We are still a couple of months away, but it’s never too early to start planning what to do over the long Summer term break. Excluding the overseas vacation, I have tried to come up with some ideas for the Summer holidays in 2019. Feel free to add your suggestions in the comments section below.

Greenwich Park

Always a goody, but another reason to visit this Royal Park is due to the new playground area, expected to open in early June 2019. We previously reviewed Greenwich Park in a post here. Now, thanks to kind donations, it’s ready for a nice upgrade that allows greater accessibility and links back to Greenwich’s maritime theme. Although no set opening date has been provided yet, it will be one to visit during the Summer holidays. In addition to the playground area, there’s the Observatory, Deer Park, Maritime Museum, Naval College and the markets. 

Underbelly Festival @ Southbank, London

Fantastic events for both adults and families, there’s numerous shows along the Southbank this Summer at Underbelly. This includes ‘Elmer the Patchwork Elephant’ and ‘Twirlywoos’. Tickets start from £8.50 depending on the show and session. 

There’s other things to do along the River Thames once the show has finished. Food-wise, there’s Borough Markets which is a short walk and has a great selection available for lunch. If you wanted to really go all out on the day, you can also plan a visit to the London Eye or the London Aquarium. 


Perhaps not the most ideal way to spend a couple of hours if the sun is shining outside, however there are quite a few children’s movies due to be released over the Summer holidays. This includes Pokemon Detective Pikachu (already released), Aladdin, The Secret Life of Pets 2, Toy Story 4, and The Lion King. Perhaps one of the most anticipated films for Cara this August is the Playmobil movie!

Other Suggestions

You can also visit my ‘Ideas for the Easter Break 2018‘ for some more ideas. 

Please feel free to contact me if you would like any further information on the above. Also, if I’ve missed any obvious activities, please share them in the comments section below.