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 7th August 2018

Bounce, Old Street

64 user reviews 5

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 toting a cool UV vibe alongside craft beers and cocktails aplenty, they're upping your game with ping pong tables aplenty.

5 events @ Aeronaut with 63 upcoming dates starting on 15 Aug 2018

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.

The Old School Yard

4 user reviews 5

The Old School Yard has become a legend in South London thanks to its nostalgic decor and cheeky character. Based on Long Lane in London Bridge, the venue features Nintendo Games, vintage toys and classic comics, alongside a clock that is continuously set for 3:10 PM. Perfect for all of London's big kids, grab a boozy drink at the bar and enjoy all the carefree fun of your youth at this charming spot.

3 events @ Neverland London with 55 upcoming dates from 15 Aug 2018 until 30 Sep 2018

Packed full of activities to get involved with, from beer pong and bottomless brunch to shuffleboard and mini golf, this fun pop up in Fulham is one of the ultimate places to hang out for big kids.

25 events @ Secret London Location with 25 upcoming dates from 18 Aug 2018 until 29 Dec 2018

Brunch doesn't have to be a civilised affair, in fact we think it's better when it's messy, mad and fun. Hip Hop Brunch will start your weekend with heaps of pancakes, tonnes of hip hop and even a magician for all you big kids out there.

2 events @ 2 venues with 42 upcoming dates from 16 Aug 2018 until 25 Jan 2019

Full of wonder, magic and suspense, The Magic Hour will bring you all the astonishment of your childhood. Watch master magician Sonic dazzle and amaze with his tricks, the likes of which have already impressed celebs from Sir Roger Moore through to Gary Barlow.

The Four Thieves

30 user reviews 4

Battersea's hottest spot for Londoners looking to relive their youth is The Four Thieves, a pub that's packed to the rafters with craft beer, gin and most importantly games. From remote control car racing through to arcade games and ping pong, there's enough here to keep you out of trouble.

@ London Dungeon on Thursday 27th September 2018 and 5 other dates

London Dungeons isn't just for school groups and tourists, the iconic venue is opening its doors for a terrifying late night. Head to the popular spot as Sweeny Todd and Jack the Ripper come to life, history is told in terrifying form and rides are waiting to whizz you around.

9 events @ 8 venues with 27 upcoming dates from 16 Aug 2018 until 20 Dec 2018

Famed for their no-holds-barred approach to partying in London; the It's Unknown collective are throwing a series of events across multiple locations this year, including the likes of Gospeloke and Musical Bingo, plus a host of other associated bashes.

@ Big Ben on Various dates from Sunday 19th August 2018

Let your imagination run free and get those brains into gear as you dive into this epic treasure hunt. You'll tackle riddles and puzzles using clues, which will take you all the way through London – before ending on the Treasure pub, where you'll get 20% off the bill. Try out the City version too.

3 events @ 3 venues with 126 upcoming dates from 13 Aug 2018 until 30 Sep 2018

A great way to get out of the heat this summer, head to one of these great pubs across London to try out the ultimate VR gaming experience for up to an hour courtesy of The VR Concept.

16 person foosball, huge slices of pizza and vintage video games; sounds like the ultimate big kid experience, right? Pizza Pilgrims are offering that and more in their new Canary Wharf-based site. The famous pizza chain have made a name for themselves by creating stunning Neapolitan pizzas topped with the freshest ingredients around.

4 events @ Limitless-VR with 56 upcoming dates from 14 Aug 2018 until 10 Oct 2018

Head to Croydon where Limitless are bringing one of the best gaming experiences to the south-east of the city. Choose from a great variety of VR games, or get involved with one of their tournaments.

Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes

118 user reviews 4

With bowling, karaoke, ping pong, pool and everything else you need for a great night out, the Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes is one of the top picks for big kids in London. Grab some of their tasty cocktails and get ready to run amok at one of the funnest bars in the city.

The Four Quarters

8 user reviews 5

The ultimate in London's old-school activities, The Four Quarters' games room is packed with arcade games such as Pac Man, Asteroids and Space Invaders. Throw in a hot selection of craft beer - because you're actually a grown-up - and you've got yourself a hilarious night in South London.