By Amanda Gegg
It’s safe to say we all have those times when being an adult doesn’t seem very fun anymore. Thankfully this doesn’t apply to London where embracing your inner ‘Kidult’ is not only accepted, but totally celebrated with a wealth of different activities for us all to choose from. Enter, our list of the top Kidult activities in the city:
Puttshack, White City
London has never been shy of a crazy golf pitch (or ten!) but Puttshack really takes things to the next level with its bright lights, computerised ‘Trackaball’ scoring system and an impressively huge island bar to boot.
‘Dino Snores’ @ The Natural History Museum, South Kensington
Anyone who’s ever dreamt of spending a night at the museum will be clambering to sign up for this amazing opportunity, where you’ll get the chance to curl up in amongst the dinosaurs in the main hall of the magnificent Natural History Museum. Just be careful to keep an eye on this event as it sells out very quickly...
Draughts Board Game Café, Hackney and Waterloo
All I can say is thank goodness we live in a time when the wholesome enjoyment of a board game is celebrated so openly. Draughts Café have taken this appreciation to the next level by making a fine art of mixing games nights with wholesome food and of course a delicious tipple or two.
Cereal Killer Café, Brick Lane
If you’re looking for an immersive experience that will transport you back to childhood, then you needn’t look any further than the colourful 90's nostalgia of the Cereal Killer Café, where they have quite literally every cereal you can ever imagine (or remember). And if by some chance they don’t, you can bet they’ll have ordered it in for your next visit.
Go Ape, Alexandra Palace
Don’t you just miss the days of climbing trees in the woods with your friends? Well, those days don’t have to be over if you visit the Go Ape treetop experience in Alexandra Palace. There’ll just be a lot less chance of breaking any bones seeing as you’ll be fully clipped in to a safety harness, so that’s always a plus!
The Four Quarters, Peckham and Hackney Wick
Based on a widely-shared belief that arcade games should be celebrated for the joyous marvel they are, The Four Quarters have completely filled their bar with classics like Pacman, Asteroids and Time Crisis, so you can play to your hearts content. There is also the added bonus of not having to worry about your parents telling you off!
Ninetyeight Bar and Lounge, Shoreditch
If you’re looking for an ambience that resonates powerfully with your childhood then you’d be strongly advised to visit Ninety-Eight Bar, where there subtle nods to childhood classics in their décor and drinks will put a smile on your face straight away.
Flip Out, Brent Cross, E6 and Wandsworth
Bouncing around on a trampoline without a care in the world doesn’t have to be a thing of the past and venues like Flip Out even offer ‘After Dark’ sessions so you can really relive those carefree acrobatic days to their fullest.