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10 Things To Do with Kids in North London

Now that the weather is starting to brighten up, many families will be looking for exciting things to do with kids in North London. Thankfully, North London is a treasure trove of activities that the entire family will enjoy! Various free and ticketed activities are available, from royal parks to mysterious escape rooms in old tube stations—you certainly won’t struggle to find things to do in London with kids.  

Free Activities 

Regent’s Park 

Located in Camden, North London, Regent’s Park is a 395-acre park made up of large open spaces, formal gardens and several children’s playgrounds. Its size and the sheer variety of activities on offer mean you could easily spend an entire day exploring all there is to do! However, if you want to save money, pack a picnic and find a nice spot in the park to have your lunch in the sun. We recommend finding an empty spot on Primrose Hill as the view of London is truly incredible!  primrose-hill-london 

Finsbury Park 

Finsbury Park is a 115-acre green space that gives the area its name. The park is made up of stunning gardens, tree-lined paths, a boating lake, several football pitches, basketball courts and much more. Finsbury Park is used for various major music festivals during the summer months, including Wireless Festival. There are plenty of free things to do with kids in the park, including exploring the formal gardens, the arboretum and, of course, playing in the children’s play area!  

Parkland Walk Nature Reserve 

If you have older children, why not do the Parkland Walk? The 6.5km route takes you from Finsbury Park to Alexandra Palace, and you’ll see a lot of interesting sights on the way, from street art, a wide variety of wildlife and picturesque views over the rooftops of London. We recommend stopping at one of the lovely pubs along the route to refuel before continuing your walk!  

Hackney City Farm 

Experience farming in the heart of the Capital at Hackney City Farm. The farm gives both children and adults the opportunity to see farmyard animals up close, such as ponies, donkeys, goats, sheep, pigs and chickens. The aim of Hackney City Farm is to teach people the skills to live a happier and healthier life with a reduced environmental impact. But that’s not all you can do at Hackney City Farm. The farm volunteers at the farm run kids pottery drop-in classes every Wednesday, which cost £5 and run from 3 pm to 5 pm. The delightful farm is open Tuesdays to Sundays from 10 am to 4:30 pm and is free to enter, although donations are welcome.  

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Barnard Adventure Park 

If you have children between the ages of six and thirteen, you must take them to Barnard Adventure Park in Barnsbury Estate, North London. There’s plenty to keep your kids occupied, including canyon cliff rope swings, an amphitheatre, rope bridge, climbing tunnel, climbing wall, a zip wire, and so much more! Don’t worry about keeping an eye on them, either. There are playworkers on hand, ensuring that everyone is safe and well. Your little ones can use the park for free; all you need to do is register!   

Requires Tickets  

The Postal Museum 

Located in Clerkenwell, the Postal Museum is a great day out for the whole family. Travel back in time to explore the history of the postal service and learn how delivering and receiving post revolutionised our lives forever. During your time at the museum, you’ll ride through the Mail Rail, a hidden 100-year-old tunnel underneath London’s Mount Pleasant sorting office.  After you’ve traversed the tunnels, spend time exploring the museum’s exhibitions, from Victorian Valentine’s cards to penny blacks, the world’s first adhesive postage stamp. Tickets include unlimited access to all Postal Museum exhibitions for one year from the date of your first visit, meaning you can return to the museum to have another look at all there is to see!  

London Fields Lido 

Located in Hackney, London Fields Lido is a 50m Olympic size heated outdoor pool that stays open all year round. There’s something for everyone at London Fields Lido: choose from lane swimming, swimming lessons for kids and adults, one-to-one swimming lessons and swimfit sessions. After a swimming session with the kids, why not grab some refreshments at the on-site cafe?  girl-swimming 

Chin Chin Ice Cream Lab 

Ice cream lovers won’t want to miss this one! Head over to Camden to enjoy delicious ice cream at Chin Chin Ice Cream Lab. You’re truly spoiled for choice in terms of what to order. Indulge in one of Chin Chin’s classic flavours, tonka bean, burnt butter caramel, Valrhona chocolate, rhubarb panna cotta and salty hazelnut praline.   If ice cream on its own isn’t enough, why not try one of Chin Chin’s ice cream sandwiches or sundaes? Choose from brownie cookie, griddled cookie dough, sticky toffee pudding sundae or handmade waffle cup sundae. Everything on the menu sounds mouth wateringly good!  

Mission: Breakout 

If your children are a little older, why not do something different and take them to an escape room? Mission: Breakout is located in the former South Kentish Town tube station, which makes for an incredibly immersive experience that tests your problem solving and teamwork skills. Choose from three different themed escape rooms: Codebreakers, a spy challenge, The Lost Passenger, based on a true story, and Underground 2099, a sci-fi adventure that takes you deep into the old tube station. Spooky! Mission: Breakout is open from Monday to Sunday, 10 am to 10 pm, and it costs £28 per player.   

Alexandra Palace 

Located between Wood Green and Muswell Hill, Alexandra Palace is a grade II listed building that was first opened in 1875. The magnificent Palace and the surrounding grounds make for a perfect day out with kids. Choose from a range of exciting activities, including the Go Ape tree-top adventure, a skatepark, a children’s play area, a boating lake, the Little Dinosaurs soft play centre and the Pitch and Putt course. So your little ones won’t struggle to find something exciting to do at Alexandra Palace!  inside-multi-coloured-building 

North London Self-Storage Solutions 

If you live in North London and you’re searching for convenient storage solutions, look no further. LOVESPACE offers by-the-box and drive-up locker storage options, perfect for storing children’s toys that are taking up too much space in the house but you can’t bring to throw away! 

By-the-box storage 

If you choose LOVESPACE by-the-box storage, we collect your items from your doorstep, store them in our secure storage facility until you need them once again. When you want your items back, all you need to do is book online and we’ll deliver your items back to the mainland UK address of your choice. 

Drive-up lockers 

LOVESPACE’s drive-up lockers option gives you on-demand access so you can move your stuff into your locker when it suits you. We’ll then collect your items and store them in one of our secure storage facilities until you need them again. 

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