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 20th April 2017
The go-to birthday party for all cool kids, the ball pit is back and its here for all big kids in London. This time the fun activity is full of balls that glow in the dark, cocktails inspired by our school days (Wham Bar anyone?) and a DJ who will be playing all the best hits.
Don't deny it, you know you love laser tag, especially when it's as fun as Laser Lates, a high intensity, mad dash game that sees two teams go head to head. Taking place in Whitechapel, the game takes place in an amazing abandoned-town like place that includes a church, old houses and plenty of space to run wild in.
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.
Remember trawling around some of London's most popular museums as a kid? Now you can do it with a drink in hand! Join Madame Tussauds as you not only get familiar with some of the best waxwork in the business, there's selfies and bubbles to boot.
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.
Having already conquered Shoreditch, the brilliant fun Flight Club is heading over to Bloomsbury to open a second venue. Complete with all the same hilarity, expect games, cocktails, brunch, pizza and one of the best meeting places in central London.
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.
Bringing back the magic of school sports days, The Chap Olympiad is a brilliant activity for big kids in London. There will be picnics, immaculate trousers and all the fun and games you need for a summer's afternoon.
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.
Bringing all things '90s to London, Hot Since '91 is one of the biggest throw-back events in London. Head to one of their parties to sing to the best RnB karaoke, play playground games and have a go at games which include SEGA classics, Jumbo Jenga and Guess Who?.
Hark back to the glory days of fairy-tales and sing-a-longs at this unique bottomless brunch, where princes and princesses rule the roost. Your ticket includes an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet and bottomless prosecco throughout.
Bringing all the fun for London's big kids, Breakfast Club Bingo ANGEL is a cracking London night full of balls and booze. Join The Breakfast Club as they invite in hilarious caller Anne Hiking to take your bingo game to the next level; expect shots, happy hours and a lot of laughs.
It's big, it's very silly and it's a whole lot of fun. Join Guilty Pleasures as they take over KOKO for a massive night. Encompassing the best pop anthems of all time, along with cabaret stars and dance troupes, this is one club night not to miss.
As if we couldn't wait for summer already, Mighty Hoopla is bringing a whole new level to the excitement. Relive your childhood in London as the festival includes Sink the Pink, Ultimate Power, Bongo's Bingo and music from pop dreams such as All Saints and Sophie Ellis Bextor.
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.
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.
Put on your big boy trousers and head to People's Park Tavern for a hilarious night of crazy golf and craft beer. The course will take you right back to your childhood as it features loop the loops, water hazards and tricky little bends, all for a fun activity in London.
Get ready to work those gaming thumbs as SEGAloha returns to Kanaloa for a massive night of gaming. The Tiki-themed club will be filled with all your favourite retro games, from Sonic Speed through to Golden Axe.
It's not just the big kids down in South London who get to enjoy Four Quarters, the second venue has just opened in East London in Hackney Wick. The new bar is near the Queen Elizabeth Victoria Memorial Park and has the same fun mix of arcade games and craft beer as the original.