With Christmas approaching already (eek!), many parents are thinking ahead to where to take the family for a good old-fashioned day out.
Luckily, London’s filled with some truly brilliant spots.
Here are some suggestions from our guest author for holiday outings that will be fun for adults and kids alike.
Christmas Family Fun in London (Guest Post)
Walking With Dinosaurs
Whether you’re aged 6 or 60, it’s likely you’ll enjoy the Walking with Dinosaurs live show at the O2 Arena. The hugely evocative experience promises to bring over 20 interactive life-sized dinosaurs into the O2 Arena.
The show will be based on the BBC television series and will combine entertainment with education to provide an overview of 185 years of pre-historic history.
While interactive dinosaurs roam around, the program’s palaeontologist Huxley will educate those present with a variety of dino facts.
Walking With Dinosaurs will be open from this upcoming Boxing Day up until Jan 6, 2013. The live interactive show offers children and adults the unforgettable opportunity to experience prehistoric life like never before.
Prices range from £32.25 to £54 per ticket.
Matilda the Musical
A trip to a West End musical can provide the setting for a brilliant family day trip. The combination of a simple plot set to toe-tapping tunes usually creates a memorable experience for young and old.
This lively musical production by the Royal Shakespeare Company breathes new life into the story of Matilda, one of Roald Dahl’s best-loved children’s stories.
Tickets are priced from £15 to £61.50 and the production runs at the Cambridge Theatre in Covent Garden until mid-February next year.
Primarily famed for being a world renowned horseracing arena, Kempton Park is all that and more. The ground also hosts live concerts, children’s entertainment, fantastic food, family friendly days out and you can even host a conference at: www.kempton.co.uk/Conferences-and-exhibitions!
But let’s start with the horseracing, as there’s no escaping the prestige held by Kempton Park. This is where Arkle once dominated, the famous ground where Kauto Star won countless trophies. Going to see the horseracing at Kempton Park is experiencing the sport at its very best, in one of its most historic venues.
If horseracing doesn’t appeal to everyone in the family, then reindeer racing, music concerts and live shows performed by stars and delicious cuisine should do the job.
The biggest up and coming event, the William Hill Winter Festival, lasts for two days and will host the infamous King George VI Chase as well as some jump racing.
Drawing in over 30,000 people, it takes place on Dec 26 and 27. Tickets start from just £8. Visit www.kempton.co.uk
This is a guest post courtesy of Kempton Park