Cadbury World (41 miles)
is choc loads of fun, in Bournville. Come and experience the magic, making and history of Cadbury chocolate. With the world's largest Cadbury shop, Cadabra ride and much more, you couldn't ask for a more scrumptious day out.
Longleat Safari and Adventure Park (47 miles)
Longleat Safari and Adventure Park
Separate to the Safari Park but on the same site, this is their latest multi million pound attraction with classic redeveloped features mixed with brand new experiences.
Wookey Hole Caves (48 miles)
Wookey Hole Caves
Britain's most spectacular caves. Valley of the Dinosaurs featuring King Kong - Magical fairy garden - Victorian Penny Arcade - Magical Mirror Maze - Hall of Crazy Mirrors - Cave Museum - Pirate Zap Zone - Big Top Restaurant
Wonderland (56 miles)
The Award Winning big park for little people, an enchanting place where nursery rhymes and fairytales come to life. Endless rides and a giant indoor play area!
Drayton Manor Theme Park (56 miles)
Drayton Manor Theme Park
Bigger and better than ever with the addition of two brand new rides. Europe's first ever Ben 10 roller coaster ride, called Ben 10 Ultimate Alien, open too. Meanwhile, Thomas Land will also welcome a family-friendly ride to its existing offering.
Gullivers Land (66 miles)
A family theme park designed to cater for families with children between the age of two and thirteen. All its rides and attractions are designed to offer the whole family a full day out of fun and excitement.
Paultons Family Theme Park (71 miles)
The New Forest
Paultons Family Theme Park
Now open - Peppa Pig World! A fully themed attraction with 7 fun rides and an Indoor Play Area! Paultons is the Best Value Family Theme Park with over 60 wonderful rides and attractions to suit all ages included in the admission price, such as the mighty Edge ride and the awesome Cobra rollercoaster. Offering a whole day out with something for all the family.
Legoland (74 miles)
Children aged 3 to 12 can take to the road, soar through the skies and sail the seas in complete safety. With over 50 interactive rides, attractions, live shows, building workshops and driving schools, not to mention over 55 million LEGO bricks, all set in 150 acres of beautiful parkland.
Wicksteed Park (75 miles)
Attracting one million visitors a year with 147 acres of lakes, parklands, over 35 rides and attractions including Rocky River Falls, our famous Waterchute, Train, Double Pirate ship and largest free playground in the UK offering a perfect day out for young and old.
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
A visit to Bristol Zoo Gardens is an adventure into an exciting animal kingdom, all set within 12 acres of beautiful grounds and award-winning gardens
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)
Ideal for any horse lovers out there - including grooming, interactive museum, nature trail and loads more
Cotswold Farm Park (17 miles)
Cotswold Farm Park
is full of fun activities, which can be enjoyed whatever the weather. In our PLAY BARN, the ride-on battery operated tractors and self-propelled roller racers are a big hit for our 3-12 year olds, whilst outside for our younger visitors, the pedal tractors give toddlers a chance of tractor driving too.
The Butts Farm Rare Breeds (20 miles)
The Butts Farm Rare Breeds
With daily activities; bunny time, goat milking, bottle feeding and more. Our popular pony rides are Fridays & Saturdays at 2pm and our Tractor Safari is on Sundays at 2pm. Play on the Pirate Ship. Visit our Farmyard Tearoom for a Cotswold Cream Tea.
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.
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.
Sandford Parks Lido (8 miles)
Sandford Parks Lido
The lido is a great day out in the heart of Cheltenham, on the edge of the Cotswolds. It is a children's paradise with slides, a children's pool and a paddling pool. Our 50 metre pool is also an ideal place to train, two lanes are reserved most days. Open in the spring to autumn.
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.
Playzone Indoor Adventure Play (< 1 mile)
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)
We have all sorts of slides, including wave slides and a 70 ft astra slide, the largest in Gloucestershire. We are also proud to present the first cannon arena in the Cotswolds. This area contains four 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.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Theme Parks 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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