Midlands Roller Arena Roller rink with open skate sessions, youth hockey league, disco nights, 80s themed nights and Ladies Only sessions. A wholesome family fun activity great for kids taking friends along too!
National Ice Centre There are a range of ice skating sessions on offer to suit all ages and abilities, from the loudest disco to quieter sessions for beginners and families, plus seals and penguins to hang on to!
Planet Ice Coventry Get the kids out ice skating for an afternoon: just for fun, learning a discipline or fast and fun exercise. Great idea if you're looking for fun family days out in the Midlands.
Ice Skating at Tamworth SnowDome Ice skating rink, ice track, real snow slopes, tobogganing, adrenalin and standard tubing and the amazing children's snow play zone. For over 3s.
Rollerworld of Derby The biggest maple floored rink in the UK with capacity for up to 499 - with Family Nights and Learn to Skate sessions. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for the best things to do in Derbyshire with kids.
Solihull Ice Rink Full sized indoor skate rink offering Family and Disco Sessions, Skating lessons, Parent and Toddler classes, plus Children’s birthday parties! Open daily throughout the year. So no excuses get your skates on for some fantastic family fun!
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Lammas Leisure Centre Family friendly ice skating rink with loads of other sporting opportunities besides within the leisure centre. Great fun for all ages and good for bonding while you watch mum and dad fall over.
Planet Ice Arena Peterborough Offering open skate, disco and parent and toddler session types to welcome families whatever they fancy! One of the most fun exercises you can do and great for a tribe size giggle.
CineBowl iSKATE Classic family friendly ice skating rink with open skate and family sessions plus lessons available in skating, ice hockey and actual dancing on ice. Yes really! Wait for it: 'Let it go, let it goooo...'
Silver Blades Ice Rink Skating is a great way for the generations to mingle in a fun and informal environment, developing skills and relaxing to music. Varying session types and lessons available.
Planet Ice Milton Keynes Fully refurbished and now part of a major brand, this is the new home of MK Lightning and your new favourite all weather day trip! Hit the open skate session or go along with other families, learn to stand still or learn to seriously show off, they'll help you achieve your frosty goals and so will the...
Skate Central of Sheffield Why not go and visit the rink that still maintains good old-fashioned family values? Varied sessions, extra sessions during school holidays.
Ice Sheffield National Ice Centre Offering recreational skating, learn to skate sessions, children's birthday parties, Penguin Kids' Club and ice disco sessions. Plus intensive tuition for rapid development!
Telford Ice Rink Whether you are a complete novice or a regular we are always happy to see you. What are you waiting for?...get your skates on. Our friendly staff and accessible Town Centre location makes for lots of fun, for you and the family, all year round.
Simply Skate Public and inline skating rinks, bouncy castle for parties, cafe and a great welcoming atmosphere! Plus school holiday activities, crash courses and under 18s' Club Nights!
Twinlakes Park Discover fun round every corner at Twinlakes, the beautiful park tucked under the wolds. Packed with acres of action, rides, indoor playcentres an outdoor waterpark and animals galore. Guaranteed great day out for the whole family whatever the weather.
Tropical Birdland Come and see hundreds of beautiful and exotic birds. Wander around their walk through aviary. There is a new adventure playground, also several way marked trails around the 6 acres of woodland, plus explore the koi pond and water gardens.
Gorse Hill City Farm Situated on a 20 acre site on the outskirts of Leicester City Centre we are a registered charity, a working farm and community project dedicated to the welfare of our animals and to providing a fun and educational experiences for all.
Stonehurst Family Farm and Museum A proper working family farm that is friendly and fun. Friendly animals to meet and feed, fresh eggs to collect and baby animals to hold. Tractor rides, pony rides, nature trail, 2 playgrounds and a motor museum to enjoy.
Paradise Found Educational Farm Park Over 1000 friendly animals waiting to be fed and petted, plus infant indoor play, reptile house, parties, a weekend train ride and more besides!
Oak Farm Park Friendly farm animals; indoor play including bouncy castle and trampolines; outdoor play including more trampolines, slide mountain, pedal karts and sandpit.
Manor Farm and Woodlands An animal sanctuary with ponies, donkeys, goats and over 40 owls. Numerous other animals to meet such as rabbits, guinea pigs, llamas, chickens, ducks, and geese. Indoor and outdoor play areas, and a Nature Trail to follow.
Jewry Wall Museum A fascinating free museum where you can discover one of Leicester’s most famous landmarks, plus see a number of artefacts, including a Roman helmet, mosaics, ancient stone tools and more. There is something to interest the whole family.
National Space Centre The award winning National Space Centre is home to the UK's largest 360 degree planetarium, the National Space Centre is a hands-on, interactive journey through six stunning galleries, Rocket Tower, and S.I.M ride that offers an experience that is out of this world.
Bruntingthorpe Aviation Museum Visit the home of a Cold War Jet collection that includes a Hunter, Victor, a Jaguar, plus a Nimrod MR2 and a Sea Harrier. 2 Open Days are held each year when you can see them in action!
Charnwood Museum There are lots of interactive exhibits: you can dig through the layers of history and find out why archaeologists like old rubbish, peep under rocks, in cracks and crevices to find the hidden creatures or zoom-in on a centipede's head with the video microscope.
Harborough Museum The newly refurbished Harborough Museum is home to the Hallaton Treasure, discovered in 2000 and one of the most important Iron Age finds in Britain.
Melton Carnegie Museum Free to visit museum covering the history of the local area, and the famous products that orginate here, such as Stilton chese, and pork pies from Melton Mowbray. Discover the history of these, and many other local trades.
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Ashby de la Zouch Museum Local history museum with special events for families and children. Open all the year round with interesting exhibitions, models and children's activity sheets. Specially designed hands-on activities available including a new audio feature to the cartoon timeline!
Leicester Leys Leisure Centre Facilities include a fun leisure pool with wave machine, two exciting flume rides, children's interactive activity pool plus a dedicated toddler and baby pool.
Harborough Leisure Centre Great standard swimming pool but the Tiger Pool comes complete with Octopus slide and interactive water features, waterfalls, squirty fish, water dams and tipping bucket, making it suitable for the whole family.
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Hood Park Outdoor Pool Outdoor heated pool with other goodies nearby.
Fun Valley is an Indoor Family Soft Play Centre for parents and kids 0 to 12 to play in a safe and secure venue. 3 big floors of soft play for kids to enjoy: giant 4 lane astro slides, tubes, ball pits, trampoline, traverse wall, sports area, go karts and more!
The Jungle Club 3 floor spread of crazy soft play welcoming 4 to 12s with dedicated under 3s area and daily face painting! Fun, exercise and giggles for all!
360 Play Explore our huge indoor play centre, navigate the adventure play frame, drive the dodgems and ride the carousel. Visit 360 Street with Twizzles Garage, boutique and Luigis Pizza Parlour. Let your child be artistic, messy and mucky without it mattering. All included in one price, stay all day, with free easy...
Wacky Warehouse at the Bees Knees Small multi level adventure play area with fun features attached to a family restaurant, also offers a toddler and baby area.
Wacky Warehouse at Two Steeples Indoor soft play area with toddler space as well as the main climbing play area with the usual selection of soft mayhem equipment.
Wacky Warehouse - Hobby Horse has a purpose built indoor play structure which leaves children to run themselves ragged for a couple of hours, leaving the adults free to collapse on the sofas.
Barneys Indoor Play Centre With a simple 2 level play structure offering 2000 sq ft of play space this is small but perfectly formed with enough to keep under 6s exercised and entertained.
Wild Kidz 2 large separate play areas with 0-12 years catered for. Refreshments and food available. Babies go free up to 1 year old.
Noahs Ark Animal themed indoor play centre with a decent size main frame and good toddler area. Bonus activities include biscuit decorating, crafts and baby sensory class.
Bumble Bees is a 2 storey indoor soft play centre for the under 7s based in Coalville. Bumble Bee’s is a real hive of activity with slides, ball pits and tunnels for kids to have fun and explore. We’ve a cafe bar, free parking and baby changing.
Mini Mischiefs offer a huge multi level adventure play area 5.5m high with loads of slides and other features, plus dedicated toddler and baby zones and equipment!
Mini Monsters Softplay Three story, bespoke play structure featuring all the classic from slides to balls to mazes and more, with secure separate area for under 2s.
King Richard III Discovery Centre Discover the fascinating and moving story of King Richard III through storytelling and modern technology. See where he was buried, and how his remains were discovered in 2012.
Heath Manor House Step back in time and experience how people really lived in Medieval, Tudor and Stuart times in this preserved manor house, which dates back to 1280. A lovely manor house surrounded by period gardens and woodland.
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Ashby de la Zouch Castle A Royalist stronghold during the Civil War, the castle finally fell to Parliament in 1646, and was then made unusable. An underground passage from the kitchen to the tower can still be explored today.
Rockingham Castle has magnificently furnished rooms and interesting audio visual displays, tours of the grounds and castle, and all surrounded by 12 acres of superb gardens waiting to be played in, not least while kids complete the Wentworth the Gallant grounds quiz!
Belvoir Castle Now the family home of the 11th Duke and Duchess of Rutland and their family - the castle'ÂÂÂÂs splendid interior contains many beautiful treasures from great works of art, to fine furniture and beautiful tapestries. Children can enjoy the delightful Regency Nursery and...
Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre - runs a Holiday Scheme which coincides with all the School Holidays, so when the children are off School you can count on us providing day care with a difference. Available for anyone aged between 5 (must be in year 1) and 16 years old.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Ice Skating Rinks and Rollerskating near Leicester 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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