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Play Parks and Great Outdoors near to Waterloo
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St James Park (< 1 mile)
London
St James Park One of the Royal Parks offers a children's adventure play area, a way marked royal history walk and great cycle and hike routes.
Green Park (1 miles)
Green Park
Green Park One of the Royal Parks, less child friendly than the others with no kids' features, but plenty of pleasingly landscaped space for traditional outdoor games, exploration and picnicking.
Corams Fields (1 miles)
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...
Hyde Park (2 miles)
Hyde Park
Hyde Park One of London's iconic parklands, the activities on offer include lido and paddling pools, rowing and pedal boats available plus the UK's first Solarshuttle and fantastic cycling routes - good idea if you're looking for fun things to do in London with kids.
Granary Square Water Feature (2 miles)
Kings Cross
Granary Square Water Feature Modern tourist green space set around a working historic barge canal and featuring 1000 lit and choreographed water jets, surrounded by historic buildings and playing host to exotic street food markets.
The Regents Park (2 miles)
Regents Park
The Regents Park One of the Royal Parks offering iconic landscaping, boating lake with pedalo hire, natural wildlife garden and London's largest Rose Garden.
St Johns Wood Playground (3 miles)
St Johns Wood
St Johns Wood Playground Great little adventure playground with swings, roundabout and climbing frames
Victoria Park (4 miles)
Tower Hamlets
Victoria Park is one of London’s most important historic parks and its oldest public park. It has been used by millions of Londoners for nearly 170 years as a place of healthy recreation, sports, play and relaxation.
Clissold Park (4 miles)
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.
Belair Park (4 miles)
Southwark
Belair Park A pretty park with pretty awesome facilities including a skate park, an adventure play area,tennis courts, a lake, sports pitches and a wildlife area!
Kensington Memorial Park (4 miles)
Kensington
Kensington Memorial Park Offers many recreational activities including pleasant formal areas and a children’s playground, plus tennis, football and junior cricket facilities.
Finsbury Park (5 miles)
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.
Wild Kingdom Playspace (5 miles)
Newham
Wild Kingdom Playspace s a unique and distinctive natural playspace on Three Mills Green, Newham, London. It combines a variety of play structures and spaces that together bring a sense of unexpected adventure and imaginative seasonal change to the newly created landscape at Three Mills Green.
Holland Park Adventure Playground (5 miles)
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.
Bishops Park (5 miles)
Hammersmith
Bishops Park A unique offering for London with not only interactive splash pad, playgrounds, skate bowl and sports facilities, but also it's own urban beach! You can also enjoy river walks, meadow strolls, and moat, sculpture and rose gardens beside the ornamental lake.
Greenwich Park (5 miles)
Greenwich
Greenwich Park One of the Royal Parks, boasting over 180 acres of grassland, the observatory and a children's adventure playground.
Ravenscourt Park (5 miles)
London
Ravenscourt Park Medieval 13 acre park with numerous play areas best suited to under 5s and one larger for older, ducks on the lake and sports facilities including netball, tennis, football and bowls.
Golders Hill Park (6 miles)
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.
Wimbledon Sprinkler Park (6 miles)
Merton
Wimbledon Sprinkler Park Offering a crazy golf course, 2 adventure playground, water sports centre and beach volleyball, sports facilities and parkland, plus new summer interactive splash pad and sprinkler park.
Kew Gardens (RBG) (8 miles)
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 new Rhizotron and Xstrata Treetop Walkway where you can climb high into the treetops. Treehouse Towers is Kew's brand new tree-themed outdoor play area for 3 to 11s.
Richmond Park (8 miles)
Richmond
Richmond Park One of England's Royal Parks, iconically landscaped, boasting several playgrounds and over 700 wild deer within the grounds.
Brent Lodge Park (10 miles)
Hanwell
Brent Lodge Park With an adventure playground, the Millennium Maze, and the always popular animal centre this is a lovely afternoon waiting to happen!
Danson Splash Park (11 miles)
Bexleyheath
Danson Splash Park Wet and dry play areas with interactive water features and adventure playground combinations. Perimeter fencing and good facilities.
Northala Fields Park (11 miles)
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
Bushy Park (12 miles)
Hampton Court
Bushy Park The second largest of the Royal Parks, home to iconic landscaping, free roaming deer, a great children's adventure playground including sandpit and seasonal events.
Capel Manor Gardens (13 miles)
Enfield
Capel Manor Gardens is a 30 acre estate with a Manor House. We have a jungle gym play garden for children, gift shop, restaurant and many gardens to explore. Can you also spot the meercats, Llamas and Shetland ponies grazing in our fields?
Epping Forest and Visitor Centre (13 miles)
Epping
Epping Forest and Visitor Centre As well as being a popular area for recreation and enjoyment it is also of national and international conservation importance with two thirds of it being designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Area of Conservation.
Aldenham Country Park (13 miles)
Elstree
Aldenham Country Park Amazing adventure playground for young people with special educational needs and disabilities. Plus rare breeds farm, woodland walks, sailing, fishing, meadows, reservoir, annual craft fairs and events, refreshments kiosk, picnic area.
Waltham Abbey Gardens (14 miles)
Waltham Abbey
Waltham Abbey Gardens Wander around the remains of what was once one of the largest Augustinian Abbeys in the country. Discover this truly magical heritage site where dragonflies flock!
Swanley Park (14 miles)
Swanley
Swanley Park A traditional town park with play areas, paddling pool, sandpit, boating lake, railway, cafeteria, bouncy castle and battery bikes all set in 60 acres of parkland.
Rainham Marshes (15 miles)
Purfleet
Rainham Marshes A medieval marsh near London with loads of wildlife to look out for and a lovely eco friendly visitor centre full of interesting facts. Two hides plus several viewing platforms for bird watching.
Northaw Great Wood (15 miles)
Cuffley
Northaw Great Wood Enjoy the trails, the spectacular autumn colour and the chance of seeing a wide range of woodland wild life, including fungi and butterflies.
Bedfords Park Visitor Centre (16 miles)
Havering atte Bower
Bedfords Park Visitor Centre Offers visitors a really warm welcome and the opportunity to find out about the wildlife within the 215 acre park, which includes many valuable species rich habitats - so take your magnifying glass and sketchbook or camera for the kids to identify mini beasts!
Lee Valley Regional Park (16 miles)
Lee Valley Regional Park
Lee Valley Regional Park The 10,000 acre Park has hundreds of great days out for all the family. Whether it's a day out at the farms, athletics, golf, horse riding, ice skating, fishing, cycling, bird watching, camping or simply exploring the countryside, Lee Valley Regional Park has so much to explore.
Denham Country Park (17 miles)
Uxbridge
Denham Country Park The Park can be explored on foot and is home to a variety of wildlife. Along the river and canal banks herons are regularly seen and you may be lucky enough to see a kingfisher.
Cassiobury Park (17 miles)
Watford
Cassiobury Park There is lots to do with children in Cassiobury Park and most of it will cost you absolutely nothing! Swings, numerous climbing frames and slides, a granite stone maze and even a trampoline and zip wire are all on offer, and there is a younger style play ground for the smalls.
Thames Chase Visitor Centre (17 miles)
Upminster
Thames Chase Visitor Centre Set in a vast and unique community space, the visitor centre at it's heart offers three children's play areas, family rambles, plus a great range of events, workshops and other entertainments.
Whippendell Woods (18 miles)
Watford
Whippendell Woods Get back to basics with a nature ramble through some ancient woodland, it's free, it's healthy, and if you've got picnic weather that's a whole day, there! It's famous for its stunning bluebells between the last week of April and the first week of May.
Rickmansworth Aquadrome Nature Reserve (18 miles)
Rickmansworth
Rickmansworth Aquadrome Nature Reserve 41 hectares of land, water, woodland and open space. A perfect spot to come for a picnic, fun in the play area, a drink at the cafe or just a run around in the sunshine.
Painshill Park (18 miles)
Cobham
Painshill Park An 18th century Georgian landscape with an exciting range of Fun Family and Kids Only events throughout the year. During the school holidays there are adventures and craft workshops for families to enjoy
Weald Country Park (18 miles)
Brentwood
Weald Country Park 500 acres of glorious parkland that's over 700 years old! Ranger led activities for children vary from investigating flowers and insects to kite making and Halloween walks.
Langley Park (18 miles)
Iver
Langley Park Family trails, orienteering, visitor centre and a fantastic new natural adventure playground with wooden houses, tunnels and slides, see saws and swings, and natural bamboo and boulders to play amongst.
Hatfield House and Park (18 miles)
Hatfield
Hatfield House and Park A traditional breeds farm. Stroll through the paddocks and feed the animals. There is also an adventure playground complete with its own model of Hatfield House. Then visit Stable Yard, do some shopping and visit the restaurant. Or take a walk around Hatfield Park and visit Hatfield House.
Beacon Wood Country Park (18 miles)
Bean
Beacon Wood Country Park Ideal territory for hunting mini beasts, including green woodpeckers, sparrow hawks, foxs, squirrels, butterflies and colourful dragonflies! A naturally wild day out!
Parndon Wood Nature Reserve (19 miles)
Harlow
Parndon Wood Nature Reserve A haven for flora, fungi, birds, minibeasts, small mammals and deer, waiting for you to explore and discover. During school holidays activity sessions are run for children.
Grays Beach Riverside Park (19 miles)
Grays
Grays Beach Riverside Park Great play equipment like their giant sand pit, adventure trail, aerial slide and the famous Grays Beach play galleon are open all year round and during the summer months there's a whole treasure trove of activities, competitions and special events.
Black Park Country Park (19 miles)
Wexham
Black Park Country Park Green Flag awarded parkland with flat trackways great for prams, cycles and skates and a free children’s woodland adventure play area with equipment suitable for toddlers and younger children.
Thorndon Country Park (20 miles)
Brentwood
Thorndon Country Park This beautiful all access country park contains a diverse range of habitats and is managed both for people and for its precious wildlife. Get out your bug and bird books, binoculars and sketchbook and have a great old fashioned family nature walk!
King Georges Playing Fields (20 miles)
Brentwood
King Georges Playing Fields Features a unique garden for the blind with many flowering and non-flowering plants which appeal to senses other than sight. They also offer crazy golf, a skatepark, children's adventure play area and paddling pools.
Polesden Lacey (20 miles)
Dorking
Polesden Lacey Highlights for kids include period dress up, nature trails, playground, loaner binoculars for the bird hides and a great range of exciting family activities and events on offer during school holidays.

Thanks for all the great things to do and Play Parks and Great Outdoors near Waterloo 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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