See & Do
School’s Out for the Summer Holidays
It’s the summer holidays and that means trying to keep the kids entertained for a few weeks. Struggling for ideas? We’ve got you covered! Read on to find out how to keep the kids busy this school holiday in Canary Wharf.
Get the adrenaline pumping at the UK’s fastest indoor go karting track at Capital Karts. Open every day at Cabot Place, kids aged from 10 to 13 can satisfy their need for speed in Junior Go Karting sessions. Or the whole family can get involved with Family Go Karting sessions. Either way, everyone will enjoy navigating the track’s challenging corners and smooth straights in electric karts that can reach speeds of up to 45mph.
To help get rid of some of that pent up energy, head down to Harbour Quay Garden’s Play Area. The playground consists of a sensory area, Alice in Wonderland themed sculptures and winding pathways that will keep kids entertained for hours. There’s outdoor fitness equipment for adults to use anytime too.
Children’s Art Trail
This free art trail is sure to provide big inspiration for little minds. Make your way around the trail of 12 artworks, handpicked to appeal to budding artists, using a map that may throw a few curveballs your way. The works included in the trail are just some of more than 100 permanent pieces on display in Canary Wharf.
Visit our Library
Did you know Canary Wharf has its very own library? Idea Store, located in Churchill Place mall, offers a whole new world of library and learning services, with books to borrow, CDs and DVDs to hire, free Internet access and an exciting programme of classes and activities for all ages and interests. Whether you want to improve your skills, update your knowledge or learn something new for fun, the Idea Store has something for you.
Unleash their competitive sides with a round of free minigolf. The bright and colourful course designed by artists Craig & Karl is open daily from 12noon to 6pm, and clubs and balls are provided, all you need to do is turn up and play! Expect 9 fun and vibrant holes, joyful novelty features and a great time on this one-of-a-kind course.
Family friendly dining
There’s a wide array of options for family friendly dining in Canary Wharf. Feels Like June offers Californian vibes with bright flavours, generous plates and Europe-meets-West Coast flair. Open all day, visit for hearty, healthy breakfasts, delicious lunches and moreish dinners. And as a special treat for the school summer holidays, kids under the age of 12 eat free at lunchtime! For finger-licking crispy chicken with healthy sides, head to Seoul Bird, where chef Judy Joo specialises in double-fried Korean-style chicken.
Zizzi is a firm family favourite with their extensive menu of Italian food with a twist. With flavoursome pizzas, creamy pastas and show-stopping desserts, there’s something for everyone, including the fussiest of eaters. Finally, Marugame Udon offers healthy, nutritious and great value for money Japanese comfort food. Let the kids enjoy personalising their udon noodles and picking their favourites from the fresh tempura station.