The Gardens of Easton Lodge (58 miles)
The Gardens of Easton Lodge
Plenty of beautifully tended green space plus simple but fun wildlife activities for younger visitors, such as Scavenger Hunts for which they are rewarded with stickers; also craft activities.
Greenwich Park (59 miles)
One of the Royal Parks, boasting over 180 acres of grassland, the observatory and a children's adventure playground.
Hatfield Forest (59 miles)
Extraordinary woodland involving trees of up to 1200 years old. Great for outdoor play, hiking and picnicking. Please note the adjacent car park has seasonally limited opening.
Shinewater Park (60 miles)
- is Eastbourne's newest park and combines purpose built recreation facilities within a country park atmosphere
The Gibberd Garden (60 miles)
The Gibberd Garden
Younger children will adore spotting all the little features and hidden sculptures throughout the gardens, and they'll all love the children's moated castle with drawbridge!
Epping Forest and Visitor Centre (60 miles)
Epping Forest and Visitor Centre
As well as being a popular area for recreation and enjoyment it is also of national and international conservation importance with two thirds of it being designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Area of Conservation.
Parndon Wood Nature Reserve (60 miles)
Parndon Wood Nature Reserve
A haven for flora, fungi, birds, minibeasts, small mammals and deer, waiting for you to explore and discover. During school holidays activity sessions are run for children.
Harlow Town Park (61 miles)
Harlow Town Park
A grand adventure playground plus large paddling pool (open in the summer) and a Pets’ Corner home to a variety of animals including fish, sheep, llamas and reindeer.
Princes Park (61 miles)
2012 and13 Green Flag awarded, this extensive park offers multiple play areas, model boat racing, and water sporting opportunities. Cafe pavillion also on site, and regular events are held.
Holland Park Adventure Playground (61 miles)
Holland Park Adventure Playground
This great adventure playground has swings, aerial runway, mini climbing wall, climbing frames. Next to the adventure playground is an enclosed play area for little ones.
Victoria Park (61 miles)
is one of London’s most important historic parks and its oldest public park. It has been used by millions of Londoners for nearly 170 years as a place of healthy recreation, sports, play and relaxation.
Waltham Abbey Gardens (62 miles)
Waltham Abbey Gardens
Wander around the remains of what was once one of the largest Augustinian Abbeys in the country. Discover this truly magical heritage site where dragonflies flock!
Belair Park (63 miles)
Facilities include four tennis courts, a skate park, a play area, a lake, sports pitches and a wildlife area.
East Town Park Countryside Centre (63 miles)
East Town Park Countryside Centre
The car park and children's play area for two to 12 year-olds are near to the centre and there is an easy access trail that takes you around some of the interesting features on the landscape and introduces you to the wildlife in the park. Regular events held.
Dunwich Heath Coastal Centre and Beach (63 miles)
Dunwich Heath Coastal Centre and Beach
Guided walks, family nature trails, Tracker Packs, smugglers' and history trails, tea-room events, sea-watching and wildlife identification charts and telescopes. Children's play area next to tea-room.
Lee Valley Regional Park (63 miles)
Lee Valley Regional Park
Lee Valley Regional Park
The 10,000 acre Park has hundreds of great days out for all the family. Whether it's a day out at the farms, athletics, golf, horse riding, ice skating, fishing, cycling, bird watching, camping or simply exploring the countryside, Lee Valley Regional Park has so much to explore.
Clissold Park (64 miles)
Extensive facilities including children's play area, basketball and tennis courts, conservation and woodland areas including a deer enclosure, organic nature garden and butterfly tunnel. They also have a paddling pool.
Finsbury Park (64 miles)
New facilities in the recent revamp of this iconic park include an enclosed, dog-free play area with an exciting water feature -designed by children, for children, and a skate park.
Corams Fields (64 miles)
has a wide variety of activities including extensive lawns for free play (and very suitable for family picnics), artificial turf sports pitches, a paddling pool, sandpits, a flying fox and other slides, a city farm with pets corner (with sheep, goats, ducks, hens and more), vege cafe, a nursery and drop-ins for under 5s andl lots of other organised activities.
St James Park (65 miles)
St James Park
One of the Royal Parks offers a children's adventure play area, a way marked royal history walk and great cycle and hike routes.
Green Park (65 miles)
One of the Royal Parks, less child friendly than the others with no kids' features, but plenty of pleasingly landscaped space for traditional outdoor games, exploration and picnicking.
The Regents Park (66 miles)
The Regents Park
One of the Royal Parks offering iconic landscaping, boating lake with pedalo hire, natural wildlife garden and London's largest Rose Garden.
Hyde Park (66 miles)
One of London's iconic parklands, the activities on offer include lido and paddling pools, rowing and pedal boats available plus the UK's first Solarshuttle and fantastic cycling routes - good idea if you're looking for fun things to do in London with kids.
St Johns Wood Playground (67 miles)
St Johns Wood
Wimbledon Sprinkler Park (67 miles)
Wimbledon Sprinkler Park
Offering a crazy golf course, 2 adventure playground, water sports centre and beach volleyball, sports facilities and parkland, plus new summer interactive splash pad and sprinkler park.
Golders Hill Park (68 miles)
Golders Hill Park
Facilities include an animal enclosure, butterfly house, a bandstand, children's play area, cafe, toilets. Sports facilities include grass and hard tennis courts, golf practice nets and croquet.
Victoria Park Splashpad (68 miles)
Victoria Park Splashpad
A brand new splashpad graces this classic park plus play equipment, paddling pool, skatepark and basketball area.
Kensington Memorial Park (68 miles)
Kensington Memorial Park
Offers many recreational activities including pleasant formal areas and a children’s playground, plus tennis, football and junior cricket facilities.
Tilgate Park (69 miles)
Has so much to offer from stunning lakes, lawns and gardens to miles of woodland and bridleways for long leisurely walks. Adventure playground, maze, nature centre with animals and water sports opportunities too!
Northaw Great Wood (69 miles)
Northaw Great Wood
Enjoy the trails, the spectacular autumn colour and the chance of seeing a wide range of woodland wild life, including fungi and butterflies.
Bedelands Farm Nature Reserve (70 miles)
Bedelands Farm Nature Reserve
Ideal for a nature hike: oodles of wild flowers, and a diverse offering of improved, unimproved and coppice-managed woods to explore. Winner of 4 consecutive Green Flag Awards.
Richmond Park (71 miles)
One of England's Royal Parks, iconically landscaped, boasting several playgrounds and over 700 wild deer within the grounds.
Wilderness Wood (71 miles)
A family-run award-winning 62-acre woodland in the beautiful Sussex Weald, they run family events and activities throughout the year. Get out there and enjoy a taste of rural sustainability in action!
Kew Gardens (RBG) (71 miles)
Richmond Upon Thames
Kew Gardens (RBG)
is a world-renowned visitor attraction with over 300 acres of landscaped gardens, and plenty of family activities including the new Rhizotron and Xstrata Treetop Walkway where you can climb high into the treetops. Treehouse Towers is Kew's brand new tree-themed outdoor play area for 3 to 11s.
Hatfield House and Park (73 miles)
Hatfield House and Park
A traditional breeds farm. Stroll through the paddocks and feed the animals. There is also an adventure playground complete with its own model of Hatfield House. Then visit Stable Yard, do some shopping and visit the restaurant. Or take a walk around Hatfield Park and visit Hatfield House.
Knettishall Heath Country Park (74 miles)
Bushy Park (74 miles)
The second largest of the Royal Parks, home to iconic landscaping, free roaming deer, a great children's adventure playground including sandpit and seasonal events.
Brent Lodge Park (74 miles)
Brent Lodge Park
With an adventure playground, the Millennium Maze, and the always popular animal centre this is a lovely afternoon waiting to happen!
Peter Pans Playground (74 miles)
Peter Pans Playground
Small but excellently equipped, this is a fully-enlcosed adventure playground with slides, water spouts, and climbing apparatus suitable for small children. One of the stops on the Volks Electric Railway.
Preston Park (74 miles)
The largest urban park in the city with a great children's adventure playground, four football pitches and two cricket fields, bowling greens, tennis courts, velodrome and more.
Wandlebury Country Park (75 miles)
Wandlebury Country Park
A natural adventure playground: explore the Iron Age Ring ditch and 100 acres of woodland and meadows. Space to picnic, play games, walk on gentle chalk hills and enjoy the wildlife and our highland cattle. Lots of special events through the year for all the family. One of many family places to visit if you're looking for fun things to do in Cambridge with kids.
Aldenham Country Park (75 miles)
Aldenham Country Park
Amazing adventure playground for young people with special educational needs and disabilities. Plus rare breeds farm, woodland walks, sailing, fishing, meadows, reservoir, annual craft fairs and events, refreshments kiosk, picnic area.
Polesden Lacey (75 miles)
Discover nature and history surrounded by breathtaking views of the Surrey Hills with family activities and play area, kids' trail and quiz plus family activity packs and Tracker packs.
Dickens World (36 miles)
is a 90 minute journey of discovery. Your personal guide will walk and talk you through the amazing life and story of Charles Dickens as well as the tales of Victorian England. It is a chance to meet all of the nice and nasty characters that Charles Dickens loved and wrote about in his novels and short stories.
Rare Species Conservation Centre (7 miles)
Wingham Wildlife Park (7 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!
Wildwood (10 miles)
Get nose to nose with British wildlife here at Wildwood, home to those animals which used to roam our countryside like wolves, wild boar, beaver, lynx and wild horses, as well as those found in the woods today, such as badgers, deer, otters and foxes. Now home to a particularly rare specimen, a beautiful wild albino squirrel!
Howletts Wild Animal Park (11 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.
Port Lympne Wild Animal Park (25 miles)
Port Lympne Wild Animal Park
A safari adventure set in 100 acres where animals roam free together as if on the plains of Africa: plus the world’s largest gorilla enclosure and big creepy crawlies in the Discovery Zone.
Farming World (18 miles)
We are a family run open farm. Attractions include; heavy horses, friendly farm animals, tractor and trailer rides, indoor play area, outdoor adventure play areas, Hawklands Birds of Prey Centre, birds of prey flying demonstrations (most days), mini golf course and hot and cold refreshments.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Play Parks and Great Outdoors near Isle Of Thanet 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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