Fun Activities for Big Kids in London

When it comes to London rent prices, the grinding misery of the daily commute and having to remortgage every time you want a pint of craft beer, we sometimes feel like we want to go back. Return to the heady days of our childhood, when life was bill-free and fish finger-filled, but hey, don't dwell, London is full of fun activities for big kids. Jump into ball pits, practise your spelling and putt your way round a mad golf course; these are the best ways to relive your childhood in London.

Last updated on 9th September 2020




Having already conquered Shoreditch, the brilliant fun Flight Club is heading over to Bloomsbury, Victoria and Islington to open more venues. Complete with all the same hilarity, expect games, cocktails, brunch, pizza and one of the best meeting places in central London.

Ballie Ballerson is a haven for re-living those days spent at indoor adventure centres. Once the weekend rolls around, you can sip on bottomless prosecco, porn star martinis and chomp on unlimited pizza before plunging head-first into a ballpit, or head along one evening for some midweek fun.

Simmons Soho

168 user reviews 4

Remember the days of thriving on Crash Bandicoot and Mario? They're still here, and this time you can enjoy them with some of the best cocktails in London. Join Simmons as they provide retro gaming and fun in their bar alongside some of the best happy hours in the business.

Release your inner big kid with a trip to one of London's most iconic attractions. From the epic SEA LIFE London Aquarium to the spooky Dungeons, it's time to check out these attractions for something a bit different.

Urban Missions

26 user reviews 4

Discounts available on certain events

Run around the city like Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible as you track clues and crack riddles sent to your phone, all in an attempt to catch potential bombers or rescue hostages. Working against the clock, you'll attempt to prevent destruction in the city and save hundreds of lives. 

The Ghost Bus Tours

3 user reviews 4

Both hilarious and great fun, The Ghost Bus Tour is a brilliant way to see the city while having a good time. Jump aboard the vintage Routemaster as it whizzes around London showing you the sites and revealing plenty of ghastly secrets.

@ The Prince of Wales Brixton on Thursday 8th October 2020 and 2 other dates

One of the best bingo nights in London is back for more hilarious antics this season. Head down to Brixton every Wednesday where the Musical Bingo gang are taking over the Prince Of Wales rooftop with high-energy dabbing action, dance-offs and more.

AIM Escape

5 user reviews 5

Promising something that's a little different from your average escape room, AIM is a premium experience with four thrilling rooms of puzzle solving to get stuck into. Expect a thrilling combination of immersion, and technology at this quirky activity. 

DNA VR

4 user reviews 5

When life gets tough? We find it's best to escape to an entirely different reality. And that's where DNA VR comes in. Their epic games range from underwater adventures to haunted hospitals and murderous zombies - with venues both in Camden and Hammersmith.

@ The Marylebone on Tue, 25th Jun 2019 - Thu, 31st Dec 2020

A great activity for amateur sleuths, this unique treasure hunt around Sherlock's stomping ground with have you completing challenges and solving clues on the trail of the iconic detectives safehouse. Each decision you make changes the game, so make sure you're not falling foul of the wrong sorts.

Thames Rockets

40 user reviews 5

Zip along the River Thames like James Bond in a high-power speedboat. You'll zoom past iconic landmarks with an educated guide as you blast a soundtrack of top hits. To top off the evening, you'll be greeted back to land with a refreshing cocktail courtesy of London Cocktail Club.  

Aeronaut

232 user reviews 4

A perfect spot for big kids, Aeronaut brings all the fun of the playground to the cocktail bar. With a stunning array of weird and wonderful events such as fairytale film brunches and quirky cabarets, the atmosphere is always fun and fantastic whether you're heading for a show or just a few drinks.

Electric Playbox

1 user review 5

Ever wanted to step inside a video game? Well now is your chance as Electronic Theatre has launched in the heart of London. An immersive social experience, you and your mates can take on adventures in digital rooms aka LightBoxes, where you'll feel like you're a part of the game. 

Let your inner child out with a singing sesh at London's hottest karaoke club. Not only are there 10 rooms for all sorts of capacities, but there's even live DJs come the weekend and a mouthwatering cocktail list each and every day. What more could you want?

The Magic Hour

393 user reviews 5

Get ready to be bamboozled as you spend the evening just inches away from some of the world's most impressive sleight of hand. The Magic Hour's legendary lineup includes feats of impossible and mind-reading tricks that will leave you mesmerised for days after.

A quirky experience designed for two, DARKFIELD is an audio performance that can be enjoyed by you and one other at home. Sit across from one another, pop in your headphones and prepare to be immersed into a creepy and unnerving soundscape.

@ The Four Thieves on Sunday 4th October 2020 and 5 other Sundays

Big kids in London will jump at the chance to take part in this fun, wholesome and competitive night at The Four Thieves in Battersea. The crew from So Board will be bringing their selection of classic and quirky board games to try out, with discounted drinks throughout the experience. 

Bar Elba

1328 user reviews 4

Picture this: gliding along a roof-top ice rink with a mulled wine and London's skyline in the background - sounds pretty great huh? Well, the booze gods have answered your prayers with Bar Elba's newest festive ice-skating installation. Get yourself a themed cocktail or two before popping on your skates and testing your balance on the ice.