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 25th June 2020

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, or head along one evening for some midweek fun.


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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.

Electric Shuffle

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After a long day of being a grown-up at work, unleash your inner kid at this unique technology-meets-shuffleboard experience. From the minds behind Flight Club, Electric Shuffle is an exhilarating social activity with a unique spin on the classic game, and additional refreshments to carry you through.  

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.

Urban Missions

21 user reviews 4

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Run around the city like Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible as you track clues and crack riddles sent to your phone, all in an attempt to catch potential bombers or rescue hostages. Working against the clock, you'll attempt to prevent destruction in the city and save hundreds of lives. 

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A great activity for amateur sleuths, this unique treasure hunt around Sherlock's stomping ground with have you completing challenges and solving clues on the trail of the iconic detectives safehouse. Each decision you make changes the game, so make sure you're not falling foul of the wrong sorts.

Thames Rockets

37 user reviews 5

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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.  

Bar Elba

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Picture this: gliding along a roof-top ice rink with a mulled wine and London's skyline in the background - sounds pretty great huh? Well, the booze gods have answered your prayers with Bar Elba's newest festive ice-skating installation. Get yourself a themed cocktail or two before popping on your skates and testing your balance on the ice.

AIM Escape

2 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. 

The Ghost Bus Tours

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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.

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?

Electronic Theatre

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. 

Release your inner big kid with a trip to one of London's most iconic attractions. From the epic SEA LIFE London Aquarium to the spooky Dungeons, it's time to check out these attractions for something a bit different.