With the school holidays fast approaching, and social activities back on the cards, parents across the country are looking for fun days out that won’t break the bank. With over 30 bars and restaurants, a climbing experience with Up at The O2, shopping at Icon Outlet, trampolining at Oxygen Freejumping, and interactive experiences including Tikky Town, Sky Studios and the brand new TOCA Social, The O2 is the ultimate all-in-one destination for a family day out this summer.
Opening from Thursday 12 August, TOCA Social brings together the worlds of social entertainment, flavoursome food, unique cocktails, and immersive football games under one roof. New to The O2 this summer, the attraction has a variety of interactive football-based games designed for all ages and abilities, all in individual booths. Battle it out against your friends and family this summer, whilst also enjoying a world-class food and drinks menu inspired by modern Americana.
Fancy something more adventurous? How about a roofwalk 52m above ground level over the world famous venue with Up at The O2? Snap a family selfie against the backdrop of London’s skyline and admire the 360° views from the summit. Led by expert guides with extensive training and local knowledge, a range of climbs are available to book online including; daytime, twilight, sunset and celebration climbs with a glass of Champagne Lanson on the roof. Prices start from £32 per person and children must be aged 8 years and over to climb.
For those looking to freshen up their summer wardrobe, Icon Outlet has over 60 superstar fashion and lifestyle brands with up to 70% off RRP all year round. Brands include adidas, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Calvin Klein, JOSEPH, Levis, Next, Nike, Sunglass Hut, The Cosmetics Company Store, Tommy Hilfiger Kids and more. Shoppers can even claim 4 hours free parking when spending over £35 in Icon Outlet, so there’s no excuse not to treat yourself or the kids to something special on your visit.
Got a fussy eater in the family? The O2 has got you covered, with plenty of cuisines to choose from to please parents and kids on your day out. Enjoy signature burgers and delicious shakes at the recently opened Gordon Ramsay’s Street Burger, or head to Kitchen Pizzeria for some Italian classics. For an afternoon drink, why not try Slug & Lettuce or a visit to Snowflake Luxury Gelato for the perfect summer afternoon treat.
Visitors to The O2 can also enjoy ten-pin bowling at Hollywood Bowl who are offering up to 50% off if you book & bowl by 11am through to 1 September, or a trip to the UK’s leading trampoline park, Oxygen Freejumping, which features two floors of unlimited fun for all ages, including a dodgeball court, Ninja Warrior obstacle course, and more. For the film fanatics, why not head to Cineworld – London’s largest multiplex cinema with 19 screens which is showing the latest blockbuster hits for all the family.
To create picture perfect memories, head to Selfie Factory or Tikky Town to capture incredible snaps of the family in front of a range of unique, colourful backdrops – including a pink Lamborghini, prison room, balloon fan room and more. Or step into the spotlight for free at Sky Studios. It’s lights, camera, action in their interactive newsroom so take a seat at the presenter desk and read the latest Sky News or Sky Sports headlines. Football fan? Join their virtual Super Sunday pundits as Player of the Match, while movie lovers can snap a selfie with a Minion.
The O2 is located just 15-minutes from central London and is easily accessible by tube, road or Uber Boat by Thames Clippers. Ample car parking space is also available.