Kids & Families in North West London
|| In north west London
there’s more for children to do than watch television
and go to school, so why not take them out to enjoy the
delights of north west London.
One attraction that’s sure to keep them entertained
for a couple of hours is the waxwork figures at Madame
The exhibition has been around in some form or another
since the 1800’s and has been steadily evolving
into the gallery of stars and celebrities it is renowned
for today. There’s also the Spirit of London [map] and the Chamber of Horrors [map] exhibition, which combined
should be just gruesome and educational enough to keep
the kids entertained.
There’s also the London Planetarium [map] which
is a lot less than a stone’s throw away. Here there
are plenty of displays and exhibits to fascinate young
For something a little less mainstream you could take
them to the Centre for the Magic Arts [map] on Stephenson Way, where they learn about magic as a craft
and in the summer enjoy a magic show or two.
If looking at animals is the best way to keep your children
occupied, then there’s the Kentish Town City
Farm [map] and London Zoo [map] in the area. At the Kentish City Farm kids can learn about
sheep, goats, pigs, poultry and cows by taking part in
some of the tours and activities. And with programmes
like The Pony Club and Young Riders, kids
who might not otherwise be able to learn to ride a horse
could have access to discount lessons.
Meanwhile at London Zoo [map] there’s always plenty to see and do for kids. At
weekends and during school holidays there is a programme
of talks and displays aimed at young people, including
the feeding of the penguins and an introduction to the
A little further afield in Wembley there’s the Fantasy
Island [map] a multi-levelled play centre where kids can
climb and slide and run around until they are all played
out. There’s also a dedicated play area where under
fives can do the same.
Some time before bedtime, you may want to take a break
to eat and in North west London you do not have to resort
to high street hamburgers. There are a number of restaurants
in the area that welcome kids as part of their clientele.
Both The Engineer [map] in Primrose Hill and Hampstead’s Giraffe [map] have international cuisine on offer for adults and a kids
menu too, so all the family can dine happy.
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