Barrys Amusements (16 miles)
6 rides for younger kids and another 8 for older types, including splash ending roller coaster, ghost train, mini and maxi dodgems and the frankly terrifying Looping Star roller coaster!
Cadbury World (42 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.
Wonderland (44 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!
Fun City at Brean Leisure Park (55 miles)
Fun City at Brean Leisure Park
From thrill rides to kids rides, you’ll discover over 40 different attractions; stacks of fun for all ages! The South West’s largest free to enter Theme Park: you only pay if you ride!
Drayton Manor Theme Park (58 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.
Longleat Safari and Adventure Park (63 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.
Alton Towers (74 miles)
New attraction for 2013 The Smiler! The world's first 14 looping roller coaster! Also new Ice Age 4D Experience. Alton Towers has many attractions for younger and older kids - my kids favourites (9 and 11) Oblivion, Air and Sonic Spinball (NB. height restrictions 1.4m apply on many rides)
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
Voted the Best Attraction in the West Midlands by Kids and Parents, thePark combines four-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.
Shortwood Family Farm (9 miles)
Shortwood Family Farm
Milk a cow by hand; take part in their Animal Feeding Tour; watch the machine milking; Visit Mini Farm World, Pets' Corner and the Play Area; follow the Farm Trail; take a trailer ride around the farm; and admire the panoramic views across four counties!
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
Hereford Museum and Art Gallery, housed in a spectacular Victorian gothic building, has been exhibiting artefacts and works of fine and decorative art connected with the local area since 1874. Although the exterior of the building has changed very little the museum and gallery have kept up with the times.
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.
Bewdley Museum (28 miles)
a surprise around every corner! Situated in the heart of the picturesque Georgian town of Bewdley, the museum offers a friendly welcome and entertaining experience for the whole family. Great idea if you're looking for fun family days out in the Midlands.
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.
Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings (33 miles)
Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings
An outdoor museum of buildings in rural Worcestershire with a full and varied family events programme. Enjoy our natural setting and see some of our exciting buildings, including the Windmill, our interactive National Telephone Collection (including a TARDIS!) and the ever-popular outside toilet!
Hereford Leisure Pool (< 1 mile)
Hereford Leisure Pool
- has a wave machine and water slide, a 'beach' area and various water features and a whirlpool, as well as the usual leisure pool
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 (also available for private hire Sat/Sun 5.00pm-8.00pm). A great idea for family days out with the kids.
Play Planet Soft Playcentre (< 1 mile)
Play Planet Soft Playcentre
Play Planet is Hereford’s newest and biggest indoor children’s play centre, offering a three tier space themed soft play experience.
Fantastico Indoor Play Area (31 miles)
Fantastico Indoor Play Area
A fun and safe experience for your children in Kidderminster to enjoy themselves with a play area for all ages up to 10 and 4ft10.
Juggler Soft Play Centre (34 miles)
Juggler Soft Play Centre
Jugglers soft play centre is a children's soft play area, suitable for a wide age range of children. The play centre is in a convenient area of Bromsgrove and has lots of parking, jugglers is a safe place for children to play whilst parents sit back and enjoy a hot drink and watch their children having fun.
Imagination Street (35 miles)
Brilliantly equipped role play zone, kids' library, computer and play station rooms and immense adventure play structure with zip slides, climbing nets, interactive computers and the largest slides in Worcestershire.
Imagination Street (36 miles)
An absolutely enormous adventure play area with five levels at some points, role play area, racetrack and football pitch.
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!
Malvern Hills GeoCentre (16 miles)
Malvern Hills GeoCentre
is the official visitors' centre of the Geopark way. Attractions include interactive iPads and wall maps encouraging kids to learn all about the geology, archaeology, history and water of the Malvern Hills. The Cafe stocks a wide range of local food and drink and has free WiFi and parking.
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.
Croome (23 miles)
Restored to its 18th century beauty, fascinating statues, follies and temples are hidden around every corner of the garden for the kids to discover on the Family Trail. Intrigue older ones with the fact it was a secret wartime air base!
Ice Quest Malvern (18 miles)
Ice Quest Malvern
They do ice skating sessions to suit all ages and standards, from Disco Nights with the Big Party Atmosphere, to quieter sessions for families, parent and toddlers
AJ Activities (5 miles)
Combat play activities for older children. Paintball site minimum age is 12 years old. Laser Tag site is 8.
Out To Grass (14 miles)
Out To Grass
Varied and welcoming setting full of jumps, drops and tabletops for confident mountain bike and BMX riders, plus the grass-covered training slope with small jumps and padded bails for learners.
Oaker Wood Leisure (15 miles)
Oaker Wood Leisure
Outdoor Activity site offering wide range of children’s adventurous activities. Junior Quad Bike Treks through 175 acre woodland, Paintball (aged 11+), High Rope Tree Trekking, Super Swing, Climbing & Abseiling, Target Shooting, Low Rope Challenge Course, Raft Building. Holiday Activity Days, Children’s Birthday Parties, School trips and overnight residential camps.
Paddles and Pedals Canoe Hire (17 miles)
Paddles and Pedals Canoe Hire
Hire a Canadian Canoe or a Kayak and discover the tranquil beauty of the River Wye. The Wye is one of the most beautiful rivers in the British Isles, and one of the few you can navigate, without restriction, for over 100 miles. It meanders through picturesque countryside to where it joins the River Severn at Chepstow and is well populated with wildlife.
Go Ape! Wyre (26 miles)
Go Ape! Wyre
Go Ape is the UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Take to the trees and speed down zip slides. They’re part of an exciting course of rope bridges, Tarzan swings and crossings; all set high above the forest floor.
Evesham Leisure Centre Climbing Wall (33 miles)
Evesham Leisure Centre Climbing Wall
is a 17 rope climbing wall with over 50 coloured routes. The climbing wall also features animal themed climbing holds. Junior climbing courses, climbing taster sessions are climbing parties are available for children aged 5 and up.
Grove Golf and Bowl (10 miles)
Grove Golf and Bowl
Eight state of the art bowling lanes using the latest computer technology, giving super accurate scoring and bowling speeds. Fully automated bumpers for the less experienced bowlers programmed to rise on their turn, so you hit a pin every time.
Worcester Bowl (22 miles)
Classic family friendly tenpin bowling with an acknowledged high standard of facilities. Kids love bowling, especially with gutter guards and bowling ramps to give them a chance!
Herefordshire Raceway (11 miles)
Anyone fourteen years or older and 1.5 metres tall can drive the twin-engine pro-karts. Children over the age of eight years and at least 1.3 metres tall may use the restricted twin engine pro-karts.
AKS Karting (25 miles)
Worcester’s only indoor karting and Laser Combat centre we offer karting and combat for kids and grown ups too! So whether you are 6 or 86 (our oldest customer is 81!) we have something for all the family.
Malvern Hills Spy Mission Drive Trail (16 miles)
Malvern Hills Spy Mission Drive Trail
The Malvern Hills are a famous beauty spot, with scenic views over both Herefordshire and Worcestershire. This circular driving Spy Mission Trail around the North Malvern Hills takes about 2.5 hours. There are 5 stopping places where clues can be found to crack the code and save Malvern’s water!
Avonbelle River Boat Trips (22 miles)
Upton Upon Severn
Avonbelle River Boat Trips
Enjoy a 35 minute boat ride on our waterbus Avonbelle. Try out our fun quiz and see what riverside wildlife you can spot! We have seen herons, cormorants, kingfishers, pike, otters and more! Parents can relax with a cuppa while the kids enjoy the quiz and scenery.
Broomy Hill Miniature Railway (4 miles)
Broomy Hill Miniature Railway
Extensive Miniature Railway in 3 1/2, 5 and 7 1/4 inch gauges. Picnic areas and the clubhouse's hands on railway help keep kids interested.
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.
Severn Valley Railway (29 miles)
Severn Valley Railway
Historic rural railway line run with plenty for train enthusiasts to see and do. PLEASE NOTE that you may join the line from several stations, not just the one marked here as the address.
Coalyard Miniature Railway (31 miles)
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 Herefordshire Trail (< 1 mile)
The Herefordshire Trail
is a long distance path using existing public rights of way to give a circular tour around the county. Along the way are pretty rural churches, castle ruins and other historic features together with country inns and farmhouses offering bed and breakfast.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Theme Parks 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.
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