Sherwood Forest Country Park (7 miles)
Sherwood Forest Country Park
Take a walk to the mighty Major Oak, pick up a fun family nature trail, try the playground 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.
Clumber Park (11 miles)
With 3,800 acres of parkland, gardens, woodlands and a lake, 20 miles of cycle routes and bike hire, plus a Discovery Centre, and a Woodland Play Park. Visit the Discovery Centre to see what childrens activities they are offering during the holidays. This National Trust managed Estate offers lots to do.
Idle Valley (16 miles)
Adventure playground, nature trails, accessible paths, sculpture trail and nature viewing platform. Plus excellent Discovery Packs for hire from the friendly visitor centre including a pond dipping kit and binoculars!
Attenborough Nature Reserve (17 miles)
Attenborough Nature Reserve
An award winning eco friendly visitor attraction surrounded by the Attenborough Nature Reserve, with touch table and puzzles, interactive screen activities and sensory nature trails as well as kids' clubs and special events.
Whisby Nature Park (17 miles)
Thorpe on the Hill
Whisby Nature Park
Super adventure playground with unusual natural play elements to enjoy and 6 way marked nature trails scattered with bird hides, plus fun family events and activities at the Natural World Centre.
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...
Hartsholme Country Park (20 miles)
Hartsholme Country Park
Green Flag awarded Victorian landscaped gardens with Visitor Centre, children’s play area and cafe.
Chaddesden Park (21 miles)
Adventure playground plus BMX, football and cricket facilities. And a great new interactive water play area with loads of fun features now runs May through September.
Cliffe Park (22 miles)
Popular with families this park has plenty of space and a large play area with traditional equipment plus an enclosed sand pit area, table tennis table, crazy golf and an internet cafe.
Markeaton Park (23 miles)
Well kept parkland with play centre, light railway, splash pool, 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.
Norfolk Heritage Park (25 miles)
Norfolk Heritage Park
30 Hectares of Green Flag Award Winning Victorian Park with playgrounds for under 8s and over 8s, lots of sports pitches, and the Centre in The Park with a Cafe.
Highfield Adventure Playground (25 miles)
Highfield Adventure Playground
is a staffed sandy playground with big play equipment, loose parts to create with and little stuff for the littlies. There are also indoor activities like arts and crafts, pool and table tennis.
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 with interactive jets and paddling pool!
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.
Endcliffe Park (26 miles)
15 hectares of open space, woodland, ponds and river with a large play park to boot make this a popular family day out.
Bakewell Recreation Ground (27 miles)
Bakewell Recreation Ground
Located in just over 5 hectares of space, this park has a modern and recently upgraded play area including splash pads for water based fun in the summer plus football pitches, croquet lawns, a cricket square, a multi-use games area, and a pavilion.
Sandall Beat Wood (29 miles)
Sandall Beat Wood
Woodland park with a network of rides and footpaths, adventure playground, and visitors centre.
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)
Adventures in the forest. Explore over 120 acres including the 13 piece assault course, adventure play area, barefoot walk and train linking the Discovery and Waterside Centres. Indoors discover the Enchanted Forest Adventure Play Zone, over 100 interactive exhibits, cafes and gift shop.
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.
Worsbrough Mill Museum and Country Park (34 miles)
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.
Locke Park (35 miles)
Popular park with a play area for children up to 10 years old, a sand pit, paddling pool, cafe, bowling green, tennis courts, lots of green areas for picnicking or ball games as well as gardens and greenhouses.
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.
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!
Anglers Country Park (40 miles)
Anglers Country Park
A large country park, great for walking and picnics and with a play area to help burn off any excess energy!
Normanby Hall Country Park (40 miles)
Normanby Hall Country Park
Go nuts on the adventure play area and enjoy the mini train, explore the meadows and woodland and see the many wild deer, take a quiz trail round the museum, tour the Hall and get hungry in the kitchen garden. Loads!
Yorkshire Sculpture Park (41 miles)
Yorkshire Sculpture Park
60 outdoor art installations waiting to be discovered and discussed, plus indoor art galleries and historic estate, offering great family events and a really welcoming attitude to kids throughout.
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. Regular events held.
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.
Cliffe House (43 miles)
Woodland adventure playground in this residential centre, open to the public at specified times.
Thornes Clarence Park (44 miles)
Thornes Clarence Park
Play park in gardens of the former Thornes House with a lake full of hungry ducks, separate play areas for toddlers and for bigger kids, pitch and putt, putting, tennis, bowls and lots of open space.
Manor Park (44 miles)
This popular Glossop Park has a large childrens play area and a miniature railway plus lots of sporting opportunities.
Hartshill Hayes Country Park (44 miles)
Beacon Park (45 miles)
Several play areas, crazy and proper golf, plus a shiny new skatepark, pond dipping, kids' mission trail and loads of sporting facilities. Oh, and a park!
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.
Etherow Country Park (47 miles)
Etherow Country Park
A lively area of riverside walks and woodlands that is a haven for wildlife. Great place to go with the family and to bring your dog. Sailing club, fishing and remote controlled boating available.
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.
Beaumont Park (48 miles)
Victorian Park with ornate features, cascades, grottos, steep cliffs and picturesque woodland walks for all the family plus football and basketball, younger and older childrens play areas and plenty of climbing, biking and scooting opportunities.
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
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