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Meadowlands (7 miles)
features a family leisure pool with fabulous flume slide and interactive water fun features for children, plus length pool for serious swimming, exercise and development.
Mount Wise Swimming Pool (10 miles)
Mount Wise Swimming Pool
Outdoor pool plus toddler paddling and activity pools by sunbathing terrace which is surprisingly free to use! Kids' fun in the leisure section includes fountains and stepping stones plus whirl and bubble pools: yay!
Tinside Lido (11 miles)
Open May to September the pool includes fountains, inflatable fun sessions, views across Plymouth Sound, a sunbathing terrace, lounger, deckchair and wetsuit hire and grea disabled access.
Dragon Leisure Centre (19 miles)
Dragon Leisure Centre
Super little indoor pool with a whoosh flume slide! Great for a family splash about, with lane swimming and learner pool also available. Some soft play sessions offered too!
Buckfastleigh Swimming Pool (22 miles)
Buckfastleigh Swimming Pool
is a heated outdoor swimming pool, set in the heart of the Devon countryside in the pretty town of Buckfastleigh. We provide a safe and fun swimming environment for people of all ages.
Chagford Swimming Pool (23 miles)
Chagford Swimming Pool
Heated, outdoor, river fed pool, plus a very popular toddler pool, complete with toy boats, watering cans, and ducks! yay!
Ashburton Swimming Pool (23 miles)
Ashburton Swimming Pool
21m heated outdoor pool, some fun sessions. Usually opens daily late May through Early September. Swings and lawned area for spectators, plus café serving refreshments. Aqua membership provides use of this and 4 other pools!
The Splash (25 miles)
Enjoy an all year round tropical atmosphere featuring a 33 metre, 5 lane swimming pool, with wave machine and flume! The Splash is an exceptionally popular leisure attraction which offers general leisure swimming for all the family.
Bovey Tracey Swimming Pool (27 miles)
Bovey Tracey Swimming Pool
Heated outdoor pool with toddler pool, plus solar powered showers, parkland and refreshment amenities. Fully qualified lifeguards staff the pool at all times. Lessons available outside normal pool hours. Open between April and September.
Kingsteignton Swimming Pool (30 miles)
Kingsteignton Swimming Pool
Heated outdoor pools, main and toddler. Plus fully equipped to cater for disabled swimmers, changing and shower facilities plus hoist and special steps for entry into pool.
Chudleigh Lido (31 miles)
Solar heated Lido with lifeguards, all weather shelter, BBQ, heated pool and reasonable rates! Take lessons, get fit, or just have a family splash about.
Splashdown Quaywest Waterpark (32 miles)
Splashdown Quaywest Waterpark
Choose from 8 different flumes from the gentle Surf Lagoon to the exhilarating Screamer or the wild Kamikaze. For the younger ones, there's the Submarine Splash and Tiddler's Fun Pool where they can paddle in safety.
Dartmouth Heated Outdoor Swimming Pool (33 miles)
Waves Leisure Pool (33 miles)
Waves Leisure Pool
No matter what the weather it's great fun for all the family! With its unique sloping floor, flume and wave machine you are guaranteed an enjoyable time. The pool is available for private hire, plus lessons and parent and toddler sessions. Plus Water-Play Activity Centre and Toddler slide!
Oasis Fun Pool (35 miles)
Oasis Fun Pool
Indoor and outdoor leisure swimming with flumes, fountains, waterfalls, geysers and a gentle fun slide for small ones.
Teignmouth Lido (35 miles)
Heated and welcoming outdoor pool with some kids' fun sessions offered. Usual season May through September.
Topsham Pool (38 miles)
Modern heated outdoor swimming facility, with giant inflatable and fun sessions. The pool water is 100% chlorine free and heated to 28 degrees or more.
Loe Beach Watersports (40 miles)
Loe Beach Watersports
Offering kayaks, paddleboards, motorboats, rowboats and sailing dinghies for lessons and hire.
North Devon Leisure Centre (41 miles)
North Devon Leisure Centre
Standard swimming facilities with the bonus of 1m and 3m springboards! Creche and small indoor soft play area also on site.
Ships and Castles Fun Pool (42 miles)
Ships and Castles Fun Pool
Fantastic fun pool with loads of great features including wave machine, river ride, slide and loads for the little ones as well: great family day out in Cornwall.
Coverack Windsurfing Centre (49 miles)
Coverack Windsurfing Centre
offering residential and non residential Windsurfing Holidays and RYA Courses, plus boating and fishing trips, excursions and free surf kayak loans.
Hayle Swimming Pool (55 miles)
Hayle Swimming Pool
Lovely outdoor pool in the heart of Hayle. Set in lawned garden, plenty of seating, changing rooms with showers, plus baby changing facilities. Open daily during the summer season, with lifeguards in attendance. Free Tuesday swim passes for local residents.
Wiveliscombe Open Air Pool (56 miles)
Wiveliscombe Open Air Pool
is a ‘heated outdoor community swimming pool’ with events, picnic area and sun deck set is the beautiful Somerset countryside.
Cornwalls Crealy Adventure Park (29 miles)
Cornwalls Crealy Adventure Park
Voted best Cornwall Family Attraction, dash to Cornwalls Crealy Great Adventure Park for thrills and spills galore. Plus discover wild rides, awesome indoor play, great adventures and the NEW Crocodiles Corner Reptile House. Magical Family Fun Guaranteed!
Holywell Bay Fun Park (38 miles)
Holywell Bay Fun Park
Wheels for all ages, from the hi-octane F1 go-karts, right down to the Kiddy Karts for toddlers. If it's water-based fun you're after, battle boats and bumper boats will go down a storm. A fiendish maze, a shooting range, trampoline, crazy golf and much more, including a fabulous 18-hole pitch and...
The Monkey Sanctuary (11 miles)
The Monkey Sanctuary
We have been offering a safe and beautiful woodland home to monkeys in need since 1964. Much more than just monkeys, it's a great day out for the whole family, and all income goes to support out charitable work.
Porfell Wildlife Park (14 miles)
Porfell Wildlife Park
Come check out some seriously exotic animals as all your farmyard favourites. Cool Maassi Village and wonderful Woodland Walks to explore too, plus Owl Flying experiences and the chance to be a Bee Keeper for a day!
Fowey Aquarium (19 miles)
Small aquarium with a small entry fee but a surprisingly wide range of fish, plus eels, crabs and lobsters. Touch pool plus lots of fascinating information about local marine life.
Wingz Bird and Animal Sanctuary (20 miles)
Screech Owl Sanctuary (28 miles)
Screech Owl Sanctuary
Owl Sanctuary with over 30 different species of owl and a hand-tame area. Meet the other animals that live there as well and run yourselves ragged on the playground! Guided tours plus falconry courses and handling days available too!
Newquay Zoo (35 miles)
Get closer to over 130 species at the award winning Newquay Zoo! See the penguins relaxing in their pool, visit the creepiest crawlies in the atmospheric tropical house, watch the big cats get their lunch and learn more about conservation - a perfect day out for the whole family!
Blue Reef Aquarium (36 miles)
Blue Reef Aquarium
Take the ultimate undersea safari at the Blue Reef Aquarium in Newquay. Enjoy close encounters with everything from tropical sharks to enchanting seahorses!
Tamar Valley Donkey Park (2 miles)
Tamar Valley Donkey Park
Fun for all with Donkeys, Sheep, Pigs, Rabbits and Guinea Pigs to feed and pet plus a huge indoor play barn!
Cornish Birds Of Prey Centre (29 miles)
Cornish Birds Of Prey Centre
Bird of Prey Centre with 3 displays each day allowing you to watch hawks, owls, falcons, vultures and eagles in flight plus there are other unusual farm animals to see, waterfowl lake and a small play area with slide, swings and seesaw.
Old MacDonalds Farm (33 miles)
Old MacDonalds Farm
is a farm park attraction. We offer animals, rides and free range family fun. Pony rides, tractors, roller racers, trampolines, climbing frames, crazy golf, even a ride on the miniature train, everything is included in price.
Dairyland Farm World (33 miles)
Dairyland Farm World
Childrens Farm and the Bull Pen which offers 12,000 square feet of indoor play gym for toddlers and older children including climbing nets, astra slides, drop slides, fireman pole, ball pools, and tumble tower.
Morwellham Quay and Tamar Valley Trust (4 miles)
Morwellham Quay and Tamar Valley Trust
Award winning, living history museum and visitor centre. Explore a historic village, ride on the railway, and go deep underground in the Copper Mine! Set in the heart of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape near the river Tamar.
Museum of Witchcraft (22 miles)
Museum of Witchcraft
Discover the world’s largest collection of witchcraft related artefacts and regalia at one of Cornwall’s most popular museums. Interesting items to investigate, fascinating facts to learn, and a space to park your broomstick outside!
Wheal Martyn Museum and Country Park (25 miles)
Wheal Martyn Museum and Country Park
Wheal Martyn is the UK's only China Clay Mining Heritage Centre, set within 26 acres of nature trails amongst a preserved Victorian clay works. There is plenty of outside space, a children's challenge trail as well as an indoor interactive discovery centre. A truly unique day out suitable for all...
Kidzworld Indoor Play (23 miles)
Kidzworld Indoor Play
54,000 sq ft of all weather adventure: explore smugglers cove, reach the summit of the treehouse, whoosh down fast slides or successfully climb the DigiWall. And with no height restrictions, mums, dads and grannies can play too!
Jungle Jacks Newquay (35 miles)
Jungle Jacks Newquay
Large indoor purpose built play frame for kids all ages, plus dedicated toddler area and good seating for adults too. Polite and first aid trained staff. Open all year.
Carnglaze Caverns (12 miles)
consists of a guided tour around three underground caverns of Catherdral proportions set in 6.5 acres of wooded hillside. During the tour you will go about 150m into the hillside and 60m below ground.
Daphne du Mauriers Smugglers Museum (13 miles)
Daphne du Mauriers Smugglers Museum
A fascinating collection of fine smuggling artefacts and tales of wreckers and smugglers over the past 300 years. Sure to get kids' imaginations going!
Lanhydrock (19 miles)
A National Trust managed estate with house, gardens, expanse of woodland, parks and riverside paths, tea room, restaurant and gift shops. Kids will love the Touch and Discover tables, the train trail around the house, the school room and Victorian toys, plus the adventure playground to burn off that last bit...
Tintagel Castle (24 miles)
With its spectacular location on this windswept Atlantic coastline, Tintagel is where the legend of King Arthur was born and is rich in flora and fauna, sea birds, lizards and butterflies, besides it's own beach and cafe. Lovely!
Charlestown Shipwreck Centre (24 miles)
Charlestown Shipwreck Centre
Discover the many interesting things that have been recovered from shipwrecks, plus learn the full story of Charlestown harbour and the clay industry. Highlights include the RNLB Amelia, plus a German armoured dress diving suit!
National Lobster Hatchery (29 miles)
National Lobster Hatchery
is a marine conservation, research and education charity with Visitors' Centre which offers interactive displays, young lobsters to meet, plus a resident giant lobster and Edible and their collection of Spider Crabs!
Buccaneer Bay (36 miles)
Discover the secrets of Pirate life as you journey through caves and coves with Captain Calico Jack and his swashbuckling crew! Now known as Pirates' Quest and better than ever!
Hangloose Adventures (23 miles)
For brave and hardy over 8s, this is a cluster of intense and frankly terrifying adrenaline activities from going 50mph on a giant swing on a cliff edge, to stunt jumping 10m down into an airbag, to going oomph in a Superman pose on the longest fastest zip wire in the country! Yeeha!
Adrenalin Quarry (8 miles)
An exciting day out with a thrilling Zip Wire, hurling you over a flooded quarry at speeds that'll get your heart pumping and it's suitable for all ages! Plus a Giant Swing on a cliff, and quarry coasteering: phew!
Thanks for all the great things to do and Water Parks near Callington 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 Cornwall can enjoy the great day out as well.
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