Kidspace Croydon (1 miles)
is a magical, award winning indoor adventure park. There's something for everyone, including adults! A fantastic day out for all the family!
Tenpin Croydon (1 miles)
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!
Get Fired (2 miles)
Choose the item you want to decorate from the wide range of bisque and the tremendous range of colours, then get your art on! One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do with children in Surrey.
David Weir Leisure Centre (4 miles)
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.
West Wickham Leisure Centre (4 miles)
West Wickham Leisure Centre
As well as offering adult and junior swimming lessons and adult lane swimming they offer a varied swimming programme including aquafit, Kids' Splash and Swim Zone. There are also diving facilities with a 1m springboard!
The Spa at Beckenham (4 miles)
The Spa at Beckenham
Centre with two swimming pools, 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.
Antics (4 miles)
Bright, colourful and fun indoors and out, a social hotspot where the kids can exhaust themselves and the mums can do the opposite!
Kelsey Park and Minigolf Course (4 miles)
Kelsey Park and Minigolf Course
Beautifully landscaped and featuring an enclosed kids' playground, tennis courts and a Crazy Golf course. The 18 hole mini golf is quite challenging, so probably for over 6s or clever clogs.
Sutton Tennis Academy (4 miles)
Sutton Tennis Academy
An indoor sports facility, offering tennis, fitness and dance courses and activities for children aged 3 to 16 years old. A highly qualified coaching team delivers an extensive range of programmes all year round. Courses run after school, at weekends and during holiday periods. Membership is not necessary.
Deen City Farm (5 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.
Wacky Warehouse - Kiss Me Hardy (5 miles)
Morden Park Pool (5 miles)
Morden Park Pool
Competition size pool with serious diving pit and teaching pool. Diving may be restricted to the public at times best to check ahead.
Eddie Catz (5 miles)
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.
Belair Park (5 miles)
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!
Village Ceramics (5 miles)
Lots of activities to keep the kids amused, from painting ceramics, mosaics, deco patch, clay modelling, arts and crafts, to birthday parties and lots more. Fully supervised, the studio can hold up to 40 people. Booking is essential.
Horniman Museum and Gardens (5 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!
Polka Theatre (5 miles)
A theatre especially for children in Wimbledon! We spark the imagination and fuel a sense of discovery in children through our thrilling and playful world class theatre. A welcoming and stimulating environment with a theatre, playground and cafe:
Pod2 - YMCA Wimbledon (5 miles)
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.
The Arc (5 miles)
Indoor Soft Play for kids of all ages: swing, play, explore all under a magnificent 60 meter dragon!
There's drama, dance and art classes plus a great cafe and bistro serving lunches, meals, drinks and snacks! Free parking, a warm welcome and friendly faces!
Skaterham (5 miles)
Indoor and outdoor skate and bike facilities open to BMX, skateboard, scooter and inline, with special 11 and under sessions so you know your young ones won't get bashed about unduly.
Quasar Elite Bromley (6 miles)
Quasar Elite Bromley
Bring your warriors over 7 to enter the battlefield: packing infra red laser guns and backed up by your colour team you'll stalk and zap the opposition through an immersive maze, complete with light and sound effects. Seriously cool!
Pavilion Leisure Centre (6 miles)
Pavilion Leisure Centre
Swimming pool with waterfall, wave machine, flume slides and beach area. Plus family play zone and ten pin bowling centre also on site!
Tots Landing (6 miles)
Childrens play centre in the heart of Wimbledon where kids up to 6 years old can play all day, everyday!
David Lloyd Bowling (6 miles)
Brockwell Lido (6 miles)
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!
Brockwell Park Miniature Railway (6 miles)
Brockwell Park Miniature Railway
is a 7 and a quarter inch gauge ride on railway for children and adults. The railways runs for a quarter mile return trip between the Herne Hill Gates and the World Famous Brockwell Lido.
Smarty Paints (6 miles)
We offer a fun day out painting ceramics and pottery. We have a studio cafe based in the Wandsworth/Clapham area. We also do parties, foot and hand prints, kids' activities and classes and commissions/gifts. People of any age are welcome and no artistic skills needed!
Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum (6 miles)
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, with John McEnroe.
Rascals Soft Play (6 miles)
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.
Its a Kids Thing (6 miles)
Its a Kids Thing
Well equipped soft adventure play over two floors for the under 7s, and a host of fun weekly activities for under 5s.
Ridgway Stables (6 miles)
All over 4s welcome for lessons, hacking on Wimbledon Common and the Saturday Club's pony care sessions. The staff are great with nervous types and absolute beginners, the routes are simple, accessible and scenic. What can go wrong?!
Pottery Cafe (7 miles)
Bring the children along to our pottery decorating studio and have fun decorating your own beautiful Emma Bridgewater pottery. If you're not feeling up to painting freehand we have a range of easy to use decorating sponges to help you along, everything from pirates and princesses, to dinosaurs and...
Jurassic Encounter (7 miles)
18 holes of high adventure for brave kids of all ages with water features, cave holes and 9 enormous animatronic dinosaurs! More available for older, serious types too.
Wimbledon Sprinkler Park (7 miles)
Wimbledon Sprinkler Park
Large park with a crazy golf course, 2 adventure playgrounds, water sports centre and beach volleyball, sports facilities and parkland, plus new summer interactive splash pad and sprinkler park!
Adventure Zone (7 miles)
3 storey Adventure Zone facility for children aged 1 – 8 years within the Wandle Recreation Centre.
Chislehurst Caves (7 miles)
Grab a lantern and get ready for an amazing adventure! Your whole family can travel back in time, on an exciting lamp lit tour of the labyrinth that is Chislehurst Caves. Hear tales of Druids, Romans and Saxons; see the Caves Church, Druid Altar, Haunted Pool and a whole lot more!
Oasis Go Kart Track (7 miles)
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.
Jellybugs (7 miles)
Little visitors aged 7 and under are welcome here, they have a colourful 2 story soft play frame and a new toddler soft play area and bouncy castle.
Peckham Pulse (7 miles)
Featuring a colourful indoor play facility split into under and over 4s, featuring all pools, crash mats, obstacle courses and plenty more to entertain, exercise and exhaust the kids!
Surbiton Raceway (7 miles)
has a cool 700m track where you'll get up to 68 mph! Features a Junior Cadet Track for children of 6 years to 11 years old which is available for parties, otherwise from 11 years old.
Adventure Zone (8 miles)
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.
MFA Bowl Lewisham (8 miles)
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!
Beaver Water World (8 miles)
Beaver Water World
An animal rescue centre charity with loads to see and learn about. Quiz sheets available for the kids, plus tours and handling. Reasonably priced and open daily except for Christmas Day.
Once Upon A Time Soft Play (8 miles)
Once Upon A Time Soft Play
Homely soft play venue with a large supply of toys for the children to play with, from musical instruments to play pods plus a WowToys area.
Jungle Island Adventure Golf (8 miles)
Jungle Island Adventure Golf
is a brand new outdoor 18 hole Adventure Golf experience. With a hidden cave, waterfall and raft and an animatronic Gorilla and Snake. Crocodiles lurk in the lake. Jungle themed Childrens parties available.
Suitable for any age and any ability.
Jupiter Jos (8 miles)
Soft Play Centre and CafÃ© with garden area. Open 7 days a week. We have a weekly activity programme and offer a party service so there's never been more ways to have fun here!
Hollywood Bowl Tolworth (8 miles)
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!
Putt in The Park (8 miles)
Putt in The Park
A veritable London Oasis, with a tropical style putting course that looks straight out of Florida: bridges, water features, rockeries and lush landscaping, plus slick and simple green with show off options.
Gambado (8 miles)
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.
Battersea Park Childrens Zoo (8 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.
Thanks for all the great things to do in Croydon 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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