Eastnor Castle (14 miles)
Fairytale Georgian castle in magical surroundings, with Deer Park, Lake and Arboretum. Children's Adventure Playground and Assault Course, Knight's Maze and Burma Bridge Tree Top Walkway.
Brockhampton Estate (15 miles)
The house is surrounded by a moat which is a big success with any kid to start! Plus follow the nature trail and spot wildlife from the bird-hide, have fun in the natural play area and discover new areas of the estate on their orienteering course!
Berrington Hall (15 miles)
Get creative in their den building area; join a garden, parkland or architecture tour; and explore the family rooms and see how the servants moved around the house unseen by the family and guests!
Croft Castle and Parkland (17 miles)
Croft Castle and Parkland
Stroll through the parkland up to the Iron Age hill fort and view 14 of the old counties, go wild in the castle-themed play area (under 11s), explore the miles of woodland trails and visit their new 1920s Saloon and have a tinkle on the ivories.
Clearwell Caves Ancient Iron Mines (20 miles)
Clearwell Caves Ancient Iron Mines
An impressive natural cave system, mined for over 4,500 years to form some of Britain's most atmospheric and intriguing underground mine workings. Nine caverns, geological and mining displays throughout.
Abergavenny Castle & Museum (20 miles)
Abergavenny Castle & Museum
Abergavenny Museum is set in the grounds of a 'ruined' Norman Castle, where you can enjoy a picnic during the summer and a brisk walk on colder days. The museum contains activity Room for children, where there is the opportunity to colour, cut and stick. At certain times they offer workshops led by museum staff.
Ludlow Castle (22 miles)
Beautiful ruins, regular events and storytelling folk in costume - who says history can't keep them interested!?
Berkeley Castle (27 miles)
is England's oldest inhabited castle and most historic home. Over 24 generations of Berkeley's have transformed a savage Norman fortress into a truly stately home full of treasures. Come and learn about murder, intrigue and mysterious events at the castle.
Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre (28 miles)
Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre
A visit to the Secret Hills exhibition will reveal some of the stories hidden in the landscape, offers a range of activities, past-times and opportunities for anyone and everyone.
Caldicot Castle (32 miles)
Visit Caldicot Castle in its beautiful setting of tranquil gardens and a wooded country park. Lots for kids to do including activity station and activities and workshops throughout the year.
Sudeley Castle (33 miles)
Great castle adventure playground: family opportunities to relax, run wild (usually just the kids) and experience something completely unique. Visit the tomb of Katherine Parr and take a tour of the Castle. The award winning gardens are also worth a visit.
Ragley Hall (37 miles)
Set in 400 acres of Parkland, Ragley Hall is ideal for fun days out for picnics, play and walks. The Adventure Playground, Maze, Woodland Walk and large picnic area will appeal to kids of all ages. The beautiful Gardens are also open to the public with many hidden treasures the whole family will enjoy. Guided tours of the Ragley Hall staterooms are available most Sundays for added fun.
Blaise Castle and Play Area (38 miles)
Blaise Castle and Play Area
Castle, museum, two age sectioned play areas and some truly beautiful woodland walks, this is a great day out for all age groups.
Caerphilly Castle (39 miles)
Stretching over a thirty-acre site in the centre of Caerphilly, this imposing Castle is a striking testament to the turbulent times of medieval Wales Exhibitions, medieval weapons - plenty to see and do..
Rhondda Heritage Park (40 miles)
Rhondda Cynon Taff
Rhondda Heritage Park
The Rhondda Heritage Park based at the former Lewis Merthyr Colliery, Trehafod, is one of the top heritage and cultural visitor attractions in South Wales and provides a fun and interesting day out for individuals, groups, school children and students.
Clifton Observatory (41 miles)
A natural cave with viewing platforms, unparalleled views over the local scenery and the only formal Camera Obscura in England.
The Clifton Suspension Bridge (41 miles)
The Clifton Suspension Bridge
Designed by the great Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel the bridge provides spectacular views over the pretty Avon Gorge. It's a great place to walk across and see how high you are above the traffic and the river. Feel and see it move with the traffic!
Castell Coch (42 miles)
The marquess of Bute’s Gothic fairytale creation at Castell Coch, with its colourful interior and beautiful woodland setting, is a dream visit for your little prince or princess, and will inspire plenty of little adventures.
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust (43 miles)
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
- owns and cares for the five Shakespeare Houses and Gardens in and around Stratford-upon-Avon and offers a wide range of educational opportunities for everyone interested in Shakespeare.
Clevedon Pier (43 miles)
the only fully intact, Grade 1 listed pier in the country. There are boat trips, fishing, events and an art gallery.
Stratford Armouries (44 miles)
Stratford On Avon
- houses a world-class collection of Arms and Armour from throughout the centuries and across the globe! We are a family friendly visitor attraction situated just outside Stratford-upon-Avon.
Winterbourne House and Garden (44 miles)
Winterbourne House and Garden
Restored to its former Edwardian glory, downstairs there are exhibition rooms explaining the fascinating history of the house's former occupants. An interactive train set, toy box and rooms full of antique artefacts. Outside, 7 acres of Botanic Garden to be explored and enjoyed.
Cardiff Castle (44 miles)
Let the past come alive when you visit Cardiff Castle. Over the last 2000 years, the Castle has been home to the Romans, Normans and Victorians. Each group left exiting stories of amazing adventures which you can learn all about whilst exploring the spectacular grounds, Norman Keep and Castle Apartments.
Millennium Stadium Tours (44 miles)
Millennium Stadium Tours
tour the millennium stadium, take a look behind the scenes, visit the dressing room - walk down the players tunnel,and visit the royal box
BBC Birmingham Public Space (45 miles)
BBC Birmingham Public Space
Do you fancy yourself as a TV presenter? Visit us inside The Mailbox and have a go at presenting Newsround or a weather forecast. Have your photo taken with Dr Who's TARDIS and an old Dalek!
The Museum of the Jewellery Quarter (46 miles)
The Museum of the Jewellery Quarter
A time capsule of past trade, with fascinating insight into Birmingham’s renowned jewellery and metalworking heritage. Includes live demonstrations at the jeweller’s bench showing how the Smith & Pepper bangle was made.
Shrewsbury Castle (46 miles)
The Castle houses the spectacular collections of the Shropshire Regimental Museum Trust including pictures, uniforms, medals, weapons and other equipment from the 18th Century to the present day. Special events take place throughout the year.
Baddesley Clinton (48 miles)
For less boisterous but still curious children, a medieval moated century manor house with a 19th century Catholic chapel, gardens, lakeside walk and nature trail. Tire them out first and there's enough for a couple of hours.
Cosmeston Medieval Village (48 miles)
Cosmeston Medieval Village
Meet the villagers, all dressed in period costume, and experience how they lived. Take a tour, book a party or enjoy one of the special events that take place throughout the year!
Roman Baths and Museum (49 miles)
Roman Baths and Museum
See the water's source and walk where Romans walked on the ancient stone pavements. Excellent children's audioguide tour with some exhibitions.
Warwick Castle (51 miles)
Bursting to the towers with tales of treachery and torture, passion and power and above all fascinating people, times and events, Warwick Castle is so much more than simply a castle. There is a full programme of events including birds of prey, jousting and the world's largest trebuchet.
Aberdulais Tinworks and Waterfall (52 miles)
Neath Port Talbot
Aberdulais Tinworks and Waterfall
Set in a steep gorge, this place demonstrates the power of water and its impact on industry. It has the largest electricity-generating waterwheel in Europe, a stunning waterfall, and to get the most for kids ask about their tracker packs.
Kenilworth Castle (52 miles)
Has been intimately linked with some of the most important figures in English history. With its impressive Norman keep, John of Gaunt's great hall, and the magnificent buildings raised for Queen Elizabeth I, it is among the largest castle ruins in England.
Dolaucothi Gold Mines (53 miles)
Dolaucothi Gold Mines
You'll be taken on guided underground tours with miners hats and lamps and panning for gold - you may get lucky!! The tours will take in the Roman and more recent workings.
Hawkstone Park Follies (56 miles)
Hawkstone Park Follies
Highlights include Grotto Hill, where you can explore a pitch-dark labyrinth of ancient mines cut into the cliff; the Swiss Bridge, a rustic wooden structure perched over an unnervingly deep chasm; the Cleft, a path winding between two cliffs which narrows into a dark, creepy tunnel; and the Monument, a 100ft high column which can be climbed to enjoy panoramic views of up to 13 counties!
Lunt Roman Fort (57 miles)
Lunt Roman Fort
Come and explore this partially-reconstructed timber fort . Stand on the ramparts, explore the exhibition in the granary and imagine yourself training horses in the gyrus - a feature not found anywhere else in the Roman Empire.
Broughton Castle (57 miles)
A hugely popular and impressive house and grounds, beautifully furnished and lovingly restored, with fascinating historical artifacts throughout. For a full day you enjoy this in conjunction with another local activity, and although they seem child friendly it is definitely only for the calmer kids.
Avebury Stone Circle (57 miles)
Coventry Cathedral (57 miles)
Coventry Cathedral is a definite must for every visitor to Warwickshire.
Stafford Castle (57 miles)
The Centre brings Stafford Castle to life. The interior is designed to encourage a 'hands-on' approach to history; the emphasis is most definitely on information with fun.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Historical and Educational Attractions near Hereford 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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