Hello, dear readers! In today’s Humble Journal entry, we’ll be introducing a new series that we’re excited to share. Many of you have been asking about our life in London and what it’s like to raise a child in this bustling city. We’re more than happy to provide answers, so we’ve started the London Family Diaries!
In our opinion, London is one of the best places you can raise a child. Here you have everything at your fingertips: history, culture, entertainment, and green spaces. London is filled with some of the world’s best museums, theatres, and parks. It feels like you can never run out of things to do here. The city is filled with activities and locations that your children will love.
Below we’re sharing the best autumn activities for kids in London, so you and your family can enjoy the capital as much as we do. Whether you’re tourists, new residents, or seasoned locals, you’ll always be able to find an interesting activity in London.
The Best Family-Friendly Activities in London This Autumn
Visit A London Park
Autumn is one of London’s most beautiful times of the year. The city’s colour palette turns into lovely shades of crimson, amber, and auburn as the leaves change. There’s no better place to admire the foliage than in one of London’s sprawling parks. You can’t go wrong with the landmarks like Hyde Park and Regents Park, but London has plenty of other gems outside of the city centre. Kids will love the massive playground and children’s zoo at Battersea Park, which features adorable critters like otters and chinchillas. For more cute animals, be sure to visit the deer habitat in Richmond Park. Your little one will feel like they’re in a real life Disney movie!
Catch A Family-Friendly Theatre Show
London is famous for its top-notch theatre scene. It includes some amazing family-friendly spectacles, from staples like Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to exclusive seasonal shows. A cozy theatre is the perfect place to stay cozy and entertained during gloomy autumn days. This season’s lineup has a lot of great options: Matilda the Musical, The Lion King, Frozen: The Musical, and The Tiger Who Came To Tea. You can find a full listing of family-friendly theatre shows playing in London this autumn here.
Make Learning Fun at a London Museum
London’s museums are a good idea any time of the year. Many of them are free and feature exhibits that both kids and adults will find fascinating. But it’s always fun to check out special exhibitions, especially kid-friendly ones. There are two that are on the top of our list this season:
Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser at the V&A. If your child is a fan of Lewis Carroll’s classic children’s novel, they’ll love this immersive exhibition that showcases all things Alice in Wonderland.
Introducing Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature at the Natural History Museum. Inspired by the mythical creatures of the Harry Potter world and beyond, this exhibit will surely fill your little one’s mind with wonder.
Enjoy The Simple Life At A City Farm
Autumn is known as the season of the harvest, which means it’s the perfect time of year to visit one of London’s many city farms. Where else can you escape to the countryside without even leaving the city? London’s city farms often offer kid-friendly activities and have cafes that serve delicious food made with ingredients that couldn’t possibly be fresher. They always have adorable animals that your kids will fall in love with. Find your nearest city farm here.
Take A Trip To A Local Pumpkin Patch
What would Autumn be without pumpkins? Less than an hour's drive from the city you can find many pumpkin patches to explore, a great list of locations is here. Bring home some lovely pumpkins to decorate your doorstep or mantle, and closer to Halloween you can carve them or use them for an art project.
Shop Local At The London Artisan Market
You might have already heard but Humble Children is having its first ever pop-up! Come see all of our beautiful sustainable clothing in person on 16 & 17 October, 2021 at The London Artisan. More details can be found on our Instagram or at the event website here.
What family activities do you have planned for the autumn?