Boing and bounce a fluffy sheep made with wool just like the stuff Cutty Sark used to carry all the way from Australia!
Families at Royal Museums Greenwich
Looking for things to do with children?
Under-5s get free entry to Cutty Sark, Flamsteed House and the Meridian Line at the Royal Observatory, and to special exhibitions at the National Maritime Museum.
Christmas family events - 'Tis the season for adventure
Looking for ways to entertain the kids during the Christmas holidays?
Our free activities this festive season include Bath-Toy Buoys* and The Lighthouse Keeper* at the National Maritime Museum. There's also Woolly Jumpers at Cutty Sark (free with admission ticket). See full listing on the right.
*accessible for children or adult carers who are blind or partially sighted.
Children's gallery and Ship Simulator
Come aboard the Children’s Gallery at the National Maritime Museum. Become a captain and try your hand at manoeuvring into port using our state-of-the-art Ship Simulator or fire a cannon at a dastardly pirate ship. Bring your sea legs as it can get choppy!
Location: National Maritime Museum floor two.
Opening times: Children's gallery is open daily (except 10.00–14.00 on Mon and Weds-Fri). Ship Simulator is open weekends, Tuesdays and school holidays.
Family fun on Cutty Sark
Explore the world's most famous sailing ship! Step into the shoes of Cutty Sark’s crew - play our interactive app Captain Woodget’s Apprentice, climb into the bunks where sailors slept, and see if you can beat the Captain's fastest voyage.
- Download our free Animal hunt trail to find the interesting creatures hiding on board
- Download our free Ship shapes trail and look for the biggest circle on the ship
Planetarium shows for children
Come to London's only planetarium for a breathtaking cinematic experience. Space Safari is our live planetarium show for under-7s - join Ted the Bear as he journeys throughout the solar system looking for the Great Big Bear in the sky.
Our other Planetarium shows are recommended for ages 5+ (under-3s admitted free).
Year-round fun for kids
At the National Maritime Museum explore and play on our huge world atlas The Great Map, and set sail for distant lands with our magical interactive game The Great Explorer. Pop along to our regular family events: Explore Saturdays, Discover Sundays and Play Tuesdays.
Don't miss our Cutty Sark Family Fun weekends on the first weekend of every month (Free for under-5s).
Eating, drinking and parking
Our cafés have high chairs and will heat up baby milk. The National Maritime Museum also has separate feeding areas for mums with babies. Both the Museum and Cutty Sark have separate changing spaces and buggy parks.
Parking is available on weekends and Bank Holidays. Charges apply. See full details
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