The Jurassic Fun Centre (9 miles)
The Jurassic Fun Centre
Fun pools with slides and features: play on the islands and water features and try to dodge the aqua jets; it's wet and wild excitement for everyone! Plus classic tenpin bowling elsewhere on site - not open to the public from 20th July until 1st September 2013
Topsham Pool (23 miles)
Modern heated outdoor swimming facility, with giant inflatable and fun sessions. The pool water is 100% chlorine free and heated to 28 degrees or more.
Wiveliscombe Open Air Pool (27 miles)
Wiveliscombe Open Air Pool
27m heated outdoor pool with fun sessions and water walking (pre booking essential), where you cross the pool inside a giant ball! Toddler Swim and Primary Splash sessions for kids. Open between May and September.
Teignmouth Lido (28 miles)
Heated and welcoming outdoor pool with some kids' fun sessions offered. Usual season May through September.
Wells Leisure Centre (28 miles)
Wells Leisure Centre
Swimming pool plus kids' leisure pool with interactive water play features, swimming lessons and sports too!
Greenbank Heated Outdoor Pool (29 miles)
Greenbank Heated Outdoor Pool
Main pool, children's pool and separate Splash Area with interactive fountains and water jets. Great idea if you're looking for great family days out in Somerset!
Chudleigh Lido (31 miles)
Heated Lido with lifeguards, all weather shelter, BBQ, heated pool and reasonable rates.
Kingsteignton Swimming Pool (32 miles)
Kingsteignton Swimming Pool
Heated outdoor pools, main and toddler. Plus fully equipped to cater for disabled swimmers, changing and shower facilities plus hoist and special steps for entry into pool.
Waves Leisure Pool (32 miles)
Waves Leisure Pool
No matter what the weather it's great fun for all the family! With its unique sloping floor, flume and wave machine you are guaranteed an enjoyable time. The pool is available for private hire, plus lessons and parent and toddler sessions. Plus Water-Play Activity Centre and Toddler slide!
Bovey Tracey Swimming Pool (34 miles)
Bovey Tracey Swimming Pool
Heated outdoor pool with toddler pool, plus solar powered showers, parkland and refreshment amenities. Fully qualified lifeguards staff the pool at all times. Lessons available outside normal pool hours. Open between April and September.
Blandford Leisure Centre (35 miles)
Blandford Leisure Centre
Water cannons, bubble bath, and the waterslide are just some of the exciting water features in the leisure during Water Wonderland Sessions.
Splashdown Quaywest Waterpark (35 miles)
Splashdown Quaywest Waterpark
Choose from 8 different flumes from the gentle Surf Lagoon to the exhilarating Screamer or the wild Kamikaze. For the younger ones, there's the Submarine Splash and Tiddler's Fun Pool where they can paddle in safety.
Shepton Mallet Outdoor Pool (36 miles)
Shepton Mallet Outdoor Pool
Environmentally heated lido with separate children's pool, splash area with water fountains, children’s play area, and grassy and decking areas with picnic benches. Changing facilities and lockers. Open between May and September.
Dartmouth Heated Outdoor Swimming Pool (39 miles)
Ashburton Swimming Pool (39 miles)
Ashburton Swimming Pool
Heated outdoor pool, some fun sessions. Usually opens daily late May through Early September.
Chagford Swimming Pool (40 miles)
Buckfastleigh Swimming Pool (41 miles)
Buckfastleigh Swimming Pool
Heated outdoor swim facility in picturesque Victoria Park offering a variety of session types including Fun Inflatable! (open June to September)
The Dolphin Swimming Pool (42 miles)
The Dolphin Swimming Pool
Offers standard and teaching swimming facilities plus diving pool with 1m and 3m springboards and a 5m platform.
Splashdown (43 miles)
With 12 fantastic flumes it's fun for all the family: the truly terrifying Screamer for Dad, short sharp Baron's Revenge for the boys, Colorado Coaster with its bends for the girls and the mighty Mississippi Drifter river ride for Mum. It's non-stop!
Water Adventure Play Park (43 miles)
Littledown Centre (48 miles)
Swimming pools for the whole family, Yellow Peril and Green Scream waterslides, scrummy food served in the Cafe and a free outdoor playground with paddling pool set in acres of green parkland, the Littledown Centre is guaranteed to keep everyone entertained.
Penarth Leisure Centre (51 miles)
Trowbridge Sports Centre (51 miles)
Cardiff International Pool (51 miles)
Bath Sports and Leisure Centre (52 miles)
Bath Sports and Leisure Centre
25m main pool and free form leisure pool with iant water slide, flume, features and spa pool plus Zany Zone indoor playground with three floors of fun including log ramps, ball pits, cargo nets, tunnels and slides.
Easton Leisure Centre (53 miles)
Easton Leisure Centre
Leisure Centre with a 25-metre pool, learner pool, and the only fun flume in Bristol!
Portishead Open Air Pool (53 miles)
Portishead Open Air Pool
A 33m heated outdoor pool situated at the Lakegrounds in Portishead, with stunning views of the Bristol Channel from the sun terraces.
North Devon Leisure Centre (55 miles)
North Devon Leisure Centre
Standard swimming facilities with the bonus of 1m and 3m springboards! Creche and small indoor soft play area also on site.
Five Rivers Leisure Centre (55 miles)
Five Rivers Leisure Centre
The beach pool boats a large flume style water slide and other water play features ideal for children. Plus 25m, 8 lane pool for proper swimming, plus teaching pool.
Meadowlands (55 miles)
features a family leisure pool with fabulous flume slide and interactive water fun features for children, plus length pool for serious swimming, exercise and development.
Llanishen Leisure Centre (56 miles)
Llanishen Leisure Centre
A fun family oriented leisure pool with a tropical lagoon style which features a pretty nifty flume slide and a cool wave machine: terrific fun and exercise for of all ages! Plus room to actually swim, too!
Tinside Lido (59 miles)
Open May to September the pool includes fountains, inflatable fun sessions, views across Plymouth Sound, a sunbathing terrace, lounger, deckchair and wetsuit hire and good disabled access.
Newport Centre (59 miles)
features a tropically themed leisure pool with a cool spiralling flume slide and a decent wave machine. The shallow beach area is great for kids with it's own mini slides and a safe play to enjoy the waves from. Fun for everyone!
Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium (< 1 mile)
Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium
Come face to face with local fish and marine life of the Jurassic coast. Kids can interact with the sea creatures including the unique experience of hand feeding our shoal of tame mullet, holding a starfish and getting up close with a giant lobster.
Abbotsbury Swannery (15 miles)
This is the only place in the world where you are able to walk through the heart of a colony of nesting Mute Swans! The kids should take cameras and sketchbooks plus binoculars for elusive cygnets.
Sea Life Adventure Park and Tower (22 miles)
Sea Life Adventure Park and Tower
Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park is an indoor and outdoor attraction, with an indoor ocean tunnel and other amazing sea life displays. There are rides, a Splash Zone and an interactive rock pool. We also have animal feeding sessions and a water park play area.
Badger Watch Dorset (23 miles)
Badger Watch Dorset
An evening in the country the kids will never forget: their high quality hides have recorded a 100% sightings record over the last three years, so you are virtually guaranteed to see some of these wonderful creatures foraging for food under the floodlights.
Kingston Maurward Gardens & Animal Park (23 miles)
Kingston Maurward Gardens & Animal Park
Modest domestic animal park and pleasant gardens to keep your little ones busy while your big ones use the college Adventure Days to try archery, orienteering, high and low ropes courses, canoeing and kayaking!
Isle of Purbeck Aquarium (31 miles)
Isle of Purbeck Aquarium
Essentially a sales aquarium but is still worth a visit with younger children who will particularly enjoy the seahorse display tanks. Serious supervision required.
Monkey World (31 miles)
is a 65 acre woodland park which is home to over 230 rescued and endangered apes and monkeys.
Abbotsbury Childrens Farm (15 miles)
Abbotsbury Childrens Farm
A family friendly farm with an undercover play area and plenty of friendly animals to meet, feed and cuddle, including guinea pigs, lambs, goats and more! Tractor races and Pony rides to enjoy plus a new water play area! And they do Birthday parties too.
Farmer Palmers (37 miles)
Hands-on animal events, outdoor play, indoor soft play areas plus toddler and baby facilities. Serving home cooked food in large restaurant, your children will have a fun day whatever the weather!
Lyme Regis Museum (< 1 mile)
Lyme Regis Museum
is a family oriented museum on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast offering frequent fossil hunting walks, family fun days, quizzes, dressing up and lots more for all ages. Come and see the Lyme Bay Ichthyosaur, learn about Mary Anning’ s fossil hunting prowess and William Buckland’s dinosaur pooh table.
The Keep Military Museum (21 miles)
The Keep Military Museum
Military Museum covering the history of the regiments of Devon and Dorset over three hundred years. A number of exhibits, including lots of medals and weapons. An excellent view from the top if you like heights
The Tutankhamun Exhibition (22 miles)
The Tutankhamun Exhibition
Meticulously recreated chambers and treasures (plus the genuine articles too) provide a thrilling historical experience akin to discovering the tomb yourselves!
Dinosaur Museum (22 miles)
Britain's only museum solely devoted to dinosaurs and their fascinating world.Actual fossils, skeletons, and life size dinosaur reconstructions combine with hands onand multimedia displays to excite, enthral, and entertain the visitor.
Dorset Teddy Bear Museum (22 miles)
Dorset Teddy Bear Museum
Visit Edward Bear and his family of people sized bears, in loveable Teddy Bear House! It's really just bears… but there are LOADS AND LOADS of them!
Portland Museum (26 miles)
Learn about the people, maritime history and Jurassic history of Portland plus enjoy the beautiful grounds at this reasonably priced museum
The Tank Museum (30 miles)
The Tank Museum
Houses the world's largest and finest collection of Armoured Fighting Vehicles from unique World War 1 tanks onwards. The Museum has a collection of almost 300 vehicles from over 26 countries.
Gold Hill Museum and Garden (37 miles)
Gold Hill Museum and Garden
Local life and history are portrayed here through artifacts, costume, photos, ceramics, tools, domestic items and the town’s first fire engine. Plus award winning garden.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Water Parks near Lyme Regis 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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