Quintessentially Education’s Top 12 Summer Activity Recommendations (Ages 6-12)
With school out for the summer, Quintessentially Education has come up with top 12 fun things to do in London that will keep your children busy and entertained.
Catch a West End Musical or Show: Roald Dahl’s Matilda
Best for: aspiring singers and actors
The London show of this multi- award winning production of Matilda thrills both children and adults alike with the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.
Location: Cambridge theatre, Covent Garden
Get Creative and Messy with Art Classes: Dulwich Picture Gallery
Best for: arty and creative kids
Over the summer holidays Dulwich Picture Gallery will be celebrating the work of Edward Bawden, his depictions of the world of leisure and animals, as well as his inventive style. There are various Art camps, afternoon workshops or Sunday family fun that you can sign up and join in.
Dates: 1 August- 29 August 2018
Reach for the stars: Royal Observatory
Best for: Kids who enjoy learning
Stand on the Meridian Line, discover the home of Greenwich Mean Time and take an awe inspiring journey into space at London’s planetarium at The Royal Observatory.
Location: Royal Observatory, Greenwich
Sweet treats at Biscuiteers’ DIY Icing Cafe
Best for: Kids with a sweet tooth
This activity is fun for parents and kids to get involved in. At Biscuiteers’ DIY Icing Café you can get creative by choosing from the daily selection of biscuit designs, icing colours and an array of delectable decorations. You will then be able to take home your biscuits in one of Biscuiteers hand illustrated card boxes or you can get them special delivered to a loved one.
Locations: Notting Hill, Northcote Road
Bounce Off The Walls at: Flip Out
Best for: Kids with too much energy
If your child has too much energy and loves jumping off and into things, this is the perfect place to tire them out. Flip out offers summer camp to keep 6-14 active over the school holidays that includes jumping sessions, drama, art and back to school booster classes. Flip out also offers a range of other jumping sessions.
Locations: Brent Cross, Wandsworth, E6
Dino Snores for Kids: Natural History Museum
Best for: kids who like to stay up late
Spend an action- packed night with plenty to learn and discover at the Natural History museum after dark. Activities include exploring a torch lit trail, getting creative with a dinosaur t-shirt making workshop, an educational science show presented by a museum scientist. Breakfast is served in the morning, and you’ll get to experience a live animal show before the museum opens to the public at 10 am.
Locations: Natural History Museum, Brompton
Make a Big Splash at: The London Aquatics Centre
Best for: kids who love the water
Inflatable aqua splash sessions are fun for all ages with all swimming abilities. There are different sized obstacle courses for children to swim and play on suitable for different ages and swim abilities.
Locations: London Aquatics Centre, Olympic Park
Climb off the Walls: Clip ‘n Climb
Best for: kids have too much energy
The Clip ‘n Climb experience will get the kids enjoying fun activities and some healthy competition. Your courage and fitness will be tested over 21 exhilarating climbing challenge, reach new heights on the skyscraper, take the speed climb challenge or light up the board on the checkerplate.
Junior Zoo Academy: London Zoo
Best for: kids who love animals
The junior zoo academy is a unique 2 day course that includes games challenges, trails and zookeeper activities. Supported by education staff, students will have the chance to learn about the animals they see. To record their time, children will create a scrapbook to take home and to log all the fun and exciting experiences they have along the way.
Location: London Zoo, Regent’s Park
The course is at both ZAL London and ZAL Whipsnade Zoo
Includes: Scrapbook, Certificate of attendance, T- shirt, a copy of all photos taken
Be amazed at the Wonderlab: Science Museum
Best for: kids who like to blow up stuff
Fuel your imagination and immerse yourself in a wold of wonder at the most spectacular gallery in the world. The Wonderlab is an experience unlike any other, spreading across seven different zones. Order live experiments the Chemistry Bar, see lightning strike before your eyes, play forces on a giant slides or travel through space under a canopy of stars.
Location: Science Museum, Kensington
DC Exhibition: Dawn of the Super Heroes
Best for: kids who like comics
The exhibit will feature nearly 200 original drawings, more than 300 preparatory sketches for the cinema and a curated selection of authentic costumes and props used in the films. It showcases original drawings of DC’s stable of famous Superheroes and Super-Villains, as well as iconic scenes and landmarks, from world renowned artists. Also on display are the original costumes from blockbuster DC films
Location: O2, Peninsula Square
Dates: Until September
Witness Dinosaurs in the wild
Best for: kids who like dinosaurs
This dinosaur experience is a immersive theatre with strong production value and impressive 3D CG effects. Dinosaurs in the Wild takes you on the voyage of a lifetime. Board our time machine and your adventure begins – in seconds, our pioneering technology will transport you back 67 million years to see living dinosaurs with your very own eyes.
Location: Greenwich peninsula
Dates: Until 31 July
For further information on the above, or for other fun ideas, please do not hesitate to contact the Quintessentially Education team – firstname.lastname@example.org