What better way to relax with children than by visiting a theme park? London has several fantastic theme parks within easy traveling distance.
Harry Potter fans will love a visit to the Warner Bros Studio Tours. This is where you can go behind the scenes and find out the secrets of animators, of special effects, see the costumes and the settings that made these films so memorable. After all, this is also the place where it all began, as it was here that the films were produced. Have a chat with the people on duty around the exhibition – you may well find that many of them took part in the filming and were extras in many of the famous scenes within school rooms and battles. A lot many Aparthotels London is also situated around to give visitors a lavish tour with comfortable stay. All tickets for the Studio Tour have to be prebooked. Go to www.wbstudiotour.co.uk for more information.
Stroll across Westminster Bridge from your short stay apartments London to reach the hilarious world of Shek. This is one of London’s newest attractions and is where children can encounter all the familiar characters such as Shrek and Donkey with his magical 4D flying bus. Take part in a series of 10 Interactive live shows through a series of madcap adventures bringing the land of Far Far Away to London. www.shreksadventure.com
Close by is the London Dungeon where a cast of actors complete with special effects, scenes and interactive rides take you through 1,000 years of history. See Guy Fawkes attempting to blow up the Houses of Parliament, and legendary characters such as Sweeney Todd, the infamous barber of Fleet Street, plague houses and torture chambers. www.thedungeons.com
Equally scary is The London Bridge Experience with its dark Tombs from which few emerge without emitting screams. Take a trip back in time through the gruesome parts of history meeting people like Jack the Ripper and the Keeper of Heads. Travel through the streets of medieval London and then see the Great Fire as it sweeps through the city before entering the Tombs (if you dare!) www.londonbridgeexperience.com
Travel out of London to the historic town of Windsor for a visit to Legoland. This is perfect for young children as they can see their favourite Lego characters and Lego worlds brought to life. Among the most popular areas are the Land of the Vikings, Duplo Valley, Adventure Land, Lego City and Pirate Shores. There are countless rides and experiences, you can wonder at the marvelous creations made out of Lego bricks, take in roller coasters, use submarine vehicles to travel through an Atlantis world, and enjoy the splashing of a log flume. www.legoland.co.uk
Chessington World of Adventures is just 12 miles from central London near Kingston upon Thames. It offers a fantastic day out for families as it includes water rides, a zoo, SEA Life Centre and theme park. With over 1,000 animals and 40 incredible rides, there is something for everyone. If you want screaming terror from roller coasters and water rides, you can find it. Alternatively, there are relaxing strolls around a pretty zoo, and the delights of a marine world where the beauties of nature can be observed. www.chessington.com
Make sure to pick a well located accommodation, like an elegant Presidential Apartments Kensington so that you can position yourself in easy walking distance of everywhere you need to go.