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Best things to do in South West London with kids this spring

Ever feel like the weekends are a little bit too long with kids? We hear you! Children have a lot of energy, and sometimes you just can’t think of new activities to keep the whole family entertained and happy. To help with this, we reached out to some of our favourite London locals and asked them the best things to do in London with kids this spring. 

Activities in South West London with kids

Cheska (@thevillage_putney) says, “We absolutely love visiting Fulham Palace and Bishops Park with our two. The walled garden is just beautiful and there is a lovely nature trail in the gardens along with some wooden carved sculptures. We usually stop off for lunch in the palace cafe before we head to the park. In Putney we love scooting along the wonderful embankment, stopping off to feed the ducks and playing Pooh Sticks off the Beverley Brook Bridge. We often walk along the river to Barnes and they have tables outside on the common!”

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If you’re in (or near) Wimbledon, @wimbledonvillage recommends The Village School of Dance or Mathnasium — they offer great activities for children. They suggested, “after a class, you can head to the Wimbledon Common for a lovely walk, or pop into one of our many cafes. There are also plenty of historic buildings worth exploring, including Windmill Museum, and the Wimbledon Museum.”

Pamela from @latteandlullabies shared what she’ll be doing with her own kids for the upcoming holidays, to give us some inspiration: “We have 2 things planned: Visit the Natural History Museum to look at the dinosaurs and after that a visit to Kensington Gardens & Hyde Park for the kids to have a run around. Secondly, we’ll go to Chessington World of Adventures to see the animals. We’ll hop on a few rides, visit the Sea Life Aquarium, and have a play in the soft play area too.”. 

 

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Kirsty’s (@kirstyhamiltonphotography) top tip for kid friendly activities in London is Hampton Court: “Just a short train ride from central London, Hampton Court Palace is one of my favourite places to visit in March with my family. The palace gardens are simply magnificent at this time of year blooming into a sea of gold as the daffodils appear magically, in their thousands. My kids love it! Not only is it the perfect place for a game of hide and seek – it’s also a wonderful opportunity to capture some truly beautiful seasonal photos of your children.

We make a day out of it by taking a picnic (or having lunch in the Hampton Court cafe if we don’t want to carry loads with us). And we always finish with a visit to the Magic Garden playground, guaranteed to tire them out before we head home.”

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Best of Battersea (@bestofbatterseatold us, “One of our favourite things about March is that the weather is getting warmer and there are signs of Spring everywhere. Make the most of it by going for a stroll around Battersea Park. We’d recommend going for a big breakfast at Pear Tree Cafe (check out their ‘children’s breakfast’) and then taking a hot chocolate to go to stay warm. Stop and look at the ducks, fall in love with all the passing dogs and spot the first Spring flowers and blossom coming in.”

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Finally, Love Wimbledon (@lovewimbledonhas you covered for all the most exciting new openings. Theatre lovers might enjoy watching Jack V Giant at the Polka Theatre (until 26th March), or The Extraordinary Time-Travelling Adventures of Baron Munchausen at New Wimbledon Theatre — think swords, duels, elephants and castles built of cheese!

 

For the competitive kids out there, why not try a family-friendly virtual indoor golfing experience at brand-new The Golf Groove, or a board games session (it’s free!) at Wimbledon’s new games cafe, Cuppa Chaii

We hope this has provided you with some inspiration for things to do with kids in London this spring. If it’s been helpful, share the list with your friends, and tag us on instagram (@hellokorukids) when you’re out and about!  If you’re looking for even more ideas, check out our Activities Directory.

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