Family-Friendly Events In London

The capital is a land of opportunity for anyone looking for a good bar or a great restaurant, but when it comes to family friendly events in London, what is there to do? Sure, you’ve got the classic attractions, but with a city this big, there must be more for you to do with the kids. If you want to try something new together as a unit, take a look at our recommended list of things to do for families in London and go have that day out you’ve been dreaming of.

Last edited by Kiera Chapman

Last updated on 21st May 2024

Direct from Graceland: Elvis

Head over to London Bridge where you'll find Direct From Graceland: Elivs, a retrospective showcasing over 450 artefacts from the King of Rock and Roll. Marvel at his incredible legacy and check out some of his iconic stage outfits. From his beloved Ferrari Dino to his well-known Gold Lamé Suit, there's plenty to see that's suitable for everyone. There are even incredible tributes to The '68 Comeback Special, Aloha from Hawaii and more.


If you're looking for events to please the whole family, Young's are offering several activities across their London venues. Including Halloween hunts, fireworks nights and gingerbread house decorating, there's so much going on in these pubs throughout the year. 

BucketRace Scavenger Hunts

Head over to the West End where this unique cross-city scavenger hunt is kicking off. Perfect for a fun family day out in London, grab your group of up to four people and get ready to complete tasks and missions to be crowned the winning team and get your hands on some cool prizes.

Urban Missions

If you're looking for a fun day out for the whole family, Urban Missions is hosting a whole load of immersive experiences across the capital. Work together as a group to solve puzzles, uncover mysteries and save London while racing against the clock.

Dabbers Bingo

The perfect day out for kids and adults alike, Dabbers' Family Bingo Show in Hackney promises fun games and quizzes alongside tasty snacks, all for just £12 per person. Expect animal riddles, kids vs parents challenges and a resident DJ to get you all on the dancefloor, while you take advantage of the tuck shop and magical mocktails on offer.

The Heathcote and Star

Fancy taking your family out to a top-notch boozer? Then The Heathcote and Star in Leyton is a firm choice. This fabulous pub is home to a vibrant space to hang out and chill, alongside a plethora of events from comedy nights to Sunday roasts. Trust us, you won't want to miss out on visiting this cosy boozer.

Boogie Shoes Silent Disco Walking Tours

These fun, uplifting and kid-friendly tours will take you through the city of London for a reasonable price. This half-term, expect to see some of the most iconic areas of London, soundtracked by hits from the 70's right through to present day and sprinkled with the occasional flash mob. 

RSA House Events

With the RSA Kids Cinema Club taking place during school holidays, you can make sure there are family-friendly ways to keep the kids entertained across films like Holes, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Mary Poppins and more. General admission is only £2.50 as well, so you can enjoy the Durham Street Auditorium's screenings at minimal expense too.

The Magic Show The Gentleman Cheater

@ Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street Hotel on Thursday 30th May 2024 and 7 other Thursdays

Searching for fun things to do around Covent Garden? Perfect for the whole fam to head to, check out an amazing show from French Magic Champ Christian Gambin. Taking place at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street Hotel, the tricks will leave you speechless.

Events at Gipsy Hill Brewery

Family-friendly events in London don't get better than over at Gipsy Hill Brewery. The venue has plenty in store - think everything from a Halloween mask making workshop to Magic Lantern Storytime with Rosie Tell Tales and a wreath workshop.

The Great Kids Cabaret

@ Proud Cabaret City on Various dates from Sunday 2nd June 2024

A great day out for all the family, The Great Kids Cabaret is taking place at Proud Cabaret City throughout the summer holidays. Their talented performers will be amazing your little ones with everything from circus acts and magic to fantastic dance routines, with a two-course brunch featuring mini burgers and ice cream sundaes included in your ticket price, which starts from just £25.

See Your City

Calling all Potterheads! This Harry Potter tour will take you through loads of the locations used to film the actual movies, all while you compete with each other in a fun interactive trivia quiz to find out who is house champion. And if Harry Potter isn't your thing, try out some of their other tours!

Babylon Park

Nab yourself a family day out in London thanks to Babylon Park, the two-floor indoor venue fronting rides and games for all ages to enjoy - and, whatever the weather. Head to Camden to enjoy a mini roller coaster, bumper cars and carousels.

Summer Garden Party with Draughts

@ Draughts Hackney on Sat, 1st Jun 2024 @ multiple start times (see ticket info)

One for all the family, Draughts Hackney is welcoming revellers to its summer garden party where entry is free and good times are aplenty. Look forward to 15% off food and drink all day, plus over 1000 board games to choose from to play, as well as Cornhole, shuffleboard and darts. There's even the opportunity to get some shiny glitter tattoos and have your face painted between 4pm and 7pm.