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Top indoor kids activities in London

  • Monday January 29th 2024


Discover fun and challenging indoor activities in London! From escape rooms and trampolines to Shrek's Adventure! London, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

Hair-Raising Indoor Activities

  • Unleash your inner speed demon at Capital Karts

Located in the heart of Canary Wharf and Barking, Capital Karts is jam-packed with indoor fun for kids! They offer go-karting for adults and kids, but also host kids' birthday parties, stag, and hen dos, and offer yummy food and drinks!

Prices start at £36 per person, for adults and £26 per person for children.


  • Fly higher than a Dragon on the Trampolines at Oxygen at the O2

When looking for indoor activities in London, Oxygen at the O2 is one not to be missed! The park consists of 9 different sections including trampolines, dodgeball courts, a mega airbag, and foam pits.

Younger guests between the ages of 0-5 can also enjoy a soft play area and structured sensory play sessions.

Once you've worked up an appetite, head along to the vast array of bars and restaurants that the O2 has to offer. 

Find out more here


  • Skate rings around your family at Queens Ice Rink

One of the colder but immensely thrilling, indoor activities in London, London's only all-year-round ice rink offers lots of fun the whole family will enjoy!

Grab your skates and prepare to be mesmerised by the cool industrial geometric monochrome wall art, DJ nights, and much more. 

Tickets start at £12.75 for adults and £11.25 for kids on weekdays.

Weekends - £13.75 for adults and kids.

Book your tickets here.


  • Test your aim at laser tag at Bunker 51

Bunker 51 is an ideal indoor attraction for kids who are seeking a dose of adrenaline with a Cold War-themed twist. Located near North Greenwich, kids and their families can enjoy laser tag, paintball, 3 escape rooms, and 2 zombie experiences.

They also offer cool kids' parties, stag, and hen do's and team-building challenges.

Find out more, here.


  • Explore the bowels of the London Dungeon

Enjoy the ultimate day out at the London Dungeon…if you dare! This one is best for families with older children.

The home of scary fun invites you to live and breathe your way through 1000 years of London’s darkest history with immersive scream-drenched stories and fear-inducing scares.

With 16 haunting shows and 2 thrilling rides, guests will come face-to-face with some of London’s most notorious historic characters including Guy Fawkes, and Sweeney Todd!

Familiar tales are played out before your eyes and storytelling is given a contemporary twist in a trip that’s not to be missed.


  • Step into the Seahorse Hotel at SEA LIFE London Aquarium

Step into the Seahorse Hotel at SEA LIFE London Aquarium this February half-term. Join the mission to try and help Seahorses continue to live safely in our oceans, the perfect kid's indoor activity near you! 

Take on the challenges, find the answers, learn about the oceans and have loads of fun!

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Marvel at London’s Museums

  • Check Out the Amazing Exhibits at the Natural History Museum

Searching for indoor activities in London with an educational twist? The Natural History Museum boasts a large array of fascinating exhibits with a range of species the whole family will love!

The galleries are split into four zones. 

The blue zone showcases the museum's dinosaurs, mammals, and marine invertebrates to name a few. Follow the planet's evolution in the green zone, here you can walk beneath the largest animal on earth or discover the extinct dodo bird along with cool creepy crawlies. 

The red zone allows you to take a journey through the earth in a different way, here you can marvel at the wonders of human evolution, or explore the epic forces of volcanoes, and earthquakes. 


  • See Lightning Strike Before Your Eyes at the Science Museum

The Science Museum is another wonderful indoor attraction for kids! Spark your imagination and discover a world of possibilities with award-winning exhibitions, stunning galleries, and engaging workshops.

General admission into the museum is free, you can book your tickets online here.

They also offer a range of different interactive galleries including Power Up, where you will be immersed in a hands-on gaming experience featuring the most popular video games and consoles spanning over the last 50 years. The Wonderlab gallery offers a slightly different experience - enjoy live science shows, see lightning strike before your eyes, and explore the magic across the seven different zones!


  • Learn About Planes, Trains, and Automobiles at the London Transport Museum

The London Transport Museum is based in the heart of London, offering the perfect indoor activity for kids. Families can enjoy a brilliant showcase of London's transport icons including the first-ever Tube map design.

There's also loads of hands-on fun to be had! Children can engage with interactive exhibits bringing transportation history to life. From driving a tube train simulator to exploring how traffic lights work, there's something for every curious mind.

Tickets must be booked in advance online


Challenging Indoor Experiences

  • Test Your Problem-Solving Skills in Escape Rooms London Bridge

Escape Rooms London Bridge offers an interactive, experience that puts your teamwork and problem-solving skills to the test.

There are two escape rooms to choose from:

1. Pharaoh's Chamber 

After successfully passing through the 12 black gates of hell, you're deep in the heart of Egypt's oldest pyramid - legend has it that this chamber is cursed and all who remain in it for longer than 60 minutes will have their souls removed from their bodies.

Are you ready to escape?


2. Room 33

It's 1675 and you are the guards of the emperor, Kangxi. He has many beautiful and priceless treasures scattered around his palace including his precious bronze vase.

Legend has it that as long as the vase stays in the emperor's possession, his dynasty will live on forever. However, one night on your watch, the vase escapes and the emperor orders your execution the next day.

Lucky for you, you're visited by a mysterious stranger in the night who gives you the open to time travel to the future, where the vase is now sitting in the British Museum - you must break into the museum, escape, and travel back to 1675.

Have you got what it takes?


  • Compete Against Your Family at Monopoly Lifesized

Monopoly Life-Sized offers the ultimate indoor activity for kids, combining the classic board game with real-life excitement. Be immersed in a world of negotiation, strategy, and endless fun! The interactive challenges are the perfect way to beat boredom on a rainy day whilst working on teamwork, decision-making, and critical thinking skills!


Enjoy a unique Indoor Experience at Shrek’s Adventure! London

What is Shrek’s Adventure! London?

Shrek's Adventure! London is a brilliantly bonkers, interactive, and immersive walkthrough experience, where the whole family can journey through Far Far Away as the stars of the show.

See, hear, touch, and smell the adventure by exploring 9 fairytale themed live shows, from a magical 4D flying bus experience, interacting with various famous characters including Princess Fiona and Donkey to collecting the special ingredients that you will need to find Shrek and make it home safely.

About the adventure

Interested in more? Read all about the fun here.

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FAQs about Indoor experiences in London

Shrek's Adventure! London is located inside County Hall - the whole attraction is inside.

There are a variety of museums in London that are kid-friendly including the Science Museum, the National History Museum, and the British Transport Museum.

There's lots of indoor fun on offer around Southbank, Shrek's Adventure! London and SEA LIFE London Aquarium are perfect for children.

For older teens/adults looking for a thrill, the London Dungeon is also a brilliant choice. 

The London Eye is also a short walk away from all 3 attractions.


Ticket information

  • Entry at your chosen 15-minute time slot
  • 70-minute interactive walk-through experience, including a magical 4D flying bus experience

Ticket information

  • Enjoy maximum flexibility and arrive at anytime on your chosen date
  • 70-minute interactive walk-through experience, including a magical 4D flying bus experience

Ticket information

  • Upgrade your Far Far Away journey with character ears and save by booking the bundle online
  • Includes standard entry at your chosen timeslot