The Summer holidays are officially upon us! Whilst it’s lovely to spend some extra time with the kids, thinking of ways to entertain the little ones over a six week stretch can be rather daunting.

Luckily our vibrant city has plenty of great activities for kids of all ages to take part in this summer, whether you are a visitor or live in the capital. Here are Storksak’s top picks for family fun days in the city:

 

Kid’s Week:

Not actually a week but a whole month, ‘Kid’s Week’, running from 1st to 31st August, is an event offering free tickets for children under 16 when accompanied by a paying adult. There’s a huge range of tickets available for shows including ‘The Lion King’, ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ ‘Bend it Like Beckham’ and ‘The Adventures of Pinocchio.’ Get them before they sell out!

Archikids:

Inspire kids at this fun festival full of activities this weekend, and who knows, they could end up becoming a future architect! Things to do at Archikids will include building domes on the top of the Gherkin, eye-spy on the top of the Walkie-Talkie, gooey fun at Broadgate Circle and film-making in 6 Bevis Marks! There are more than 35 fun things to do, so you’re sure to find something that your little ones will enjoy.

Beach East:

You don’t need to leave London to feel the sand beneath your feet this summer! At the Queen’s Olympics Park there are more than 2200 square metres of sand, as well as a huge paddling pool and funfair rides – perfect for tiring them out before bedtime.

The venue hasn’t forgotten the adults, as there is a choice of two bars to keep you refreshed! There will be a programme of events available soon, including competitions, sports and events. Keep your eye on the Beach East website for more information.

Dri Dri Gelato workshop:

Looking for a fun activity on a rainy day? If your kids love ice cream (who doesn’t?!) this fun workshop run by Italian Gelato experts ‘Dri Dri Gelato’ will give them an opportunity to make their own, using original Italian Gelato equipment from the 1960s. Kids will love making their own label to put on their ice cream to take home, as well as  earning their very own gelatiere certificate.

 

Do you have any other suggestions for ways to fill your kid’s summer holidays, what do you have planned over the next few weeks? We would love to hear your suggestions. Please leave us a comment on Facebook!