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Family Days Out in Gloucestershire
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Bristol Zoo Gardens
Bristol
Bristol Zoo Gardens Vast animal kingdom adventure plus ZooRopia aerial ropes course, water play area and aquarium. In the new Gorilla Island house, they are directly above you on super tough glass!
International Centre for Birds of Prey
Newent
International Centre for Birds of Prey Three flying demonstrations with commentary, every day. The Centre caters for school visits, and is renowned for its expertise in education, conservation and training. Courses in falconry and photography are available. Shop, cafe, education facilities, attractive gardens and picnic areas.
Birdland Park and Gardens
Bourton-on-the-Water
Birdland Park and Gardens For fantastic family fun and excitement, enjoy a day at one of the UK's biggest bird gardens, discover a beautiful natural setting of woodland, river and water gardens that are inhabited by over 500 birds, flamingos, pelicans, colourful parrots to laughing kookaburras and magical owls.
Bristol Aquarium
Bristol
Bristol Aquarium offers over 40 living displays featuring fascinating marine life from around the world, from sharks to tropical seahorses.
Cotswold Falconry Centre
Moreton In Marsh
Cotswold Falconry Centre Birds of prey are constantly showing off their skills at this amazing centre, where breeding and conservation are of paramount importance. Many different types of birds of prey are on display here, including eagles, hawks, owls and falcons.
Wild Place Project
Bristol
Wild Place Project Adventure, play and learning themed around wildlife, with an emphasis on protecting threatened habitats on our doorsteps and around the globe at this zoological attraction.
Walks with Hawks
Cheltenham
Walks with Hawks A great chance to get hands on with some fantastic birds of prey. Hawk walks, Owl encounters and for kids aged 14 plus, Hunting Days. A wonderful wildlife experience.
Cotswold Farm Park
Cheltenham
Cotswold Farm Park Sitting in the heart of the Cotswolds, Adam Henson's Cotswold Farm Park has a long-standing reputation for a fun filled day out. Children can interact closely with the animals and learn about farming, past and present.
Avon Valley Adventure Wildlife Park
Bristol
Avon Valley Adventure Wildlife Park Families will enjoy a mix of adventure fun and animal interaction all set in the lovely river based country side. Where endless adventures makes a great day out.
Lawrence Weston Community Farm
Bristol
Lawrence Weston Community Farm Provides a range of innovative and exciting, educational, social, environmental, economic and recreational activities; plus the animals besides.
St Werburghs City Farm
Bristol
St Werburghs City Farm Provides high quality educational, recreational and environmental services and resources within a working farm. Kids can get up close with some of the animals, and they have regular events and activity days.
Windmill Hill City Farm
Bristol
Windmill Hill City Farm The Farm provides a beautiful green oasis in the heart of the city. They run courses, events and workshops. We have a fantastic cafe, farm shop, adventure playground, gardens and our animals include a variety of goats, sheep, pigs and poultry
Cattle Country Adventure Park
Berkeley
Cattle Country Adventure Park Is an Indoor and outdoor adventure park with loads of animals to see. Splash pool open from Whitsun to September
Hartcliffe Farm
Bristol
Hartcliffe Farm Small free city farm in Bristol with farm animals to meet, an aviary plus a kiddies corner for younger children to play.
Gloucester Waterways Museum
Gloucester
Gloucester Waterways Museum Delve into the fascinating world of Gloucester's Victorian docks at this museum and meet the people and wildlife of our wonderful waterways. Discover impressive facts about the ingenious engineering of the waterway system and explore home life aboard a narrow boat. Plenty of hands on fun and...
Dean Heritage Centre
Cinderford
Dean Heritage Centre The history of the Forest of Dean including the Gruffalo woodland trail; a reconstructed Victorian cottage, an adventure playground; a chainsaw carving demonstration pitch; animals and an onsite gift shop and cafe. With a full programme of special events, exhibitions, art shows and educational workshops...
Cotswold Motoring Museum
Bourton-on-the-Water
Cotswold Motoring Museum Fun packed indoor museum covering motoring right through the 20th Century. Brum lives here and this is where he was filmed. He loves having his photo taken so don't forget your camera! Throughout the museum there are quizzes, feely boxes, building games, brass rubbings, old fashioned toys and dressing-up...
Oakham Treasures
Bristol
Oakham Treasures - one of the largest privately owned museums of retail and farming history in the UK, Whether you are 8 or 80, you'll be fascinated by this vast and unique collection of memorabilia from the last century. There really is something for everybody, from the thousands of items in the historic stores, to the...
Corinium Museum
Cirencester
Corinium Museum Visitors can trace the story of the Cotswolds from Prehistory to the late 19th Century, with hands-on exhibits, interactive displays and a wealth of precious artefacts. There are animated and practical games, and audio-visual screens to bring the past to life for everyone from schoolchildren to grandparents.
Kingswood Heritage Museum
Warmley
Kingswood Heritage Museum An exciting museum inside the 18th Century brass mill at Warmley, with its icehouse and windmill tower - and the gardens nearby, with grottoes, echo pond and huge statue of Neptune.
Gloucester City Museum and Art Gallery
Gloucester
Gloucester City Museum and Art Gallery Among the spectacular collection are archaeological finds, fine and decorative arts and natural history specimens representing Gloucester’s rich heritage.
At-Bristol
Bristol
At-Bristol With hundreds of action-packed exhibits to explore, explosive live shows and a Planetarium, At-Bristol is one of the UKâs biggest and most exciting interactive science centres. Thereâs always something new for the whole family to discover in At-Bristol, so visit the website to find out...
Bristol City Museum Under 7s Gallery
Bristol
Bristol City Museum Under 7s Gallery Younger visitors can tell stories in the crystal cave, act out a performance on stage, bring stories to life using puppets, make a pot or try the animuddle game: just some of the activities for your child to enjoy in their own mini museum. Awesome!
M Shed
Bristol
M Shed 3 galleries and lots for families at this museum on the Bristol dockside.
The Georgian House Museum
Bristol
The Georgian House Museum 18th century, six storey townhouse displayed as it might have looked when John Pinney and his slave Pero lived there. Loads to see and imagine as you stand within the rooms in this museum open from 19 April 2014 to end October 2014.
Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum
Gloucester Docks
Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum A chance to experience what war was like over the last three hundred years for soldiers and their families. A fun way to show history to the kids.
Tewkesbury Town Museum
Tewkesbury
Tewkesbury Town Museum A community museum displaying the rich heritage of the town and surrounding villages from pre history to present day. Plenty to see and play with. Family friendly and free to visit.
Nature in Art
Twigworth
Nature in Art The first museum in the world dedicated to different forms of art that have been inspired by nature. Great for art and nature fans. Family friendly with a playground and an attractive garden.
Jet Age Museum
Gloucester
Jet Age Museum A museum dedicated to preserving the rich aviation history of Gloucestershire. Find out about the Gloster Aircraft Company and the first jet flight, plus stories of people and places that put the county at the head of the aerospace industry.
Sandford Parks Lido
Cheltenham
Sandford Parks Lido Simply a children's paradise, with slides, a children's pool and a paddling pool. The 50 metre pool is also an ideal place to train, two lanes are reserved most days. Open spring through autumn.
GL1
Gloucester
GL1 - in the heart of Gloucester has something for everyone, from warm swimming pools with wet n ™wild fun sessions and special parent and toddler times to trampoline lessons and after school or holiday sports and swimming courses.
Wotton Pool
Wotton Under Edge
Wotton Pool Heated outdoor pool under cover, summer opening only.
Cirencester Open Air Swimming Pool
Cirencester
Cirencester Open Air Swimming Pool Heated outdoor pool with toddler's paddling pool and hot showers for after. Open May to September.
Stratford Park Leisure Centre
Stroud
Stratford Park Leisure Centre Outdoor and indoor pools, various sporting opportunities. Outdoor pool open May to September.
Leisure at Cheltenham
Cheltenham
Leisure at Cheltenham Facilities include 3 pools, 2 sports halls, racquet sports, coached courses, athletics track, gymnastics, trampolining, soft play and drop in gymnastics sessions, free parking and free swimming for children when accompanied. Fully accessible with family and disabled changing spaces.
Easton Leisure Centre
Bristol
Easton Leisure Centre Leisure Centre with a 25-metre pool, learner pool, and the only fun flume in Bristol!
MagicLand
Cirencester
MagicLand Loads of slides, including wave, tube and a 70ft astra: the largest in Gloucestershire! Plus multi level play and pneumatically powered cannons that allows you to shoot foam balls at various targets including the other visitors! New additions include Story Corner and interactive gaming screens!
Wacky Warehouse - Strawberry Field
Evesham
Wacky Warehouse - Strawberry Field The usual Wacky Warehouse scenario: you have a rest while the kids run themselves ragged on the multi level play structure, with separate toddler zone.
Go Bananas Indoor Softplay Centre
Stroud
Go Bananas Indoor Softplay Centre Whiz your way down the wavy Astra slide, swoosh down the half pipe into the ball pool, dare to cross the wobbly bridge and jump the star burst clouds and many more adventures await you!
Cheeky Monkeys Indoor Soft Play Centre
Bristol
Cheeky Monkeys Indoor Soft Play Centre Inflatable soft play Jungle for climbing, hiding and bouncing with ball pits, slides, puzzles, animal shapes etc and various other soft play accessories. We also have a baby corner.
Castaways Indoor Play
Bristol
Castaways Indoor Play Kids can explore the two levels of the purpose built play system, which include ramps, a slide and lots of random spongy shapes and places to hide. There’s also a ball pit which is another great place to hide from Mum or Dad.
Hop Skip and Jump
Kingswood
Hop Skip and Jump A special play and support centre for children with special needs and their families.
Riverside Leisure Club
Bristol
Riverside Leisure Club Includes Mayhem: a giant 4 storey high soft play area incorporating a bouncy castle, ball ponds, slides and much more. Also houses a heated indoor pool.
PlaySpace
Bristol
PlaySpace Has seven different play zones, all carefully designed to challenge and stimulate children aged from 0 to 10 years. Includes a huge multi-level soft play structure with giant wavy slide and a separate baby area.
Rimandos Soft Play Coffee Lounge
Bristol
Rimandos Soft Play Coffee Lounge A CCTV covered play area for the under 5s, with age appropriate features and plenty of soft surfaces for them to bounce off.
Uglybugs Softplay
Bristol
Uglybugs Softplay Bright and colourful adventure softplay for the under 5s, with fun features and age appropriate challenges in a safe and comfortable environment.
Portico Play
Bristol
Portico Play Come with your under 5s and enjoy the play kitchens, the dressing up, the steering wheels, the magnetic wall and lots more.
Boing
Bristol
Boing Indoor play facility for the under 5s, with messy play, building section, and custom built soft play structure within sight of the cafe tables. Breastfeeding friendly
Mayhem
Bristol
Mayhem is a 4 storey high, soft play area incorporating a bouncy castle, ball ponds, slides and separate play area for under 5s.
Wacky Warehouse Mill House
Bristol
Wacky Warehouse Mill House Modern adventure soft play facility within a family friendly restaurant. Multi level play with enclosed toddler zone.
123 Jump Play Centre
Bristol
123 Jump Play Centre Featuring a fantastic play-frame, an enormous inflatable, an indoor football pitch and a zone just for toddlers. Adults are encouraged to go into the play frame with their kids, so wear socks!
Fuzzy Eds at The Wishing Well
Bristol
Fuzzy Eds at The Wishing Well Multi level adventure play frame with toddler zone, for children up to 4ft 9ins tall. Attached to a family restaurant.
Jungle Chums Soft Play Centre
Milbury Heath
Jungle Chums Soft Play Centre is an indoor soft play centre hosting a jungle themed play structure suspended largely in the air with a sports court big enough to let off some steam! We’ve also got a lovely designated baby and toddler area with plenty of free play toys to keep you little ones busy too.
Jaqs Leisure
Bristol
Jaqs Leisure Soft play centre with separate areas to cater from babies to 4yrs and a 50sqm, purpose built play structure for children between 5 and 12yrs.
Kidz Play at Cribbs Causeway
Bristol
Kidz Play at Cribbs Causeway Large two-level play space for under 10s and a dedicated Little Tikes play area for toddlers under the age of three at this play space in the Cribbs Causeway Mall.
Noahs Ark Soft Play Centre
Bristol
Noahs Ark Soft Play Centre Play Centre with facilities for toddlers in a dedicated area plus a large 4 storey play frame with sports area and big bumpy slide.
The Play Farm
Cheltenham
The Play Farm Indoor multi tiered soft play centre in farmyard themed surroundings. For kids aged up to 12 years, with play zones dedicated to different age groups. Toddler mornings held during term time.
Clearwell Caves Ancient Iron Mines
Coleford
Clearwell Caves Ancient Iron Mines An impressive natural cave system, mined for over 4,500 years to form some of Britain's most atmospheric and intriguing underground mine workings. Nine caverns, geological and mining displays throughout.
Berkeley Castle
Berkeley
Berkeley Castle is England's oldest inhabited castle and most historic home. Over 24 generations of Berkeley's have transformed a savage Norman fortress into a truly stately home full of treasures. Come and learn about murder, intrigue and mysterious events at the castle.
The Clifton Suspension Bridge
Clifton
The Clifton Suspension Bridge Designed by the great Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel the bridge provides spectacular views over the pretty Avon Gorge. It's a great place to walk across and see how high you are above the traffic and the river. Feel and see it move with the traffic!
Sudeley Castle
Cheltenham
Sudeley Castle Visitors can explore the castle, play in the outdoor adventure playground featuring a spectacular wooden fort with zip-wire and hidey holes, take an alpaca on a trek around the estate (extra cost) and spot rare pheasants, owls and even parrots.
Blaise Castle and Play Area
Bristol
Blaise Castle and Play Area Castle, museum, 2 age zoned play areas and some truly beautiful woodland walks, this is a great day out for all age groups.
Clifton Observatory
Bristol
Clifton Observatory A natural cave with viewing platforms, unparalleled views over the local scenery and the only formal Camera Obscura in England.
Chedworth Roman Villa
Cheltenham
Chedworth Roman Villa The ruins of one of the largest Romano British villas in the country. Also considered one of the most complete and extensive sites, includes some great mosaics. Interesting activities and events throughout the summer and school hols.
Dyrham Park
Dyrham
Dyrham Park A late 17th century mansion, garden and deer park. A large estate full of great places to walk with the kids.
Kiftsgate Court Gardens
Chipping Campden
Kiftsgate Court Gardens A beautiful English garden created by three generations of women including large walled gardens, plus a swimming pool, bluebell woods and water garden. Plenty of space to walk with the kids.
Dr Jenners House
Berkeley
Dr Jenners House The former country home of the scientist who invented a vaccine against smallpox, the greatest killer disease at the time. Discover the story of the ‘man who saved the world’!
Gloucester Ski and Snowboard Centre
Robinswood Hill
Gloucester Ski and Snowboard Centre One of the best and longest outdoor artificial ski slopes in the UK. From skiing and snowboarding to tubing and snow fun park, there's something to do for everyone!
The Warehouse Climbing Centre
Gloucester
The Warehouse Climbing Centre A fantastic, fun indoor climbing centre for the whole family to enjoy. Parties, fun children’s sessions from toddler to teenage plus family tasters so everyone can be involved. Come and try the growing sport of climbing.
The Climbing Academy Boulder Club
Bristol
The Climbing Academy Boulder Club is the best bouldering in Bristol with fun, friendly staff and brilliant instructed climbing groups for children aged 6 to 16. We run taster sessions, the Bristol Boulder Club, birthday parties and a Boulder Squad.
Far Peak Climbing and Outdoor Centre
Northleach
Far Peak Climbing and Outdoor Centre is an outdoor activity centre and campsite, with a dedicated Indoor Climbing Centre. We have climbing facilities for ages 3 year and upwards, dedicated kids’ clubs and sessions and run regular Bushcraft and adventure activities using our low ropes course and trails.
Go Ape Forest of Dean
Forest of Dean
Go Ape Forest of Dean Go Ape is the UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Take to the trees and speed down zip slides. They’re part of an exciting course of rope bridges, Tarzan swings and crossings; all set high above the forest floor.
Pedalabikeaway
Coleford
Pedalabikeaway Start of traffic-free marked trail and single/downhill tracks for serious mountain biker. Bikes for all ages and abilities. Local information, maps, toilets and showers available. Cafe and shop for cycle spares. Bike wash. Groups welcome. Guides on request.
Motion Ramp Park
Bristol
Motion Ramp Park Motion is the South West’s leading indoor skatepark, consisting of a large warehouse containing a selection of quarter pipes, jump boxes and beginner ramps suitable for a whole spectrum of abilities.
Thornbury Leisure Centre
Bristol
Thornbury Leisure Centre Offers a wide range of activities such as swimming, creche, soft play, badminton, table tennis and squash and indoor bowls. The centre also run children’s holiday activities including full day camps, arts and crafts as well as sporting activities.
Head 4 Heights Ltd
Cirencester
Head 4 Heights Ltd is a lake side high ropes adventure park for 5yrs an upwards. Open to the general public, families and for birthday parties, Trapeze jumps, pole climbs and simulated free fall jumps are just some of the activities we have on offer with packages starting from 30mins up to 2 hrs.
Bristol Disc Golf
Bristol
Bristol Disc Golf 10 holes of quirky disc golf, fun for kids without experience and very satisfying it you've got a good aim. Basically one throws the frisbee like disc toward the flag rather than the classic club and ball.
The Adventure Zone
Cirencester
The Adventure Zone Provides outdoor activities for young people and their relatives if they so choose, to participate during the school holidays, to have fun, exercise and meet new friends in the Cotswold Water Park near Cirencester.
Bristol and Bath Railway Path
Bristol
Bristol and Bath Railway Path 13 mile 3 metre wide tarmac cycle trail along a disused railway line from Bristol to Bath with lots to see on the way.
Tenpin Gloucester
Gloucester
Tenpin Gloucester is a bowling centre located in Centre Severn Barnwood. We have 26 modern fully computerised lanes, American and English Pool tables, Amusement Arcades all catered towards families and kids. There is also the Beach Road Cafe Bar and Costa Coffee for some delicious meal and snack options!
AMF Hollywood Bowl Cribbs Causeway
Bristol
AMF Hollywood Bowl Cribbs Causeway Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
Bowlplex Bristol
Bristol
Bowlplex Bristol Family friendly tenpin bowling, with bumpers and ball ramps for the kids.
JDR Karting
Gloucester
JDR Karting Two great family activities under one roof. We have two karting tracks catering from as young as 4yrs to adults with full safety instruction provided free. Our lasertag arena has the most stunning uv artwork in any lasertag arena in the UK.
Team Sport Bristol
Bristol
Team Sport Bristol From ages 8 up kids' sessions and parties are a great way to have fun and let tomorrow's budding stars shine on this 500m track. Kids are fully briefed and taught how to handle their specially adapted kart before they even touch the circuit so it's GoGoGo!
Stow on the Wold Treasure Trail
Stow-on-the-Wold
Stow on the Wold Treasure Trail Looking for a fun and interesting way to explore Stow on the Wold? Don't just wander around aimlessly, do a Treasure Trail! These fun treasure hunts will teach you fascinating facts about the area and show you some beautiful scenery, solving an intriguing mystery at the same time.
Bourton on the Water Spy Mission
Bourton on the Water
Bourton on the Water Spy Mission Follow the Trail of Pictures, Solve the Clues and See the Sights as you and the children have fun exploring the town in your own time and at your own pace. The Trail is 1.5 miles long and passes through the park for a chance to pause and play too.
Curious About Bristol
Bristol
Curious About Bristol is a unique experience: two treasure hunt style walks of discovery to keep the whole family intrigued and amused. Keep the kids happy answering clues and matching pictures, whilst reading stories about this great maritime city. Buy the booklet from our website and explore in your own time.
Pirate Petes Walking Tour
Bristol
Pirate Petes Walking Tour Discovering Bristols turbulent pirate history with Pirate Pete as your guide on this walking tour suitable for buggies.
Cheltenham Montpellier Treasure Trail
Cheltenham
Cheltenham Montpellier Treasure Trail Is a fun way to explore one of the most delightful parts of Cheltenham, bustling with charming and sophisticated shops, wine bars and restaurants. Follow the Trail, solve the clues and see the sights.
The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway
Toddington
The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway The GWR is a steam and diesel heritage railway in the English Cotswolds. Since 1981, the volunteers have restored over 10 miles of line, together with platforms, buildings, steam and diesel locomotives and rolling stock. In addition to a scheduled service, GWR hosts a number of galas and enthusiast€™ events...
Perrygrove Railway and Treetop Adventure
Coleford
Perrygrove Railway and Treetop Adventure The steam train for all ages and all weathers! A charming railway in the Forest of Dean where friendly staff welcome you. Fun for children in our Treetop Adventure and Indoor Village with secret passages - treasure boxes are hidden here! 4 stations, each with paths to walk through ancient woods and solve the...
Cotswold River Cruise
Lechlade on Thames
Cotswold River Cruise Private and public hire cruise boats offering different sizes and services for every occasion. Self drive hire facilities also available. Pre booking essential.
Brunels SS Great Britain
Bristol
Brunels SS Great Britain Step back in time when you board Brunel’s ss Great Britain. Discover the true stories behind the ship that changed the world Experience the sights, sounds and smells of life on board for Victorian passengers and crew. Descend under water below the glass ‘sea’ to discover the...
Avon Valley Railway
Bristol
Avon Valley Railway This attraction takes young and old back to the trains of yesteryear. Your train will be pulled by a restored steam engine and you can enjoy food and drink in a restored carriage. Not forgetting special trips aboard Thomas the Tank Engine and Santa Steam Specials during the year.
Bristol Ferry Boat Co
Bristol
Bristol Ferry Boat Co Bristol Ferries run services every day of the year except Christmas Day. Catch one of our timetabled boats and use it like a bus or simply sit on board for a round trip and take in the sights and sounds of Bristol's past and present. Swans, ducks and geese quacking. Cormorants fanning their wings... Look...
Bristol Packet Boat Rides
Bristol
Bristol Packet Boat Rides A wonderful selection of differing cruises, ranging from a quick trip around the floating harbour to a full excursion under the Clifton Bridge, through Avon Gorge and down the Bristol Channel!
Strawberry Line Miniature Railway
Bristol
Strawberry Line Miniature Railway 5 inch gauge railway attraction includes a Tunnel, Motive Power Depot, Carriage Sheds, Turntable and Automatic Signalling System.
The Matthew of Bristol
Bristol
The Matthew of Bristol A replica of the English ship that discovered North America in 1497, The Matthew is available to visit in the Bristol Floating Harbour and you can take a trip out on her as well.
Broadway Tower Country Park
Broadway
Broadway Tower Country Park Explore a unique folly with graphic display floors, plus the park itself with natural wildlife and stunning views. One of England's outstanding viewpoints at 1024 feet (312m) above sea level.
Puzzlewood
Coleford
Puzzlewood A unique and magical destination in the Forest of Dean. You can explore meandering pathways that take you through a spectacular wonderland of deep ravines of mossy rocks, over wooden bridges and through fantastic tree and rock formations. There is an outside playground and an indoor maze. Plus animals and...
Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail
Coleford
Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail Is a 4 mile trail with sculptures inspired by the forest, trees and wildlife. There are various play structures along the way for the kids to play on.
Prinknash Bird and Deer Park
Gloucester
Prinknash Bird and Deer Park - is set in a wooded valley once the hunting lodge of the Abbots of Gloucester and King Henry VIII. The park has been landscaped to resemble an 18th century park with traditional follies enhanced by beautiful birds and animals. You will see over 50 peacocks and waterfowl, golden pheasants, love birds, the...
Westonbirt The National Arboretum
Tetbury
Westonbirt The National Arboretum The arboretum provides a natural playground. Discover stepping stones, balancing beams and den building areas. Pick up a trail from the Great Oak Hall or download one at www.forestry.gov.uk/westonbirt-families
Hengrove Park
Bristol
Hengrove Park Great new development opened in 2009 with lots of the latest play equipemnt, sand and water play area, skate park for boarders and bmx-ers, and jungle play in a 11m high dome
Batsford Arboretum
Moreton-in-Marsh
Batsford Arboretum is a wonderful place for kids to let off steam and enjoy the outdoors. Follow the streams, dodge the waterfall and find Foo Dog and the Big Buddha hidden in our arboretum and wild garden. Visit the nearby Cotswold Falconry Centre to see free flying bird demonstrations.
Cotswold Country Park and Beach
Cirencester
Cotswold Country Park and Beach is home to the largest inland beach in the UK. With loads activities ranging including crazy golf, zorbing and climbing wall; there is something for everyone. Wet sport includes swimming, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and raft building.
University of Bristol Botanic Gardens
Bristol
University of Bristol Botanic Gardens A beautiful garden filled with a huge diversity of plants, including many exotic species set in inspirational displays. One of many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Edinburgh with kids.
Old Down Country Park
Bristol
Old Down Country Park An ideal attraction to bring the whole family. From woodland walks, animal encounters. birthday parties, the adventure playground, the giant bouncy pillow, a cafe selling delicious treats and the farm shop selling gifts for everyone: it really is a day out to remember and we are open all year round!
Brandon Hill Park
Bristol
Brandon Hill Park Does not boast a great many facilities, but is an excellent place to spot and even feed the huge number of squirrels the area supports.
Dame Emily Park
Bristol
Dame Emily Park Facilities include a dog-free playground for the under 10s together with a zip wire for older children; five a side football and basketball courts and a Permitted Graffiti Wall, plus it's right next to the Deane Lane Swimming Pool.
Felix Road Adventure Playground
Bristol
Felix Road Adventure Playground Indoor and outdoor play with a wide range of good quality equipment and plenty of free play space. The outdoor seating is nicely shaded. Children must register on arrival but access is free.
Pittville Park
Cheltenham
Pittville Park is Cheltenham’s largest park with plenty to do for all ages, three play areas, one includes a pet’s corner and lots of open space to run around in and trees to explore. Other facilities include, boating lake, golf, tennis, skate park, on site toilets and award winning cafe.
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre
Slimbridge
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre is a wildlife attraction offering families close encounters with exotic birds, mammals and amphibians. The attraction is in the beautiful setting of the Cotswolds and has views out to the Seven Estuary.
Hengrove Play Park
Bristol
Hengrove Play Park Four acre play park for all ages with a 12m high domed jungle experience, sand and water play and a wheels park for skateboarders and BMX riders.
Oldbury Court Estate
Bristol
Oldbury Court Estate Grade II registered parkland with woods, riverside paths, is excellent for walking and playing including a separate toddler play park, accessible play equipment and things older children will love too.
Hidcote Manor Garden
Chipping Campden
Hidcote Manor Garden An Arts and Crafts garden with plenty for kids to do and see including secret gardens, plant house, orchard, Kitchen Garden and The Wilderness. You can play croquet or tennis on the new all weather court or pick up a free Hunter Pack for kids.
Gloucester Apollo
Stroud
Gloucester Apollo Enjoy all the latest releases at Vue Stroud (Apollo) surrounded by first class comfort and superior technology, with all the newest family feature films.
The Paint it Yourself Pottery Co.
Cheltenham
The Paint it Yourself Pottery Co. Ceramic Cafe welcoming all ages for some messy, creative fun, with no experience required and plenty of inspiration and help on hand.
Flying Saucers The Painting Pottery Cafe
Bristol
Flying Saucers The Painting Pottery Cafe Bristol's largest and only dedicated Painting Pottery Cafe. We've over 100 pottery items to choose from and sit and paint, and once fired, the items are fully usable. It's perfect for capturing baby's footprints or toddler's handprints, or just letting kids of ALL ages make their own...
Pick a Pot and Paint in the Cotswolds
Cirencester
Pick a Pot and Paint in the Cotswolds A family friendly ceramic studio based in a charming courtyard of shops and boutiques in Cirencester. A perfect activity that both children and adults can enjoy together.
Wot Pots
Bristol
Wot Pots is a new pottery studio based in Westbury Wildlife Park. Here we run both pottery painting and a wide range of clay workshops.
Bourton Model Railway
Bourton-on-the-Water
Bourton Model Railway Housed in a period farmhouse, established over 25 years a spectacular Model Railway Exhibition and traditional toyshop situated right in the centre of the picturesque Cotswold village of Bourton-on-the-Water.
The Old New Inn Model Village
Cheltenham
The Old New Inn Model Village Known all over the world for the fascinating and astonishingly accurate model village in the Inn's garden. The inn also has children's play areas.
Jungle Rumble Adventure Golf
Bristol
Jungle Rumble Adventure Golf Two great 18 hole adventure golf courses - dare you to putt your way through our jungle course, complete with the live active volcano?
Go Ape Forest Segway
Lydney
Go Ape Forest Segway You can enjoy our forest segway experience in the beautiful Thetford Forest. From two legs to two wheels for the ultimate forest experience on a rugged all-terrain Segway. It's a unique way to tackle the trails in the forest.
Pirate Bay Adventure Golf
Bristol
Pirate Bay Adventure Golf Elaborately fun yet accessible adventure golf. Putt your way around this fun filled theme park setting and when you cross onto the islands on the rafts and boats, watch out for the alligators!
Darklight LaserTag
Gloucester
Darklight LaserTag Two great family activities under one roof. Our lasertag arena has the most stunning uv artwork in any lasertag arena in the UK. We have two karting tracks catering from as young as 4yrs to adults with full safety instruction provided free.
The Playmate Childrens Riding School
Cheltenham
The Playmate Childrens Riding School BHS approved all weather facility welcoming 2 to 12 year olds for fun style lessons, farm riding and show jumps, plus an outdoor play area.

Thanks for all the great things to do and Zoos and Wildlife Parks in Gloucestershire with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.

Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed

So, if you've been for great days out with the kids, or a school trip, which isn't shown above, just send in an email and we'll add it on so people visiting on holidays and all the other children in Gloucestershire can enjoy the great day out as well.



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