Best Days Out with the Kids

Another topic that is asked a lot is recommendations for days out with the kids. Have sorted it by driving time from Hampstead. Not adding too many Hampstead activities as may get too repetitive.

Kentish Town City Farm

Kentish Town City Farm

Kentish Town City Farm

5 min drive.

Kentish Town City Farm has been in existence since 1972 serving the community of Camden.

For at least 47 years, we have worked tirelessly to provide a rural experience in an urban space for all ages.

We recognise the importance of Kentish Town City Farm to not only Camden residents but further afield.

Despite rumours and misinformation, we plan to be here for at least another 47 years.

We look forward to seeing you all at Kentish Town City Farm!


18 min drive.

An indoor city run by kids. Designed for children aged 4-14, KidZania blends learning and reality with entertainment. During your 4-hour experience, children can independently choose from a number of real-life activities and test their skills in a variety of professions.

Willows Activity Farm

Willows Activity Farm

Willows Activity Farm

31 min drive. 1h 24m public transport.

With over 300 farm animals and over 40 activities, shows and attractions Willows Activity Farm is a great day out for young families.  We have acres of outdoor and indoor fun for one all-inclusive price including daily shows and meet and greets with Peter Rabbit and Friends, Tristan the Runaway Tractor, our indoor Farmyard and so much more

Snakes & Ladder. Brentford.

35 min drive. 1 hour public transport.

In The Heart of Brentford with plenty of free parking…

Bursting with indoor play activities, Snakes and Ladders is fun for children of all ages and is so much more than just soft play. There’s so much to do.

Children can explore the huge playframe, there’s a huge imagination play area with a pint sized shops, and electric bikes to race!

Those aged less than 5 years have their own special dedicated zone and can join in our pre-school sessions. We’re a great venue for a birthday party too. Don’t forget your socks!

Knight School, Tower of London

35 min Underground.

Explore 1000 years of history at London’s iconic castle and World Heritage Site. See the Crown Jewels, take a legendary Yeoman Warder tour and meet the ravens.

Knight School available over some holidays.

Knebworth House

Knebworth House

Knebworth House

40 min drive.

The historic deer park covers over 250 acres. The grazing herds of Red and Sika deer have been at Knebworth for even longer than the Lytton family.

Enjoy the ancient chestnut and lime avenues. The Park is a perfect setting for  country picnics and walks. Well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome in Knebworth Park, but are not permitted in the House, Gardens, Dinosaur Trail or inside Fort Knebworth. Working assistance dogs may be taken into all areas.

Parking for cars and coaches is free of charge.

Visit Fort Knebworth Adventure Playground in the Park, with  slides, bouncy castle and zip wire

Whipsnade Zoo

41 min drive.

Whipsnade is a zoo and safari park located at Whipsnade, near Dunstable in Bedfordshire, England. It is one of two zoos (the other being ZSL London Zoo in Regent's Park, London) that are owned by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), a charity devoted to the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats.

Discover Centre, Stratford.

42 min drive. 39 min underground.

Discover Children's Story Centre is a place where children and their families can enjoy playing, learning and making up stories together.

For 0-11 year olds and their grown-ups.

Your Day Pass gives you entry to our Story World and Story Garden.

On top of your Day Pass you can book entry into our storytelling sessions and interactive family exhibition. Visit our Events page to see what’s on.

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Bekonscot Model Village and Railway

42 min drive. 1h 5min public transport.

Bekonscot Model Village & Railway is the world’s oldest & original model village, opening for the first time in 1929. With over 80 years of history, huge model railway, 1.5 acres of well kept gardens and finely detailed model buildings Bekonscot is a great day out for everyone.

Stuck in a 1930s time warp, see England how it used to be, & discover a wonderful little world tucked away from the hustle & bustle of everyday life.

Gullivers Land. Milton Keynes.

55 min drive.

Gulliver’s Theme Parks and Resorts are designed especially for families, discover a huge selection of rides, attractions and magical short breaks. Find your next family adventure at Warrington, Milton Keynes or Matlock Bath.

Woburn Safari Park.

1 hour drive.

Woburn Safari Park is a safari park located in WoburnBedfordshireEngland. Visitors to the park can drive through exhibits, which contain species such as southern white rhinoelephantstigers and black bears. It is part of the estates of the Duke of Bedford that also includes Woburn Abbey and its 3,000-acre (1,200 ha) deer park. The Safari Park itself covers 360 acres 

Buckinghamshire railway centre.

Buckinghamshire railway centre.

Buckinghamshire Railway Centre

1h 5min drive.

A fun day out for all the family!

Come for steam train rides on Sundays, plus ride the miniature railway, watch the model trains, visit the Railway Museum and Visitor Centre, plus lots more!

Thomas the Tank Engine is also known to make an appearance…

Coral Reef Waterworld

1-1.5 hour drive

With a huge range of different ways to enjoy the water, as well as a host of other activities, Coral Reef Waterworld is the perfect place to stay active and, most importantly, have fun. With thrilling waterslides, an erupting volcano, a pirate ship and a variety of other features, there’s something for everyone in the pool area. Meanwhile, the adults-only Coral Spa area is the ideal place to relax and get away from it all.