Gloucester Ski and Snowboard Centre (3 miles)
Gloucester Ski and Snowboard Centre
One of the best and longest outdoor artificial ski slopes in the UK. From skiing and snowboarding to tubing and 9 hole golf, there's something to do for everyone!
Avon Ski and Action Centre (44 miles)
Avon Ski and Action Centre
is a dry ski slope and outdoor activity centre located in North Somerset. We offer activities for the whole family and children from the age of 4. Activities include: skiing and snowboarding, tobogganing, archery, air rifle shooting, mountain boarding, power kiting and climbing.
Telford Snowboard and Ski Centre (54 miles)
Telford Snowboard and Ski Centre
The 85 metre slope (and nursery slope facility) provides skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing, ice skating and snowblading activities for adults and juniors of all ages and abilities throughout the year.
Tamworth Snowdome (58 miles)
A real indoor ski slope with 170m ski run. A great idea if you are looking for family days out in staffordshire
Skiplex Endless Indoor Ski Slope (65 miles)
Skiplex Endless Indoor Ski Slope
Is an ideal way to teach skiing and boarding to beginners, or challenge pros. Our revolving slopes mean you can do turn after turn, forgetting the hassle of lift queues, crowds and bad weather. Suitable for 5 year olds upwards, all equipment and instruction included in the cost
Xscape Skislope Milton Keynes (65 miles)
Xscape Skislope Milton Keynes
Indoor real snow skislope in Milton Keynes. Lessons available plus the Wacky Races kiddie sledging tournaments, plus Snocamps for 7 to 15 years old. A great family days out in Buckinghamshire idea.
Swadlincote Ski and Snowboard Centre (69 miles)
Swadlincote Ski and Snowboard Centre
A large leisure facility and dry ski slope providing Skiing, Snowboarding, Toboggan and Sno-Tubing with a fully licensed bar and restaurant. Kids must be over 4 to take part in activities.
Bracknell Ski Slope and Ice Rink (70 miles)
Bracknell Ski Slope and Ice Rink
International standard ice rink and ski centre, welcoming families and also providing tube runs, toboggans and lessons of all sorts.
Alpine Snowsports Centre Southampton (74 miles)
Alpine Snowsports Centre Southampton
An outdoor artificial ski slope in Southampton, we cater for all abilities and ages! Skiing, snowboarding and ringos (inflatable rubber rings that slide down the slope) its great fun for everyone! We do lessons, practice sessions, birthday parties and more!
International Centre for Birds of Prey (8 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.
Birdland Park and Gardens (21 miles)
Birdland Park and Gardens
For fantastic family fun and excitement, enjoy a day at one of the UKâs biggest bird gardens, discover an array of amazing wildlife and family. Situated in the picturesque Bourton on the Water in the Cotswolds, Birdland boasts 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.
Cotswold Falconry Centre (24 miles)
Moreton In Marsh
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.
Bristol Zoo Gardens (32 miles)
Bristol Zoo Gardens
An adventure into an exciting animal kingdom set within 12 acres of beautiful grounds and award winning gardens. Plus ZooRopia aerial ropes course, water play area and varied exhibits.
Bristol Aquarium (33 miles)
offers over 40 living displays featuring fascinating marine life from around the world, from sharks to tropical seahorses.
Horseworld (35 miles)
Features including grooming opportunities, an interactive museum, nature trail plus explore over eight acres of adventure, with indoor and outdoor activities galore.
Cotswold Farm Park (17 miles)
Cotswold Farm Park
All weather facility with indoor play barn, ride-on battery operated tractors and self-propelled roller racers, whilst outside the pedal tractors give toddlers a chance of tractor driving too.
St Werburghs City Farm (31 miles)
St Werburghs City Farm
Provides 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 (31 miles)
Lawrence Weston Community Farm
Provides a range of innovative and exciting, educational, social, environmental, economic and recreational activities; plus the animals besides.
Windmill Hill City Farm (33 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
Avon Valley Adventure Wildlife Park (33 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.
Gloucester Waterways Museum (< 1 mile)
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 interactive displays.
Dean Heritage Centre (12 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 across the year.
Corinium Museum (16 miles)
Visitors can trace the story of the Cotswolds from Prehistory to the late 19th Century, with hands-on exhibits, interactive displays and a wealth of precious artefacts. There are animated and practical games, and audio-visual screens to bring the past to life for everyone from schoolchildren to grandparents.
Cotswold Motoring Museum (21 miles)
Cotswold Motoring Museum
Fun packed indoor museum covering motoring right through the 20th Century. Brum lives here and this is where he was filmed. He loves having his photo taken so don't forget your camera! Throughout the museum there are quizzes, feely boxes, building games, brass rubbings, old fashioned toys and dressing-up boxes!
Kingswood Heritage Museum (31 miles)
Kingswood Heritage Museum
An exciting museum inside the 18th Century brass mill at Warmley, with its icehouse and windmill tower - and the gardens nearby, with grottoes, echo pond and huge statue of Neptune.
Bristol City Museum Under 7s Gallery (32 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.
At-Bristol (33 miles)
With hundreds of action-packed exhibits to explore, explosive live shows and a Planetarium, At-Bristol is one of the UKâs biggest and most exciting interactive science centres.
Thereâs always something new for the whole family to discover in At-Bristol, so visit the website to find out whatâs on!
Oakham Treasures (35 miles)
- one of the largest privately owned museums of retail and farming history in the UK, Whether you are 8 or 80, you'll be fascinated by this vast and unique collection of memorabilia from the last century. There really is something for everybody, from the thousands of items in the historic stores, to the impressive display of vintage tractors and farm equipment.
GL1 (< 1 mile)
- in the heart of Gloucester has something for everyone, from warm swimming pools with wet n wild fun sessions and special parent and toddler times to trampoline lessons and after school or holiday sports and swimming courses.
Sandford Parks Lido (8 miles)
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.
Leisure at Cheltenham (8 miles)
Leisure at Cheltenham
Facilities include 3 pools, 2 sports halls, racquet sports, coached courses, athletics track, gymnastics, trampolining, soft play and drop in gymnastics sessions, free parking and free swimming for children when accompanied. Fully accessible with family and disabled changing spaces.
Stratford Park Leisure Centre (8 miles)
Cirencester Open Air Swimming Pool (16 miles)
Wotton Pool (17 miles)
Wotton Under Edge
Heated outdoor pool under cover, summer opening only.
Go Bananas Indoor Softplay Centre (9 miles)
Go Bananas Indoor Softplay Centre
Whiz your way down the wavy Astra slide, swoosh down the half pipe into the ball pool, dare to cross the wobbly bridge and jump the star burst clouds and many more adventures await you!
MagicLand (17 miles)
Loads of slides, including wave, tube and a 70ft astra: the largest in Gloucestershire! Plus multi level play and pneumatically powered cannons that allows you to shoot foam balls at various targets including the other visitors!
Wacky Warehouse - Strawberry Field (20 miles)
Jungle Chums Soft Play Centre (21 miles)
Jungle Chums Soft Play Centre
is an indoor soft play centre hosting a jungle themed play structure suspended largely in the air with a sports court big enough to let off some steam! We’ve also got a lovely designated baby and toddler area with plenty of free play toys to keep you little ones busy too.
Mayhem (27 miles)
is a 4 storey high, soft play area incorporating a bouncy castle, ball ponds, slides and separate play area for under 5s.
Riverside Leisure Club (27 miles)
Riverside Leisure Club
Includes Mayhem: a giant 4 storey high soft play area incorporating a bouncy castle, ball ponds, slides and much more. Also houses a heated indoor pool.
123 Jump Play Centre (28 miles)
123 Jump Play Centre
Featuring a fantastic play-frame, an enormous inflatable, an indoor football pitch and a zone just for toddlers. Adults are encouraged to go into the play frame with their kids, so wear socks!
Wacky Warehouse Mill House (28 miles)
Wacky Warehouse Mill House
Indoor adventure soft play facility attached to a family friendly restaurant. Multi level play with enclosed toddler zone.
Boing (30 miles)
Indoor play facility for the under 5s, with messy play, building section, and custom built soft play structure within sight of the cafe tables. Breastfeeding friendly
Hop Skip and Jump (30 miles)
Hop Skip and Jump
A special play and support centre for children with special needs and their families.
Castaways Indoor Play (30 miles)
Castaways Indoor Play
Kids can explore the two levels of the purpose built play system, which include ramps, a slide and lots of random spongy shapes and places to hide. Thereâs also a ball pit which is another great place to hide from Mum or Dad.
Uglybugs Softplay (31 miles)
Bright and colourful adventure softplay for the under 5s, with fun features and age appropriate challenges in a safe and comfortable environment.
Cheeky Monkeys Indoor Soft Play Centre (31 miles)
Cheeky Monkeys Indoor Soft Play Centre
Inflatable soft play Jungle for climbing, hiding and bouncing with ball pits, slides, puzzles, animal shapes etc and various other soft play accessories. We also have a baby corner.
Rimandos Soft Play Coffee Lounge (31 miles)
Fuzzy Eds at The Wishing Well (31 miles)
Fuzzy Eds at The Wishing Well
Multi level adventure play frame with toddler zone, for children up to 4ft 9ins tall. Attached to a family restaurant.
Portico Play (31 miles)
Come with your under 5s and enjoy the play kitchens, the dressing up, the steering wheels, the magnetic wall and lots more.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Dry Ski Slopes and Indoor Skiing near Gloucester 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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