When it comes to having a family break, the temptation always seems to be to ‘get away from it all’ and go somewhere quiet and relaxing. However there are plenty of great reasons for heading into the city instead of away from it. Hotels in Central London in particular are the ideal destination for a family break, especially if you are looking for something luxurious to do as a treat for the whole family.
Are you in need of some suggestions? Read on for some inspiration so you can plan your own memorable trip to London for the whole family.
Look for memorable activities to suit kids of all ages
The great thing about London is you’re never far from some of the most thrilling sights it has to offer. Take a spin on the London Eye and you’ll be able to point out some of the landmarks the city is known for.
If you really want to impress the kids, look out for the London Duck Tours that start close to Waterloo Station, only a short walk from the London Eye. These tours take place in amphibious vehicles that are capable of driving on the road and sailing in the river. Kids of all ages are particularly impressed by this and it makes a change from the usual sightseeing tours.
Of course St James’ Park is well worth a look too, and it enables the kids to let off some steam by getting some exercise. If the weather is fine, arrange a packed lunch to enjoy in the park. Be sure to head for the lake too, where the kids can look out for the ducks and even some pelicans.
Find an unusual hotel room package
If you’re lucky you might even find a hotel package that provides entertainment for the kids as well. A great example is the SpyKids package provided by the St Ermin’s Hotel just by St James’ Park. This includes codes to break, a mission to undertake and the opportunity to try a kid friendly non-alcoholic cocktail from the bar. This type of package means the kids automatically have something to look forward to and get involved in the moment they arrive.
It’s also worth looking for specialist family rooms so the whole family can stay together. A good sized room offers plenty of space for everyone to relax in when you arrive back from a busy day out enjoying London. An entertainment system (such as the one in St Ermin’s family rooms) is a must, so the kids can fall asleep watching a film when you finally manage to wear them out.
As you can see, even if you only spend a weekend in London, there are plenty of activities to do and lots to see for the whole family. Providing you plan ahead and book the best family friendly room, you can have a wonderful time finding out more about the city and keeping the kids happy and entertained at the same time.
St. Ermin’s Hotel can be found on 2 Caxton St, London, SW1H 0QW. Or reached at 020 7222 7888