Family doing a walking trail

London Curriculum Family Explorer Trails

The London Curriculum is a fun way of teaching young people about the city, using London as a classroom. Hundreds of schools in London are already enjoying our free learning resources. With these Family Explorer trails, parents and carers can join in too.

We have designed four new trails that we hope will help families find out more about this brilliant city, and have fun too!

We've also completely refreshed our existing River trail so that families can enjoy finding out all about the Thames too.

Take a look – happy exploring!

London is full of culture, science and stories. Our new London Curriculum trails are a great way for families to discover their city together. I hope they encourage Londoners of all ages to explore our unique open spaces. There’s no place on earth like it. 

Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London

Our trails

Get out and about with our five London Curriculum Family Explorer Trails that are available to download below.

The Knowledge Quarter

The Knowledge Quarter (KQ) is a partnership of over 85 academic, cultural, research, scientific and media organisations located in a one-mile radius around King’s Cross, Euston Road and Bloomsbury. Collectively, the geographic area of the Knowledge Quarter contains possibly the greatest knowledge cluster anywhere in the world. 

The KQ’s partners range from internationally significant research institutes to emerging organisations in the creative industries. Partners include the British Museum, the University of the Arts London, Google, the Digital Catapult, Wellcome Trust, The Guardian and the British Library. The partners might be vastly different, but all share one common purpose: the creation and dissemination of knowledge.

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Free family events in summer 2017

We held four special events over the summer holidays, which gave families a chance to find out more about the London Curriculum, discover more trails and join in free family workshops.

The final family event of the summer took place on Potters Fields and saw over 1,000 children and parents flood the site with excitement, ready for a fantastic afternoon. Children got stuck in to the free workshops and activities on offer ranging from; building renewable energy models with LEGO® bricks to creating their own Roman Amulet and dressing up as a Roman, on board the Museum of London Archaeology’s Time Truck. 

See our gallery of fantastic pictures.

Congratulations to all who won a prize!

Thanks to everyone who tweeted a photo taken on their trail and tagged it #LondonIsOpen for Summer. Fantastic prizes have been won by families across London! 

The competition is now closed, but do continue to capture the fun had when using the trails and tag it #LondonIsOpen.

Tell us what you think

We appreciate your feedback which helps us to plan more family trails in the future.

The survey is now closed. Three participants will now be drawn at random who will each win a prize for the whole family to enjoy. Read our terms and conditions.  

Our Funders for the Family Programme

The London Curriculum Primary Programme is supported by the Mayor's Fund for London and kindly funded by BE OPEN.  

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