The Duchess of Sussex is three-months’ pregnant and expecting her first baby in spring 2019, Kensington Palace revealed today.
Announced this morning, as Prince Harry and Meghan began their first official tour to Australia and New Zealand, the world reacted excitedly to the news that the royal family will once again be expecting the patter-patter of tiny feet. To celebrate, we’ve compiled a round-up of five of our favourite family-friendly attractions in and around the capital, for a right royal day out.
Spitalfields City Farm
Hidden away in the heart of vibrant Shoreditch, Spitalfield’s City Farm is home to farm-yard favourites including rabbits, pigs, chickens, geese and cows. Kids can discover the wonderful world of creepy-crawlies at The Bug Hotel and harvest their own vegetables during Kids’ Kitchen cookery lessons. There’s even the Oxford and Cambridge Goat Race – held annually on the same day as the University boat race, when goats Oxford and Cambridge compete for that extra bale of hay. https://www.spitalfieldscityfarm.org/, cost: free
Located a short distance from Windsor Castle, this world-famous amusement park is a bucket-list activity for many families visiting the capital. Divided into fantasy-themed lands based on the iconic brands most famous collections, there are 55 different activities to choose from, including the Atlantis Submarine Voyage in Adventure Land and the Splash Safari water park at Duplo® Valley. https://www.legoland.co.uk/ cost: Tickets from £32, children under two go free.
V&A Museum of Childhood
The nearby V&A Museum of Childhood is a must-see for London-bound families with an interest in history. Home to a range of fascinating permanent displays including the UK’s largest collection of dolls, the museum also hosts a range of special exhibitions such as A Pirate’s Life for Me – exploring the legends of pirates in history, which runs from this month until April 2019. https://www.vam.ac.uk/moc/ , cost: free
The making of Harry Potter – Warner Brothers Studio Tour
This perennially-popular Warner Brothers Studio Tour gives kids the chance to delve behind the scenes and experience the magic of Harry Potter for themselves. They can wander creepy Diagon Alley, discover how the goblins of Gringotts were created and learn the secrets of the special effects behind the Whomping Willow and Harry’s invisibility cloak. https://www.wbstudiotour.co.uk/, cost: Adults £45, Children £35, Children under five go free.
The Tower of London
A former palace and prison, The Tower of London is one of the city’s most intriguing spots. See the glittering Crown Jewels and meet the famous Yeoman Warders, known as Beefeaters, who have protected the Tower since the time of the Tudors. You can even hear its grisly history during a spooky twilight tour. https://www.hrp.org.uk/tower-of-london/, cost: Adults from £22.70, Children from £10.75, Children under five go free.
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