Are you looking for some fun and exciting things to do with your baby in London? In this blog post, I will share with you 15 cool baby activities in London that my family and I have enjoyed over the years. There is something for everyone from aquariums to museums, parks to theatres! Also, don’t forget to check out our post on toddler activities in London.
Sea Life London is one of the largest and most impressive aquariums in Europe, with over 500 species of marine life. You and your baby can marvel at the colourful fish, sharks, turtles, jellyfish and more, as you walk through the underwater tunnels and glass domes. There are also interactive exhibits, feeding sessions and talks to learn more about the amazing creatures. Sea Life London is located on the South Bank, near the London Eye. It costs £27 for adults and £22 for children (under 3s go free). My baby loves watching the jellyfish swim by and tries to touch them through the glass. He also gets very excited when he sees the penguins waddling around 🙂 Read our full review of Sea Life London.
If you are looking for a fun and memorable way to spend a day with your baby, look no further than the London Eye! The London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel that offers stunning views of the city from 135 meters above the ground. You and your baby will love seeing the iconic landmarks such as Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, and the River Thames from a different perspective. The London Eye is baby-friendly, too. You can bring your stroller on board, or leave it in the free storage area. There are also changing facilities and a feeding room for your convenience. The London Eye is open daily from 10 am to 8:30 pm, and tickets start from £24.50 per adult. You can book online in advance to save money and avoid queues. Trust me, you and your baby will have a blast at the London Eye! Read our full review of visiting the London Eye with kids.
The London Transport Museum is a great place to explore the history and culture of London’s public transport system. You and your baby can see and touch old buses, trains, trams and taxis, as well as learn about how they work and how they have changed over time. There are also plenty of hands-on activities, such as driving a simulator, dressing up in uniforms and playing with models. The London Transport Museum is located in Covent Garden. It costs £18.50 for adults and free for children (under 18). Our kids particularly enjoy sitting on the driver’s seat of the old buses and pretending to steer them! Read our full review of the London Transport Museum.
Diana Memorial Fountain
The Diana Memorial Fountain is a beautiful tribute to Princess Diana, located in Hyde Park. It is a circular granite structure with water flowing in different directions, creating a soothing and playful atmosphere. You and your baby can splash around in the shallow water, or sit on the edge and enjoy the sound and sight of the fountain. The Diana Memorial Fountain is free to visit and open all year round. Kids just love to run around the fountain and chase the water jets.
The National Maritime Museum is a fascinating museum that showcases Britain’s maritime heritage and achievements. You and your baby can discover the stories of explorers, sailors, pirates and adventurers, as well as see historic ships, maps, artefacts and models. There are also interactive galleries, such as Ahoy! Children’s Gallery, where you can steer a ship, load cargo and fire cannons. The National Maritime Museum is located in Greenwich. It is free to visit. My toddler likes to play with the toy boats and pretend to sail them across the ocean. He also likes to look at the big ship models and point out their parts. Check our tips for visiting the Maritime Museum with kids.
London Zoo is one of the oldest and most famous zoos in the world, and it has over 750 species of animals to see and learn about. You and your baby will love exploring the different habitats and exhibits, from the tropical rainforest to the penguin beach. You can also watch amazing animal shows, feed some of the friendly creatures, and even get up close and personal with some of the zoo’s residents.
London Zoo is a great place to visit with your baby because it stimulates their senses, sparks their curiosity, and helps them develop a love for nature and wildlife. Plus, it’s a lot of fun for you too! So don’t miss this opportunity to create some unforgettable memories with your little one at London Zoo (under 3s go free). Read our full review of visiting London Zoo with kids.
Discover Children’s Story Centre is a magical place where stories come to life. You and your baby can explore the indoor and outdoor spaces that are filled with books, toys, props and costumes. You can also join in the storytelling sessions, workshops and events that are suitable for different ages and abilities. Discover Children’s Story Centre is located in Stratford. It costs £8 for adults and £8 for children (under 1s go free). Check our recommended indoor soft play areas in London.
Family Rave Parties
Family Rave Parties are fun and lively events where you and your baby can dance to some of the best tunes from the 80s, 90s and 00s. You can also enjoy the colourful lights, bubbles, balloons, glitter and face painting. Family Rave Parties are organised by various companies, such as Big Fish Little Fish, Raver Tots and Baby Loves Disco. They are held at different venues across London. The prices vary depending on the event.
Baby Swimming is a wonderful way to bond with your baby and help them develop their physical and mental skills. You and your baby can join a swimming class that is tailored to their age and stage, where you will learn how to hold them safely in the water, how to encourage them to move their arms and legs, how to sing songs and play games. Baby Swimming classes are offered by various providers, such as Water Babies, Puddle Ducks and Turtle Tots. They are held at different pools across London. The prices vary depending on the provider.
Bring your Baby Guided London walks
Bring Your Baby Guided London walks are informative and entertaining tours that let you discover some of the hidden gems of London with your baby. You can choose from different themes, such as Royal London, Literary London or Spooky London, where you will learn about the history, culture and legends of the city. Bring your Baby Guided London walks are organised by London Guided Walks. They cost £12 per person and are free for babies.
The Science Museum Splash Area is a fun and educational area where you and your baby can experiment with water and learn about its properties. You can play with pumps, jets, wheels and fountains, as well as see how water affects light, sound and colour. The Science Museum Splash Area is located in the basement of the Science Museum. It is free to visit. Read our full review of Science Museum with kids.
The Diana Memorial Playground is a fantastic playground that is inspired by the stories of Peter Pan. You and your baby can enjoy the huge wooden pirate ship, the sensory trail, the teepees, the swings, the slides and more. There are also plenty of benches, picnic tables and toilets for your convenience. The Diana Memorial Playground is located in Kensington Gardens. It is free to visit and open all year round. The sensory trail is great for babies, feeling the different textures, smells and sounds. Read our full review of Diana Memorial Playground.
Kew’ Children’s Garden is a beautiful garden that is designed for children to explore and learn about plants and nature. You and your baby can wander through the four themed areas: Earth, Air, Sun and Water, where you will find interactive features, such as a bamboo tunnel, a windmill, a sunflower house and a water lily pond. Kew Children’s Garden is located in Kew Gardens. It costs £18 for adults and free for children (under 4). My toddler particularly likes to run in circles around the wooden platform, and make the windmill turn! Read our full review of Kew’s Playground.
The Little Angel Theatre is a charming theatre that specialises in puppetry shows for children. You and your baby can watch some of the classic and contemporary stories, such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Gruffalo and We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, brought to life by talented puppeteers and musicians. The Little Angel Theatre is located in Islington. It costs £15 for adults and £13 for children. Our kids love to watch the puppets move around and make expressions, listening to the music and clapping along.
The Greenwich Park Playground is a large and varied playground that offers something for everyone. You and your baby can enjoy the sandpit, the swings, the slides, the climbing frames, the seesaws and more. There are also plenty of trees, flowers and grass to relax and have a picnic. The Greenwich Park Playground is located in Greenwich Park. It is free to visit. Our kids love the wooden boat strictures in the sand-pit, pretending to sail across the ocean. Read our full review of Greenwich Park playground.
Bach to Baby family concerts are delightful concerts that let you enjoy some of the finest classical music with your baby. You can listen to professional musicians playing instruments such as piano, violin, cello and flute, as well as sing along to some of the familiar tunes. Bach to Baby family concerts are held at different venues across London. They cost £12 for adults and free for children