If you are researching family friendly weekend breaks in the UK and looking for ideas for short breaks with kids, Chelsea is the perfect base for a stress-free visit. Whether you're taking in the stunning views from the London Eye or getting up close and personal with dinosaurs at the Natural Science Museum, a short break in London brings the history and culture of this great global city to life. Read on to discover our tips for things to do with kids:
Take a view of the river A river trip on the Thames is a great introduction to London. Take a City Cruise from Chelsea harbour pier and spot all the city’s landmarks while listening to an entertaining and informative commentary. Older kids may appreciate the extreme Thames RIB Experience, a thrilling and speedy James Bond style tour of the river.
The London Eye is a slowly moving, giant ferris wheel offering 360° views of the river, the Houses of Parliament and many other landmarks. Groups of between 3-15 can hire a private Family and Friends capsule for exclusive panoramic views, the perfect treat for a special occasion.
Discover dinosaurs and much more The Natural History Museum is a must-see, with its vast collections of specimens ranging from dinosaurs to butterflies. There is a constantly changing programme of family-friendly events and activities, from “After School” Clubs to Crime Scene Exploration and Dino Snores for Kids.
The colour and excitement of a West End Show With ballets, plays and classic musicals for all ages such as The Lion King, Matilda and Wicked to choose from, a West End show is sure to be a highlight of many family friendly weekend breaks in the UK.
The treasures and pageantry of Buckingham Palace One of the most popular ideas for short breaks with kids is a visit to Buckingham Palace: as well as watching the spectacular Changing of the Guard, you can tour the State rooms, furnished with fabulous treasures and works of art. Check the Royal Collection website for up to date information on dates and times.
Where to stay on a family break in Chelsea The Sloane Square Hotel is a great location for family friendly weekend breaks in the UK. Its well-appointed family rooms and suites are perfect for families seeking a little luxury and the level of individual service to every guest is sure to make your stay a memorable one. The hotel’s location near Sloane Square underground station and the nearby taxi rank means that many of London’s top attractions are within easy reach.