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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.
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 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 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.
Old Royal Naval College A fascinating maritime history of some truly great achievements: ideal for curious kids and historically minded mentors.
Greenwich Park One of the Royal Parks, boasting over 180 acres of grassland, the observatory and a children's adventure playground.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
TeamSport Indoor Karting Tower Bridge This one’s for the big kids, or adults alike as our charged up electric track in the centre of London awaits you. Boasting two floors and 400m of circuit, ages 12 and older can enjoy our fastest karts.
Peckham Pulse Featuring a colourful indoor play facility split into under and over 4s, featuring all pools, crash mats, obstacle courses and plenty more to excite, exercise and exhaust the kids!
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.
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.
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.
Design Museum Museum dedicated to contemporary design in all its forms. Family friendly with free Family Trail to follow, plus plenty of chances to get creative with the kids. Brilliant varied calendar of exhibitions, activities and events to enjoy throughout the year.
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.
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.
Newham City Farm City Farm with farmyard and rare breed animals plus a play area and a play barn.
Tower Bridge Exhibition From the depths of the Engine Rooms up to the lofty heights of the new glass bottomed walkways, this is an iconic London experience few kids would forget! Plus guided tours, photographic exhibition and animated displays.
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.
Tower of London Today the Tower of London is one of the world's most famous and spectacular fortresses. Discover its history as a royal palace and fortress, prison and place of execution, mint, arsenal, menagerie and jewel house. New Wall Walk for 2014!
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!
The St Katherine Docks Treasure Trail Solve the clues on a treasure hunt with this self guided themed Treasure Trail around St Katherine Docks. There’s more to London than first meets the eye!
HMS Belfast Tells the stories of life on board this warship during the Second World War and beyond. Explore the interactive Operations Room, hear veterans’ stories in the Life at Sea exhibition, and immerse yourself in the midst of a battle in the Gun Turret Experience.
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.
The View from The Shard Offering stunning panoramic views up to 40 miles across the capital, with flexi timed tickets, step-free option, bonus bus tour and free return tickets in the event of bad weather. Handy!
Muggle Tours Come and visit many of the stops around London that either inspired Rowling or appeared in the films, including Grimmauld Place! Fun for over 7s, taking around 2 hours.
London Bridge Experience - and The London Tombs are two horrific and gruesome London tourist attractions not to be missed. Good idea for fun things to do in London for kids - older kids that is!
East London Gymnastics Club Play gym with 3 level soft play area, trampoline, floor area, beams and bars at this Gymnastics Centre.
The Monument Standing 202 feet high, the Monument is the tallest isolated stone column in the world. Climb the 311 steps to the balcony at the top and be rewarded with breathtaking views of the City, and a certificate of achievement!
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!
The Golden Hinde is a full-sized reconstruction of Sir Francis Drake’s famous Tudor galleon, Golden Hinde, on which visitors have a unique opportunity to learn more about British Maritime History.
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.
Elephant and Castle
London 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!
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.
City of London
Bank of England Museum This highly interactive Museum traces the history of the Bank of England since 1694 to the present day. There’s something for everyone, with attractions including activity sheets for children of all ages, banknote jigsaws, a roller ball game, touch screens and the opportunity for some safe cracking!
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.
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!
Shakespeares Globe Exhibition and Tour a faithful reconstruction of the Elizabethan playhouse. Throughout the year, a fascinating guided tour of the theatre is included in your visit to Shakespeare's Globe Exhibition, bringing this extraordinary space to life. Great idea for a fun family day out in London.
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!
Tate Modern is the most popular gallery of modern art in the world. Located on the Thames, it is a landmark site for everyone visiting London. But did you know that it is not only child friendly but encourages families and children to visit with free activities and art trails? Plus interactive multimedia experiences and...
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.
Thanks for all the great things to do in Greenwich 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
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