Stuck for ideas this half-term? London has a whole host of activities suitable for families. Here are some that we have chosen from our favourite museums and our hotels' restaurants which are offering special discounts on Afternoon Tea during October when you book in advance.
Twelve Object Trail
Located just around the corner from The Montague on the Gardens, The British Museum has reopened its doors, welcoming visitors back with new and exciting exhibitions. The Twelve Object Trail is suitable for children and pin-points key objects throughout the museum for discovery. Please remember to plan your visit in advance and check opening times, advanced booking is necessary to secure your time slot for a safe and socially distanced visit.
25% off Afternoon Tea
After visiting The British Museum, why not enjoy Afternoon Tea at The Montague? Until the 15th November, you can enjoy 25% off when you book in advance online. Perfect for smaller appetites, the 'Little Prince and Princess Tea' includes jam and peanut butter sandwiches, a cupcake and ice cream, served with a soft drink or hot chocolate. Available Friday to Sunday, between 1pm and 5pm, the tea is perfect for lunch or a late afternoon treat.
The Curious Trail
A world leading museum in art and design, housing a collection of over 2.3 million objects, the V&A is located a short walk from The Egerton House Hotel and The Milestone Hotel and Residences. This Autumn, the V&A have curated a new family trail which is perfect for children to follow as you explore the museum's free exhibitions. Please plan your visit by checking opening times and pre-booking a timed slot to visit.
Wonderlab: The Equinor Gallery
Perfect for budding scientists, Wonderlab offers a hands-on experience with scientific phenomena including, friction slides and chemistry experiments. The museum also offers many other exhibitions for children including 'Engineer Your Future' which is perfect for teenagers who are considering their career choices. Book your two-hour admission ticket now!
Hardys Sweetshop Afternoon Tea
A popular favourite amongst guests, The Hardys Sweetshop Afternoon Tea is a timeless twist on classic sweets. The Chesterfield Mayfair have generously extended their Eat Out to Help Out offer into October, which enables you to receive up to £10 off per person when you book in advance (valid Monday to Wednesday). For just £11.50 per child after discount, your children can feast their eyes on delicious pastries and treats.
Talks, trails and themed crafts
Whilst Buckingham Palace is currently closed to visitors, The Royal Mews are open and have a whole host of activities perfect for half term! Join Rex the corgi on one of their family talks and trails in which you will discover all the interesting facts about London's working stable. The Mews are also hosting arts and craft sessions, perfect to keep little ones amused. If you're hungry afterwards, why not head over to The Rubens at the Palace, located just opposite The Royal Mews? The Rubens are currently offering 20% off their Afternoon Tea for bookings in October, including their 'Prince and Princess Afternoon Tea'.