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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Waltham Abbey

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 1364 fun things to do in Waltham Abbey for you and the family to discover, including indoor and soft play areas, museums and art galleries and parks and playgrounds. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 917 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Waltham Abbey 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 Waltham Abbey 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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A little boy feeding a camel at Paradise Wildlife Park

Paradise Wildlife Park

  • Broxbourne
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Enjoy an award-winning day out at Paradise Wildlife Park, home to over 800 exotic animals and over 30 animatronic dinosaurs at World of Dinosaurs. It...

Epping Forest District Museum

Epping Forest District Museum

  • Waltham Abbey
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Epping Forest District Museum is a fantastic museum, with 6 different galleries, a gorgeous garden and a lovely gift shop for all that pocket-money m...

Outside view of Waltham Abbey Gardens

Waltham Abbey Gardens

  • Waltham Abbey
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Waltham Abbey Gardens is a truly magical and award winning site steeped in history and set in the grounds of the old Abbey, founded by King Henry II...

Exhibit at Royal Gunpowder Mills in Waltham Abbey

Royal Gunpowder Mills

  • Waltham Abbey
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Immerse the children in fun exploration of science, history and nature at theRoyal Gunpowder Mills. Set in 170 acres of beautiful, unique landscape,...

Lee Valley White Water Centre

Lee Valley White Water Centre

  • Waltham Cross
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Water Sports

Buckle up for an unforgettable, adrenalin-pumping day at Lee Valley White Water Centre! Stack up some awesome thrills as you tackle wild rapids, drop...

Family walking through Epping Forest and Visitor Centre

Epping Forest and Visitor Centre

  • Epping
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Epping Forest is, at 6,000 acres, the largest public open space in the London area and stretches a massive 12 miles from Manor Park in East London to...

Lee Valley Park Farms

Lee Valley Park Farms4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(3)

  • Waltham Abbey
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Lee Valley Park Farms is home to all those classic family favourites, with fantastic beasts, Alpine adventures and a few prehistoric discoveries thro...

Two girls cycling at River Lee Country park

River Lee Counrty Park

  • Cheshunt
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Take a deep breath in of the lovely fresh air at River Lee Country Park in Hertfordshire, a great place to spend a day with the little ones where the...

Boat cruising on canal at Lee Valley Regional Park in Broxbourne

Lee Valley Regional Park

  • Broxbourne
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Whatever the kind of day out you're looking for, Lee Valley Regional Park has something for everyone, with 10,000 acres to explore and a whole host o...

Boy on zip wire at Go Ape Woburn

Go Ape Cockfosters

  • Enfield
  • Outdoor
  • High Ropes Courses

Trade the city centre in for a family forest adventure at Go Ape Cockfosters. As the highest Go Ape course in the South East, as well as part of Lond...

Capel Manor Gardens

Capel Manor Gardens5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Enfield
  • Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Spend the day at Capel Manor Gardens, home to a stunning Georgian house with 60 beautiful gardens and 8 centuries of history. Let the kids run off an...

Tumble stairs and slide at Fun Junction in Cheshunt

Fun Junction

  • Cheshunt
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Fun Junction is a family run play centre with one big ambition: to provide the best, most memorable experience for you and your rugrats. There are in...

Women rowing boat from Lee Valley Boat Centre in Broxbourne

Lee Valley Boat Centre

  • Broxbourne
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

At just a stone's throw from Broxbourne train station Lee Valley Boat Centre is the prefect place to have fun on the water. You can hire an electric...

Cineworld London - Enfield

Cineworld London - Enfield

  • Enfield
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Discover the latest hit films from around the globe at Cineworld London - Enfield. Share the magic of the big screen with your whole family at this m...

Go Ape Alexandra Palace

Go Ape Alexandra Palace

  • North London
  • Outdoor
  • High Ropes Courses

Release your inner ape on a high ropes adventure at Go Ape Alexandra Palace! Set in an iconic London spot, the site offers 4 epic treetop adventures...

Boys playing footgolf at Lee Valley Golf Course in Edmonton

Lee Valley Golf Course

  • Edmonton
  • Outdoor
  • Crazy Golf

It’s time to tee up at Lee Valley Golf Course. Forget ideas of stuffy old politicians hitting the links - the team here are all about family fun with...

Boy jumping into foam pit at Go Jumpin

Jump In Trampoline Park Enfield

  • Enfield
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

Even the bounciest kids may have met their match at Jump In Trampoline Parks Enfield. With all sorts of challenges - including a battle beam! - it’s...

Girls stroking horse at Redwings Ada Cole in Nazeing

Redwings Ada Cole

  • Nazeing
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Redwings Ada Cole is home to around 70 horses, ponies and donkeys. Visitors can enjoy walking tours and horse care demonstrations, followed by hot dr...

Kids running on track at Lee Valley Athletics Centre in London

Lee Valley Athletics Centre

  • London
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Sports Centres

Who says fitness is no fun? Go for gold at Lee Valley Athletics Centre where all sorts of facilities and an actual ‘minithon’ make for active tots. F...

Family golfing at Topgolf Chigwell

Topgolf Chigwell

  • Chigwell
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Crazy Golf

Don’t know how to play golf? You don’t need to! Topgolf Chigwell offers a golfing experience that anyone can enjoy, featuring micro-chipped balls and...

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