The Mayor has invited families to visit the capital declaring ‘there has never been a better time for children and families avoid the queues at our wonderful attractions.’…reports Asian Lite News
Mayor Sadiq Khan has invited families from across London and UK to spend their school holidays experiencing all that the capital’s attractions have to offer this summer.
Announcing the latest phase of his #LetsDoLondon, the domestic tourism campaign, the ‘Family Fun’ season will see London burst back to life with an unprecedented range of family-friendly events and activities.
New City Hall figures show that while weekend visitor numbers to central London are improving, now at around 75 per cent compared to 2019, weekday visitors are still at around 54 per cent compared to before the pandemic.
The Mayor has invited families to visit the capital declaring ‘there has never been a better time for children and families avoid the queues at our wonderful attractions.’
Unveiling a whole range of exciting activities for children of all ages today, Sadiq is encouraging families across the capital and nationwide to plan a day trip, mini break or a longer staycation to what he is calling ‘Britain’s biggest playground’ this summer.
“It’s been such an incredibly difficult 16 months for young people and their families, so I’m delighted that we can offer such a huge range of exciting events and activities that young people can enjoy,” Khan said.
“I want to turn London into Britain’s biggest playground this summer – whether with our plans for go-karting, new fairground rides, or opportunities to get involved in dance, poetry, art, or preserving nature in our wonderful royal parks.”
With restrictions on international travel still in place, Mayor said there has never been a better time for children and families from London and across the UK to avoid the queues and safely visit the wonderful attractions this summer.
“And with London’s streets still quieter than before the pandemic, by visiting the capital this summer, you’ll be giving our wonderful visitor attractions the support they need now more than ever to guarantee their survival,” he added.
The Family Fun Programme will include everything from ‘Formula Fun’ go-karting on the streets of London, to new fairground rides, and events with top class musicians, poets, street artists and dancers.
There will benew outdoor art trails, as well as exclusive events to celebrate the return of West End theatre as part of Kids Week. New outdoor learning and play experiences will also connect families with London’s nature and heritage through hands-on fun and inspiring activities led by Royal Parks.
Further events and activities are being organised by leading cultural institutions such as the National Gallery, Sadler’s Wells, and Somerset House. This includes the Tate Modern inviting visitors of all ages to transform the floor of the Turbine Hall into a giant work of art.