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Broomy Hill Miniature Railway Ride extensive twin track Miniature Railway supporting all gauges and boasting a fleet of cute miniature locomotives! Broomy Hill Station has a great hands on railway for the kids to play with and a museum too. All you've got to do is catch it open!
Symonds Yat East
Kingfisher River Cruises Join the river wending its way through Symonds Yat gorge and village, dividing it into East and West for a 40 minute boat trip with informed history and nature commentary.
Perrygrove Railway and Treetop Adventure A charming railway in the Forest of Dean where friendly staff welcome you. Fun for children in our Treetop Adventure and Indoor Village with secret passages - treasure boxes are hidden here! 4 stations, each with paths to walk through ancient woods and solve the riddle of the Gale Stone.
Beacon Park Boats Exceptionally quiet electric day boats on the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal, allowing you to get closer to the natural wildlife. Day, half day and hourly boat hire. No experience is required for either as full training will be given!
Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway Trains head north to the Whistle Inn, south to Blaenavon High Level Station and to Big Pit Halt, by the Big Pit Mining Museum. The serene day out you should choo-choo-choose!
Severn Valley Railway Historic rural railway line run with plenty for train enthusiasts to see and do. You may join the line from several stations, not just the one marked here as the address.
The Handsam Boat Company Offering jaunts down the River Avon either by guided covered group tour, private hire motor boat or a family sized row boat. Departing from the award winning Abbey Park.
Brecon Mountain Railway Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the National Park from one of Wales' most popular railways, plus enjoy the new childrens play area at Pontsticill, and some great walks to enjoy. You can even bring the dog with you!
Evesham Vale Light Railway - is a narrow gauge steam railway running regular passenger trains every weekend and main school holidays throughout the year.
The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway Fantastic steam and diesel heritage railway in the English Cotswolds. Since 1981, the volunteers have restored over 10 miles of line, together with platforms, buildings, steam and diesel locomotives, and rolling stock.
Avonvale MES Miniature Railway Perfect for those interested in locomotives and kids who just want to see something fun and different. Running on coal fired steam and diesel engines, you'll enjoy your ride, taking in all the sights as you head down the tracks.
Bridgnorth Cliff Railway This remarkable funicular railway is the oldest and steepest inland electric cliff railway in the country! It's been ferrying families up and down the 111ft high sandstone cliffs for over a century!
Shropshire Raft Tours is great for young families seeking a complete fun-filled Ironbridge Gorge mini-adventure. Lots to see outdoors whilst on the Severn river for children to enjoy cruising downstream. Largest rafts in the UK! Any age of children welcome.
Baggeridge Minature Railway A charming miniature gauge railway runs through the lovely park, with supporting acts including adventure playground, mountain biking, nature trails, fishing, horse riding and orienteering!
Bristol Ferry Boat Co Bristol Ferries run services every day of the year except Christmas Day. Catch one of our timetabled boats and use it like a bus or simply sit on board for a round trip and take in the sights and sounds of Bristol's past and present. Swans, ducks and geese quacking. Cormorants fanning their wings... Look...
Bristol Packet Boat Rides A wonderful selection of differing cruises, ranging from a quick trip around the floating harbour to a full excursion under the Clifton Bridge, through Avon Gorge and down the Bristol Channel!
The Matthew of Bristol A replica of the English ship that discovered North America in 1497, The Matthew is available to visit in the Bristol Floating Harbour and you can take a trip out on her as well.
Telford Steam Railway A classic and quite delightful working Steam Railway, which allows you to enjoy travel of a variety of diesel and steam traction, with services running between Spring Village, Horsehay and Dawley, plus a new extension to Lawley.
Avon Valley Railway This attraction takes young and old back to the trains of yesteryear. Your train will be pulled by a restored steam engine and you can enjoy food and drink in a restored carriage. Not forgetting special trips aboard Thomas the Tank Engine and Santa Steam Specials during the year.
Stratford Upon Avon
Avon Boating Varied multi season boat hire for families, from pedals to gondolas and plenty more.
Strawberry Line Miniature Railway 5 inch gauge railway attraction includes a Tunnel, Motive Power Depot, Carriage Sheds, Turntable and Automatic Signalling System. Located in Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park. Open from April to the beginning of November.
Bath Boating Station Rowing, punting and canoeing on the delightful River Avon. Keep an eye out for kingfishers and otters! And don't forget there are options to share the rowing so start beefing up the kids!
Swindon and Cricklade Steam Railway The kids love a day out on a steam train. There are special event weekends throughout the year including Easter Bunny Rides, plus Halloween and Santa Specials. All aboard!!!
Lechlade on Thames
Cotswold River Cruise Travel the river Thames from the gateway to the Cotswolds, on “Adventuress”, a fully enclosed canal style wide beam passenger boat. Group outings and half day cruises available. They also cater for private charter trips, including parties and family celebrations.
Bridgend Miniature Railway A miniature railway located in 4 acres of picturesque nature reserve, where we offer train rides behind steam, diesel and electrically powered miniature trains. We have model railways on display, as well as a steam powered traction engine.
The Chasewater Railway Standard Gauge Heritage Railway set in Chasewater country park, 4 mile round trip with steam and diesel engines and vintage carriages. Accredited Museum, Model Railway, also a narrow gauge miners style line, tea room and Sunday Carvery, gift shops. We are a Volunteer run charity.
Echills Wood Railway The train ride consists of a circular tour with optional change at Far Leys for adventure playground, summer paddle boats and car park, You can travel on a variety of 7 1/4 inch gauge steam, diesel and electric locomotives. The complete journey time is approx 20 minutes.
Coventry Transport Museum The largest collection of British Road Transport in the world with over 230 cars and commercial vehicles, 250 cycles and 100 motorcycles. Fun for all the family!
Midland Air Museum Exhibits range from the magnificent Avro Vulcan bomber through more than 30 other historic aircraft, both civil and military, aero engines and other artefacts, to a wide range of memorabilia. A good family day out for if your smalls like vehicles of any description!
Woodseaves Miniature Railway A lovely miniature steam railway that runs on Sundays from the beginning of March to September. There is also a lovely 16mm gauge model railway to enjoy. Inexpensive, old fashioned fun.
Llama Trekking at Old King Street Farm Llama trekking is fast becoming a 'must-do' activity. Bond with your llama, get to know him and take him on a walk in the glorious countryside of south west Herefordshire. If travelling from further afield, why not take a two day stay in one of our holiday cottages?
Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo Experience the delight of nature's most serene and beautiful wildlife. At the Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo you can walk with free flying exotic butterflies and see them supping nectar, finding their mates and laying eggs.
West Midland Safari Park Voted the Best Animal Attraction in the UK, the Park includes four miles of self-drive safari, Discovery Trail show casing Land of the Living Dinosaurs, animal exhibits, shows, African Village, walk-through lemurs, family Theme Park, shops and restaurants.
All Things Wild Nature Centre - is an all-weather zoo, nature centre and family attraction. Our facilities include our "Step Through Time" dinosaur attraction, indoor beach, barefoot walk and soft play areas. Check out our daily itinerary for fun, educational and hands-on adventures!
Shortwood Family Farm A family friendly traditonal working farm full of fantastic farmyard animals to meet, feed, and pet. Admission includes 2 hour feeding tour, plus tractor rides. Animals include cows, donkeys, goats, chickens, ducks, pigs and more, all free range!
Newbridge Farm Park Family friendly farm fun with indoor and outdoor play areas including zip wire and play forts, pet handling barn, kiddie and full size tractor rides and animal feeding sessions throughout the day! Open March to September.
Small Breeds Farm and Owl Centre A magical place to experience animals, birds and all sorts of owls from all over the world. During winter months and in very wet weather the animals are displayed undercover: handy!
Hereford Museum and Art Gallery housed in a spectacular Victorian gothic building, offering works of fine and decorative art plus hands on elements and varying art exhibitions.
The Waterworks Museum Trace the history of drinking water, from the time of cave dwellers to present day, through a number of great displays and wonderful working engines. A number of Open Days in Steam throughout the year.
The Cider Museum Hereford A charming museum where you can discover the many different aspects of the apple and what can be done with it, including the cider making process. Historical artefacts, vintage film clips, plus other memorabilia to see.
Malvern Museum of Local History A small museum packed with fascinating information, and full of fun things to do and see. Dress up as a monk, build a castle, see an observation beehive and more. Free audio guide available.
The Commandery has exciting stories to tell you about power, greed, war, wealth, romance, death, society and industry. Step back in time to catch a glimpse of the lively characters that have inhabited this ancient building during the past seven centuries.
Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum See an amazing range of objects relating to the city of Worcester through a collection that covers Natural History, Archaeology, Social History, Geology, and more. Actvity Space for all the Family. Free to vist.
George Marshall Medical Museum is a free museum where the whole family can explore the history of medicine. Be terrified by our death masks and find out what an amputation looked like in the 19th century! Stop at the apothecary for a cholera remedy and have a go at our mystery object game.
Worcestershire County Museum Explore Worcestershire's past, find out how people worked and played. What was life like in the nursery and scullery? Get hands on in our Toys through Time Gallery, discover our wonderful collection of Gypsy Caravans in our Transport display, or try out the stocks!
Museum of Carpet focuses on Kidderminster's international carpet supplying history and includes a great many textile examples plus informative displays and exhibits. See the huge working looms!
The Almonry Heritage Centre Loads of displays on different angles of history, spread across 12 interesting rooms and the garden. Join the Junior Almoners' Club for bonus trails and activities.
Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings An award winning museum with a collection of 30 buildings that have been rescued from destruction and carefully rebuilt on Avoncroft's beautiful rural site. There is a 19th century windmill, which can still be used today, the National Telephone Kiosk Collection, a Medieval Town House and lots more!
Forge Mill Needle Museum and Bordersley Discover the rich history of the needle and fising tackle industries, and explore the ruins of the medieval Bordesley Abbey and the Visitor Centre. A chance to see the last water powered scouring mill in the world.
Hereford Leisure Pool With a fearsome wave machine, a great water slide and a whirlpool feature, they'll be doing less swimming than shrieking but it's going to be lots of fun!
Thanks for all the great things to do and Railways and Transport 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
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 Herefordshire and Worcestershire can enjoy the great day out as well.
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