London’s Coolest Days Out For Kids

This summer, most days are gliding effortlessly from one sun-soaked day to the next. But if you’re stuck for ideas of things to do, why not try something out of the ordinary and perk up a day of the holidays? These are some of our favourite ideas:

Walk on Water

The hot weather is set to continue throughout August. Cool off at Hillingdon Outdoor Activities Centre, where kids can sail, windsurf, kayak and more. Individual or weeklong morning or afternoon sessions all summer. From £25. Hillingdon Outdoor Activities Centre 

Popstar for the Day

Get together with a group of friends and hire a music recording studio. Studio Stars in Clapham has two-hour packages, where you can record three songs. Up to 10 kids £350. For 9–16-year-olds. studiostars.co.uk

Junior Keeper for a Day 

Calling all budding 11–15-year-old zoo keepers. A look behind the scenes and close-up encounters with the animals such as monkeys, giraffes, llamas and tortoises. 3.5-hour experience with accompanying adult. £170. Availability throughout August. experienceenquiries@zsl.org

Make Believe

Immersive music concert, inspired by Disney Fantasia. We have heard mixed reviews about the music element of the latest experience to be hosted by the cool Waterloo Vaults but it promises to be an enthralling experience nonetheless. Get familiar with the soundtrack and film before you go. Sounds and Sorcery. From £30 Sounds & Sorcery

Run Away With the Circus

Ever dreamt of doing the trapeze? Have a go with Gorilla Circus who pop up during the summer months in Kensington Gardens and Regents Park. Suitable for ages 8+ practise a simple trick on the low bar before going for it on the Flying Trapeze. From £25 gorillacircus.com

— A Little Bird
1st August 2018