Free Family Fun In London!

If you’re out and about in London this half term, check out our top four favourite family friendly trails – plus they’re all free!  You can plan a whole day out around these trails with your friends or just dip into them while you’re out and about with the kids on your half term travels.



*Runs throughout the May Half Term*



The Museum Mile is a brilliant way to enjoy London’s most extraordinary museums and galleries. From King’s Cross to the River Thames, the Museum Mile allows you to discover 13 of the city’s museums and galleries and their diverse collections.

Most of the Museum’s have family friendly activities including the British Museum’s (free entry) Gallery Back Packs and Activity trails, The Foundling Museum’s Family events in half term and the London Transport Museum’s May half –term; All Aboard for Drawing creative activities.

Where: Various – download the leaflet here and there’s even a podcast too!
When: Create a day around the trail with friends or simply use it to explore and discover London if you’ve already got plans – you choose.
Age: Families
Cost: Free



*Runs throughout the May Half Term*


Did you know statues could talk? Well some can thanks to Sing London. If you’re out and about in London this weekend you’re bound to bump into one! Pass a Talking Statue, swipe your phone on a nearby tag and hey presto: your phone rings. And it’s Queen Victoria on the line… or Peter Pan… or Abe Lincoln…. a mixture of drama and humour and a dash of technology breathes new life into the statues that surround us all. Download the map here and note; they’re all over Manchester too!

Where: Various – see downloadable map
When: Make the day about these talking statues or simply find your nearest one, depending on where you are.
Age: Families
Cost: Free



*Runs throughout May Half Term*


Baa-mey about Shaun? Love a treasure hunt? Then this art trail is for you! Aardman’s internationally acclaimed character Shaun the Sheep features ewe-nique art trail across London! There are over 100 giant sculptures of Shaun the Sheep created by artists, celebrities and designers, placed in iconic locations and beautiful green spaces across London.

Shaun in the City resides in London this spring and flocks to Bristol for the summer, before both flocks go to auction to raise money for sick children in hospitals across the UK.

When: runs until 31st May
Where: Across London
Age: Families
Cost: Free



•Runs throughout the May Half Term •


This world-class sculpture walk for London, based on New York’s High Line,  opens this weekend. This new outdoor art walk – called The Line – follows the Lee Navigation and the Meridian line from the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to the Royal Docks and the 02 Arena. The selected sculptures are by major contemporary artists including Abigail Fallis; Martin Creed; Eduardo Paolozzi; Damien Hirst, Piotr Uklanski and Gary Hume.

Covering three miles of canal ways, The Line brings modern art to forgotten patches of the city and by inviting visitors to rediscover these areas, breathes life back into these landscapes.

When: opens Saturday 23rd May
Where: Depends where you start
Age: Families
Cost: Free






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