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Things to do with Grandparents in London

Are you looking for fun things to do with grandparents in London? Spending quality time with grandparents is a precious bonding opportunity for grandchildren of any age. And as a family-founded business, we're all about creating lasting memories and strengthening family ties! From afternoon tea bus tours to outdoor adventures and interactive indoor experiences, London offers a wide range of fun activities that grandparents and grandchildren can enjoy together. So if you're a parent or grandparent looking to plan the next activity, here's what's available.

The Peppa Pig Afternoon Tea Bus Tour

A unique and delightful experience for the entire family (suitable for age 2+), our Peppa Pig Afternoon Tea Bus Tour runs from Thursdays to Sundays departing from Somerset House. Collaboratively crafted by Brigit’s Bakery, Hasbro, and Entertainment One, this magical tour combines the charm of Peppa Pig with the iconic sights of London. The tour takes you on a journey through Central London, offering unparalleled views of landmarks such as Big Ben, Tower Bridge, and more.

Things to do with Grandparents in London: Peppa Pig Bus Tour

As you and your loved ones ride through the City, our expert pastry chefs have prepared a special Peppa Pig-themed afternoon tea menu that will delight both children and their adults. With a dedicated built-in tablet at each table providing a Peppa Pig guided animation of the London tour, sing-along songs, and family-friendly games, this experience is sure to bring joy to the whole family. Plus, your grandchildren will receive a Peppa Pig Activity Book and a travel cup to take home as a cherished souvenir.

The Paddington Afternoon Tea Bus Tour

For a bear-tastic opportunity for grandchildren to bond with grandma and grandpa, our Paddington Afternoon Tea Bus Tour is a must-try experience. Available weekly from Wednesdays to Sundays, the bus tour features a finger-lickin’ Paddington-themed afternoon tea menu that includes the best marmalade sandwich ever! As you journey through Central London on our iconic double-decker Routemaster bus, you'll pass by Paddington’s favourite landmarks and hear about some of his fun adventures. With a special built-in screen providing guests with a Paddington-guided animation of the tour of London (with no other than Paddington and Mrs Bird sharing stories about the city’s famous landmarks) this tour is both entertaining and educational.

Things to do with Grandparents in London: Paddington Bus Tour

We recommend this tour for anyone aged 5+. So search through the family tree and see who you can invite. Guaranteed that it'll be a memorable experience for the whole family to enjoy!

The Grinchmas Afternoon Tea Bus Tour

During the Christmas season (November to early January - dates subject to change), you can embark on a festive journey with our Grinchmas Afternoon Tea Bus Tour. As we all know, the Grinch hated Christmas and the whole Christmas season! Now, please don’t ask why. No one quite knows the reason. Yet, in this limited-time event, you and your grandchildren have the unique chance to thrill in holiday cheer... with a mischievous twist!

Things to do with Grandparents in London: Grinchmas Bus Tour

Like on our other afternoon tea bus tours, this sightseeing experience showcases some of the best views of Central London. What's more is that during our 17:30 Grinchmas Bus Tour, you get to experience the enchanting Regent Street Christmas Lights. This transforms your afternoon tea bus excursion into a dazzling spectacle you won't want to miss!

Join us for this tour and indulge in a delicious range of Grinch-inspired treats as you soak up the holiday spirit. As always, our expert pastry chefs have crafted a themed festive menu brimming with finger sandwiches and scrumptious pastries. Adding a sprinkle of fun, a lively onboard entertainer will charm you with a blend of Grinch-themed pranks and amusements, ensuring laughter and a hint of Grinchiness throughout your journey.

The Classic Afternoon Tea London Sightseeing Bus Tour

Are your grandchildren a bit older or perhaps not huge fans of Peppa Pig, Paddington, or the Grinch? As hard as we find that to believe, it doesn't mean you have to miss out on a fantastic afternoon tea experience. Our Classic Afternoon Tea London Sightseeing Bus Tour runs daily all year round departing from Victoria Coach Station or Trafalgar Square. Our exclusive vintage Routemaster buses wind their way through the heart of Central London, offering a unique blend of sightseeing and Brigit's themed afternoon teas on a classic double-decker bus.

Things to do with Grandparents in London: Classic Afternoon Tea Bus Tour

You can enjoy the sweet and savoury flavours of France with a selection of delicious finger sandwiches and mouthwatering cakes and pastries. And of course, no afternoon tea would be complete without scones with jam and clotted cream. As with all our afternoon tea bus tours, we have a range of menus available to cater to different preferences and dietary requirements, including Vegan, Vegetarian, Halal, and Gluten-free.

Afternoon Tea at Brigit's Bakery

If you prefer having afternoon tea or a bite to eat at Brigit’s Bakery on Chandos Place, come and see us! We like to describe our bakery as a tranquil oasis amidst the bustling streets of Covent Garden. You and the children can indulge in a delightful array of sweet treats handcrafted by our expert French pastry chefs. Our Afternoon Tea experience offers a selection of sandwiches, cakes, mini cupcakes, and freshly baked scones with clotted cream.

Things to do with Grandparents in London: Afternoon Tea at Brigit's Bakery

In addition to our renowned afternoon tea, our bakery serves as a charming spot for breakfast or brunch. Choose from French, American, or English breakfast options in the morning, or enjoy classic French delicacies and sandwiches for lunch. Don't forget to treat yourself to a sweet delight from our tempting cake counter to round off your dining experience. We have amazing fruit tartlets, cupcakes, macarons, and more! No matter what you and your grandchildren enjoy, there's something to suit every palate.

Afternoon Tea Picnic Lunch

Looking for an afternoon tea picnic to share with your grandchildren in the sunny weather? We have just the thing – a delightful picnic ready-made for you. Because when the skies are blue, what could be more perfect than a cozy picnic in the park? Our beautifully packaged Afternoon Tea Picnic offers everything you need for a delicious afternoon tea for one. Conveniently available for collection from Brigit’s Bakery in Covent Garden with just 24 hours notice, it’s a hassle-free way to dine alfresco.

Things to do with Grandparents in London: Afternoon Tea Picnic

To order your Afternoon Tea Picnic, simply call us on 020 3026 1188, and we'll take care of the rest!

Fun outdoor activities in London

In addition to our Afternoon Tea Bus Tours, there are lots of exciting activities for children to enjoy with their grandparents in London. Our City offers a wide range of fun-filled options to cater to every interest and age group. When the days are sunny and warm, there's nothing better than spending time outdoors.

So what could grandparents and grandchildren do together? Here are a few ideas we think you'll enjoy:

  • Explore the royal parks. London is home to numerous beautiful parks such as Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, and St. James's Park. Take a stroll or rent a boat and enjoy some time on the lake. Even better? Have a picnic!
  • Visit the London Zoo. A day at the zoo is always a hit with children and grandparents alike. Marvel at the diverse range of animals and enjoy interactive exhibits and feeding sessions.
  • Ride the Thames River Cruise. Hop aboard a Thames River Cruise and admire London's iconic landmarks from the water. It's a relaxing and scenic way to see the City.
  • Explore the markets. Visit bustling markets like Borough Market or Covent Garden, where you can browse unique stalls, and soak in the vibrant atmosphere. And if you get peckish, don't forget our bakery is just around the corner!

Interactive indoor activities in London

Tired of playing board games at home, but the weather is a bit gloomy? No problem! There's lots you can still do in London even when the weather doesn't cooperate. Here are some suggestions:

  • Visit the museums. London is home to world-class museums like the Natural History Museum, Science Museum, and the British Museum. With so many fascinating exhibits to explore and interactive displays that cater to all ages, museums can be a real hit with children.
  • Watch a West End Show. Treat your grandchildren to a magical experience by watching a West End musical or play. The vibrant theatre scene in London offers a variety of family-friendly shows to suit every taste.
  • Visit child-friendly attractions. The interactive exhibits at the London Transport Museum or the enchanting world of Harry Potter at Warner Bros. Studio Tour are only a couple of examples of the attractions tailored to children and grandparents. There are so many more! Think of the London Eye, SEA LIFE London Aquarium, or Shrek's Adventure.
  • Attend a workshop. Many venues in London offer workshops and classes for children and families. From arts and crafts sessions to cooking classes, these hands-on activities are a great way to bond with your grandchildren while learning something new. Just pick something you think you'll enjoy, and let the fun begin!

Whether you're jumping on board one of our Afternoon Tea Bus Tours, exploring the great outdoors, immersing yourself in culture, or enjoying a fun-filled day indoors, London has something for everyone.

So what fun grandparents/grandchildren will you choose to do in London?

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