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London attractions: How to entertain kids this summer - Kids Week London
Published: Wednesday 24th of July 2013
If you are busy trying to entertain the kids this summer and are on the lookout for things to do in London, then there are a range of activities to get your teeth into.
The city has got everything from toy museums, to cartoons and arcades - everything that most kids love.
And at the heart of it all is entertainment. We have highlighted three fantastic attractions which not only help to keep the kids occupied, but also help to bring out the 'inner child' in you.
The start of August is a very special time for the little ones as it marks the beginning of Kids Week London, in which a number of activities will be happening across the city for families to get involved in.
Many theatres across the city are inviting children and their families to watch free shows throughout August, in celebration of youngsters.
But while you're in London, why not check out some of these other top attractions which we've listed below, that kids will love.
And what better place to start out than the Cartoon Museum? Here you can bring your favourite cartoon characters to life, which takes you on a nostalgic step back in time, to the dawn of cartoons.
After all, there can hardly be anything more fun on TV than an animated show, and at this museum you get to indulge in all of your childhood fantasies.
Contained in the museum is a collection of just about every type of cartoon you can think of including caricatures and rare examples of cartoon art.
It goes without saying that this is also a great place for the kids, who will be given the opportunity to take part in some of the animation workshops that are held in the museum, and learn about the process behind some of their favourite cartoons.
Or what about the Namco Funscape? Namco is the perfect place to party, and is one of the few places in the city where you can try your hand at bowling, games, and pool, all under the same roof.
If you are feeling particularly brave and fancy yourself as the next best thing to Beyonce or Taylor Swift, then you can also have a go at karaoke.
But it doesn't stop there. For this particularly special attraction also includes downhill skiing, skating and cyber skating.
Pollock's Toy Museum
Last, but certainly not least, we would recommend Pollock's Toy Museum. Most kids have a special love for toys, and Pollock's is a great place to educate them about the history behind many of their favourite dolls, games and trinkets.
The museum is a great spot for a family day out where visitors can browse their way through various puppets, stages and theatres. It consists of six different levels, with exhibitions that examine a different type of toy, whether that be dolls' houses, theatre, or construction toys.
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Tuesday 17th of July 2012 At Wellington Arch, visitors can see fantastic views of the capital and enjoy an exhibition telling the story of northern seaside resort Blackpool.
Monday 16th of July 2012 The New Armouries cafe in the Tower of London has been revamped to offer a tour of the best of British cuisine.
Sunday 15th of July 2012 The upcoming London Olympics has a sparked a number of fascinating exhibitions, and the Fan Museum is hosting one such display.
Saturday 14th of July 2012 People looking for things to do in London with the kids will no doubt consider a trip to London Zoo.
Friday 13th of July 2012 People seeking royal London attractions must put Windsor Castle at the top of their list.
Thursday 12th of July 2012 Beatles fans seeking things to do in London could opt for a trip to The Beatles Store which sells new and vintage memorabilia.
Wednesday 11th of July 2012 The Queen’s Gallery’s Leonardo Da Vinci exhibition shows the artist’s papers on the human body that were lost to the world for 400 years.
Tuesday 10th of July 2012 A Wimbledon Tour Experience gives visitors the chance to see the world-famous tennis ground up close.
Monday 9th of July 2012 People looking for things to do in London could opt for a tour of Wimbledon, which had the eyes of the world on it last weekend as Rodger Federer smashed his way to victory.
Sunday 8th of July 2012 The Firepower Royal Artillery Museum is putting on some great activities for all the family over the summer holidays.
Saturday 7th of July 2012 Eltham Palace is the epitome of 1930's Art Deco glamour, and is a perfect place to visit if you're trying to recreate the trend today.