League Table of London Boroughs for Children’s Activities

League Table of London Boroughs for Children’s Activities
  • Is your borough providing you enough choice of activities for your children?
  • Are you aware of the availability of children activity centres in your borough?
  • Are there enough activities out there to keep the kids entertained? 

Over the past few months, we researched all 32 London boroughs in terms of children’s activities available and what’s on offer to families.

Areas of London where parents have the best choice of after school and holiday activities for children include Westminster (1st) and Camden (2nd) at the top of the league table, while at the other end of the spectrum, parents in Bexley (32nd) or Barking and Dagenham (31st) fair the worst with the lowest number of children’s activities listed.

Our Ex Chief Executive Kevin Friend featured in the BBC London’s morning show on April 14th to present the league table and discuss the differences existing across the London areas. He believes that Westminster and Camden leading position could be due to historical reasons, i.e. thanks to the multiple theatres and attractions available in Central London, and also due to their better accessibility.

Youractivekid.com League Table of Children’s Activities in London

London BoroughRanking
Westminster1st
Camden2nd
Hammersmith and Fulham3rd
Kensington and Chelsea4th
Lambeth5th
Southwark6th
Islington7th
Kingston upon Thames8th
Richmond upon Thames9th
Haringey10th
Merton11th
Barnet12th
Hounslow13th
Tower Hamlets14th
Greenwich15th
Waltham Forest16th
Wandsworth17th
Havering18th
Ealing19th
Bromley20th
Hackney21st
Lewisham22nd
Enfield23rd
Harrow24th
Croydon25th
Brent26th
Sutton27th
Newham28th
Hillingdon29th
Redbridge30th
Barking and Dagenham31st
Bexley32nd

League Table methodology:

  • Data is based on Youractivekid.com database and research
  • A venue hosting multiple activities was counted as one. We also included leisure venues such as theatres, cinemas, museums, parks, and libraries.

Further Information

We asked a focus group of 50 parents across London if they thought there were sufficient activities available for children in London. 54% answered “Yes”, while 63% also believed it was difficult to find information about after school and holiday activities available in London.

Although there is a somewhat intuitive idea that the capital has lots on offer, the challenge remains the distribution of activities across the London areas, their cost, and the availability of information for parents. Our team continues to research every borough and improve the quality of our database on a daily basis.

Do you think your borough provides sufficient activities for your children?