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Best Things To Do & Days Out In East Finchley

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 1395 fun things to do in East Finchley 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 – 937 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right East Finchley 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 East Finchley 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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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...

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...

Fired Treasures Pottery and Arts Studio

  • Barnet
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

Fired Treasures Pottery and Arts Studio is a pottery painting and arts studio offering an exciting range of fun creative activities for kids, teens a...

Vue Finchley North

  • North Finchley
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Take the whole family along to the cinema for a day full of thrills and laughter. Jump into movie magic at Vue Finchley North in London, where you’ll...

Finchley Lido

  • Finchley
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

The Finchley Lido is rather modestly named, being far from simply an outdoor swim experience. It's true that they do have a great open air swimming p...

Hollywood Bowl Finchley

  • Finchley
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Get ready for heaps of indoor fun with the kids and bowl your hearts out at Hollywood Bowl Finchley! A game of tenpin bowling is a safe and thoroughl...

Creativity Crazy

  • Finchley
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

Paint pots, cups and craft galore at Creative Crazy, an arts and craft studio located in the heart of Finchley. Let your kids creative side blossom a...

The Postal Museum

  • London
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Please note the kids play area is currently closed, and there is newly adapted technology in place due to COVID-19. If you think The Postal Museum is...



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Barnet Copthall Leisure Centre5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Hendon
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

There are 3 pools to choose from at Barnet Copthall Leisure Centre which are the 2 separate 25m Main and Learning pools, both offering lane swimming...

Belmont Farm4.5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Mill Hill
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

If the only place you’ve ever spotted a deer is from afar while you were crossing a field then Belmont Children’s Farm has something rather special u...

Clowntown Children Activity & Play Centre3 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Finchley
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Clown Town offers a dedicated toddler area with ball ponds, small climbing soft play area and fun, as well as fun educational toys, plus a larger, 3...

Royal Air Force Museum London5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Colindale
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Come for a flying visit and stay the day. Why not fuel your imagination and get the entire family working together exploring the Royal Air Force Muse...

N20 KidsClub

  • Whetstone
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

N20 KidsClub is an impressive purpose built children indoor playground that your little adventurers are going to love!  Offering the same massive mul...

Topsy Turvy World3 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Brent Cross
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Topsy Turvy World houses a multi-level maze of tunnels, climbs, drops, slides and ball cannons providing endless energetic entertainment for children...

Golders Hill Park

  • London
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Its main characteristic is an expanse of grass, but it also has a formal flower garden next to a duck pond with a small humpback bridge, butterfly ho...

Zebra Ceramics

  • Muswell Hill
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

Zebra Ceramics in Muswell Hill is North London's most unique blend of a stylish and contemporary art studio and a high quality cafe combined with an...

Flip Out Brent Cross

  • London
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

Flip on, over and high above tonnes of trampolines at Flip Out Brent Cross. After adding a trick park, Lazer Maze Room and Ninja Skills Centre, this...

Alexandra Palace Theatre

  • London
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Enjoy theatre arts just like the Victorians did! Discover Ally Pally’s hidden gem - Alexandra Palace Theatre and experience pantomime, opera, drama a...

Alexandra Palace

  • London
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

The iconic Alexandra Palace has everything you and the kids need for a fun family day out. There’s lots of history to discover (including the birthpl...

Little Dinosaurs

  • London
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

It can be challenging for small children, and stressful for parents, to share a play space with bigger children, so take them to Little Dinosaurs. Th...

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