Beccles Outdoor Swimming Pool (8 miles)
Beccles Outdoor Swimming Pool
is a traditional, outdoor heated swimming pool situated by the river Waveney. There is a large swimming pool with a serious deep end plus an adjacent toddler pool and baby pool, are grass area ideal for sunbathing. The pool is open from late May to early September and now features canoes!
Marina Leisure Centre (9 miles)
Marina Leisure Centre
Facilities include a large swimming pool with wave machine, water chute and indoor beach. MCs diner is open all year serving all sorts of food. Mikki's Madhouse indoor play area is open weekends through the winter and everyday in the summer. The Piazza has monthly Wrestling events and a Summer Pantomime...
Victory Swim and Fitness Centre (29 miles)
Victory Swim and Fitness Centre
A 25m pool with 6 lanes and a varying depth of 1.0 to 1.8m offering family splash session with zoodles, floats, toys and balls, plus lessons and some great pool party options!
Deben Swimming Pool (32 miles)
Deben Swimming Pool
Offers a 25 metre swimming pool with various sessions, including a Family Fun Session every Saturday 11am to 12 noon, with a large inflatable and rafts in the water, which is Fun for all the Family! We also offer fresh fruit to promote a healthy lifestyle!
Crown Pools (38 miles)
The leisure pool is the ideal facility for the family and children with a beach area, wave machine and water fountains, which are all set amongst tropical planting. Open for casual use throughout the facilities operational hours you are guaranteed a relaxing fun time.
Splash Sheringham (40 miles)
Tropical Leisure pool featuring 150 ft giant waterside and a cool wave machine! Children's paddling area and beach entry shallows plus indoor play for under 5s, gym and poolside cafe. Nice!
Waterworld and Breckland Leisure Centre (42 miles)
Colchester Leisure World (53 miles)
Colchester Leisure World
16 family fun features including two thrilling flumes, river rapids, crazy river, waves, geysers, still more slides and family spa pools! Also has standard swimming facilities.
Brightlingsea Open Air Pool (55 miles)
Brightlingsea Open Air Pool
Offering 2 pools, one a 15m paddling pool, and the second a 50m main pool. The season runs from the end of May through to the beginning of September.
Pleasurewood Hills Family Theme Park (3 miles)
Pleasurewood Hills Family Theme Park
Set within 50 acres of enclosed coastal parkland and just 10mins from the popular seaside town of Great Yarmouth, Pleasurewood Hills Theme Park has been refurbished making it an even more vibrant place for a day out for all the family. With great discounts of over 25% when you book online.
Africa Alive (4 miles)
Take your family on a walking safari at one of the UK's largest and most exciting wildlife attractions. Explore the sights and sounds of Africa and discover, giraffes, rhinos, cheetahs, hyaenas and hundreds more African animals and birds. See The Plains of Africa an awe-inspiring recreation of the...
Oasis Camel Centre (17 miles)
Oasis Camel Centre
A great family day out with all the friendly animals: camels, alpacas, llamas, donkeys, goats, pigs, rabbits, guinea pigs and even ferrets!Indoor and outdoor play areas,crazy golf, mini maze and land train ride (weather permitting) all included in admission price
Havergate Island (30 miles)
A haven for large numbers of ducks and wading birds, also a great place to see brown hares at close range. Access is by boat only and pre-booking is essential.
Suffolk Owl Sanctuary (32 miles)
Suffolk Owl Sanctuary
Meet some owls, meerkats and enjoy other wildlife. Over 80 raptors to see, some flying in display. Woodland walk with bird hide, Raptor hospital and Sensory Garden. Experience days and parties available.
Easton Farm Park (27 miles)
Easton Farm Park
There is always lots to do on the Farm. There are daily pony rides, hug-a-bunny, meeting Star, one of the big Suffolk Punch cart horses, barrel bug and train rides, meet the animals and 2 heated indoor playbarns. A great idea for family days out in Suffolk.
The Suffolk Punch Trust (31 miles)
The Suffolk Punch Trust
is a 200 acre farm with an array of sights and activities for kids of all ages so families can make a real day out of visiting the Trust. Includes pets paddock, activity room, stamp trail, farm animals and plenty to keep kids happy!
Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm (37 miles)
Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm
Working farm breeding endangered farm animals. Cattle, sheep, goats, poultry, alpacas and pigs. Children given free bag of animal food. Main area is wheelchair and pushchair friendly. Walks round paddocks, beside river and lake. Picnic areas. Disabled toilet.
Bentwaters Cold War Museum (27 miles)
Bentwaters Cold War Museum
An interesting and informative look at the role of the base since World War II until the early 1990s. Great exhibitions in an unusual building including the restored War Operations room and Battle Cabin.
Museum of East Anglian Life (38 miles)
Museum of East Anglian Life
Discover the history and natural world of East Anglia on this beautiful 75 acre site, get steamed up with the powerful engines, meet the friendly animals including Suffolk Punch Horses and rare breads of cattle and sheep, plus 15 splendidly restored historic buildings and lots more to do.
Ipswich Transport Museum (38 miles)
Ipswich Transport Museum
A small and friendly museum with a great collection of vehicles to explore inside and out. There are over 90 different including a fire engine and police car, buses, bikes and prams plus lorries, lawnmowers and a hearse!
Adventure Island Playpark (2 miles)
Adventure Island Playpark
Large Pirate Ship indoor adventure soft play park on multi-levels. Walk the plank to the secret island and race the zip glides!
Play2Day Indoor Play Centre (35 miles)
Snakes and Ladders Ipswich (38 miles)
Snakes and Ladders Ipswich
Snakes and Ladders is a huge indoor playground filled to the brim with climbing frames, ball ponds, cargo nets and slides. Plus there's our Mini Play Street and toddlers separate safe play area. Kids can really let off steam while parents relax on comfortable leather sofas in our cafe.
Wacky Warehouse Punch and Judy (39 miles)
Wacky Warehouse Punch and Judy
Historic pub with indoor play facilities plus patio. All the usual fun features spread over several level with a dedicated toddler zone too.
Funtasia (39 miles)
Soft play facility for children up to 130cm tall including classic friendly features like ball pit, slide, tunnels and more. Great for under 6s!
Southwold Pier (10 miles)
is an Iconic British Pier on the coast of Suffolk with a collection of Amusement Arcades, the ‘Under The Pier Show’, Boardwalk Restaurant, two Cafes and three Gift Shops for kids and adults alike.
Framlingham Castle (24 miles)
12th century fortress with exciting audio tour, interactive exhibits, themed trails, castle wall walk, and spectacular views.
Saxtead Green Post Mill (25 miles)
Saxtead Green Post Mill
Makes an interesting educational addition to your day out in Suffolk and is easily combined with a visit to Framlingham Castle.
Orford Castle (28 miles)
The castle is remarkably intact allowing visitors to explore from the basement, through the lower and upper halls to the roof where there are magnificent views seaward to Orford Ness. Around the rooms is a maze of passages leading to the chapel, kitchen and other chambers in the turrets.
Sutton Hoo (31 miles)
Home to one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time. Walk around the ancient burial mounds and discover the incredible story of the ship burial of an Anglo-Saxon king and his treasured possessions.
The Science Project Discover Centre (38 miles)
The Science Project Discover Centre
Hands-on science fun for all the family. Build a body, operate the Crazy Crane and solve the mystery of the Treasure Chest and so much more. Discover over 30 fascinating interactive exhibits illustrating simple scientific principles. Under the same roof as the Indoor Adventure Playground and included in one...
Suffolk Ski Centre (40 miles)
Suffolk Ski Centre
Special sessions provided for absolute beginners over 4, general access to slopes is at age 7. Activities include kindergarten ski play, race training, ski toboggan and snowboard parties, and Ringos!
Area 25 Skatepark (35 miles)
Area 25 Skatepark
An indoor skate park with facilities for skateboards, BMS, scooter and inline skates. Mini ramp for youngsters and novices. An innovative place to improve your skills, whatever your ability, with a good atmosphere.
Richardsons Family Entertainment Centre (< 1 mile)
Richardsons Family Entertainment Centre
The Centre includes Richardson's Family Bowl which offers 14 lanes of glow bowling. There is also the nautical themed Galley Diner and Restaurant and the Cityscape Bar with Sky TV. For children there is an indoor play area, Ritchie's Adventure Island, and various amusements with tickets to win...
Kingpin Bowling Centre (35 miles)
Kingpin Bowling Centre
Classic family friendly tenpin bowling, plus cosmic bowling area with disco lighting. Gutter guards, light balls and ramps help give the kids a chance.
Namco Funscape Ipswich (39 miles)
Namco Funscape Ipswich
Kids love bowling, especially Glow Bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards to even the odds! With an arcade, pool tables, a ping pong table and birthday parties too.
Ellough Park Raceway (7 miles)
Ellough Park Raceway
A purpose built 1065mtr outdoor flood-lit kart circuit that welcomes drivers over 8 years old.
Beacon Rally Karts (34 miles)
Beacon Rally Karts
Outdoor off road karting centre for all children aged 5 and over. We have three separate tracks and 4 sets of karts, for complete safety we never mix our karts, Your child will only race children of a similar age. No need for large numbers, minimum booking 1 driver.
Anglia Indoor Kart Racing (39 miles)
The Southwold Mystery Treasure Trail (10 miles)
The Southwold Mystery Treasure Trail
Get out with the kids today on this self guided, mystery themed Treasure Trail. Ideal for all the family, hunt out the answers to the clues as you walk around Southwold to eliminate the suspects to discover whodunit!
East Anglia Transport Museum (3 miles)
East Anglia Transport Museum
A living museum with a wide range of transport to discover. Take a ride on the Woodland Tramway or Trolleybus service, walk along their recreated period street, and study the vintage vehicles in restoration.
Coastal Voyager (11 miles)
Undoubtably our most popular trip by far is the high speed trip out to sea off Southwold. The boat is put through its formidable paces in a 30 min tour of Solebay.
Mid-Suffolk Light Railway (31 miles)
Mid-Suffolk Light Railway
This is the only railway museum in Suffolk, where the former Mid Suffolk Light Railway is recreated. Many original station buildings and steam locomotives on display along with lots of photographs and memorabilia in the museum.
Dunwich Heath Coastal Centre and Beach (16 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.
Knettishall Heath Country Park (37 miles)
Knettishall Heath Country Park
Lovely for nature hikes and picnics, with plenty of local flora and fauna to spot, from lizards and butterflies to fallow deer and wild ponies. Very peaceful. Unless you take the kids!
Christchurch Park (38 miles)
Plenty of space for traditional play and picnicking, tennis, adventure playground, 400 year old trees and many events and activities held all year round by The Wildlife and Education Rangers.
Holywells Park (38 miles)
A beautiful park with 67 acres of rolling grounds, ponds and woodland. There is a large well maintained play area for juniors and a summer paddling pool.
Chantry Park (39 miles)
Spacious parkland and great adventure play areas with rope and trampoline climbing structure and zip wire, plus nice new swings, slides and roundabouts too!
The Pier Beach at Southwold (11 miles)
The Pier Beach at Southwold
One of two of Southwold's good beaches, with good swimming if you're careful and lifeguard cover. Sand and shingle surface. Regular Blue Flag awarded. Good arcade.
The Denes Beach at Southwold (11 miles)
The Denes Beach at Southwold
Sand and shingle beach good for swimming, canoeing and body boarding, with summer lifeguard cover. Another differently styled beach nearby.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Water Parks near Lowestoft 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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