Whether you are a local or visiting Camden for a holiday with your kids, here are things that can do that will keep them entertained.
The Postal Museum
The Postal Museum has a lot more to offer than a place where letters got sent. There is a train ride, a lion, and an adventure place zone, making it a fun place to visit. Hop on the Mail Rail and enjoy a ride which takes you and your kids on an underground exploration that is packed with surprises. The miniature train will take you through platforms and old-fashioned tunnels, before dropping off the kids at Sorted, space where kids under the age of 8 can immerse themselves in fun with a series of slides, trolleys and chutes.
The museum is packed with exhibits that tell a story of how the world’s first social network came to be. There are interactive exhibits that kids can get hands-on with at an abandoned engineering depot. Your kids will see and learn at the Postal Museum.
Ripley’s Believe It Or Not
This is six floors stuffed with creative, curious and sometimes crazy exhibits. If you are short of ideas of things to do, just go with your kids to Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! There is a total of 19 themed galleries packed with more than 700 artefacts, so there is more than enough to fill your day. Check out the Curious Culture exhibits which explore the perceived beauty of various forms including a self-deformed Peruvian Skull. Do not miss the Nature gallery which is packed with plenty of eye-popping exhibits such as a pre-historic shark and a two-headed calf.
There is an interactive multi-sensory trail through which kids can explore the galleries. The gallery introduces new special pieces throughout the year, so there is always something new.
Plonk Golf, Camden
You do not need to possess the skills of a pro golfer to have a great time at Plonk Golf’s Camden venue. This is the place to be. The mini 9-hole golf course is situated in the heart of the Victorian horse stables in Camden Market, spanning across 6 units and featuring a tropical theme. The mini-golf course has some of Plonk’s classic obstacles (or golfstacles) including jumps and balancing beams. The Camden venue is a kid’s favourite, and there are many fun things to do. The BYOB venue makes a perfect spot to have a can of beer or two while the kids are having fun trying to get to the final hole.
Go Ape Alexandra Palace
Let the inner ape inside of you out as you take on the high ropes at Go Ape Alexandra Palace. The site is set in an iconic London spot, and it offers 4 epic treetop adventures to choose from. There is something for everyone including you and your little monkeys.
For kids over 1 metre tall, Tree Top Adventure offers an opportunity for them to explore the canopy and experience the thrills just like the great apes. There is a 43m zip wire marking the end of the adventure. This grand finale might seem a bit scary at first, but the instructors are there to give safety briefings.