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Healthy Activities for the whole Family

Now Christmas and New Years are over… It’s time to make your health a priority after eating your body weight in Quality Street! The kids need to come off their sugar high too so get together and get moving more in London!

Here are my top tips of where to go, to have fun and feel fitter:

The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Make sure you check out the site for the 2012 Olympics, it’s a great place to visit to get a piece of history but not before heading to the playground in the north of the site within the park which features amazing tree houses, sand pits, rock pools and a spectacular water fountain with 195 computer-controlled jets! It is the perfect place for a day out which encourages movement and exploration. 

Diana, Princess of Wales' Memorial Playground

Due to the weather change and the fact that there is fewer tourists around, the Diana, Princess of Wales’ Memorial Playground is a must. Set in sand deep within Hyde Park, the kids can play on the pirate ship before you all enjoy the sensory trail and a long stroll around Kensington Gardens. Simply stunning. 

Head to Holland Park

Have a peek at the peacocks and lap up the Japanese Kyoto garden in Holland Park. A chance to exercise leisurely while experiencing achingly beautiful views the whole family will be enamored by.

The Wallace Collection

Wander around the Wallace Collection, burning calories while you get your culture-hit and witness one of the greatest art collections in the capital. View, in absolute awe The Laughing Cavalier and The Lady with the Fan, as well as many other decorative items. 

Walk by the river

The Thames River Walkway from Westminster Bridge to London Bridge named the Millennium Mile despite it being 2 miles long, will take you past some of London’s most famous sights including Big Ben, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, the Millennium Bridge, St Paul’s Cathedral and the South Bank where you’ll see street artists, market stalls, shops-galore and picture-perfect spots to snap away at. Get your comfy trainers on and hit the streets.

Get your skates on

The concrete area beneath the Royal Festival Hall in Water is the perfect place to roller skate and skate-board so burn off some energy and have some fun.

Enjoy a market

Be it Borough Market, famous for food, Brick Lane Market, famous for everything (food, drink, clothes and more), or must-see Columbia Road Flower Market for blooms, you can burn calories walking around whilst making memories and taking insta-pics as you do. Other must-sees are the Saturday Markets on Duke of York Square and Chelsea’s King Road or the Portobello Market (open Mon-Saturday each week). 

Farm-yard fun

Deen City Farm in Wimbledon is home to sheep, goats, cows, alpacas, poultry and pigs. Take the kids, wrap up warm and enjoy this farm in the city.

Written by Vicki Psarias of Honest Mum, author of Mumboss.

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