A trip to London and nearby holiday attractions can be an amazing way to spend the holiday with children. London is filled with great amenities, amazing things to do and even more activities that will help you spend quality time with your kids. To have a good holiday experience – and to make sure your children enjoy the trip as much as you do – there are a few things you need to prepare first.
Drive Around London
London has a very good public transportation system. There are a lot of taxis and alternative taxi services such as Uber too. The best way to get around London with a family, however, is to drive. You can rent a car at a very affordable rate, have free children seats added to the deal and be able to explore the best of London without hassle.
Of course, you will need a valid driving license to be able to drive in London. Driving licenses from most countries are accepted and will allow you to drive legally around the city (and in other parts of the country). You may also want to get used to the driving regulations in London too. To understand various things about driving in London, you can take an online driving theory test to test your knowledge.
Keep Your Children Entertained
Just like visiting other cities with your kids, it is important that you keep your children entertained throughout the trip. Boring pauses and gaps in your schedule can quickly make them feel restless. Before you know it, you’re dealing with agitated children and the rest of your day goes south.
There are a few tips you can follow to keep children entertained throughout the trip:
- Have enough snacks and bottled water whenever you go on a tour to one of London’s best holiday attractions.
- It’s a good idea to have some movies and games added to your iPad just in case.
- Plan the day with your children in mind and avoid unnecessary gaps in the schedule.
Get Your Children Involved
One thing that you must always do when traveling with children is to get them involved with the trip from the start. Ask them to join you as you plan for your trip to London. Talk about interesting places you can visit during the trip and find exciting activities both you and your children will enjoy.
You can also take your time to research special events and shows that your children will love. London is filled with such events – from gadget fairs to toy bazaars and shows – and you will have no trouble at all finding exciting ones to visit. Letting your children know more about the trip before departing is also a great way to keep them enthusiastic from the start.
Use these tips to help you plan your next trip to London and you’ll have an amazing holiday with your children for sure. Don’t forget to have your camera ready for the trip too. You’ll be bringing home many positive memories and a lot of stories to share with friends and family back home.