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Family Days Out in Bedfordshire
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Woburn Safari Park
Woburn
Woburn Safari Park Come to Woburn Safari Park and meet the wildlife, with over 80 species of wild animals roaming in 300 acres of beautiful parkland.
ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
Dunstable
ZSL Whipsnade Zoo There’re loads of reasons to be wild about ZSL Whipsnade. Home to more than 2500 species, a visit can get you close to some of the world’s hairiest, scariest, tallest and smallest animals. Set on 600 acres, in the rolling Chiltern Hills, there’s epic adventure awaiting you at ZSL Whipsnade...
Mead Open Farm
Billington
Mead Open Farm You can expect the very best family day out at award winning, Mead Open Farm. Full of action packed play inside and out, as well as âhands-onâ farmyard fun, thereâs so much to discover.
Birds of Prey Centre
Wilstead
Birds of Prey Centre A centre with over 200 birds of prey from around the world with flying displays and other activities. Experience Days available, including some that are especially for kids.
Thurleigh Farm Centre
Thurleigh
Thurleigh Farm Centre is a diverse experience with a huge variety of animals but also trampolines, roller blading rink, crazy golf, maize maze, pony rides, indoor and outdoor playgrounds, fire engine ride and pedal kart track, plus seasonal activities like bottle feeding lambs.
Stockwood Discovery Centre
Luton
Stockwood Discovery Centre With interactive display, variety of gardens, children play area, special events and activities, bee gallery and much more, it is a wonderful visitor attraction and museum. Collection highlights include the Wenlok Jug, the Shillington gold coin hoard and the Mossman collection Ãâ€"...
Stondon Transport Museum
Henlow
Stondon Transport Museum See bygone vehicles from the beginning of the century up to modern day classics, most of which originate from the largest private collection in the country plus more recent aquisitions making a total of over 350 exhibits.
John Bunyan Museum
Bedford
John Bunyan Museum A must for kids studying local history, a visit will let you help out with their schoolwork and spend some quality time together. Special quizzes and hands-on trails take them through Bunyan’s amazing life at their own pace
The Trolleybus Museum
Doncaster
The Trolleybus Museum is the world's largest collection of preserved trolleybuses, alongside other vehicles and artefacts from the same era. Rides and seasonal fun available too, if you can catch them open!
Oasis Beach Pool
Bedford
Oasis Beach Pool Water Flumes, Yellow Screamer and Flume of Doom sound good for a start, combine this with an outdoor pool, lazy river ride, wild waves and parent and toddler sessions.
Robinson Pool
Bedford
Robinson Pool situated in the stunning grounds of Bedford Park, boasting the main competition pool, the diving pool with varying high boards and a beginners' teaching pool.
Woburn Open Air Swimming Pool
Woburn
Woburn Open Air Swimming Pool is a seasonal, heated lido. The pool is a good size, 22m x 10m, 1 to 2m deep, in a lovely setting adjoining the Estate with plenty of space for picnics, sunbathing and games.
Luton Sports Village
Luton
Luton Sports Village 2 swimming pools plus separate world class diving pool
Snakes and Ladders
Dunstable
Snakes and Ladders is a huge indoor playground filled to the brim with climbing frames, ball ponds, cargo nets and slides. Plus there's electric motor bikes, and for younger visitors a Home Corner, Water Play and Construction Zone. Kids can really let off steam while parents relax on comfy leather sofas in our...
Kids World
Bedford
Kids World is a paradise for energetic kids! A fantastic range of steps to climb up, walk ways to scramble over and slides to whizz down. They let off steam in the play centre whilst you take a break, catch up with friends and have a well earned coffee.
Futures Fun Factory
Luton
Futures Fun Factory Our indoor soft play centre is an ideal place for children to have fun in a safe and exciting environment, packed with creative play equipment with dedicated areas for toddlers and babies. Adults can relax in a warm and friendly environment while enjoying some light refreshments from Futures Cafe.
Cafe Kidz
Biggleswade
Cafe Kidz Indoor play fun for under 7s with a main climbing maze and features plus an enclosed crawlers' domain.
Jubilee Play Centre
Biggleswade
Jubilee Play Centre High activity equipment for older children, plenty of adventure play fare for kids and much has designed to be suitable for every level of physical ability or disability.
Playhouse
Milton Ernest
Playhouse is a soft play area for your kids to let loose in with a multi level climbing maze and separate toddler play, both bits filled with fun activities!
Jungle Jims Playland
Sandy
Jungle Jims Playland 2 separate play zones for differing age ranges, with loads of features in both and terrific additional activities during school holidays. Smaller kids' zone also had daily led activities of it's own.
Bromham Mill
Bedford
Bromham Mill Guided Tours, Baking and craft activities for pre booked groups available throughout the year. Picnic area and plenty of space to just play. Please note limited opening times.
The Roman Sandy
Sandy
The Roman Sandy is an open exhibition free to all which displays locally discovered Roman artefacts in an interesting fashion.
Bignor Roman Villa
Pulborough
Bignor Roman Villa The remains of a Roman villa, set in the centre of South Downs National Park. Home to some of the best preserved mosaics in England.
Woburn Abbey and Gardens
Woburn
Woburn Abbey and Gardens Visit a historic 16th century abbey and 28 acres of beautiful grounds. 22 rooms to investigate, some amazing gardens and a deer park. A relaxing and interesting place to take the kids.
Preston Manor
Brighton
Preston Manor Pleasingly authentic Edwardian mansion to explore with over 20 rooms open to public, plus Ghost Tours for the brave and gorgeous Preston park right next door with all it's play features: bonus!
Bodyflight
Milton Ernest
Bodyflight Do something different at this centre for indoor skydiving, surfing, racing, jumping and climbing!
Dunstable Leisure Centre
Dunstable
Dunstable Leisure Centre Leisure centre offering loads of facilities: some of the sports available include swimming, tennis, trampolining, gymnastics, soccer, golf and cricket.
Go Ape Woburn
Woburn
Go Ape Woburn 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.
The Bunyan Sports Centre
Bedford
The Bunyan Sports Centre Indoor and outdoor sporting activities with kids' sessions and lessons available in badminton and trampolining.
Kempston Outdoor Centre
Kempston
Kempston Outdoor Centre Activities on offer include climbing and abseil tower, high ropes course, canoeing and kayaking; orienteering and navigation and archery.
Flow House Bedford
Milton Earnest
Flow House Bedford Come and try FlowRiders on which you can bodyboard and flowboard (surf). Let their expert instructors teach you to ride the waves and the best part is that no matter how old you are, it’s great fun!
Aerial Extreme Milton Keynes
Milton Keynes
Aerial Extreme Milton Keynes is a high ropes adventure course involving a series of challenging obstacles set at varying heights above the ground. You'll find yourself tackling fun obstacles such as rope bridges, scramble nets, zip wires, swinging logs and balance beams, plus many more!
Box End Park
Kempston
Box End Park A great venue for open water swimming, off road cycling and running, plus a number of watersports with courses just for kids and beginners.
Canoe Trail
Bedford
Canoe Trail A company for canoeing, kayaking and stand up paddleboarding. Crafts for hire, plus tuition and guided tours available.
Go Bowling Dunstable
Dunstable
Go Bowling Dunstable Has 32 bowling lanes, a superb bar, an excellent cafe menu, amusement machines, pool tables, a pro shop and 2 children's party rooms. We also offer learn to bowl lessons free of charge for children between 6 and 12 please contact the sales team to book your child in!
Bowlplex Tunbridge Wells
Tunbridge Wells
Bowlplex Tunbridge Wells Family friendly tenpin bowling, with bumpers and ball ramps for the kids.
Ampthill Spy Mission Treasure Trail
Ampthill
Ampthill Spy Mission Treasure Trail An imaginative, and fun way for the family to explore somewhere new. An easy to follow route will enable you to solve the clues, whilst taking in some of the most fascinating sights and history along the way; includes a free outdoor play area, and is ideal for picnics.
Leighton Buzzard Railway
Leighton Buzzard
Leighton Buzzard Railway A heritage steam railway and working museum, we offer a relaxing 70-minute return train ride, hauled in most cases by a historic steam locomotive. Discover our own fascinating history, dating back to the dark days of the First World War, and experience the vanished world of narrow-gauge light railways.
The Shuttleworth Collection
Biggleswade
The Shuttleworth Collection Aircraft hangers chocablock with a massive collection of aeroplanes, loads of events going on all year, a must for the budding wright brothers in your house!
Fancott Miniature Railway
Luton
Fancott Miniature Railway 7¼ inch Miniature Railway based within the grounds of The Fancott Pub and Restaurant. The railway is ¼ mile in length and circles around our playing field; we also have a small play area on site.
Summerfields Miniature Railways
Bedford
Summerfields Miniature Railways On public running days children and parents alike can come and watch and ride on real miniature steam trains. There are three separate outdoor tracks for different gauges of train. It is run by the Bedford Model Engineering Society.
Priory Country Park
Bedford
Priory Country Park is an established green area of 360 acres, made up of lakes, meadows and woodland. Activities include Walking; Fishing; Dog walking; Cycling; Sailing; Canoeing and Kite Flying.
Harrold Odell Country Park
Harrold
Harrold Odell Country Park A 144 acre country park sandwiched between the villages of Harrold and Odell 10mls NW of Bedford. It features 2 picturesque lakes and a stretch of the River Great Ouse with wheelchair and pushchair friendly paths round the main lake and outdoor play areas.
Chilterns Gateway Centre
Whipsnade
Chilterns Gateway Centre The rare chalk downland is home to a huge variety of wildlife. It's a fantastic place for kite flying, walking and views over the vale of Aylesbury.
Embankment Gardens and Russell Park
Bedford
Embankment Gardens and Russell Park There's a play area, putting green, tennis and petanque courts, elegant promenades, water meadows, boating lake, cafe and bandstands, and more besides.
The Lodge
Sandy
The Lodge An RSPB reserve with minor exhibitions and seasonal, child oriented events in The Lodge itself, as well as outdoor trails and bird or wildlife spotting. Be sure to pick up an RSPB Explorer Backpack!
Marston Vale Forest Centre
Marston Moretaine
Marston Vale Forest Centre is a beautiful conservation area set within the Millennium Country Park, suitable for all ages, with a Lakeside cafe, picnic area, adventure playground, gift shop, cycle hire and seasonal events. Excellent disabled access, free entry and parking, dogs and horses welcome. All profits go back into creation of...
Addison Howard Park
Kempston
Addison Howard Park Play area and frame suited for under 8s, plus sand play, sit on toys, and it's very popular with squirrels so an excellent place to wildlife spot.
Bedford Park
Bedford
Bedford Park Green Flagged park with everal play areas, a skateboard facility, wildlife area, multi use games area and BMX zone, plus areas for football, rugby, tennis, cricket, basketball, rounders and bowls.
Marston Vale Millenium Country Park
Marston Moretaine
Marston Vale Millenium Country Park 250 acres of woodland, wetland and grasslands excellent for family rambles and exploration, hunting mini beasts and playing outdoor games. Plus hard surfaced cycle path trails suitable for push and wheel chairs too!
Dunstable Downs
Dunstable
Dunstable Downs Stunning elevated views and perfectly suited for kite flying make this site popular with families. Rambling, mini beast spotting and picnics are welcome, plus guided walks available. Visitor centre has facilities.
Royal Cinema
St Ives
Royal Cinema Showing all the latest in family films in comfortable and modern facilities.
The Kiln
Bedford
The Kiln is great for adults and children, so come along to our studio and have fun decorating your own beautiful piece of pottery.
Soft Play Centre
Dunstable
Soft Play Centre - the perfect place for your kids to have fun and just be kids. The Centre is full of activities for kids up to 4 foot tall to have fun and learn through creative play.
Danish Camp
Bedford
Danish Camp Relaxing days on the riverbank with live jazz music, river trips and boat hire, barbeques and bouncy castle, weather permitting! In winter, stunning views, snowy boat trips and hot food in the family lodge restaurant. Not a full day's worth in winter.
HULA Animal Rescue
Milton Keynes
HULA Animal Rescue An educational trip into the sad necessity to rescue animals, with plenty of happy, loved and rehabilitated furry guests to visit with.
Hoo Hill Maze
Shefford
Hoo Hill Maze 30 metre square 6 foot high maze with paths suitable for wheel and push chairs so no-one is left out of this gentle family adventure.
Blackpool Model Village
Blackpool
Blackpool Model Village Ranging from Scottish Castles to Cornish Fishing Villages plus a working train, this is 2.5 acres of really well done miniatures intersected with landscaped walkways. Kids' quiz available too!
Sunshine Riding School
Luton
Sunshine Riding School is an approved and licensed horse riding and experience day centre at the foot of the Chiltern Hills. It offers horse riding lessons, horse interaction events and teaches riding qualifications every weekend and daily throughout the school holidays for new and experienced riders.
The Stables Equestrian Centre
Wilstead
The Stables Equestrian Centre offers friendly tuition in general riding, show jumping, dressage and cross-country. Lessons begin at 4 years but pony rides are available for over 2s.
Brook Stables Riding School
Millbrook
Brook Stables Riding School is a Riding School and Pony Club Centre. We have a great team of horses and ponies to suit both children and adults of all abilities. Peaceful setting with direct access to miles of woodland trails.
Springhill Farm Riding Stables
Oswestry
Springhill Farm Riding Stables A BHS approved equestrian centre that offers riding lessons, pony sessions, hacking and tracking, plus riding holidays, including ones for kids aged 12 and older. All sessions led by qualified staff.
Laser World
Bedford
Laser World Play pro laser tag using high tech equipment in a Mayan themed arena! Option to play all day, plus dedicated sessions for younger players during holidays and weekends. For over 7s.

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



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