20 Best Things To Do In Kensington Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Kensington

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 1440 fun things to do in Kensington 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 – 976 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Kensington 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 Kensington 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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Girl walking across ladder at Go Ape

Go Ape Battersea Park3 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • London
  • Outdoor
  • High 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...

The Postal Museum

The Postal Museum

  • London
  • Indoor
  • Museums 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 (?!),...

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...

Japan House London

Japan House London

  • London
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Interested in Japanese culture? You should definitely stop by Japan House - the cultural home of Japan in London. Located at the heart of the capital...

Designed shelf at Design Museum in Kensington

Design Museum

  • Kensington
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Design Museum is dedicated to contemporary design in all its forms, from industrial and product design to graphics, fashion and architecture. Familie...

The Kyoto Garden at Holland Park Adventure Playground

Holland Park

  • Holland Park
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

This great adventure playground in Holland Park has swings, aerial runway, mini climbing wall, climbing frames: the whole kit and caboodle! Next to t...

Corridor at Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace

  • Kensington
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Consider yourself royalty on a day out at Kensington Palace. It’s got everything your little aristocrats could need - exploration trails, ornamental...

Carved tree at Princess Diana Memorial Playground in Kensington

Princess Diana Memorial Playground

  • Kensington
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

What better way to honour the late Princess Diana than with a Memorial Playground for children? A legacy of love and play awaits you on the huge wood...

Queens Ice and Bowl

Queens Ice and Bowl

  • Bayswater
  • Indoor
  • Ice Skating and Rollerskating

Queens is London's only Ice Rink and Ten Pin Bowling venue with its own bar, cafe and amusement games. Whether you want to learn to skate on real ice...

Italian Gardens at Kensington Gardens

Kensington Gardens

  • Kensington
  • Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Make the most of the good weather and spend a day at Kensington Gardens, one of London’s famous 8 Royal Parks. Once part of Hyde Park, these stunning...

Exhibition hall at The Natural History Museum in Kensington

The Natural History Museum

  • Kensington
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Not only is the Natural History Museum an iconic landmark, but a passport to the wildest parts of the world and millions of years of history. Prepare...

Boy exploring Science Museum in London

Science Museum

  • London
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Get hands-on and get lost in this interactive scientific adventure at The Science Museum in London. Home to human ingenuity this is a mini scientists...

Boys on a Spy Mission Treasure Trail

South Kensington Spy Mission Treasure Trail

  • South Kensington
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Super sleuths are called for on the South Kensington Spy Mission Treasure Trail. As one of the fancier parts of London, feel free to go all out Bond...

Girl participating in activity at Victoria and Albert Museum in Kensignton

Victoria and Albert Museum

  • Kensington
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Free Art Fun for all the family at the Victoria and Albert Museum! There are family events during school holidays and on some other days too. Family...

ODEON Cinema room

ODEON Whiteleys

  • London
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Do your gang obsess over every Pixar film ever made? Or maybe they prefer the latest Star Wars adventures? Either way, they’re sure to find something...

Vue cinema screen. Source: PinkNews

Vue Shepherd's Bush

  • London
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Enter a wonderful world of your own choosing, because at Vue Cinema the possibilities are endless! Jump into movie magic at Vue Shepherd's Bush in Lo...

Cineworld London - Fulham Road

Cineworld London - Fulham Road

  • London
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Enjoy family-friendly entertainment at its best with movies, action-packed adventures and animated wonders at Cineworld London - Fulham Road. Share t...

Kidzania London

Kidzania London4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(6)

  • Shepherds Bush
  • Indoor
  • Activity Centres

KidZania London is a fun-packed, indoor, role-play city built just for kids. It spans across 75,000 sq ft, offering 4-14 year-olds plenty of real lif...

Vue cinema screen. Source: PinkNews

Vue Westfield Shepherds Bush

  • London
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

There's an endless amount of things to discover, from talking animals to cartoons, the possibilities are endless. Jump into movie magic at Vue Westfi...

Gift shop at Museum of Brands in London

Museum of Brands

  • London
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Museum of Brands is  a treasure trove of retro design and memories including Rimmel cosmetics from the 1890s, First World War Oxo Cubes, Mars Bar...

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