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Young visitors sitting in a teacup chair in the courtyard at Sutton House and Breaker's Yard, London
Young visitors sitting in a teacup chair in the courtyard at Sutton House and Breaker's Yard, London | © National Trust Images/Rob Stothard

Family-friendly places to visit in London

Discover the top places to visit in and around London with your family. Make memories to treasure as you get active, tackle trails and connect with nature together in the great outdoors, or enjoy immersing into the history inside some famous historic houses.

Summer holidays across London

A family sat outside the Orangery Cafe at Ham House during summer

Ham House & Garden 

Are you ready to compete in the Ham Games? Get into this summer’s sporting spirit with fun play stations dotted around the spectacular gardens at Ham House. Take on friends and family or try and beat your own personal best in our four sport activity zones. Including throwing, ball sports, racing and gymnastics, each zone has a range of different games to test your skills. After all that action, cool off with an ice cream. 25 July - 1 September.

A family playing frisbee in the grounds of Osterley Park and House London

Osterley Park & House 

Get active all summer long with a Summer of Play at Osterley Park & House, featuring football table tennis or cycle hire (Weds-Sun) on the front lawn. Or head into the formal gardens to hone your throwing and catching skills or have a go at target practice on an obstacle course. All activities are self-led so you can play at your own pace. 25 July - 1 September.

Family taking part in a three legged race

Rainham Hall 

Rainham Hall Summer of Games takes you through the years from traditional archery and bowling to ribbon twirling and table tennis. Great for individual play, with friends, or bring a group and see who wins a place on our winner's podium at the end of the day. All throughout the summer holidays for free, bring a picnic or pop into the cafe.

Havering, London

Closed now
A family group of five people sit on the grass chatting at Morden Hall Park in the summer. Patches of sunshine break through the mature tree canopy.

Morden Hall Park 

Enjoy a picnic in the great outdoors with the whole family this summer, relaxing by the riverside at Morden Hall Park. Pick up some snacks from the Potting Shed café, then wander through the park and choose your spot.

Morden, London

Partially open today
A crowd enjoys watching Mamma Mia at an outdoor cinema screening.

Family theatre and cinema at Osterley Park & House 

Let yourself be whisked away on a magical adventure with open air theatre productions of Angela Sprocket's Pockets, by Quentin Blake and the childhood classic Treasure Island. There's open air cinema too, including a Sing-a-long Greatest Showman, Mamma Mia! and Back to the Future.

An outdoor theatre performance taking place in the gardens

Family theatre at Morden Hall Park 

Get ready to fly high with the mischievous Peter Pan in a magical tale or join Jemima Puddle-Duck on a big adventure, in a delightful adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s much-loved tale.

Plan your family day out

A family walking through the vegetable garden at Ham House

Ham House and Garden 

Head to the Outer Courtyard where little people will love getting stuck into the Mud Kitchen, using imaginative play to create culinary masterpieces. The Wilderness is a wonderful place to explore too, with over a mile of Hornbeam hedges arranged in a maze-like pattern.

Child cycling at Osterley Park and House, London

Osterley Park and House 

From bike rides to den building, discover the full range of family-friendly activities and events taking place at Osterley Park.

Family walking across the white bridge which spans the River Wandle at Morden Hall Park, London

Morden Hall Park 

Explore the natural play area, spot wildlife from the boardwalk and enjoy a family walk at Morden Hall Park, with pushchair friendly routes available. Wander into the second hand book shop for a treasure trove of stories.

A smiling boy rides a red bicycle on a parkland trail

Outdoor activities in London 

There are plenty of ways to get active with all the outdoor activities available at National Trust places in London.

A group of people walk between hedges in the garden, with the house behind, at Ham House and Garden, London

Walking in London 

From acres of parkland at Osterley Park to the meadows, wetlands and woodlands of Ham House, discover where to go for the best walks in London.

A family sat outside the Orangery Cafe at Ham House during summer

Places to eat in London 

Discover some favourite tea-rooms and cafés in London and plan where to stop for a tasty treat on your next adventure

Exterior view of Fenton House and Garden, London. The gardens include an orchard, kitchen garden, rose garden and formal terraces and lawns.

Discover more in London

From thriving wetlands to sprawling estates, intimate spaces and modernist masterpieces, London has it all, if you know where to look.