Go on a Bear Hunt!

Embarking on the Kingston Bear Trail is a fantastic way to explore the town while enjoying a fun-filled scavenger hunt. Armed with a map detailing the locations of the bear sculptures, (which you can find at FUSEBOX, The Rose Theatre or Waterstones) adventurers of all ages can set out to track down each bear and discover some fun facts along the way. From vibrant floral patterns to quirky designs, the Kingston Bear Trail is a fun activity for the whole family.

Explore Kingston’s Heritage

Take a stroll through the Ancient Market Place, where you can browse stalls offering everything from fresh produce to authentic street food from all around the world. Don’t miss the chance to visit the iconic Kingston Market House, a Grade II listed building dating back to the 19th century, which plays host to Not My Beautiful House which sells arts and crafts by local makers. You can also visit Kingston’s Coronation Stone which is located by the Guildhall, believed to have seen the crowning of seven Saxon kings.

Take a Boat Ride

With the river flowing through the heart of Kingston, why not take advantage of its scenic beauty? Embark on a leisurely boat trip with Turks Launches, where you can soak in stunning views of the River Thames all the way from Kingston to Hampton Court.

Have a Picnic

If you’re more of a land dweller, Kingston has green spaces to choose from. As the weather warms up, there’s no better way to enjoy the outdoors than with a leisurely picnic in one of Kingston’s picturesque parks. Grab a blanket, pack some treats, and head to Canbury Gardens or Home Park for a relaxing day surrounded by nature

Family-friendly Activities

Keep the little ones entertained with a variety of family-friendly activities around town. Head to the Kingston Museum, where interactive exhibits and engaging displays bring local history to life. You can also visit Kingston’s soft-play area, Wacky Kingdom, in the Bentall Centre, or Picnic in the Rotunda, where children can act out a wide variety of everyday activities. Older children will love one of Kingston’s escape rooms, either Escape Hunt or Kingston Escape Hunt. Pop Playrooms has recently opened in the Rotunda also, so indulge in a round or two of mini golf or AR darts!

Retail Therapy

From high street brands to independent boutiques, there’s something for every taste and budget. Don’t forget to explore the Bentall Centre, where you’ll find a wide range of shops under one roof. Or you can wander towards the Ancient Market Place for Kingston’s boutique quarter, where you can explore luxury stores. Old London Road is a hub of independent shops for things you won’t be able to find on the high street.

Wine and dine

Treat your taste buds to a culinary adventure at Kingston’s diverse array of restaurants and cafes. Whether you’re craving international cuisine, traditional British food, or something sweet to satisfy your sweet tooth, you’ll find plenty of options in Kingston. Riverside Walk has a variety of options for a meal with a view, plus you can find traditional pub food with a twist with the selection of pubs in town. Check out our Eat & Drink page to see what’s available.

Have an evening out

Wind down after a day of exploration with some evening entertainment. Catch a movie at either the Odeon or Curzon, or a showing of a play at Kingston’s very own Rose Theatre. Many of Kingston’s pubs and bars offer live music, so you can relax with a drink and some tunes.