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Mudchute Park and Farm (9 miles)
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.
Newham City Farm (10 miles)
Newham City Farm
City Farm with farmyard and rare breed animals plus a play area and a play barn.
Surrey Docks Farm (10 miles)
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.
Godstone Farm (11 miles)
Lots of friendly farm and pet animals for you to see and some to even stroke or hold. As well as that there's a large indoor playbarn and an enormous adventure playground, plus the new Chicken Run maze!
Stepney City Farm (12 miles)
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.
Vauxhall City Farm (12 miles)
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.
Deen City Farm (12 miles)
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.
Brooks Farm (15 miles)
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.
Freightliners Farm (15 miles)
Hands on working farm with animals to visit and adorable petting village.
Kentish Town City Farm (16 miles)
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.
Hobbledown (16 miles)
is home to more than 100 animals and adventure play equipment including towers, tunnels, mazes, a low ropes course, interactive sand play zone and aerial walkways. For the bigger visitors there is the daring Aerial Adventure Course and there is a 14,000 sqft indoor play barn.
Kent Life (19 miles)
Come and explore 28 acres of fun for every generation, from hands on activites for kids to age old farming traditions that bring back memories of way back when. We've got animals to cuddle, tractors to ride, play areas to go wild in and cafes to relax in.
Bocketts Farm (20 miles)
Bocketts Farm is a working family farm with animals and 3 play areas, 2 inside and 1 out. Hands-on opportunities with the fluffies and pig racing help pad out the day!
Hopefield Animal Sanctuary (20 miles)
Hopefield Animal Sanctuary
is a child friendly sanctuary provides a safe haven to animals that need it. They include horses, donkeys, goats, pigs, chinchillas and Max the bull, who loves nothing more than being tickled between his horns!
Tulleys Farm (20 miles)
Mini mazes, giant games, illusions and entertainments, explore the larger mazes at night by torch light and enjoy rides, trampolines and frisbee golf course! Loads of seasonal bonus fun plus animal patch and tea room. Lovely!
Hounslow Urban Farm (21 miles)
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!
Ashdown Llama Farm (21 miles)
Ashdown Llama Farm
Over 100 beautiful llamas and alpacas, a small herd of reindeer, horses, donkeys, sheep, pigs and poultry! Plus 2 adventure play areas and a bouncy castle, and you can walk with llamas or ride and walk donkeys!
Belmont Childrens Farm (22 miles)
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!
Barleylands Farm Park (22 miles)
Barleylands Farm Park
Get ready for all weather free range family fun. Say hello to cuddly farmyard friends, join in animal activities, meet birds of prey, visit the reptile house, run wild in the indoor play or jump aboard the tractor and trailer ride or miniature railway.
Lee Valley Park Farms (24 miles)
Lee Valley Park Farms
With lots of different farm animals to meet and others you wouldn't expect to meet: charming meerkats, cheeky marmosets, reptiles and llamas! If you want to get the kids out of the house and are looking for something that is fun, interesting and educational, Lee Valley has all of this and more!
Ada Cole Rescue Stables (26 miles)
Ada Cole Rescue Stables
Get up nose to nose with more than 70 wonderful rescued horses, ponies, donkeys and mules and find out more about these amazing creatures!
Farmyard Funworld (28 miles)
Small Farmyard with a selection of farm animals, many friendly and able to be handled, small pets, plus feeding sessions.
Also Close Encounters sessions with reptiles and more. Plus several play areas and laser tag.
Willows Farm (29 miles)
Farmyard animals adventure play, fun fair rides, children’s shows, falconry displays and tractor rides, indoor adventure soft play too and seasonal activities.
Marsh Farm Animal Adventure Park (29 miles)
South Woodham Ferrers
Marsh Farm Animal Adventure Park
Meet all your farmyard friends, Tractor and Trailer Rides, Indoor and Outdoor Play, Animal Interactions, Pesky Pet Show, Birds of Prey, Pet Barn, Milking Demonstrations and much more!
Washbrooks Family Farm (33 miles)
Washbrooks Family Farm
A great environment for young children (up to the age of 8) to meet all their favourite farm animals under one roof and enjoy hours of play time in the large indoor and outdoor play areas.
Fishers Farm Park (34 miles)
Fishers Farm Park
Officially announced this year as one of the ‘Best Farm Attractions in the UK’, Fishers Adventure Farm Park offers visitors the ultimate family adventure! With Animals, Rides, Theatre Shows and more: and all included in your admission price!
Spring Barn Farm (35 miles)
Spring Barn Farm
so much to see and do! With indoor and outdoor play, daily activities schedule and facilities including MEGA speedy slides, pedal tractors, go karts and jumping pillows; plus a host of wonderfully cute and friendly animals, we can't wait to meet you!
Odds Farm Park (36 miles)
Odds Farm Park
Guaranteed to give you the Ahhhh factor, there's stacks of animal fun and indoor play at award winning children's farm Odds Farm Park.
Rare Breeds Centre (37 miles)
Rare Breeds Centre
From the exotic Butterfly tunnel to the delights of the Discovery Garden; woodland walks to the Secret Lake; plus two play parks, falconry displays, a tube maze and indoor soft play barn: there is something for everyone.
Seven Sisters Sheep Centre (43 miles)
Seven Sisters Sheep Centre
The farm is packed full of animals and with loads of things to do, you can be sure that adults and children alike will have a great experience to remember.
Boydells Dairy Farm (43 miles)
Boydells Dairy Farm
Provides a fun-packed and educational visit for children and adults alike. Try your hand at milking a cow or sheep, feeding hens, riding a donkey cart or outstaring a llama!
Lathe Barn (46 miles)
Mini golf, kiddie go karts, indoor and outdoor play areas plus friendly animals.
The Bucks Goat Centre (47 miles)
The Bucks Goat Centre
A lovely little centre with a number of friendly farm animals to meet and feed, such as sheep, pigs, cows, chicks, and a donkey. They also have rabbits and guineapigs. Animal handling sessions are available every day too!
Mead Open Farm (47 miles)
Mead Open Farm
With 30 acres of action-packed play indoors and out, as well as "hands-on" farmyard fun, there's so much to discover.
Manydown Family Fun (54 miles)
Manydown Family Fun
Kids farm with petting farm, crazy golf, jumping pillows and more. During the year there are a series of themed events. We also have a tractor and trailer ride, crazy golf, inflatables, animal handling, farmyard animals as well, loads of adventure play, swings, sandpit, bale mountain, trampolines.
Wimpole Home Farm (54 miles)
Wimpole Home Farm
Hidden amongst the trees, the Adventure Playground is a popular spot with those who love to climb, slide, scramble and swing, while tiny tots enjoy their own play area and mini pedal tractors. Rare breeds animals and seasonal events.
Clacton Zoo (54 miles)
a children's petting zoo with animals you can feed, stroke and interact with. We have many different friendly animals that the children can learn about including alpacas, goats, micro pigs and various birds. 80 metres from Clacton sea front and 200 metres from Clacton pier.
Bucklebury Farm Park (56 miles)
Bucklebury Farm Park
A great family day out in the countryside with farm animals to meet, Pat a Pet area and other activities to enjoy. Tractor and trailer ride included in entry fee. Free entry for kids under 2 years old.
Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary (57 miles)
Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary
A registered charity which cares for and protects abused and ill-treated donkeys and other animals whom you may visit and sometimes pet and feed.
4 Kingdoms Farm Adventure Park (59 miles)
4 Kingdoms Farm Adventure Park
is a farm park, petting farm, indoor soft play, outdoor play, nature park, wildlife encounters, adventure play, working farm, cafe, educational centre, rare breeds farm, adventure play, children’s birthday parties.
Sea Life London Aquarium (13 miles)
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 Lego City Deep Sea Explorer feature!
Battersea Park Childrens Zoo (13 miles)
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.
London Zoo (16 miles)
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...
The Mayhew Animal Home (18 miles)
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!
Horniman Museum and Gardens (8 miles)
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!
Firepower The Royal Artillery Museum (9 miles)
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.
Planetarium at the Royal Observatory (9 miles)
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.
National Maritime Museum (9 miles)
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!
Museum of London Docklands (11 miles)
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.
Design Museum (12 miles)
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 throughout the year.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Childrens Farms near Orpington 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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