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Family Days Out in Greater London
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Brentford Fountain Leisure Centre
Brentford
Brentford Fountain Leisure Centre The centre has a leisure pool which features a 40m slide and a 25m fitness pool. Plus squash and badmington courts and 5 a side footy courts.
Wet n Wild at Waterfront Leisure Centre
Woolwich
Wet n Wild at Waterfront Leisure Centre The leisure pool has a 65m snake slide, wave machine, waterfall, volcano, water jets and five lane waterslide! Standard swimming facilities also available.
Park Road Leisure Centre
Hornsey
Park Road Leisure Centre Features a main pool, learner pool and outdoor lido, with swimming and diving lessons available.
London Fields Lido
Hackney
London Fields Lido This fantastic outdoor heated lido was re-opened in October 2006
Archway Leisure Centre
Islington
Archway Leisure Centre Free form leisure pool with a sloping beach and water kept at a tropical 30 degrees. There are a flume, two spa pools, a river run, water jets and wave machine.
Finchley Lido
Finchley
Finchley Lido - has a separate swimming pool and a wave machine that's switched on at regular intervals. There is an outdoor Lido pool which is worth a visit when the mercury rises
Barnet Copthall Leisure Centre
Hendon
Barnet Copthall Leisure Centre Diving pool offers 3m and 1m springboards, and also 5m and 1m platforms as well as the standard pool. Great disabled access and facilities.
Becontree Heath Leisure Centre
Dagenham
Becontree Heath Leisure Centre Swimming facility with 1m springboard. There’s also a 13 metres by 7 metres teaching pool for swimming lessons plus parent and baby sessions. Jolly Jungle indoor play facility also on site.
Hornchurch Sports Centre
Hornchurch
Hornchurch Sports Centre 1, 3 and 5 metre diving boards. The site also offers fun swims, swimming lessons, diving and other exciting activities in its two pools, as well as other sporting opportunities.
Fullwell Cross Swimming Pool
Ilford
Fullwell Cross Swimming Pool 1m and 3m springboards and 5m platform available for special sessions, plus large swimming and teaching pools.
Morden Park Pool
Morden
Morden Park Pool Competition size pool with serious diving pit and teaching pool. Diving may be restricted to the public at times best to check ahead.
Waltham Forest Pool and Track
Walthamstow
Waltham Forest Pool and Track Main pool, teaching pool, and diving pool with 1m and 3m springboards and 5m platform. Learning creche and indoor play area also on site.
Brockwell Lido
Lambeth
Brockwell Lido Full Olympic size outdoor pool with scenic surrounds and other features inside for much older types. Swimming lessons and summer holiday activity days on offer too. Lido open even in winter!
Hampstead Ponds
Highgate
Hampstead Ponds Outdoor swimming facility, no under 8s allowed.
Hampton Pool
Hampton
Hampton Pool Outdoor heated swimming facility with main and learner pools also offering pre-bookable classes in everything from life saving to kids' yoga. There is also a sun deck cafe.
Hillingdon Sports and Leisure Complex
Uxbridge
Hillingdon Sports and Leisure Complex One of the top leisure facilities in the country with 50m indoor competition pool, leisure pool, outdoor lido, sauna, steam room, 100 station gym, wide range of exercise classes, athletics stadium and track, 3G floodlit pitches, sports hall, cafe, creche, meeting rooms and much more.
Oasis Swimming Pools
Holborn
Oasis Swimming Pools has 2 pools, 1 indoor pool and also a stunning outdoor pool surrounded by 2 seperate patio areas for adults and families.
Parliament Hill Lido
Hampstead
Parliament Hill Lido A 60 x 27 metre uncovered, unheated swimming pool at Parliament Hill, near the adults' swimming ponds.
Leyton Leisure Lagoon
East London
Leyton Leisure Lagoon The shape of the pool and exciting activities such as flip n fun, water walkers, water scooters and flume wet play sessions, makes this a great family destination.
The Spa at Beckenham
Beckenham
The Spa at Beckenham Centre with two swimming pools, gym and multi-purpose sports hall (available for badminton, basketball and private hire), 5 multi purpose studios, buzz zone - soft play area for children, a creche, cafe and meeting room.
Sea Life London Aquarium
South Bank
Sea Life London Aquarium Home to one of Europe's largest collections of global marine life and the jewel in the crown of the 28 Sea Life attractions in the UK and Europe. Situated in the heart of London, the experience takes visitors on an immersive and interactive journey along the Great Oceanic Conveyor. Newest feature is the...
London Zoo
Regents Park
London Zoo Over 720 species including some of the world’s most impressive and inspiring animals. Enjoy interactive, immersive exhibits the family can explore together including Rainforest Life, Gorilla Kingdom featuring their newest addition Kumbuka the silverback, and the popular Animal Adventure Children's...
Battersea Park Childrens Zoo
Battersea
Battersea Park Childrens Zoo invites you to check on the monkeys, crawl down the tunnel to see the meerkats, talk to the parrots and mynah birds, on to the farm to say hello to the goats, donkeys, pigs, emus etc. Playground which includes climbing frames,large sandpit with water toys, swings and roundabouts etc.
Hackney City Farm
Bethnal Green
Hackney City Farm boasts a wide variety of animals on the farm including pigs, cattle, sheep, chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, rabbits, guinea pigs and other small animals. Free to all.
Freightliners Farm
North London
Freightliners Farm Hands on working farm with animals to visit and adorable petting village.
Hounslow Urban Farm
Feltham
Hounslow Urban Farm With lots of farm animals and cuddly pets to meet, including alpacas, sheep, goats, pigs, ponies, donkeys, rabbits and chipmunks, plus activities include owl displays, pig racing and animal handling sessions.
Brooks Farm
Waltham Forest
Brooks Farm Educational resource offering a working farm experience in the city with seasonal activities, plenty of friendly animals and children's activities planned during the holidays.
Deen City Farm
Merton Abbey
Deen City Farm is a unique, educational resource in SW London, open free of charge. The opportunity to learn about the animals and contribute to a Working Farm.
Mudchute Park and Farm
Isle of Dogs
Mudchute Park and Farm 32 acres of countryside in the middle of the Isle of Dogs to share with friendly furry and feathered creatures. There is also an outdoor play area in Milwall Park which is adjacent.
Belmont Childrens Farm
Mill Hill
Belmont Childrens Farm Kids can interact with the animals either in petting sessions or helping with their care, plus tractor rides available through the hidden valley.
Kentish Town City Farm
Kentish Town
Kentish Town City Farm City Farm with lots of hands-on farming activities to get stuck in to plus events and activities held regularly to encourage volunteers and help fund this charity project.
Newham City Farm
Beckton
Newham City Farm City Farm with farmyard and rare breed animals plus a play area and a play barn.
Stepney City Farm
Stepney
Stepney City Farm Four-acre working farm and Rural Arts Centre in the heart of East London with lots of fun and friendly animals: cattle, chickens, donkeys, ducks, ferrets, guinea pigs, goats, pigs, rabbits, and sheep.
Surrey Docks Farm
London
Surrey Docks Farm A working 2.2 acre city farm in the heart of London with open animal yard, bee room, cafe, working blacksmiths forge and classrooms.
Vauxhall City Farm
London
Vauxhall City Farm This City Farm has lots of animals to cuddle, stroke and feed, horses to ride and they are a venue for birthdays too.
The Natural History Museum
Kensington
The Natural History Museum Promotes the discovery, understanding, enjoyment and responsible use of the natural world. Explore our world-class collections, fantastic exhibitions and cutting-edge research online, or visit our landmark building.
Science Museum
London
Science Museum Catch a 3D movie, jump on a simulator, visit an exhibition, and encounter the past, present and future of technology in 7 floors of galleries! One of the Top 10 London Tourist Attractions.
Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum
Wimbledon
Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum Highlights of the museum include the Championship Trophies, a 200 degree cinema screen and a 'walk-through' of the men's dressing room as it was in the 1980s, with John McEnroe.
The National Gallery
Trafalgar Square
The National Gallery Plenty of talks, workshops, and holiday fun for all ages at this iconic British day trip location. children truly welcome and a great many facilities made for them.
Museum of London
Barbican
Museum of London Explore one of the world'™s largest urban history museums knowing the kids are as interested as you are, thanks to the Under 5s' Explorer Bags, 4 to 11s' Family Activity Bags, and over 10s may borrow an ipad to join an interactive gallery adventure.
Museum of London Docklands
West India Quay
Museum of London Docklands Explore London's connections with the rest of the world through an epic 2000-year story of trade, expansion and immigration.
Victoria and Albert Museum
Kensington
Victoria and Albert Museum has lots of exciting events and activities for families every holiday and many weekends. Activities are free and most do not need to be booked, which means you can stay for as long or as short a time as you like. One of the Top 10 London Tourist Attractions
Museum of Childhood
Bethnal Green
Museum of Childhood Houses the national childhood collection which includes: dolls' houses, dolls, puppets, toys and games, children's clothes and furniture. The galleries are designed to be accessible to both adults and children of all ages. A great London family day out.
Royal Air Force Museum London
Colindale
Royal Air Force Museum London This world-class collection of over 100 aircraft and aviation memorabilia offers a fun, educational day out for all the family. Why not make 2013, the 70th anniversary of the Dambusters campaign to visit the Museum? Fuel their imaginations and let them navigate their way through the history of aviation from...
British Museum
Russell Square
British Museum Explore the world under one roof: whether you come to the British Museum for the whole day or just a couple of hours, there is always something free for families to do together.
London Transport Museum
Covent Garden
London Transport Museum See a bus so old it was pulled along the street by horses. Get behind the driver's seat of our tube train simulator, experience journeys of a bygone era.. Your only problem will be trying to fit it all in! Great fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do in London with kids.
Planetarium at the Royal Observatory
Greenwich
Planetarium at the Royal Observatory Take a fantastic, immersive journey through time and space in the new state-of-the-art planetarium, London's only planetarium and featuring the UK's largest refracting telescope.
Saatchi Gallery
Chelsea
Saatchi Gallery is geared towards introducing a younger audience of art students and enthusiasts to contemporary art. Come and discover the most innovative in contemporary art for free.
London Canal Museum
Kings Cross
London Canal Museum invites families to discover the fascinating facts and history of the city's hidden waterways. Take part in fun activity days, set sail on the Regent's canal and hear the stories of those who have lived and worked on the canals since the 1820s brought to life.
Tate Modern
Bankside
Tate Modern is the most popular gallery of modern art in the world. Located on the Thames, it is a landmark site for everyone visiting London. But did you know that it is not only child friendly but encourages families and children to visit with free activities and art trails? Plus interactive multimedia experiences and...
Tate Britain
Millbank
Tate Britain is the national gallery of British art, offering over 500 years of British art: all for free! Tate Britain has everything you need for a family day out: enjoy the galleries together, get exploring with free discovery trails and join in our special weekend and holiday events.
Design Museum
Tower Hill
Design Museum All family visitors to the the Design Museum get an Explore Design Museum Family Trail featuring The Thinkerer. With the help of The Thinkerer kids, and adults, can get the most from their visit to the museum.
Horniman Museum and Gardens
Forest Hill
Horniman Museum and Gardens A free museum with extensive collections of anthropology, natural history and musical instruments? And an aquarium? You won't find such an unusual and eclectic collection elsewhere in London, a fascinating and fantastic experience.
The Queens Gallery
Buckingham Palace
The Queens Gallery Iconic gallery laden with artistic treasures, really welcoming of families and those with special needs. Visit a mock Georgian coffeehouse, pick up a Family Activity Pack, and listen to a story from the talking hats!
The Household Cavalry Museum
Whitehall
The Household Cavalry Museum A most unusual living museum, where amongst other things you can watch troopers working with horses in the original 18th century stables through a huge glass partition.
The Musical Museum
Brentford
The Musical Museum From the tiny clockwork Musical Box to the self playing ‘Mighty Wurlitzer’, the collection embraces an impressive and fascinating array that will enchant most children.
London Museum of Water and Steam
Brentford
London Museum of Water and Steam Offering tours of the steam pumping engines, rides on London's only narrow gauge railway, education in the Waterworks interactive gallery, and the Splashzone hands on water engineering play lab!
National Maritime Museum
Greenwich
National Maritime Museum The world's largest maritime museum is an immersive and interactive experience bound to capture kids' imaginations as well as educate them, with fun activities like firing a cannon and steering a ship into port!
Bank of England Museum
City of London
Bank of England Museum This highly interactive Museum traces the history of the Bank of England since 1694 to the present day. There’s something for everyone, with attractions including activity sheets for children of all ages, banknote jigsaws, a roller ball game, touch screens and the opportunity for some safe cracking!
Tour of Lords and MCC Museum
St Johns Wood
Tour of Lords and MCC Museum Visit one of the oldest sporting museums in the world or go behind the scenes on a tour of Lords Cricket Ground.
Chelsea FC Museum and Stadium Tour
Chelsea
Chelsea FC Museum and Stadium Tour - tells the story of Chelsea FC, ever since they were formed in 2003, through interactive exhibits, user-friendly touch screens and audio-visual shows - can be accessed independently or during a guided tour of the stadium.
Firepower The Royal Artillery Museum
Woolwich
Firepower The Royal Artillery Museum Explore the greatest collection of artillery in the UK and discover their fascinating history, and learn about the roles of Gunners. Free entry for kids under 4 years old.
Grant Museum of Zoology
London
Grant Museum of Zoology Visit the only remaining university zoological museum in London, with around 67,000 samples covering the whole animal kingdom, including lots of skeletons. Free to visit.
Wellcome Collection
London
Wellcome Collection A free museum that explores what is means to be human plus the connection between life, medicine and art. Plenty of interactive displays to enjoy on a variety of subjects.
The Charles Dickens Museum
London
The Charles Dickens Museum An important Dickens collection, based in the author’s only surviving London house, decorated in Victorian style. See some of his possessions, plus other memorabilia. Free Family Activity Days held during the Summer.
Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology
Bloomsbury
Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology Learn about the history of life in the Nile Valley from prehistory through to the Islamic period. Thousands of objects to look through including ancient papyrus and carvings. Free to visit.
The Guards Museum
Mayfair
The Guards Museum Learn about the five regiments of Her Majesty’s Foot Guards in this great little museum. Museum trail to follow, with hidden objects to find. Lots of medals and uniforms to check out. Free entry for kids under 16.
The London Film Museum
Westminster
The London Film Museum An opportunity to see the largest official collection of James Bond cars. There are also boats, bikes and gyrocopters to see plus scripts and model miniatures. Free entry for under 5s.
Snakes and Ladders Play Centre
Brentford
Snakes and Ladders Play Centre is back and better than ever after a £2 million redevelopment. With new play frames, special zones and more fun for everyone it is a fantastic day out for everyone!
Princess Diana Memorial Playground
Kensington
Princess Diana Memorial Playground Kids love to play, explore, dash about, and let their imaginations soar in this magical space. There is a sensory trail, teepees, a beach around the pirate ship and various toys and play sculptures. The design has created an area where less able and able-bodied children can play together.
Bramleys Big Adventure
London
Bramleys Big Adventure London's Most Central kids' indoor play centre with Gift Shop and Family Cafe. Great London day out idea for small kids and toddlers.
Kidspace Romford
Romford
Kidspace Romford is a magical, award winning indoor adventure park. There's something for everyone, including adults! Kidspace is different. And proud of it. We have taken the very best elements of activities from the top leisure park operators in Europe and developed a new breed of centre.
Wacky Warehouse - Kiss Me Hardy
Colliers Wood
Wacky Warehouse - Kiss Me Hardy Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant.
Wacky Warehouse - Myllet Arms
Perivale
Wacky Warehouse - Myllet Arms Modern indoor adventure play area with dedicated toddler zone, drop in arts and crafts sessions plus a beer garden. All attached to a family restaurant.
Kidzbiz Indoor Playcentre
Palmers Green
Kidzbiz Indoor Playcentre 3 level multi activity frame with all the favourites plus large snake flume slide and immense waterfall drop slide! With toddler areas, book zone and free play section too there's room for everyone to do everything!
Clown Town Indoor Playcentre
Finchley
Clown Town Indoor Playcentre 3 level multi activity frame with slides, aerial runways, rope climbs, ball pond and a full toddler zone, plus new 5D cinema for over 4s! 5D! Has effects including motion, water sprays, breezy winds, smoke and bubbles!
Topsy Turvy World
Brent Cross
Topsy Turvy World is a gigantic new concept in indoor soft play. It's the ultimate jump tumble, slide and fun, play system.
Wacky Warehouse - Ballot Box
Greenford
Wacky Warehouse - Ballot Box Whether you're looking to meet up with friends, get messy with your kids during our arts and craft sessions, book a birthday party or simply relax with a magazine or coffee, whilst your child plays, Wacky Warehouse the indoor play centre is the perfect venue for you!
Eddie Catz
Wimbledon
Eddie Catz - is more than a Children's Play centre: it combines an ample play structure, multi-purpose sports pitch as well a great restaurant and grown up lounge area.
Gambado
Chelsea
Gambado is family entertainment with a twist! Giant play-frame, dodgem cars, didi cars, carousel ride, free weekly activity classes, reading corner, and LOADS more! All this plus lots comfortable seating with free internet and wireless access.
Heathrow Gym
Hounslow
Heathrow Gym Has Climbing Frames, Foam Pits, Trampoline, Bars, Beams, Climbing Wall and Soft Play Equipment and Aladdins Cave of magic is a unique Sensory Room designed for interactive learning and relaxation with a variety of activities, involving sound, touch and smell.
Tumble In The Jungle
Walthamstow
Tumble In The Jungle A Jungle adventure for children big and small, allow them to let off steam, make new friends and explore our exiting Jungle themed soft play area.
Rockys Fun House
Hornchurch
Rockys Fun House New and improved with new owners, with all the old features intact but refurbished and new ones added in.
Little Dinosaurs
Alexandra Park
Little Dinosaurs Indoor and outdoor play areas for year round gentle family fun in a friendly and nurturing atmosphere. Perfect for parties and great fun whatever the weather.
Cookies Island
Beckton
Cookies Island Mini and full size play areas with safe but exciting apparatus all in a clean and well maintained desert island themed environment.
Kidzmania
Hackney
Kidzmania Rain or shine your children will love climbing, running, balancing, jumping and sliding on their extensive equipment. New management.
GoKids N20
Whetstone
GoKids N20 Massive colourful multi level playframe for under 8s with high level rope bridges and a drop slide for the more adventurous child! Toddler soft play section too so bring baby along!
The Play Centre at Edmonton Leisure
Edmonton
The Play Centre at Edmonton Leisure Colourful double level main frame with sports arena, containing all the classic features from balls to slides via tunnels! It's not enormous which means you can see your little ones most of the time.
The Jolly Jungle
Dagenham
The Jolly Jungle Has claims on the highest slide in the area! Adventure soft play for up to 148cm tall, with slides and climbs to tunnels and balls, soft obstacles, scramble nets and plenty more besides.
Kidz Adventure Zone
Islington
Kidz Adventure Zone Awesome play frame, made to excite and entertain 21st century kids in an air conditioned atmosphere, with a separate baby and toddler areas for safe play for younger children.
Discovery Planet
Surrey Quays
Discovery Planet Custom designed indoor adventure soft play in the middle of the shopping centre, full of classic fun features from balls and slides to tunnels and cargo nets, with a dedicated toddler section.
Its a Kids Thing
Earlsfield
Its a Kids Thing Well equipped soft adventure play over two floors for the under 7s, and a host of fun weekly activities for under 5s.
Peckham Pulse
Peckham
Peckham Pulse Featuring a colourful indoor play facility split into under and over 4s, featuring all pools, crash mats, obstacle courses and plenty more to entertain, exercise and exhaust the kids!
Rascals Soft Play
Motspur Park
Rascals Soft Play for under 5s offers a multi level physical activity play frame full of features plus a brand new bouncy castle, ball pool and ride-on toys.
Partyman World Wembley
Middlesex
Partyman World Wembley is an indoor play centre which provides lots of fun and play for everyone on the huge themed play structures, football area, fantastic slides. There is also a specially designed toddler area for little guests who are under 3 years of age!
Eddie Catz Putney
Putney
Eddie Catz Putney Terrifically equipped and well thought out, physical adventure play and educational fun with interactive features and something special for every age range. Particularly baby friendly.
Mums Play Shop
Hampton
Mums Play Shop is an indoor soft play centre in Hampton with two soft play frames suiting babies to seven. Soft play includes a climbing wall, slides and ball pool with interactive features plus a large outside area. Birthday parties are exclusive use.
Crazy Chimps
Kennington
Crazy Chimps An exciting but safe indoor play house top modern equipment available, including soft slow moving and educational play equipment, offering a space for children AND adults to explore, play and bond.
Play Wembley
Wembley
Play Wembley Brand new contemporary and innovative indoor soft play centre situated in the heart of Wembley Park with 3 tier play frame, football pitch and separate toddler area.
Tiger Cubz
Thamesmead
Tiger Cubz Indoor play centre with play frames for older and younger children, laser tag area, disco room, parties and a cafe.
Treetops
Kentish Town
Treetops Multi-layered soft play centre for children within Talacre Community Sports Centre. A colourful, exciting, entertaining and educational space, all in one.
World of Play
Slough
World of Play Family fun centre based in the Observatory shopping centre with 2 structures for children up to the age of 10.
The Pod - YMCA Hawker Centre
Kingston upon Thames
The Pod - YMCA Hawker Centre A two storey soft play installation open 7 days a week for play sessions, private hire and childrens parties.
Pod2 - YMCA Wimbledon
Wimbledon
Pod2 - YMCA Wimbledon Soft play facility within YMCA Wimbledon for active under 8s. Open 7 days a week, Pod2 is available for play sessions, private hire and children's parties.
Tots Landing
Wimbledon
Tots Landing Childrens play centre in the heart of Wimbledon where kids up to 6 years old can play all day, everyday!
Owls Play Centre at Fairlop Waters
Barkingside
Owls Play Centre at Fairlop Waters A multi-tiered soft play centre with dedicated playzones for babies, toddlers and juniors within Fairlop Waters, a country park and outdoor activity centre.
East London Gymnastics Club
Beckton
East London Gymnastics Club Play gym with 3 level soft play area, trampoline, floor area, beams and bars at this Gymnastics Centre.
Adventure Zone
Wandsworth
Adventure Zone 3 storey Adventure Zone facility for children aged 1 – 8 years within the Wandle Recreation Centre.
Adventure Zone
Battersea
Adventure Zone 2 storey Adventure Zone facility for children aged 1 – 8 years within the Latchmere Leisure Centre where there is also a main and teaching pool if you fancy a splash.
Adventure Zone
Roehampton
Adventure Zone 3 storey Adventure Zone facility for children aged 1 – 8 years with separate under 5s area within the Roehampton Sport and Fitness Centre.
Malibus Soft Play
Barnet
Malibus Soft Play A neat little play area for under 7s with loads of classic play equipment on a double decker play frame and dedicated baby zone, plus a bouncy castle and BBQs outside in summer! Watch out for their live mascot!
Jungle Versatile Indoor Play
Hounslow
Jungle Versatile Indoor Play The new and improved indoor soft playcentre in Hounslow, catering for ages from 0 to 10years. With designated 0 to 2 years, 2 to 4 years and 5 years+ zones. Open 7 days a week 10am to 6pm! Entry prices starting from £4.50. Under 12 months are free!
Churchill War Rooms
Westminster
Churchill War Rooms Deep beneath the bustle of London lie the original Cabinet War Rooms, today part of the Churchill War Rooms, which sheltered the people at the heart of Britain's wartime government during the Blitz. Great idea for things to do in London with kids.
Tower of London
Tower Hill
Tower of London Today the Tower of London is one of the world's most famous and spectacular fortresses. Discover its history as a royal palace and fortress, prison and place of execution, mint, arsenal, menagerie and jewel house. New Wall Walk for 2014!
London Dungeon
Westminster
London Dungeon - invites you to delve into the capital's most horrible history. Come face to face with live actors, experience three thrilling rides, interactive shows and special effects as you're transported back to those black, bleak times - are you brave enough to face 90 minutes of London's dark past?
St Paul's Cathedral
St Pauls
St Paul's Cathedral This is where people and events of overwhelming importance to the country have been celebrated, mourned and commemorated. Visit Nelson's Tomb, test the unique acoustics of Whispering Gallery and climb up to the Golden Gallery to enjoy a panoramic view of London that is second to none.
Buckingham Palace
London
Buckingham Palace - the official London residence of Her Majesty The Queen and serves as both home and office. Use the special family audio guide to explore the Palace and then answer quizzes whilst following our garden activity trail.
Shakespeares Globe Exhibition and Tour
Bankside
Shakespeares Globe Exhibition and Tour a faithful reconstruction of the Elizabethan playhouse. Throughout the year, a fascinating guided tour of the theatre is included in your visit to Shakespeare's Globe Exhibition, bringing this extraordinary space to life. Great idea for a fun family day out in London.
Cutty Sark Clipper Ship
Greenwich
Cutty Sark Clipper Ship The world's last remaining tea clipper and a symbol of adventure, of bravery and the romance of sail. Children can try on Victorian costumes and read from nautical stories as they explore.
The Golden Hinde
London Bridge
The Golden Hinde is a full-sized reconstruction of Sir Francis Drake’s famous Tudor galleon, Golden Hinde, on which visitors have a unique opportunity to learn more about British Maritime History.
Westminster Abbey
Westminster
Westminster Abbey is one of the most visited churches in all the world. It remains primarily a place of Christian worship and pilgrimage. Fun children's trail available to help keep them interested, plus dress as a monk in the museum!
Madame Tussauds
London
Madame Tussauds Filled with 14 exciting, interactive zones and the new Marvel Super Heroes 4D movie experience, this iconic attraction combines glitz and glamour with incredible history with over 300 wax figures. Good idea if you're looking for fun things to do in London with kids.
Nelson's Column
Westminster
Nelson's Column Family days out in London wouldn't be complete with a visit to Trafalgar Square, with lots of other sights such as the National Gallery right next to it. A must do for things to do in London with kids.
Arsenal Emirates Stadium Tour
Highbury and Islington
Arsenal Emirates Stadium Tour has become one of London's most exciting tourist attractions and is a must for every football fan! Take a look behind the scenes at one of the world's most spectacular football stadiums and get a sense of what the Arsenal stars feel like on a matchday.
Wembley Stadium Tour
Wembley
Wembley Stadium Tour Stroll into the dressing room like a superstar. Limber up in the world's most exclusive warm-up zone. Stride through the tunnel towards the hallowed turf. Climb 107 steps, and stand triumphantly in front of the Royal Box to the roar of the crowd! Great idea if you are looking for family days out in...
Houses of Parliament Tour
Westminster
Houses of Parliament Tour A visit to the Houses of Parliament offers a memorable day out for families with children. Inside one of the worldâs most iconic buildings, you can travel through one thousand years of history and stand in places where important events continue to take place.
Tower Bridge Exhibition
London Bridge
Tower Bridge Exhibition From the depths of the Engine Rooms up to the lofty heights of the new glass bottomed walkways, this is an iconic London experience few kids would forget! Plus guided tours, photographic exhibition and animated displays.
London Bridge Experience
London Bridge
London Bridge Experience and The London Tombs are two horrific and gruesome London tourist attractions not to be missed. Good idea for fun things to do in London for kids - older kids that is!
The Royal Mews
Buckingham Palace
The Royal Mews One of the finest working stables in existence, the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace houses the State vehicles used for official engagements and provides a unique insight into the department of the Royal Household that provides transport by road for The Queen and other members of the Royal Family.
Thames Barrier Info and Learning Centre
Woolwich
Thames Barrier Info and Learning Centre All kinds of environmental events, ranging from river walks and pond dipping, to role-play games such as ‘River of Life’.
Kensington Palace
Kensington
Kensington Palace Significant history and spectacular architecture combined with family trails for an epic and affecting day out with educational undertones.
Valentines Mansion and Gardens
Ilford
Valentines Mansion and Gardens Country house and gardens with recreated period rooms including Victorian kitchen and a dedicated Family Room. Enjoy the house and gardens through special trails and borrow a free backpack to explore the mansion and outdoors. Special events run throughout the year. Limited opening times.
HMS Belfast
London
HMS Belfast Tells the stories of life on board this warship during the Second World War and beyond. Explore the interactive Operations Room, hear veterans’ stories in the Life at Sea exhibition, and immerse yourself in the midst of a battle in the Gun Turret Experience.
The Monument
London
The Monument Standing 202 feet high, the Monument is the tallest isolated stone column in the world. If you climb the 311 steps to the balcony at the top you are rewarded with breath-taking views of the City, as well as a certificate of achievement.
Discover Childrens Story Centre
Stratford
Discover Childrens Story Centre Focused on story building and imagination, children can follow a story trail in the indoor exhibition or venture outside into the story garden.
Westminster Cathedral
Westminster
Westminster Cathedral Explore the awesome tower 210 feet above the street, discover the genuine treasure trove and amazing artworks and sculptures. Welcoming to respectful families of all faiths, free to visit excluding the Treasures Exhibition.
Alexandra Palace Ice Rink
Wood Green
Alexandra Palace Ice Rink Offers classic ice skating plus a wide range of activities suitable for all ages and covering every aspect of ice sports, Ballet Classes and Dance Clubs. New inflatable play area too!
Lee Valley Ice Rink
Leyton
Lee Valley Ice Rink If you have been ice skating before, you'll know its one of the coolest ways to enjoy yourself. If you haven't, what are you waiting for?
Sunday Stroll Skating
Hyde Park Corner
Sunday Stroll Skating A mass skate every Sunday, which is designed for beginner skaters and kids accompanied by an adult, where the music is vetted to ensure no profanity or adult content appears (unlike the Friday Night Skate).
Queens Bowl and Ice
Bayswater
Queens Bowl and Ice If you are looking for family days out in London, with ice skating being on TV all the time why not go for a session down at Queens where they have ice skating and bowling all under one roof. Great idea if you're looking for things to do with kids in London.
Vertical Chill Ice Wall Covent Garden
Covent Garden
Vertical Chill Ice Wall Covent Garden The internal temperature ranges from -5C to -7C. The wall is 8m in height and ranges in steepness from a pleasant slab to a drastic overhang! Strict lower age limit of 13 years old, with conditions.
The Castle Climbing Centre
Stoke Newington
The Castle Climbing Centre is a modern climbing centre with a really family friendly stance, offering bouldering, high ropes, specialist courses, kids' clubs and special events in the school holidays. Handy taster sessions help you get to grips with the options available!
WestWay Climbing
North Kensington
WestWay Climbing They offer a couple of different drop in sessions for kids as young as five to give climbing a try in a safe, friendly and supervised atmosphere.
Lee Valley Athletics Centre
Picketts Lock
Lee Valley Athletics Centre Athletics is fun, everyone can do it and it's a great way to keep fit! Take part in after school classes and school holiday programmes and be trained by experienced coaches.
Bay Sixty 6
North Kensington
Bay Sixty 6 With beginners sessions, after school clubs, group lessons and a varying wheel type schedule, this is the ideal spot for kids to get working on their skate, board and scoot skills!
London Bicycle Tour Company
South Bank
London Bicycle Tour Company We operate guided tours of London by bike, as well as bicycle hire, including a range of children's bikes, seat attachments, helmets and accessories. Cycling around London is a safe, fun, active and enjoyable day out. Come to us for friendly service and advice, even free maps! Open 7 days.
Soccer Skills School
Greenwich
Soccer Skills School A football coaching academy for 3-10 year olds, based at the amazing London Soccer Dome in Greenwich (former venue for the David Beckham Academy) hosting 2x indoor 3G Astroturf pitches with top training facilities and fully qualified coaches in a safe and secure soccer school environment for boys and girls.
Go Ape Tree Top Adventure
Enfield
Go Ape Tree Top Adventure The UK’s No.1 Tree Top Adventure. Take to the trees and speed down zip slides. They’re part of an exciting course of rope bridges, Tarzan swings and crossings; all set up high above the forest floor.
Walnuts Leisure Centre
Orpington
Walnuts Leisure Centre Based in the heart of Orpington Town Centre, to the rear of the High Street, the Walnuts Leisure Centre has two swimming pools, multi-purpose sports hall, holds roller discos and childrens parties, has a soft play zone and a cafe with WiFi serving hot and cold food.
David Weir Leisure Centre
Carshalton
David Weir Leisure Centre Leisure Centre with a Play Zone including Rascals soft play for 2-10 years, Toddlers World and loads of activities you could try too.
Queens Ice and Bowl
Bayswater
Queens Ice and Bowl Ice skating and tenpin bowling in one amazing venue, plus pay and play video games and amusements.
Rollerbowl
Romford
Rollerbowl With 34 lanes they are one of the biggest centres in the country; add that to large Arcade area with the newest games, fruit machines and 9 brand new pool tables.
Rowans Tenpin Bowl
Finsbury Park
Rowans Tenpin Bowl There's nothing quite like Rowans for 10-pin bowling and great fun family days out with the kids. Two floors of entertainment featuring 24 fully air conditioned bowling lanes plus 14 pool tables, amusement arcades and giant overhead sports screens.
All Star Lanes Holborn
Holborn
All Star Lanes Holborn Small and friendly bowling alley with four lanes, one of which is bookable in advance. Extra light bowling balls; Bowling ramps; Bowling bumpers and Kids' party menu available.
All Star Lanes Bayswater
Bayswater
All Star Lanes Bayswater Small and friendly bowling alley with six lanes, one of which is bookable in advance. Extra light bowling balls; Bowling ramps; Bowling bumpers and Kids' party menu available.
All Star Lanes Brick Lane
Tower Hamlets
All Star Lanes Brick Lane Small and friendly bowling alley with six lanes, one of which is bookable in advance. Extra light bowling balls; Bowling ramps; Bowling bumpers and Kids' party menu available.
All Star Lanes Westfield Stratford City
Westfield Stratford City
All Star Lanes Westfield Stratford City Small and friendly bowling alley with fourteen lanes, some of which are bookable in advance. Extra light bowling balls; Bowling ramps; Bowling bumpers and Kids' party menu available.
Tenpin Acton
Acton
Tenpin Acton is a bowling centre located in the Royale Leisure Park near Park Royal. We have 28 modern fully computerised lanes, American Pool tables, Amusement Arcades all catered towards families and kids. There is also the Beach Road Cafe Bar for some delicious meal and snack options.
Tenpin Croydon
Croydon
Tenpin Croydon is a bowling centre located in the Valley Park leisure complex. We have 25 modern fully computerised lanes, 10 American Pool tables, Amusement Arcades all catered towards families and kids. There is also the Beach Road Cafe Bar for some delicious meal and snack options!
Tenpin Feltham
Feltham
Tenpin Feltham is a bowling centre located in the Valley Park leisure complex. We have modern computerised lanes, American Pool tables, Amusement Arcades all catered towards families and kids. There is also the Beach Road Cafe Bar for some delicious meal and snack options, cosmic bowling, Sector 7 Quasar and Sky Sports.
Airport Bowl
Harlington
Airport Bowl Classic family friendly tenpin bowling with gutter guards and bowling ramps to give the kids a better chance! A great activity in wet weather.
David Lloyd Bowling
Raynes Park
David Lloyd Bowling Children Love Bowling, enjoy family fun in a modern, friendly club.
AMF Hollywood Bowl Finchley
Finchley
AMF Hollywood Bowl Finchley Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
AMF Hollywood Bowl Surrey Quays
London
AMF Hollywood Bowl Surrey Quays Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
AMF Hollywood Bowl Tolworth
Surbiton
AMF Hollywood Bowl Tolworth Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
AMF Hollywood Bowl Watford
Watford
AMF Hollywood Bowl Watford Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
London Palace Superbowl
Elephant and Castle
London Palace Superbowl Classic family friendly tenpin bowling. Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
1st Bowl Lewisham
Lewisham
1st Bowl Lewisham Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
Namco Funscape Dagenham
Dagenham
Namco Funscape Dagenham Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
Namco Funscape London
Southwark
Namco Funscape London Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great idea for fun things to do in London with kids.
Namco Funscape Romford
Romford
Namco Funscape Romford Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
Hotshots Bowling
Ilford
Hotshots Bowling Indoor centre providing 10 Pin Bowling, Laser Tag games, a Soft Play area, Pool tables, Air Hockey and cafe all under one roof.
Revolution Karting
Tower Hamlets
Revolution Karting Their Cadet Club runs on a minimum height requirement which is 1.5m or 5ft. This runs every Sunday over lunchtime and allows progression.
Team Sport Tower Bridge
Bermondsey
Team Sport Tower Bridge Hair raising bends and elevated flyovers for you to push your Karting skills to the limit. It's their latest, most hi tech track with super charged electric eco karts, with no junior options: over 12s only!
Team Sport North London
Edmonton
Team Sport North London From ages 8 upwards kids' sessions and parties are a fantastic chance for kids to get behind the wheel! Kids are fully briefed and taught how to handle their specially adapted kart before they even touch the circuit. Safety first. But immense fun second!
Oasis Go Kart Track
Stockwell
Oasis Go Kart Track Motorised and pedal karting activities for kids, and uniquely they also also offer kids the chance to marshal too. Nice educational bias here, plus they're experienced with special needs guests.
Capital Karts
London
Capital Karts Race karts at speeds of up to 45mph on the longest indoor track in London for ages 16 and over (12 and older on Sundays). Full safety equipment supplied plus safety briefing before you start.
TeamSport Go Karting London Docklands
London
TeamSport Go Karting London Docklands Impressive indoor 800m Karting track for kids of 8 years and older. Full equipment provided and safety briefing before you start. Family events available. Great for adrenaline junkies and speed demons. Pedal to the metal!
TeamSport Go Karting West London
London
TeamSport Go Karting West London Impressive and incredibly wide indoor Karting track for kids of 12 years and older. Full equipment provided and safety briefing before you start. Family events available. Great for adrenaline junkies and speed demons. Pedal to the metal!
St Katherine Docks Treasure Trail
Tower Hill
St Katherine Docks Treasure Trail The fun way to explore London! This is a self guided walking Trail and puzzle combined. Follow the directions and hunt for clues as you visit this fabulous historic and picturesque corner of London and have a day to treasure. One of over twenty five brilliant family Trails in London.
Curious About Trafalgar Square
London
Curious About Trafalgar Square is a unique experience: 2 treasure-hunt style walks of discovery to keep the whole family intrigued and amused. Answer clues and match pictures, whilst reading stories about this historic area. Buy or download the booklet then explore in your own time.
The Cable Car Spy Mission Treasure Trail
Greenwich
The Cable Car Spy Mission Treasure Trail If you are looking for something new to do with kids then why not try a self-guided, themed Treasure Trail! They offer an imaginative and fun way to explore, and learn about, the great outdoors.
London Waterbus Canal Trips
Maida Vale
London Waterbus Canal Trips Trips of varying length on traditional canal narrow boats, three with Historic Ship Certificates, and all with weather protection and large opening windows for sunny days.
London RIB Voyages
South Bank
London RIB Voyages Fast, fun sightseeing speedboat trips for all ages. The whole family will love this fast paced adventure whilst our comedian guides make learning about our great city entertaining. Toddlers, children and their grannies will all love this capital experience. Great idea if you're after fun things to do in...
Harry Potter London Bus Tour
Temple
Harry Potter London Bus Tour Join the Harry Potter Tour of London Locations and take a magical fun packed bus tour of the film locations and inspirations in the muggle capital.
The Ruislip Lido Railway
Ruislip
The Ruislip Lido Railway A charming 12-inch gauge railway which runs through the woodlands skirting the lake from Woody Bay Station beside the beach, all the way round to Ruislip Lido.
City Cruises
Westminster
City Cruises Take a leisurely cruise through London's illustrious history from a half an hour to a whole afternoon, with informative commentary, plus refreshments and the necessary facilities available. Great idea for fun things to do in London with kids.
Brockwell Park Miniature Railway
Herne Hill
Brockwell Park Miniature Railway is a 7 and a quarter inch gauge ride on railway for children and adults. The railways runs for a quarter mile return trip between the Herne Hill Gates and the World Famous Brockwell Lido.
Air Line Cable Car
Greenwich
Air Line Cable Car Enjoy regal views of London in the new cable cars flying at up to 90 metres above the Thames! The journey is less than ten minutes so perfect for even the smallest sightseer.
Barking Park Light Railway
Barking
Barking Park Light Railway Delightful 7.25 inch gauge trains take you on a journey just under 1 quarter mile from Park Gates Station to Lakeside Halt.
Kew Gardens (RBG)
Richmond Upon Thames
Kew Gardens (RBG) - is a world-renowned visitor attraction with over 300 acres of landscaped gardens, and plenty of family activities including the Rhizotron and Xstrata Treetop Walkway where you can climb high into the treetops. Treehouse Towers is Kew's tree-themed outdoor play area for 3 to 11s.
Corams Fields
Bloomsbury
Corams Fields has a wide variety of activities including extensive lawns for free play (and very suitable for family picnics), artificial turf sports pitches, a paddling pool, sandpits, a flying fox and other slides, a city farm with pets corner (with sheep, goats, ducks, hens and more), vege cafe, a nursery and drop-ins...
Northala Fields Park
Ealing
Northala Fields Park This brand new very striking park was born out of the rubble of the old Wembley Stadium and White City Shopping Centres and has lots for kids to do of an afternoon
Holland Park Adventure Playground
Holland Park
Holland Park Adventure Playground This great adventure playground has swings, aerial runway, mini climbing wall, climbing frames. Next to the adventure playground is an enclosed play area for little ones plus sports area.
St Johns Wood Playground
St Johns Wood
St Johns Wood Playground Great little adventure playground with swings, roundabout and climbing frames
Golders Hill Park
Hampstead Heath
Golders Hill Park Facilities include a free public zoo, butterfly house, a bandstand, children's play area, cafe, toilets. Sports facilities include grass and hard tennis courts, golf practice nets and croquet.
Clissold Park
Hackney
Clissold Park Extensive facilities including children's play area, basketball and tennis courts, conservation and woodland areas including a deer enclosure, organic nature garden and butterfly tunnel. They also have a paddling pool.
Finsbury Park
Haringey
Finsbury Park New facilities in the recent revamp of this iconic park include an enclosed, dog free play area with an exciting water feature designed by children, for children, plus a skate park.
Brent Lodge Park
Hanwell
Brent Lodge Park With an adventure playground, family maze, and the always popular and well stocked animal centre, this is a lovely afternoon waiting to happen! Highlights for small kids include The Butterfly House, prairie dogs and riverside woodland with seasonal fleets of colourful dragonflies!

Thanks for all the great things to do and Water Parks in Greater London with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.

Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed

So, if you've been for great days out with the kids, or a school trip, which isn't shown above, just send in an email and we'll add it on so people visiting on holidays and all the other children in Greater London can enjoy the great day out as well.



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