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Best Things To Do & Days Out In South Bank

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 1419 fun things to do in South Bank 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 – 963 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right South Bank 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 South Bank 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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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...

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...

Kids in water sprinklers at Jeppe Hein Appearing Rooms in South Bank

Jeppe Hein Appearing Rooms

  • South Bank
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

At Jeppe Hein Appearing Rooms the work of Danish artist Jeppe Hein often combines sculpture with architecture and technology to playfully solicit dir...

South Bank

South Bank

  • London
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Enjoy a walk by the Thames along the beautiful riverside area of South Bank. Whether you want to take the kids for a spin on the Coca-Cola London Eye...

ODEON Cinema room

ODEON BFI IMAX

  • London
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

If you fancy taking a trip to the pictures, do it right with one whopper of an IMAX screen - all the better for seeing the film with, my dear! Experi...

Big Ben on huntfun London Westminster trail

Huntfun London Westminster

  • Westminster
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Looking for ways to make your day out in town with the kids more entertaining? How about a quest to crack a mystery! Grab a treasure map and complete...

Thames Rockets' Boat approach Thames Barriers in London

Thames Rockets

  • South Bank
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Indulge a need for speed with Thames Rockets: a turbocharged boat ride along the iconic River Thames. You’ll quite literally have to hold onto your h...

London Waterloo Codebreaking Walk

London Waterloo Codebreaking Walk

  • London
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Discover the unexplored side of Waterloo with the London Waterloo Codebreaking Walk. Join forces with your kids and work as a team to find clues and...

People on London Bicycle Tour Company in South Bank

London Bicycle Tour Company

  • South Bank
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Come to us, and rent a bike from the largest privately owned fleet in London. Mountain Bikes, Hybrids, Traditionals, Ladies, Touring bikes, City Spor...

People on boat at Thames RIB Experience in London

Thames RIB Experience

  • London
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Hold on tight as Thames RIB Experience takes you and your family on a whirlwind sightseeing trip you'll never forget! The two main experiences includ...

Passengers on City Cruises passing London Bridge in Westminster

City Cruises

  • Westminster
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Make like a duck and take to the water on a Thames tour of London with City Cruises. It’ll take you all over the capital and you’re welcome to hop of...

Inside view of Banqueting House in London

Banqueting House

  • London
  • Indoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Through feast and famine, Banqueting House has been a hideaway for royalty over the centuries. Explore its feasting hall, the secret drinking den, pl...

Photo of the outside of Somerset House

Somerset House

  • London
  • Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Fancy a day packed full of arts and inspiration? Somerset House may be in the heart of busy London, but this creative community and arts centre is a...

Mary Poppins Walking Tour of London

Mary Poppins Walking Tour of London

  • London
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Dance and sing through the streets of London, hand in hand with the world’s most famous nanny, on the Mary Poppins Walking Tour of London. Filled wit...

Platform 9 and three quarters at Harry Potter London Bus Tour in London

Harry Potter London Bus Tour

  • London
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Witches and wizards alike will love the Harry Potter Bus Tour. See where the legendary films were shot and let a little magic rub off on you! They’re...

Kids exploring at Florence Nightingale Museum in London

Florence Nightingale Museum

  • London
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Enjoy an educational day out with the kids in London at the Florence Nightingale Museum. Take an inside look into the life of the most famous nurse i...

The London Ghost Bus Tour night bus

The London Ghost Bus Tour

  • London
  • Indoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

The London Ghost Bus Tour is a darkly theatrical sightseeing tour, showing you the sinister side of London while providing gothic comedy horror theat...

The Mercia cruising Thames at Thames River Services in London

Thames River Services

  • Westminster
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Enjoy some of the best views London has to offer on a relaxing cruise with Thames River Services! Cruise from Westminster to Greenwich and the Thames...

Passengers sightseeing on ThamesJet boat in London

ThamesJet

  • London
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Did you watch that speedboat chase in James Bond and think, ‘I could do that’? Then get your tux ready for a ride on ThamesJet! This high-speed thril...

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