Things to do for Kids & Families
T-Shirt Printing for Kids: Day of the Dead Fashion and Textile Museum Thursday 24 October This two hour workshop provides the opportunity to experimenting with sublimation printing and screen printing. Printers will begin by using liquid Disperse dyes, which can be painted onto paper and transferred onto fabric using the heat press. Participants will also have a chance to experiment with pre made screens to add further motifs to their design. Tutor Nicole will work with printers to help them create their perfect composition using all the techniques they have learnt. By the end of the workshop printers will have their very own Day of the Dead inspired T-shirt to take home with them.
Great Fire of London family walk Museum of London 2 October 2019 - 21 December 2019
Join us on a fun, family-friendly walk exploring The Great Fire of 1666. An interactive walk exploring the Great Fire. Was the baker of Pudding Lane to blame? What did Samuel Pepys bury in his garden? Find out on our 45 minute interactive family walk exploring how the Great Fire started, spread, and was finally stopped. Take part in mini challenges as a family while you visit key sites of the Great Fire of London.
Explore our Mudlarks Gallery Museum of London Docklands 9 October 2019 - 31 December 2019
Our free interactive learning space for younger visitors. Mudlarks is an interactive space for our younger visitors and their carers, introducing the stories told within the museum in a fun and stimulating environment. The sessions are designed to support children's learning and development from babies up to 8 years old and is free to visit (although booking is required). Try cargo loading in Tip the clipper; explore the Victorian docks in Docklands Playtime; or become a builder in our building role-play area using giant bricks and wheelbarrows. This gallery is free but families must have a ticket, which can be obtained either through booking online or by collecting a ticket from the front desk on arrival.
Beasts of London Museum of London 5 April 2019 - 5 January 2020
Beasts of London explores the fascinating role animals have played in shaping the capital. Be guided through time, from the Roman era through Medieval London and right up to present day, narrated by the beasts themselves. Discover how animals – from lions and elephants, to horses, rats and pigeons – have shaped the city and its beastly history. Some of these creatures might sound a bit familiar, too: Kate Moss, Brian Blessed, Pam Ferris, Nish Kumar, Stephen Mangan, Angellica Bell and Joe Pasquale voice some of the animals featured in the show.
Inspired by objects in our collection and created in partnership with Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Beasts of London is a fully immersive digital installation using video projection mapping. You'll walk through theatrical sets in which stories will be told through dramatic audio-visual presentations. You'll also discover some objects on display.
The Arch Climbing Wall – Building 1+
Where there was once an old biscuit factory, you’ll now find a crazy room full of walls you can climb. And, right around the corner, you’ll find another, similar looking room that was once home to Damien Hirst and Charles Saatchi’s art studios. Find out about memberships and beginner and refresher lessons.
On Tooley Street is the Unicorn Theatre, one of the UK’s best children’s theatres. The award-winning theatre has activities planned around the year for everyone. Ticket prices start from £8 only.
Tower of London
Explore 1000 years of history at London’s iconic castle and World Heritage Site. See the Crown Jewels, take a legendary Yeoman Warder tour and meet the ravens.
Discover the stories behind the engineering, the people, the architecture and the city that built Tower Bridge.
Tower Millenium Bridge
The 325m long London Millennium Footbridge, opened on June 10th 2000, links Tate Modern with the City of London and St Paul’s Cathedral. It had been over 100 years, since the construction of Tower Bridge, that central London had been provide with a new walkway across the River Thames. Although the bridge is designed to support up to 5,000 people, initial problems were caused when it first opened when thousands crossed together and set up vibrations which resulted in the bridge swaying sideways. It was closed until 2002 while dampers were installed which prevented the movement, but the bridge is still also affectionately known as the wobbly bridge.
The River Red Rover is all-day hop on, hop off Thames river pass offering unlimited access to the river for 24 hours. You can hop on and hop off at any one of four piers, with open passage on any City Cruises sightseeing boats for a full day spent exploring the sights of the Thames.
Families at b2
Mum and Dad receive 15% off food in b2 At Home, kids under 12 years of age stay, and eat, for free - and now your pet will stay for free as well! We have a number of family rooms that sleep 2 adults and 2 kids on a sofa bed, as well as inter-connecting rooms if your kids are a bit older, or there are more of you.