Family Activities

Our family activities are free with entry and are available throughout the day. Drop in and join in on the fun!

They are open to children of all ages, but are particularly appropriate for those aged six to ten.

Booking information

Next session: Terrific Triangles

Date: Tuesday 28 May 2024

Time: 10:00 – 16:00

Location: Tower Bridge Engine Rooms

Price: Included with your ticket

Did you know that triangles are one of the strongest shapes to use when building big structures like bridges? See how tall a tower you can make and the patterns you can create simply by using these three-sided shapes.

Our family activities are drop-in sessions so need to book. They are free with the price of an entrance ticket. Please note, children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

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Coronation weekend at Tower Bridge

Family Activities Pass

All participating families will receive a Family Activities Pass, entitling you to free entry on any Family Activities Day in the next six months.

Upcoming sessions

Happy Birthday Tower Bridge

Saturday 8 June 2024

It’s Tower Bridge’s 130th birthday! On 30 June 1894, thousands gathered to watch the ‘Wonder Bridge’ open for the very first time. Discover more about what Tower Bridge’s opening day was like 130 years ago, imagine yourself amongst the crowds by trying on our Victorian hats then make and take home some Tower Bridge-themed bunting for your own celebration this summer.

Launching A Landmark: Animate our Opening Day

Sat 13 and Tues 30 July 2024

Photography was in its infancy during Victorian times. You can see some photos of the public opening day at Tower Bridge in 1894 in our exhibition, Launching a Landmark: The Unseen Opening Weeks, but photos were rare and there’s no film footage of the event. Can you help to recreate the scene and record it for posterity? Use our ipads and stop frame animation app to create a short film using Victorian characters.

Launching A Landmark: Flat Caps and Bowler Hats

Tue 6, Sat 10 and Tue 13 August 2024

In Victorian times when Tower Bridge was built, you were never properly dressed without a hat. You can see photos of many people with their hats in our exhibition, Launching a Landmark: The Unseen Opening Weeks. Discover the significance behind the different types of hats workers at Tower Bridge wore then try some on for yourself by selecting some headgear from our handling collection. Next, make your own hat ‘props’ to take away with you and ‘wear’ on your journey around the Bridge – perfect for photos to remember your day out.

Launching A Landmark: Snapshots in Time

Tue 20 and Tue 27 August 2024

Our Launching a Landmark: The Unseen Opening Weeks exhibition shows rare moments from history. Families are invited to make their own snapshots in time during their visits to Tower Bridge. Decorate a Victorian portrait frame at our family drop-in sessions, cut it out then take it with you on your journey round the Bridge and Engine Rooms. Take photos of family members inside the frame against the Bridge’s stunning backdrops – a great way to capture your own special moments in time.

What our visitors say

"Friendly employees. Very helpful staff. My daughter really enjoyed the drawing activity."

April 2023

"Really enjoyed the stop-motion activity. It slowed my kids down who whizz about usually."

April 2023

"We had a great time! Your staff were fabulous and so patient."

June 2023