Family-friendly nature walks

If you’re looking for some family-friendly walks around London, we’ve got you covered! 🚶 We’ve teamed up with Go Jauntly to bring you fun walks for all the family. 👣

From dinosaurs in Crystal Palace Park to city views from Hampstead Heath, and lots of parks and playgrounds in between, there’s plenty of fun to be had across the City!

🎯 Central London

⬆️ North London

➡️ East London

⬇️ South London

⬅️ West London

Epic film location tour #1, West End

⏱ 2 hours 30 minutes

Make your film buffs day by taking them on this adventure around London’s West End. 🎬 Visit filming locations from James Bond, Harry Potter and other movie classics. Nature and architecture included. 🎥🍿

Playground heaven, London Bridge & Southwark

⏱ 2 hours

This two-hour walk around London Bridge and Southwark is a must with the family if you’re in the London Bridge area. There’s lots to see, including three playgrounds and City Hall’s water fountains too.

Parliament Hill for little legs, Hampstead 

⏱ 1 hour 30 minutes

A toddler-friendly walk, with a fab playground, stunning views of London and a lido too. 

Hampstead Heath, Highgate 

⏱ 2 hours 30 minutes

Spend some time walking around Hampstead Heath with all the family. Enjoy spectacular views of the City, whilst nestled among woodland and nature. It doesn’t feel like you’re in Zone 2. 🏙🍃

Railway Fields, Haringey 

⏱ 15 minutes

For those with limited time, spend 15 minutes exploring the old Harringay railway depot, now Railway Fields. ⏰

Playing fields to Jack’s Lake, Barnet 

⏱ 1 hour

This short one-hour walk is great for families to enjoy. Take this woodland walk, discover nature and soak in the lake views at the end of your stroll. 🍃

A secret woodland trail for kids, Plumstead

⏱ 1 hour 45 minutes

What’s a more fun day out with the kids than a secret trail through the woods? Oxleas Woods is full of history, nature and even a castle! 🏰🍃

Crystal Palace Park

Crystal Palace Park dinosaurs
Image credit: Sage Fitzpatrick

⏱ 1 hour

This family-friendly walk around Crystal Palace Park has it all. A maze, a playground and full-scale model dinosaurs, just waiting to be discovered. 🦕

Scadbury Nature Reserve (Part 1), Chislehurst

⏱ 1 hour 25 minutes

This circular walk takes in around half of Scadbury Park’s Nature Reserve. 🍃 Wellies are a must for those days where showers loom. ☔️

Horniman Museum & Gardens, Forest Hill 

⏱ 30 minutes

Spend half an hour taking in the delights and picturesque views, from the Horniman Museums & Gardens. 🌿

A nature walk for little ones, Chislehurst 

⏱ 2 hours

The perfect stroll for little ones aged 2-6. Scadbury Nature Reserve is great for nature spotting, playing with sticks and hiding in dens. 🪵 🍄

Marvellous Marvels Woodland walk, Elmstead 

⏱ 1 hour 50 minutes

Spend some time strolling around Elmstead’s Marvels Wood. Pack a picnic 🧺 and admire the wood carvings along the way. The kids will love it. 🧒

Nature healing in Ealing 

⏱ 1 hour 10 minutes

In just over an hour you can explore Lammas Park, Walpole park & Ealing Common. All a stone’s throw away from Ealing Broadway Station. 

Hammersmith Bridge & Park Trail

Bench in flower garden

⏱ 35 minutes

Take a jaunt through some of Hammersmith’s green spaces & across the recently reopened bridge!

Stroll in Holland Park 

⏱ 1 hour 15 minutes

Spend an afternoon exploring Holland Park. Take some time out in the peaceful Kyoto Gardens and run wild in the huge playground. 🪁

Deer spotting in Richmond Park 

Deer in Richmond Park

⏱ 1 hour 22 minutes

Richmond Park is a wonderful place to take kids. Home to wild deer 🦌, swans and blossoming trees. Take a picnic and make a day of it. 

More London walks

Get your steps in with the family and see if you could walk your next trip with our Journey Planner. Or use TfL Go when you’re on the move. 📲

If you’re looking for a new local walk, head to Go Jauntly’s Green Routes to find your nearest walk. 🍃

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