pop moves that they see on their favourite artiste’s videos.

Boys are notoriously opposed to some forms of dance but they’ll be enthralled with a lesson at Capoeira [map] , The Place, Duke’s Road. This is a dance class with a difference. Based upon a martial art developed in Brazil, Capoeira offers some great exercise, and non-contact moves in a fun environment.

Budding dancers might fancy taking to the stage but first they should learn the history of their craft at The Theatre Museum [map], Tavistock Street. Join in the fun at the Stage Struck activity afternoon which is regularly held for creative youngsters who want to learn more about performing arts. There’s also make up and costume demonstrations on a daily basis.

If you, or your youngster, is lacking energy head to the Barbican Centre Children’s Library [map], Silk Street, for a well deserved rest and the chance to catch up on the latest Harry Potter.

Looking for somewhere to stay shouldn’t be a problem in Central London as there are many child-friendly hotels in the area.

Family-friendly hotels offer unique services such as children’s menus, child-sized beds and baby-sitting services. Stay close to your brood by booking into a large family room.

Hotels like The Sidney [map], Victoria, offer rooms that can be used by up to six adults, thus providing great roomy family accommodation.

It’s never too early to introduce your child to theatre and there’s plenty of children’s theatre companies in the area. There’s also the West End on your doorstep and shows such as The Lion King, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Grease will keep little one’s and teenagers enthralled for a few hours.

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