Staying in and around Paddington provides lots of scope for things to do as a family. The area is right in the heart of the city, so you’ll never be short of attractions to visit and sights to see. Here’s our brief guide to a few top attractions for kids which are not only tons of fun, but 100% winter-proof…
- Paddington Bear Tour
What better way to enjoy staying at the Park Grand London Paddington Hotel than to retrace the footsteps of the area’s most famous resident? Paddington Bear is a beloved children’s character, known for his love of marmalade sandwiches – and this tour, suitable for children of all ages, will help you get to know some of the key locations in Paddington’s story. It includes film locations and famous landmarks which have all helped shape the story as found in the books. The tour takes approximately two and a half hours, kicking off at Paddington Station. Find out more at the official tour website.
- ZSL London Zoo
Located just two miles from Paddington, this is one of the UK’s top wildlife parks, offering both indoor and outdoor attractions which will appeal to kids and adults alike. The zoo has special events in the lead-up to Christmas, and a vast plethora of wildlife to see, perfect for making the most of our wintry London hotels special offers whilst also keeping children entertained. Whether it’s lemurs, sloths, spiders, penguins or lions which pique your interest, creatures great and small are all here. There are opportunities to get closer than ever before to some of the most majestic animals on earth.
- Madame Tussauds
Stepping away from animal life and back to humans (in a way) – Madame Tussauds is the world-famous attraction offering the chance to get closer to some of the most famous faces in the world. This attraction includes royalty, celebrities and great figures from history, all rendered incredibly lifelike with wax. A mile away from Paddington and easily reached on the Tube, this would make for a great day out during your visit to the Park Grand London Paddington Hotel, as well as being a fantastic way to ensure everyone of all ages enjoys themselves.
- Science Museum
Another all-weather attraction which is perfect for winter is the Science Museum, located close to Paddington and providing everything curious kids need for a fun, educational day out. With interactive experiences and state-of-the-art images, the museum works to help explain complex ideas for all audiences.
Upcoming winter attractions include an exploration of the sun, with incredible CGI bringing our relationship with this enormous star to vivid life. The museum also hosts a regular roster of educational events and immersive film screenings, alongside exhibits, galleries and activities.
Whatever the kids are interested in, this is the place to help them cultivate their own curiosity within a real treasure trove of human capability and innovation.