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Family Days Out near to Barbican
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Museum of London (< 1 mile)
Barbican
Museum of London Explore one of the world'¬ôs 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.
St Paul's Cathedral (< 1 mile)
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.
Bank of England Museum (< 1 mile)
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!
The Charles Dickens Museum (< 1 mile)
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.
Shakespeares Globe Exhibition and Tour (< 1 mile)
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.
The Monument (< 1 mile)
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.
Tate Modern (< 1 mile)
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...
Harry Potter London Bus Tour (< 1 mile)
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 Golden Hinde (< 1 mile)
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.
Corams Fields (< 1 mile)
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...
London Bicycle Tour Company (1 miles)
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.
London Bridge Experience (1 miles)
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!
All Star Lanes Holborn (1 miles)
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 Brick Lane (1 miles)
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.
St Katherine Docks Treasure Trail (1 miles)
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.
The London Film Museum (1 miles)
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.
London Transport Museum (1 miles)
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.
HMS Belfast (1 miles)
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.
BFI Film Funday (1 miles)
South Bank
BFI Film Funday Film Fundays kick off with a series of themed workshops; kids can enjoy an array of activities from film-making and creating their own storyboards, to face painting and fancy dress. The fun follows with a special screening each month.
Vertical Chill Ice Wall Covent Garden (1 miles)
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.
Tower of London (1 miles)
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!
British Museum (1 miles)
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.
Oasis Swimming Pools (1 miles)
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.
BFI London IMAX Cinema (1 miles)
Waterloo
BFI London IMAX Cinema The state-of-the-art cinema shows 2D and 3D films on the largest cinema screens in the UK, transporting viewers to the world's greatest places, from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of outer space.
Jeppe Hein Appearing Rooms (1 miles)
South Bank
Jeppe Hein Appearing Rooms Dart through the rising and retreating walls of water created by playful jets as designed by Jeppe Hein at this free entry interactive play fountain. How wet you get is up to you! Mostly. Seasonally available.
London Canal Museum (1 miles)
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.
London RIB Voyages (1 miles)
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...
Potter Platform at Kings Cross Station (1 miles)
Kings Cross
Potter Platform at Kings Cross Station One for particular Potter-heads only, as it's essentially a photo opportunity with no features, but has a fantastic themed shop adjacent well worth your perusal!
Tower Bridge Exhibition (1 miles)
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.
A Complete History of London Show (1 miles)
Tower Hill
A Complete History of London Show Is an hour filled with information about London’s history brought in a very accessible and comical manner. Fun characters such as Dick Wittington’s Cat and not-so-clever Roman Builders make appearances and you and your kids will leave knowing more about London than you ever imagined.
London Dungeon (2 miles)
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?
The National Gallery (2 miles)
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.
The London Eye (2 miles)
South Bank
The London Eye is the world's tallest observation wheel with 40 kilometre panoramic views on a clear day. The Eye has become an iconic image for London and is a must for any tourist trip. Great idea for fun things to do in London with kids.
Sea Life London Aquarium (2 miles)
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...
Namco Funscape London (2 miles)
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.
Design Museum (2 miles)
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.
Nelson's Column (2 miles)
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.
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.
Hackney City Farm (2 miles)
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.
Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology (2 miles)
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.
City Cruises (2 miles)
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.
Grant Museum of Zoology (2 miles)
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 (2 miles)
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 Household Cavalry Museum (2 miles)
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.
London Palace Superbowl (2 miles)
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!
Houses of Parliament Tour (2 miles)
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.
Curious About Trafalgar Square (2 miles)
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.
Churchill War Rooms (2 miles)
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.
Hamleys (2 miles)
London
Hamleys An iconic flagship toy store that has developed an international reputation for its magical atmosphere and spectacular window displays. Activities in the holidays as well as tours around the store available.
Museum of Childhood (2 miles)
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.

Thanks for all the great things to do in Barbican 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

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