Get the most out of your day with a ready-made itinerary for an amazing day on the DLR.
Kids Day's Out Itinerary 1
Greenwich Park & The Observatory - Cutty Sark DLR
Discover Greenwich – Cutty Sark DLR
Mudchute Farm – Mudchute DLR
Museum in Docklands - West India Quay DLR
Discover - Stratford DLR
Explore the gorgeous Greenwich Park that includes over 5,000 acres of historic parkland in the heart of the capital. See the rowing boat pond, deer and ducks and don't forget to visit where time began at The Observatory, followed by a stroll to the top of the park for a fantastic view over London.
Discover Greenwich at the Old Royal Naval College is just a short walk away. With free admission and hands-on exhibits that children can interact with, kids can have fun while exploring over 500 years of history - from Henry VIII's Tudor palace to modern day Greenwich.
Then hop on the DLR to Mudchute and visit popular attraction, Mudchute Park and Farm, with 32 acres of countryside shared with friendly fur and feathered creatures. A picnic is a must!
After lunch, get the DLR to West India Quay and explore Docklands' past and present with the Museum of London Docklands - where kids go free! From Roman settlement to Docklands’ regeneration, this former sugar warehouse reveals the long history of London as a port through stories of trade, migration and commerce. There are regular activities for children of different ages at the Mudlark gallery from storytelling to family activity trails.
Finish the afternoon with story building, dressing up, making puppets and letting your imagination run free at Discover at the Stratford DLR, before taking the kids home tired, happy and dreaming of their Docklands day.
Kids Day's Out Itinerary 2
of London –
Tower Gateway DLR
and Farm – Mudchute DLR
& The Observatory - Cutty Sark DLR
Cafe, Greenwich – Cutty Sark DLR
Start your day at Tower Gateway DLR.
There’s plenty to keep kids entertained at this iconic
palace. Fuel your child’s imagination with the gory stories as told by a Yeoman
Warder at the Tower of London. You can explore the Tower using the Knights
and Princesses trail with free badges and pencils available at the Welcome
Then hop on the DLR to Mudchute and visit popular
attraction, Mudchute Park and Farm,
with 32 acres of countryside shared with friendly fur and feathered creatures.
A picnic is a must!
Explore the gorgeous Greenwich Park
that includes over 5,000 acres of historic parkland in the heart of the
capital. See the rowing boat pond, deer and ducks and don't forget to visit
where time began at The Observatory,
followed by a stroll to the top of the park for a fantastic view over London.
is a unique ceramic café located in Greenwich town centre where
you can create your own ceramic masterpiece. Choose a piece from a range of
blank ceramic cups, plates, vases and more, and paint it to create your own
design. Kids can content themselves with painting and decorating while parents
enjoy a well earned cuppa.
Tower of London & Tower Bridge –
Tower Gateway DLR
Lunch at Canary Wharf - Canary Wharf DLR
Cutty Sark & Royal
Observatory - Cutty Sark
Royal Naval College – Cutty Sark
Park - Pontoon Dock DLR
Air Line – Royal Victoria DLR
Start your day at Tower Gateway DLR.
Begin a day of wonder at the Tower of London where the crown
jewels are guarded by Beefeaters and ravens. Have your picture taken with a
Yeoman warden before walking across Tower
Bridge and looking west towards HMS Belfast and Big Ben.
Take the DLR east and look out for Hawksmoore churches,
the O2 and the renovated docks as you travel to and alight at Canary Wharf. Don’t forget to marvel at
skyline with its towering skyscrapers and beautiful public gardens!
Experience standing at the beginning of time at the Meridian Line at the Royal Observatory before
continuing your journey. Explore the Old Royal Naval College,
the great baroque masterpiece of English architecture, set in landscaped
grounds on the River Thames in the centre of the Maritime Greenwich World
Venture aboard and beneath Cutty Sark – one of the world’s most famous ships. Walk along the decks in the footsteps of the merchant seamen who sailed her more than a century ago and explore the hold where precious cargo was stored on those epic voyages.
Next stop is the Thames
Barrier Park, the green symbol of East London's
regeneration. There are spectacular views across the Thames
and the Flood Barrier, which stretches 500 metres across the river. This
contemporary urban space also features the Green Dock sunken garden, a 32 jet
fountain plaza, Coffee Shop and excellent children's play area.
Complete your day with a ride across the Thames in UK’s first
urban cable car, the Emirates Air Line,
and enjoying 360 degree views of the City.
A Touch of Nature
Greenwich Park - Cutty Sark DLR
Island Gardens Park - Island Gardens
Mudchute Park & Farm -
Thames Barrier Park – Pontoon Dock DLR
Start your day at Cutty Sark DLR for Maritime Greenwich
with a stroll in Greenwich Park, the
oldest Royal Park home to Fallow and Red deer. Feed and quack at the ducks or
play on the rowing lake and enjoy the sweeping views across the River Thames.
A quick stop away at Island Gardens DLR and Island Gardens
offers a gorgeous place to relax with breathtaking views. Make sure you pack
your picnic basket as the three acres of waterfront parkland are a delight to
stroll along or settle for a relaxed lunch.
Next, take the DLR to Mudchute Park & Farm, with over 13 hectares you can enjoy
horse-riding or play with goats, sheep, pigs, horses, cows, ducks and even a
llama. This wilderness of flora and fauna is home to the biggest inner-city
farm in Europe
and the equestrian centre offers horse riding lessons for all ages and levels.
End your day at Thames Barrier Park,
the green symbol of East London's
regeneration. This contemporary urban space features the Green Dock sunken
garden, a 32 jet fountain plaza, Coffee Shop, excellent children's play area
and spectacular views across the Thames
and the Flood Barrier.
Greenwich Market -
Cutty Sark DLR
Place / Cabot Place
/ Canada Place -
Canary Wharf DLR and Heron Quays DLR
City - Stratford DLR
Start your day at Cutty Sark DLR.
offers a unique shopping experience with an eclectic
mix of shops and boutiques. Enjoy the delights of Greenwich
Market, discovering original artworks and handcrafted toys, fashions and
handmade jewellery. It is also the perfect place to refuel with a quick and
delicious lunch before more shopping action. The Market is open Tuesday to
Sunday, 10.00 – 17.30.
Continue the shopping spree at Canary
Wharf with an abundance of luxury
stores including Tiffany & Co, Molton Brown, Bang & Olufsen,
Aquascutum, Artisan Gallery, Jo Malone, Nails Inc, Nicolas Wine Merchant and
Pandora, as well as a range of high street shops such as River Island,
The Body Shop, HMV and JD Sports.
To complete a day of shopping indulgence head to
Westfield Stratford City, Europe’s largest urban shopping centre with 300 shops
and more than 70 places to eat and drink. You’ll find everything in this
complex from Apple and Bose stores to Forever 21 and G Star shops, as well as
post shopping entertainment in the form of a 14-lane All Star Lanes bowling
alley, 17 screen Vue cinema and Aspers Casino.