You can enjoy many different day trips from London with kids, but only some of them are really TAPSYlicious. Discover them all with me!
London, with its child-friendly activities and afternoon tea, is a great city to visit with kids, especially if you have a cute mole like me showing you its highlights! However, if you have a lot of time and you want to discover off-the-beaten-path places too, the best solution is to visit the surroundings of London.
THE TOP 13 DAY TRIPS FROM LONDON WITH KIDS
“Old but gold”, in any sense. It is in fact an incredibly ancient archaeological site and probably one of the most mysterious and interesting ones in the world! Is it worth a visit? Absolutely, YES! Above all if you have the chance to join a kid-friendly tour of Stonehenge that will engage kids and make everybody discover the history of this archaeological site in a fun way!
Read some curiosities about Stonehenge HERE.
BRIGHTON & HOVE
Famous for its pear, Brighton is the seaside location par excellence for Londoners. It also hosts a very kid-friendly music festival, the homonymous Brighton Festival.
Hove, part of the same unitary authority together with Brighton, boasts an incredible seafront, especially at sunset, with colorful beach cabins that give it its unique aspect.
The main reason to visit this place? The Roman Baths from which the town takes its name. The second reason? Have a walk and relax among the small streets of this cute town.
Home to Alice’s adventures in wonderland, Oxford is really a magical town. From Radcliffe Camera, to the Bridge of Sights and Christ Church, it will definitely surprise you with unexpected amazing sights.
Besides being the official residence of the royal family, the castle in also one of the most interesting historical buildings in the area. We suggest you to check if it’s open before you start planning your visit, as it might be closed when the Queen is in house.
It is hard to think of a seaside place prettier than Whitstable. Come here to enjoy a day of relax with your kids and eat oysters, considered the best of the country.
Well-known all over the world thanks to Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, it is now listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. And that’s for a good reason, because its old town is one of the most enchanting places ever.
Dating back to the Roman times, Winchester is one of the oldest towns in Britain. It also boasts the longest gothic cathedral in UK, the homonymous Winchester Cathedral, and Winchester City Mill, believed to be the oldest working watermill in UK.
There is one reason why this town is especially famous, and that’s William Shakespeare. The writer and poet spent in fact most of his life here and, as you get there, you will start understanding how comes he was so inspired by this place.
The cathedral of Salisbury is not only a stunning example of Gothic architecture. It is also record of an incredible historical event, the charter of rights, as it houses one of the four original copies of the Magna Carta.
If your kids are Harry Potter fans, you can’t absolutely miss this place. Diagon Alley, Hogwarts, Platform 9 ¾, you will be immersed in a parallel world where magic is the power.
That’s one of the cutest walkable towns in UK, that you can enjoy in one day. The main attractions are the amazing medieval cathedral of Chichester and the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum, 50 acres of restored ancient buildings, some of which date back so much as to the 14th century.
Thanks to River Cam that flows throughout the city and crosses super cute small bridges, Cambridge is one of the most romantic cities in Britain. And it is also a very fun destination to visit with kids, as it is very common to visit it aboard a small ship.