Walks with Hawks (2 miles)
Walks with Hawks
A great chance to get hands on with some fantastic birds of prey. Hawk walks, Owl encounters and for kids aged 14 plus, Hunting Days. A wonderful wildlife experience.
Birdland Park and Gardens (14 miles)
Birdland Park and Gardens
For fantastic family fun and excitement, enjoy a day at one of the UK's biggest bird gardens, discover a beautiful natural setting of woodland, river and water gardens that are inhabited by over 500 birds, flamingos, pelicans, colourful parrots to laughing kookaburras and magical owls.
International Centre for Birds of Prey (15 miles)
International Centre for Birds of Prey
Three flying demonstrations with commentary, every day. The Centre caters for school visits, and is renowned for its expertise in education, conservation and training. Courses in falconry and photography are available. Shop, cafe, education facilities, attractive gardens and picnic areas.
Cotswold Falconry Centre (16 miles)
Cotswold Falconry Centre
Birds of prey are constantly showing off their skills at this amazing centre, where breeding and conservation are of paramount importance. Many different types of birds of prey are on display here, including eagles, hawks, owls and falcons.
Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens (20 miles)
Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens
has over 260 animal species in over 160 acres of stunning gardens and parkland. Giraffe Walkway, Lemur Walk-through exhibit, Train, Adventure Playground, Picnic Areas, Children's Farmyard, Brass Rubbing, Tropical House, Reptile House, Bat House and Insect House. Skymaze coming soon, too!
Crocodiles of the World (25 miles)
Crocodiles of the World
Crocodiles of the World is the UK's only crocodile zoo. We're home to more than 100 crocodiles, alligators and caimans from 14 different species of crocodilian. Crocodiles of the World is now open seven days a week from 10am to 5pm all year round including Bank Holidays; we are closed on Christmas...
Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo (25 miles)
Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo
Experience the delight of nature's most serene and beautiful wildlife. At the Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo you can walk with free flying exotic butterflies and see them supping nectar, finding their mates and laying eggs.
Stratford Butterfly Farm (26 miles)
Stratford Upon Avon
Stratford Butterfly Farm
A landscaped tropical greenhouse, with the largest display of beautiful tropical butterflies in the UK. Learn about their life cycle in the Caterpillar Room, discover a number of insects in Insect City, and spiders in Arachnoland!
Stanton Park (29 miles)
A local nature reserve and country park with a large lake and extensive woodland. A fairly wild sort place with natural features only, but a wonderful environment to explore, and free!
Millets Farm Falconry (33 miles)
Millets Farm Falconry
Falconry Centre with several daily flying shows plus experiences available. Over 70 birds to see, plus a number of daily events including flying and feeding displays.
Wild Place Project (34 miles)
Wild Place Project
Adventure, play and learning themed around wildlife, with an emphasis on protecting threatened habitats on our doorsteps and around the globe at this zoological attraction.
West Midland Safari Park (34 miles)
West Midland Safari Park
The Park combines 4 miles of self-drive safari, including UK's largest pride of White Lions, plus Elephant, Rhino, Cheetah, Giraffe, etc. Plus, Discovery Trail, Penguin Cove, African Village, Walk-through Lemurs, live shows, family rides, shops and restaurants. Voted the Best Attraction in the West...
Llama Trekking at Old King Street Farm (36 miles)
Llama Trekking at Old King Street Farm
Llama trekking is fast becoming a 'must-do' activity. Bond with your llama, get to know him and take him on a walk in the glorious countryside of south west Herefordshire. If travelling from further afield, why not take a two day stay in one of our holiday cottages?
The Falconry Centre (36 miles)
The Falconry Centre
A Falconry centre with over 70 birds of prey, including various species of Falcon, Owl, Eagle, Kite, Buzzard and Vulture. Daily flying display at 1pm, plus a chance to get close to some of these amazing birds. Experiences offered too.
Bristol Zoo Gardens (38 miles)
Bristol Zoo Gardens
Vast animal kingdom adventure plus ZooRopia aerial ropes course, water play area and aquarium. In the new Gorilla Island house, they are directly above you on super tough glass! Plus new Big Bug exhibit for 2015!
Bristol Aquarium (39 miles)
offers over 40 living displays featuring fascinating marine life from around the world, from sharks to tropical seahorses.
Birmingham Nature Centre (39 miles)
Birmingham Nature Centre
- homes a wide range of animals from across the world. These animals include many charismatic and exciting species like meerkats, lemurs and otters. The Centre has a wide collection of endangered reptiles
National Sea Life Centre (41 miles)
National Sea Life Centre
Escape city life and step into tropical paradise of an aquarium in the heart of the buzzing city of Birmingham. At the National SEA LIFE centre you can take an amazing marine voyage beneath the waves and experience so much more! New Penguin exhibit and coming soon: Sea Stars!
Dudley Zoo and Castle (43 miles)
Dudley Zoo and Castle
Lions and Tigers to Snakes and Spiders: Go Wild at Dudley Zoological Gardens. Enjoy keeper talks to learn about the important conservation projects we carry out. Dine in our licensed restaurant. Land train, fair, chairlift, face painting and more!
Catanger Llama Trekking (44 miles)
Catanger Llama Trekking
Although you can't actually ride them, these lovely pack animals will willingly carry your rucksack, whilst you enjoy the beautiful scenery. What better way to get away from it all than by leading a gentle llama along bridleways, farm tracks and country lanes. A perfect way to de-stress.
Owl and Falconry Centre (44 miles)
Owl and Falconry Centre
A Bird of Prey Centre with a collection of over 50 hawks, falcons and owls, including some babies! Daily flying displays and a Pets Corner with rabbits, guinea pigs, a donkey, a ferret, sheep and more, to meet and feed.
The Living Rainforest (47 miles)
The Living Rainforest
Discover the rainforest's wonders as you stroll between tropical trees and plants, among free roaming butterflies and birds. An outdoor play area allows kids to let off steam, while adults can relax on the sun terrace with a cappuccino. All weather attraction with on site parking, cafe and shop.
North Somerset Butterfly House (48 miles)
North Somerset Butterfly House
Surround yourself with some of the world’s most beautiful butterflies and exotic plants in this hidden paradise. Also has an amazing Bug Show! Family friendly, with helpful and informative members of staff.
Beale Park (49 miles)
Space, fresh air, tranquility, fun, adventure, enchanting animals, exotic beauty and all this on the banks of the magical Thames. New Bertie's Bugs and Beasts exhibit!
Longleat Safari and Adventure Park (50 miles)
Longleat Safari and Adventure Park
Longleat is a perfect day out for all the family with its fantastic Animal Attractions, beautiful Stately Home and gardens, alongside its superb Safari Park . With its recent multi-million pound investment you can explore a whole world of new attractions including Penguin Island and Stingray Bay.
Plantasia (51 miles)
Explore the UK’s largest collection of permanent mazes, feed the carp, visit the animal field, clamber over the tree top trail, explore the woodland walk or just sit and enjoy the colours, sounds and smells of nature. Spread over 30 acres, there is plenty of room for all that energy.
The Hawk Conservancy Trust (53 miles)
The Hawk Conservancy Trust
Over 150 birds of prey on view at this conservation and visitors centre with talks, feeds, flying demonstrations and other activities.
Holdenby Falconry Centre (54 miles)
Holdenby Falconry Centre
Falconry centre offering a number of Experiences, including a half day with Owls and Hawks, and an Introduction to Falconry. Set in beautiful grounds of Holdenby House and Gardens. See a great range of owls, hawks, eagles, and falcons.
Seaquarium (55 miles)
Oceans of fun for everyone! Situated on Weston-super-Mare's glorious golden beach, come and get close up and hands on as we take you on a voyage of aquatic discovery. Your ticket is an all day pass, so don't miss any of our feeds or presentations.
Rodbaston Visitor Centre Animal Zone (56 miles)
Rodbaston Visitor Centre Animal Zone
Our Animal Zone houses a varied collection of animals and birds from around the world. See our own Meerkat family and count their babies, watch our Red Lemurs playing outside in their enclosure and see our Wallabies, Raccoon Dogs and all the other animals, which bring animals of the world into one place.
Twycross Zoo (57 miles)
Set in 80 acres of parkland and known worldwide for its apes and monkeys this conservation centre breeds endangered species and many more to observe. Make sure you see the Penguins at feeding time and check out the Lemur Walk-through enclosure, the Amur leopard exhibit, Sri Lankan elephant walkway, Himalayan...
Cotswold Farm Park (10 miles)
Cotswold Farm Park
Sitting in the heart of the Cotswolds, Adam Henson's Cotswold Farm Park has a long-standing reputation for a fun filled day out. Children can interact closely with the animals and learn about farming, past and present.
Cattle Country Adventure Park (22 miles)
Cattle Country Adventure Park
Is an Indoor and outdoor adventure park with loads of animals to see. Splash pool open from Whitsun to September. 2015 sees a new Cattle Trail activity!
St Werburghs City Farm (37 miles)
St Werburghs City Farm
City Farm providing high quality educational, recreational and environmental services and resources within a working farm. Kids can get up close with some of the animals, and they have regular events and activity days.
Lawrence Weston Community Farm (37 miles)
Lawrence Weston Community Farm
Provides a range of innovative and exciting, educational, social, environmental, economic and recreational activities; plus the animals besides.
Avon Valley Adventure Wildlife Park (38 miles)
Avon Valley Adventure Wildlife Park
Families will enjoy a mix of adventure fun and animal interaction all set in the lovely river based country side. Where endless adventures makes a great day out. Huge new under 5s' play area for 2015: The Village! Plus large new gift shop too.
Windmill Hill City Farm (39 miles)
Windmill Hill City Farm
The Farm provides a beautiful green oasis in the heart of the city. They run courses, events and workshops. We have a fantastic cafe, farm shop, adventure playground, gardens and our animals include a variety of goats, sheep, pigs and poultry.
Jet Age Museum (4 miles)
Jet Age Museum
A museum dedicated to preserving the rich aviation history of Gloucestershire. Find out about the Gloster Aircraft Company and the first jet flight, plus stories of people and places that put the county at the head of the aerospace industry.
Nature in Art (7 miles)
Nature in Art
The first museum in the world dedicated to different forms of art that have been inspired by nature. Great for art and nature fans. Family friendly with a playground and an attractive garden.
Tewkesbury Town Museum (7 miles)
Tewkesbury Town Museum
A community museum displaying the rich heritage of the town and surrounding villages from pre history to present day. Plenty to see and play with. Family friendly and free to visit.
Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum (8 miles)
Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum
A chance to experience what war was like over the last three hundred years for soldiers and their families. A fun way to show history to the kids.
Gloucester Waterways Museum (8 miles)
Gloucester Waterways Museum
Delve into the fascinating world of Gloucester's Victorian docks at this museum and meet the people and wildlife of our wonderful waterways. Discover impressive facts about the ingenious engineering of the waterway system and explore home life aboard a narrow boat. Plenty of hands on fun and...
Corinium Museum (13 miles)
Trace the story of the Cotswolds from Prehistory to the late 19th century at this brilliant museum full of interactives, hands on exhibits and audiovisual displays. 2 floors of Roman artefacts, plus Anglo Saxon treasure, Medieval sculpture, and more!
Dean Heritage Centre (19 miles)
Dean Heritage Centre
The history of the Forest of Dean including the Gruffalo woodland trail; a reconstructed Victorian cottage, an adventure playground; a chainsaw carving demonstration pitch; animals and an onsite gift shop and cafe. With a full programme of special events, exhibitions, art shows and educational workshops...
Kingswood Heritage Museum (36 miles)
Kingswood Heritage Museum
An exciting museum inside the 18th Century brass mill at Warmley, with its massive icehouse, and windmill tower. Lovely gardens nearby, with grottoes, pond, elm walk, lake, huge statue of Neptune, and more!
Bristol City Museum Under 7s Gallery (38 miles)
Bristol City Museum Under 7s Gallery
Younger visitors can tell stories in the crystal cave, act out a performance on stage, bring stories to life using puppets, make a pot or try the animuddle game: just some of the activities for your child to enjoy in their own mini museum. Awesome!
The Georgian House Museum (38 miles)
The Georgian House Museum
18th century, six storey townhouse displayed as it might have looked when John Pinney and his slave Pero lived there. Loads to see and imagine as you stand within the rooms in this museum open from 19 April 2014 to end October 2014.
At-Bristol (39 miles)
With hundreds of action-packed exhibits to explore, explosive live shows and a Planetarium, At-Bristol is one of the UK's biggest and most exciting interactive science centres. There's always something new for the whole family to discover in At-Bristol, so visit the website to find out what's...
M Shed (39 miles)
Explore 3 galleries of local history and information including a Thecodontosaurus and buried treasure! Plus actually ride the crane, train and boat exhibits!
Sandford Parks Lido (< 1 mile)
Sandford Parks Lido
Simply a children's paradise, with slides, a children's pool and a paddling pool. The 50 metre pool is also an ideal place to train, two lanes are reserved most days. Open spring through autumn.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Zoos and Wildlife Parks near Cheltenham 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 Gloucestershire can enjoy the great day out as well.
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