Lydiard Park (11 miles)
The park has a visitor centre that houses countryside displays and a café. Lydiard Park also has exciting adventure playgrounds for toddlers and older children including an aerial runway. Paths and trails through the woods and by the lake offer glimpses of the many animals and birds which make Lydiard their home.
Hope Nature Centre (14 miles)
Hope Nature Centre
A lovely animal centre with lots of animals to see and wonderful walks. Visit the squirrel's tea room too.
Westonbirt The National Arboretum (14 miles)
Westonbirt The National Arboretum
The arboretum provides a natural playground. Discover stepping stones, balancing beams and den building areas. Pick up a trail from the Great Oak Hall or download one at www.forestry.gov.uk/westonbirt-families
Prior Park Landscape Gardens (15 miles)
Prior Park Landscape Gardens
One of only four Palladian bridges of this design in the world can be crossed at Prior Park, which was created in the 18th century. A beautiful afternoon can be spent here especially if you've got your walking shoes on! One of many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Bath
Cotswold Country Park and Beach (15 miles)
Cotswold Country Park and Beach
Wet fun includes raft building, paddle boarding, kayaking and the UK's largest inland paddling beach. Onland there are crazy golf and adventure playgrounds.
Royal Victoria Park (16 miles)
Royal Victoria Park
This park boasts a surprising number of child friendly features from the extensive play equipment to the skateboard park, and it's all lovely and free! One of many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Bath
Felix Road Adventure Playground (24 miles)
Felix Road Adventure Playground
Indoor and outdoor play with a wide range of good quality equipment and plenty of free play space. The outdoor seating is nicely shaded. Children must register on arrival.
Hengrove Park (25 miles)
Great new development opened in 2009 with lots of the latest play equipemnt, sand and water play area, skate park for boarders and bmx-ers, and jungle play in a 11m high dome
Brandon Hill Park (26 miles)
Brandon Hill Park
Does not boast a great many facilities, but is an excellent place to spot and even feed the huge number of squirrels the area supports.
Dame Emily Park (26 miles)
Dame Emily Park
Facilities include a dog-free playground for the under 10s together with a zip-wire for older children; five a side football and basketball courts and a Permitted Graffiti Wall, plus it's right next to the Deane Lane Swimming Pool.
Old Down Country Park (26 miles)
Old Down Country Park
An ideal attraction to bring the whole family. From woodland walks, animal encounters. birthday parties, the adventure playground, the giant bouncy pillow, a cafÃ© selling delicious treats and the farm shop selling gifts for everyone: it really is a day out to remember and we are open all year round!
University of Bristol Botanic Gardens (27 miles)
University of Bristol Botanic Gardens
A beautiful garden filled with a huge diversity of plants, including many exotic species set in inspirational displays. One of many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Edinburgh
Stourhead (27 miles)
The jewel in the Stourhead crown has to be the world-famous 18th-century landscape garden. A magnificent lake shimmering with reflections of classical temples, mystical grottoes and rare and exotic trees.
Prinknash Bird and Deer Park (27 miles)
Prinknash Bird and Deer Park
- is set in a wooded valley once the hunting lodge of the Abbots of Gloucester and King Henry VIII. The park has been landscaped to resemble an 18th century park with traditional follies enhanced by beautiful birds and animals. You will see over 50 peacocks and waterfowl, golden pheasants, love birds, the fishpond, fallow deer, song birds, crown cranes, black swans, and African Pygmy Goats.
Northcroft and Goldwell Parks (29 miles)
Northcroft and Goldwell Parks
Peaceful and attractive riverside park with lots of green space for informal play plus equipped play areas for toddlers and juniors, zip slide and BMX track.
The Nature Discovery Centre (32 miles)
The Nature Discovery Centre
Set amid Thatcham Lake and reedbeds. Enjoy lakeside walks, feed the ducks and let off steam in our adventure playgrounds! Explore the interactive wildlife and natural history displays and games in our Centre and enjoy organic refreshments in our café.
The Leys (33 miles)
Super adventure playground with a seasonal paddling pool for the smaller ones. Also boasts tennis courts, a skate park and seasonal crazy golf.
Portishead Lake Grounds (33 miles)
Portishead Lake Grounds
As well as the lake, there is a children's playground and paddling pool, tennis courts and bowls and, during the summer, rowing boats are available for hire.
Tintern Old Station (34 miles)
Tintern Old Station
The site features a riverside walk and meadows, children's play area, picnic site with barbeques, tearoom, souvenir shop, tourist information and a secluded basic camp site. The signal box houses changing exhibitions from local artists and crafts people.
Puzzlewood (35 miles)
- a unique and magical destination in the Forest of Dean. You can explore meandering pathways that take you through a spectacular wonderland of deep ravines of mossy rocks, over wooden bridges and through fantastic tree and rock formations. There is an outside playground and an indoor maze. Plus animals and wild fowl. Traditionally made willow maze.
Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail (36 miles)
Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail
- is a four-mile trail with sculptures inspired by the forest, trees and wildlife. There are various play structures along the way for the kids to play on.
Sir Harold Hillier Gardens (38 miles)
Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
A beautiful Arboretum-style garden to enjoy and explore, a site boasting a restaurant and tea rooms as well as a giant tree-house play-area for adventurers of all ages.
South Oxford Adventure Playground (38 miles)
South Oxford Adventure Playground
A supervised playground aimed at children aged 7 to 15 featuring elaborate climbing frames, wooden play structures and more set out as an assault course. You must complete a simple registration to use the playground.
Beale Park (39 miles)
Space, fresh air, tranquility, fun, adventure, enchanting animals, exotic beauty and all this on the banks of the magical Thames.
Farley Mount Country Park (39 miles)
Farley Mount Country Park
Adventure playground, family length hike trails, picnicking welcome, start point of the Farley Mount Off road cycle route.
The University of Oxford Botanic Garden (39 miles)
The University of Oxford Botanic Garden
This Garden is a national reference collection of 7,000 different types of plant, making it the most compact yet diverse collection of plants in the World: there is even more biological diversity here than there is in tropical rain forests!
Batsford Arboretum (40 miles)
is a wonderful place for kids to let off steam and enjoy the outdoors. Follow the streams, dodge the waterfall and find Foo Dog and the Big Buddha hidden in our arboretum and wild garden. Visit the nearby Cotswold Falconry Centre to see free flying bird demonstrations.
Cutteslowe Park and Miniature Railway (40 miles)
Broadway Tower Country Park (41 miles)
Broadway Tower Country Park
- spectacular views,, a restaurant, a Red deer enclosure, country walks, picnic sites and wildlife & wildflowers in season
Moors Valley Country Park (41 miles)
Moors Valley Country Park
Adventure play with loads of outdoor equipment, narrow-gauge steam railway, extensive play trails, and the picturesque lake to explore, plus independent attractions inside.
Lakeside Country Park (44 miles)
Lakeside Country Park
60 acres of lakes, wet meadow and woodland situated between Eastleigh and Southampton.
Southampton Common (45 miles)
Mixed woodland, wetland, parks, ponds and nature trails. plus adventure play area and kids' paddling pool in summer.
Itchen Valley Country Park (45 miles)
Itchen Valley Country Park
A great country park with lots to offer for everyone. Play areas, play trails, picnics, football and much more.
Wellington Country Park (46 miles)
Wellington Country Park
350 acres of beautiful parklands surrounding a 35 acre lake, with numerous activities:- Adventure play area, toddler's area, animal farm and petting barn (seasonal) sand pits, water play, slides, miniature railway(Ã¯Â¿Â½1), enchanted forest, nature trail maze, 9 holes of crazy golf plus an assortment of play equipment to climb; all to keep the kid's busy!! Family events held throughout the season!
Bernwood Butterfly Trail (46 miles)
Bernwood Butterfly Trail
Extensive forest paths lead walkers through vast areas of mixed coniferous and broadleaf woodland. Path side vegetation management has provided the favoured habitats for butterflies and other flora and fauna. Follow the yellow waymarked path on an hour and a half walk around the forest to discover the variety of habitats to be found.
Upton Country Park (49 miles)
Upton Country Park
There are tree, nature and orienteering trails, plus harbourside bird hide, Segway Trail and a water feature which children are welcome to play in.
Royal Victoria Country Park (49 miles)
Royal Victoria Country Park
Overlooking Southampton Water, this popular park provides ideal facilities for children and peace of mind for parents to enjoy a safe environment. The relaxing and happy atmosphere is complemented by a calendar of events, exhibitions, barbeque sites and walks.
Dinton Pastures Country Park (49 miles)
Dinton Pastures Country Park
Dinton Pastures Country Park - There are four different walks, all different lengths around the lakes and Woods. Their are picnic areas and a playground.
California Country Park (49 miles)
California Country Park
In the summer a great big paddling pool is opened up, there is a play area, great walks and there is also a ceramic painting studio located within the California Dreaming Cafe
The Walled Gardens of Cannington (50 miles)
The Walled Gardens of Cannington
The gardens have classic and contemporary features such as; the 'hot' herbaceous border; the blue garden; a sub-tropical walk; and a Victorian style fernery, amongst others. There is also a botanical glasshouse where arid, sub-tropical and tropical plants can be seen.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Play Parks and Great Outdoors 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
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