Maidenhead Heritage Centre (< 1 mile)
Maidenhead Heritage Centre
Explore the amazingly varied history of Maidenhead at this Heritage Centre with lots of hands-on activities for families.
Eton College Natural History Museum (5 miles)
Eton College Natural History Museum
Berkshire’s only museum dedicated to Natural History with over 70 interesting displays to enjoy. A selection of trails to follow plus a hands on exhibit to get to grips with. Free to visit.
Museums of Eton Life and Natural History (5 miles)
Wycombe Museum (7 miles)
Here you can enjoy hands-on activities, exhibitions and special events in a lively and friendly atmosphere. As members of the Thames Valley Museums Family Friendly campaign Wycombe Museum is committed to giving you a warm welcome whenever you visit. General entry to the Museum is FREE.
River and Rowing Museum (8 miles)
Henley On Thames
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.
The Look Out Discovery Centre (10 miles)
The Look Out Discovery Centre
Has over 90 hands-on science and nature activities, fun for everyone! Leave your shadow on the wall, make a mini animation, dam up "The Stream" and much more! Plus, a fantastic adventure play area, coffee and gift shops and 1000 hectares of Crown Estate woodland.
Amersham Museum (11 miles)
Come to our original Tudor building to find out about the history of Amersham through interactive displays, trails and special events. Enjoy our relaxing Herb Garden or join one of our Guided Walks around the town.
The Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology (11 miles)
The Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology
The museum's 2000 objects include an exciting collection of Egyptian antiquities, including a funeral boat and a mummified cat's head! They also have exciting family events running during school holidays.
Museum of English Rural Life (12 miles)
Museum of English Rural Life
The Museum of English Rural Life houses the most comprehensive national collection of objects, books and archives relating to the history of food, farming and the countryside
Reading Museum (12 miles)
Reading Museum Service offers learning experiences that are fun and suitable for all the family. From the serious student to the youngest child, all levels are catered for. We offer opportunities for both formal and informal learning including the chance to handle real objects.
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre (12 miles)
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre
- Intrepid story-makers enter through the chocolate doors into this great little award-winning and family-friendly Museum. We have two fun and fact-packed biographical galleries and a fantabulous interactive Story Centre.
REME Museum of Technology (12 miles)
REME Museum of Technology
Home of the Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers with lots of army related exhibitions and activities inside and out.
The Lightbox (16 miles)
Whether you're passionate about the arts and history, want activities and fun, or would just like somewhere quiet to relax and think, you'll find it all at The Lightbox, Woking's gallery and museum. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in...
Brooklands Museum (16 miles)
Motoring and aviation museum containing over 30 aircraft, restored motoring village, refurbished 1907 Club House, steepest section of the original banked racing circuit which has picnic areas and a regular calander of events. It also features the only Concorde in the South East.
London Bus Museum (16 miles)
London Bus Museum
The largest collection of working and historic London buses in the world. Follow the history of travel through a timeline of contemporary London street scenes. Free entry for kids under 5.
Farnborough Air Sciences Trust (17 miles)
Farnborough Air Sciences Trust
Museum dedicated to aviation heritage and the areas significant contribution to air science and research with interactive exhibitions and a kids corner.
Racing and River Boat Museum (17 miles)
Racing and River Boat Museum
A chance to see racing dinghies and river craft from around the world. There is a Treasure Hunt for the kids, plus the chance to tie some nautical knots and see boats being restored.
London Museum of Water and Steam (18 miles)
London Museum of Water and Steam
Offering tours of the steam pumping engines, rides on London's only narrow gauge railway, education in the Waterworks interactive gallery, and the Splashzone hands on water engineering play lab!
The Musical Museum (19 miles)
The Musical Museum
From the tiny clockwork Musical Box to the self playing ‘Mighty Wurlitzer’, the collection embraces an impressive and fascinating array that will enchant most children.
Natural History Museum at Tring (19 miles)
Natural History Museum at Tring
Visit the galleries and come face to face with a full-sized gorilla, a huge anaconda or an extinct giant moa, just a few of the 4,000 animals on display!
Tring Local History Museum (19 miles)
Tring Local History Museum
A lovely little museum that covers the local history of the small market town of Tring from its earliest days to the recent past. Dress up in Victorian costume and learn how to plait straw.
Buckinghamshire County Museum (21 miles)
Buckinghamshire County Museum
The museum showcases the County's rich heritage alongside a changing programme of exhibitions in the Buckinghamshire Art Gallery and they also have the Roald Dahl Children's Gallery (please note this operates on limited times).
Roald Dahl Children's Gallery (21 miles)
Roald Dahl Children's Gallery
In the Roald Dahl children's gallery you can boggle your eyes and baffle your brain and let your imagination run wild!
Royal Air Force Museum London (21 miles)
Royal Air Force Museum London
This world-class collection of over 100 aircraft and aviation memorabilia offers a fun, educational day out for all the family. Why not make 2013, the 70th anniversary of the Dambusters campaign to visit the Museum? Fuel their imaginations and let them navigate their way through the history of aviation from...
Verulamium Museum (22 miles)
recreated Roman rooms - hands-on Discovery Areas - video presentations - touch screen databases - some of the finest Roman mosaics and wall plasters outside the Mediterranean
Pendon Indoor Model Village and Railways (23 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.
Museum of St Albans (23 miles)
Museum of St Albans
Tells the story of St Albans from the departure of the Romans to the present day, with many fun special exhibits and a wildlife garden with children's trail.
Chelsea FC Museum and Stadium Tour (23 miles)
Chelsea FC Museum and Stadium Tour
- tells the story of Chelsea FC, ever since they were formed in 2003, through interactive exhibits, user-friendly touch screens and audio-visual shows - can be accessed independently or during a guided tour of the stadium.
Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum (23 miles)
Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum
Highlights of the museum include the Championship Trophies, a 200 degree cinema screen and a 'walk-through' of the men's dressing room as it was in the 1980s, with John McEnroe.
De Havilland Aircraft Museum (23 miles)
De Havilland Aircraft Museum
A small but interesting museum dedicated the de Havilland Aircraft, with a good selection of planes to investigate, including some made of wood. You can get pretty close to the planes and even inside the cockpit of some of them.
The Natural History Museum (23 miles)
The Natural History Museum
Promotes the discovery, understanding, enjoyment and responsible use of the natural world. Explore our world-class collections, fantastic exhibitions and cutting-edge research online, or visit our landmark building.
Science Museum (23 miles)
Catch a 3D movie, jump on a simulator, visit an exhibition, and encounter the past, present and future of technology in 7 floors of galleries! One of the Top 10 London Tourist Attractions.
Tour of Lords and MCC Museum (23 miles)
St Johns Wood
Tour of Lords and MCC Museum
Visit one of the oldest sporting museums in the world or go behind the scenes on a tour of Lords Cricket Ground.
Victoria and Albert Museum (24 miles)
Victoria and Albert Museum
has lots of exciting events and activities for families every holiday and many weekends. Activities are free and most do not need to be booked, which means you can stay for as long or as short a time as you like. One of the Top 10 London Tourist Attractions
Saatchi Gallery (24 miles)
is geared towards introducing a younger audience of art students and enthusiasts to contemporary art. Come and discover the most innovative in contemporary art for free.
Milestones - Living History Museum (25 miles)
Milestones - Living History Museum
Imagine an open-air museum inside a massive modern building, a network of streets with shops, a village green and even a pub dating from Victorian times and the 1930s, it's fun: a surprise around every corner!
The Queens Gallery (25 miles)
The Queens Gallery
Iconic gallery laden with artistic treasures, really welcoming of families and those with special needs. Visit a mock Georgian coffeehouse, pick up a Family Activity Pack, and listen to a story from the talking hats!
The Guards Museum (25 miles)
The Guards Museum
Learn about the five regiments of Her Majesty’s Foot Guards in this great little museum. Museum trail to follow, with hidden objects to find. Lots of medals and uniforms to check out. Free entry for kids under 16.
Grant Museum of Zoology (25 miles)
Grant Museum of Zoology
Visit the only remaining university zoological museum in London, with around 67,000 samples covering the whole animal kingdom, including lots of skeletons. Free to visit.
Wellcome Collection (25 miles)
A free museum that explores what is means to be human plus the connection between life, medicine and art. Plenty of interactive displays to enjoy on a variety of subjects.
Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology (25 miles)
Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology
Learn about the history of life in the Nile Valley from prehistory through to the Islamic period. Thousands of objects to look through including ancient papyrus and carvings. Free to visit.
The National Gallery (25 miles)
The National Gallery
Plenty of talks, workshops, and holiday fun for all ages at this iconic British day trip location. children truly welcome and a great many facilities made for them.
British Museum (25 miles)
Explore the world under one roof: whether you come to the British Museum for the whole day or just a couple of hours, there is always something free for families to do together.
The Household Cavalry Museum (25 miles)
The Household Cavalry Museum
A most unusual living museum, where amongst other things you can watch troopers working with horses in the original 18th century stables through a huge glass partition.
The London Film Museum (26 miles)
The London Film Museum
An opportunity to see the largest official collection of James Bond cars. There are also boats, bikes and gyrocopters to see plus scripts and model miniatures. Free entry for under 5s.
London Transport Museum (26 miles)
London Transport Museum
See a bus so old it was pulled along the street by horses. Get behind the driver's seat of our tube train simulator, experience journeys of a bygone era.. Your only problem will be trying to fit it all in! Great fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do in London with kids.
London Canal Museum (26 miles)
London Canal Museum
invites families to discover the fascinating facts and history of the city's hidden waterways. Take part in fun activity days, set sail on the Regent's canal and hear the stories of those who have lived and worked on the canals since the 1820s brought to life.
The Charles Dickens Museum (26 miles)
The Charles Dickens Museum
An important Dickens collection, based in the author’s only surviving London house, decorated in Victorian style. See some of his possessions, plus other memorabilia. Free Family Activity Days held during the Summer.
Tate Britain (26 miles)
is the national gallery of British art, offering over 500 years of British art: all for free! Tate Britain has everything you need for a family day out: enjoy the galleries together, get exploring with free discovery trails and join in our special weekend and holiday events.
Tate Modern (27 miles)
is the most popular gallery of modern art in the world. Located on the Thames, it is a landmark site for everyone visiting London. But did you know that it is not only child friendly but encourages families and children to visit with free activities and art trails? Plus interactive multimedia experiences and...
Thanks for all the great things to do and Museums and Galleries near Maidenhead 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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