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 December 2021

The Magic Hour

798 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.

Ballie Ballerson Shoreditch

3843 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.

Interactive Pro Gaming

60 user reviews 5

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Nothing sums up a big kids' day out more than combining VR tech with a pint and the arcade. You'll get an out-of-this-world experience with Interactive Pro Gaming in Battersea: a virtual reality experience in the pub. What's not to like?

Dabbers Bingo

108 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.

BucketRace Public Events

10 user reviews 5

Unleash your inner child with BucketRace. The brand hosts all kinds of fun games and activities, including brilliant scavenger hunts that sends you on the hunt for hidden gems all over London, as well as cracking online quizzes and more.


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.

between the bridges

128 user reviews 4

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, spend a night with DJs the likes of Gilles Peterson and Norman Jay MBE or try something a little different with a round of Tejo - Colombia's national game.

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. 


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Whether you fancy becoming a spy for the day or stepping into the world of Assassin's Creed, clueQuest is one fun venue for big kids in London that can't be slept on. Enjoy hours of thrills at these unique experiences in Kings Cross.

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. 

Hyper Reality

110 user reviews 5

Fancy yourself as a gaming wiz? Head to Hyper Reality this winter and you'll get the incredible opportunity to explore everything in twos hours. From riding rollercoasters to chasing high scores and exploring new worlds, this is the ultimate adventure for London's big kids.

Not your average Central London bar, Clays offers you a fun, interactive experience. Head over to enjoy a competitive game of clay target shooting, all on their huge 4K screens. And when you're not playing? There is all kinds of delicious food and drink that you can get stuck into.

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?

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.  


4 user reviews 5

Are you a big kid that wants to zoom through London your very own e-bike or scooter? Now's your chance as these unique tours will teach you plenty about the city as you ride through Angel and Barbican or past the Royal Albert Hall and Kensington.

A fun activity that'll have you running around London while taking quirky snaps in odd places, Game of Stones is a must for big kids. Perfect for you and your bubble to let of a little steam, the event will also task you to work out riddles and crack clues.

Foosball Club

8 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.