Get outdoors with Time Out's ideas for kids' activities in and around the capital
Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Playground
Opportunities for alfresco activities are plentiful in this city, so prise the video games from the kids' hands and get outdoors. Our suggestions for getting some fresh air include imaginative adventure playgrounds, thrilling boat trips and bustling city farms.
Many of London’s parks have fantastically imaginative adventure playgrounds that will keep the brood happy for a whole day. Time Out picks the best ones in each area of the city, where you can let kids expend excess energy on climbing frames, treehouses, paddling pools and zip wires. Read more
The city looks different from the water, so discover it from one of London's best boat tours along the river Thames and the city's picturesque canalways. From serene canalboat trips to high-speed thrill rides, London's waterways have something for everyone. Read more
With the advent of winter, atmospheric ice rinks pop up all over London. Get into the festive spirit and put ice skating at the top of your family days out list – Winter Wonderland and the Natural History Museum are particularly popular with kids. Read more