Wyre Forest Discovery Centre (7 miles)
Wyre Forest Discovery Centre
hosts the "education centre of excellence". Curriculum linked activities and a variety of adult craft and wildlife focus days are available including high wires and muddy games!
Saltwells Local Nature Reserve (15 miles)
Saltwells Local Nature Reserve
One of the UK's Largest urban Nature Reserves, Covering 247 Acres. wide range of habitats including woodlands, grasslands, heath land, wetlands nature trail and sculpture trail.
Sycamore Green Adventure Centre (15 miles)
Sycamore Green Adventure Centre
Indoor and outdoor adventure play including water games, trampoline, desert island with ship wreck, sand pit and hammocks, a forest area including tepees and fire pit plus a racing track!
Leasowes Park (17 miles)
Covering 143 Acres, including Halesowen Golf Club, it consists of steeply wooded hillsides, rolling grasslands, small lakes, and streams incising their way through two narrow valleys.
Weston Park (18 miles)
1,000 acres of parkland plus special attractions including miniature railway, Woodland Adventure Playground, dress up and games room, woodland walks, lakes and follies to explore, as well as an entertaining guided tour around the house itself.
Lickey Hills Country Park (19 miles)
Lickey Hills Country Park
Activities include the visitor centre, circular walk, sculpture trail, play park and plenty of open space to ramble and explore.
Phoenix Park (20 miles)
Adventure playground, sensory garden and fitness equipment are dotted about this picturesque freebie.
Sandwell Valley Country Park (20 miles)
Sandwell Valley Country Park
is a great place to spend the day with the family. As well as two working farm visitor centres, we have an adventure playground, an aerial assault course, picnic areas, crazy golf, pitch and putt, tennis courts, miles of footpaths and fantastic nature areas for you to explore.
Worcester Woods Country Park (22 miles)
Worcester Woods Country Park
Whether you are looking for birds, swings, coffee, flowers, footpaths or all of these and more, you've come to the right place. A Green Flag awarded site.
Shropshire Wildlife Trust (22 miles)
Shropshire Wildlife Trust
The Saturday craft fairs at their Visitor Centre are free to enter and include activities for children. They also offer a weekday range of arts and crafts workshops for all, and operate activities in woodland nearby.
Birmingham Botanical Gardens (22 miles)
Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Fifteen acres of safe, secure, clean landscaped gardens with lawns and four glasshouses for children to explore. Indoor and outdoor activities for children and all the family. Picnic areas, outdoor theatre and music during the summer months.
Queenswood Country Park (23 miles)
Queenswood Country Park
Woodland children's play area, easy access path and waymarked trails, panoramic views, season events, licensed cafe and seasonal tourist info centre
Cannon Hill Park (23 miles)
Cannon Hill Park
an ideal venue for families, with children's play areas and boats for hire on the lake in the summer. There are plenty of picnic areas and refreshments are available.
Castle Archdale Country Park (25 miles)
Castle Archdale Country Park
Hiking, biking and nature trails, plus a wildflower garden, butterfly garden and local deer. The Archdale Centre offers significant local historical exhibits and interpretive displays.
Sutton Park (26 miles)
Visitors can enjoy rambling, jogging, angling, nature watching, orienteering, picnicking and several play areas. The visitor centre offers displays, exhibitions and information to help plan your day.
Bishops Meadow (27 miles)
This parkland on the banks of the River Wye in the centre of Hereford is great for quiet recreation whatever the time of year. It has Tennis Courts and a Putting green and borders King George V Playing Fields.
Court Farm and Leisure (28 miles)
Court Farm and Leisure
Court Farm and Leisure has Fishing Lakes, Farm Shop & Pick Your Own and a Mountain Board Centre.
Cannock Chase Visitor Centre (28 miles)
Cannock Chase Visitor Centre
Features include an adventure playground, picnic sites, BBQ stands and bird watching area. Also the starting point for numerous self-guided walking and family cycling trails, including routes for people with disabilities.
Sheldon Country Park (28 miles)
Sheldon Country Park
Old Rectory Farm has been fully restored and operates as a demonstration farm, showing city dwellers traditional methods of farming. animals kept at the farm include Jersey cattle, pigs, goats, ponies, ducks, chickens and geese. One of many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Birmingham
Herefordshire Nature Trust (29 miles)
Herefordshire Nature Trust
Herefordshire is often described as England's most rural county, with a rich mosaic landscape of small fields, ancient hedgerows and wooded hills.
Hawkstone Park Follies (29 miles)
Hawkstone Park Follies
is an historic woodland fantasy with cliffs, crags, caves, deep woods and a series of extraordinary monuments built over 200 years ago
Nesscliffe Hill Country Park (29 miles)
Nesscliffe Hill Country Park
Nesscliffe hill is a sandstone escarpment & is now a country park with various footpaths through the woods. To the north of the hill the ramparts of an old hill fort are present. An old sandstone quarry face forms a spectacular cliff, popular for rock climbing. Cut into the cliff face is a cave reputedly the hideaway of the highwayman Humphrey Kynaston & his horse.
The Herefordshire Trail (30 miles)
The Herefordshire Trail
is a long distance path using existing public rights of way to give a circular tour around the county. Along the way are pretty rural churches, castle ruins and other historic features together with country inns and farmhouses offering bed and breakfast.
Beacon Park (30 miles)
From beautiful walks and fascinating wildlife, to a play area and an 18-hole par-3 golf course, Beacon Park offers something for everyone.
Kingsbury Water Park (33 miles)
Kingsbury Water Park
Over 600 acres of countryside to explore with woodland, lakes and meadows. A safe place to explore on foot or bicycle with surfaced, level paths. Two adventure play areas, bird hides and miniature railway. Have a go at our Orienteering course or try fishing.
Hoar Park (37 miles)
Including such gems as Arty Party, play areas and the Children's Farm this is easily an afternoon's worth if you have the weather.
Pooley Country Park (37 miles)
Pooley Country Park
Large park with canal-side patio cafe, adventure playgrounds, picnicking and fishing opportunities.
Abbey Fields Play Park (37 miles)
Abbey Fields Play Park
Grassy slopes for running and rolling, adventure playground and a heated outdoor swimming pool in summer.
Allesley Park (38 miles)
Crazy golf, children's play area, 18 hole golf course, and plenty of open space and garden walks: all recently refurbished and well maintained.
St Nicholas Park (39 miles)
St Nicholas Park
Offering great play area, skate park, boating, paddling pool, adventure AND crazy golf, and a children's amusement park!
Charlecote Park (39 miles)
For the less boisterous child, this charming house offers many foreign and domestic curios, wonderful portraits and spacious grounds with nature trails with an on site herd of fallow deer roaming about.
War Memorial Park (39 miles)
War Memorial Park
Approximately 48.5 hectares in size, the park consists of two distinct areas, the formal garden with the War Memorial and the sports facilities areas with playing fields, golf course, THE NEW Splash 'n' Play Park and play areas.
Broadway Tower Country Park (39 miles)
Broadway Tower Country Park
Explore a unique folly with graphic display floors, plus the park itself with natural wildlife and stunning views. One of England's outstanding viewpoints at 1024 feet (312m) above sea level.
Hartshill Hayes Country Park (39 miles)
Rosliston Forestry Centre (40 miles)
Rosliston Forestry Centre
Discover a woodland wonderland full of natural wildlife. From quiet walks to action-packed family fun with laser tag and adventure play, uncover nature at its best.
Branston Water Park (40 miles)
Burton Upon Trent
Branston Water Park
There is a small visitor centre, children's play area and toilets on site. Look out for the great range of birds, animal and insects which inhabit their varied habitats.
Beehive Farm Woodland Lakes (40 miles)
Beehive Farm Woodland Lakes
In this most southerly part of rural Derbyshire, Beehive Farm Woodland Lakes offers visitors lots of fun ways to enjoy a very special corner of the New National Forest . They have over 66 acres of emerging young woodland to explore with thriving wildlife, fishing lakes and a family-friendly animal farm.
Victoria Park (40 miles)
Royal Leamington Spa
Offers several adventure play areas with a wide range of equipment, summer paddling pool and loads of sports space including 10 all weather tennis courts, bowls and cricket, plus the half mile circuit.
Jephson Gardens (40 miles)
Flower filled park containing a sensory garden, an exotic glasshouse, a lake with ducks and swans, and a boating pond. There is also a nearby ship-themed adventure play area (see full details for information).
Brampton Park (40 miles)
Newcastle Under Lyme
An excellent adventure playground surrounded by sensory and rose gardens, an aviary and a pond, plus seasonal miniature railway.
Shobnall Leisure Complex (42 miles)
Burton Upon Trent
Shobnall Leisure Complex
Large children’s play area, skatepark and the Turtle Beach Paddling Pool both for under 12s. Set in a large area of attractive parkland the area is ideal for picnics and walks.
Caludon Castle Park (42 miles)
Caludon Castle Park
It is a pleasant stretch of open grassland for running and frisbee-ing, with a Children's Playground.
The main feature is an imposing ruin of part of the castle, surrounded on three sides by a moat.
Ryton Pools Country Park (42 miles)
Ryton Pools Country Park
There's lots of fun to be had at this family friendly country park! With play areas, cycling and walking on surfaced paths and a large picnic meadow you can't go wrong for a family day out!
Westport Lake Play Area (43 miles)
Stoke On Trent
Westport Lake Play Area
Offers an array of exciting play equipment, including the fort climbing frame, swings, a merry-go-round, springy animals, slides and a rotating circular seat. Plus the lakes themselves and signposted walks around them.
Brandon Marsh Nature Centre (43 miles)
Brandon Marsh Nature Centre
Contains displays, hands-on activities and information about the nature reserve, as well as a Tea Room and Shop. Open every day with lots of events and activities for everyone throughout the year.
Coombe Country Park (44 miles)
Coombe Country Park
We have a children's play area, climbing forest, picnic benches and barbecue areas, a bird hide, woodlands, open space for the children to play and of course plenty of ducks and swans to feed!
Batsford Arboretum (44 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.
Ufton Fields Nature Reserve (45 miles)
Ufton Fields Nature Reserve
This 100 acre site is a wildlife haven with all weather footpaths providing access to varied habitats in every season. The site is noted for its abundance of butterflies, dragonflies, wild flowers and birds.
Bosworth Water Trust (45 miles)
Bosworth Water Trust
Experience the seaside inland on the golden sands of our man-made beach. It’s the ideal place to relax, go paddling or build sandcastles. Looking for adventure? Let the kids go wild in our pirate adventure playground or hire some boating equipment and take them out on the water.
Prinknash Bird and Deer Park (45 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.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Play Parks and Great Outdoors near Chorley 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 Shropshire can enjoy the great day out as well.
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