London is the hub of things to do with the kids this summer, from living the magic that is the Potter Warner studio tour to playing Captain Jack Sparrow, see our list of ten summer days out, including freebies.
You'd be mistaken in believing that the phenomenon that is Harry Potter is over, whereas in reality for Potter fans it's starting all over again. The Warner Bros Studio Tour allows you to step into a world only seen on screen. Take a walk down Diagon Alley, hop on a broom, take a knock on 4 Privet Drive or buy a chocolate frog! The closest your children will get this Summer to the real Potter experience.
The Science museum located in Kensington is a fun and educational trip and the entry is free. Kids will love the hands on element to science being able to immerse themselves with games and activities as well as 3D cinema.
The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Playground allows kids to take a trip into a whole new world of swashbuckling. With real sand, treasure chest and a ship, it's pirates ahoy!
For a longer holiday day out there's the Jubilee Festival on the 2nd and 3rd June. It is literally a world of adventures with Disney characters headlining the event. Includes music, dancing and face painting.
5. Not unlike the WB Studio Tour the London film museum allows you and your family to step into the world of film including family friendlies such as Star Wars and The Simpsons. Take a seat on their couch or have your photo taken with C-3PO.
Located just on the borders of London is the Roald Dahl museum - with its chocolate doors and interactive activities, the museum brings Dahl's famous characters to life. Children are also given idea books, just like the one Dahl used, to write down any story ideas they have when visiting the museum.
London Zoo is the biggest treat for any animal loving kids. Complete with penguin displays, giraffes and real life meercats it's the perfect day for your little monkeys
If under the sea is more your child's thing then take a dive underground to the London Aquarium. For the bravest of children, take a walk on the dangerous side by walking the shark walk and witness the deadly creatures swimming all around you, or for the more mild-mannered there's the ever-lovable turtles.
Last but not least, the Horniman Museum is another free day out, with tonnes of exhibitions as well as an aquarium. They are also host to some of the most beautiful gardens, the perfect day out for children who are interested in the world and its surroundings.