love trips away as a family and heading into London is always a thrilling
treat. We have taken the children there a few times to various attractions; but
it can get expensive with transport and entrance costs. Part of me likes the
variety there to keep the children entertained, offering them different
experiences from those available back home and helping them make memories to
last a lifetime, so we try and do as much as we can whilst trying to manage the
cost of our adventures!
Fortunately Thameslink and
Great Northern Railway are making it much more affordable for families with
cheaper travel and their helpful 2FOR1 incentive on many exciting attractions
when you travel by train, which is also available across Cambridge and
Brighton. Kids can travel for just £2 when accompanied by an adult travelling
Off-Peak or at weekends, so don’t let price be a deterrent to enjoying days out
as a family, make the most of those precious moments together as a family
discovering what the capital has to offer.
The attraction list is very comprehensive, so if you
have a place in mind it’s well worth having a look to see if you can visit it
more reasonably with Thameslink
and Great Northern’s promotion. It
is easy to do – just head to the website, choose your attraction, download the
vouchers, travel by train and then present your train tickets along with
vouchers when you arrive at the venue.
Here are some of our favourite attractions included
in the campaign:
ZSL London Zoo
A trip to London Zoo is both educational and
entertaining; they have a full schedule of demonstrations and talks. We watched
Animals in Action and would definitely recommend that show. Penguin Beach is a
lovely part of the Zoo and you can really see the money being spent developing
the Zoo. We are keen to revisit to see the Land of the Lions exhibit which has
recently opened (25th of March), my youngest adores Lions so that would be a
highlight for him.
This is a great way to take in the sights of London;
it’s the perfect vantage point to see many of the famous landmarks. We would
love to revisit at night to see the city lit up.
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Shrek’s Adventure London
The 4D DreamWorks Tour bus was a great ride and the
whole experience at Shrek’s Adventure is very immersive. At the end you get to
meet Shrek himself for the all-important photo opportunity, the sets are
fantastic and for DreamWorks fans a visit here is a must!
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Ripley’s Believe it or Not! London
boys enjoyed all the weird and wacky displays here; one piece of artwork was
made entirely with kisses! There is usually a pop up section that varies from
time to time (when we went it was Wonderland but appears to be Treasures of the
Hard Rock Café at the moment) so return visits are worthwhile to introduce you
to something different.
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