Wembley Park is a great place to live. It’s close to the centre of one of the world’s biggest, best and most diverse cities, with a range of sights to see, great places to eat and amazing activities in the local area.
But what about families with children? In this blog post, we’ll focus on what the area has to offer families, running down some of the best kids’ activities in West London. The area has everything from fun school holiday activities in the sun to indoor adventures, so you don’t need to worry if the sun just won’t come out on your special family day.
Read on for the best things to do with the kids in West London, all just a stone’s throw from our beautiful Wembley Park apartments.
Our favourite things to do with kids in West London
1) Wembley Play Park
Who doesn’t have great memories of going on trips to the playpark as a kid? The right company, a good mood and a little imagination are enough to turn even the dullest surroundings into a world of wonder and excitement. An empty field can become everything from a lost landscape to a desert planet, while a few trees can suddenly become a thick patch of lush jungle.
Luckily, Wembley Play Park offers everything you need for an incredible family day out. Visitors get access to a range of classic playground features that kids will love, from a slide and a chute to a roundabout and a climbing frame.
What more could kids need to let their imaginations run wild?
Note: The park is for the use of children aged under 12.
Address: Wembley Play Park, Wembley Park Boulevard, Wembley
- Daily: 8am-8pm
2) Cineworld Wembley Park
Summer scorchers might be getting more and more common, but the weather in our green and pleasant land is still far from 100% reliable. If you’ve got a day blocked out for family fun time and the skies start to cloud over, though, have no fear: there’s plenty to see and do with the kids in West London that isn’t reliant on the sun shining. And one of the best of these is a trip out to Cineworld Wembley Park.
After a pretty significant cinematic slowdown due to COVID, the movies are well and truly back, so you’re unlikely to struggle to find something to sit down and enjoy. And those who like their cinema trips with even more excitement than what’s on screen are in luck, too. Cineworld Wembley Park offers screenings in 4DX, featuring an overwhelming array of sensory effects, from water and wind to strobe lighting and moving seats.
Note: Opening times vary - those presented below are just a guide.
Address: Designer Outlet, Wembley Park Boulevard, Wembley HA9 0FD
- Monday-Saturday: 2pm-11pm
- Sunday: 9:30am-11pm
3) Pop Golf
If you want to truly impress your kids with something a little more unique, Pop Golf is the place for you. A crazy golf offering with a twist, Pop Golf is themed around pop music, with each of the course’s nine holes decked out with a top-of-the-line sound system blasting out the best modern hits.
There’s plenty to attract adults here, of course, from the curated playlists, which often focus on up-and-coming rising stars in the pop world, to a well-stocked bar offering everything from unique cocktail creations to classic beers and soft drinks. But it’s also undoubtedly one of the best kids’ activities in the Wembley area, with special discounts for families and a range of photo and lip-syncing opportunities to get the young ones bouncing and in on the fun.
Note: Although Pop Golf is open later, kids and families are welcome until 6pm - perfect for those long afternoons on the summer holidays.
Address: Boxpark Wembley, Wembley Park, Wembley HA9 0JT
- Monday-Friday: 3pm-11pm
- Saturday: 12pm-11pm
- Sunday: 12pm-10pm
4) The Yellow
The Yellow is Wembley Park’s vibrant community hub, and is the perfect day out for the whole family. They feature an exciting calendar of events - and tonnes of them are free! Enjoy clubs, workshops and classes, including:
- Cooking classes
- Yoga classes
- Film nights
One of the best things about Wembley Park is the community they have worked so hard to cultivate - and The Yellow is a great example of that. There’s always something exciting to do that Mum, Dad and the little ones will all enjoy.
What’s on changes regularly, so make sure you keep up to date here.
Address: 1 Humphry Repton Lane, Wembley Park, Wembley, HA9 0GL
Opening times: Varies
5) Partyman World of Play
If hurling sharp objects isn’t quite your scene, Partyman World of Play offers an excellent soft play attraction, perfect for children aged just a little younger than the axe-throwing crowd. Its huge multilevel indoor play area makes it perfect for any list of the best things to do with kids in West London, offering air cannons and a ball pit as well as bouncy castles and go-karts, adding up to a world of excitement.
Families with younger children are also accommodated, with a dedicated play area for under-3s. There’s also quite a homely little seating area, so parents can get off their feet and relax while their kids run wild.
Address: Vale Farm Sports & Leisure Centre, Watford Road, Wembley HA0 3HG
- Monday-Thursday: 9:30am-5pm
- Friday: 9:30am-6:30pm
- Saturday-Sunday: 10am-6pm
6) Meetspace VR
Another excellent kids’ activity located within Wembley’s Boxpark complex, Meetspace VR has the added bonus of being perfect whatever the weather - because, in a totally immersive virtual reality experience, anything that’s going on in the outside world couldn’t matter less.
Meetspace uses cutting-edge technology to provide a range of inspiring and adventurous experiences, from escape rooms to an arcade-style mix of different games, including rhythm games and a comedic kid-friendly ‘job simulator’.
Its flagship offering, though, is ‘Zero Latency’ - a full-scale warehouse-sized experience, where up to eight players can be transported to a fully realised virtual world.
Address: Boxpark Wembley, Wembley Park, Wembley, HA9 0JT
- Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Saturday: 12pm-10pm
- Wednesday: 5pm-10pm
- Sunday: 12pm-9pm
We hope you’ve enjoyed this guide to the best kids’ activities in West London. From playgrounds to pop music-themed crazy golf, and vibrating cinema seats to virtual reality, there’s an amazing abundance of activities on offer right on your doorstep.
And that’s without mentioning all that you can see if you take the short trip into the city centre, with delights from Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens to the Science and Natural History Museums.
If you’re spending the summer holidays with the kids in Wembley Park, you’re unlikely to be short of things to do. In fact, you might want to take a day off and book up a yoga class once the kids are back at school, just to recover from all the fun.
Did these sunny summer activities for kids inspire you to consider relocating to West London? Contact our team for any questions on availability and exclusive offers or to arrange a viewing.