Kids from 7 to 11 years old

IN LONDON
 
Tiger Territory at ZSL London Zoo
Come within a whisker of nature’s most breathtaking predator…
For the first time ever, visitors will be able to explore the lush world of the Sumatran tiger in the heart of London. Through immersive and interactive experiences Tiger Territory takes you closer than ever to the natural environment of one of nature’s most awesome predators. Wide windows with lush foliage bring you right into the heart of the tigers’ domain. Separated by a single pane of glass you will watch… and be watched.

The NEW London Dungeon
It has all the ghastly gore and black comedy of the old Tooley Street attraction in a bigger and more high-tech package. A jokey celebration of torture, death and disease, visitors can journey back in time to London's plague-ridden streets (rotting corpses, rats, vile boils and projectile vomiting all come as standard) and meet some of the city's unsavoury characters, from Guy Fawkes to demon barber Sweeney Todd. A cast of blood-splattered actors are joined by 'virtual' guests, such as Brian Blessed as Henry VIII, and as well as the 18 different shows and 'surprises' – which could see you on the run from Jack the Ripper or getting lost in London's Victorian sewers – there are two rides to raise the adrenaline: a turbulent boat trip down the Thames towards execution, and a dark drop ride plunging three stories in the pitch black. Note that the London Dungeon is unsuitable for young or easily scared children.

The View from The Shard - London’s newest and most eagerly awaited attraction is now open.
TheView is situated at the top of The Shard, on floors 68, 69 and 72, and almost twice the height of any other viewing platform in London. Prepare to embark on a multi-sensory journey to 244m (800ft) above one of the greatest cities on earth. On arrival at Level 00, you will be drawn into the tapestry of London with glimpses of the city laid out before you. Travelling skyward in two high-speed ‘kaleidoscopic’ lifts, you’ll swiftly reach Level 68 - a cloudscape above the world.

BBC Tours

The tour is truly interactive, giving the chance to have a go at making some of their very own TV. Children could play theirvery own version of the CBBC show Copycats where two teams battle it out in a range of hilarious games, or take part in the new Gory Games Interactive area.As well as all the interactivity, the groups will take a peek into some of the BBC studios and enjoy an exclusive visit to a dressing-room or green room.There are a host of opportunities for photos so don't forget your camera! This interactive fun lasts for one and a half to two hours, and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

The Golden Hinde
Sample a taste of Tudor life on board The Golden Hinde, London's replica of Sir Francis Drake's warship offering visitors an unforgettable Living History Experience. The Golden Hinde is a full-sized reconstruction of the Tudor warship in which Sir Francis Drake circumnavigated the globe in 1577 – 1580.
 
Biscuit ceramic café, Greenwich
Biscuit is the most exciting place to create your personal masterpiece. Kids can choose from the available ceramic cups, plates, vases and paint colours, to create their own one- off designs. Biscuit is located in Greenwich town centre and it is a place to enjoy quality time with friends and family.

Kensington Palace
The newly-transformed Kensington Palace is now open following a two-year, £12million refurbishment.
Explore the new gardens, shops, café and terrace as well as four redesigned visitor routes revealing both the secret and public lives of Kensington's inhabitants. Discover stories from Queen Victoria's life told in her own words in the new Victoria Revealed exhibition; master the games of royal court in the magnificent King's State Apartments; get a glimpse of a modern Princess in a small but special exhibition of some of Diana's dresses and uncover the secrets of a fragile dynasty in the beautiful Queen's State Apartments. A new lift makes the Palace accessible to all and, for the first time, kids under 16 go free.
 
Dennis Severs House
The house is a time capsule. Its creator, Dennis Severs, used his visitors' imagination as his canvas and lived in the house in much the same way as its original occupants might have done in the early 18th century. The game is that you interrupt a family of Huguenot silk-weavers named Jervis who, though they can still sometimes be heard, seem always to be just out of sight. As you journey off in a silent search through the ten rooms, each by fire and candlelight, you receive a number of stimulations to your senses. It is the smell of food that aligns your imagination with the faces around you in portraits; then... Mr Jervis’s meal is only half eaten;  did he abandon it when he heard you arrive?

Marvel Super Heroes 4D at Madame Tussaud’s auditorium
Enjoy a heroic new experience this summer as Marvel Super Heroes 4D arrives at the attraction. Some of Marvel’s best loved Super Heroes will be brought to life in three floors of multisensory fun featuring a mix of interactive themed areas, startlingly realistic wax figures and an ALL NEW Marvel Super Heroes 4D film adventure.

Science Museum
Bringing science to life, and life to science. Investigate science in hands-on galleries, discover famous objects and see amazing effects in IMAX 3D Cinema and motion simulator rides.

Natural History Museum
Marvel at the size of the blue whale, snoop on thousands of live leafcutter ants at work, check out the star attractions, the giant prehistoric dinosaurs or the teeny creepy-crawlies and have fun in the earthquake room.

Ripley’s Believe it Or Not
Marvel at over 800 weird and unusual artefacts in over twenty themed galleries spanning four floors.
 
Cutty Sark
The last surviving tea clipper and the fastest and greatest of her time, she is a living testimony to the bygone, glorious days of sail and, most importantly, a monument to those that lost their lives in the merchant service. Venture aboard and beneath one of the world’s most famous ships. Walk along the decks in the footsteps of the merchant seamen who sailed her over a century ago. Explore the hold where precious cargo was stored on those epic voyages then marvel as you balance a 963-tonne national treasure on just one hand.

Fastest, longest, highest...  Discover amazing animal records – Natural History Museum
Compare the feats of some past Olympic medallists with extraordinary records from the animal world. When it's animal versus athlete... who wins,   Usain Bolt or the African Cheetah, Mo Farah or the American antelope ?



ONE HOUR AWAY

Raceway Karting at Docklands
A 450 meter track with 140cc karts, reaching a top speed of 20 mph for beginners.

Harry Potter Studio Tour
Warner Bros. Studio Tour London provides an amazing new opportunity to explore the magic of the Harry Potter™ films – one of the most successful film series of all time. This unique walking tour takes you behind-the-scenes and showcases a huge array of beautiful sets, costumes and props. It also reveals some closely guarded secrets, including facts about the special effects and animatronics that made these films so hugely popular all over the world.
 
Horniman Museum and Gardens
Open since Victorian times, when Frederick John Horniman first opened his house and extraordinary collection of objects to visitors. Since then, the collection has grown tenfold and includes internationally important collections of anthropology and musical instruments, as well as an acclaimed aquarium and natural history collection. Unusually for such an important museum, you can see the collection up-close and face-to-face. You can even pick up, try on and play with some of the objects.
 
A DAY TRIP

Diggerland, Kent
For the best day out ever! An adventure park where children and adults can drive real diggers, go-karts, rides and so much more.

Bisley Shooting Ground
Bisley Shooting Ground will be holding their next Young Shot Day during the Christmas holidays on Thursday 3rd January 2013. This is a really fun day out for 10-16 year olds and includes bacon rolls, tuition, cartridges, drinks and snacks all for only £70. The Young Shots day at Bisley Shooting Ground is a morning of Clay Pigeon shooting for 10 – 16 years olds.  Also included, is the chance to have a few shots on the Black Powder, a historic form of shooting.  Whether you are an experienced shot or a complete novice, a team of dedicated Professional Instructors will teach you the importance of gun safety and ensure you have a morning of exhilarating fun.

 
RESTAURANTS

William’s Bar and Bistro
The menu is perfect for light lunches, pre theatre or supper. Enjoy traditional English Afternoon Tea or a mouth-watering burger or delicious tagliatelle.

Sticky Fingers
Bill Wyman’s restaurant was described by one American critic as 'the San Lorenzo of burger restaurants, plus great Rolling Stones memorabilia to match.

All Star Lanes
Bowling, Music and Dancing combined for small and big kids alike.
 
THEATRE SHOWS

Charlie and The Chocolate Factory
Roald Dahl's deliciously dark tale of young Charlie Bucket and the mysterious confectioner Willy Wonka comes to life in a brand new West End musical.

Matilda
Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, with book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda is the captivating musical masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dares to change her destiny.