Video:Top 5 Toddler-Friendly London Attractionswith Nadia Chapman
Toddler-friendly London attractions abound, from beautiful royal parks to fascinating museum exhibitions. Watch this video from About.com for 5 ideas for toddler-friendly London attractions.See Transcript
Transcript:Top 5 Toddler-Friendly London Attractions
Hi, I'm Nadia Chapman for About.com. London is a family friendly city with lots of attractions that will interest your little ones. Here are five of them!
St. James's Park Is a Todder-Friendly London Attraction
London is loaded with beautiful, and well kept royal parks. All of them are free to the public, and most of them have fun things to do for the entire family. For instance, St. James's Park is right in the center of town, so why not make a stop to visit the ducks, and other animals living in the oldest park of London? This magnificent park has a lovely lake with bridges and flowers and 1,000 different types of trees. Your children can enjoy squirrels, pelicans, and lots of other birds. The park also has a playground for kids, with swings, and other fun things to do.
The Natural History Museum Is a Toddler-Friendly London Attraction
This must be one of the favorites on the list of things to do in London with kids. The Natural History Museum is free, and has a collection that will fascinate the whole family. Please keep in mind that this popular destination often has a long wait to get in, so be prepared. As soon as you step inside you will find a spectacular dinosaur skeleton, and many exhibitions that the kids will love. Finish your trip at the big souvenir store where they have educational toys, stuffed animals, and other original items, or stop by the ice cream truck and let your kids run on the lawn right in front of the museum.
London's Transportation Is a Toddler-Friendly London Attraction
London has great transportation, and everyone with small kids knows how much they enjoy the excitement of being in the tube, on a bus or a boat. Take your little ones on a double-decker bus for a ride, and make sure to sit on the second level. Don't forget to take them for a ride in the underground -- small kids love to watch the trains arrive and find the speed quite spectacular. London has many boats available to the public to move around town, they are affordable and would make a great adventure for your kids. You can also hop on the DLR train with your kids and sit in the front of these driver-less trains and pretend to drive.
Changing of the Guard Is a Toddler-Friendly London Attraction
Everyday you can attend at the famous Changing of The Guard at Buckingham Palace. This free traditional ceremony is fun for kids to watch. The synchronized choreography, the music, and the colorful uniforms make a spectacular show. Plan on arriving at 11:15 am, or earlier in the summer to get close to the railing of Buckingham Palace. The ceremony starts at 11:30 am.
The London Eye Is a Toddler-Friendly London Attraction
For a unique experience, take your family to the London Eye. Situated on the edge of the Thames River, the tallest ferris wheel in Europe offers amazing views of the city of London. The London eye is the most popular paid attraction in the UK. Kids under 4 go on for free. Also, enjoy skating next to the London Eye in the winter on their beautiful outdoor skating rink.
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