6 family days out you can enjoy near Paddington in January


London is a great place for a family holiday, and there’s plenty of places in and around Paddington which will help you build the ultimate trip for the kids. Whatever they’re into, here’s our top picks for things to do and see in the London Paddington area this January…

ZSL London Zoo

London zoo

A tried and tested day out for all the family to enjoy, the ZSL London Zoo is a truly wonderful place to create memories with the kids. If they’re interested in nature, there’s also a wide range of new experiences sure to spark the imagination of any budding zoologists, giving them the chance to try their hand at zookeeping for the day and meet some of the zoo’s fantastic wildlife residents.

In addition to being tons of fun, the zoo undertakes vital conservation work around the globe. Each visit helps continue funding the care of both the resident wildlife and these projects all over the world, so it’s a trip with a definite feel-good edge while you’re staying at the Park Grand London Lancaster Gate.


indoor activity in lodon

Described as an ‘indoor city run by kids’, Kidzania is one of the most unique child-friendly days out imaginable. With over 60 real-life activities to try, there’s never been a museum quite like it! Designed for children aged between 4-14, Kidzania offers a unique blend of learning and entertainment during an action-packed four hour experience. Kids are encouraged to explore the opportunities on offer and test their skills in a wide range of different professions. For the adults, there’s space to relax and unwind, making it great for active families staying at one of our hotels in Paddington London.

Paddington Bear Tour

Suitable for ages 4+, the Paddington Bear tour gives all the family a chance to get to know one of Paddington’s most famous residents a little better! This two and a half hour walking tour takes in plenty of London’s finest sights whilst celebrating the bear who has been featured in a film and more than 20 books. To find out more about what inspired this magical work of children’s fiction, there is no better day out.

Science Museum

science museum london

Great for all ages, London’s Science Museum provides a hands-on approach to scientific education, offering information and exhibits on everything from dinosaurs to outer space to the creation of the latest technology. If you have a science-buff in the family, be sure to take them along during your visit to the Park Grand London Lancaster Gate.

Madame Tussauds

If you’ve always wanted to mingle with key figures from history, celebrities and even the Royal Family, then Madame Tussauds is a great way to make your dreams a reality! This incredibly lifelike waxwork museum is amazing for getting plenty of snaps of the family and interacting with them all – making it a wonderful day out for all ages. The indoor location means it’s completely weather-friendly all year-round, too.