The summer holidays are a truly special time in any children’s calendar, it gives them the perfect chance to enjoy outdoor play and activities for 6 whole weeks! They might have not have realised it, but very soon they will be returning back to school – they must be having so much fun! Wrap up summer with trips to these wonderful outdoor spaces!
The Ecology Centre
The Ecology Centre runs a scheme of environmental themed activities all throughout summer and is wonderful venue to visit with the children! Learn about animals, discover wildlife in a nature trial or join in with Wild Thursdays! Read their full summer program here. Don’t miss out; events are taking place until Friday 23rd September! This is also an incredible location for schools, so teachers check it out!
If you’re searching for a new green space in Central London why not take a trip to Corams Fields? It’s located slap bang in the middle of the city! Next door to Kings Cross Station, the area is a fantastic place to explore with children. Described as a ‘haven of play’, your explorers will absolutely adore it! Discover more about the space here.
London Canal Museum
The museum host a number of wonderful family friendly events and activities for young your puddlestompers to take part in. For example, on the 2nd August is “Watery Wednesday”! This last of the summer special is an activity day specially designed for children. Ran by the education team, kids have the chance to take a short boat trip, whilst playing and participating in craft activities, fancy dress, nautical games and more! Sessions are 10:30am and 13:30pm are suitable for ages 6-12. See the Canal’s events listings here.
Vauxhall City Farm
Open from 10:30am – 16:30pm the farm is a great spot to finish your summer plans and put a stop to midweek boredom before the back to school rush. The farm offers a peaceful escape from busy city life; meet the animals whilst you investigate elements of wildlife and nature, it’s also another superb schools venue! Located just a stone’s throw from Vauxhall tube station the farm should not be missed! There’s also an end of summer event planned for the Sunday the 28th August, visit the website to find out more.
Barnard Park Adventure Playground
Stretching over 9 acres, Barnard Park boasts flagship play and several sports facilities which are ideal for keeping the kids entertained. As well as an extensive children’s adventure playground full of the classic components, there is wet water play area – so don’t forget your towel! Be sure to take a relaxing stroll through the meadow to truly explore the sights. Find out what else is in store here.