Sherwood Forest Country Park (7 miles)
Sherwood Forest Country Park
Browse around the Visitor Centre shops or relax after a stroll in the Forest Table Restaurant. Take a walk to the mighty Major Oak, pick up one of our fun family nature trails, or just stand and admire the weird and wonderful shapes of the ancient oak trees, twisted by age and weathered into living sculptures.
Riverside Park (9 miles)
This park's vast open spaces are perfect for family fun, picnics and games as well as their regular events. Gorgeous sensory park nearby if you have younger children.
Attenborough Nature Reserve (17 miles)
Attenborough Nature Reserve
An award winning eco-friendly visitor attraction surrounded by the tranquil waters of the beautiful Attenborough Nature Reserve.
Whisby Nature Park (17 miles)
Thorpe on the Hill
Whisby Nature Park
Perfect for a family nature ramble: pack up the binoculars and take a wheelchair accessible and waymarked trail, using the 7 disabled access bird hides to catch sneaky peeks.
Queens Park (18 miles)
Boasting boating lake, miniature railway, huge adventure playground, cricket facilities and plenty of open space for traditional family games.
Rother Valley Country Park (19 miles)
Rother Valley Country Park
Country Park with land and water activities for all ages and abilities. Events all year. Activity centre offering; family rowing and pedal boats, water zorbing, sailing, windsurfing, canoes, single scull rowing boats, cycle hire and archery for groups. For refreshments bring your own picnic, eat in the cafe or have an ice cream.
BBQ's are permitted in the park as long as they are off the ground.
Hartsholme Country Park (20 miles)
Hartsholme Country Park
Green Flag awarded Victorian landscaped gardens with Visitor Centre, children’s play area and cafe.
Markeaton Park (23 miles)
Well kept parkland with play centre, light railway, pitch and putt golf, stunning horticultural displays, a fishing lake and football pitches.
Graves Park (24 miles)
Something for everyone including ancient woodland, playgrounds, sports fields, cafe, tennis courts, lakes, golf course and a cricket oval. Perhaps Graves Park’s greatest asset is its Animal Farm, home to Highland Cattle, Sheep, Donkeys, Goats, Pigs, Deer, Ducks, Chickens, Rabbits, Chinchillas and more.
Clifton Park (26 miles)
Lovely green space with several adventure play areas, crazy golf and a mini funfair! Also has tennis courts and bowling greens available for you to hire, plus a seasonal water play area.
Staunton Harold Reservoir (26 miles)
Staunton Harold Reservoir
A wildlife habitat offering many outdoor and leisure activities, such as adventure playgrounds, fishing, bird watching, sailing and cycling.
Abbey Park (32 miles)
Beautiful river-split park with miniature railway, pets' corner and a large play area suitable for children of all ages.
Conkers (33 miles)
Indoor and outdoor adventure the National Forest. Over 100 acres of forest to explore. A train ride linking Discovery and Waterside Centres, 450 metre barefoot walk and an adventure play zone. Inside the Discovery Centre are interactive exhibits, simulated tree top walk and the Enchanted Forest adventure play area.
Shobnall Leisure Complex (33 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.
Goldhill Adventure Playground (35 miles)
Goldhill Adventure Playground
A real adventure playground for 5 to 14 year olds, children can play freely, and have fun while being supervised. Leicester's largest inclusion programme.
Branston Water Park (35 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.
Wentworth Castle Gardens (35 miles)
Wentworth Castle Gardens
is a large country estate with beautiful gardens, deer park and visitor centre. With family friendly tea rooms, large play area and year round programme of events, we are the day out on your doorstep.
Beehive Farm Woodland Lakes (35 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.
Rosliston Forestry Centre (36 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.
Bosworth Water Trust (37 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.
Bourne Woods (37 miles)
Cycling and trail paths through the ancient woodland, wildlife ponds to explore, picnic areas and regular events throughout the year.
The Pavilion Gardens (38 miles)
The Pavilion Gardens
Here we pride ourselves in providing a fun, family friendly environment. Whether you fancy a ride on the miniature train, spending the day playing on our toddler park or adventure playground, even if it’s just feeding the ducks whilst enjoying an ice cream!
Normanby Hall Country Park (40 miles)
Normanby Hall Country Park
Set in the heart of undiscovered North Lincolnshire, the 300 acres of Normanby Hall Country Park provides the perfect day out for all the family.
Elsham Hall Country Park (42 miles)
Elsham Hall Country Park
An animal farm, art gallery, a working Blacksmith and a small farming museum plus acres of open space to play and picnic in.
Pooley Country Park (42 miles)
Pooley Country Park
Large park with canal-side patio cafe, adventure playgrounds, picnicking and fishing opportunities.
Toplodge Fineshade Wood (42 miles)
Toplodge Fineshade Wood
is a popular family visitor attraction in the heart of the Rockingham Forest. With two great play areas and a whole wood to explore; families can play, picnic, walk or cycle and then recharge their batteries at the cafe.
Hartshill Hayes Country Park (44 miles)
Lyme Park (45 miles)
Adventure playground, medieval deer park, moorland and woodland estate to explore.
Hoar Park (46 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.
Biddulph Grange Garden (47 miles)
Biddulph Grange Garden
Tunnels, winding paths, a Cheshire cottage that turns into an Egyptian tunnel, fish to feed, a Chinese temple, trees to discover and a new woodland walk to play in and explore.
Kingsbury Water Park (47 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.
Cannock Chase Visitor Centre (47 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.
Westport Lake Play Area (49 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.
Fermyn Woods Country Park (49 miles)
Fermyn Woods Country Park
Situated in the heart of the Rockingham Forest, the park offers access to fantastic woodlands, meadows, thickets, marshes and ponds to explore.
Ferry Meadows Country Park (49 miles)
Ferry Meadows Country Park
Play, cycle, ride a train, go on a boat trip, row, paddle, sail, walk on water, pitch and putt, push the buggy and explore endless meadows, lakes and woodland.
Brampton Park (50 miles)
Newcastle Under Lyme
An excellent adventure playground surrounded by sensory and rose gardens, an aviary and a pond, plus seasonal miniature railway.
Alderley Edge (50 miles)
Classic family hiking adventure. Walk the dramatic red sandstone escarpment of Alderley Edge, with views over the Cheshire Plain to the Peak District. Explore woodland paths or walk to neighbouring Hare Hill Garden.
Barnwell Country Park (50 miles)
Barnwell Country Park
Three way marked waterside trails, numerous picnic spots, a wealth of wildlife and facilities. There are also a children's play area and an orienteering trail and two wheelchair accessible bird hides.
Heart of England Adventure Park (51 miles)
Lotherton Hall (51 miles)
Beautiful Edwardian Country House with bird garden and red deer park - which the small people really love. Good place for picnics
Thanks for all the great things to do and Play Parks and Great Outdoors near Farnsfield 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 Nottinghamshire can enjoy the great day out as well.
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