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John from New York State asked

good indoor trips for young kids

any ideas for a day trip for 3 toddlers on a rainy day in london?

or something really interesting on any day?

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Mary from Leicester
Not sure what you mean by 'toddlers'?
It's a term we use in the UK for 1-3 year-olds so I'm going to assume you mean the same.
London is vast so, again, I'm going to assume you mean central London....and *really* heavy rain. All toddlers love running about, splashing in puddles etc so, if you pack the right clothes, all of London's many parks and playgrounds are almost as good on rainy days as they are on dry ones. :-)
Start by looking at this list of ideas from the official tourist info site:
https://www.visitlondon.com/things-to-do/family-activities/things-to-do-with-toddlers-in-london
The National Maritime Museum's baby & toddler section (Ahoy!) , the Science Museum's water-play area (The Garden) and Discover, the Children's Story Centre in Stratford (part of London), are particularly worth a visit:
https://www.rmg.co.uk/see-do/we-recommend/attractions/ahoy-childrens-gallery
https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/see-and-do/garden
http://www.discover.org.uk/
You could also consider the vast glasshouses at Kew Gardens, the many indoor areas at London Zoo, the Sealife Aquarium (next to the London Eye :
https://www.kew.org/
https://www.zsl.org/zsl-london-zoo
https://www.visitsealife.com/london/
More ideas here, though not all will work on rainy days:
https://www.kiddieholidays.co.uk/21-things-to-do-in-london-with-a-toddler-for-under-5/

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John
these a wonderful leads! thank you!
 

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John
the children are 2, 4 and 6
 

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Mary
You're welcome! I thought I remembered roughly how old the children are (just one is a UK 'toddler'!) but wasn't certain. I'm sure you'll find plenty to do if it rains. :-)
 
 
 

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Claudia from New York City
On rainy days, I would bring toddlers to museums, toy stores, and bookshops. These are some of the places:
  1. Hamleys - 7 floors of all types of toys for all ages
  2. The Lego Store London Leicester Square
  3. V&A Museum of Childhood Bethnal Green
  4. SEA LIFE London Aquarium
  5. Discover Children's Story Centre - caters to 0-11-year-olds
  6. Pickled Pepper Books
  7. Natural History Museum
  8. The British Museum

For interesting things to do on non-rainy days:
  1. Go on a double-decker bus ride
  2. Stroll along the river from Tower Bridge to London Eye
  3. Visit National Maritime Museum and Greenwich Park

Before you leave, check out VisitLondon.com's Tips for visiting London with babies and toddlers.

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