(20 May 2021) With London’s museums, theatres and attractions back open to the public, this half-term is the perfect time to take to the river and make the most of days out by sailing between London’s family-friendly activities with Uber Boat by Thames Clippers.
London’s leading River Bus is a fantastic way to rediscover the city with the family, with easy ramp access for buggies, comfortable indoor cabins, outdoor back decks and onboard facilities. As the most comfortable way to travel through London, sit back and relax as you sail through the city while keeping an eye out for the city’s iconic landmarks en route.
Sail to Embankment Pier to visit the London Transport Museum’s half-term gaming activities. Work as a family to follow the train around the galleries to ‘collect’ vehicles in order to create your very own boardgame to play together at home with London’s Ultimate Vehicle boardgame available from 29 May 2021. Be sure to visit the All Aboard play zone where the little ones can have a go at sailing their very own Clipper.
Looking for a family-friendly farm to visit this half-term? No probllama! Hop off at Masthouse Terrace Pier and swap your shows for wellies on a visit to Mudchute Park and Farm. As one of the largest inner city farms in Europe, the farm is set among 32 acres of countryside and packed with over 100 animals including cattle, sheep, donkeys and llamas.
Enjoy the views of Tower Bridge from the river before disembarking at Tower Pier for a visit to the Tower of London. Find out what it takes to become a true knight from the comfort of your own socially-distanced area at the Tower of London in this 30-minute fun-filled performance. Set in the legendary open-air moat, experience life as a medieval warrior at London’s most fearsome fortress – uncover daring deeds, learn of chivalrous conduct and witness superb swordplay.
Disembark at North Greenwich Pier for a fun day of family activities at The O2. Visit Hollywood Bowl for a ten pin bowling experience sure to keep everyone entertained before visiting Icon Outlet Shopping for up to 70 per cent off over 60 superstar brands. If you’ve shopped up an appetite, enjoy a meal in one of the many cafes and restaurants or if you’re feeling active, scale the heights of Up at The O2.
With so much to do this May half-term, sail with Uber Boat by Thames Clippers for just £36.70 with a Family River Roamer, an all-day hop-on hop-off ticket for 23 piers across London, valid for two adults and up to three children (15 years and under; 4s and under travel for free as standard).
Measures continue to be in place to support social distancing at piers and on board the vessels, as well as an enhanced cleaning regime. To coincide with half term, dispensers for the Unilever brand Lifebuoy, the world’s number one hygiene soap brand, will now be available on board the vessels and at some piers as Unilever becomes Uber Boat by Thames Clippers’ new ‘Official Hand Sanitiser Partner’.
For more information and to book, visit www.uberboatbythamesclippers.com.