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Family Days Out near to East London
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High Sports Eastham (< 1 mile)
Eastham
High Sports Eastham Indoor Climbing Centre with opportunities for the smaller climber. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with children
Newham City Farm (1 miles)
Beckton
Newham City Farm City Farm with farmyard and rare breed animals plus a play area and a play barn.
Docklands Equestrian Centre (1 miles)
Beckton
Docklands Equestrian Centre BHS approved facility offering disabled and able bodied lessons for all ages, plus competitions and children's activities.
East London Gymnastics Club (2 miles)
Beckton
East London Gymnastics Club Play gym with 3 level soft play area, trampoline, floor area, beams and bars at this Gymnastics Centre.
Air Line Cable Car (2 miles)
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.
Discover Childrens Story Centre (2 miles)
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.
Wild Kingdom Playspace (2 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.
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.
All Star Lanes Westfield Stratford City (2 miles)
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 Park Light Railway (2 miles)
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.
Aldersbrook Riding School (2 miles)
Chingford
Aldersbrook Riding School BHS approved all weather facility offering lessons for all ages with specific pre school session, plus scenic hacking,
Thames Barrier Info and Learning Centre (3 miles)
Woolwich
Thames Barrier Info and Learning Centre All kinds of environmental events, ranging from river walks and pond dipping, to role-play games such as ‘River of Life’.
British Music Experience (3 miles)
Greenwich
British Music Experience The UK's only interactive museum of popular music. Combining cutting edge audio visual technology with some of the most coveted music memorabilia of all time and the only exhibition where you can select your favourite content and media recordings to keep.
Soccer Skills School (3 miles)
Greenwich
Soccer Skills School A football coaching academy for 3-10 year olds, based at the amazing London Soccer Dome in Greenwich (former venue for the David Beckham Academy) 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.
The Cable Car Spy Mission Treasure Trail (3 miles)
Greenwich
The Cable Car Spy Mission Treasure Trail If you are looking for something new to do with kids then why not try a self-guided, themed Treasure Trail! They offer an imaginative and fun way to explore, and learn about, the great outdoors.
Docklands Light Railway (3 miles)
East London
Docklands Light Railway A day out on the excitingly sophisticated DLR is far from all about trains: hop on and off with a day ticket and visit bundles of great stuff as you travel round and you've got happy kids from start to stop!
Wet n Wild at Waterfront Leisure Centre (3 miles)
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.
Firepower The Royal Artillery Museum (3 miles)
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.
Valentines Mansion and Gardens (3 miles)
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.
Hotshots Bowling (3 miles)
Ilford
Hotshots Bowling Indoor centre providing 10 Pin Bowling, Laser Tag games, a Soft Play area, Pool tables, Air Hockey and cafe all under one roof.
Revolution Karting (3 miles)
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.
Museum of London Docklands (3 miles)
West India Quay
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.
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.
Leyton Leisure Lagoon (3 miles)
East London
Leyton Leisure Lagoon The shape of the pool and exciting activities such as flip n fun, water walkers, water scooters and flume wet play sessions, makes this a great family destination.
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.
Mudchute Park and Farm (3 miles)
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.
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.
Capital Karts (4 miles)
London
Capital Karts Race karts at speeds of up to 45mph on the longest indoor track in the UK for ages 16 and over (12 and older on Sundays.)
Stepney City Farm (4 miles)
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.
Surrey Docks Farm (4 miles)
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.
Cutty Sark Clipper Ship (4 miles)
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.
National Maritime Museum (4 miles)
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!
Planetarium at the Royal Observatory (4 miles)
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.
Namco Funscape Dagenham (4 miles)
Dagenham
Namco Funscape Dagenham Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
Museum of Childhood (4 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.
Tumble In The Jungle (4 miles)
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.
Lee Valley Ice Rink (4 miles)
Leyton
Lee Valley Ice Rink If you have 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 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.
Creative Biscuit Ceramics Cafe (4 miles)
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.
AMF Hollywood Bowl Surrey Quays (4 miles)
London
AMF Hollywood Bowl Surrey Quays Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
London Fields Lido (4 miles)
Hackney
London Fields Lido This fantastic outdoor heated lido was re-opened in October 2006
Kidzmania (4 miles)
Hackney
Kidzmania Rain or shine your children will love climbing, running, balancing, jumping and sliding on their extensive equipment. New management.
Discovery Planet (4 miles)
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.
Hackney City Farm (5 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.
Aldborough Hall Equestrian Centre (5 miles)
Ilford
Aldborough Hall Equestrian Centre BHS approved all weather facility offering lessons from 4 years, menage, Cross Country Fences and Show Jumps. No hacking available.
Fullwell Cross Swimming Pool (5 miles)
Ilford
Fullwell Cross Swimming Pool 1m and 3m springboards and 5m platform available for special sessions, plus large swimming and teaching pools.
All Star Lanes Brick Lane (5 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.
Waltham Forest Pool and Track (5 miles)
Walthamstow
Waltham Forest Pool and Track Main pool, teaching pool, and diving pool with 1m and 3m springboards and 5m platform. Learning creche and indoor play area also on site.
Team Sport Tower Bridge (5 miles)
Bermondsey
Team Sport Tower Bridge Hair raising bends and elevated flyovers for you to push your Karting skills to the limit. It's their latest, most hi tech track with super charged electric eco karts, with no junior options: over 12s only!
St Katherine Docks Treasure Trail (5 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.

Thanks for all the great things to do in East London 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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