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Family Days Out in Nottinghamshire
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Sundown Adventureland
Retford
Sundown Adventureland The Theme Park especially designed for the under 10’s. We have Adventure play areas, Cafes, Shops, plus lots lots more including the NEW Angry Birds zone.
White Post Farm Centre
Farnsfield
White Post Farm Centre As well as meeting the animals and enjoying the walk in aviary, you can zoom around on go-karts, catch a seasonal show, do a little shopping or even pick up a new pet!
Floralands Farm Park
Nottingham
Floralands Farm Park There is play equipment, a picnic area and a wide variety of animals to see and feed.
Stonebridge City Farm
Nottingham
Stonebridge City Farm is an urban farm in the middle of Nottingham! Free to visit and open every day, with a number of animals both big and small; which you can feed, pet and handle; play park and picnic area; plus amenities such as cafe, shop and toilets.
Wollaton Hall and Park
Nottingham
Wollaton Hall and Park Set in over 500 acres of historic deer park, Wollaton Hall is a spectacular Tudor building home to the city's Natural History Museum. Also see the Industrial Museum, Steam Engine House, Wollaton Visitor Centre and the Yard Gallery, plus exhibitions exploring art and the environment.
Making It! Discovery Centre
Mansfield
Making It! Discovery Centre is great for family fun: hands on interactive exhibits on two floors explaining how things are made. Visitors receive a basket of component parts to make up one of ten kits: it's yours to take home. Open during Nottinghamshire school holidays. Plus we have a programme of 2hr special events for children...
Water Meadows
Mansfield
Water Meadows Leisure Lagoon features include Wave Machine; 50m Twister Flume; Geysers and Water Cannons; plus Falling Rapids Ride and Fast Drop Flume!
Beechdale Swimming Centre
Nottingham
Beechdale Swimming Centre Offering teaching, flume and middle pools plus diving and standard lane swim facilities. Also home to a great indoor play zone and a sensory room.
Tumble Town Indoor Playcentre
Nottingham
Tumble Town Indoor Playcentre 3000 sq ft of indoor play area including climbing frames, a helter-skelter, slides, bouncing castle, soft play ball pools and supervised play. For under 7s.
Hoods Hideout Soft Play Centre
Nottingham
Hoods Hideout Soft Play Centre A great fun indoor soft play area designed on a Robin Hood theme on 3 separate levels, packed with obstacles and features for children under the age of 10 years to enjoy.
Run Riot
West Bridgford
Run Riot Now known as Bumper's Back Yard: indoor playcentre for children aged between 2 and 10 years old. There are slides, ladders, aerial walkways, spinners, trolley ride, maze, ball pools and an area is set aside for the under 5s.
Denz Indoor Playcentre
Beeston
Denz Indoor Playcentre A large kids play area and a smaller one for the toddlers. A good indoor playcentre in Nottinghamshire.
Lanky Bill's Fun Shack
Langley Mill
Lanky Bill's Fun Shack A large main frame for the 5 to 11 years and a separate area with frame and soft play for the 4’s and under.
Little Drivers Soft Play
Stapleford
Little Drivers Soft Play is a family orientated modern colourful soft play centre with a modern play frame. It is family run and offers bespoke party packages tailored to your needs. Now with laser tag too!
Captain Jacks Adventure Play
Retford
Captain Jacks Adventure Play Retford's fantastic soft play centre is an ideal place to relax while the kids burn off energy. We pride ourselves on our cleanliness, excellent customer service and our good food. With a separate area for toddlers and juniors and regular bouncy castles and games we aim to provide a fun and safe place to...
Oceans of Fun Indoor Play Centre
Hucknall
Oceans of Fun Indoor Play Centre Children's indoor soft play centre with a separate area for babies and under 4s. The main play frame accommodates up to 11 year olds. We have a modern cafe serving delicious lunches and snacks. The play frame has a large wavy slide. It is open and can be seen from all the seats in the cafe area.
Escape Play
Nottingham
Escape Play Well equipped play areas for different age groups, go karts and sports area. One of many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Nottingham with kids.
Jungletastic
Nottingham
Jungletastic An exciting children's indoor soft play centre providing fun and safe entertainment for children aged up to 11 years. One of many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Nottingham with kids.
Rainydays
Nottingham
Rainydays Their recently refurbished equipment is suitable for children from birth right through to the teens.
Jimmy Beans
Sutton in Ashfield
Jimmy Beans Offering a vast array of bespoke, modern and professionally designed adventure play equipment, there is something for every child aged from newborn to ten years old!
Pirates Play Centre
Nottingham
Pirates Play Centre Fantastic three level play area with giant slides, rope bridges, sky glide, rollers etc. Separate toddler and baby soft play area, free wifi in the parents' lounge.
Wacky Warehouse - Ferry Boat Inn
Nottingham
Wacky Warehouse - Ferry Boat Inn Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant situated in a lovely spot on the Rive Trent.
Fuzzy Eds at Ancient Oak
Retford
Fuzzy Eds at Ancient Oak Indoor play area with loads of slides and fun features plus dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant.
King and Miller Playzone
Sutton In Ashfield
King and Miller Playzone Soft play in the King and Miller, part of the Eating Inn group and offers a three level play frame plus family friendly dining and a garden area.
The Goose Playzone
Gamston
The Goose Playzone Soft play at the Goose, part of the Eating Inn group and offers a three level play frame plus family friendly dining and a garden area.
Eden Softplay
Nottingham
Eden Softplay is a large indoor play centre for under 10s situated in the building of Saviour’s Church, Nottingham. Our huge 4 tier play area will provide hours of fun while parents relax in the comfortable cafe area.
City of Caves
Nottingham
City of Caves Discover a hidden world beneath your feet underneath the streets of Nottingham. Explore original sandstone caves with our actor led tours and meet our friendly characters Archie and Annie the Archaeologists or wander through at your own pace with our fantastic audio tour. You will be taken on an...
Creswell Crags
Worksop
Creswell Crags is a limestone gorge honeycombed with caves and smaller fissures. Stone tools and remains of animals found in the caves by archaeologists provide evidence for a fascinating story of life during the last Ice Age between 50,000 and 10,000 years ago. Great idea for family days out in Nottinghamshire.
Bridlesmithgate Caves
Nottingham
Bridlesmithgate Caves Man-made caves used as a butcher's, a salting chamber and an apothecary's shop with a domed store cave and an ice house.
Nottingham Castle Caves
Nottingham
Nottingham Castle Caves Beneath the Castle a labyrinth of manmade caves and tunnels continue to tell the turbulent story of this historic site. Come along for a memorable tour and discover the secret passageways, King David's legendary dungeon, the Duke of Newcastle's Wine Cellar or Mortimer's Hole.
Nottingham Castle
Nottingham
Nottingham Castle - is a magnificent 17th Century ducal mansion built on the site of the original Medieval Castle, with spectacular views across the city. A vibrant museum and art gallery housing collections of silver, glass, armour and paintings, plus fifteen centuries of Nottingham history.
Galleries of Justice
Nottingham
Galleries of Justice is home to the Villainous Sheriff of Nottingham and is the only Museum of its kind in Europe. Based at Nottingham's old county gaol the Museum portrays Nottingham's horrible history and crime and punishment through the ages in a fun and interactive environment. Many tours are actor led making the...
Southwell Minster
Southwell
Southwell Minster with its majestic Norman nave and glorious 13th century chapter house, this is a great little stop to get the kids' imaginations going. An excellent audio tour is available.
Greens Windmill and Science Centre
Nottingham
Greens Windmill and Science Centre Test your brain power with the hands-on experiments in the Science Centre which explore electricity, magnetism and light, ideal for young children - attached to a working windmill which produces great flour?!
Sutton Leisure Centre
Sutton in Ashfield
Sutton Leisure Centre Now known as Lammas Leisure Centre, they offer Ice skating, suqash and other sports courts and a swimming pool, plus Under 5s activity program and more activities for older too.
National Ice Centre
Nottingham
National Ice Centre Ice skating is a cool experience whatever your age or ability and where better to give it a go than at the National Ice Centre: the UK's centre for excellence for ice sports. There are a range of ice skating sessions on offer to suit all ages and abilities, from the loudest disco to quieter sessions for...
Lammas Leisure Centre
Sutton in Ashfield
Lammas Leisure Centre Family friendly ice skating rink with loads of other sporting opportunities besides within the leisure centre. Great fun for all ages and good for bonding while you watch mum and dad fall over.
Nottingham Climbing Centre
Nottingham
Nottingham Climbing Centre 800 square metres of climbing wall! The centre offers Bouldering, Top Roping and Leading Facilities; as well as running courses for beginners or improvers, starting from age 7.
Go Ape Sherwood Pines
Edwinstowe
Go Ape Sherwood Pines 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.
Kidsquadz
Retford
Kidsquadz Quad biking fun for all the family, quad parties, family sessions, quad ramble adventures and inflatable quad track hire. Bike sizes to suit from 6 years and up.
Quasar Nottingham
Nottingham
Quasar Nottingham Painless bruiseless laser tag, the gentler way to get the thrills of shoot 'em ups in a live action role play setting.
The Asylum Skatepark
Huthwaite
The Asylum Skatepark - is a clean, family friendly indoor skate park (14,000sq ft) catering for all sports, ages and abilities. Cafe available on site providing fresh home cooked meals.
Go Ape Tree Top Junior
Edwinstowe
Go Ape Tree Top Junior A fun filled experience of canopy exploring, trail blazing and obstacles for all to enjoy. You'll take on crossings over trails and finish with one awesome zip wire.
Tenpin Nottingham
Nottingham
Tenpin Nottingham is a bowling centre located in Clifton Boulevard. We have 26 modern fully computerised lanes, American and English Pool tables, Amusement Arcades all catered towards families and kids and Sector 7 Quasar. There is also the Beach Road Cafe Bar for some delicious meal and snack options.
Mansfield Superbowl
Mansfield
Mansfield Superbowl Classic family friendly tenpin bowling with kiddie assists like gutter guards, lighter balls and bowling ramps. It's not just bowling: It's Superbowling.
1st Bowl Nottingham
Nottingham
1st Bowl Nottingham Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
The Kurburgring
Huthwaite
The Kurburgring A unique venue offering a definitively outdoor karting experience indoors. They run junior sessions for kids over 8, adults karts for over 14s.
Amen Corner Karting
Newark
Amen Corner Karting Two small fun tracks providing arrive and drive for all ages.They also have a new 550m pro-kart circuit for over 17s. Drivers from 8, passengers from 4.
Elk Motorsports
Newark
Elk Motorsports Suitable for over 8s, an all weather floodlit track with a top quality, high grip tarmac surface.
The Nottingham Ghost Walk
Nottingham
The Nottingham Ghost Walk A story-telling walking tour all about ghosts! Where they haunt, why they haunt, a bit of gore, some heritage and history - and you might even spot the real ghost who haunts our tours!
Robin Hoods Major Oak Treasure Trail
Edwinstowe
Robin Hoods Major Oak Treasure Trail Looking for a fun and interesting way to explore Robin Hood country? Don't just wander around aimlessly, do a Treasure Trail! These fun Trails show you the most interesting, historical and scenic locations. Enjoy a fun family walk in the fresh air and solve the clues along the way.
Nottingham Heroes and Villains Tour
Nottingham
Nottingham Heroes and Villains Tour The City's heritage walking tour from the Nottingham Ghost Walk team! See the key sites of interest in the City and hear intriguing tales about Robin Hood and many other famous Nottingham characters. Tour includes a cave visit (subject to availability). Was Robin Hood a Hero or a Villain?
Curious About Nottingham
Nottingham
Curious About Nottingham 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 famous ‘City of Legends’. Buy the booklet from our website and explore in your own time.
Newark Treasure Trail
Newark
Newark Treasure Trail If you are looking for something new to do with kids then why not try a self guided, themed Treasure Trail! They offer an imaginative and fun way to explore, and learn about, the great outdoors.
Newark Air Museum
Newark
Newark Air Museum The UKâs largest volunteer managed aviation museum with 75 aircraft and cockpit sections from across the history of aviation. 2 large Display Hangars housing more than 50 airframes; engine / artefacts displays; caf;© and large shop. Regular special events and education programmes available for...
Sherwood Forest Railway
Edwinstowe
Sherwood Forest Railway Take a ride on this fun narrow gauge railway that trundles through the heart of Sherwood Forest which runs for one mile through the areas farm land with two crossings a tunnel and a couple of stations cute 5 8ths scale locomotives the kids will love pulling open carriages behind them.
Great Central Railway Nottingham
Ruddington
Great Central Railway Nottingham offers 10 miles of heritage railway running through the beautiful scenery of South Nottinghamshire and North-West Leicestershire. We are also home to static displays, a large Miniature Railway, Model Railways, Road Transport Collection and Play Area, with a Cafe and Gift Shop as well.
Sherwood Forest Country Park
Edwinstowe
Sherwood Forest Country Park Take a walk to the mighty Major Oak, pick up a fun family nature trail, try the playground or just stand and admire the weird and wonderful shapes of the ancient oak trees, twisted by age and weathered into living sculptures.
Attenborough Nature Reserve
Beeston
Attenborough Nature Reserve An award winning eco-friendly visitor attraction surrounded by the tranquil waters of the beautiful Attenborough Nature Reserve.
Riverside Park
Newark
Riverside Park This park's vast open spaces are perfect for family fun, picnics and games as well as their regular events. Gorgeous sensory park nearby if you have younger children.
Clumber Park
Worksop
Clumber Park With 3,800 acres of parkland, gardens, woodlands and a lake, 20 miles of cycle routes and bike hire, plus a Discovery Centre, and a Woodland Play Park. Visit the Discovery Centre to see what childrens activities they are offering during the holidays. This National Trust managed Estate offers lots to do.
Idle Valley
Retford
Idle Valley Adventure playground, nature trails, accessible paths, sculpture trail and nature viewing platform. Plus excellent Discovery Packs for hire from the friendly visitor centre including a pond dipping kit and binoculars!
Pot N Kettle Ceramic Cafe
Beeston
Pot N Kettle Ceramic Cafe Great fun for all the family, find out how much fun painting ceramics can be. Ideal children's parties -no stress and we clear up the mess. Hand and Foot imprints in clay, Perfect for unique personalised gifts for Christmas, Birthdays and Christenings. Visit us today and be creative.
Razzle Dazzle Pots Ltd
Nottingham
Razzle Dazzle Pots Ltd A fun family venue where you and your family can come and discover your creative side. We have a spacious studio downstairs where whilst painting your pottery you can relax and have delicious cake and coffee. Upstairs we have a very special party room where you can celebrate your birthday or Hen do with a...
Sherwood Forest Fun Park
Edwinstowe
Sherwood Forest Fun Park A family operated children's fair located in Sherwood Country Park with plenty for the small and mid range kids to play on from the caterpillar roller coaster and the ghost train to the classic tea cup ride and big slide.
Wheelgate Adventure Park
Farnsfield
Wheelgate Adventure Park A land of thrilling rides and the terrific Splashland, amazing attractions and exhilarating activities are waiting to be discovered. From the Runaway Mine Train roller coaster and challenging Mini Diggers, to the indoor soft play Pirate Ship and Tropical House the fun is endless!
Go Ape Forest Segway
Edwinstowe
Go Ape Forest Segway You can enjoy our forest Segway experience in the beautiful Sherwood Pines. 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.
The Lost City Adventure Golf
Nottingham
The Lost City Adventure Golf The first indoor course of its kind in the East Midlands, The Lost City will give intrepid pioneers of all ages the opportunity to test their skills at the state-of-the-art adventure golf complex. The Lost City features two 18-hole courses with dramatic interactive features such as talking Inca statues and...
Sherwood Riding School
Kneesall
Sherwood Riding School is a Horse Riding School in Nottinghamshire. There are lots of activities for children at weekends and in the holidays such as own a pony mornings and birthday parties. You can learn in a group or on your own.
Derbyshire Pony Trekking
Mansfield
Derbyshire Pony Trekking is a complete off road Pony Trekking Centre. All Weather riding all year round, even in the snow! Disabled customers catered for, Treks suitable for all levels of rider available, We cater for ages 4 upwards.

Thanks for all the great things to do in Nottinghamshire 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 Nottinghamshire can enjoy the great day out as well.



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