Cutty Sark Clipper Ship (< 1 mile)
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 (< 1 mile)
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 (< 1 mile)
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 Park (< 1 mile)
One of the Royal Parks, boasting over 180 acres of grassland, the observatory and a children's adventure playground.
Mudchute Park and Farm (< 1 mile)
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.
1st Bowl Lewisham (1 miles)
1st Bowl Lewisham
Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
Soccer Skills School (2 miles)
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.
British Music Experience (2 miles)
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.
Surrey Docks Farm (2 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.
AMF Hollywood Bowl Surrey Quays (2 miles)
Discovery Planet (2 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.
Docklands Light Railway (2 miles)
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!
Museum of London Docklands (2 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.
Thames Barrier Info and Learning Centre (2 miles)
Team Sport Tower Bridge (2 miles)
Team Sport Tower Bridge
The thrills and spills of this track are enough to keep anyone satisfied; it possesses hair-raising bends and elevated flyovers for you to push your Karting skills to the limit. The best Go Karting Track London has to offer and it's waiting for you to come and try it out. It's their latest, most hi-tech track...
Air Line Cable Car (3 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.
Peckham Pulse (3 miles)
Featuring a colourful indoor play facility split into under and over 4s, featuring all pools, crash mats, obstacle courses and plenty more to entertain, exercise and exhaust the kids!
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.
Stepney City Farm (3 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.
Design Museum (3 miles)
All family visitors to the the Design Museum get an Explore Design Museum Family Trail featuring The Thinkerer. With the help of The Thinkerer kids, and adults, can get the most from their visit to the museum.
Wild Kingdom Playspace (3 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.
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.
A Complete History of London Show (3 miles)
A Complete History of London Show
Is an hour filled with information about London’s history brought in a very accessible and comical manner. Fun characters such as Dick Wittington’s Cat and not-so-clever Roman Builders make appearances and you and your kids will leave knowing more about London than you ever imagined.
Tower Bridge Exhibition (3 miles)
Tower Bridge Exhibition
Learn all about the bridge and the history behind it while inside the famous bridge and enjoy the great panoramic views from the walkways high above the river Thames. A great kids day out in London
Newham City Farm (3 miles)
Newham City Farm
City Farm with farmyard and rare breed animals plus a play area and a play barn.
Horniman Museum and Gardens (3 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 fascinating and fantastic experience.
Tower of London (3 miles)
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.
Holland Park Adventure Playground (3 miles)
Holland Park Adventure Playground
This great adventure playground has swings, aerial runway, mini climbing wall, climbing frames. Next to the adventure playground is an enclosed play area for little ones plus sports area.
St Katherine Docks Treasure Trail (4 miles)
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.
HMS Belfast (4 miles)
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.
London Bridge Experience (4 miles)
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 (4 miles)
The Monument (4 miles)
Standing 202 feet high, the Monument is the tallest isolated stone column in the world. If you climb the 311 steps to the balcony at the top you are rewarded with breath-taking views of the City, as well as a certificate of achievement.
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 both adults and children of all ages. A great London family day out.
All Star Lanes Brick Lane (4 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.
The Golden Hinde (4 miles)
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.
London Palace Superbowl (4 miles)
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!
Bank of England Museum (4 miles)
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 (4 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.
Victoria Park (4 miles)
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.
Shakespeares Globe Exhibition and Tour (4 miles)
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.
Tate Modern (4 miles)
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...
Belair Park (4 miles)
Facilities include four tennis courts, a skate park, a play area, a lake, sports pitches and a wildlife area.
Docklands Equestrian Centre (4 miles)
Docklands Equestrian Centre
BHS approved facility offering disabled and able bodied lessons for all ages, plus competitions and children's activities.
Hackney City Farm (4 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.
All Star Lanes Westfield Stratford City (4 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.
Crazy Chimps (4 miles)
An exciting but safe indoor play house top modern equipment available, including soft slow moving and educational play equipment, offering a space for children AND adults to explore, play and bond.
St Paul's Cathedral (5 miles)
St Paul's Cathedral
This is where people and events of overwhelming importance to the country have been celebrated, mourned and commemorated. Visit Nelson's Tomb, test the unique acoustics of Whispering Gallery and climb up to the Golden Gallery to enjoy a panoramic view of London that is second to none.
Museum of London (5 miles)
Museum of London
Explore one of the world's largest urban history museums knowing the kids are as interested as you are, thanks to the Under 5s' Explorer Bags, 4 to 11s' Family Activity Bags, and over 10s may borrow an ipad to join an interactive gallery adventure.
Brockwell Lido (5 miles)
The heated Olympic size 50 metre outdoor pool is surrounded by a superb Grade II listed art deco building also housing a state-of-the-art gym and studios.
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
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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