115 Fun Things to Do in London with Kids
Iconic Attractions and Museums for Kids in London
Outdoor Adventures and Parks for kids in London
Cultural and Educational Experiences for kids in London
Unique London Experiences for kids with 10 more unique activities
Dining and Treats for Kids in London
Sports and activities to keep kids active and engaged in London
London’s most entertaining playgrounds and play areas for kids
Indoor entertainment and rainy day activities for kids in London
London’s Hidden Gems and Secret Adventures for Kids
London’s Thrilling Kid-Friendly Events and Festivals
1- Outdoor Adventures and Parks for kids in London
Explore the British Museum and discover ancient mysteries.
Explore science at the interactive Science Museum.
Delves into history at the Natural History Museum.
Go up to the Shard for breathtaking views.
Visit the Tower of London and meet the ravens.
Admire at the impressive St. Paul’s Cathedral.
Discover London’s maritime history at the Cutty Sark.
Climb aboard the HMS Belfast warship.
Experience the magic of Platform 9 at King’s Cross.
Stroll along the historic Southbank and enjoy street performances.
Explore the mystical corridors of the British Library.
Experience Egyptian mummies at the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology.
Explore the mysteries of the Horniman Museum and Gardens.
Climb aboard the historic warship, HMS Wellington.
Step into the enchanted world of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
Dive into art and design at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Discover historic treasures at the Museum of London.
Experience the wonders of the Royal Observatory in Greenwich.
Visit the Cartoon Museum for a dose of humor and art.
Explore the fascinating history of London’s transport at London Transport Museum.
2. Outdoor Adventures and Parks for kids in London:
- Explore the Diana Memorial Playground’s pirate ship.
- Bike to the beautiful Richmond Park.
- Attend open-air theatre at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.
- Visit the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew.
- Experience the wildlife at the London Zoo.
- Ride the famous London Eye for panoramic views.
- Explore the enchanting Kew Gardens Treetop Walkway.
- Take a leisurely stroll along the charming canals of Little Venice.
- Enter into the Harry Potter Studio Tour.
- Enjoy family-friendly performances at the West End.
3. Cultural and Educational Experiences for kids in London:
Discover marine life at the SEA LIFE London Aquarium.
Travel through history at the London Transport Museum.
Wonder at the historic Globe Theatre.
Attend a family workshop at the Tate Modern.
Explore the mysteries of the Sherlock Holmes Museum.
Uncover the history of the Postal Museum.
Experience interactive storytelling at the Royal Opera House.
Explore the magic of Warner Bros. Studio Tour.
Delve into behind-the-scenes tours at iconic venues.
Explore the enchanting world of the Clink Prison Museum.
Step into the captivating world of the Cartoon Museum.
Experience history firsthand at the Florence Nightingale Museum.
4. Unique London Experiences for kids with 10 more unique activities:
Go on treasure hunts at historic sites.
Explore the enchanting world of Hamleys.
Take a London Duck Tour for a unique perspective.
Explore the mystical caves of Chislehurst.
Revisit history at the Charles Dickens Museum.
Experience the charm of Little Angel Theatre puppet shows.
Visit the wonders of the Grant Museum of Zoology.
Dine with a view at the Shard’s restaurants.
Enjoy a delightful meal on the Bateaux London Cruise.
Relish the flavors of Borough Market’s street food.
Fly High at the Emirates Aviation Experience
5. Dining and Treats for Kids in London:
Enjoy delicious delicacies at Peggy Porschen Cakes.
Luxuriate in traditional fish and chips by the Thames.
Delight in whimsical afternoon teas.
Explore kid-friendly dining at Rainforest Cafe.
Visit the famous M&M’s World in Leicester Square.
Satisfy your sweet tooth at Candy Mechanics.
Discover chocolate delights at Cadbury World.
Enjoy a delightful meal on the Bateaux London Cruise.
Relish the flavors of Borough Market’s street food.
Discover the delights of Jamie’s Italian.
Have a taste adventure at the Chocolate Museum.
Delight in unique ice cream flavors at Chin Chin Labs.
6. Sports and activities to keep kids active and engaged in London:
Skateboarding at Southbank Skate Space: London’s iconic skateboarding spot by the Thames is perfect for kids and teenagers to practice their skills.
Swimming at London Fields Lido: This heated outdoor pool in Hackney is a great place for families to enjoy a swim, especially during the summer times.
Mini Golf at Putt in the Park: Located in Wandsworth Park, this mini-golf course serves as a fun and relaxed activity for kids and parents alike.
Climbing at The Castle Climbing Centre: For adventurous kids, this climbing center in Stoke Newington provides a safe environment to learn and practice climbing.
Canoeing at Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre: Kids can try their hand at canoeing on the calm waters of the Docklands, with guidance from experienced instructors.
Football at Regent’s Park: The vast open spaces of Regent’s Park are perfect for a family game of football or frisbee.
Tennis at Battersea Park: Battersea Park has many tennis courts available for families to enjoy a game of tennis together.
Ice Skating at Alexandra Palace Ice Rink: This historic ice rink offers family sessions and is a fantastic place for kids to try ice skating.
Horse Riding in Hyde Park: The Hyde Park Stables offer horse riding experiences for kids and parents within the heart of London.
Cycling along the Thames Path: Rent bicycles and explore the scenic Thames Path, a family-friendly cycling route along the river.
7. London's most entertaining playgrounds and play areas for kids:
Diana Memorial Playground: Located in Kensington Gardens, this playground features a large pirate ship and is inspired by the adventures of Peter Pan.
Coram’s Fields Playground: Situated in Bloomsbury, this playground is a hideout for kids and offers sandpits, swings, and a variety of play equipment.
Princess Diana Memorial Playground: Another tribute to Princess Diana, this Hyde Park playground features a sensory trail, a large wooden ship, and a beach area.
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Playground: In the heart of Stratford, this playground offers adventure trails, sand and water play, and even climbing walls.
Jubilee Gardens Playground: With stunning views of the London Eye and the Thames, this playground in Southbank offers a delightful play experience.
Godstone Farm: A bit outside of London, this farm offers an outdoor adventure playground, pedal tractors, and plenty of farm animals to interact with.
Holland Park Adventure Playground: Located in Kensington, this adventure playground boasts treehouses, zip wires, and an outdoor musical area.
Vauxhall City Farm: This urban farm in Vauxhall has a playground, farmyard animals, and educational activities for kids.
KidZania London: Located in Westfield London, this indoor play area allows kids to explore a mini city and try out various roles and professions.
Discovery Children’s Story Centre: In Stratford, this center offers imaginative play spaces, a storytelling studio, and interactive exhibits for young children.
8. Indoor entertainment and rainy day activities for kids in London:
KidZania London: Located in Westfield London, KidZania is an indoor city where kids can role-play various jobs and professions, from firefighters to TV presenters.
SEA LIFE London Aquarium: Discover marine life from around the world at this fascinating aquarium near the London Eye.
Namco Funscape: Located in County Hall, this entertainment center features arcade games, bumper cars, and ten-pin bowling, perfect for a rainy day.
Discover Children’s Story Centre: Placed in Stratford, this interactive center offers storytelling sessions and imaginative play areas.
London Transport Museum: Explore the history of London’s transport system through interactive exhibits, vintage vehicles, and fun activities for kids.
The Postal Museum: Explore the history of postal services in London, including a ride on the Mail Rail, an underground mail train.
Odeon Kids: Many Odeon cinemas in London offer special screenings of family-friendly films at reduced prices on weekends and during school holidays.
The Crystal: This sustainable city in East London features interactive exhibits on urban sustainability and the future of cities.
Museum of Childhood: Part of the V&A Museum, this museum in Bethnal Green showcases toys, games, and childhood through the ages.
Clip ‘n Climb Chelsea: An indoor climbing center in Chelsea with various climbing challenges suitable for kids and adults alike.
9. London's Hidden Gems and Secret Adventures for Kids:
Explore the labyrinthine tunnels of Chislehurst Caves.
Start on an underground adventure at the Brunel Museum’s Thames Tunnel.
Visit God’s Own Junkyard, a kaleidoscope of neon signs and art.
Discover the captivating Leighton House Museum, a hidden artistic gem.
Explore Postman’s Park, home to the touching Watts Memorial.
Take a ride on the Emirates Air Line for stunning aerial views.
Visit the Grant Museum of Zoology, a hidden treasure of specimens.
Experience the charm of the Little Angel Theatre puppet shows.
Step into history at the Geffrye Museum of the Home.
Wander through the intriguing Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons.
10. London's Thrilling Kid-Friendly Events and Festivals:
Attend the annual London Children’s Book Fair for literary adventures.
Join the festive spirit of the Hamleys Christmas Toy Parade.
Explore imaginative worlds at the Imagine Children’s Festival.
Experience the magic of Christmas at Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park.
Celebrate Chinese New Year with dynamic parades and cultural activities.
Enjoy the family-friendly atmosphere of the Greenwich Children’s Theatre Festival.
Join in storytelling and art at the Southbank Centre’s Imaginefest.
Dance and sing at the Underbelly Festival’s family shows on the Southbank.
Witness the spectacular Lord Mayor’s Show, a historic London event.
Discover science and technology at the Royal Society’s Summer Science Exhibition.
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