Kids & Families in South East London
|| There’s plenty
of child-friendly venues in South East
London and you’ll be spoilt for choice when it
comes to the range of clothes shops, eateries and museums that welcome little ones.
Get out and about during your stay in the region and
let your children’s imagination run wild with
the great variety of inspiring activities on offer for
Older children and teenagers have the chance to earn their
stripes by participating in a range of well-organised watersports at The Surrey Docks Watersports
Greenland Dock, Rope Street. This is their opportunity
to try their hand at a wide selection of watersports from water-skiing to canoeing, assisted by experienced
and respected tutors.
The Livesey Museum [map],
Old Kent Road, offers primary school-aged children the
chance to get involved with a variety of lively interactive
exhibitions focusing on light, robots, art, words, and numbers. Workshops
are held during school holidays and explore different
themes about communication, science, electronics and the world around us.
If your little ones love seeing ritual torture and gruesome operations they’ll be delighted
to venture into the bowels of The London Dungeon [map],
Tooley Street, where they’ll come face to face with
the nastier parts of 500 years of the past that somehow
never seems to make it into history lessons. Look out
for ghosts and ghouls as you step into the torturers
chamber and choose your form of execution.
Obviously, very young children or those with a nervous
disposition should stay away from this venue.
If you have younger children and are looking for a far
gentler environment head to the world-famous London
located at County Hall, Riverside Building, Westminster
Spend a day here with your youngsters who are invited
to participate in a range of activities and see some of the oceans’ most unusual
fish and mammals. Children have the opportunity
to participate in feeding time and
can even pet the friendly Rayfish.
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