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6 highly rated family activities in and around Harrow

The summer holidays are coming up and for those of us who are not planning to go on holiday, there are plenty of activities in and around Harrow to keep you and your children fully engaged throughout the summer.

Not all of the activities on the list below are located in Harrow itself, but most are just a short drive away and will be more than worth checking out if you want to do something a little different this summer.


Breakout Rooms, Watford

Address: 101A High St, Watford, WD17 2DQ

Located in Watford, Breakout Rooms allows teams of 2-6 people to solve puzzles and crack codes in order to escape the room they are currently in and progress. Highly rated in Google reviews and on TripAdviser, the attraction offers something unique with children under the age of 12 needing to be accompanied by an adult.

There are five separate ‘rooms’ that you must try and escape from including two ‘Spy Games’ rooms, The Lost City, Exorcism and Blackbeard’s Quest. Each room offers something different and you wont get bored with all the different scenarios and challenges at hand.

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Breakout rooms is located in Atria Watford. Credit: Google Maps

Puttstars, Harrow Town Centre

Address: St Georges Shopping Centre, Harrow HA1 1AS

The newly opened Puttstars in St George’s, Harrow Town Centre is a perfect way to treat your children to a day out this summer. The new £2.4 million complex offers a indoor mini golf experience with three 9-hole courses, ZigZag, Slingshot and Pinball.

Puttstars also have a plethora of food available at a specially themed and diner, they sell pizzas, hotdogs, milkshakes and much more. The centre also has a full arcade making it the first of its kind in Harrow since ‘The Edge’ back in the 1990’s. More than worth checking out with the family – the centre also has a bar!

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Michelle Heaton and Lee Latchford Evans at the VIP launch of the new indoor mini golf and entertainment centre Puttstars Harrow,. CreditL Puttstars

Bentley Priory Museum, Stanmore

Address: Mansion House Drive, Stanmore HA7 3FB

RAF Bentley Priory played an important role during the Battle of Britain as Headquarters Fighter Command. Harrow residents can explore the important stories of ‘The One’– Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding, ‘The Few’ who took to the air to defend our skies and ‘The Many’ without whose tireless work on the ground victory would not have been possible – activities with a learning experience.

The highly rated Bentley Priory Museum explores the history of the Battle of Britain and the role that Bentley Priory, worth checking out and giving the children a valuable history lesson at the same time.

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Bentley Priory Museum. Credit: Wikipedia

Teamsport Go Kart Racing, Watford

Address: Greatham Road Industrial Estate, Greatham Rd, Watford, Bushey WD23 2NZ

Fun for children and adults alike, Teamsport racing is a must-do activity for families who want to get their adrenaline pumping. This 500m multi level track with go karts that hit 40mph will be enough to keep everyone entertained, the venue is open to children aged 8-12 and is based right near to Watford Town Centre.

In addition to the go-karting, the centre also houses a mini golf centre and a dining area with different food options available. There’s plenty of room for spectators to watch if you have elderly relatives or children not yet old enough to participate. This one is highly recommended and highly rated across the board.

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Go-Karting in Watford

Inflata Nation, Colindale

Address: Unit 1, Colindale Retail Park, 355 Edgware Rd, London

Having paid a visit to Inflata Nation when it first opened it’s doors, we can confirm from first hand experience how fun this is. It’s a huge warehouse full of inflatable slides, obstacle courses, trampolines and more. If you haven’t been here before, then you really should give it a try – this is perfect for children and they also have a diner you can grab a bite to eat at.

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Fun filled mayhem at Inflata Nation. Credit: Harrow Online

Ruislip Lido

Address: Ruislip Lido, Reservoir Road, Ruislip, HA4 7TY

An old family favourite for residents in both Hillingdon and Harrow, Ruislip Lido is one of the best places to go to in the area for a family day out. There’s always lots to see and do, whether it be a walk around the Lido itself, a ride on the famous train, or a visit to the artificial beach – there is plenty of things to keep the whole family entertained for the visit.

There is also a nice bar and restaurant next to the lido that serves a vast array of foods and drinks with a nice seating area outside.

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Ruislip Lido is a perfect family day out. Credit: Wikimedia Commons