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Things To Do & Days Out in Greater London
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Sea Life London Aquarium Home to one of Europe's largest collections of global marine life - the experience takes visitors on an immersive and interactive journey along the Great Oceanic Conveyor. Newest addition is the Frozen Planet interactive experience!
ZSL London Zoo Enjoy interactive, immersive exhibits the family can explore together including Rainforest Life, Gorilla Kingdom and the popular Animal Adventure Children's Zoo. Daily live animal shows too and new lion exhibit for 2016!
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.
The Mayhew Animal Home Visit London's famous rescue and rehousing sanctuary for cats and dogs and learn oodles of detail about our furry friends and the important work of caring for them. Great place to adopt a new buddy!
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 Hands on working farm with animals to visit and adorable petting village.
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 reptile handling sessions!
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 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 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 Kids can interact with the happy animals either in petting sessions or helping with their care, plus tractor rides, gemstone and fossil panning, private tours and pony pampering sessions!
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 City Farm with farmyard and rare breed animals plus a play area and a play barn.
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 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 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 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 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 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! Plus stand centre court!
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 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 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 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 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 children of all ages: a great London family day out!
Royal Air Force Museum London This world-class collection of over 100 aircraft and aviation memorabilia imaginations and let them navigate their way through the history of aviation from the earliest balloon flights to today's Eurofighter Typhoon Jet? Admission is free.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Temporarily closed for re-location; due to re-open the end of November. Museum dedicated to contemporary design in all its forms. Family friendly with free Family Trail to follow, plus plenty of chances to get creative with the kids. Brilliant varied calendar of exhibitions, activities and events to enjoy...
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 fantastically fascinating family experience!
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 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 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 and most of the rest of you too!
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 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 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 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 & 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.
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 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 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 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 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 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.
Royal Academy of Arts offers a well rounded educational art experience: world class collections, family based events and practical workshops, Art Detectives Family Trail and great facilities. Very welcoming!
Old Royal Naval College A fascinating maritime history of some truly great achievements: ideal for curious kids and historically minded mentors.
National Portrait Gallery Great for smalls and even better for bigs: an artistic experience replete with hands on arty fun, famous images and infamous mediums. Check out the kiddie's Sunday Sessions!
House of Illustration is a dedicated museum for drawing and illustration in the heart of London. Founded by Quentin Blake, this has the only permanent display of his work anywhere in the world!
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 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 Features a main pool, learner pool and outdoor lido, with swimming and diving lessons available plus Fun N Floats sessions, Water Walkerz and more!
London Fields Lido A 50m heated open air pool welcoming bathers of all ages to this Hackney oasis! There are loads of session types and dedicated lanes, so everyone has a time set aside for them. Lovely!
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 With not only a seasonal lido but also an indoor facility boasting wave machine, rapids, water cannons and air jets, this is a full on family fun destination for lovers of the wet stuff!
Barnet Copthall Leisure Centre WIth main, learner and activity pools plus the Tom Daley Diving Academy, this is a step above and beyond the normal family swim. Parent Toddler Exclusive Sessions often held in activity pool.
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 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 1m and 3m springboards and 5m platform available for special sessions, plus large swimming and teaching pools.
Morden Park Pool Competition size pool with serious diving pit and teaching pool. Diving and special features like floats are available during Wet n Wild sessions only!
Waltham Forest Pool and Track Currently closed for major refurbishment, reopening end of 2016. Exciting!
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 Outdoor swimming facility, but no under 8s allowed! A peaceful, tot free swim environment running 3 sessions a day,
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 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 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 Lovely Art Deco outdoor, unheated pool, with paddling pool for under 5s, plus hot showers. Open all year (if you’re brave enough!), lovely in summer but it can get pretty chilly at other times so bring your wetsuit!
Leyton Leisure Lagoon is a leisure centre with 2 pools, flume and Aquaplay zone as well as multi-use studios for soft play and parties.
The Spa at Beckenham Centre with two swimming pools featuring inflatable Urban Dubdeck assault course! Plus 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.
Kings Cross Bathing Pond The UK's first manmade freshwater bathing pond is now open! Filtered and purified by plants and totally chemical free it's perfect for adventurers with sensitive skin and comes with lockers, loos and changing facilities. Book up to 2 weeks ahead!
London Aquatics Centre offers a 50m main and 25m training pool with family float play and swim session, awesome Aqua Splash inflatable assault course and Extreme version too!
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 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'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 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 Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant.
Crazy Barn Indoor Soft Play Centre 3 sections according to age groups, Baby, Toddler and Junior Zones. Features include Ball Pond, Soft Play areas, Multiple level Play Frame, Helter Skelter, a large 4 lane Slide, Punch Bags etc.
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.
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 is a gigantic new concept in indoor soft play. It's the ultimate jump tumble, slide and fun, play system.
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 More than a Children's Play centre: it combines an ample play structure, multi-purpose sports pitch as well as a great restaurant and grown up lounge area.
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 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 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 is an indoor soft play centre with two separate play structures for smaller and older kids respectively. Clean bright and fun, also available for private hire exclusive parties at the weekends.
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 Mini and full size play areas with safe but exciting apparatus all in a clean and well maintained desert island themed environment.
Kidzmania Rain or shine your children will love climbing, running, balancing, jumping and sliding on their extensive equipment. New management.
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 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 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 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 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.
Eddie Catz Earlsfield Well equipped soft adventure play over 2 floors for the under 7s, and a host of fun weekly activities for under 5s.
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 excite, exercise and exhaust the kids!
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! Outdoor play too!
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 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 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.
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 Indoor play centre with play frames for older and younger children, laser tag area, disco room, parties and a cafe.
Treetops Multi-layered soft play centre for children within Talacre Community Sports Centre. A colourful, exciting, entertaining and educational space, all in one.
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 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 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 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 Play gym with 3 level soft play area, trampoline, floor area, beams and bars at this Gymnastics Centre.
Adventure Zone 3 storey Adventure Zone facility for children aged 1 – 8 years within the Wandle Recreation Centre.
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 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 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 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!
Jungle Monkeyz Covered in leaves, creatures and trailing vines, kids will love the rich jungle theming that's also hiding several big beasties… Sociable and entertaining exercise for all!
The Idol is a fantastically unusual black and white adventure play feature combining the ideas of a super robot with an ancient monument… there are labyrinthine chambers, a drop slide, balls and you can look out of his giant eyes!
Eddie Catz Earlsfield is an indoor softplay centre in the heart of Earlsfield that offers a 2 tier play frame with slides and a maze like feel, perfect for little explorers and an area for our tiny crawlers, including a ball pit!
Churchill War Rooms Deep beneath the bustle of London lie the original Cabinet War Rooms, which sheltered the brave people at the heart of Britain's wartime government during the Blitz. Great idea for things to do in London with kids, especially school agers.
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 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 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 - 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. Great idea for things to do in London with kids.
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 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 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 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 Filled with 14 exciting, interactive zones and the new Star Wars Legends 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 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 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 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 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 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 - 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 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 A chance to learn about one of the largest movable flood barriers in the world! Discover how the Thames barrier protects London from flooding, and its history through an exhibition that includes a working model of one of the gates.
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 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 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 Standing 202 feet high, the Monument is the tallest isolated stone column in the world. Climb the 311 steps to the balcony at the top and be rewarded with breathtaking views of the City, and a certificate of achievement!
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 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.
Twickenham Stadium Twickenham Stadium is the home of English rugby. Take a tour of the world's largest stadium purely devoted to rugby, or simply visit the museum.
Banqueting House Banqueting House has played host to kings and queens for hundreds of years, and now you can visit too! Plus Kids Go Free!
Queens Ice and Bowl Ice skating and tenpin bowling in one amazing venue, plus pay and play video games and amusements. The rink features art colour change lighting plus special effect light shows!
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 If you've 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 A free, mass skate every Sunday, which is designed for beginner skaters and families!
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.
Streatham Ice Rink Hit their cool 60 x 30m ice pad for public sessions or professional lessons in ice hockey, ice dancing and figure skating! Plus disco sessions too; full skate hire available.
Better Leisure Ice Skating offers a great standard of skating experience with a wide variety of lessons and sessions available for the serious ones, plus disco sessions and general slide abouts for those who like it casual!
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 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 Climbing is perfects for kids, and this centre offers 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 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 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 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 A football coaching academy for 3 to 10 year olds at the amazing London Soccer Dome 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 The UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Award winning outdoor adventure activities. Families and friends can enjoy a day out like no other. Fly down zip wires, leap off Tarzan Swings and tackle obstacles whilst enjoying some of Britain’s most breathtaking scenery.
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 Leisure Centre with a Play Zone including Rascals soft play for 2-10 years, Toddlers World and loads of activities you could try too.
Up at the O2 Offering daytime, sunset and nighttime climbs up the outside of the O2 for amazing views and serious thrills! For over 10s.
Oxygen Free Jumping Acton 150 interconnected trampolines plus an obstacle course, slamdunk basketball, airbag, Little O's kiddie class, dodgeball, teen only sessions and summer holiday camps! Boiiiiiing!
White Spider Climbing Not only a great place to get climbing and bouldering but also a brilliantly themed castle play area with mini climbing walls and numerous bouldering routes to suit all ages and abilities! Plus summer climbing camps too!
National Centre for Circus Arts A range of options for kids, tweens, teens and families to learn differing circus skills from professional experts like trapeze, acrobatics, juggling, diabolo and tight wire!
Lee Valley VeloPark Tasters, training, lessons and free styling for fit folk over 7 years and above 4ft 2in tall. Generally bike and helmets are provided and you can try mountain biking, BMXing, road racing, track sessions and more!
Go Ape Battersea Park is an award winning high wire tree top adventure in the centre of London!
Tudor Park Footgolf offers a golf course with a difference... you'll be kicking a football instead of hitting a golf ball and it's a great activity for all the family to enjoy!
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Bexleyheath is a bowling centre located in the Royale Leisure Park near Park Royal. We have 28 modern fully computerised lanes, 6 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 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 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 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 Children Love Bowling, enjoy family fun in a modern, friendly club.
Hollywood Bowl Finchley offers 26 lanes of bowling with auto scoring, gutter bumpers and rolling ramps, plus modern arcade. Big fun!
Hollywood Bowl Surrey Quays Nice and simple but pretty addictive to play, even the youngest of the group stands a fighting chance or better when you use the ball roller ramps and the pop up gutter bumpers! Plus arcade and diner.
Hollywood Bowl Tolworth this venue has 28 lanes with kiddie support features and also features a family diner and a fun amusement arcade! Take that, rainy day!
AMF Hollywood Bowl Watford Alongside the 26 lanes of modern bowling (but no glow nonsense) you can find redemption and video arcade zones, Harry's Kitchen diner and exciting Pink Pin Friday sessions!
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!
MFA Bowl Lewisham is packing 24 modern tenpin lanes with gutter guards and auto scoring plus Pool Tables, Arcade Gaming and Air Hockey! What more do you, a family diner and a pro shop? Ok then!
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 This huge family entertainment centre is 3 floors of fun, with bowling and techno bowling, laser maze, arcade and Europe's fastest bumper cars!
Namco Funscape Romford Choose from classic tenpin or glow bowling, then back it up with some arcade gaming action, a few games of pool and a crack at the ping pong!
Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes is a small but classy alley with 8 lanes, karaoke rooms, award winning burgers and live music weekend nights. Kids welcomed until 7pm, booking required!
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.
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 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 Karting London Docklands A go karting track with a difference as the whole family can enjoy 800m of high octane fun. With our longest tarmac circuit, this track allows drivers of all abilities to hone their karting skills.
TeamSport Indoor Karting North London Indoor go karting to keep the family active and find out who’s the fastest of them all? Our adrenaline-fuelled events are everything you need to experience a family day out on this awesome 400m circuit.
TeamSport Indoor Karting Tower Bridge This one’s for the big kids, or adults alike as our charged up electric track in the centre of London awaits you. Boasting two floors and 400m of circuit, ages 12 and older can enjoy our fastest karts.
TeamSport Indoor Karting West London - Kids and Adults can enjoy electric racing with our fantastic electric eco karts now available for kids too. This indoor karting circuit is the ideal venue for families looking for something different, whatever the weather!