Birthday Ideas for Kids in London

Birthday Ideas for Kids in London
When it comes to kids birthdays, a lot of planning is needed to keep everyone safe and your stress at a minimum. The need for preparation can be compounded in a dense urban environment like London. London can already feel a little overwhelming, let alone with a group of children in tow. Luckily, there are a number of great options already in place for your next kiddie birthday party.

Crystal Palace Dinosaurs

Unleashed upon the world in 1854, the Crystal Palace Dinosaurs are a remarkable look at the state-of-the-art science of the nineteenth century. Fifteen species of extinct creatures are modeled in the park, which is spread over three small islands. The dinosaur statues are, by today's standards, grossly inaccurate. They look more like story-book monsters than dinosaurs. Still, the park is an amazing visit and one of the most remarkable time capsules to be found anywhere in the world.

Crystal Palace Park
Thicket Road
London, SE20, United Kingdom
020 8778 9496

Sherlock Holmes Museum

Portrayed on film more than any other character, Sherlock Holmes remains a cultural icon for people of all ages. Visiting 221 Baker Street is like stepping into a story. Visitors can expect to receive a badge, brochure and Sherlock Holmes business card. Tour the famous detective's home and you'll soon find yourself wrapped in mystery and intrigue, just as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle would have wanted it. Hand out bubble pipes in the birthday goody bag and you'll have created a new generation of intrepid detectives and loyal Watsons.

Sherlock Holmes Museum
221 B Baker Street
London NW1 6XE

Natural History Museum

Sure, it is educational, but London's Natural History Museum may be the one of the most exciting museums in the world. Animatronic dinosaur statues, an immense whale skeleton and rotating exhibits await visitors. Even the building itself is a treat, with the exterior covered in gargoyles of dozens of animal species. Take your party to the hall of preserved deep sea creatures for a better gross out than anything you'll find in the London Dungeon tours.

Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road
London SW7 5BD, UK.
020 7942 5000

Article Written By Louie Doverspike

Based in Seattle, Louie Doverspike has been a professional writer since 2004. His work has appeared in various publications, including "AntiqueWeek" magazine, the "Prague Post" and "Seattle Represent!" Doverspike holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Hamilton College.

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