Best Things to do With Kids at Covent Garden

From museums to some of the most entertaining shows in London, we've an activity for every child. Find out about the best kid activities at Covent Garden.

Across 9 streets and one historic Piazza, discover a range of activities, kids’ menus, experiences and more. Read on to discover the top family friendly experiences in Covent Garden and stay tuned for events being added throughout the year.

Make Learning Fun

London Transport Museum - Bringing to life the history of London’s public transport network — its buses, trains, tubes and taxis, from the 19th century to the present day, the Museum appeals to young people and adults alike. With an emphasis on interactivity, the exhibits range from impressive historic vehicles to striking examples of the transport network’s famous poster art and graphic design.

Today at Apple – The Apple store in Covent Garden is so much than a store, it is a full tech experience that hosts daily events and workshops for adults and kids. Their Today at Apple programme has a weekly schedule of classes along with special additions depending on the time of the year.

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Take Them To A Show

There is a reason Covent Garden is called Theatreland as we are surrounded by over 40 theatres. From West End icons like The Phantom of the Opera to the most popular family friendly shows including Frozen, Mrs Doubtfire and Back To The Future, there is a perfect performance for everyone.

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Where To Eat

Home to some of London’s most loved dining concepts, from breakfast to brunch, fine dining or grab and go bites, Covent Garden is a foodie’s paradise, filled with a diverse array of options to suit all taste buds and budgets, morning ‘til night.

Several restaurants and cafes in the neighbourhood offer a wide range of kid friendly options including Shake Shack, Ivy Market Grill and Byron.

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Charlie and The Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea

Experience the ultimate Afternoon Tea for the whole family, from big kids to children, immerse yourself in the world of Roald Dahl's magical literature with the Charlie and Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea at One Aldwych.

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Start Style Young

Covent Garden is home to over 200 brands and there are some very special stores that you can only find here.

The Moomin Shop - The Moomin Shop in Covent Garden's Market Building opened in 2011. The boutique is entirely devoted to the Moomins, Tove Jansson’s loveable hippo-like trolls, and stocks books, gadgets, tableware, clothing, stationery and rare memorabilia emblazoned with these adorable characters from Finland. If there was anything in the world you wanted with Moomin on it, you will find it here.

Benjamin Pollock's Toyshop - Benjamin Pollock's Toyshop in Covent Garden's Market Building was originally established by Benjamin Pollock back in the 1880s. Specialising in creative, educational and theatrical toys that nurture storytelling, Pollocks is enduringly popular with visitors and Londoners alike - in fact, it's one of Joanna Lumley's favourite shops in London. Read about Pollock’s incredible history here.

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Visit The Bow Street Police Museum

Telling the story of the early Bow Street Patrols and Runners, London's first official law enforcement service, the Bow Street Police Museum is filled with rich stories of arrests, investigation and justice being served. Explore former cells, turned galleries, and have a glimpse into the life and times of crime in Covent Garden.

Look out for the Museum's events programme, with tours, talks and exciting activities for the whole family.

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Family Sundays at Royal Opera House

Family Sundays are a regular event for families to come and explore the Royal Opera House, its artists and the world of opera and ballet. Each Family Sunday will be packed with creative and practical activities for all the family, with space to relax and enjoy live music in an informal setting.

  • General Tickets £10, Under 18s Tickets £8

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