If you are fortunate enough to be able to spend this half-term with your children, make it a week to remember and enjoy some of what London has to offer (trust us, there’s plenty). From city farms to shopping days, and Ripley’s ‘Believe it or Not!’ right on our doorstep in Piccadilly, all the excitement is sure to tire you out. But don’t panic, at the end of a tiresome day, Flemings Mayfair will offer you the perfect retreat to rest your feet with all the little extras that the kids will love.
Ripley’s ‘Believe it or Not!’
This bizarre museum, showcasing extraordinary ‘oddities’, is situated in Piccadilly and is sure to be a huge hit with the kids. Current exhibitions include shrunken human heads, rare animal skeletons and a 13-foot long match stick version of Tower Bridge. Sell it as a ‘real life’ Guinness Book of World Records and the children will love it (not that they will need much persuasion).
Hackney City Farm
This one may be a little off the beaten track, but a trip to Hackney City Farm is certainly a creative way to spend a day with the kids. Home to donkeys, chickens, goats, pigs and numerous cats, you will forget you are in the city for a while. Hackney City Farm also aims to educate about the environment. Just because school is out, it doesn’t mean they can’t learn!
Hamley’s Toy Store
A little closer to Flemings, just on Regent Street, the famous Hamley’s Toy Store is another great place to wile away the day. With an unimaginably large selection of toys and games, you can expect a lot of pleading. But, whether you make some tempting purchases or simply browse, the children are guaranteed to love the world’s largest toy store.
Family-Friendly Flemings Mayfair Hotel
While London is a magical place to spend half-term, don’t underestimate the importance of a comfortable bed, a luxurious retreat after a fun-filled day in the city. We are offering 20% off room rates throughout February and March, the perfect time to book. With two and three bedroom suites and our fabulous town house, we are as family friendly as can be. Alternatively, our Tiny and Deluxe Singles are the perfect size for the little ones. Oh, and did we mention that children receive hot chocolate and cookies at bedtime? Head over to our website for more information or give our reservations team a call on: 0207 499 0000 to book.