Visiting London with children at Christmas is an experience that they will never forget, as it is one of the most recommended European cities to go with children during Christmas time and enjoy a magical time with the family. Many areas of London are transformed into a magical place during Christmas filled with Christmas decorations and lights, events, markets and fun activities for the whole family such as ice skating rinks, Christmas fairs and more. Today we tell you the best plans to travel to London with children at Christmas, do you sign up?
Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park
One of the favorite places to go in London with children at Christmas is Hyde Park, since every year the Winter Wonderland Christmas fair is held, with attractions that include a giant ferris wheel, the Magical Ice Kingdom ice world, a circus, Christmas markets, an outdoor ice rink that is the largest in England, shows, children’s activities and the Santa Land themed area with Santa Claus and his elves, a 45m ice slide, the Santa Express train and much more. Admission to Hyde Park and Winter Wonderland is free, although you have to pay for attractions.
London Christmas markets
In addition to the Christmas markets that we find in Hyde Park at Christmas, you can visit other very festive markets in other parts of London such as the Southbank Christmas Market next to the London Eye, the flea market in Leicester Square, the Christmas market that is in The Queen’s Walk on the banks of the Thames, a new Christmas market this year in Trafalgar Square next to the largest Christmas tree in London and Greenwich Christmas Market with a Santa’s Grotto where you can visit Santa Claus and take photos.
Christmas in Leicester Square
Another area of London highly recommended to visit with children at Christmas is Leicester Square, a small Christmas fair where you will find Santa Claus, a Christmas market and the La Clique circus. The Christmas in Leicester Square fair is closed on Christmas Day, but can be visited the rest of the days between the end of November and the beginning of January.
Gingerbread Town at Somerset House
Gingerbread Town is an exhibition held at Christmas time at Somerset House, one of England’s great historic buildings. The exhibition is organized every year by the Museum of Architecture and they also offer workshops to make your own gingerbread house. In addition to the exhibition of houses made with gingerbread cookies in which architects, engineers and designers have participated, at Somerset House you will find one of the most beautiful ice skating rinks in London and the Fortnum & Mason Christmas shop.
Crazy Golf at Plonk Golf in Camden
Discover the fun of crazy golf in London with Plonk Golf along with your children. Especially in Christmas the venue gets new decorations making it a prime spot to include in your itinerary during your visit to London. The venue includes several courses along with other games and fun and unique challenges!