AD- McDonald’s Family Events

*AD – I’m working in a paid partnership with McDonald’s UK and BritMums highlighting the Family Events at McDonald’s restaurants around the UK.

McDonald’s is a family favourite for us. There is something for everyone on the menu and it is delicious. I even remember going to McDonald’s when I was little (and I would dip my fries in my milkshake). This year McDonald’s is celebrating its 40th year of Happy Meals! How crazy is that?! This summer, McDonald’s are also holding lots of fun, family events to bring communities together and keep the kids entertained.


I took the kids to the Wood Green McDonald’s event and we had an amazing time. The McDonald’s is easy to find and just a short walk from the station; there are plenty of bus routes too. If you live locally, it’s even better as you’d be able to walk there. The restaurant is surrounded with other high street stores if you want to go shopping before or after having lunch. 


McDonald’s is very easy to spot due to its Golden Arches on the sign you can see from all the way down the street. They also had a row of balloons hanging above the door.


Upon entering I noticed how clean and tidy the restaurant was. It was nicely decorated, modern and crisp with lots of space to manoeuvre buggies or wheelchairs around. There is lots of seating available too. 

This branch has self-service machines, which are very easy to use and you can also amend your order — taking away onions or adding extra cheese, whatever you wish to do! You can order your food from the machine and a member of staff will bring your food over to your table if you choose table service. Or you can collect it from the counter. Table service is brilliant when I’m on my own with the kids! 

The day we went to McDonald’s they were running a Family Event, with free face painting and balloon making. I was so impressed that all of it was free. Parents can sit back and relax with a drink while the children get their faces painted and have balloon swords, hats and flowers made for them! The staff were so friendly and helpful and went out of their way to create anything the child wanted. My son was googling face paint ideas and the staff were more than happy to give them a go. The staff also spoke to my children, asking them their names, ages, interests. They were very friendly and kind to them.  

The restaurant was decorated with balloons and flags and also had a soft play area so when the children had finished their food they were able to play there. The play area had matching spinning puzzles and a slide. 

Some of the tables in the restaurant had interactive games which the kids could play together. They played a few games — splatting balloons and table football. There is a projector screen above the table and sensors which recognise when the game is being touched. The children were obsessed with this and couldn’t stop playing with it. I liked it too because they could play together, meaning less arguments! I had to have a go as well because I’m a big kid!

Once the children had explored the restaurant for a bit they had their food, Archie, Maisie and Charlie all had Happy Meals. There is a wide variety on the menu and lots of healthy options too. They all chose to have cucumber sticks, which are a great healthy alternative to fries. I think McDonald’s Happy Meals are great value for money, there is a wide variety to choose from and they’re fun for the children! They loved ripping their boxes apart to make a little tray for their meal to sit in and they also loved seeing which toy they got. 

In most McDonald’s restaurants, the children will also find colouring sheets and crayons. The kids love drawing and colouring every time we go to McDonald’s. Another great, free way to keep your children entertained! 

Wood Green McDonald’s also has a party room! I didn’t know they still did parties either! 

McDonald’s restaurants all over the country are holding Family Events during the summer and on weekends. Pop to your local restaurant and a member of staff will be happy to help you. You can also check online for services your local McDonald’s has to offer such as party rooms, table service, play areas and interactive games. Going to McDonald’s can be a fun day out for all of the family, the activities are free, the food is good value for money and there is a huge variety available on the menu. 

We go to McDonald’s as a family quite frequently and the great thing about living in London is that there is never a restaurant far away. Thank you for having us for such a fun-filled day! 

Thank you for reading my blog. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask below. 

*AD – I’m working in a paid partnership with McDonald’s UK and BritMums highlighting the Family Events at McDonald’s restaurants around the UK.




  1. 04/09/2019 / 11:30 AM

    It’s so lovely that it was an event, it feels like a real family activity and such a great way to let the kids have fun without breaking the bank. I’m going to have to se if there are some activities at a restautant near us

  2. 05/09/2019 / 12:03 PM

    We went to an event at the Basingstoke restaurant over the summer and the kids had such a wonderful time! It is so family friendly and makes the meal even more special

  3. 05/09/2019 / 12:04 PM

    This looks like great fun. What a fab event and the kids look like they had a ball xx

  4. 05/09/2019 / 4:01 PM

    Really interesting to see what is going on at McDonald’s around the country. We had a great time at the Dunchurch restaurant last week at their event there too!

  5. 09/09/2019 / 12:51 PM

    It looks like such a great event, I really love those interactive tables!

  6. 10/09/2019 / 4:52 PM

    Wow wow and WOW this looks amazing fun!!! Love all the play options!!

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