Great Venues for Kids' Sleepover Parties
London Museums make the perfect kids' sleepover venue
Fancy tucking up with a dinosaur or waking up next to an Egyptian mummy? Why not book a museum sleepover party? With heaps and heaps of activities to exhaust the kids - what could be better?
Science Night at The Science Museum
The perfect sleepover for the science mad with exciting hands-on workshops and science shows, then the chance to bed down amongst amazing exhibits—all followed by a tasty breakfast and a film in the IMAX theatre. Price: £60 per person, max booking of 6 per family (min one adult per group). 6.45pm-10am. Ages 7-11yrs. Call 020 7942 4777 to book. Click here for full details.
Dino Snores at the Natural History Museum
Set up camp in one of the Museum's galleries including the spectacular Hintze Hall. Stalk the galleries as night descends and find T. rex hidden in shadows. Explore a torch-lit trail, get creative with a dino t-shirt-making workshop, dig deeper with an educational science show. At midnight, it's time to settle down to sleep. In the morning, brekkie is served bright and early followed by a live animal show before waving goodbye to the Museum when it opens to the public at 10pm. Price: £60 per person. Ages 7-11yrs. Call 020 7942 4777 to book. Event begins at 6.45pm. Click here for full details.
Airbnb Base Camp One lucky winner and their friends will have the chance to sleep in a funky specially-designed sleepover area on the top Hintze Hall balcony. Wow! Everyone who books has a chance to win. Winner selected one week before the sleepover.
Young Friends Sleepover at The British Museum
Explore the Museum after dark and learn about thousands of years of history through craft workshops, participatory activities and storytelling. Sleepover starts at 6.15pm with heaps of activities then lights out at midnight. Brekkie at 7am, farewell activity, bag collection and then home. Price: £45 per person. Ages 8-15yrs. Call 020 7942 4777 to book. Each Young Friend can book a max of five tickets per sleepover, one accompanying adult required. Click here for full details. Young Members joining fee of £30 payable. Great birthday gift we think.
Overnight Living History at The Golden Hinde
Experience life as part of Sir Francis Drake’s crew. Dress up sailor style, enjoy fun activities and get stuck in learning about your new jobs on the ship, even sleep on the Gun Deck! Tudor dinner and breakfast included. Louise, aged 10, booked the sleepover for her birthday party and loved it. Take a thick sleeping bag and a roll mat though as the deck feels very hard. Fabulous to wake up in central London on this historic ship. Highly recommended. Click here for more details. Families booking taken from 2018.
Ideas for Animal-lovers Kids' Sleepover
Gir Lion Sleepover Lodge at ZSL London Zoo
The perfect sleepover party for the animal mad. This is your chance to bed down right next to the Land of Lions in a darling sleepover lodge. Experience includes after-hours tours, animals feeds, two day zoo access, two-course dinner, full English brekkie and free parking. Book a Family Friendly night. Prices from £134.50 per person. Click here for full details.
If lions aren't your thing then how about a BedBUGS Sleepover. Tuck up in the bug house overnight. Torchlight tour, activities, brekkie and a morning tour plus access to the zoo all day. Price: £75 per person. Ages 7-11 yrs. Click here for full details.
Show-stopper Kids' Sleepover
Dream Sleepover at Hamley's
The show-stopper of all sleepover parties! With exclusive hire of the store, a red carpet rrival, a VIP treasure hunt, mid-night feasts, bedtime treats, games and a special visit from Hattie Bear this will be THE sleepover of all sleepovers. Min 10 kids, 12hr party. Good for ages 5-11yrs. Click here for full details. Price on application.