Best action-packed activities to do with kids in London

If they're driving you crazy and bouncing on the furniture, find fun activities for your kids to do in London. Take your children on an action-packed adventure around London.
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Channel all their youthful energy into an action-packed activity in London, from horse riding to white water rafting. There are lots of fun activities for kids to enjoy in London. And, if you're lucky, the kids will let you have a go too!

Alexandra Palace Ice Rink

The ice rink at Alexandra Palace is great fun for skaters of all ages. There are public skating sessions every day, as well as ice skating classes and scooters for under-eights. The area is surrounded by parkland, including a boating lake and a skate park.

Go Ape Trent Park

For families with children of 10 years of age and above, Go Ape Trent Park offers a variety of tree-top adventures. Take in the views from the trees and take on Tarzan swings, high ropes and zip wires. Trent Park is home to an epic Skateboard Zip.

Lee Valley VeloPark

Hire bikes for the whole family and experience four different types of cycling in just one location, Lee Valley VeloPark. Grab a mountain bike and go off-road; try some jumps on the BMX track; aim for speed on the road circuit; or spin the wheels in the velodrome, home of the Olympic Games.

Lee Valley White Water Centre

Children aged 14 and over can have an adrenaline-pumping water adventure, including white-knuckle descents of up to 5 metres (16ft), at the Lee Valley White Water Centre, home of the Olympic course in the London 2012 Games. The area also has an Ice Centre, Riding Centre, Athletics Centre, Golf Course and Park Farms for families to enjoy.

Rollerblading in Hyde Park

Energetic kids will love rollerblading in this beautiful Royal Park. Skating is allowed on the roads and on the cycle tracks in Hyde Park. Serpentine Road is one of the most popular spots for skaters. If you don't have your own skates, you can hire skates, helmets, wrist guards and elbow/knee pads from nearby Slick Willie's or London Skate Centre.

House of Vans Free

The House of Vans free-to-use space has plenty on offer to keep energetic kids entertained. Learn how to skateboard, create some art, see an exhibition, eat in the cafe, and watch a film, all beneath the arches below Waterloo Station.

Hyde Park Riding Stables

Children can ride horses through 8km (5 miles) of Central London bridleways, including the historic equestrian venue, Rotten Row in Hyde Park, one of London's Royal Parks. The rides are suitable for kids aged five and above. Previous experience isn't essential and all rides are accompanied by instructors.