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Have some fun this half-term holiday - take the kids to London

"Children want the same things we want. To laugh, to be challenged, to be entertained, and delighted." Dr Seuss, 1987 As the half-term holiday is approaching in the UK, and parents are scratching their heads to come up with something new and exciting, why not take a mini break to London? Our capital is a great place to bring children with so many fantastic monuments and museums to see and experience - especially in the midst of their most formative years. Let’s be honest, who wasn’t interested in the Jack the Ripper stories when they were younger; or the glamour of the royals at Buckingham Palace? We certainly were... London’s past was a fascinating melting pot that has witnessed everything from maniacal monarchs to a plague of rats; even tales of espionage and of WW2 are ingrained in its history. There’s so much to learn about our captivating city, from past to present, with some great attractions and activities that are perfect for kids. As London has become the must-see destination, with 16.8m international visitors last year, treat your kids to a few days in the capital; they’d love to see the Changing of the Guard at the Palace, or to meet a beefeater at the Tower of London. ZSL, London Zoo, is another great attraction for the family with over 750 different species of animal to learn about and discover. Or, if your kids are football fans, you could take them to Chelsea FC Stadium where they can walk through the tunnel and onto the pitch like their sporting heroes. The London Pass also makes visiting London a lot more cost effective; great for young families or those who have to travel further to get there. Packed with super savings and discounts, as well as entry to family-friendly events at London’s top attractions, it’s the ultimate sightseeing package made to suit everyone, of all ages. Why not add on a travelcard for extra ease and remove the stress of sorting out tube tickets and working out zone fares; a nightmare for an out-of-towner. The London Pass includes free entry to 60 of London’s best attractions and ones that kids will love – including the historic Tower Bridge and Hampton Court Palace; the spooky London Bridge Experience and the amazing London Motor Museum - even M&M’s World for those with a sweet tooth! London is unlike any other city in the UK, so it’s important to get kids involved with our heritage, history and modern culture. There’s no time like the present! So why not come to London for the half-term holiday – your kids will love you for it.

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