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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Hackney

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 1376 fun things to do in Hackney 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 – 930 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Hackney 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 Hackney 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!

  1. Kids on Treasure Hunt Trail Amazing Value

    The St Katherine Docks Treasure Trail


    Tours and River CruisesTours 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...

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 2.5 miles from Hackney
  2. The Postal Museum Top pick

    The Postal Museum


    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums 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 (?!),...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 2.9 miles from Hackney
  3. Young kid on the zip wire at Go Ape Alexandra Palace Go Ape in 2020!

    Go Ape Alexandra Palace

    North London

    High Ropes CoursesHigh 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...

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 4.6 miles from Hackney
  4. Outdoor swimming pool at London Fields Lido in Hackney

    London Fields Lido



    London Fields Lido is a large, heated outdoor swimming pool open all year round and located, of all places, in Hackney! A lovely oasis in the city's...

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 0.3 miles from Hackney
  5. Inside soft play frame at Kidzmania in Hackney



    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    How many times a day do you tell your children to stay still or be quiet? Well at Kidzmania you can let them run free! This indoor children’s playgro...

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor 0.8 miles from Hackney
  6. Monument at Victoria Park Tower Hamlets

    Victoria Park Tower Hamlets

    Tower Hamlets

    Parks and PlaygroundsParks and Playgrounds

    Victoria Park at 86.18 hectares of open space, is the largest park in Tower Hamlets, and is a very popular location for everyone, with over 12 millio...

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 1 mile from Hackney
  7. Sign for Hackney City Farm in Bethnal Green

    Hackney City Farm

    Bethnal Green

    Children's FarmsChildren's Farms

    Hackney City Farm boasts a wide variety of animals on the farm, they keep as full a range as possible of traditional farm livestock and you can usual...

    Suitable for 0-12 Outdoor 1 mile from Hackney
  8. Entrance to Museum of Childhood Bethnal Green

    V&A Museum of Childhood

    Bethnal Green

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    V and A Museum of Childhood offers drop-in activities, workshops and hands on displays for all ages including storytelling, arts and crafts, tours an...

    5 star rating Rating 5/5 (2 reviews)

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor 1.1 miles from Hackney
  9. Go Ape Battersea Park Go Ape in 2020!

    Go Ape Battersea Park


    High Ropes CoursesHigh Ropes Courses

    Big city, bigger challenge; Go Ape Battersea Park is the most central forest experience in London. It may be twice the height and length of most othe...

    3 star rating Rating 3/5 (2 reviews)

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 6.3 miles from Hackney
  10. Children skating at Lee Valley Ice Centre

    Lee Valley Ice Centre


    Ice Skating and RollerskatingIce Skating and Rollerskating

    What’s more festive than getting all bundled up in scarves and gloves, and taking to the ice? It’s the perfect seasonal treat, especially with family...

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor 1.4 miles from Hackney
  11. Some pigs at Spitalfields City Farm

    Spitalfields City Farm


    Children's FarmsChildren's Farms

    Grab your wellies, because you’re going to the farm! Nestled in the busy city of London lies Spitalfields City Farm, where you and your little ones c...

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 1.6 miles from Hackney
  12. Acrobats at National Centre for Circus Arts in London

    National Centre for Circus Arts


    Activity CentresActivity Centres

    National Centre for Circus Arts Their Youth Circus Experience Day sessions are for young people aged 8 to 16 years old who want to try a great range...

    Suitable for 9+ Indoor 1.7 miles from Hackney
  13. Match at London Stadium Tour

    London Stadium Tour


    Sports StadiumsSports Stadiums

    London Stadium is the iconic new home of the Hammers - West Ham for the uninitiated. For footy fans, little and large, a London Stadium Tour would be...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 1.7 miles from Hackney
  14. Bowling alley at All Star Lanes Brick Lane in Tower Hamlets

    All Star Lanes Brick Lane

    Tower Hamlets

    Ten Pin Bowling AlleysTen Pin Bowling Alleys

    All Star Lanes at Brick Lane have 6 lanes in the main hall. One lane can hold a maximum of 6 people (though they can squeeze 7!). Seeing as they're q...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 1.8 miles from Hackney
  15. Outside view of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park at night in London

    Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park


    Parks and PlaygroundsParks and Playgrounds

    Previously home to the London 2012 Games, they've put the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to great use and it's now a fabulous place for active families...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 1.9 miles from Hackney
  16. Velodrome track at Lee Valley VeloPark in Hackney

    Lee Valley VeloPark



    Lee Valley Velopark Choose from cycling the track in the iconic velodrome, race on the road circuit, tackle their mountain bike trails or jump and bu...

    Suitable for 9+ Indoor, Outdoor 1.9 miles from Hackney
  17. Ground view of ArcelorMittal Orbit in London

    ArcelorMittal Orbit


    Tourist AttractionsTourist 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...

    Suitable for 9+ Indoor 1.9 miles from Hackney
  18. Staff at Stepney City Farm

    Stepney City Farm


    Children's FarmsChildren's Farms

    Stepney City Farm is a four-acre working farm and Rural Arts Centre in the heart of East London with lots of fun and friendly animals: cattle, chicke...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 1.9 miles from Hackney
  19. Boy flipping in swimming pool at London Aquatics Centre in London

    London Aquatics Centre


    Swimming Pools and Leisure CentresSwimming 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...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 2 miles from Hackney
  20. Laser maze at Laser Tag Star Command in London

    Laser Tag Star Command


    Laser TagLaser Tag

    Star Command Laser Tag offers you a 30 minute experience in the heart of London with the latest technology to give you the most exciting gaming exper...

    Suitable for 9+ Indoor 2 miles from Hackney

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