October Half Term 2020
This year has certainly been a rollercoaster for parents and children! At the time of writing, it looks like London will not be in a full-blown lockdown over half term which means that it’s time to entertain the little ones again. Crown Group of Hotels have put together some fun bits and pieces to do in the city.
Merlin Magical London Pass
The easiest and most convenient way to enjoy several of London’s best attractions without creating a large dent in your wallet is to pick up a Merlin Five-In-One London attraction pass. You will be able to enjoy 5 of your favourite attractions such as the Madame Tussauds where you can meet your favourite icons and snap a quick selfie for the gram, feed some colourful fish at Sea Life whilst trying to spot Nemo and see the London Skyline from the London Eye. This pass is valid for 3 months, so you do not have to do everything in a day!
Closest Crown Group Hotel: All of them! Depending on your choice of 5 activities
If the weather is wet and cold, head to one of London’s Museums for a fun learning experience. Head to the Natural History Museum for dinosaurs, the British Museum for Mummies, the Science Museum for quirky exhibits or the Royal Museums Greenwich for maritime marvels. If your kids are history buffs, head to the Museum of London, the Cartoon Museum or the London Transport Museum.
Closest Crown Group Hotel: All of them! Depending on your choice of Museum
Kew Gardens have opened their Gruffalo Adventure for young little detectives – find for the Gruffalo hiding amongst the woods whilst they discover the world of plants and animals. Make sure to book your slots in advance! You can also explore the kitchen garden, find yourself some colourful seasonal vegetables and collect some acorns and conkers as you walk off towards the wilderness.
As Kew Gardens is so close to the River, why not combine the day with a boat trip into or out of Central London – if you are staying at one of our Gower Street Hotels this would be a great scenic route.
Westfield has got some fun bits and bobs for your little kids. At KidZania you can let your kids loose and have them enjoy over 60 interactive games and activities while you rest your feet. Crazy golf and arcade games await the kids but make sure that they are aware of the social distancing measures before they arrive.
Closest Crown Group Hotel: Bloomsbury Palace Hotel, London Tottenham Court Road
Do not forget your teenagers! There is always something for everyone. Take them down to the O2 for some excitement and adventure at the ArcelorMittal Orbit and the vertigo busting rides and oxygen-free jumping. Make sure to check their website and book a slot in advance.
If you are good on wheels, visit the Southbank skatepark to brush up your skating skills as you make a few friends. Remember to socially distance yourself while you do it!
If you`d like a bit more adventure take yourself out on the high wire at Go Ape in London and have a go at one of their testing courses. It’s all safe and lots of fun!
Closest Crown Group Hotel: Great St Helen Hotel. London Liverpool Street
After a full day out exploring London you can make your way back to our family-friendly hotels on Gower Street or Kings Cross St Pancras for a warm shower; to put your feet up and let us take care of you. Serving you breakfast the following morning, we will send you off with full tummies and plenty of energy!