Days Out in London
Published on: 31/01/22
The last lingering days of winter may not be tempting you up onto the highest fells or the wildest windswept beaches, but that doesn’t mean missing out! Our cities are host to a wide range of brilliant venues offering a dizzying array of activities, from treetop fun to challenging the “grey cells”.
None more so than the capital; proud of hosting “the biggest and the best”, in London fun is never more than short stroll, bus or tube ride away. Whether you want to exercise your muscles, your brain, or your lungs, there’s plenty for you to scale, sleuth, and scream your way around. Get set for some great mates-days out, and banish the last of the winter blues in style.
Go Ape Battersea ParkBook Now
Blow the cobwebs away at Go Ape’s most central forest experience in London. This is big outdoor fun, in the big city, with spectacular views across Battersea and the park. Rather than spread across a rambling course, you’ll have people above you and below you navigating the stacked loops of the intense course. A head for heights is a must as Battersea’s Treetop Challenge crossings, zigzag bridge and stepping stones are twice the height of most Go Ape locations! Over on the Adventure course, the Fisherman’s Net and thrilling zip wires keep this one firmly top of the Go Ape fan list, or there’s a Treetop Express option if you want to cram all your thrills into one intense, shorter experience.
Once you’ve had your treetop fun there’s plenty in the park to keep everyone entertained. Enjoy an amble among the trees or you can sit back and take in the beauty of the Old English Garden or the exotic in the Sub Tropical Gardens. Young adventurers are spoiled for choice with three playgrounds to choose from including a state-of-the-art adventure playground and a Pirate Ship. There’s also bike hire, rowing boats, golf putting and even a Children’s Zoo, with cheeky monkeys on both sides of the wire!
Sherlock: The Official Live GameBook Now
Don your deerstalker and dive into an exciting, immersive adventure from the makers of the hit BBC TV series. You play detective in an original Sherlock case featuring original content from the stars of the show, including Benedict Cumberbatch, Andrew Scott, Martin Freeman, and more. It’s a sleuth-tastic way to get your gang working as a team and stretching your investigative skills, as you enter into the world of Sherlock with immersive sets and environments from the show. Can you solve its mysteries and puzzles before the time runs out?
You can play with other visitors, book an exclusive game (minimum 2 players), or add on a Moriaty-tastic VIP upgrade, including a delicious 221b Cocktail in the venue’s secret speakeasy, The Mind Palace, plus an official The Network badge at the end of your adventure. Or enjoy an afternoon tea and play mini-games or an entire adventure set within the Mind Palace- although with a range of delicious Sherlock inspired cocktails to ‘investigate’, we’re not sure how our powers of deduction would remain!
Trapped Escape Rooms, GreenwichBook Now
If it feels hard to escape from the sofa, then take it to the max with Trapped, London's leading escape room complex. With fantastic live actors and original, dedicated storylines, experience true immersion in one of their three live escape rooms: Trapped Undercover, Trapped in a Prison Van, and Trapped with a Zombie. Winning enthusiastic feedback for their friendly and characterful gamesmasters and scenarios which include as much humour as brain scrambling challenges and heart-thumping tension, you’ll be laughing as your nerves tingle!
Whether playing as a twosome, a family, or large-scale parties of up to 42, scenarios can be adapted to suit children, so everyone is guaranteed to feel included, immersed, and totally thrilled. Easily accessible from North Greenwich tube station, if you really don’t feel like leaving the comfort of your sofa, let someone else do the legwork, with Trapped’s Live Avatar Online Escape Rooms, played over Zoom. You still need to bring the brainpower- in fact, that’s just what their zombie likes…
Bunker 51, GreewichBook Now
Combining paintball, laser tag, airsoft shooting and zombie experience in one huge military bunker-themed arena, Bunker 51’s non-stop action is the first of its kind in the UK. Whichever activity you pick, big and little warriors alike will be immersed in saving the world from invading forces or nuclear disaster in Bunker 51’s huge family-friendly arenas. Top spec equipment and a special ops uniform is included when you join, so everyone will look like the real deal whilst they’re saving the world.
Games can hold up to fifty people at a time, so kids will never be short of anyone to play with; they can even take on their entire school class if they want to! Drop in for one after-school game, or there’s plenty to keep everyone entertained for the whole day: great for those looking to gift a special treat or even a birthday surprise. And as everyone receives a printed record of their results, the bragging rights or the victorious teams are priceless, in this ultimate playzone that’s definitely not just for kids!
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