Undoubtedly one of the world’s great cities, London is well known as a centre of commerce, government and culture. But don’t forget that it’s got a host of amazing family attractions, too. From the fascinating draw of Madame Tussauds to the dizzy heights of the London Eye (or the dizzier heights of the Shard), it’s easy to plan family weekend breaks in the capital. You can spend it learning about the history of the capital or just having great family fun and eating at fun places. And did we mention there’s a zoo, too?
Going by train is the natural way to do it. London’s roads are notoriously congested, and you’ll have to pay a charge anyway, so get the train and a Visitor Oyster Card and you’ll have the run of the city for as long as you want.
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If you’ve got kids who love thrill rides, amusement arcade games, sandcastles, entertainment and all the ice cream and candy floss they can eat, you really can’t go wrong with Blackpool, the North West’s most exciting resort.
The world-famous Pleasure Beach has record-breaking white knuckle rides galore, alongside some gentler rides for those who can’t quite take the heat. Blackpool is also home to the Tower Ballroom, a Strictly Come Dancing staple.
And no trip to Blackpool is complete without a visit to the top of the Tower
, and the piers and Winter Gardens
, of course. And did we mention the zoo
? In short, if you’re looking for fun-filled family breaks in England, there are few places like Blackpool to guarantee smiles and very satisfied kids.
Trains to Blackpool