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.
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.
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.
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.
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 mass skate every Sunday, which is designed for beginner skaters and kids accompanied by an adult, where the music is vetted to ensure no profanity or adult content appears (unlike the Friday Night Skate).
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.
Bedfords Park Visitor Centre (10 miles)
Havering atte Bower
Bedfords Park Visitor Centre
Offers visitors a really warm welcome and the opportunity to find out about the wildlife within the 215 acre park, which includes many valuable species rich habitats - so take your magnifying glass and sketchbook or camera for the kids to identify mini beasts!
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.
The Regents Park (10 miles)
The Regents Park
One of the Royal Parks offering iconic landscaping, boating lake with pedalo hire, natural wildlife garden and London's largest Rose Garden.
Lullingstone Castle and World Garden (10 miles)
Lullingstone Castle and World Garden
A full day's worth of ambling pleasure between the castle and the fabulous gardens. Probably best for less boisterous kids, it is a visual delight and an excellent learning opportunity.
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.
Madame Tussauds (10 miles)
Filled with 14 exciting, interactive zones and the new Marvel Super Heroes 4D movie 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.
London Waterbus Canal Trips (10 miles)
London Waterbus Canal Trips
Trips of varying length on traditional canal narrow boats, three with Historic Ship Certificates, and all with weather protection and large opening windows for sunny days.
Team Sport North London (10 miles)
Team Sport North London
From ages 8 upwards kids' sessions and parties are a fantastic chance for kids to get behind the wheel! Kids are fully briefed and taught how to handle their specially adapted kart before they even touch the circuit. Safety first. But immense fun second!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Smarty Paints (11 miles)
We offer a fun day out painting ceramics and pottery. We have a studio cafe based in the Wandsworth/Clapham area. We also do parties, foot & hand prints, kidâÂÂs activities & classes and commissions/gifts. People of any age are welcome and no artistic skills needed!
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...
Parliament Hill Lido (11 miles)
Parliament Hill Lido
A 60 x 27 metre uncovered, unheated swimming pool at Parliament Hill, near the adults' swimming ponds.
Hyde Park (11 miles)
One of London's iconic parklands, the activities on offer include lido and paddling pools, rowing and pedal boats available plus the UK's first Solarshuttle and fantastic cycling routes - good idea if you're looking for fun things to do in London with kids.
Princess Diana Memorial Playground (11 miles)
Princess Diana Memorial Playground
Kids love to play, explore, dash about, and let their imaginations soar in this magical space. There is a sensory trail, teepees, a beach around the pirate ship and various toys and play sculptures. The design has created an area where less able and able-bodied children can play together.
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)
Here you can explore the history of Thurrock through 40 permanent display cases and 20 temporary display cases, containing over 1,500 objects, interpreting 250,000 years of Thurrock's past.
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
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.
Park Road Leisure Centre (11 miles)
Park Road Leisure Centre
Features a main pool, learner pool and outdoor lido, with swimming and diving lessons available.
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.
Science Museum IMAX 3D Cinema (11 miles)
Science Museum IMAX 3D Cinema
For the ultimate movie going experience visit the Science Museum IMAX 3D Cinema. With a screen taller than four double decker buses and 3D effects you'll be totally immersed in the action! A great place for a kids day out in London.
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.
The Natural History Museum (11 miles)
The Natural History Museum
Promotes the discovery, understanding, enjoyment and responsible use of the natural world. Explore our world-class collections, fantastic exhibitions and cutting-edge research online, or visit our landmark building.
The Play Centre at Edmonton Leisure (11 miles)
The Play Centre at Edmonton Leisure
Colourful double level main frame with sports arena, containing all the classic features from balls to slides via tunnels! It's not enormous which means you can see your little ones most of the time.
St Johns Wood Playground (11 miles)
St Johns Wood
Tour of Lords and MCC Museum (11 miles)
St Johns Wood
Tour of Lords and MCC Museum
Visit one of the oldest sporting museums in the world or go behind the scenes on a tour of Lords Cricket Ground.
Gambado (11 miles)
is family entertainment with a twist! Giant play-frame, dodgem cars, didi cars, carousel ride, free weekly activity classes, reading corner, and LOADS more! All this plus lots comfortable seating with free internet and wireless access.
Hampstead Ponds (11 miles)
Laser Mayhem (12 miles)
Terrific outdoor laser tag: a zero contact combat game with atmospheric props including life size tanks, planes, helicopters, forts and cars: great places to hide while you wait for your sister… Scenario days are even better!
Kensington Palace (12 miles)
Significant history and spectacular architecture combined with family trails for an epic and affecting day out with educational undertones.
Alexandra Palace (12 miles)
is a year round destination for all kinds of family fun. Including an indoor ice rink, soft play centre, a boating lake, pitch and putt course, deer enclosure and of course plenty of park land. Throughout the year there are plenty of events to choose from too.
Alexandra Palace Ice Rink (12 miles)
Alexandra Palace Ice Rink
Offers classic ice skating plus a wide range of activities suitable for all ages and covering every aspect of ice sports, Ballet Classes and Dance Clubs. New inflatable play area too!
Little Dinosaurs (12 miles)
Indoor and outdoor play areas for year round gentle family fun in a friendly and nurturing atmosphere. Perfect for parties and great fun whatever the weather.
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
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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