Looking for fun family indoor activities to save your family’s London vacation from dreary, rainy weather or below freezing temperatures? This article, which lists indoor fun family attractions and indoor amusements centres in the City of London, is sure to help.
Rain, shine, or snow these places are fun places to visit, whether you are a city resident or a tourist. This article might also serve as your go-to list for inclement weather family’s day out ideas. Most of these places hold birthday parties, and camps for summer, PA day and March Break.
I. Museum & Art Galleries
London Children’s MuseumThe London Children’s Museum provides children and their grown-ups with extraordinary hands-on learning experiences in a distinctly child-centred environment. Exhibits and stimulating learning experiences allow them to explore history and heritage, investigate the complexities of science and social relationships, and celebrate the beauty in art and culture. The Children’s Museum helps children indulge their curiosity and play their way to a life of innovation and creative discovery.
Address: 21 Wharncliffe Road S, London
Monday – CLOSED/Open Holiday Mondays.
Tuesday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday – Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Jonathon Bancroft-Snell Gallery
Jonathon Bancroft-Snell Gallery showcases the talents of over 125 of Canada’s top ceramic artists from all over Canada. You can see works of woodturner Doug Magrath, Fibre artist Nancy Latchford, Bronze sculptor George Shadford, as well as a selection of Canada’s leading silversmiths.
Address: 258 Dundas Street, London
Open Monday-Friday 10am – 6pm
Or by appointment
Museum London is Southwestern Ontario’s leading establishment for the collection and presentation of visual art and material culture. At the heart of a great museum is its collection and Museum London is proud to have one of Canada’s most important art collections, and one of the most significant historical artifact collections in Ontario. Our art collection has more than 5,000 regional and Canadian works and 45,000 artifacts reflect the history of the City of London as an important regional urban centre in Southwestern Ontario.
Address: 421 Ridout Street North, London
Tuesday to Sunday: 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Thursday: 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm
McIntosh GalleryA university-based, public art gallery since 1942, McIntosh Gallery collaborates with artists, curators and academics to develop innovative strategies to interpret and disseminate visual culture.
Address: Western University, 1151 Richmond Street, London
Monday to Friday: 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Saturday: 12:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Occasionally throughout the year, the galleries are closed to install exhibitions. Please check exhibition dates to ensure access.
The Secrets of Radar Museum
At The Secrets of Radar Museum we ask you to imagine keeping a secret for 50 years. Could you do it? Thousands of Canadian men and women who served in radar during World War II did just that. They took their oath of secrecy to heart, keeping the truth from family and friends, many taking their service history to the grave before the Official Secrets Act expired in 1991. They were radar mechanics, operators, teachers, trainers, physicists, and researchers. Their actions, deeds, and experiences went unknown and unrecorded when many of the most important histories of WWII were being written. The Secrets of Radar Museum preserves their history through physical exhibits, a substantial research archive, and oral histories recounted by the veterans themselves.
Address: 2155b Crumlin Sideroad, London
Eldon House is a historic site in downtown London that has been preserved and maintained since 1960 when it was donated to the City of London. The tours of the museum are self-guided with opportunity to learn about the life and times and collections of Harris Family from staff and panels throughout the historic home.
Address: 481 Ridout Street North, London
January to April:
Thursday through Sunday 12:00 to 5:00 pm
June to September:
Tuesday through Sunday 12:00 to 5:00 pm
May & October to December:
Wednesday through Sunday 12:00 to 5:00 pm
427 (London) Wing – Royal Canadian AirForce
The Spirit of Flight Aviation Museum, housed in an original 1940 RCAF Canteen, is dedicated to highlighting from the Southwest Ontario Region, the many varied aspects of civilian and military aviation history unkown to the public today. Utilizing the building’s heritage and the adjacent Spooner Memorial Gardens, the Museum collects, preserves, documents and displays artifacts, provenance, ephemera and stories significant to the region’s rich aviation history.
Address: 2155 Crumlin Side Rd, London
Hours: Friday 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Canadian Medical Hall of Fame
Learn more about outstanding contributions Canadians have made to our country’s rich medical history and heritage and to the betterment of health in the world.
Address: 100 Kellogg Lane, The Tower, 4th Floor, London
Banting House National Historic Site of Canada
Learn more about Sir Frederick Banting and the birthplace of insulin. The museum celebrates not only a great Canadian discovery, but the life and career of Sir Frederick Grant Banting (1891-1941). Come celebrate the most important Canadian medical discovery of the twentieth century and experience the life of the man you thought you knew.
Address: 442 Adelaide Street North, London
Tuesday-Friday 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Saturday & Sunday 11:00am – 4:00pm
Steve Tracy GallerySteve Tracy is an internationally-acclaimed, Emmy-award winning artist collected all over the globe. He is most recognized for his Extreme Skiers and Canadian Landscapes and has mastered a wide variety of styles.
Address: London, Ontario, Canada
Hours: By appointment only
Michael Gibson Gallery
Established in 1984, Michael Gibson Gallery has earned a nation-wide reputation specializing in selling / buying contemporary Canadian, historical and international art. The gallery promotes the artwork of the very best emerging and established regional and national artists.
Address: 157 Carling Street London
Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 11-5 or by appointment
Art Gallery of Lambeth & Studio
The Art Gallery of Lambeth is a unique art gallery curated by 2 London, Ontario award winning artists.
The Art Gallery of Lambeth is also the home of London’s Original Paint Night. Once known for their painting events for all ages, the AGL Art Studio behind the gallery & boutique offers a wide variety of classes in many art mediums.
Address: 2454 Main St., London
Monday to Friday 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Saturday, 11:00 am -4:00 pm
Sunday – Closed
The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum
The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum tells the story of the first infantry regiment with the regular army in Canada. The collection is vast and includes a large variety of artefacts: regimental memorials, silverware, uniforms, medals, original art, weapons, military equipment, archives, musical instruments, etc.
Address: 701 Oxford Street East, London
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sat & Sun 12:00 am – 4:00 pm
Closed on Mondays and on statutory holidays except for Remembrance Day
II. Indoor Amusement Parks and Entertainment Centres
BATL – The Backyard Axe Throwing LeagueUrban indoor axe throwing experience. You can also find a selection of local beers, wine, and coolers, as well as a delicious shareable food menu in partnership with Italian House Pizzeria and Wich and Wich.
Address: 40 Adelaide St N | Unit 2, London
Laser Quest is a family entertainment venue combining the classic games of hide-and-seek and tag with a high tech twist.
Address: 148 Carling St, London
The Rec Room
With Canadian-inspired cuisine, virtual reality, video and redemption games, live entertainment and more, The Rec Room is the ultimate gathering place to grab a pint, host an event or just play.
Address: 1680 Richmond Street North, London
Phone: (226) 777-6757
Dreamland Virtual Reality
The largest 2,400 square foot, 8 player, wireless arena in Canada with full body tracking, and 4D effects.
Wind, Heat, And Physical Props
Address: 983 Wellington rd., London
The Next Level
One of Canada’s largest VR facilities with 24 HTC ViveTM headsets, 22 gaming pods, 1 Party Pod and 4,000 square feet to play in.
Address: 100 Kellogg Lane, London
Address: 604 Oxford Street East London
Mystery Escape Rooms
Address: 551 Waterloo Street, London
Trapdoor London Escape Rooms
Address: 248 Dundas St, London
Exodus London Escape Rooms
Address: 520 Wellington Street, London
Address: 335 Richmond Street London
With 44 lanes of 10 and 5 pin Bowling, a 5-level children’s soft play centre, 18-hole indoor glow-in-the-dark mini golf course, expanded arcade games room, large billiards room with 14 tables, plus on-site food and beverage choices, there’s enough to keep everyone entertained all day!
Address: 720 Proudfoot Lane, London
10-Pin Bowling Alley, Pro Shop and Bowling Training Specialists.
Address: 2086 Dundas Street, London
Indoor Trampoline Parks/Climbing Center
Attractions include: indoor trampoline park, escape rooms, virtual reality, zip lines, arcades and more.
Address: 100 Kellogg Lane, London
Junction Climbing CentreJunction offers a variety of programs for all ages and abilities ranging from introductory lessons, group team building events, kids’ day camps, and competitive training.
Address: 1030 Elias Street, London
Skyzone feature a range of attractions including all-walled trampoline playing court! Sky Zone features an array of fun, fit and low-impact activities ranging from Freestyle Jump, Ultimate Dodgeball and SkyFit fitness classes to birthday parties!
Address: 784 Wharncliffe Road South, London
Flying Squirrel London
Flying Squirrel Trampoline Park is a Family Fun Centre in London Ontario with plenty of activities and attractions for all ages like Freestyle Court, Trampoline Dodgeball
Air Bag Court, Rope Swing & Stunt Jump, Tumble Tracks, Ninja Course, Extreme Traverse Climbing Wall, Olympic Performance Trampolines, Slack Line & Battle Beam, Pro Dunk Hoops, Aerial Silks, Kiddie Court, Kiddie Foam Pit & Dunk Hoop and Arcade and more!
Address: 4380 Wellington Rd S, London
Play Away Indoor Park
Play Away is a meticulously clean playground with clear sight lines, healthy food and free Wifi. We are located 1 minute north of the Airport off of Crumlin Side Road. Owned and operated by a London family with VERY active kids.
Please note, Play Away is a socks only facility. Socks are mandatory for all guests. Additionally, no outside food or drink is permitted in the facility. Strollers are not permitted past our entrance gate.
Address: 2469 Aviation Lane, London
Adventures on Wonderland
London’s largest indoor playground and family entertainment facility for children 12 years old & under with arcades, Laser tags, Jungle Climber boasting a four level play structure with tunnels, ball bin, mazes and slides. There are also play areas specifically for kids five years and under, complete with a train set, ball bin, interactive games, slides and a reading area, play village, and more.
Address: 3198 Wonderland Road South London
Kidscape Indoor Playground
10,000 square foot indoor activity centre, with a three storey play structure providing Miniscapers 4000 square feet of energy burning fun!
Address: 1828 Blue Heron Dr., London
III. Other Fun Places
For the Love of ArtJoin for various art classes.
Address: 725 Notre Dame Dr., #7 London
The London Potters Guild
Get great pottery at London Clay Art Centre, join for custom workshops, drop-in every second Sunday and try out the pottery wheel!
Address: 664 Dundas Street, London
Crock A Doodle
Enjoy the fun of pottery painting in this bright and cheerful studio.You can join for kids birthday parties, ladies nights, teambuilding and corporate events.
Address: 671 Wonderland Rd N, London
4Cats Arts Studio
4Cats Arts Studio is a professional art studio for kids, families and adults!
Address: 1255 Commissioners Rd. W London