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Things To Do & Days Out near East London

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Beckton
Newham City Farm City Farm with farmyard and rare breed animals plus a play area and a play barn.
Beckton
Docklands Equestrian Centre BHS approved facility offering disabled and able bodied lessons for all ages, plus competitions and children's activities like Pony Club! RDA qualified too.
London
Soccer Skills School A football coaching academy for 3 to 10 year olds at the amazing London Soccer Dome hosting 2x indoor 3G Astroturf pitches with top training facilities and fully qualified coaches, in a safe and secure soccer school environment for boys and girls.
Beckton
East London Gymnastics Club Play gym with 3 level soft play area, trampoline, floor area, beams and bars at this Gymnastics Centre.
Greenwich
Air Line Cable Car Enjoy regal views of London in the new cable cars flying at up to 90 metres above the Thames! The journey is less than ten minutes so perfect for even the smallest sightseer.
Stratford
Discover Childrens Story Centre Focused on story building and imagination, children can follow a story trail in the indoor exhibition or venture outside into the story garden.
The Idol (2 miles)
Barking
The Idol is a fantastically unusual black and white adventure play feature combining the ideas of a super robot with an ancient monument… there are labyrinthine chambers, a drop slide, balls and you can look out of his giant eyes!
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.
Cookies Island (2 miles)
Beckton
Cookies Island Mini and full size play areas with safe but exciting apparatus all in a clean and well maintained desert island themed environment.
Westfield Stratford City
All Star Lanes Westfield Stratford City Small and friendly bowling alley with fourteen lanes, some of which are bookable in advance. Extra light bowling balls; Bowling ramps; Bowling bumpers and Kids' party menu available.
Barking
Barking Park Light Railway Delightful 7.25 inch gauge trains take you on a journey just under 1 quarter mile from Park Gates Station to Lakeside Halt. A lovely way to explore the park. Open weekends and Bank Holidays between April and September, inclusive.
Chingford
Aldersbrook Riding School BHS approved all weather facility offering lessons for all ages with specific pre school session, plus scenic hacking, Grooming and Riding Competitions, Own-A-Pony Days, special Picnic Hacks and even live horse theatre! Yes really!
London
London Aquatics Centre offers a 50m main and 25m training pool with family float play and swim session, awesome Aqua Splash inflatable assault course and Extreme version too!
London
The Slide at the ArcelorMittal Orbit is Britain's largest sculpture and one of London's latest must-see attractions... with views across the city and lots to explore and learn; everyone in the family will have a memorable visit... Plus, more fun will arrive soon with the addition of the world's tallest tube slide!!!
London
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park From Tumbling Bay playground to a 30 piece BMX track, via loads of sports opportunities and climbing the UK's tallest sculpture, there's an amazing amount in the old 2012 games park plus amazing new slide top to bottom of the Orbit! Eek!
Hackney
Lee Valley VeloPark Tasters, training, lessons and free styling for fit folk over 7 years and above 4ft 2in tall. Generally bike and helmets are provided and you can try mountain biking, BMXing, road racing, track sessions and more!
Up at the O2 (2 miles)
London
Up at the O2 Offering daytime, sunset and nighttime climbs up the outside of the O2 for amazing views and serious thrills! For over 10s.
Woolwich
Thames Barrier Info and Learning Centre A chance to learn about one of the largest movable flood barriers in the world! Discover how the Thames barrier protects London from flooding, and its history through an exhibition that includes a working model of one of the gates.
Bunker 51 (3 miles)
Greenwich
Bunker 51 Outstanding laser tag arena housed in a genuine cold war bunker! This zero contact war game played with infra red equipment does not get more realistic than this underground delight, and there's a go kart track on top of it too!
Charlton
TeamSport Karting London Docklands A go karting track with a difference as the whole family can enjoy 800m of high octane fun. With our longest tarmac circuit, this track allows drivers of all abilities to hone their karting skills.
Woolwich
Wet n Wild at Waterfront Leisure Centre The leisure pool has a 65m snake slide, wave machine, waterfall, volcano, water jets and five lane waterslide! Standard swimming facilities also available.
Woolwich
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.
Ilford
Valentines Mansion and Gardens Country house and gardens with recreated period rooms including Victorian kitchen and a dedicated Family Room. Enjoy the house and gardens through special trails and borrow a free backpack to explore the mansion and outdoors. Special events run throughout the year. Limited opening times.
Tower Hamlets
Revolution Karting Their Cadet Club runs on a minimum height requirement which is 1.5m or 5ft. This runs every Sunday over lunchtime and allows progression.
Docklands
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.
Dagenham
Barking Sporthouse Offers a huge skatepark broken into beginner, street and bowl zones; plus the Climb Zone features 10 crazy climbing challenges in cool themes and a parabolic drop slide! Serious fun!
Victoria Park (3 miles)
Tower Hamlets
Victoria Park 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. Splash pool open during the summer.
Tiger Cubz (3 miles)
Thamesmead
Tiger Cubz Indoor play centre with play frames for older and younger children, laser tag area, disco room, parties and a cafe.
Brooks Farm (3 miles)
Waltham Forest
Brooks Farm 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.
East London
Leyton Leisure Lagoon is a leisure centre with 2 pools, flume and Aquaplay zone as well as multi-use studios for soft play and parties.
Capital Karts (3 miles)
London
Capital Karts Race karts at speeds of up to 45mph on the longest indoor track in London for ages 16 and over (12 and older on Sundays). Full safety equipment supplied plus safety briefing before you start.
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
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.
London
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.
Greenwich
Old Royal Naval College A fascinating maritime history of some truly great achievements: ideal for curious kids and historically minded mentors.
Greenwich
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.
Greenwich
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!
Greenwich
Cutty Sark Clipper Ship The world's last remaining tea clipper and a symbol of adventure, of bravery and the romance of sail. Children can try on Victorian costumes and read from nautical stories as they explore.
Dagenham
Namco Funscape Dagenham Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
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 children of all ages: a great London family day out!
Walthamstow
Tumble In The Jungle A Jungle adventure for children big and small, allow them to let off steam, make new friends and explore our exiting Jungle themed soft play area.
Greenwich Park (4 miles)
Greenwich
Greenwich Park One of the Royal Parks, boasting over 180 acres of grassland, the observatory and a children's adventure playground.
South Woodford
Creative Biscuit Ceramics Cafe is a paint your own ceramics cafe where children can create their own masterpieces. Customise pottery from plates and mugs to cake stands and fairies to make your home a prettier place or capture your little ones hand and footprints.
London
Laser Tag Star Command After years of confrontation, Federation Troopers and Alliance Commandos come together in a final battle to win control of the sector's primary hub Star Command! Laser Tag is a fun, fast paced, team game that is great for all ages.
Leyton
Lee Valley Ice Rink If you've been ice skating before, you'll know its one of the coolest ways to enjoy yourself. If you haven't, what are you waiting for?
Greenwich
Greenwich Cable Car Treasure Trail Take to the skies in London’s cable car across the Thames to explore and solve clues on both sides of the river. Great fun for all the family as you seek to crack the code on this spy themed Trail.
Hackney
London Fields Lido A 50m heated open air pool welcoming bathers of all ages to this Hackney oasis! There are loads of session types and dedicated lanes, so everyone has a time set aside for them. Lovely!
Kidzmania (4 miles)
Hackney
Kidzmania Rain or shine your children will love climbing, running, balancing, jumping and sliding on their extensive equipment. New management.
Surrey Quays
Discovery Planet Custom designed indoor adventure soft play in the middle of the shopping centre, full of classic fun features from balls and slides to tunnels and cargo nets, with a dedicated toddler section.
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.
At Day Out With The Kids, we've tried to put together as many great family days out & things to do with kids in East London as possible, especially those that are affordable for everyone. Popular attractions include Newham City Farm and Docklands Equestrian Centre, although there are many more to discover. If you've been on a fun day out in the area you'd like to share, please contact us so other families visiting East London can enjoy it too!

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