Take your kids to London for free on the 23rd, 24th, 27th, 30th and 31st December 2019.
Treat the kids this Christmas with a trip to London to see the spectacular lights, Winter Wonderland and for a spot of festive shopping. Children under the age of 12 will be able to travel on-board our commuter services free of charge when accompanied by a fare paying adult.
Not only can your kids travel with you for free on-board our commuter services, London has plenty of festive activities for the whole family to really get you into the Christmas spirit. Here’s our round up of the best festive things to do in London this winter.
The most magical place in London right now is Winter Wonderland. Situated in Hyde Park, this family friendly event offers free entry to everyone. While there are some aspects that are chargeable, how much you spend depends on what you and your family would like to do.
Winter Wonderland is home to the UK’s largest outdoor ice rink, set around Hyde Park’s Victorian bandstand under a canopy of glistening lights. Children over 12 years old can create their own ice sculpture under the guidance of the UK’s finest ice artists at the Magical Ice Kingdom. Watch gravity-defying acrobatics in Zippo’s Christmas Circus and Cirque Berserk. Get your adrenaline pumping with over 100 rides and games at the traditional fairground, including the world’s largest transportable roller coaster The Munich Looping.
Escape the cold and immerse yourself in the warm rustic décor and cosy fire pits of the Winter Wonderland eateries. From the Cedar & Spruce Bar + Kitchen serving festive favourites to the Bavarian village serving traditional German fare including the tasty Bratwurst, Winter Wonderland has something for everyone there’s even a karaoke!
The National History Museum
One of the most iconic and impressive buildings in London, The National History Museum is a firm family favourite when it comes to keeping the kids entertained and it’s free to enter. This winter they have brought back their glistening Ice Rink, one of the most magical places set against the backdrop of the Waterhouse building.
This winter The National History Museum sees the incredible exhibition of the Museum of the Moon, the touring artwork by Luke Jerram. A walk through history wouldn’t be complete without seeing one of the UK’s most complete dinosaurs and a rock as old as the solar system. Conveniently, the National History Museum is situated next door to the Science Museum, another free admission museum. It’s the most visited science and technology museum in Europe and includes world-famous objects such as the Apollo 10 command capsule and Stephenson’s Rocket.
Hundreds of thousands of twinkling bulbs illuminate the famous streets of London this festive period and they certainly are a wonder to see. The new Oxford Street Christmas lights display brings 27 dazzling curtains of light as well as spectacular seasonal window displays from the likes of Selfridges and John Lewis & Partners. Magical spirits glisten above Regent Street, setting the street alight with seasonal sparkle. Regent Street is also home to the most magical store of all, Hamleys, the perfect place to pick up some last minute toys and take advantage of the Boxing Day sales.
Take the kids to London for free this winter. Buy your tickets below.