Hotshots Bowling (4 miles)
Indoor centre providing 10 Pin Bowling, Laser Tag games, a Soft Play area, Pool tables, Air Hockey and cafe all under one roof.
Stubbers Adventure Centre (4 miles)
Stubbers Adventure Centre
Family adventure starts here, with a fantastic range including motor sports, jet ski, laser tag, bushcraft and absolutely loads more! Single session, day and even week long activity options!
The Castle Climbing Centre (12 miles)
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!
Vertical Chill Ice Wall Covent Garden (14 miles)
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.
Walnuts Leisure Centre (14 miles)
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.
WestWay Climbing (18 miles)
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.
Rockfrog Outdoor Activities (28 miles)
Rockfrog Outdoor Activities
Founded to enable young people to learn how to climb in a safe, fun environment. Children 8 to 16 are welcome for junior sessions.
The XC (30 miles)
Climbing, Bouldering, Skatepark, High Ropes and indoor caving system in this brand new extreme sports facility in Hemel Hempstead
Evolution Climbing (33 miles)
Bouldering, abseiling, a leap of faith, top rope training: their friendly and experienced staff are on hand to support anyone who wants to give it a go over 6 years old. Bouldering has bouncy crash mats, so absolute beginners will be safe!
The Climb (34 miles)
Is a state of the art climbing centre: it's active, dynamic, friendly and fun. They run a full range of activities for juniors aged 5yrs up and adults. There's something to suit everyone, whether your a beginner or an advanced climber
K2 Crawley (37 miles)
A staggering array of sports and leisure opportunities, from the under 8s leisure water, swimming and diving facilities, climbing rock, gynastics and martial arts rooms, football, squash, honestly whatever you want to do (so long as its energetic) they have it! And a creche! A day's worth, if you have...
Bourne End Junior Sports Club (38 miles)
Bourne End Junior Sports Club
The Climbing section runs climbing sessions for ages 6-18, and they have a great kid friendly ethos to accompany this healthy activity.
Ardingly Activity Centre (39 miles)
Ardingly Activity Centre
Patient and enthusiastic staff are waiting to teach your family to sail, windsurf, fish or canoe in this gorgeous reservoir. Pre booking essential.
Longridge Activity Centre (41 miles)
Longridge Activity Centre
is an outdoor activity centre set on the River Thames in Marlow. We offer both land and water activities for all the family. As a charity we try to provide a real community hub that everyone can experience outdoor activities for low cost.
Oakwood Youth Challenge (44 miles)
Oakwood Youth Challenge
Outdoor activity centre suitable for ages 8 offering activities days daily during school holidays.
Horseshoe Lake Activity Centre (46 miles)
Horseshoe Lake Activity Centre
Horseshoe Lake Activity Centre offers canoeing, dinghy sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, stand up paddleboarding dragon boating and raft building. Instructional and supervised activity sessions available to participants aged 8 and above.
Big Rock Climbing Centre (49 miles)
Big Rock Climbing Centre
is a premium all weather venue, open 7 days a week with exciting activities suitable for the whole family! Big Rock Climbing Centre offers the best indoor climbing facilities around, including roped climbing walls up to 11m high, multiple low level bouldering areas and a dedicated kids' climbing area.
Reading Climbing Centre (51 miles)
Reading Climbing Centre
is a superb climbing facility just outside Reading town centre. We cater for children and families from 5 years and up. Our key sessions include Birthday Parties, Kids’ Casual Sessions and our Kids’ progressive Climbing Scheme.
Bodyflight (52 miles)
Do something different at this centre for indoor skydiving, surfing, racing, jumping and climbing!
Adventure Dolphin (55 miles)
Provides a wide range of outdoor and adventurous activities across West Berkshire primarily for the 13 to 19 year olds but some are good for as young as 8.
Adur Outdoor Activities Centre (55 miles)
Mepal Outdoor Centre (59 miles)
Mepal Outdoor Centre
A unique Activity Centre set on the shores of a 20 acre lake in the Cambridgeshire Fens, offering a wide range of affordable water and land based activities for families.
Sea Life London Aquarium (14 miles)
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 (15 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...
Battersea Park Childrens Zoo (16 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.
Newham City Farm (7 miles)
Newham City Farm
City Farm with farmyard and rare breed animals plus a play area and a play barn.
Brooks Farm (8 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.
Mudchute Park and Farm (10 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.
Stepney City Farm (11 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.
Surrey Docks Farm (11 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.
Hackney City Farm (11 miles)
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 (13 miles)
Hands on working farm with animals to visit and adorable petting village.
Vauxhall City Farm (14 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.
Kentish Town City Farm (14 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.
Belmont Childrens Farm (18 miles)
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.
Deen City Farm (19 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.
Hounslow Urban Farm (25 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 animal handling sessions.
Firepower The Royal Artillery Museum (7 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.
Museum of London Docklands (10 miles)
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.
Planetarium at the Royal Observatory (10 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 (10 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 Childhood (11 miles)
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.
Design Museum (12 miles)
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.
Bank of England Museum (12 miles)
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!
Museum of London (13 miles)
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.
Tate Modern (13 miles)
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...
London Canal Museum (13 miles)
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.
The Charles Dickens Museum (13 miles)
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.
The London Film Museum (14 miles)
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.
London Transport Museum (14 miles)
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.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Activity Centre near Romford 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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