Outdoor activities for kids

Get outdoors with Time Out's ideas for kids' activities in and around the capital



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Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Playground

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.

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Adventure playgrounds

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

Boat trips

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

City farms

Discover the urban agriculture across the city with our guide to where families can find urban green spots and cute animals – from cows and pigs to rabbits and hamsters – in London. Read more

Days out for animal-lovers

Here's our guide to where you can get up close and personal with all creatures great and small in London. The city is home to animals including horses, lambs, penguins and meerkats. Read more

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