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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Barking

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 1394 fun things to do in Barking 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 – 930 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Barking 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 Barking 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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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...

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...

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...

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...

Cineworld London - Ilford

Cineworld London - Ilford

  • Ilford
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

There's nothing like a great movie adventure to get the imagination going! Find your next must-see film at Cineworld London - Ilford. Share the magic...

Better Extreme Barking

Better Extreme Barking

  • Dagenham
  • Indoor
  • Sports Centres

Up for an active day out? Enjoy trampolining, skating and climbing all in the same location at Barking Sporthouse in Dagenham! Unleash your wild side...

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...

Climbing walls at Barking Sporthouse in Dagenham

Barking Sporthouse

  • Dagenham
  • Indoor
  • Sports Centres

Up for an active day out? Enjoy trampolining, skating and climbing all in the same location at Barking Sporthouse in Dagenham! Unleash your wild side...

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...

Go karts at Capital Karts in London

Capital Karts

  • London
  • Indoor
  • Go Karting and Driving

Capital Karts gives your little speed demons a chance to drive a well designed track that is almost three times longer than most tracks in London wit...

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...

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...

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...

Cafe at Namco Funscape Dagenham

Namco Funscape Dagenham

  • Dagenham
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

At Namco Funscape Dagenham kids usually love a bit of tenpin bowling, not least because if they're still small or struggle then they can use the cool...

Outside view of Valentines Mansion and Gardens in Ilford

Valentines Mansion and Gardens

  • Ilford
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Discover Valentines Mansion and Gardens: a beautiful 300 year old country house and gardens in the heart of Ilford. Set within the historic Valentine...

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...

Vue cinema screen. Source: PinkNews

Vue Dagenham

  • Dagenham
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Want to dive into the best films of the moment and watch them as soon as they come out? Well look no further! Jump into movie magic at Vue Dagenham,...

The diner at Hollywood Bowl Dagenham

Hollywood Bowl Dagenham

  • Dagenham
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Let the good times roll at Hollywood Bowl, Dagenham. Treat your family to a day out bowling for a family-friendly experience that everyone will love....

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...

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