Keep the Kids Happy This Summer Holiday

The school summer holidays are nearly upon us, and scarily, six weeks sounds like a pretty long time to keep your little darlings busy!

Kids of school age (and maybe even university level) require attention and solid holiday plans to fill their days with adventure, excitement and engaging activity that they can tell their friends about on their long-awaited return to school.

No matter where you are or what you have planned, try to schedule a visit to the wonderful capital in your calendar! London offers plenty to see, do and enjoy and is the perfect pit-stop for family day trips, offering great and good-value-for-money options for all ages and all personalities.

Go on, give your children (and you!) something to be excited for this summer and fill your holidays with these fun and fantastic day out options!

The Making of Harry Potter, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, WD25 – OPEN DAILY

 Warner Bros. Studios is the home to the fabulous Harry Potter tour that everybody has been talking about since it opened. Whether you are lucky enough to have already been or have planned to go since it first began, the summer holidays are definitely the time to fill your little pumpkin’s day with magic and Hogwarts-fun (even if they haven’t yet read the books!)

The tour offers an enchanting look into the wonderful wizarding world, sharing production secrets and allowing all visitors to walk the eerie streets of Diagon Alley, enjoy the wonders of the Great Hall and even have a cheeky Butterbeer or two! To book your family ticket or for more information please visit the Warner Bros. Studio Tour website.

Thorpe Park, Surrey – OPEN DAILY

The UK’s most respected and enjoyable theme park offers a fantastic range of rides and attractions for all ages and personalities! Whether you love rollercoaster speed, or enjoy a casual mooch around the fairground games – Thorpe Park has something to suit you and your family!

Thorpe Park offers a fantastic day out for the whole family, with affordable prices and saver deals on family tickets! Thorpe Park is also home to the newly-opened Angry Birds Land! For further information please visit the Thorpe Park website.

The London Dungeons, Next to the London Eye, SE1 – OPEN DAILY


Visit one of London’s most popular attractions, offering history, fear and culture under one roof. The amazing and fascinating London Dungeon explores historic events and discovers the secrets behind some of Britain’s most notorious crooks, including Guy Fawkes, Sweeney Todd and Jack the Ripper.

Discover the gruesome tales of London’s streets whilst sitting in a pub and hearing the landlord relay the terrors, or wander the streets and visit the locations of crimes and famous rebellion with re-enactments and an eerie atmosphere in the air. The London Dungeons are a must for anyone interested in the history of some of London’s most infamous events – for further information please visit The London Dungeon website.

Coram’s Fields, Guildford Sreet, WC1 – OPEN DAILY


Coram’s Field is a free park, open all year round from 9am until dusk to children and young people under 16. No adult can enter Coram’s Fields without a child, and the friendly on-site staff ensure that everyone enjoys their visit. Coram’s Fields is quite like no other, and provides activities, sports and daily games completely free of charge to all.

Set in the heart of London, between King’s Cross and Holburn it also offers toilets and nappy changing facilities, as well as a small farm with plenty of furry friends including goats, chickens and rabbits! Coram’s Fields provides a fun day out for all the family, and is the ideal option if on a budget! For further information please visit the Coram’s Fields website.

Here at the Swinton Hotel, we are dedicated to providing the perfect hotel accommodation for any London adventure. Whether you are visiting for just a night or have a jam-packed summer holiday planned and are looking for cheap kings cross hotels – we are perfectly situated in the heart of the capital, situated in close distance to all transport links and attractions. For further information, to make a booking or to check availability, please give our friendly team a call on 020 7837 1451 or email us at!

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