One of the best things about living in London is it's packed with attractions of every kind, for every age group. If you're looking for things to do over the schools' half term, and TV
is fast losing its appeal, some of London's hotspots are specially tailored for young imaginations and they're only a tube-ride away.
Stop in at Ripley's Believe it or not Museum: Packed with over 700 artifacts in 5 floors, this museum showcases the life work of American cartoonist and anthologist Robert Ripley, who toured the world looking for the strange and barely-believable. From a crystal encrusted Mini-Cooper, Megalodon shark jaw, mirror maze and fossilized dinosaur eggs, Ripley's provides hours of entertainment for the young and not-so young alike.
Take the Harry Potter tour of London in a comfortable air-conditioned bus that visits all the exciting film locations and inspirations from the popular fantasy series. Stop by Platform 9 ¾ at Kings Cross Station, 12 Grimmauld Place – where the Blacks lived – and sites used for the Leaky Cauldron pub. This tour is also a great way to see popular landmarks and enjoy the company of kindred magic fans.
Budding young sleuths may enjoy the educational exhibits on show at the Sherlock Holmes Museum, which resembles the home of the famous detective and Doctor Watson on Baker Street, according to the stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Introduce the kids to these well-loved detective stories and step back in time into Holmes's world of logical reasoning and forensic science.
If you're taking a group of children to enjoy the attractions of London over half term, apply for voucher codes and get up to six tickets discounted per code. Simply sign up to the mailing list, apply for the code, and present it at the ticketing desk to qualify for discounts of up to 20 per cent off. Enjoy your half term!
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