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 16th April 2019

Handmade Mysteries

77 user reviews 5

Put your puzzle-solving skills to the test with some of London's most thrilling, hair-raising escape rooms. Whether its an immersive street game, chilling immersive team challenge or mind-boggling test with a demented ventriloquist dummy, these games are sure to be an unforgettable experience and heaps of fun.  

  Thames Lates

23 user reviews 4

@ London Eye Millenium Pier on Various dates from Thursday 25th April 2019

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. 

Inter-Pub Gaming

42 user reviews 5

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.

@ London Dungeon on Friday 24th May 2019 and 5 other Fridays

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.


8 user reviews 3

Take things back to the old school as Reztron brings you legendary consoles and some of the best retro games to some of the best rooftop bars and gorgeous venues in London. From bottomless brunch with SEGA Mega Drives to karaoke at a sky bar, it doesn't get much better than this.

@ Ballie Ballerson on Various dates from Sunday 21st April 2019

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.

London Games Room

6 user reviews 4

Time to get serious about gaming with the Victoria Tavern's secret space. Complete with everything from arcade machines through to professional tennis tables, the space is great for a birthday or after-work blow out.

Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes

507 user reviews 4

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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.

Bounce, Old Street

555 user reviews 5

Ping Pong and Packages and 2 other offers

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.


212 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.

@ Moonshine Saloon on Various dates from Sunday 21st April 2019

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 as you sip on cocktails and attempt to make a fortune from smuggling moonshine. 

@ The Hidden Spirit Ship on Various dates from Sunday 21st April 2019

Ever fancied yourself as a young buccaneer? Step aboard The Hidden Spirit and live out your pirate fantasies as you attempt to steal hidden treasure from under the watchful eye of the Governor, just make sure to not get caught. 

Apé Hour

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.

The Four Thieves

40 user reviews 4

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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.