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

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In London

London is big and so is our list of fun things to do in London with kids - we’ve got plenty to keep the whole family entertained! 

Let us tell you one thing -  taking the little ones to London’s top museums is fun, whether you live in London or you’re just visiting. From coming face to face with real dinosaur skeletons at the Natural History Museum to meeting the costumed actors at the London Transport Museum and trying on a bright red unifor at the Household Cavalry Museum, your mini explorers will have lots to keep them entertained. Make sure you also take a ride on the underground train at the Postal Museum and check out their lovely postal-themed role play area for the kids too. 

Want to see  the sights? Go to the top of The Shard or take a ride on the London Eye for a bird’s eye view of the city and see all the famous landmarks, including Tower of London, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey. How many can you spot? 

After an animal day out? Take a walk on the wild side at London Zoo where you’ll have a roaring good time spotting lions, lemurs and lots more. It’s also one of the top zoos in the UK. For a peek into the wonderful world of the deep oceans, check out SEA LIFE London Aquarium. Or if you fancy making friends with the local farm animals, head out to Surrey Docks Farm, it happens to be one of the best free things to do in London with kids

Kids have plenty of energy to burn, so we’ve got many active family days out in London to offer too. Water fun at Leyton Leisure Lagoon, outdoor high ropes adventures at Go Ape Battersea Park and shooting lasers at Star Command Laser Tag - just to name a few.

We couldn’t possibly describe all the fun things to do in London in this little intro but we surely have most of them listed below for you to explore. Time to discover London’s best family days out!  
Oh, before you go, we've got a handy breakdown of the UK school holidays to help you plan as many activities with the little ones as you can this year.

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Girls after escaping at Lockhouse Escape Games in Cambridge

Lockhouse Escape Games

  • Cambridge
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Feel the adrenaline rush of a timed escape challenge at Lockhouse Escape Games Cambridge! Choose one of 3 themed escape room experiences, or do them...

Horse and rider jumping at Arundel Riding Centre

Arundel Riding Centre

  • Arundel
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

Arundel Riding Centre is a British Horse Society Approved Riding Centre offering private, semi private or class lessons as well as escorted rides and...

Family exploring bones and fossils at Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences in Cambridge

Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences

  • Cambridge
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Lots of things to do for kids and a lot of it dinosaur related: mega bonus!! Opened in 1904, the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences has its origins in...

Leos Funzone St Neots

  • St Neots
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Leos Funzone, based atOne Leisure St Neots, is an indoor adventure play centre that offers a great opportunity for babies, toddlers, and kids up to 9...

Visitors on Oxbridge Tours in Cambridge

Oxbridge Tours

  • Cambridge
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Oxbridge Tours provides a range of activities for all ages in Cambridge and Oxford led by current students of the universities. From the Ghouls and G...

'Globes' exhibit room at Whipple Museum of the History of Science in Cambridge

Whipple Museum of the History of Science

  • Cambridge
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Let your kids feel like real life scientists as they embark on an interactive journey of exploration at Whipple Museum of the History of Science. Fro...

Ceiling of Kings College Chapel in Cambridge

Kings College Chapel

  • Cambridge
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The Choral Services at King's College Chapel are a breathtaking experience for any age and the Christmas Eve performance is frankly the sort of memor...

St John's college at Footprint Tours Cambridge

Footprint Tours Cambridge

  • Cambridge
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Footprint Tours' free Cambridge walking tour is a great way to see the city centre on foot. It includes a huge amount of information about Cambridge...

Cambridge Cathedral on huntfun Cambridge trail

Huntfun Cambridge

  • Cambridge
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Going for a walk doesn't always get the kids excited but add a treasure hunt to it and trust us - they'll be sold! Untangle the mystery of the huntfu...

Swimming pool at Activus Worthing

Activus Worthing5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Worthing
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Activus Worthing comprises a 27 space car park, a 3,000 sq ft Play Area which can hold up to 150 children and a Cafe which can accommodate 100 people...

Men dressed as knights sword fighting at Worthing Museum and Art Gallery

Worthing Museum and Art Gallery

  • Worthing
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Worthing Museum and Art Gallery is a family friendly museum with lots to see. Explore the costume gallery or marvel at the Victorian childrens nurser...

Giant arrow at Battle Abbey

1066 Battle of Hastings Abbey

  • Battle
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Battle Abbey offers a memorable family day out in Sussex and an exciting way to discover more about the most famous date in English history, as it is...

Indoor soft play frame at Jungle Adventure in Colchester

Jungle Adventure

  • Colchester
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

At Jungle Adventure follow the tracks as you step deep into the jungle. Once inside there is so much to enjoy, fly along the Aerial Glides, whizz dow...

Mum and son swimming at Splashpoint in Worthing

Splashpoint

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

Getting outside and doing some exercise improves well-being and helps you sleep better, however it can be a challenge to motivate yourself on a cold...

People swimming in outdoor pool at Petersfield Pool

Petersfield Pool

  • Petersfield
  • Outdoor
  • Lidos

Petersfield Pool is heated, is approx. 25m long and has a springboard and 3m deep end. Public swimming takes place every day during the high season....

Swimming pool at Swan Pool and Leisure Centre in Buckingham

Swan Pool and Leisure Centre

  • Buckingham
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Swan Pool and Leisure Centre offers a 25 metre swimming pool plus leisure pool with flume and interactive play features. Ideal for cooling down in th...

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Vue Cambridge

  • Cambridge
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Why not travel into space this week? Or maybe just another country? Jump into movie magic at Vue Cambridge, where you’ll find all your favourites, fr...

Kids eating at Amazon Adventure in Worthing

Amazon Adventure

  • Worthing
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Amazon Adventure, within the Worthing Leisure Centre, provides a challenging adventure experience for your adventurous toddlers and children in a saf...

A family bowling

AMF Bowling Worthing

  • Worthing
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Knock ‘em down at AMF Bowling Worthing; it’s the best way to inspire a little friendly competition, with the sides up or down. What’s great about ten...

A girl showing her hands covered in sand

Worthing Beach

  • Worthing
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Head down to Worthing Beach, a great sand and shingle beach that’s perfect for little explorers to build some awesome sandcastles and explore.  Take...

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