Newham City Farm (1 miles)
Newham City Farm
City Farm with farmyard and rare breed animals plus a play area and a play barn.
Docklands Equestrian Centre (1 miles)
Docklands Equestrian Centre
BHS approved facility offering disabled and able bodied lessons for all ages, plus competitions and children's activities.
Soccer Skills School (1 miles)
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.
East London Gymnastics Club (2 miles)
Air Line Cable Car (2 miles)
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)
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)
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)
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 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.
Aldersbrook Riding School (2 miles)
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 Aquatics Centre (2 miles)
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!
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (2 miles)
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
From playgrounds to 30 piece BMX track, via loads of sports opportunities and go up to the top of the UK's tallest sculpture, they've crammed an amazing amount in the old 2012 games park with space to spare. A great day out in London!
Lee Valley Velopark (2 miles)
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)
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.
Thames Barrier Info and Learning Centre (3 miles)
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)
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!
TeamSport Karting London Docklands (3 miles)
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.
Wet n Wild at Waterfront Leisure Centre (3 miles)
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)
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.
Valentines Mansion and Gardens (3 miles)
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)
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)
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)
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.
Barking Sporthouse (3 miles)
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)
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)
Indoor play centre with play frames for older and younger children, laser tag area, disco room, parties and a cafe.
Brooks Farm (3 miles)
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.
Leyton Leisure Lagoon (3 miles)
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.
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.
Capital Karts (4 miles)
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.
Stepney City Farm (4 miles)
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)
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.
Planetarium at the Royal Observatory (4 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 (4 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!
Cutty Sark Clipper Ship (4 miles)
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.
Namco Funscape Dagenham (4 miles)
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)
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!
Tumble In The Jungle (4 miles)
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)
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)
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.
Lee Valley Ice Rink (4 miles)
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?
Hollywood Bowl Surrey Quays (4 miles)
Hollywood Bowl Surrey Quays
Nice and simple but pretty addictive to play, even the youngest of the group stands a fighting chance or better when you use the ball roller ramps and the pop up gutter bumpers! Plus arcade and diner.
London Fields Lido (4 miles)
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)
Rain or shine your children will love climbing, running, balancing, jumping and sliding on their extensive equipment. New management.
Discovery Planet (4 miles)
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)
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)
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)
All Star Lanes Brick Lane (5 miles)
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.
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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