Free activities for children this weekend

With the sun shining, this week is the perfect time to be outside exploring London. We have listed our top free activities for children and young people in London.

1. Camley Street Natural Park – great outdoor activity!

If you are looking for an interesting outdoor activity visit the Camley Street Natural Park! You can enjoy a walk in the forest garden known for its beautiful nature and animals. This hidden gem is full of interesting places to explore (perfect for playing hide and seek!) and it also provides picnic spots, so don't forget to take lunch with you!

Address: 12 Camley St, London, N1C 4PW

Transport: King´s Cross St Pancras

Visit website: http://www.wildlondon.org.uk/reserves/camley-street-natural-park


2. Kentish Town City Farm

Visiting farms is a great way for children to learn about the world around them! We really like the Kentish Town City Farm as it has a range of different activities and workshops that are free of charge. You can also stimulate children's learning by doing different activities from making your own farm to discussing what farmers do. More farm activities can be found HERE. 

Address: 1 Cressfield Close, Kentish Town, London, NW5 4BN

Transport: Tube – Kentish Town

Visit website: http://ktcityfarm.org.uk/

3. Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Playground

The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Playground is a magical playground for children for all ages, and is a favourite for all of us here at Babyem. Children can jump in the water, play in the sand, climb the wooden pirate ship and have a picnic. Set in the Hyde Park, once finished in the playground you can take a walk down to the beautiful lakes in Hyde Park!

Address: Nr Black Lion Gate, Broad Walk, London W2 2UH

Transport: Tube – Bayswater

Visit website: https://www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/kensington-gardens/things-to-see-and-do/sports-and-leisure/diana-memorial-playground


4. Jeppe Hein: Appearing Rooms

The Appearing Rooms is a clever mix of sculpture and architecture, playing with children (and adults!) perception of solid forms. You can have endless fun trying to walk through the ‘rooms' without getting wet – chances are you won't manage it but it's fun trying! Don´t forget to bring your swimming suit, and a towel!

Address: Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX

Transport: Tube – Waterloo & City, Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee

Visit website: http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/find/hayward-gallery-and-visual-arts/other-art-on-site/past/jeppe-hein-appearing-rooms


5. Corams Fields

A huge playground that keeps your children busy the whole day! You can find here also different sports facilities, a ZOO with a possibility of feeding animals and a vegetarian café. All activities and the entrance is free of charge and the park is open during the whole year from 9 am.

Address:  93 Guilford Street , London, WC1N 1DN

Corams's Fields is in the heart of London and is close to the British Museum, Great Ormond Street Hospital, the Foundling Museum and the Charles Dickens Museum and is within reach of many more of central London's attractions.

Transport: Tube – Nearest tubes are Russell Sq (Piccadilly), King's Cross St Pancras (Northern / Victoria / Circle / Hammersmith & City) and Holborn or Chancery Lane (Central).

Visit website: http://www.coramsfields.org/


6. The Brutalist Playground

The Brutalist post-war playground has a weird and wonderful style. Children can develop their imagination and gross motor skills by jumping along the hexagonal block column staircases or trying to balance on the gigantic flying saucer.

Address: The Brutalist Playground, Architecture Gallery, Ground Floor, RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London W1B 1AD

Opening hours: 10 June to 16th August 2015; Monday – Sunday 10am to 5pm; Tuesday 10am to 8pm

Transport: Nearest London Underground stations are Oxford Circus, Regents Park and Great Portland Street.

Visit website: http://www.architecture.com/Explore/ExhibitionsandEvents/BrutalistPlayground/BrutalistPlayground.aspx


7. Tangle – International Festival

Explore, play and bounce at the colourful ‘Tangle'  festival in the Olympic Park this weekend. Children can create different colourful objects like dream-catchers, and there will be also a possibility to attend free creative workshops during the whole period of the festival.

Dates: Friday 3 July, 3.30-5.30pm

Saturday 4 July, 12-2pm; 3.30-5.30pm

Sunday 5 July, 10am-12pm; 1.45-3.45pm

Address: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, E20

Visit website: http://queenelizabetholympicpark.co.uk/whats-on/events/2015/6/greenwich-and-dockloads-international-festival-presents-tangle


We have listed our top free activities for children and young people in London.