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 23rd November 2017
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.
As well as fine dining and a huge set list, this night at Ace Hotel will be playing massive games of Bingo with prizes that range from helicopter rides through to clay pigeon shoots.
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.
Head to swanky spot One Canada Square Bar and Restaurant for delicious food, craft beer, and a chance to play on their shuffleboard for free.
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.
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.
Grab your gang and have a go on the wildly popular shuffle board this winter as London Shuffle Club brings the games, cocktails and craft beer.
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.
Since its renovation, Queens has pretty much been synonymous with fun time activities in London. Come for the ice skating and bowling in their 12 lanes, stay for the MEATliquor food and cocktails from the bar.
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.
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.
Enter Winterland for your birthday and you’ll be whisked away to an enchanted forest on the Thames. It’s awash with winter lodges, igloos and tonnes of games like curling, ping pong and prosecco pong. Their two alcoholic bars can serve you up mulled wine, too, while you enjoy some of their beautiful fondue.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.