AnimalMan gives your kids the opportunity to handle exotic animals under the guidance of a trained, articulate professional who is great with children. You'll see skunks, meerkats, and even an armadillo.
Animal Magic Pony Parties
This is a great option for an outdoor garden party, as Sarah Crane and her team show up with a real menagerie and set up petting stations in your garden. They have everything from ponies to goats, bunnies to boa constrictors. Kids love the pony rides and getting to pet and spend time with the animals.
Dalby St., Kentish Town, Camden
This colorful indoor climbing frame for 6-month to 11-year-olds is part of the Talacre Sports and Community Center, and just a short walk from the Kentish Town West station. If you want to bring your really little ones to play, a good time is between 9-10:30am on weekdays for the "Under 5 Only" session.
55 York Rd., Lambeth
Kids love these fun duck-themed tour buses-slash-boats, which are a wonderful and unique way to see the city. They offer great views from the river of many of the major sites adults want to see, making it fun for the whole family.
Playground at St. Luke’s
Sydney St., Chelsea
This newly refurbished and serene playground at St. Luke's church is tucked away behind King's Road. There are plenty of swings, picnic tables, jungle gyms, and climbing equipment. The gardens just next door are great, too. Photo courtesy of Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
Winkfield Rd., Windsor
Legoland is full of rides for older kids, but there are also plenty of games and activities for younger Lego fans to get into, including Duplo Land. What's more, they're consistently unveiling fresh attractions, so no two visits are the same.
The Making of Harry Potter Studio Tour
Studio Tour Dr., Leavesden, Hertfordshire
Ever wish you, er, your child, could stroll along the Great Hall, stumble into Dumbledore's office, hang out in the Gryffindor common room, or pay a visit to Hagrid's hut? Complete with two soundstages where the Harry Potter series was filmed over the past 10 years and features like the "creature effect" workshop, where you can see how they created such beasts as the giant Basilisk head, this is Mecca for all Harry Potter fans. Reservations are required
7 Station Ct., Chelsea
Ball pools, indoor ride, and go-karts are just a few of the highlights offered at this mega kids center. You can keep a littles entertained here for an entire afternoon, which is precisely why it's such a popular birthday party venue.
Princess Diana Memorial Playground
Broad Walk, W2
This unique playground located towards the northern end of Hyde Park has an enormous pirate ship, a sandy beach, teepees, and mini houses to climb in and out of—all in the spirit of Peter Pan. Most of the facilities are wooden and beautifully designed. Parents can hang out at the café which serves casual fare.
Bay Sixty6 Skate Park
65-66 Acklam Rd., Notting Hill
This indoor skate park offers full-day lessons for beginner and advanced skateboarders of all ages, as well as skate camps and after-school clubs. Kids especially love Gary, but all the guys are very knowledgeable, friendly, and welcoming. The skate park itself is an iconic scene of punk life in London.
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