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St James Park (9 miles)
St James Park
One of the Royal Parks offers a children's adventure play area, a way marked royal history walk and great cycle and hike routes.
Potter Platform at Kings Cross Station (9 miles)
Potter Platform at Kings Cross Station
One for particular Potter-heads only, as it's essentially a photo opportunity with no features, but has a fantastic themed shop adjacent well worth your perusal!
Ripleys Believe Or Not (9 miles)
Ripleys Believe Or Not
Be prepared to have your mind repeatedly blown! Collections of utterly amazing natural, artistic and cultural wonders from all around the globe and many periods in history alongside the super modern.
Granary Square Water Feature (9 miles)
Granary Square Water Feature
Modern tourist green space set around a working historic barge canal and featuring 1000 lit and choreographed water jets, surrounded by historic buildings and playing host to exotic street food markets.
Arsenal Emirates Stadium Tour (9 miles)
Highbury and Islington
Arsenal Emirates Stadium Tour
has become one of London's most exciting tourist attractions and is a must for every football fan! Take a look behind the scenes at one of the world's most spectacular football stadiums and get a sense of what the Arsenal stars feel like on a matchday.
Curious About Trafalgar Square (9 miles)
Curious About Trafalgar Square
Discover the area around Trafalgar Square in a novel way: two treasure hunt style walks to keep all the whole family involved and intrigued, hunting for clues, matching pictures and reading facts and tales. Buy or download the booklet then explore at your leisure.
The Guards Museum (9 miles)
The Guards Museum
Learn about the five regiments of Her Majesty’s Foot Guards in this great little museum. Museum trail to follow, with hidden objects to find. Lots of medals and uniforms to check out. Free entry for kids under 16.
Westminster Cathedral (9 miles)
Explore the awesome tower 210 feet above the street, discover the genuine treasure trove and amazing artworks and sculptures. Welcoming to respectful families of all faiths, free to visit excluding the Treasures Exhibition.
Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology (10 miles)
Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology
Learn about the history of life in the Nile Valley from prehistory through to the Islamic period. Thousands of objects to look through including ancient papyrus and carvings. Free to visit.
Rowans Tenpin Bowl (10 miles)
Rowans Tenpin Bowl
There's nothing quite like Rowans for 10-pin bowling and great fun family days out
with the kids. Two floors of entertainment featuring 24 fully air conditioned bowling lanes plus 14
pool tables, amusement arcades and giant overhead sports screens.
Kings Cross Bathing Pond (10 miles)
Kings Cross Bathing Pond
The UK's first manmade freshwater bathing pond is now open! Filtered and purified by plants and totally chemical free it's perfect for adventurers with sensitive skin and comes with lockers, loos and changing facilities. Book up to 2 weeks ahead!
Grant Museum of Zoology (10 miles)
Grant Museum of Zoology
Visit the only remaining university zoological museum in London, with around 67,000 samples covering the whole animal kingdom, including lots of skeletons. Free to visit.
Finsbury Park (10 miles)
New facilities in the recent revamp of this iconic park include an enclosed, dog free play area with an exciting water feature designed by children, for children, plus a skate park.
Wellcome Collection (10 miles)
A free museum that explores what is means to be human plus the connection between life, medicine and art. Plenty of interactive displays to enjoy on a variety of subjects.
Royal Academy of Arts (10 miles)
Royal Academy of Arts
offers a well rounded educational art experience: world class collections, family based events and practical workshops, Art Detectives Family Trail and great facilities. Very welcoming!
Sobell Leisure Centre (10 miles)
Highbury and Islington
Sobell Leisure Centre
Multi level adventure play for under 10s, but the centre also features ice skating, trampolining, climbing wall and great range of sports facilities. Terrific for families with multiple age ranges to accommodate!
The Queens Gallery (10 miles)
The Queens Gallery
Iconic gallery laden with artistic treasures, really welcoming of families and those with special needs. Visit a mock Georgian coffeehouse, pick up a Family Activity Pack, and listen to a story from the talking hats!
Buckingham Palace (10 miles)
- the official London residence of Her Majesty The Queen and serves as both home and office. Use the special family audio guide to explore the Palace and then answer quizzes whilst following our garden activity trail. Great idea for things to do in London with kids.
Hamleys (10 miles)
An iconic flagship toy store that has developed an international reputation for its magical atmosphere and spectacular window displays. Activities in the holidays as well as tours around the store available.
Eagle Heights (10 miles)
A small animal park based in the beautiful Darent Valley, near Brands Hatch in Kent. There are over 100 Birds of Prey to see, plus Reptile House, Meerkats, Otters, Goats, Donkey, Pony, Pigs and much more. Playarea, Gift Shop and Tearoom. Free Parking. Experience Days available.
Green Park (10 miles)
One of the Royal Parks, less child friendly than the others with no kids' features, but plenty of pleasingly landscaped space for traditional outdoor games, exploration and picnicking. Open all year, and free to visit.
Thames Chase Visitor Centre (10 miles)
Thames Chase Visitor Centre
Set in a vast and unique community space, the visitor centre at it's heart offers three children's play areas, family rambles, plus a great range of events, workshops and other entertainments.
Sunday Stroll Skating (10 miles)
Hyde Park Corner
Sunday Stroll Skating
A free, mass skate every Sunday, which is designed for beginner skaters and families!
Grangewater Outdoor Education Centre (10 miles)
Grangewater Outdoor Education Centre
Wet or dry or a combination of both just let them know what kind of activities you would like to try and they will put them together for you. It certainly beats shopping!
The Royal Mews (10 miles)
The Royal Mews
One of the finest working stables in existence, the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace houses the State vehicles used for official engagements and provides a unique insight into the department of the Royal Household that provides transport by road for The Queen and other members of the Royal Family.
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium Tour (10 miles)
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium Tour
Explore all the key parts of the club and grounds with a professional tour guide and see behind the scenes whilst hearing fascinating anecdotes and black and white videos of when Spurs were good.
Streatham Ice Rink (10 miles)
Streatham Ice Rink
Hit their cool 60 x 30m ice pad for public sessions or professional lessons in ice hockey, ice dancing and figure skating! Plus disco sessions too; full skate hire available.
Battersea Park Childrens Zoo (10 miles)
Battersea Park Childrens Zoo
invites you to check on the monkeys, crawl down the tunnel to see the meerkats, talk to the parrots and mynah birds, on to the farm to say hello to the goats, donkeys, pigs, emus etc. Playground which includes climbing frames, large sandpit with water toys, swings and roundabouts etc.
Beacon Wood Country Park (10 miles)
Beacon Wood Country Park
Ideal territory for hunting mini beasts, including green woodpeckers, sparrow hawks, foxs, squirrels, butterflies and colourful dragonflies! A naturally wild day out!
Saatchi Gallery (10 miles)
is geared towards introducing a younger audience of art students and enthusiasts to contemporary art. Come and discover the most innovative in contemporary art for free.
Essex Fire Museum (10 miles)
Essex Fire Museum
A fascinating look into the history of Essex Fire Service with historic engines, uniforms, equipment and photos. Try on different helmets, have a go on the water hose and if you are lucky, climb aboard an engine!
Grays Beach Riverside Park (10 miles)
Grays Beach Riverside Park
Great play equipment like their giant sand pit, adventure trail, aerial slide and the famous Grays Beach play galleon are open all year round and during the summer months there's a whole treasure trove of activities, competitions and special events.
TeamSport Indoor Karting North London (10 miles)
TeamSport Indoor Karting North London
Indoor go karting to keep the family active and find out who’s the fastest of them all? Our adrenaline-fuelled events are everything you need to experience a family day out on this awesome 400m circuit.
Madame Tussauds (10 miles)
Filled with 14 exciting, interactive zones and the new Star Wars Legends experience, this iconic attraction combines glitz and glamour with incredible history with over 300 wax figures. Good idea if you're looking for fun things to do in London with kids!
Lullingstone Castle and World Garden (10 miles)
Lullingstone Castle and World Garden
Outdoor play and learning with so much to see, smell and touch in the World Garden. Older children better known as intrepid plant hunters can take our Plant Hunter Quiz challenge and little ones enjoy the new mirror garden!
Timbuk2 (10 miles)
Indoor play centre for children with a baby area, an under 3s area, an over 3s area and a football and basketball area.
Adventure Zone (11 miles)
2 storey Adventure Zone facility for children aged 1 – 8 years within the Latchmere Leisure Centre where there is also a main and teaching pool if you fancy a splash.
London Zoo (11 miles)
Over 720 species including some of the world’s most impressive and inspiring animals. Enjoy interactive, immersive exhibits the family can explore together including Rainforest Life, Gorilla Kingdom featuring their newest addition Kumbuka the silverback, and the popular Animal Adventure Children's...
Treetops (11 miles)
Multi-layered soft play centre for children within Talacre Community Sports Centre. A colourful, exciting, entertaining and educational space, all in one.
The Regents Park (11 miles)
The Regents Park
One of the Royal Parks, offering iconic landscaping, children's boating lake with pedalos, refurbished play areas and London's largest Rose Garden. Outdoor activities and events throughout the year, plus London Zoo, and an Open Air Theatre! Loads!
Hyde Park (11 miles)
One of London's iconic parklands, the activities on offer include lido and paddling pools; row, pedal boats and the UK's first Solarshuttle and fantastic cycling routes - great idea if you're looking for fun things to do in London with kids!
Archway Leisure Centre (11 miles)
Archway Leisure Centre
Free form leisure pool with a sloping beach and water kept at a tropical 30 degrees. There are a flume, two spa pools, a river run, water jets and wave machine.
Thurrock Museum (11 miles)
Learn about 250,000 years of Thurrock's past through their fascinating displays and extensive ranges of locally discovered artefacts.
Kentish Town City Farm (11 miles)
Kentish Town City Farm
City Farm with lots of hands-on farming activities to get stuck in to plus events and activities held regularly to encourage volunteers and help fund this charity project.
Pottery Cafe (11 miles)
Bring the children along to our pottery decorating studio and have fun decorating your own beautiful Emma Bridgewater pottery. If you're not feeling up to painting freehand we have a range of easy to use decorating sponges to help you along, everything from pirates and princesses, to dinosaurs and...
Victoria and Albert Museum (11 miles)
Victoria and Albert Museum
has lots of exciting events and activities for families every holiday and many weekends. Activities are free and most do not need to be booked, which means you can stay for as long or as short a time as you like. One of the Top 10 London Tourist Attractions
Parliament Hill Lido (11 miles)
Parliament Hill Lido
Lovely Art Deco outdoor, unheated pool, with paddling pool for under 5s, plus hot showers. Open all year (if you’re brave enough!), lovely in summer but it can get pretty chilly at other times so bring your wetsuit!
Science Museum (11 miles)
Catch a 3D movie, jump on a simulator, visit an exhibition, and encounter the past, present and future of technology in 7 floors of galleries! One of the Top 10 London Tourist Attractions!
Kidz Adventure Zone (11 miles)
Kidz Adventure Zone
Awesome play frame, made to excite and entertain 21st century kids in an air conditioned atmosphere, with a separate baby and toddler areas for safe play for younger children.
Lee Valley Athletics Centre (11 miles)
Lee Valley Athletics Centre
Athletics is fun, everyone can do it and it's a great way to keep fit! Take part in after school classes and school holiday programmes and be trained by experienced coaches.
Thanks for all the great things to do in Plumstead 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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