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Things To Do & Days Out near South Bank

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South Bank
Jeppe Hein Appearing Rooms Dart through the rising and retreating walls of water created by playful jets as designed by Jeppe Hein at this free entry interactive play fountain. How wet you get is up to you! Mostly... Seasonally available.
Waterloo
BFI London IMAX Cinema The state-of-the-art cinema shows 2D and 3D films on the largest cinema screens in the UK, transporting viewers to the world's greatest places, from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of outer space.
BFI Film Funday (< 1 mile)
South Bank
BFI Film Funday is a family friendly cinema plus kid friendly workshops.
The London Eye (< 1 mile)
South Bank
The London Eye is the world's tallest observation wheel with 40 kilometre panoramic views on a clear day. The Eye has become an iconic image for London and is a must for any tourist trip. Great idea for fun things to do in London with kids.
London Dungeon (< 1 mile)
Westminster
London Dungeon invites you to delve into the capital's most horrible history. Come face to face with live actors, experience three thrilling rides, interactive shows and special effects as you're transported back to those black, bleak times - are you brave enough to face 90 minutes of London's dark past?
Shreks Adventure (< 1 mile)
South Bank
Shreks Adventure You're in the for a Shrek of a day with 10 awesome live and immersive fairytale shows that include rides, animation and serious adventure!
Thames Rockets (< 1 mile)
South Bank
Thames Rockets Fast, fun sightseeing speedboat trips for all ages. The whole family will love this fast paced adventure whilst our comedian guides make learning about our great city entertaining. Toddlers, children and their grannies will all love this capital experience. Great idea for fun things to do in London with kids.
South Bank
Sea Life London Aquarium Home to one of Europe's largest collections of global marine life - the experience takes visitors on an immersive and interactive journey along the Great Oceanic Conveyor. Newest addition is the Frozen Planet interactive experience!
South Bank
London Bicycle Tour Company We operate guided tours of London by bike, as well as bicycle hire, including a range of children's bikes, seat attachments, helmets and accessories. Cycling around London is a safe, fun, active and enjoyable day out. Come to us for friendly service and advice, even free maps! Open 7 days.
City Cruises (< 1 mile)
Westminster
City Cruises Take a leisurely cruise through London's illustrious history from a half an hour to a whole afternoon, with informative commentary, plus refreshments and the necessary facilities available. Great idea for fun things to do in London with kids.
Temple
Harry Potter London Bus Tour Join the Harry Potter Tour of London Locations and take a magical fun packed bus tour of the film locations and inspirations in the muggle capital.
Covent Garden
Vertical Chill Ice Wall Covent Garden The internal temperature ranges from -5C to -7C. The wall is 8m in height and ranges in steepness from a pleasant slab to a drastic overhang! Strict lower age limit of 13 years old, with conditions.
Whitehall
The Household Cavalry Museum A most unusual living museum, where amongst other things you can watch troopers working with horses in the original 18th century stables through a huge glass partition.
Covent Garden
London Transport Museum See a bus so old it was pulled along the street by horses. Get behind the driver's seat of our tube train simulator, experience journeys of a bygone era.. Your only problem will be trying to fit it all in! Great fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do in London with kids.
Westminster
The London Film Museum An opportunity to see the largest official collection of James Bond cars. There are also boats, bikes and gyrocopters to see plus scripts and model miniatures. Free entry for under 5s.
London
National Portrait Gallery Great for smalls and even better for bigs: an artistic experience replete with hands on arty fun, famous images and infamous mediums. Check out the kiddie's Sunday Sessions!
Nelson's Column (< 1 mile)
Westminster
Nelson's Column Family days out in London wouldn't be complete with a visit to Trafalgar Square, with lots of other sights such as the National Gallery right next to it. A must do for things to do in London with kids.
Trafalgar Square
The National Gallery Plenty of talks, workshops, and holiday fun for all ages at this iconic British day trip location. Children truly welcome and a great many facilities made for them!
Westminster
Houses of Parliament Tour A visit to the Houses of Parliament offers a memorable day out for families with children. Inside one of the worldâs most iconic buildings, you can travel through one thousand years of history and stand in places where important events continue to take place.
Southwark
Namco Funscape London This huge family entertainment centre is 3 floors of fun, with bowling and techno bowling, laser maze, arcade and Europe's fastest bumper cars!
Westminster
Churchill War Rooms Deep beneath the bustle of London lie the original Cabinet War Rooms, which sheltered the brave people at the heart of Britain's wartime government during the Blitz. Great idea for things to do in London with kids, especially school agers.
Westminster
Westminster Abbey is one of the most visited churches in all the world. It remains primarily a place of Christian worship and pilgrimage. Fun children's trail available to help keep them interested, plus dress as a monk in the museum!
St James Park (< 1 mile)
London
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.
Tate Modern (< 1 mile)
Bankside
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...
Holborn
Oasis Swimming Pools has 2 pools, 1 indoor pool and also a stunning outdoor pool surrounded by 2 seperate patio areas for adults and families.
Central London
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.
London
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.
Bankside
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.
Holborn
All Star Lanes Holborn Small and friendly bowling alley with four lanes, one of which is bookable in advance. Extra light bowling balls; Bowling ramps; Bowling bumpers and Kids' party menu available.
St Pauls
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.
Mayfair
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.
British Museum (1 miles)
Russell Square
British Museum Explore the world under one roof: whether you come to the British Museum for the whole day or just a couple of hours, there is always something free for families to do together!
London
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!
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!
Hamleys (1 miles)
London
Hamleys 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.
Buckingham Palace
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!
London
Buckingham Palace - 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.
Tate Britain (1 miles)
Millbank
Tate Britain is the national gallery of British art, offering over 500 years of British art: all for free! Tate Britain has everything you need for a family day out: enjoy the galleries together, get exploring with free discovery trails and join in our special weekend and holiday events.
London Bridge
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.
Green Park (1 miles)
Green Park
Green Park 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.
Barbican
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.
Westminster
Westminster Cathedral 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.
Hyde Park Corner
Sunday Stroll Skating A free, mass skate every Sunday, which is designed for beginner skaters and families!
London
The Charles Dickens Museum An important Dickens collection, based in the author’s only surviving London house, decorated in Victorian style. See some of his possessions, plus other memorabilia. Free Family Activity Days held during the Summer.
Corams Fields (1 miles)
Bloomsbury
Corams Fields has a wide variety of activities including extensive lawns for free play (and very suitable for family picnics), artificial turf sports pitches, a paddling pool, sandpits, a flying fox and other slides, a city farm with pets corner (with sheep, goats, ducks, hens and more), vege cafe, a nursery and drop-ins...
London
Vauxhall City Farm This City Farm has lots of animals to cuddle, stroke and feed, horses to ride and they are a venue for birthdays too.
London Bridge
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!
Muggle Tours (1 miles)
London Bridge
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
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!
The Monument (1 miles)
London
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!
At Day Out With The Kids, we've tried to put together as many great family days out & things to do with kids in South Bank as possible, especially those that are affordable for everyone. Popular attractions include Jeppe Hein Appearing Rooms and BFI London IMAX Cinema, although there are many more to discover. If you've been on a fun day out in the area you'd like to share, please contact us so other families visiting South Bank can enjoy it too!

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