Fun Activities for Big Kids in London

Thanks 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 going back in time. Return to the days of your childhood, when life was bill-free and fish finger-filled, thanks to these great things to do. Jump into ball pits or putt your way round a mad golf course with our guide to fun activities for big kids in London.

Last edited by Lauren Cole

Last updated on 21st February 2024




Bounce

Growing up isn't always easy, but you know what is? Having fun. Join Bounce for buckets full of the stuff, as not only are they touting a cool UV vibe alongside craft beers and cocktails aplenty, they're also upping your game with table tennis tables and beer pong aplenty.

Ballie Ballerson London

Ballie Ballerson is a haven for re-living those days spent at soft play 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 ball pit, or head along one evening for some midweek fun.

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Rollerscape

Rollerscape is the rollerskating pop-up that's come to Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre. Not only can you take to the rink for loads of dun on wheels with mates or dates alike, but there are groovy tunes ranging from 80s and 90s to disco or Afrobeats - depending on what takes your fancy.

Sandbox VR London

If you're looking to exercise your big kid needs, then head to Sandbox VR in Holborn for the ultimate free-roam virtual reality experiences. Grab your mates and take on the likes of zombies, aliens and even Squid Game, then asses how you did on the leader board (you won, right?).

Dabbers Bingo

Easily one of the best nights out for London's big kid contingent, Dabbers is the bonkers bingo experience that's helping you unleash your inner child. From open-air and virtual sessions to full-blown bottomless brunches, these quirky events are perfect for birthdays, hen dos and team get-togethers.

Trapped

If you're a big kid, then nab a ticket for Trapped in Greenwich. This escape room-style venue has a boatload of quirky themes, with everything from being locked up behind bars in a prison van to zombie and spy-inspired experiences.

Badger Badger

Head over to Deptford where Badger Badger is bringing you a stunning selection of board games to get involved with. With hundreds of options to choose from, they're giving you three hours of playtime for just a fiver, alongside fresh pints and pan-Asian bites.

Mazer Zone

Big kid? We thought as much. Use that creative brain of yours to complete a boatload of challenges or riddles at Mazer Zone in Camden. This immersive experience will have you transported to another world with its high-tech gear and selection of stories.

Flight Club

For big kid activities in London, look no further than Flight Club's various venues. Go for the bullseye on their high-tech dartboards, play fun games against your pals, or get stuck into a pizza and prosecco brunch.

BucketRace Scavenger Hunts

Unleash your inner child with BucketRace. The brand hosts all kinds of fun games and activities, including brilliant scavenger hunts that send you looking for hidden gems all over London, as well as cracking online quizzes and more.

Moonshine Saloon: Western Cocktail Experience

@ Moonshine Saloon on Various dates from Friday 23rd February 2024

Step off the streets of London and enter the thrilling world of the Wild West at the Moonshine Saloon. This immersive experience in a secret location will have you become a butt-kicking cowboy, all while you sip on cocktails and attempt to make a fortune from smuggling bootleg liquor. 

Blingo - Hip Hop Bingo

If you're a big kid and looking for a good ol' time, then be sure to check out Blingo. Hosted by the hilarious and potty-mouthed pensioner Grandma Flash, alongside her 87-year-old DJ and part-time lover, Harry Spelvin, you can expect an evening filled with plenty of tunes and bingo. 

plonk

This is the ultimate golfing playground for big kids in London, offering state-of-the-art gameplay in wacky surroundings. Join Plonk for a round of golf and get a little competitive on a quirky date, birthday treat or fun day out, with golfing across multiple sites in Camden and beyond.

Lucky Voice Karaoke - Venues in London

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 every day. What more could you want?

Reztron

Take a trip down memory lane by playing all of the 80s and 90s games you used to love over at Reztron's events. These guys are holding bottomless SEGA brunches at Aquum in South and retro gaming socials at PocketSquare Skyline Bar in East.

Hyper Reality

Fancy yourself as a gaming wiz? Head to Hyper Reality and you'll get the incredible opportunity to explore everything in two hours. From riding rollercoasters to chasing high scores and exploring new worlds, this is the ultimate adventure for London's big kids.

Barry's Bonus Buzzer Bingo - Fully Interactive Comedy Gameshow!

@ The Star By Liverpool Street on Friday 23rd February 2024 and 2 other dates

Play+Drink! Barry's Bonus Buzzer Bingo is coming to The George IV in Chiswick this August. Not only is this a fully interactive comedy gameshow, but you'll enjoy whacky races, rounds of bingo, the chance to win prizes and more.

AIM Escape

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