Ideas for a day out with the family


There’s nothing quite like a family trip to London. The city is a magical place packed full of fun and exciting activities for parents and children. If you’re trying to plan a holiday, there’s no place better.

While staying at our hotels near Paddington, you and your family will find everything you need at the Grand Park London Paddington to ensure that your stay is comfortable and enjoyable. In this post, we’ve put together some great examples of fun family days out around London.

A day at the park

If you want to make the most of the warm weather and spend some time outdoors getting some fresh air, you can find plenty of beautiful greeneries in London. While staying at the Grand Park London Paddington, you’ll be close to the famous Hyde Park which is full of great spots for a family picnic and boasts a wide selection of historic statues and memorials. Richmond Park is a great spot for a trek with the kids if you really want to escape the hustle of the city and get closer to nature.

london zoo

A trip to the zoo

London Zoo is a must-see attraction if you’re planning a trip to the capital with the whole family. It is the oldest scientific zoo in the world and has been helping to preserve all kinds of animal species for nearly two centuries. As you and the kids explore, you’ll get a chance to see everything from tigers to meerkats. The zoo also boasts a selection of restaurants and eateries so you can refuel during your trip around the exhibitions.

A West End show

Everyone will always remember their first trip to the West End and a trip to the Grand Park London Paddington is the perfect way to inspire your kids and treat to a magical experience they can tell their friends about. The West End is a must-see for tourists in London and if you’re looking for family-friendly entertainment, there’s no place better. The famous entertainment district boasts some of the most famous theatres in the world where you can watch all of the top shows like The Lion King, Aladdin and Les Miserable.

The Olympic Park

olympic park

In 2012, London became the home of the Olympics and the city was alive with national spirit and excitement. In preparation for the events, the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park was built in the vibrant area of Hackney. The park includes a wide selection of cutting-edge equipment and facilities including swimming pools, sports courts and fields where you and the kids can get active and have fun.

Visit a museum

One of the great things about London is that you don’t always have to spend a lot of money to experience the rich culture of the city. Many of the museums and galleries throughout the city are free which means you and the kids can enjoy them without breaking the bank. Head over to the famous Natural History Museum and say hello to the dinosaurs or check out the incredible robots at the Science Museum.