Xscape Skislope Milton Keynes (27 miles)
Xscape Skislope Milton Keynes
Indoor real snow skislope in Milton Keynes. Lessons available plus the Wacky Races kiddie sledging tournaments, plus Snocamps for 7 to 15 years old. A great family days out in Buckinghamshire idea.
Skiplex Endless Indoor Ski Slope (30 miles)
Skiplex Endless Indoor Ski Slope
Is an ideal way to teach skiing and boarding to beginners, or challenge pros. Our revolving slopes mean you can do turn after turn, forgetting the hassle of lift queues, crowds and bad weather. Suitable for 5 year olds upwards, all equipment and instruction included in the cost
Bracknell Ski Slope and Ice Rink (35 miles)
Bracknell Ski Slope and Ice Rink
International standard ice rink and ski centre, welcoming families and also providing tube runs, toboggans and lessons of all sorts.
The Snow Centre (36 miles)
The Snow Centre
The perfect slope, the perfect snow, the perfect location; this is Britain's premier indoor Snowsports destination. Designed to deliver the alpine conditions every skier and snowboarder dreams of, you'll find a huge 160m main slope as well as the largest indoor lesson slope in the UK.
Gloucester Ski and Snowboard Centre (40 miles)
Gloucester Ski and Snowboard Centre
One of the best and longest outdoor artificial ski slopes in the UK. From skiing and snowboarding to tubing and snow fun park, there's something to do for everyone!
Alpine Snowsports Centre (45 miles)
Alpine Snowsports Centre
For absolute beginners upwards they have 3 fantastic slopes: the 'Donut Area', 'Learners Hill' and 'The Wall'! Try your hand at skiing, snowboarding or just cruising on an inflatable donut!
Gosling Sports, Ski and Board Park (46 miles)
Welwyn Garden City
Gosling Sports, Ski and Board Park
Dry ski and nursery slopes with beginner sessions available and many courses to improve. Adventure soft play inside the sports centre, and many sporting opportunities.
Christs College Ski Club (49 miles)
Christs College Ski Club
Winter sports activities for the over 5s, from skiing lessons and open sessions to donutting! Safe, professional and child friendly instructors are there to lend a hand.
Sandown Ski Centre (50 miles)
Sandown Ski Centre
Opportunities for kids to get started with a few lessons and progress to open ski sessions. Snowboarding available for older children.
Bassingbourn Snowsports Centre (56 miles)
Bassingbourn Snowsports Centre
CURRENTLY CLOSED Runs skiing lessons throughout the year. Junior Club caters for tots up to late teens at all levels of ability, with friendly, experienced instructors.
Tamworth Snowdome (59 miles)
A real indoor ski slope with 170m ski run. A great idea if you are looking for family days out in staffordshire
Crocodiles of the World (10 miles)
Crocodiles of the World
Crocodiles of the World is the UK's only crocodile zoo. We're home to more than 100 crocodiles, alligators and caimans from 14 different species of crocodilian. Crocodiles of the World is now open seven days a week from 10am to 5pm all year round including Bank Holidays; we are closed on Christmas...
Millets Farm Falconry (11 miles)
Millets Farm Falconry
Falconry Centre with several daily flying shows plus experiences available. Over 70 birds to see, plus a number of daily events including flying and feeding displays.
Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens (16 miles)
Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens
has over 260 animal species in over 160 acres of stunning gardens and parkland. Giraffe Walkway, Lemur Walk-through exhibit, Train, Adventure Playground, Picnic Areas, Children's Farmyard, Brass Rubbing, Tropical House, Reptile House, Bat House and Insect House.
Millets Farm Centre (11 miles)
Millets Farm Centre
A variety of interesting farm zoo animals which originate from across the world including camels, adventure playground, plus let the kids pick their own fruits and vegetables.
Fairytale Farm (13 miles)
is a farm park with a difference, featuring an enchanted walk, adventure playground and our collection of farm and exotic animals. Everything is designed with disabled children in mind, but Fairytale Farm can be enjoyed by everybody.
Waterfowl Sanctuary and Childrens Farm (14 miles)
Waterfowl Sanctuary and Childrens Farm
The sanctuary has a 'cuddle corner' where adults and children may handle baby rabbits, chicks, ducklings, kittens and new born mice and gerbils (when in season). A great place to take toddlers if you are looking for family days out in Oxfordshire.
Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary (15 miles)
Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary
A registered charity which cares for and protects abused and ill-treated donkeys and other animals whom you may visit and sometimes pet and feed.
Farmer Gows Activity Farm (19 miles)
Farmer Gows Activity Farm
Meet the Animals is held every day at 11 am and again at 2 pm, bottle and hand feeding of lambs and kids all year round, plus feeding the pigs and cattle, egg collecting, goat and ferret walking. A wonderful hands on experience and great fun.
The Oxfordshire Museum (4 miles)
The Oxfordshire Museum
A wide range of natural and social history exhibits, the more exciting of which include the interactive dinosaur gallery and gardens, and the special family drop in sessions.
Oxford Bus and Morris Motors Museums (4 miles)
Oxford Bus and Morris Motors Museums
All aboard! See how engines work; what buses are made of; go aboard some; see old tickets and uniforms once used. View the workshop and on special days ride on a vintage bus.
Morris Museum: see a 1970s police car; 1920s Bullnose Morris and a Mini in the original style.
The Pitt Rivers Museum (4 miles)
The Pitt Rivers Museum
is famous for it's period atmosphere and outstanding collections from many world cultures, past and present.
Oxford Univ Museum of Natural History (4 miles)
Oxford Univ Museum of Natural History
A classic series of collections housed in stunning architecture. Among its most famous features are the Oxfordshire dinosaurs, the dodo, and the swifts in the tower.
The Ashmolean (5 miles)
is packed full of archaeology and art works from all over the world. Families can discover mummies in ancient Egypt, find coins from ancient Greece, and travel through time to find modern paintings, statues and more.
Museum of the History of Science (5 miles)
Museum of the History of Science
A free to view unrivalled collection of early scientific instruments and exciting modern exhibitions in the worldâs oldest surviving purpose-built museum building. One of many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Oxford
The Story Museum (5 miles)
The Story Museum
A gallery of rogues and rascals, wizards, witches and wild things unfolds throughout the atmospheric spaces of The Story Museum in our immersive exhibition '26 Characters'.
Modern Art Oxford (5 miles)
Modern Art Oxford
Introduces children of all ages to the Gallery for free through a range of fun and creative activities. Dedicated Family Guides encourages a creative pathway around the exhibition and suggests activities to try out at home plus loads more family days out activities.
Museum of Oxford (5 miles)
Museum of Oxford
is a free museum about the history of Oxford and its people. Families can explore the interactive galleries and come along to monthly family craft workshops in the learning centre to handle real objects.
Pendon Indoor Model Village and Railways (13 miles)
Pendon Indoor Model Village and Railways
Highly realistic models recall the landscape of the period and trains provide a fascinating record of the railways of the time and how they operated. Enjoy an informative and interactive 90 minute tour covering three indoor galleries.
Banbury Museum (17 miles)
A family friendly museum with a busy programme of events and activities for all ages. A number of Prize trails to follow, an ArtCart to use plus activity backpacks for the little ones. Free to visit.
River and Rowing Museum (26 miles)
River and Rowing Museum
There are always family activities at the River and Rowing Museum, with lots of extra school holiday events. Many exhibitions, designed for all the family, including the stunning Wind in the Willows. Gallery trails and drawing activities are always available.
Woodstock Open Air Heated Pool (3 miles)
Woodstock Open Air Heated Pool
25 meter pool (heated to 29 degrees) with separate toddlers' paddling pool plus diving board and changing with showers.
Hinksey Outdoor Pool (6 miles)
Hinksey Outdoor Pool
A much-loved local landmark, this heated outdoor pool has been providing family summer fun and great memories in Summer since 1934.
Large outdoor pool with fun areas for the kids. Sun-beds, play areas and refreshments make this the ideal summer destination.
Bicester Leisure Centre (8 miles)
Bicester Leisure Centre
offers a 25m, 6 Lane Pool for serious swimming, plus a 15m Play 'n' Teach leisure pool which amongst other things features enchanting artwork, interactive squirter jets and a giant tap.
Abbey Meadow Open Air Swimming Pool (10 miles)
Abbey Meadow Open Air Swimming Pool
Seasonal pool offering an interactive water feature in the main swim area plus learner pool for kids, plus changing with showers. Tennis, mini golf and playground nearby.
The Lido (14 miles)
Set in safe, secure and well maintained grounds overlooking the countryside this environmentally friendly 25m pool of crystal clear water has a water slide at the deep end.
Didcot Wave Leisure Pool (15 miles)
Didcot Wave Leisure Pool
Swimming pool featuring a wave machine, giant flume ride, parent and toddler sessions and lane swimming.
Riverside Pool (17 miles)
23m heated outdoor swimming pool with paddling pool. Campsite adjacent.
Woodgreen Leisure Pool (17 miles)
Woodgreen Leisure Pool
50m outdoor swimming pool with flume and outdoor aquasplash area with fun interactive water play.
Crazy Colosseum Indoor Playcentre (< 1 mile)
Crazy Colosseum Indoor Playcentre
Their indoor play arena is a soft arena with 3 floors filled with all the latest play equipment, including Ball Pool, Huge Slide, Climbing Bridges to guarantee a fun and crazy time for 0 to 8 year olds.
Partyman World Oxford (8 miles)
Partyman World Oxford
is an indoor play centre which provides lots of fun and play for everyone on the huge themed play structures, Go Karts, make a bear, fantastic slides and much more! There is also a specially designed toddler area for little guests who are under 3 years!
Snakes and Ladders (10 miles)
Snakes and Ladders
Bursting with indoor and outdoor adventure play, Snakes and Ladders is jam packed with fun! There's plenty for all ages including the massive 3 tier playframe with slides, tunnels, balls ponds and rope climbs, the huge dedicated zone for under 5s, water play, home corner, construction zone & more. And...
Darcy Bear (14 miles)
Multi level adventure play zone with loads of features with separate age zones for under 5s and under 12s. They also offer a variety of themed parties for kids, including Laser Storm which can also be done Pay and Play.
WhizzKidz (15 miles)
The indoor play area consists of a giant play frame, toddler play frame,sports arena, bouncy castle and much more. Outside there is another play frame and a sandpit, with further outdoor attractions too.
The Tree House Play Centre (15 miles)
The Tree House Play Centre
offers a soft play frame that is designed for children upto 1.48m tall and we also have a specific toddler area for under 3s.
Rugrats and Half Pints Indoor Play (18 miles)
Rugrats and Half Pints Indoor Play
is a new concept in indoor sensory & soft play activities for children aged between 0-10 years (inclusive).
Dedicated sensory area for babies. Soft play structure, trampolines, dressing up costumes, playhouse and various classes for the older children. Stylish and relaxing cafe for the grown ups.
Blenheim Palace (4 miles)
Steeped in inspirational history and surrounded by beautiful parkland and award-winning Formal Gardens, Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire offers the perfect day out. This year there are stunning new visitor facilities to enjoy, as well as a host of superb special events in store.
The Bodleian Library (4 miles)
The Bodleian Library
Interactive and stimulating tours of the historic university where much of Harry Potter was filmed! Like stepping into their favourite films. Most tours are for 10+ but Family Tours in holidays welcome 5+.
Oxford Castle Unlocked (5 miles)
Oxford Castle Unlocked
An ancient site of incarceration offering a highly atmospheric history lesson spanning ten centuries, with hands on displays and real life prisoner stories. Quirky costumed tour guides are available every 20 minutes.
Bates Collection of Musical Instruments (5 miles)
Bates Collection of Musical Instruments
One of the most magnificent collections of musical instruments in the world. Has over 2000 instruments from the Western orchestral music traditions from the renaissance, through the baroque, classical, romantic and up to modern times.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Dry Ski Slopes and Indoor Skiing near Kidlington 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 Oxfordshire can enjoy the great day out as well.
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