First, let me say you are all awesome for the advice you dispense!!
We're a family of 5 - kids ages 13, 10 and 7 - traveling at the end of June. We've got our flat rented through F&C, will be using justairports or simplyairports for transport from Heathrow, and are close to finalizing our loose itinerary (I don't want to be too rigid, better the kids experience London rather than just check the box on particular sites!!).
My present question has to do with kids and travelcards (what else, right?). We will be purchasing from a rail station 7-day Travelcards and plan on using them with 2-for-1 vouchers we will print and bring from home. I understand that two persons (adult and adult or adult and child)will receive admission to those sites for the price of only one, but...and here is where I get confused...provided that both persons are Travelcard holders. However, is it not true that kids under 11 do not need Travelcards? If this is the case, would kids under 11 have trouble taking advantage of the 2-for-1 since they would not be a Travelcard holder? I hope my confusion is apparent and I'm not just being dense....
One caveat - it seems that the "kids ride free" works only during off-peak times - yes? If this is the case, maybe I have to buy them Travelcards anyway so that they don't have any limits on the time they may travel?...If so, then this would solve the first problem, but I don't want to purchase something if I don't need to spend the money.
Any clarification/help would be MUCH appreciated!