Sandbanks Beach (50 miles)
Regular Blue Flag award winner with literally everything you could want for a family beach day.
Hengistbury Head Beach and Reserve (51 miles)
Hengistbury Head Beach and Reserve
Sand and pebble beach with safe swimming and windsurfing away from the cliffs, part of a huge nature reserve great for exploring and wildlife spotting. Area served by land train.
Bournemouth Alum Chine (51 miles)
Bournemouth Alum Chine
Blue and Green Flag awarded sandy beach with very safe swimming and pirate themed adventure playground.
Whitmore Bay (55 miles)
Blue Flag awarded with soft golden sand, idea for sunbathing or sandcastle building. Also now caters for surfing, windsurfing, sea kayaking and beach volleyball!
Durdle Door Beach (56 miles)
Durdle Door Beach
Grand and famous landscape with sandy beach and acceptable swimming though no lifeguard cover.
Frensham Great Pond (56 miles)
Frensham Great Pond
While not technically a beach at all, as far as manmade inland varieties go it's a sterling effort: vast 13th century lake with sandy beaches, woodland trails and heavy on the natural wildlife.
Studland Beach and Nature Reserve (57 miles)
Swanage Beach (58 miles)
This Blue Flag awarded bay is normally calm and sheltered and good for swimming, sailing and scuba diving.
Shanklin Beach (59 miles)
A safe and sheltered sandy beach with good waters and spectacular views. Plenty of local facilities and there's a lift to the cliff top where the views are even better.
Seagrove Bay (60 miles)
Windsurfing, surfing, kayaking and sailing opportunities in safe waters by a shingle and sand shore.
Weymouth Beach (60 miles)
Safe swimming and soft golden sand make this a great beach for a traditional dig and paddle visit. Pay and play entertainment include trampolines, mini golf and pedalo hire from the promenade.
Hayling Island Beach (63 miles)
Hayling Island Beach
Boasts the International Blue Flag, and the Solent Water Quality Award in recognition of its high standards. Good for swimming and water sports, and is also a Site Of Scientific Interest.
West Wittering Beach (67 miles)
West Wittering Beach
Blue Flag awarded beach with lifeguard in summer, a few facilities but a nicely natural feeling area.
Longleat Safari and Adventure Park (21 miles)
Longleat Safari and Adventure Park
Separate to the Safari Park but on the same site, this is their latest multi million pound attraction with classic redeveloped features mixed with brand new experiences.
Farmtastic Animal Farm (8 miles)
Farmtastic Animal Farm
Get hands on with our animals, including alpacas, llamas, miniatures, farmyard favourites, birds as well as rare and unusual breeds.
Roves Farm Visitor Centre (17 miles)
Roves Farm Visitor Centre
A full programme of events throughout the day including: Meet and Feed the Animals, Free Tractor and Trailer Rides, Children's Craft Sessions, Animal Racing, 2 Acre Willow Maze and Indoor and Outdoor Adventure Play Areas. Themed weeks during school holidays.A great family day out, come rain or shine.
Cholderton Charlies Farm (23 miles)
Cholderton Charlies Farm
We’re a Rare Breeds Farm with lots of exciting things to do, for kids of all ages; both indoor and outdoor. We have a large playbarn, as well as 4 outdoor play areas, plus animal petting and walking sessions, pig races and tractor trailer rides* and so much more!
Farmer Giles Farmstead (24 miles)
Farmer Giles Farmstead
a unique 38 acre farmstead where you can learn about farming methods past and present and have fun feeding and grooming the animals. Or just enjoy the calm of a wonderful rural setting .
Bush Farm Bison Centre (26 miles)
Bush Farm Bison Centre
See Bison, Elk, Raccoons, Prairie Dogs & Guanacos at Bush Farm Bison Centre, an attractive south Wiltshire farm with lakes and 30 acres of old oak woodlands.
Wiltshire Heritage Museum (6 miles)
Wiltshire Heritage Museum
Has an international reputation and attracts visitors from all over the world. There are great activities for Children as you walk around the museum which includes dressing up boxes, brass rubbing, and puzzles, find the face walk round game, re-build Stonehenge and much more.
Athelstan Museum (11 miles)
Trowbridge Museum (12 miles)
You will discover the story of the town from it’s early days as a Saxon settlement to its position as the “Manchester of the West” and beyond. It’s here that you will find out about the textile industry, the lives of everyday folk and the important people that built the town. Special 'Stumpy' Club for kids held regularly and a Mouse Hunt around the museum!
STEAM - Museum of the GWR (13 miles)
STEAM - Museum of the GWR
Follow the incredible story of the GWR through lots of imaginative displays and plenty of hands-on exhibits. Build a bridge and shunt wagons. Have a go at putting a locomotive together. Take a ride on our train-driving simulator.
Boscombe Down Aviation Collection (25 miles)
Boscombe Down Aviation Collection
is a collection of historic fast jets and planes from MOD Boscombe Down. Lots of Jet Cockpits to get into, some powered, including Jaguar, Hawk and Harrier jets. Hear engine noise and air traffic control. Model aircraft and WW2 Display.
Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum (28 miles)
Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum
Offering interactive galleries and workshops for children, the Museum provides entertainment and an educational experience for children of all ages.
Trowbridge Sports Centre (13 miles)
Oasis Leisure Centre (13 miles)
Oasis Leisure Centre
Lagoon Swimming Pool, -with 'new' pirate ship under 8s play feature, 3 giant water slide ('Domebusters'), Wavemachine, Watercannon and Hydroslide.
Highworth Recreation Centre (18 miles)
Jesters Adventure Play (1 miles)
Jesters Adventure Play
Offers all year round, all weather fun for children under 12 years old. With play over three levels, your kids can explore, play and make new friends in total safety whilst you relax.
Coral Cove Party and Adventure Centre (5 miles)
Boomerang Play Centre (8 miles)
Bonkers Childrens Indoor Play Centre (10 miles)
Bonkers Childrens Indoor Play Centre
is an interactive indoor play area within a craft village and adjacent to Butterfly World and a garden centre. Lots of activities for all ages within the play area and around it. Cannons, bogglers, ball feeders, lots to keep you entertained within a compact space.
Kidz About Adventure Play (10 miles)
Kidz About Adventure Play
Run around in 20,000 square feet of space that includes play equipment rising to an amazing 6.5m, a four lane astraslide, dropslide, superb twisting spiral slide, separate play area for toddlers and a football/basketball pitch. PLUS an Exclusive play area for non-mobile Babies & A car Track for Toddlers
Space Play (11 miles)
A great soft play area for children aged up to 9years, available for the older ones is a fantastic LaserQuest area!
Jolly Roger Adventure (14 miles)
Jolly Roger Adventure
has got bouncy castles, and an amazing soft adventure play area with classics including ball pools, plus 'The Drop' slide: 31 ft long. And one of the biggest indoor astra slides in the country!
Little Urchins Softplay (18 miles)
Little Urchins Softplay
is a Pirate themed indoor adventure play facility boasting three separate soft play areas for different age ranges and their huge pirate ship is the highlight of the show!
Larkhill Space Station (19 miles)
Larkhill Space Station
is a multi level adventure climbing facility with classic features from balls and slides to tunnels and bridges, plus a dedicated toddler zone.
Avebury Stone Circle (7 miles)
Stonehenge (19 miles)
- stands as a timeless testimony to the people who built it, between 3000BC and 1500BC. An amazing feat of engineering and arguably the most sophisticated stone circle in the world, it remains a mystery.
Link Leisure Centre Ice Skating (11 miles)
Link Leisure Centre Ice Skating
Comprising an ice rink, a 25 metre, deck level, pool, climbing facility, 5-a-side outdoor football pitches with floodlighting and a state of the art gym.
Rampnation Indoor Skatepark (6 miles)
Rampnation Indoor Skatepark
An indoor skatepark for scooters, inline skates, skateboards and BMX, for absolute beginners to advanced riders.
Kids Combat Adventures (8 miles)
Kids Combat Adventures
Provides an exciting outdoor laser tag experience, using state of the art laser taggers with Halo technology. Players will take part in woodland battlefield missions. Parents can join in or enjoy a cuppa at the Canteen or watch their child with camera at the ready.
ATBShop Skate Warehouse (13 miles)
ATBShop Skate Warehouse
is an indoor skate park with a garden and shop. There are different sessions running throughout the day so make sure you check before travelling. There is also a garden area with a ramp and slacklining rig out the back.
Jungle Parc (14 miles)
Outdoor fun and adventure for the whole family in an exciting and safe environment! We have two courses, Adventurer Course for age 4+ and X-plorer Course for teens and adults. Activities include monkey bridges, super fast Zips, Rocket Launchers and cargo nets.
Tenpin Swindon (11 miles)
is a bowling centre located in Shaw Ridge Leisure Park. We have 32 modern fully computerised lanes, American Pool tables and Amusement Arcades catered towards families and kids. There is also the Beach Road Cafe Bar for some delicious meal and snack options.
Drive Tech Ltd (9 miles)
Drive Tech Ltd
- offer Kids Karting in Wiltshire for anyone aged 10-15 years old (min 4'8" in height). Here young drivers can learn top-class racing skills, under the professional supervision of their marshals and experienced instructors.
Swindon Karting Formula 1 (10 miles)
Swindon Karting Formula 1
Here children from as young as 5 years of age can enjoy the thrill of driving petrol karts with speeds starting from approx 20mph. The 550m indoor track can give the whole family a fun filled day with Mums and Dads being able to join in.
Wessex Raceway Indoor Karting (31 miles)
Wessex Raceway Indoor Karting
We have an exciting variety of formats available to younger karters (between the ages of 8-15) including Cadet Arrive and Drive, Kids' Parties, Training, Racing Sessions and Holiday Racing.
Lacock Village Treasure Trail (5 miles)
Lacock Village Treasure Trail
The fun way to explore the unspoilt medieval village of Lacock! Set in delightful Cotswold countryside, this self-guided walking Trail and puzzle is just one of over 25 brilliant family Trails in Wiltshire. Simply follow the Trail, solve the clues and see the sights!
Swindon and Cricklade Steam Railway (14 miles)
Swindon and Cricklade Steam Railway
The kids love a day out on a steam train. There are special event weekends throughout the year including Easter Bunny Rides, plus Halloween and Santa Specials. All aboard!!!
Thanks for all the great things to do and Best Beaches near Calne 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 Wiltshire can enjoy the great day out as well.
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