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 14th May 2021




Simmons Soho

184 user reviews 4

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.

Foosball Club

6 user reviews 5

Take your foosball skills to a whole new level at this unmissable hub of activities for big kids in London. Located in Islington, Foosball Club has world-class tables for you and your mates to play on, alongside a wide choice of craft beer and pizza to keep you refreshed between games. 

Thames Rockets

40 user reviews 5

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 courtesy of London Cocktail Club.  

The Ghost Bus Tours

3 user reviews 4

Both hilarious and great fun, The Ghost Bus Tour is a brilliant way to see the city while having a good time. Jump aboard the vintage Routemaster as it whizzes around London showing you the sites and revealing plenty of ghastly secrets.

AIM Escape

6 user reviews 5

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

Having already conquered Shoreditch, the brilliant fun Flight Club is heading over to Bloomsbury, Victoria and Islington to open more venues. Complete with all the same hilarity, expect games, cocktails, brunch, pizza and one of the best meeting places in central 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 each and every day. What more could you want?

The Magic Hour

771 user reviews 5

Get ready to be bamboozled as you spend the evening just inches away from some of the world's most impressive sleight of hand. The Magic Hour's legendary lineup includes feats of impossible and mind-reading tricks that will leave you mesmerised for days after.

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 in London. 

Electric Gamebox

1 user review 5

Ever wanted to step inside a video game? Well now is your chance as Electronic Theatre has launched in the heart of London. An immersive social experience, you and your mates can take on adventures in digital rooms aka LightBoxes, where you'll feel like you're a part of the game. 

When life gets tough? We find it's best to escape to an entirely different reality. And that's where DNA VR comes in. Their epic games range from underwater adventures to haunted hospitals and murderous zombies - with venues both in Camden and Hammersmith.

Dabbers Bingo

106 user reviews 4

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.

Gather the gang and head over to South Bank where Between The Bridges is ready and waiting with a whole range of fun hands-on activities. Get your clubs at the ready for a round of crazy golf or try something a little different with a round of tejo - Colombia's national game.

Darkfield

1 user review 5

A quirky experience designed for two, DARKFIELD is an audio performance that can be enjoyed by you and one other at home. Sit across from one another, pop in your headphones and prepare to be immersed into a creepy and unnerving soundscape.

Ballie Ballerson Shoreditch

2972 user reviews 4

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.