Summer Holiday Activity Ideas With Kids in London Tower Bridge travel

Summer Holiday Activity Ideas With Kids in London

London Summer Holiday Activity Ideas all reachable by boat

This summer holiday, families can embark on an exciting journey through the capital with Uber Boat by Thames Clippers. With a Family River Roamer ticket families can enjoy a fun day out on the river while hopping on and off the service to visit London’s riverside attractions.

At Tower Pier, discover the captivating history and architecture of one of London's most iconic landmarks at the Tower Bridge Exhibition. After sailing under its famous towers and archway, explore the bridge’s high-level walkways, enjoy breath-taking views of the city, and even watch the capital’s iconic red buses cross the bridge through a glass floor, or spot the boats gliding up and down the river.

Heading further east, a short walk from Greenland (Surrey Quays) Pier, Surrey Docks Farm offers a charming rural experience within the heart of the city. Enjoy tractor and pony rides, explore the calming green Herb Garden, and even get up close and stroke rabbits, guinea pigs, chicks and lambs.

In central London, go on an epic and accessible art trail. Between 19 June and 20 August, Uber Boat by Thames Clippers has partnered with Whizz-Kidz, the UK’s leading charity for young wheelchair users, who are hosting a unique, free public art trail – starring the iconic kid’s TV character Morph. Along the river and in the City, 56 spectacularly painted, unique giant Morph sculptures are waiting to be found on a fully accessible art experience. The Morph sponsored by Uber Boat by Thames Clippers and painted by artist Olaf Falafel can be found by Bankside Pier. Download the Morph’s Epic Art Adventure app to collect Morphs and earn rewards.

From 1 July until 3 September Battersea Power Station is hosting The Battersea Games, an exciting summer event that invites guests to take part in or spectate in an exciting array of free and ticketed sports events. Wimbledon, the Women’s World Cup, Tour de France, Netball World Cup will all be shown on big screen for fans. Meanwhile, guests can race on a 100m track, play Ping Pong, or take part in the UK’s fastest growing sport, Rocket Paddle, all with the iconic Power Station as the backdrop. Battersea Power Station Pier drops passengers directly outside this exciting summer pop up.

A short walk from Canary Wharf Pier, at Museum of London Docklands, discover the fascinating history of London's docklands. A highlight for families is the museum’s recreated Victorian Street: Sailortown – explore the dark streets, peep into the Animal Emporium and chandlers’ shops, and pop into the Three Mariners pub.

A family can travel on the Uber Boat by Thames Clippers services with an All Zones River Roamer, which offers 2 adults and up to 3 children (under 15) a day’s unlimited use of the River Bus for just £42.40. The group discounted price means children are sailing for free.

Step free access to the boats means they are accessible for families with pushchairs, plus onboard toilets and baby changing facilities provide further peace of mind for parents. The onboard café bar offers drinks and snacks, big windows, and an outside back deck providing unrivalled views of the city.

Even without a Family River Roamer ticket, children aged 4 and under travel for free on all Uber Boat by Thames Clippers services and children between the ages of 5 and 15 receive a 50% discount on all fares. Ticket can be purchased online, on the Thames Clippers Tickets or Uber apps, and at the piers.

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