Beaver Water World (3 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.
Orpington Palace Superbowl (4 miles)
Orpington 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!
Walnuts Leisure Centre (4 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.
West Wickham Leisure Centre (5 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!
Tandridge Leisure Centre (5 miles)
Tandridge Leisure Centre
Superb family destination for a swim in a fun and safe environment. 25m fitness pool and a lagoon pool with wave rides, water cannons and mushroom fountain, plus an inflatable and a 70m slide!
Chartwell Home of Churchill (6 miles)
Chartwell Home of Churchill
Discover Sir Winston's own paintings in his fascinating studio, have a picnic near the adventure playground, build a den with their stick stacks, enjoy family trails and visit their working kitchen garden with bees and chickens!
Antics (6 miles)
Bright, colourful and fun indoors and out, a social hotspot where the kids can exhaust themselves and the mums can do the opposite!
Chislehurst Caves (6 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!
Lullingstone Castle and World Garden (6 miles)
Lullingstone Castle and World Garden
A full day's worth of ambling pleasure between the castle and the fabulous gardens. Probably best for less boisterous kids, it is a visual delight and an excellent learning opportunity.
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!
Eagle Heights (6 miles)
A small animal park based in the beautiful Darent Valley, near Brands Hatch in Kent. There are over 100 Birds of Prey to see, plus Reptile House, Meerkats, Otters, Goats, Donkey, Pony, Pigs and much more. Playarea, Gift Shop and Tearoom. Free Parking. Experience Days available.
White Oak Leisure Centre (7 miles)
White Oak Leisure Centre
With 2 super cool flume rides plus inflatable lazy river, diving boards up to 5m, teaching pool and then soft play and sports facilities, this is a full day out waiting to happen!
Treasure Island Soft Play (7 miles)
Treasure Island Soft Play
Under 12s can enjoy high octane fun with soft play, slides, bridges, ramps, ball pool and much more as they work their way through the treasure island funscape.
Knole Park (7 miles)
is a historic house and medieval deer park, a landscape hardly touched for hundreds of years. With a large number of free attractions on offer, including the Visitor Centre, Park Experience room, several exhibitions and the entire deer park, a visit to Knole makes for a wonderful, fun and affordable day!
Kelsey Park and Minigolf Course (7 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.
Quasar Elite Bromley (7 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!
Swanley New Barn Railway (8 miles)
Swanley New Barn Railway
is a miniature railway in Swanley Park giving rides over a ½ mile of track. The park itself contains: Paddling pool; Water jets; Family Boating Lake; Kiddies' electric bikes; Sand pit play area; Large playground and Cafe. These attractions have independent opening times.
Swanley Park (8 miles)
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.
Skaterham (8 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.
Crazy Barn Indoor Soft Play Centre (8 miles)
Crazy Barn Indoor Soft Play Centre
3 sections according to age groups, Baby, Toddler and Junior Zones. Features include Ball Pond, Soft Play areas, Multiple level Play Frame, Helter Skelter, a large 4 lane Slide, Punch Bags etc.
Lost Island Encounter (8 miles)
Lost Island Encounter
36 hole adventure golf with thrilling gameplay and massive features including animatronic dinosaurs and whopping water hazards! Serious fun with additional options for older more experienced types too.
The Spa at Beckenham (8 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.
Manic Monsters (8 miles)
Indoor play centre, big kid’s frame, with lots of slides and tunnels, climbing wall, go karts, football/basket ball area, plus toddler frame and toddler kart track. Great restaurant facilities, great seating area and wifi.
The Arc (8 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!
River Hill Himalayan Gardens (8 miles)
River Hill Himalayan Gardens
Discover the Everest trail in this magical, listed garden with incredible views across the Weald of Kent. Let your Little Sherpas' imaginations run wild in our new Himalayan Hideout, spend time building dens together, lose yourself in the Himalayan maze and perhaps even spot the elusive Yeti!
Godstone Farm (8 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!
Get Fired (8 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.
Kidspace Croydon (8 miles)
is a magical, award winning indoor adventure park. There's something for everyone, including adults! A fantastic day out for all the family!
Crafty Wizards World (9 miles)
Crafty Wizards World
We offer a stimulating, stylish and creative environment and caring staff that will cater for your every need. From soft play to specialised early years activities, we really do have it all!
Tenpin Croydon (9 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!
Hever Castle and Gardens (10 miles)
Hever Castle and Gardens
Loads to do for kids including adventure playground, dry and wet water maze! Miniture model houses exhibition and costumed figures. Castle audio tour in children's English available too!
Danson Splash Park (10 miles)
Danson Splash Park
Wet and dry play areas with interactive water features and adventure playground combination features! Safe perimeter fencing and good facilities within a popular public park that's free to visit!
Chiddingstone Castle (10 miles)
A unique castle where families can discover ancient artefacts from Egyptian, Buddhist, Japanese, Jacobean and Stuart history. See real Japanese armour, samurai swords, a mummified cat and much more! Try on period costumes and enjoy arts and crafts activities as well as themed activity days throughout the year.
Riding Farm Equestrian Centre (10 miles)
Riding Farm Equestrian Centre
BHS approved facilities for schooling, jumping, and hacking with lessons available from 4 years plus, and private lead rein lessons for 3 year olds. Variety of well mannered mounts to choose from. Located in the heart of beautiful Kent countryside.
Tenpin Bexleyheath (10 miles)
is a bowling centre located in the Royale Leisure Park near Park Royal. We have 28 modern fully computerised lanes, 6 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.
Horniman Museum and Gardens (10 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!
Go Bananas (10 miles)
Offers indoor and outdoor play frames and equipment, plus dedicated toddler zone. Other outdoor activities include Banana Balls (zorbing), pedal kart track and golf buggies!
Trial a Bite Rock and Fossil Tours (10 miles)
Trial a Bite Rock and Fossil Tours
Guided rock and fossil hunting trips at venues Kent and Sussex. Like exploring the outdoors? Want to try something different at the seaside? Fascinated by dinosaurs and pre-historic plant and animal life? Always wanted to have a go at fossil hunting?
MFA Bowl Lewisham (10 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!
Ride the Hill (11 miles)
Ride the Hill
As one of the Worlds top Mountainboard Centres, we have something for everyone, and a lift to take you back for more!!! And for the non-riders the lakeside location and nearby farm shop and plant centre make it an ideal place to while away a couple of hours.
Belair Park (11 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!
Penshurst Place and Gardens (11 miles)
Penshurst Place and Gardens
Something to offer all the family with the recreation of historic events, craft activities, seasonal children's gardens trails, adventure playground and nearly seven centuries of history all in one place!
Greenwich Park (11 miles)
One of the Royal Parks, boasting over 180 acres of grassland, the observatory and a children's adventure playground.
The British Wildlife Centre (11 miles)
The British Wildlife Centre
A peaceful, relaxing place to see and learn about Britain's wonderful wildlife, from tiny harvest mice to magnificent red deer and everything in between! Over forty different native species are displayed in natural surroundings.
Outwood Windmill (11 miles)
is the oldest windmill in Britain which is still working. The windmill has limited opening availability. The windmill is surrounded by National Trust common land and woods, where nature walks and picnics can be enjoyed.
Planetarium at the Royal Observatory (12 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 (12 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!
David Weir Leisure Centre (12 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.
Adventureland and Youth Gym (12 miles)
Adventureland and Youth Gym
A small, specially designed indoor area for children 6 years and under, with slides, tubes and swing areas to keep children entertained. Swimming and a gym specifically for 11 to 15 year olds also here!
Belvedere Splash Park (12 miles)
Belvedere Splash Park
Apparently the largest free access public wet play park in the United Kingdom. Children can paddle in a lagoon surrounding a desert island and play on a huge safety surfaced beach equipped with water sprinklers, showers, bubble jets and sprays.
Thanks for all the great things to do in Cudham 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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