Suffolk Owl Sanctuary (12 miles)
Suffolk Owl Sanctuary
Meet some owls, meerkats and enjoy other wildlife. Over 80 raptors to see, some flying in display. Woodland walk with bird hide, Raptor hospital and Sensory Garden. Experience days and parties available.
Colchester Zoo (14 miles)
One of the finest zoos in Europe with over 250 species of animals set in 60 acres of beautiful parkland and lakes. Includes the unique chance to help feed the elephants and giraffes yourself, plus the new Bears of the Rising Sun exhibit for 2014.
Havergate Island (20 miles)
A haven for large numbers of ducks and wading birds, also a great place to see brown hares at close range. Access is by boat only and pre-booking is essential.
Seaquarium at Clacton Pier (20 miles)
Clacton on Sea
Seaquarium at Clacton Pier
An informative, educational, fun learning opportunity to appreciate from an up close perspective some of the intriguing creatures surrounding our coastal areas.
Oasis Camel Centre (27 miles)
Oasis Camel Centre
A great family day out with all the friendly animals: camels, alpacas, llamas, donkeys, goats, pigs, rabbits, guinea pigs and even ferrets!Indoor and outdoor play areas,crazy golf, mini maze and land train ride (weather permitting) all included in admission price
Banham Zoo (28 miles)
is an award winning family attraction and one of the most exciting wildlife attractions in the country with over 2000 animals from around the world in almost 50 acres of parks and gardens.
Linton Zoo (30 miles)
There is a wealth of rare and exotic creatures to see including Grevy's Zebra, Snow Leopards, Tigers, Lions, Tapirs, Lemurs, Binturongs, Owls, Parrots, Giant Tortoises, Tarantula Spiders and many others.
Tropical Wings World of Wildlife (32 miles)
Tropical Wings World of Wildlife
All weather fun for the whole family, it is set within acres of attractive gardens and features one of the finest tropical butterfly houses in the UK. Throughout the day the Zoo offers a programme of animal encounters, animal feeds and fun activities, plus Monkey Run for older children and Meerkat Lookout for...
Belfairs Nature Reserve and Woodland (37 miles)
Leigh on Sea
Belfairs Nature Reserve and Woodland
Get away from it all at this nature reserve and woodland centre and enjoy the wildlife and scenery. Lots of plants and animals to see, plus exhibits and displays in the woodland centre.
Sealife Adventure (37 miles)
Southend on Sea
From sharks to seahorses, starfish to stingrays, it’s all here in a family friendly environment with fascinating talks and presentations by their knowledgeable aquarists throughout the day.
Shepreth Wildlife Park (40 miles)
Shepreth Wildlife Park
See animals of all kinds, from tigers to creepy crawlies. Get hands on in our Discovery Centre. There are two indoor soft play areas and a cafeteria, as well as an outdoor adventure play with pirate ship and fort. Keeper talks run throughout the day.
Africa Alive (40 miles)
Take your family on a walking safari at one of the UK's largest and most exciting wildlife attractions. Explore the sights and sounds of Africa and discover, giraffes, rhinos, cheetahs, hyaenas and hundreds more African animals and birds. See The Plains of Africa an awe-inspiring recreation of the...
Pets Corner (43 miles)
For monkeys, meerkats and more, take the whole family down to Oulton Broad where you can feed and pet many of the animals from the terrific range on show. Plus bouncy castle!
The Raptor Foundation (48 miles)
The Raptor Foundation
A bird of prey sanctuary and hospital. It is a unique and exciting place for children and adults alike to meet and learn about owls, falcons, hawks and buzzards in a 30 acre site.
Paradise Wildlife Park (49 miles)
Paradise Wildlife Park
The most interactive zoo in Britain with over 400 animals, the best collection of big cats in the UK, penguins, crocodiles, gibbons, wolves, anacondas, meerkats and more! Also, a large indoor soft-play area, 3 adventure playgrounds, Dinosaur Woodland Railway, Crazy Golf, Paradise Lagoon paddling pool and the...
Amazonia World of Reptiles (50 miles)
Amazonia World of Reptiles
Have a rainforest adventure with over 50 species of Lizards, Snakes and Insects thriving in a Tropical Jungle Environment.
Sea Life Centre Great Yarmouth (50 miles)
Sea Life Centre Great Yarmouth
brings you closer than you ever imagined to a breath taking world of underwater life. The Centre is home to more than 40 displays, including a 250,000 litre tropical Ocean Display where you can see our new arrivals: two green sea turtles!
Wildwood (50 miles)
Wildwood is a great day out where you can see amazing British wildlife including wolves, foxes, deer, badgers, owls, wild horses, lynx, beavers, wild cats, bison, squirrels, wild boar and many more. Plus, kids can go wild in our amazing adventure play park featuring Kentâs tallest vertical drop slide.
Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens (50 miles)
Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens
has a large range of monkeys, birds, pandas, wild cats and other animals housed in the grounds of Thrigby Hall. Rather unique tree boardwalk viewing platforms.
Pensthorpe Nature Reserve & Gardens (54 miles)
Pensthorpe Nature Reserve & Gardens
Get closer to nature at Pensthorpe Natural Park. Explore the wildflower meadow, enjoy the natural beauty of our gardens, take a walk around the park, discover underwater wildlife, become a bug detective and run WILD in our extraordinary 2 acre outdoor adventure play area WildRootz!
Wingham Wildlife Park (54 miles)
Wingham Wildlife Park
Butterfly house, refurbished reptile house, oodles of monkeys, parrot house, meerkats, new adventure play area and picnic area, lots more. A full day!
Howletts Wild Animal Park (55 miles)
Howletts Wild Animal Park
The famous animal collection is set in 90 acres of ancient parkland. From close encounters with tigers at the glass-fronted enclosures to a high ropes adventure on the Treetop Challenge and a walkthrough Lemur paddock, you'll find surprises around every corner.
Rare Species Conservation Centre (57 miles)
Rare Species Conservation Centre
A great chance to see and learn about the captive breeding and conservation of lesser known rare species of animal from around the world.
Eagle Heights (58 miles)
A small animal park based in the beautiful Darent Valley, near Brands Hatch in Kent. There are over 100 Birds of Prey to see, plus Reptile House, Meerkats, Otters, Goats, Donkey, Pony, Pigs and much more. Playarea, Gift Shop and Tearoom. Free Parking. Experience Days available.
Happisburgh Owls (58 miles)
A small and friendly place to meet and hold owls that won't break the bank. There are also chickens, turkeys and geese to meet, plus pigs, goats and ferrets.
Birds of Prey Centre (59 miles)
Birds of Prey Centre
A centre with over 200 birds of prey from around the world with flying displays and other activities. Experience Days available, including some that are especially for kids.
London Zoo (60 miles)
Over 720 species including some of the world’s most impressive and inspiring animals. Enjoy interactive, immersive exhibits the family can explore together including Rainforest Life, Gorilla Kingdom featuring their newest addition Kumbuka the silverback, and the popular Animal Adventure Children's...
Hollow Trees (3 miles)
There are different routes and lots to see so your walk can be as long or as short as you like to make it. On your walk you will find Dirty Dave the tractor stuck in the mud, the Rolly Polly pole, Goat Mountain, Mini Tractors and the Welly Game.
Jimmys Farm (7 miles)
An exciting day out for all the family. We are a working farm and breed rare breed pigs but also have cows, sheep, chickens and more! We have a nature trail, butchery and shop, cafe and playground. We hold farmers markets on 1st Saturday of every month.
Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm (8 miles)
Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm
Working farm breeding endangered farm animals. Cattle, sheep, goats, poultry, alpacas and pigs. Children given free bag of animal food. Main area is wheelchair and pushchair friendly. Walks round paddocks, beside river and lake. Picnic areas. Disabled toilet.
Easton Farm Park (18 miles)
Easton Farm Park
There is always lots to do on the Farm. There are daily pony rides, hug-a-bunny, meeting Star, one of the big Suffolk Punch cart horses, barrel bug and train rides, meet the animals and 2 heated indoor playbarns. A great idea for family days out in Suffolk.
The Suffolk Punch Trust (20 miles)
The Suffolk Punch Trust
is a 200 acre farm with an array of sights and activities for kids of all ages so families can make a real day out of visiting the Trust. Including pets paddock, activity room, stamp trail, farm animals and much more.
Museum of East Anglian Life (10 miles)
Museum of East Anglian Life
Discover the history and natural world of East Anglia on this beautiful 75 acre site, get steamed up with the powerful engines, meet the friendly animals including Suffolk Punch Horses and rare breads of cattle and sheep, plus 15 splendidly restored historic buildings and lots more to do.
Ipswich Transport Museum (10 miles)
Ipswich Transport Museum
A small and friendly museum with a great collection of vehicles to explore inside and out. There are over 90 different including a fire engine and police car, buses, bikes and prams plus lorries, lawnmowers and a hearse!
Felixstowe Museum (17 miles)
14 galleries full of displays about the social and military history of Felixstowe with lots of interesting things to see such a models of aircraft, ships and tanks, uniforms, Roman jewellery and coins plus Victorian toys and fashion.
Moyse's Hall Museum (17 miles)
Bury St Edmunds
Moyse's Hall Museum
Provides an excellent setting in which to trace the unfolding story of West Suffolk, through displays which range from prehistoric times right through to the present.
Bentwaters Cold War Museum (20 miles)
Bentwaters Cold War Museum
An interesting and informative look at the role of the base since World War II until the early 1990s. Great exhibitions in an unusual building including the restored War Operations room and Battle Cabin.
National Horse Racing Museum (27 miles)
National Horse Racing Museum
The story of the people and horses involved in racing from its Royal origins to Lester Piggott, Frankie Dettori and other modern heroes. Explore the galleries with their Junior Fun Tour and enjoy dressing up in the Practical Gallery.
Crown Pools (8 miles)
The leisure pool is the ideal facility for the family and children with a beach area, wave machine and water fountains, which are all set amongst tropical planting. Open for casual use throughout the facilities operational hours you are guaranteed a relaxing fun time.
Deben Swimming Pool (15 miles)
Deben Swimming Pool
Offers a 25 metre swimming pool with various sessions, including a Family Fun Session every Saturday 11am to 12 noon, with a large inflatable and rafts in the water, which is Fun for all the Family! We also offer fresh fruit to promote a healthy lifestyle!
Haverhill Pool and Slides (23 miles)
Haverhill Pool and Slides
has 2 excellent weekender flume slides and regularly puts on Fun Sessions with inflatable toys and float mats thrown in! There's room to actually swim as well, but you won't get to! Elsewhere on same site there's an adventure play facility and loads of bookable sports facilities too.
Beccles Outdoor Swimming Pool (38 miles)
Beccles Outdoor Swimming Pool
is a traditional, outdoor heated swimming pool situated by the river Waveney. There is a large swimming pool with a serious deep end plus an adjacent toddler pool and baby pool, are grass area ideal for sunbathing. The pool is open from late May to early September and now features canoes!
Wacky Warehouse Punch and Judy (8 miles)
Wacky Warehouse Punch and Judy
Historic pub with indoor play facilities plus patio. All the usual fun features spread over several level with a dedicated toddler zone too.
Snakes and Ladders Ipswich (9 miles)
Snakes and Ladders Ipswich
Snakes and Ladders is a huge indoor playground filled to the brim with climbing frames, ball ponds, cargo nets and slides. Plus there's our Mini Play Street and toddlers separate safe play area. Kids can really let off steam while parents relax on comfortable leather sofas in our cafe.
Playworld - Ocean Adventure (10 miles)
Playworld - Ocean Adventure
There are ball ponds, slides, a large inflatable play area (May to September), an aerial glide, slides, a spooky room, scramble nets and a toddlers' area. Swimming facilities also on site. Play area currently closed for improvements, reopening March 29th.
Play2Day Indoor Play Centre (13 miles)
Play2Day Indoor Play Centre
is the area's Children's Indoor Play Centre with plenty of play for the most energetic children, seating for supervisors plus a well stocked cafe. You can play, party, eat and relax. You can also combine your stay with an exciting game of Lazer-Tag!
Funtasia (17 miles)
Soft play facility for children up to 130cm tall including classic friendly features like ball pit, slide, tunnels and more. Best for under 6s.
Kids Play (18 miles)
Bury St Edmunds
With numerous fun indoor activities, you are sure to find something the whole family will enjoy. Kids can brave the speedy drop slide, shoot the fun ball cannons and scramble through tunnels on the giant playframe. Plus, there's more: why not bounce on trampolines, dive into the ball pond or spin on the...
Kid City (23 miles)
Leisure centre with nice multi level indoor play area, plus elsewhere on site absolutely loads of bookable sports facilities and an indoor water park!
Fun 2 Play (28 miles)
Fun 2 Play
Large and exciting 3 level play structure with several different slides, ball pool, spook room plus many more fun features suitable for older children. Separate soft play for the little ones. Several birthday party packages available.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Zoos and Wildlife Parks near Hadleigh 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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