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.
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. Mikkis 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
Offers a great condition full size swimming pool with Fun Family Session for parents and children with floats, balls, zoodles and water toys.
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 waterslide. Children's paddling area. Sun terrace and poolside cafe.
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
Two 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 there really...
Pets Corner (2 miles)
For monkeys, meerkats and more, take the whole family down to Oulton Broad where you can feed and pet many of the animals from the terrific range on show. Plus bouncy castle!
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.
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. Including pets paddock, activity room, stamp trail, farm animals and much more.
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/pushchair friendly. Walks round paddocks, beside river and lake. Picnic areas. Disabled toilet. Baby changing. Cafe with home-made light lunches,...
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.
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!
Moo Play Farm (10 miles)
Moo Play Farm
Moo Play Farm - Play Barn has Softplay for toddlers and the BIG MOO playframe with SUPER SLIDES for children up to 12 years old. We also offer a PARTY ROOM for Discos and Karaoke. With underfloor heating throughout, you are guaranteed to stay warm whatever the weather
Play2Day Indoor Play Centre (34 miles)
Play2Day Indoor Play Centre
is the area's Children's Indoor Play Centre with plenty of play for the most energetic children, seating for supervisors plus a well stocked cafe. You can play, party, eat and relax. You can also combine your stay with an exciting game of Lazer-Tag!
Playworld - Ocean Adventure (38 miles)
Playworld - Ocean Adventure
There are ball ponds, slides, a large inflatable play area (May to September), an aerial glide, slides, a spooky room, scramble nets and a toddlers' area. Swimming facilities also on site. Play area currently closed for improvements, reopening March 29th.
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 caf;©. Plus new for...
Wacky Warehouse Punch and Judy (39 miles)
Wacky Warehouse Punch and Judy
The usual good quality WW structure attached to the Punch and Judy pub, great for wet days when you copuld do with an hour and the kids need a good runaround.
Funtasia (39 miles)
Soft play facility for children up to 130cm tall including classic friendly features like ball pit, slide, tunnels and more. Best for under 6s.
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!
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, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
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)
Aldeburgh Treasure Trail (22 miles)
Aldeburgh Treasure Trail
The ideal way for all ages to explore Aldeburgh and have some fun on the way. The smartly designed and packaged Mystery Trail includes all directions to take you around the best bits of Aldeburgh observing and solving clues on the way.
East Anglia Transport Museum (3 miles)
East Anglia Transport Museum
Take a ride on the Woodland Tramway or Trolleybus service, walk along their recreated period street and study the vintage vehicles in recuperation.
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)
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)
Play areas within a large and well maintained parkland, plenty for a full afternoon especially if you've got picnic weather!
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.
Southwold Maize Maze (10 miles)
Southwold Maize Maze
Great big maize maze in 8 acre field, plus picnic and play area. Open late July to early September
Stonham Barns (32 miles)
Fun facilities at the leisure and retail complex include Golf Course and Crazy Mini Golf, Owl Sanctuary and fishing lakes.
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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