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Family days out in west London: 10 great places to visit for some fun with the kids

There are parks, museums, play centres and plenty of other great places on your doorstep

Keeping the kids occupied at the weekend or during the school break isn't always an easy task.

Whether they're different ages or they all have completely different interests, it's often hard to keep everyone happy and entertained.

That's where this getwestlondon guide could come in handy!

There's no need to venture right into the heart of the busy capital, when there are some great places to visit right on your doorstep.

We've put together a list of 10 of the best places to visit in and around west London for a family day out.

From parks and museums to play centres and animals, there's something for all little ones on this list.

KidZania

Year 8 students trying out different jobs at Kidzania(Image: UGC)

Where: 0.1 miles from west London

What: Indoor activity centre

Suitable for: Children aged 0-12

With more than 60 role-play activities on offer in the 75,000 sq.ft child-sized city, there's plenty to keep the kids occupied.

Whether your little one wants to become a firefighter, a journalist, or the next big name in fashion, there's more than enough space and toys to help them feed their imagination.

For more information, visit the website .

Address: Westfield London, Ariel Way, Shepherds Bush, W12 7GA

WestWay Climbing

Where: 0.7 miles from west London

What: Indoor activity centre

Suitable for: Children aged 4+

Get active with your little monkeys by exploring the climbing frames, or why not enjoy a swim in the pool?

There are a variety of other sports and activities on offer including tennis, football and fitness.

For more information, visit the website .

Address: 1 Crownthorne Road, North Kensington, W10 6RP

Bramleys Big Adventure

Where: 0.8 miles from west London

What: Indoor and soft play areas

Suitable for: Children aged 0-12

The centre has three levels of play frames, slides and ball ponds meaning there's hours of fun to be had with the kids.

If you've got under fives or babies, there's a separate play area so all the children can be kept occupied!

For more information, visit the website .

Address: 136 Bramley Road, North Kensington, London, W10 6TJ

Kensington Memorial Park

Where: 0.9 miles from west London

What: Outdoor parks and playgrounds

Suitable for: Children of all ages

From a children's playground and junior cricket facilities to space for tennis and football, there are lots of recreational activities to take part in.

The park now has a new water play facility which is open seven days a week from 10am until 6pm from April until September.

For more information, visit the website .

Address: St Marks Road, Kensington, Greater London, W10 6NP

Museum of Brands

A selection of packaging from 1963, on display at the Museum of Brands(Image: UGC)

Where: 1.1 mile from west London

What: Museum and art galleries

Suitable for: Children of all ages

The museum is a hub of all things retro with Rimmel cosmetics from the 1890s, Oxo cubs from WWI, chocolate from the 1930s and a shiny 1970s Chopper Bike.

There are also themed trails around the museum for families to take part in.

For more information, visit the website .

Address: 111-117 Museum of Brands, Lancaster Road, Notting Hill, London, W11 1QT

Ravenscourt Park

Where: 1.4 miles from west London

What: National parks

Suitable for: Children of all ages

The 13 acre open space has a number of family friendly features including sports facilities and a playground.

There's also vast green space for playing some games of your own, going for walk or enjoying a picnic.

For more information, visit the website .

Address: 16 Ravenscourt Avenue, London, W6 0SL

Holland Park Adventure Playground

Holland Park is one of 10 parks in Kensington and Chelsea to be given Green Flag status

Where: 1.4 miles from west London

What: Outdoor parks and playgrounds

Suitable for: Children of all ages

Kids can run riot at the adventure playground in the park complete with swings, aerial runway, mini climbing wall, climbing frames and more.

There's also an enclosed play area for little ones and a sports area, so no matter what their age, they're guaranteed to be kept busy.

For more information, visit the website .

Address: Holland Park, Greater London, W8 6LU

Bay Sixty 6

Where: 1.5 miles from west London

What: Indoor ice skating and rollerskating

Suitable for: Children aged 9+

The skateboard and BMX park is impressively equipped for skaters - it's even been used for film shoots.

Beginners and skaters and riders of all abilities are welcome, and there are a variety of sessions on offer when it comes to finding a suitable time to ride.

BMXs are only allowed in when there are less than 50 people using the park.

Dedicated beginner sessions are always held on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to midday and all week long in the school holidays.

Another great place to start is the After School Club, which runs Monday to Friday from 4pm to 6pm.

For more information, visit the website .

Address: Bay 66, Acklam Road, North Kensington, W10 5QZ

Design Museum

Where: 1.7 miles from west London

What: Museums and art galleries

Suitable for: Children aged 4+

From industrial and product to graphics, fashion and architecture, the museum is dedicated to contemporary design in all its forms.

There are also lots of family friendly activities and events on offer, including a free family trail - which a great way of exploring the museum.

For more information, visit the website .

Address: 224-238 Kensington High Street, Kensington, W8 6AG

The Mayhew Animal Home

Sophia at The Mayhew Animal Home(Image: TMS)

Where: 1.8 miles from west London

What: Indoor tours

Suitable for: Children aged 4+

The animal welfare organisation helps thousands of cats and dogs to escape cruelty and neglect, keeping them safe until they are rehomed.

The team believe one of the key ways in understanding how to look after animals properly is by educating people.

So, that's why guided tours are offered on Saturday and Sunday each week at 2pm - ideal for teaching children all about being a responsible and loving pet owner.

For more information, visit the website .

Address: Trenmar Gardens, Kensal Green, London, NW10 6BJ

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