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How to have a FREE Day Out in London | London Bucket List

Is entertaining the kids costing you a fortune this summer holiday? Are you dreading staying home because they get bored and drive you insane but dreading going out because you know it always ends up costing a fortune? I have put together this Free Day Out In London with you in mind. All you need to do is pay for travel and make a packed lunch (and lets face it you would have to make lunch at home anyway so you haven’t lost anything there!).  If you would prefer not to head into London then Check out these 11 Free Family Days Out In The South East.

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How To Have A Free Day Out In London


London is packed full of museums and the great thing is a lot of them are totally FREE!

The Science Museum is an absolute must as it has so much to entertain all ages; highlights include Apollo 10 Command Module, a working model of Charles Babbages’s Difference Engine which was the first proposal for a computer; Puffing Billy, the oldest surviving steam locomotive built in 1815 and Stephensons Rocket which won the Rainhill Trials of 1829.

Free Family Day Out In London - Science Museum

The Natural History Musuem is a short walk from the Science Museum and is an absolute must for anyone with an interest in dinosaurs or the animal kingdom.  The highlights include a 91-foot-long life-sized cast of a blue whale, earthquake simulation experience and see an American mastodon (the elephant’s Ice Age relative) fossilised.

Free Days Out In London - Natural History Museum


Take some time out to be around nature and grab some peace and quiet; sit and have a picnic at the side of the Serpentine Lake in Hyde Park.

Free Days Out In London - Picnic In Hyde Park

After lunch, let the kids burn off some steam at the amazing Diana Memorial Playground; a Peter Pan inspired garden complete with Pirate Ship surrounded by a beach, Tepees, a sensory trail and various toys and play sculptures. The playground is visited by over 1 million people every year and its easy to see why!

Visit Spitalfields City Farm (*Closed Mondays).  The farm has many farmyard animals and various different gardens from wildlife gardens to gardens housing plants and vegetables.

Free Day Out In London - Spitalfields Farm

I am sure this FREE & action packed day would wear the kids out!  If you wanted to pay a little to end the day on a high then I would definitely recommend a visit to the London Eye; Discount Tickets are available from Discount London.  If you would love to read about another FREE day out in London then check out my Forty Hall & Estate Review.

If you love the idea of a Free Day Out In London but would like to plan your own day, then I cannot recommend The Thrifty London Guide highly enough it is packed with hundreds of Free and Cheap things to do in London.

This post was commissioned by Discount London.



  1. The London Museums are great and it’s amazing how many are free. In the Science museum we love to go to the basement where there are lots of interactive activities for kids as well as space to eat your sandwiches if it’s rainy. Thank you for linking up with #DaysOutWithAToddler

  2. Oh wow I want to jump on the next train down to London and go see all these things! What an amazing day out it would be. And for free!
    I hadn’t realised the Diana memorial was anything more than a fountain, which shows how often I pay attention to things going on in London 😀

    Thank you so much for joining #daysoutwithatoddler this month – see you in September! 🙂

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