Family Activities in North London

Go beyond the familiar attractions in Zone 1 of London, expand your adventure to North London, where you can find many green sceneries and rich cultural scenes. These North London attractions are also good value for money!

We’ve put together a list of all the very best things to do with kids in North London, from the must-visit restaurants and beautiful attractions to unreal and wonderful things you’ll only find in this part of the city.

Swim in Hampstead Heath Ponds

Hampstead Heath Ponds
Photo by Amadeusz Misiak on Unsplash

Probably the only place in the city where you can go wild swimming, in the middle of the park, with a few lovely ducks and swans! Yes, it’s muddy and chilly for most of the time, but with a mixed pond and separated ladies and men ponds, there’s nowhere better to cool you off during summertime.

How much does it cost?: Once they’re open again, swimming sessions are charged at £4, or £2.40 for a concession. Swimmers over the age of 60 and under the age of 16 are eligible for a free morning swim from 7 am until 9.30 am.

London Zoo

London Zoo
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Situated on the northern edge of The Regent’s Park, London Zoo houses a collection of 755 species of animals, making it one of the largest collections in the UK. Opened in London on 27 April 1828, ZSL London Zoo is the world’s oldest scientific zoo. Managed by the Zoological Society of London, the zoo was originally intended for scientific study but opened to the public in 1847.

How much does it cost?: Peak time £35.00 per Adult, Standard £32.50 per Adult, Saver £28.00 per Adult.

Parkland Walk

A beautiful green walk path along an abandoned railway line in North London. 4.5-mile green walkway with the course of the abandoned railway line that once ran between Finsbury Park and Alexandra Palace. Walkers and cyclists can go through tunnels, past old train stations, and under the mysterious Spriggan, a guardian of abandoned ruins in Crouch End.

How much does it cost?: Free

View from Primrose Hill

Located on the north side of Regent’s Park, Primrose Hill possessed iconic views over London. It’s a popular spot for family/couple picnic, kite-flying. It has excellent sports facilities, with 4 children’s playgrounds and contains central London’s largest outdoor sports area.

How much does it cost?: Free

Kentish Town City Farm

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UK’s First City Farm, founded in 1972, is a charity based in the London Borough of Camden offering lifelong learning, outdoor therapy, and education to children, adults with special needs and anyone needing respite from the strains of urban life.

How much does it cost?: Free

Try amazing Turkish food on Harringay Green Lanes

With the nickname “Little Istanbul”, Harringay Green Lanes restaurants are well-famous not only among Turkish community but also to all international friends who enjoy Turkish cuisine. Green Lanes runs for six miles from Newington Green to Palmers Green, but you want to head to the stretch nearest Harringay Green Lanes station to soak up the atmosphere and feast on meze at Gökyüzü.

How much does it cost?: A meal is ranging from £10 to £25 per person.

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