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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Ilford

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 1356 fun things to do in Ilford 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 – 909 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Ilford 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 Ilford 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. Cineworld London - Ilford

    Cineworld London - Ilford

    Ilford

    Cinemas and TheatresCinemas 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...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 0 miles from Ilford
  2. Outside view of Valentines Mansion and Gardens in Ilford

    Valentines Mansion and Gardens

    Ilford

    Stately Homes and GardensStately 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...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 1 mile from Ilford
  3. Riders and horses in dressage competition at Aldersbrook Riding School in London

    Aldersbrook Riding School

    Chingford

    Horse Riding and StablesHorse 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...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 1.3 miles from Ilford
  4. Outside view of The Idol in Barking

    The Idol

    Barking

    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor 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...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 1.5 miles from Ilford
  5. Better Extreme Barking

    Better Extreme Barking

    Dagenham

    Sports CentresSports 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...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 1.7 miles from Ilford
  6. Flip Out London E6

    Flip Out London E6

    London

    Trampoline ParksTrampoline 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...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 2 miles from Ilford
  7. Cinema screen at Showcase Cinema

    Showcase Newham

    Barking

    Cinemas and TheatresCinemas 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...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 2.2 miles from Ilford
  8. People riding horses at Aldborough Hall Equestrian Centre in Ilford

    Aldborough Hall Equestrian Centre

    Ilford

    Horse Riding and StablesHorse Riding and Stables

    BHS approved Aldborough Hall Equestrian Centre offer a variety of well mannered mounts for lessons, which are available from 5 years upwards. A varie...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 2.2 miles from Ilford
  9. Kids on Treasure Hunt Trail Amazing Value

    The St Katherine Docks Treasure Trail

    London

    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 7.3 miles from Ilford
  10. Outside view of Fullwell Cross Swimming Pool in Ilford

    Fullwell Cross Swimming Pool

    Ilford

    Swimming Pools and Leisure CentresSwimming Pools and Leisure Centres

    Fulwell Cross Swimming Pool has 1m and 3m springboards and a 5m platform in its diving pool along with standard and learning pools. There is also a f...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 2.5 miles from Ilford
  11. Indoor horse riding arena at Docklands Equestrian Centre in Beckton

    Docklands Equestrian Centre

    Beckton

    Horse Riding and StablesHorse 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...

    Suitable for 9+ Outdoor 2.5 miles from Ilford
  12. Go karts at Capital Karts in London

    Capital Karts

    London

    Go Karting and DrivingGo 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...

    Suitable for 9+ Indoor 2.6 miles from Ilford
  13. Slides and soft play area at Cookies Island in Beckton

    Cookies Island

    Beckton

    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor 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...

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor 2.8 miles from Ilford
  14. Gym area at East London Gymnastics Club in Beckton

    East London Gymnastics Centre

    Beckton

    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor 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...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 3 miles from Ilford
  15. Boy washing pottery piece at Creative Biscuit Ceramics Cafe in South Woodford

    Creative Biscuit Ceramics Cafe

    South Woodford

    Pottery Centres and Ceramic CafesPottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

    Creative Biscuit Ceramics Cafe is a paint your own ceramics cafe where children can create their own mini masterpieces. Customise pottery from plates...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 3 miles from Ilford
  16. Soft play frame at Owls Play Centre at Fairlop Waters in Barkingside

    Owls Play Centre at Fairlop Waters

    Barkingside

    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    Owls Play Centre at Fairlop Waters is a soft play centre catering for children from 0 to 12 years, with dedicated playzones for babies, toddlers and...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 3.1 miles from Ilford
  17. Vue cinema screen. Source: PinkNews

    Vue Dagenham

    Dagenham

    Cinemas and TheatresCinemas 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,...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 3.2 miles from Ilford
  18. Kid playing mini golf at Golf Kingdom in Chadwell Heath

    Moby Adventure Golf

    Chadwell Heath

    Crazy GolfCrazy Golf

    The amazing Golf Kingdom boasts 7 unique ways to play golf, but for most families' purposes you're probably looking at 3: the Moby Adventure Course,...

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 3.2 miles from Ilford
  19. The diner at Hollywood Bowl Dagenham

    Hollywood Bowl Dagenham

    Dagenham

    Ten Pin Bowling AlleysTen 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....

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 3.2 miles from Ilford
  20. Indoor soft play frame at Becontree Heath Leisure Centre in Dagenham

    Becontree Heath Leisure Centre

    Dagenham

    Swimming Pools and Leisure CentresSwimming Pools and Leisure Centres

    Dagenham Swimming Pool now known as Becontree Heath Leisure Centre offers a 1m springboard. The spectacular 25 metres by 25 metres swimming pool has...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 3.3 miles from Ilford

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