If your international relocation to London includes younger children, you need to start making a list of places that you can take them during the winter. It’s not always possible to get outdoors, especially when it rains for days on end, but London is a city of travellers so it’s superbly geared up to handle even the most hardened of expat children.

If you make a list and take advantage of some of the amazing discount offers for pre-booking, you can have an entire winter season of events lined up with just a couple of clicks of your mouse.

Hamleys of London

This might not be the ideal place to take your children right before Christmas, as it could have a significant impact on their Christmas list. It’s a landmark though and one of the most enjoyable days out that you can share as a family. Hamleys is a toyshop that has been around for over 250 years. It’s not a dusty little establishment though. It’s a treasure trove of interactive fun for the whole family. You can host a birthday party at Hamleys or join in with one of the special events that are happening throughout November and the festive season.

Located in Regent Street which is at the very heart of the shopping district which makes it a perfect place for a day out if you’ve just completed your relocation. Entertaining over five million tourists per year, Hamleys has got to be on your list of places to visit, even if you don’t have children. With seven floors of toys, education, entertainment and interactive events, you may have to prepare for very tired kids after a day out at Hamleys.

Over the next few weeks we’ll be showcasing a list of the very best winter wonderland experiences for younger children. You don’t have to worry that you’re moving to a big city; it is, in fact one of the most child-friendly cities on the planet, and the very experience of moving here will enrich your entire family.