Havefunwithkids in the UK

Ok everyone, so in early September we are going to the UK! Yay! Papai is going there for work, while Mamae, Carla and Renan are going to be busy exploring the place…. We are going to visit three cities in England… Manchester, London and Bristol, and stay for two weeks.

I’ve been doing a research on what to do in those cities… mainly free things, of course ๐Ÿ˜‰

So far, this is our list…


We are going to stay for four days and we plan on exploring the areas close to the city centre and Manchester University, since Papai is going to be working there most of the time. We plan to visitย Manchester Museum andย John Rylands Library at the university, and the town hall. I haven’t been able to find a park close to the city centre, so maybe we can find an open space at the university for the kids to run around, that is if we are lucky and don’t get too many rainy days there ;).


There are SO many places I want to visit and things I want to do in London. But we are only going to stay there for two days, and with two kids in tow, it’s better not to get greedy. We want the kids to enjoy the trip, so we are going to do things slowly and we don’t have to visit a lot of places. We can always come back! ๐Ÿ˜‰

I was thinking, maybe we could go to the Natural History Museum, but we’ve been to so many museums, and we don’t have much time to explore London, so I think we are going to skip it.

We want to see London’s famous landmarks, like Tower Bridge, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, London Eye, and Buckingham Palace. We are probably just going to walk around, enjoy the view and take photos… no time to do tours! I think most of those landmarks are close to each other so it shouldn’t be difficult for us to visit. We can also play outside in St James’s Park. Hope to get sunny days in London!


We have four days in Bristol. I’m thinking about going to Bristol Central Library, Bristol Cathedral,ย M Shed and Brunel’s ss Great Britain.ย Castle Park and Temple Church and Gardens are not far from our hotel, so we can let the kids run around there.

So, any recommendations for places to visit in Manchester, London and Bristol that are good for children and won’t break the bank?


12 thoughts on “Havefunwithkids in the UK

  1. You already have And Three To Go’s suggestions.

    You could definitely just do a long walk along the south bank of the Thames and take in tower bridge to Big Ben. Stop off and eat stuff when hungry. Maybe visit the Tate Modern if the rain gets to you and you think the kids will take to it. The tube is also just fun to ride around on (maybe it takes a certain type…) Greenwich is my other place for kids – that would be a day in itself at a relaxed pace (at least a half day).

    But hm, Manchester and Bristol. Not sure I can do better than what you’ve already got. I’ll be interested to hear what you come up with, though!

  2. The John Ryllands library is a good choice! I’ve been there and it was one of my favourite places during my trip to Manchester. It has that very ‘Harry Potter’ set feeling to it ๐Ÿ™‚ Great for pictures. Hope you enjoy your visits!

  3. In Manchester you can visit Museum of Science and Industry, an airport (can’t remember where exactly in Manchester, where you can also watch planes; Imperial War Museum; or have a sit in Sackville Gardens; Art Gallery; The Lowry. There is lots of places. Hope that helps.

  4. aaarrrkkk…. so many beautiful places that i wanna see in London. London is a must visit city for me (even though i’m not sure when hiks..). Cant wait to read all your stories mak ๐Ÿ˜‰

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