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September 12th, 2017 | by Jennifer Edwards

Sail to the top of the class with a fun-filled, educational day out in the Capital

It’s nearly time to fill up those shiny new pencil cases but before heading back to school enjoy a final hurrah with a family-friendly, fun day out to get ahead of the class with MBNA Thames Clippers (www.mbnathamesclippers.com).

MAKE MINI HISTORY BUFFS

Travel back in time to 1845 and discover the unsolved mystery of Sir John Franklin’s last voyage to the Arctic at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich (Greenwich Pier). The world-first exhibition uncovers never-before-seen details of the expedition which took place more than 170 years ago.

Ticket packages include travel with MBNA Thames Clippers in the river’s Central and East Zones (between Westminster and Woolwich) and are available online from £22.60 per adult and £11.30 per child.

A P.E. CLASS WITH A VIEW

Get the blood pumping with an exhilarating climb and scale a London landmark with Up at The O2 (North Greenwich Pier). The work out will be rewarded with incredible panoramic views of the city, plus get five tickets for the price of four by quoting ‘birthday’ when booking online.

DRAMA LESSONS FROM THE BARD

Take inspiration from the classics and sail to the Globe Exhibition and Tour at Shakespeare’s Globe (Bankside Pier). Explore the open air playhouse, a faithful reconstruction of the theatre first built in 1599 where The Bard wrote many of his plays. The tour takes visitors beneath the theatre and uses a mix of modern technology and traditional crafts to bring Shakespeare’s world to life including the elaborate Elizabethan stage costume.

Ticket packages include travel with MBNA Thames Clippers in the river’s Central and East Zones (between Westminster and Woolwich) and are available online from £19.30 per adult and £10.45 per child, including a single river journey.

To get even more out of their river journey, MBNA Thames Clippers offers kids a downloadable Learning the Ropes activity pack which includes puzzles, maths, drawing and information on the boats. For those a little older, get the most out of the day out by downloading the free visitor app, in:flow, which turns smartphones into a tour guide.

MBNA Thames Clippers is London’s leading river boat service, connecting many of the Capital’s top and lesser known attractions and providing passengers with the chance to take in the iconic London skyline from the river along the way. For more information and to purchase combined tickets, please visit www.mbnathamesclippers.com.