Serpentine Galleries

Serpentine Gallery © Charlotte Coneybeer - Baking Betsy

The Serpentine Galleries (there are actually two, one either side of the Serpentine) house wonderful contemporary installations are often huge and immersive and fascinate children and adults alike. Every summer an outdoor exhibition is staged at the Serpentine Pavillion and an artist is commissioned to design a Family Kit to help children explore this exhibition. In addition, regular Family Days are held, organised in the form of a temporary artist studio. There’s also a family friendly in-house restaurant, The Magazine.

Address: Serpentine Gallery – Kensington Gardens, London, W2 3XA, Serpentine Sackler Gallery – West Carriage Drive, London, W2 2AR
Telephone: 020 7402 6075

Opening hours:  Tues-Sun 10.00-18.00
Getting there:  15 minute walk to Queensway tube station (Central line), 20 minutes to High Street Kensington (District and Circle line) or Knightsbridge station (Piccadilly line). NB these stations are not step-free.

Age range: Most suitable for pre-schoolers upwards
Cost: Free

Facilities: Cycle racks, toilets, baby change facilities, free wifi, family-friendly restuarant

Where next? If your little ones want to run round or pretend to be prirates – head to the Princess Diana Memorial Playground 5 minutes walk away.

(Please note: whilst we regularly check our listings for accuracy, we always recommend you check the finer details directly with the venue before setting out! Listing last checked February 2017)

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