Things to do for Kids & Families
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. Join us this Easter as some of our favourite theatre makers return. This time The Polar Bears, Go, Go, Go! on a holiday adventure while Theater Artemis (The Man Who Knows It All 2016) are back with the most boring show in history, The Show in Which Hopefully Nothing Happens. Take part in our The Polar Bears Go, Go, Go! Up Club+ themed Bring a Bear workshop, or join our free Up Club arts and crafts sessions each Saturday.
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 5000 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.
Underbelly Festival Southbank
The annual spring and summer festival of performing arts by the river has family-friendly shows running over the Easter weekend. Underbelly Festival Southbank is playing host to performances including Monstersaurus!, Chores and Comedy Club 4 Kids over the Easter break. It promises to be a whale of a time for the whole family!
London's No.1 Hop-On Hop-Off Cruise on the Thames
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.
Soundpit at the Southbank
Head over to the Southbank Centre between Good Friday and Easter Sunday for an immersive sound experience for children to play in giant sandpits illuminated by beautiful graphics, creating music with their own movements. Through play, children and adults can explore their individual sense of sound, vision and touch. For those interested in art and music, and those who simply enjoy sensory play, this is a fun, interactive experience. Created by artist Di Mainstone, Soundpit is creative play for all ages.
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.