Broomy Hill Miniature Railway (4 miles)
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!
Kingfisher River Cruises (15 miles)
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 (19 miles)
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 (21 miles)
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 (25 miles)
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 (29 miles)
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.
Coalyard Miniature Railway (31 miles)
Coalyard Miniature Railway
Kid size railway for a pleasing jaunt up and down the line, open most weekends. Runs parallel to the Severn Valley Railway tracks, with a mix of sit astride and sit in coaches.
The Handsam Boat Company (33 miles)
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 (33 miles)
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 (34 miles)
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 (34 miles)
The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway
The GWR is a 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. In addition to a scheduled service, GWR hosts a number of galas and enthusiast events...
Avonvale MES Miniature Railway (36 miles)
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 (36 miles)
Bridgnorth Cliff Railway
This remarkable funicular railway is the oldest and steepest inland electric cliff railway in the country.
Baggeridge Minature Railway (41 miles)
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 (42 miles)
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 (42 miles)
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 (42 miles)
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 (43 miles)
Telford Steam Railway
A classic and quite delightful working Steam Railway: at 1 in 39 one of the steepest railways in preservation.
Avon Valley Railway (44 miles)
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.
Avon Boating (44 miles)
Stratford Upon Avon
Varied multi season boat hire for families, from pedals to gondolas and plenty more.
Strawberry Line Miniature Railway (45 miles)
Bath Boating Station (48 miles)
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 (49 miles)
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!!!
Cotswold River Cruise (50 miles)
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.
The Chasewater Railway (54 miles)
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 (56 miles)
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 (57 miles)
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 (57 miles)
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 (58 miles)
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 (10 miles)
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 (14 miles)
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 (29 miles)
West Midland Safari Park
The Park combines 4 miles of self-drive safari, including UK's largest pride of White Lions, plus Elephant, Rhino, Cheetah, Giraffe, etc. Plus, Discovery Trail, Penguin Cove, African Village, Walk-through Lemurs, live shows, family rides, shops and restaurants. Voted the Best Attraction in the West...
Shortwood Family Farm (9 miles)
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!
Small Breeds Farm and Owl Centre (16 miles)
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.
Hereford Museum and Art Gallery (< 1 mile)
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 (< 1 mile)
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 (< 1 mile)
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 (17 miles)
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 (23 miles)
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 (23 miles)
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 (25 miles)
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 (28 miles)
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 (31 miles)
Museum of Carpet
- focuses on Kidderminster's international carpet supplying history and includes a great many textile examples plus informative displays and exhibits.
The Almonry Heritage Centre (33 miles)
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 (33 miles)
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 (38 miles)
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 (< 1 mile)
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!
Droitwich Spa Lido (29 miles)
Droitwich Spa Lido
Heated outdoor swimming pool with a beach area at one end and an integrated fountain, with a dedicated wet-play area besides the main pool.
Wyre Forest Glades (31 miles)
Wyre Forest Glades
Leisure pool with wave machine and 2 flumes. There is also a soft play facility on site. A great idea for family days out with the kids.
Play Planet Soft Playcentre (< 1 mile)
Play Planet Soft Playcentre
A 3 storey adventure climbing maze with all the classics features like slides, bridges, tunnels and balls, all with a nice outer spacey theme. Plus you can now play laser tag in the play frame after hours!
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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