Abbey Park (11 miles)
Beautiful river-split park with miniature railway, pets' corner and a large play area suitable for children of all ages, plus formal gardens, historic ruins and loads of room for traditional games. Where's that frisbee?
Bradgate Park (12 miles)
830 acres of enclosed Deer Park that is over 800 years old! Full of dramatic rocky outcrops and and woodland to explore. Visitor centre, 18th century folly, plus the ruins of Bradgate house to discover.
Rutland Water Nature Reserve (13 miles)
Rutland Water Nature Reserve
An internationally famous nature reserve covering 1,000 acres and over 20,000 waterfowl! A variety of habitats to explore and loads of wildlife to look out for, including kingfishers, ospreys, badgers and butterflies. Great calendar of events throughout the year.
Goldhill Adventure Playground (13 miles)
Goldhill Adventure Playground
A real adventure playground for 5 to 14 year olds, children can play freely, and have fun while being supervised. Leicester's largest inclusion programme.
Attenborough Nature Reserve (16 miles)
Attenborough Nature Reserve
An award winning eco friendly visitor attraction surrounded by the Attenborough Nature Reserve, with touch table and puzzles, interactive screen activities and sensory nature trails as well as kids' clubs and special events.
Staunton Harold Reservoir (21 miles)
Staunton Harold Reservoir
A wildlife habitat offering many outdoor and leisure activities, such as adventure playgrounds, fishing, bird watching, sailing and cycling. There is also a Visitor Centre, Ranger’s Office, toilets, and seasonal kiosk. Open all year and free to visit.
Toplodge Fineshade Wood (21 miles)
Toplodge Fineshade Wood
is a popular family visitor attraction in the heart of the Rockingham Forest. With two great play areas and a whole wood to explore; families can play, picnic, walk or cycle and then recharge their batteries at the cafe.
Bosworth Water Trust (22 miles)
Bosworth Water Trust
Experience the seaside inland on the golden sands of our man-made beach. It’s the ideal place to relax, go paddling or build sandcastles. Looking for adventure? Let the kids go wild in our pirate adventure playground or hire some boating equipment and take them out on the water.
Riverside Park (23 miles)
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.
Chaddesden Park (23 miles)
Adventure playground plus BMX, football and cricket facilities. And a great new interactive water play area with loads of fun features now runs May through September.
Hicks Lodge National Forest Cycle Centre (23 miles)
Hicks Lodge National Forest Cycle Centre
16km (almost 10 miles) of exciting off road cycle trails, plus Forest Trails and a Gruffalo Trail for the kids between October and February. Play Area with scramble nets, climbing frames, balance courses and more.
Conkers (25 miles)
Adventures in the forest. Explore over 120 acres including the 13 piece assault course, adventure play area, barefoot walk and train linking the Discovery and Waterside Centres. Indoors discover the Enchanted Forest Adventure Play Zone, over 100 interactive exhibits, cafes and gift shop.
Fermyn Woods Country Park (26 miles)
Fermyn Woods Country Park
Situated in the heart of the Rockingham Forest, the park offers access to fantastic woodlands, meadows, thickets, marshes and ponds to explore.
Markeaton Park (26 miles)
Well kept parkland with play centre, light railway, splash pool, pitch and putt golf, stunning horticultural displays, a fishing lake and football pitches.
Barnwell Country Park (28 miles)
Barnwell Country Park
Park with 3 way marked waterside trails, numerous picnic spots, and a wealth of wildlife and facilities. Children's play area, Visitor Centre and Wildlife Garden, Orienteering packs available, plus a brass rubbing trail. Open all year and free to visit!
Hartshill Hayes Country Park (28 miles)
Beehive Farm Woodland Lakes (29 miles)
Beehive Farm Woodland Lakes
In this most southerly part of rural Derbyshire, Beehive Farm Woodland Lakes offers visitors lots of fun ways to enjoy a very special corner of the New National Forest . They have over 66 acres of emerging young woodland to explore with thriving wildlife, fishing lakes and a family-friendly animal farm.
Rosliston Forestry Centre (29 miles)
Rosliston Forestry Centre
Discover a woodland wonderland full of natural wildlife. From quiet walks to action-packed family fun with laser tag and adventure play, uncover nature at its best.
Coton Manor (29 miles)
This peaceful ten acre garden occupies a hillside position extending down from the 17th century manor house, constructed of mellow Northamptonshire stone.
Shobnall Leisure Complex (30 miles)
Burton Upon Trent
Shobnall Leisure Complex
WIth indoor and outdoor sports facilities to pre book, crazy golf and pitch n putt to drop in on, and a playground, paddling pool and skatepark to access for free, this place has loads to do for kids of all ages! Adapted Cycling Centre also on site!
Pooley Country Park (30 miles)
Pooley Country Park
Large park with canal-side patio cafe, adventure playgrounds, picnicking and fishing opportunities.
Brixworth Country Park (30 miles)
Brixworth Country Park
A charming and very physically accessible park, with a gnome trail, unusual sculptures, wheel chair accessible bird hide and stunning views over Pitsford Reservoir.
Branston Water Park (31 miles)
Burton Upon Trent
Branston Water Park
There is a small visitor centre, children's play area and toilets on site. Look out for the great range of birds, animal and insects which inhabit their varied habitats.
Ferry Meadows Country Park (31 miles)
Ferry Meadows Country Park
With meadows, lakes and woodland to explore, Ferry Meadows Country Park gives you the space to relax, enjoy an exhilarating cycle ride, walk in the woods and experience nature and the great outdoors.
Brampton Valley Way (31 miles)
Brampton Valley Way
Brampton Valley Way is 14 miles of park linking Northampton and The Brampton Valley Way. It has Beautiful scenery, Ancient meadows, woodland spinneys and traditional hedgerow. There are also Steam trains, railway embankments and tunnels.
Coombe Country Park (31 miles)
Coombe Country Park
We have a children's play area, climbing forest, picnic benches and barbecue areas, a bird hide, woodlands, open space for the children to play and of course plenty of ducks and swans to feed!
Hoar Park (31 miles)
Including such gems as Arty Party, play areas and the Children's Farm this is easily an afternoon's worth if you have the weather.
Sherwood Forest Country Park (31 miles)
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.
Caludon Castle Park (32 miles)
Caludon Castle Park
It is a pleasant stretch of open grassland for running and frisbee-ing, with a Children's Playground.
The main feature is an imposing ruin of part of the castle, surrounded on three sides by a moat.
Whisby Nature Park (32 miles)
Thorpe on the Hill
Whisby Nature Park
Super adventure playground with unusual natural play elements to enjoy and 6 way marked nature trails scattered with bird hides, plus fun family events and activities at the Natural World Centre.
The National Memorial Arboretum (33 miles)
The National Memorial Arboretum
A living tribute to people who have fallen in duty to the country. Over 50,000 stunning trees, a variety of habitats, which are full of wildlife including skylarks, otters, brown hares and more. Daily programme of activities. Free to visit.
Brandon Marsh Nature Centre (34 miles)
Brandon Marsh Nature Centre
Contains displays, hands-on activities and information about the nature reserve, as well as a Tea Room and Shop. Open every day with lots of events and activities for everyone throughout the year.
Stanwick Lakes (34 miles)
Unique adventure playground and assault course, plus a stunning indoor play facility, scenic active adventure trail, fishing, cycle hire, plus big sand and water play.
Draycote Water Country Park (34 miles)
Draycote Water Country Park
Whether you come to unwind or have fun, there's plenty for all at Draycote Water. Activities range from birdwatching and game fishing to walking and water sports. Dogs are only allowed in the Country Park.
Sywell Country Park (34 miles)
Sywell Country Park
Children's play area provided including sand and water play, plus open spaces for ball games and dog walking, small arboretum and heritage trail.
Kingsbury Water Park (34 miles)
Kingsbury Water Park
Over 600 acres of countryside to explore with woodland, lakes and meadows. A safe place to explore on foot or bicycle with surfaced, level paths. Two adventure play areas, bird hides and miniature railway. Have a go at our Orienteering course or try fishing.
Rockingham Forest (35 miles)
The Royal Forest of Rockingham, a medieval hunting forest, is a beautiful patchwork of ancient woodlands and open agricultural land with historic features and attractive stone-built forest villages. Today the Forest offers visitors plenty of routes for walking, cycling and riding.
Daventry Country Park (35 miles)
Daventry Country Park
Daventry Country Park - was created in 1968 as part of the nationwide Countryside Act. This movement sought to provide communities with green spaces to use and enjoy. The reservoir (130 acres of open water) was dug out and completed in 1804, taking eight years to finish.
War Memorial Park (35 miles)
War Memorial Park
Featuring a great summer splash park, plus year round adventure playground, family Pitch and Putt, a modern skatepark and facilities for tennis, bowls and football.
Allesley Park (35 miles)
Crazy golf, children's play area, 18 hole golf course, and plenty of open space and garden walks: all recently refurbished and well maintained.
Hartsholme Country Park (35 miles)
Hartsholme Country Park
even off season the range of slides, climbing walls, swings and roundabouts are more than sufficient to keep most kids happy but you can also check out annual events and seasonal specials in this Green Flag Awarded park.
Irchester Country Park (35 miles)
Irchester Country Park
This former ironstone quarry has a wonderful children's play area as well as a network of long and short trails through 83 hectares of mixed woodland. Also home to the Quarryman's Rest Cafe, Jungle Parc UK and the Irchester Narrow Gauge Railway museum.
Clumber Park (36 miles)
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.
Abington Park (36 miles)
Big park with historical features, plus playground and fitness trail, Abingdon Museum and also features a specific garden for the blind.
Ryton Pools Country Park (36 miles)
Ryton Pools Country Park
There's lots of fun to be had at this family friendly country park! With play areas, cycling and walking on surfaced paths and a large picnic meadow you can't go wrong for a family day out! Look out for our Events Calendar for Ranger-led activities throughout the year for the whole family.
Hall Leys Park (36 miles)
Hall Leys Park
A great park in the heart of Matlock with bowling greens, children’s boating lake, interactive play area, miniature railway and a skateboard park. There are also tennis courts and a putting green. Free to visit.
Beacon Park (38 miles)
Several play areas, crazy and proper golf, plus a shiny new skatepark, pond dipping, kids' mission trail and loads of sporting facilities. Oh, and a park!
Queens Park (38 miles)
Boasting boating lake, miniature railway, huge adventure playground, cricket facilities and plenty of open space for traditional family games.
Abbey Fields Play Park (39 miles)
Abbey Fields Play Park
Grassy slopes for rolling and grass sledding, cool adventure playground and a heated outdoor swimming pool in summer. Pleasing historic surroundings to explore too.
Idle Valley (40 miles)
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!
Thanks for all the great things to do and Play Parks and Great Outdoors near Asfordby Hill 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 Leicestershire can enjoy the great day out as well.
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