Chippenham Museum and Heritage Centre (5 miles)
Chippenham Museum and Heritage Centre
is a local community museum. Explore the past with Alfred the Great or Mr Brunel. Try dressing up as a Saxon peasant or a Victorian child. For under 5’s try Messy Monday or Noisy Friday. Everyone is welcome in our children’s holiday workshops.
Avebury Stone Circle (7 miles)
Silbury Hill (7 miles)
Known as the English pyramid, this is the world's largest man made chalk deposit which does indeed rival the height of the pyramids. No access to hill itself but nice as a stop off if passing.
Farleigh Hungerford Castle (15 miles)
Farleigh Hungerford Castle
Partially ruined fortified mansion and gardens to explore with a variety of family friendly events and activities.
Roman Baths and Museum (16 miles)
Roman Baths and Museum
See the water's source and walk where Romans walked on the ancient stone pavements. Excellent children's audioguide tour with some exhibitions.
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. Fantastic new visitor centre!
Berkeley Castle (26 miles)
is England's oldest inhabited castle and most historic home. Over 24 generations of Berkeley's have transformed a savage Norman fortress into a truly stately home full of treasures. Come and learn about murder, intrigue and mysterious events at the castle.
Clifton Observatory (27 miles)
A natural cave with viewing platforms, unparalleled views over the local scenery and the only formal Camera Obscura in England.
The Clifton Suspension Bridge (27 miles)
The Clifton Suspension Bridge
Designed by the great Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel the bridge provides spectacular views over the pretty Avon Gorge. It's a great place to walk across and see how high you are above the traffic and the river. Feel and see it move with the traffic!
Blaise Castle and Play Area (27 miles)
Blaise Castle and Play Area
Castle, museum, two age sectioned play areas and some truly beautiful woodland walks, this is a great day out for all age groups.
Mompesson House (27 miles)
Featured in the award-winning film Sense and Sensibility, the sumptuous setting is home to a variety of collections including 18th century drinking glasses. There is a children's guide available at reception and sculpture gardens to explore.
Old Wardour Castle (28 miles)
Old Wardour Castle
Explore the set of Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves via self guided audio tour, with enchanting grotto and circular staircases, plus play and picnic space outside.
Highclere Castle (29 miles)
Victorian Castle experience rich in history, with woodland garden surround, plus Egyptian Exhibition.
Tyntesfield (31 miles)
Spectacular Victorian Gothic Revival house with gardens, parkland and a visitors centre.
Wells Cathedral (32 miles)
A 12th Century Early English Gothic Cathedral boasting 296 Medieval groups of structure. One of England's most beautiful cathedrals.
The Bishops Palace (32 miles)
The Bishops Palace
Sensory Trail, 10 metre willow dragon to discover, family activities and events, and workshops at this Grand Palace surrounded by 14 acres of gardens.
Whitchurch Silk Mill (33 miles)
Whitchurch Silk Mill
Silk has been woven here since the 1820 to 1830s. The Mill produces high quality silks to order for theatrical costume, interior designers and historic houses. Interactive exhibits and hands on opportunities.
Caldicot Castle (33 miles)
Explore the Castle and its beautiful setting of tranquil gardens and a wooded country park. Lots for kids to do including activity station and activities and workshops throughout the year.
Sudeley Castle (35 miles)
Great castle adventure playground: family opportunities to relax, run wild (usually just the kids) and experience something completely unique. Visit the tomb of Katherine Parr and take a tour of the Castle. The award winning gardens are also worth a visit.
Clevedon Pier (37 miles)
the only fully intact, Grade 1 listed pier in the country. There are boat trips, fishing, events and an art gallery.
Glastonbury Abbey (37 miles)
36 acres of beautiful parkland and history for every visitor to enjoy. Visit what was the largest and richest abbey in England for an amazing experience.
Mottisfont Abbey and Garden (38 miles)
Mottisfont Abbey and Garden
An abbey was built here in 1201 and you can still see some of its remains. Have a peek in the dark and atmospheric vaulted Cellarium! The house boasts an impressive art collection and the garden is home to the National Collection of Historic Roses!
Oxford Castle Unlocked (39 miles)
Oxford Castle Unlocked
An ancient site of incarceration offering a highly atmospheric history lesson spanning ten centuries, with hands on displays and real life prisoner stories. Quirky costumed tour guides are available every 20 minutes.
Bates Collection of Musical Instruments (39 miles)
Bates Collection of Musical Instruments
One of the most magnificent collections of musical instruments in the world. Has over 2000 instruments from the Western orchestral music traditions from the renaissance, through the baroque, classical, romantic and up to modern times.
The Bodleian Library (39 miles)
The Bodleian Library
Interactive and stimulating tours of the historic university where much of Harry Potter was filmed! Like stepping into their favourite films. Most tours are for 10+ but Family Tours in holidays welcome 5+.
Blenheim Palace (39 miles)
Steeped in inspirational history and surrounded by beautiful parkland and award-winning Formal Gardens, Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire offers the perfect day out in 2012. This year there are stunning new visitor facilities to enjoy, as well as a host of superb special events in store.
Winchester Cathedral (40 miles)
For over a thousand years, people have come to seek inspiration in this magnificent Cathedral. Today, they welcome 300,000 visitors a year to share their worship, explore their heritage and attend their many events.
Basing House (43 miles)
A historic adventure recreating the c16th with a museum, gift shop and battle reenactments!
The Eling Experience (43 miles)
The Eling Experience
Learn about tidal powered milling, site in an air raid shelter with sound effects, pirate play ship and picnic areas, plus historical and ecological walks.
Eastnor Castle (44 miles)
Fairytale Georgian castle in magical surroundings, with Deer Park, Lake and Arboretum, Children's Adventure Playground and Assault Course, Knight's Maze and Burma Bridge Tree Top Walkway.
Tudor House and Garden (46 miles)
Tudor House and Garden
Gives a unique and atmospheric insight into the lives and times of both its residents through the years, and of Southampton itself. It appeals to visitors of all ages and interests, who find the family-friendly activities, interactive technology and fascinating displays a winning combination.
Croome (47 miles)
Restored to its 18th century beauty, fascinating statues, follies and temples are hidden around every corner of the garden for the kids to discover on the Family Trail. Intrigue older ones with the fact it was a secret wartime air base!
Malvern Hills GeoCentre (47 miles)
Malvern Hills GeoCentre
is the official visitors' centre of the Geopark way. Attractions include interactive iPads and wall maps encouraging kids to learn all about the geology, archaeology, history and water of the Malvern Hills. The Cafe stocks a wide range of local food and drink and has free WiFi and parking.
Odiham Castle (47 miles)
One of King John's three strongholds, recently restored and open for visitors.
Beaulieu (49 miles)
In the heart of the New Forest this great family day out has something for everyone from motoring to heritage and history to rides. 250 vehicles in the motor museum, living history in Palace house and unlimited rides on the monorail and bus make a day for the whole family.
Broughton Castle (49 miles)
A hugely popular and impressive house and grounds, beautifully furnished and lovingly restored, with fascinating historical artifacts throughout. For a full day you enjoy this in conjunction with another local activity, and although they seem child friendly it is definitely only for the calmer kids.
Techniquest (50 miles)
Purpose built Science Centre and Planetarium providing interactive science experiences making science accessible to everyone.
Athelhampton House and Gardens (50 miles)
Cardiff Castle (51 miles)
Let the past come alive when you visit Cardiff Castle. Over the last 2000 years, the Castle has been home to the Romans, Normans and Victorians. Each group left exiting stories of amazing adventures which you can learn all about whilst exploring the spectacular grounds, Norman Keep and Castle Apartments.
Abergavenny Castle & Museum (51 miles)
Abergavenny Castle & Museum
Set in the grounds of a 'ruined' Norman Castle, where you can enjoy a picnic during the summer. The museum contains activity Room for children, where there is the opportunity to colour, cut and stick. At certain times they offer workshops led by museum staff.
Cosmeston Medieval Village (51 miles)
Cosmeston Medieval Village
Meet the villagers, all dressed in period costume, and experience how they lived. Take a tour, book a party or enjoy one of the special events that take place throughout the year! New features include the byre and the Herbalist's Hovel.
Blaenavon Ironworks (52 miles)
A day out and history lesson in one at this Ironworks with cottages furnished to the periods and an exhibition plus the cast house and the foundry, a balance tower and the pay office of the works to view.
Ragley Hall (53 miles)
Set in 400 acres of Parkland, Ragley Hall is ideal for fun days out for picnics, play and walks. The Adventure Playground, Maze, Woodland Walk and large picnic area will appeal to kids of all ages. The beautiful Gardens are also open to the public with many hidden treasures the whole family will enjoy. Guided...
Caerphilly Castle (53 miles)
Stretching over a thirty-acre site in the centre of Caerphilly, this imposing Castle is a striking testament to the turbulent times of medieval Wales Exhibitions, medieval weapons - plenty to see and do..
Sustainability Centre (53 miles)
Award winning centre offering holistic education into environmentalism through interactive mediums and activities, plus a huge selection of parent child day classes including woodland sleepovers.
Castell Coch (54 miles)
The marquess of Bute's Gothic fairytale creation at Castell Coch, with its colourful interior and beautiful woodland setting, is a dream visit for your little prince or princess, and will inspire plenty of little adventures.
Fort Victoria (55 miles)
Comprising a Marine Aquarium, a Sea Bed Archaeology Exhibition, a Planetarium and a Model Railway. Plus seashore and woodland walks.
Fort Nelson (55 miles)
History from all ages and all over the globe brought vividly to life with an array of fun and exciting activities for all ages.
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust (55 miles)
Stratford Upon Avon
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
owns and cares for the five Shakespeare Houses and Gardens in and around Stratford-upon-Avon and offers a wide range of educational opportunities for everyone interested in Shakespeare.
Corfe Castle (55 miles)
Explore the ruins and enjoy regular costumed historical re-enactments. There is a family guide and a free children's quiz trail, plus extra activities laid on during the school holidays.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Historical and Educational Attractions 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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