Family Friendly Day Out in Covent Garden

Whether it be a day trip, half term, summer holidays or a special occasion Covent Garden is the perfect place to bring the whole family.

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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Harry Potter Photographic Exhibition

Hold on to your Sorting Hat, something wicked this way comes! The Harry Potter Photographic Exhibition opens in Covent Garden on July 12th and will take you on a journey through the 10 years spent creating filmmaking magic in a display of behind-the-scenes images, never before seen in one place. If that wasn’t enough, the Photographic Exhibition will also be home to London’s only bottled Butterbeer bar!

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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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Ear Piercing at The Alkemistry

Piercing a child for the first time is exciting and stressful for both but when pierced with The Alkemistry you can rest assured every detail has been taken care of to make it fun, calming and memorable.

  • Booking advised, walk-in welcome
  • 30 minutes
  • £55 plus jewellery
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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 Les Mis to the latest launches like Frozen we are home to the show.

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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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All You Need To Know About Visiting Covent Garden

Across 9 streets and one historic Piazza, discover the very best of London.

Covent Garden is in the heart of the West End, easily reached via tube, train, cycle, on foot, boat & taxi.

From world-class fashion, beauty & lifestyle stores to the most exciting dining options

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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, Byron and Le Pain Quotidien.

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