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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Newham

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 1409 fun things to do in Newham for you and the family to discover, including indoor and soft play areas, museums and art galleries and tourist attractions. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 942 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Newham day out for your family is easy – simply explore the links below or use the filters at the top of the page to plan your next adventure.

Want to know what to do with the nature lovers in your family? Walk on the wild side and visit our Animals listings for zoos, safari parks and wildlife parks. Or are you looking for nearby places to visit in Newham with a culture vulture? We've picked the best children's museums, discovery centres and historic locations in the Sightseeing section.

If you're after a big day out during the school holidays, we can tell you where the nearest theme park, water park or ski slope is. For quieter days near home in term time, we can help you find the best soft play, leisure centre or pottery cafe.

For teachers planning the next class trip, many places are educational and suitable for all ages, from babies and toddlers to teens. Never be stuck for what to do with the kids again!

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Kids on Treasure Hunt Trail

The St Katherine Docks Treasure Trail

  • London
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Make new discoveries on the St Katherine Docks self guided themed Treasure Trail as you hunt for the long lost treasure! Can you solve the clues and...

Flip Out London E6

Flip Out London E6

  • London
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

Daredevils are called for at Flip Out London E6, where serious springing comes served with climbing walls, battle beams and an awesome laser maze. If...

Kids with pumpkin at Newham City Farm in Beckton

Newham City Farm

  • Beckton
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Visit some of your farmyard favourites on one of London’s largest city farms. Newham City Farm is home to horses, alpacas and birds of prey, as well...

Indoor horse riding arena at Docklands Equestrian Centre in Beckton

Docklands Equestrian Centre

  • Beckton
  • Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

The Docklands Equestrian Centre, which also houses Newham Riding School, is BHS affiliated and ABRS approved and offers disabled and able bodied less...

Gym area at East London Gymnastics Club in Beckton

East London Gymnastics Centre

  • Beckton
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

East London Gymnastics Centre has a large gymnastics room, an adult fitness gym and a smaller gym containing a 3-level soft play area, trampoline, fl...

Kids playing football at Soccer Skills School in London

Soccer Skills School

  • London
  • Indoor
  • Sports Centres

Kids' football academy in Greenwich, south east London Soccer Skills School is a football academy based in Greenwich, south east London, opposite the...

Air Line Cable Car at  Emirates Royal Docks in Greewich

Emirates Air Line Cable Car

  • Greenwich
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Enjoy great views and a unique ride across the Thames on the Emirates Air Line Cable Car! Join over 5 million other passengers and experience London...

The Postal Museum

The Postal Museum

  • London
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

If you think The Postal Museum is just about getting your letters sent, think again! With a train ride, an adventure play zone and even a lion (?!),...

Outside view of The Idol in Barking

The Idol

  • Barking
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The latest Create exhibition at the Abbey Leisure Centre happily contains a permanent play feature alongside it's more grown up artistic offerings by...

Cinema screen at Showcase Cinema

Showcase Newham

  • Barking
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Watch all your favourites on the big screen at Showcase Newham, where there's an epic 14 screens showing all the best family movies that are out in t...

Discover Children's Story Centre

Discover Children's Story Centre

  • Stratford
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Discover Children's Story Centre is a magical place in Stratford, East London for children aged 0 to 11 to visit with their families and friends, or...

Mum and son on beam at ZAPspace in Stratford

ZAPspace

  • Stratford
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

Why bounce when you can zap your way around loads of enormous indoor trampolines?! At ZAPspace, zoom from the drop slide to the dodgeball courts, thr...

Slides and soft play area at Cookies Island in Beckton

Cookies Island

  • Beckton
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Cookies Island is split into age appropriate sections to stop kids getting squashed. Mini Cookie Fans is a separate, safe but exciting apparatus: jus...

Mr Mulligan's Sidcup

Mr Mulligan's Sidcup

  • Chislehurst
  • Outdoor
  • Crazy Golf

Mr Mulligan's Sidcup offers a massive 36 holes of high adventure for brave families of all ages! Immersive and playable surroundings which delight ev...

Boy on tree top net at Wild Kingdom Playspace in London

Wild Kingdom Playspace

  • London
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Wild Kingdom Playspace opened in 2012 after winning a competition to design to introduce play to the site of Three Mills, Newham, London. This natura...

Vue cinema screen. Source: PinkNews

Vue Westfield Stratford

  • London
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Hollywood is calling! Jump into movie magic at Vue Westfield Stratford in London, where you’ll find all your favourites, from exciting action films t...

Bowling lanes at All Star Lanes Westfield Stratford City

All Star Lanes Westfield Stratford City

  • Stratford
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

All Star Lanes have 14 lanes in the main hall. One lane can hold a maximum of 6 people (though they can squeeze 7!). Seeing as they're quite small th...

Riders and horses in dressage competition at Aldersbrook Riding School in London

Aldersbrook Riding School

  • Chingford
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

BHS approved Aldersbrook Riding School offer a variety of pleasingly tempered mounts for lessons, which are available for all ages with specific pre...

Boy flipping in swimming pool at London Aquatics Centre in London

London Aquatics Centre

  • London
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

If you have a budding Olympic athlete on your hands then where better to inspire their stroke than at the London Aquatics Centre? Here, members of th...

Ground view of ArcelorMittal Orbit in London

ArcelorMittal Orbit

  • London
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Travel 80m to the top of Britain's tallest sculpture, the ArcelorMittal Orbit. It's the world’s highest and longest tunnel slide, at a whopping 178m...

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