With summer holidays in full swing, we’re here to help you plan a family-friendly day out. It can be a tricky task trying to shop with the little ones in tow. Our solution? Making it an occasion for the whole family to enjoy. Read more to find out our recommendations on how to appeal to all ages thanks to Regent Street:
Summer Streets Festival on the 18th August and 15th September
Our Summer Streets Festival is back for its seventh year, with the road closing on four special Sundays, there is a whole host of family-focused activity to enjoy. From playing sustainability games so younger ones can learn how to care for the planet, to personalising your very own Calvin Klein t-shirt (teenagers, take note), there is also wellness, arts and crafts and a fantastic food zone that’s not to be missed.
Kids Dine for Free at Heddon Street Kitchen: 3-9 Heddon St, W1B 4BE
More is always merrier at Heddon Street Kitchen, a family friendly restaurant that is a perfect pit-stop during any day out. With Kids Packs at the ready, opt for Tilly’s Treats Menu - which offers under twelves the chance to enjoy delicious dishes (that are also nutritious) from the menu for free with every adult main course ordered. Inspired by Tilly Ramsay's first ever cookbook - 'Tilly's Kitchen Takeover', even the fussiest eaters will be spoilt for choice!
Kids’ Kino Club – Relax and Unwind with Regent Street Cinema: 309 Regent St, W1B 2UW
Often a rainy-day favourite, the cinema can be a relaxing place for children of all ages. The Regent Street Cinema’s Kids’ Kino Club runs a family-friendly film screening every Saturday morning at 11.30am, offering its best picks for kids, including old favourites. Tickets for children are £3 and £5 for over 16s.
Dress to Impress at Liberty London: 208 – 222 Regent St, W1B 5AH
Liberty London says you’re never too young to dress to impress. Fashion-forward little ones can expect the best in designer childrenswear at the historic department store, with a carefully curated array of luxury labels are available. Or, if it’s a party present you’re looking for, arts and crafts, toys, books and more are also available in abundance.
Hide Away in the Kids-Only Book Den at Le Meridien Piccadilly: 21 Piccadilly, W1J 0BH
A secret hideout created in partnership with Waterstones Piccadilly, little guests can escape to the kids-only book den and settle down to enjoy an array of fantastical stories. Hidden inside each book is a bookmark featuring an exclusive discount at Waterstones Piccadilly, helping families choose their next bedtime book together.
Open the World’s Oldest Toy Shop with Hamleys Daily Grand Opening: 188-196 Regent St, W1B 5BT
It’s no secret that Hamleys is the oldest and largest toy shop in the world, so we recommend the Daily Grand Opening to start your day off in style! Each morning, little ones are invited to help the cuddly Hamley and Hattie Bear open the famous store. Once open, there’s seven floors of toys to explore - a dream destination for any child. Hamleys Daily Grand Opening takes place: Monday – Friday – 10:00am, Saturday - 9:30am; Sunday - 12:00pm.