Almost two million parents admit to a fear of the school holidays.

The thought of entertaining children for six whole weeks is daunting to say the least.

According to new research by family activities app Hoop, parents' apprehension towards the long break reaches its peak at 8pm on Wednesday (July 19).

So, if you're worrying you don't have enough ideas of how to keep the kids entertained, fear not as here is our ultimate guide of how to survive the summer break.

Film:

Movie nights at Natural History Museum

The real blue whale skeleton is 126-year-old

To celebrate the arrival of the blue whale, the Natural History Museum will be revisiting some of the most favourite deep sea blockbusters including

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Relax under the stars

A pop up cinema is coming to Fulham and Hammersmith
A pop up cinema is coming to Fulham and Hammersmith

Watch a classic blockbuster at the pop up cinema which is coming to Fulham and Hammersmith .

Films include Pretty Woman, Jungle Book and Ghostbusters .

Go to the cinema

The brand new Cineworld in South Ruislip

Cineworld has opened a brand new 11-screen cinema in South Ruislip .

Watch Dunkirk at Science Museum

Dunkirk will be screened at the Science Museum

Christopher Nolan’s latest epic will be shown in IMAX 70mm 2D film – the largest commercial film format – at the South Kensington museum from its worldwide opening weekend.

Attractions:

Bricklive

See enormous sculptures, dive into brick pits and play with three million Lego bricks
See enormous sculptures, dive into brick pits and play with three million Lego bricks

UK's largest Lego exhibition Bricklive is returning to London and fans can see enormous sculptures, dive into brick pits and play with three million Lego bricks which will fill free-build zones.

Inflatable 5k

Inflatable 5k obstacle run
Inflatable 5k obstacle run

If you're feeling adventurous, why not try a inflatable 5k run with giant obstacles .

Or try the world's longest inflatable obstacle course at Kempton Park Racecourse .

Thorpe Park

Choco Beach
Choco Beach

2-for-1 entry to Thorpe Park .

All diners at the American styled parlour will be given a 2-for-1 entry voucher to Thorpe Park in Chertsey for each transaction.

Visit a Museum

2-for-1 entry to Thorpe Park

Natural History Museum

There are plenty of free museums to explore on your doorstep during the school holidays.

Go Ape

Nets Kingdom at Go Ape

Clamber through 30ft tree tops at Go Ape's new family venture .

CBeebies Hotel

There’s free play games and activities in and around the entertainments area
There’s free play games and activities in and around the entertainments area

You'll have to put up with a long car journey to get there, but your kids will love you for taking them to the CBeebies Hotel .

Animals:

Micro pig pop-up

Cuddle micro pigs in your lunch break
Cuddle micro pigs in your lunch break

A micro pig pop-up is coming to Paddington for one day only .

Londoners will be able to pet miniature pigs and take selfies with rabbits on the lawn.

London Zoo

Take the kids to

for a family day out.

Family Days Outs:

Rainy Days

When the weather takes a turn for the worse, there are still plenty of things to do in and around west London.

Places you need to visit:

Take a look at these 10 great places to visit for some fun with the kids .

Theme Parks

Here are the best theme parks in easy reach of west London .

Save a penny

The new £10 note featuring Jane Austen

You don't always have to break the bank to keep kids entertained.

There are plenty of fun things to do in west London for under a tenner

Outdoor hidden gems

The Canalway Cavalcade festival at Little Venice

There are dozens of hidden gems in west London.

Food and drink:

Ice cream

Create your personalised ice-cream at the pop-up store in Covent Garden's Seven Dials
Create your personalised ice-cream at the pop-up store in Covent Garden's Seven Dials

Magnum Ice Cream has opened pop-up 'pleasure store' in Covent Garden.

Get your hands on some free ice-cream from Fuller's Kitchen as it tours around west London on a double decker bus .

Asian foodhall

The largest Asian foodhall has launched near Brent - and it looks amazing.

Mac 'n' cheese pizza

Indulge on the Mac N Cheese Stuffed Crust Pizza
Indulge on the Mac N Cheese Stuffed Crust Pizza

Treat the kids to a limited edition mac 'n' cheese stuffed crust pizza from Pizza Hut.

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