Twinlakes Park (20 miles)
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 (4 miles)
Come and see hundreds of beautiful and exotic birds. Wander around their walk through aviary. There are also several way marked trails around the 6 acres of woodland, plus explore the koi pond and water gardens.
Oak Farm Park (3 miles)
Oak Farm Park
Friendly farm animals; indoor play including bouncy castle and trampolines; outdoor play including more trampolines, slide mountain, pedal karts and sandpit.
Gorse Hill City Farm (5 miles)
Gorse Hill City Farm
A family friendly working farm, with the opportunity to feed and touch the animals. Play area, rare breeds, woodland walk, picnic area, small animals, education facilities, events, gardens and much more.
Snibston (5 miles)
The award winning attraction explores the impact of technology on our every day lives with over 90 indoor and outdoor interactive exhibits.
National Space Centre (6 miles)
National Space Centre
The award winning National Space Centre is the UK's largest attraction dedicated to space. 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.
Charnwood Museum (7 miles)
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.
Ashby de la Zouch Museum (9 miles)
Ashby de la Zouch
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.
Melton Carnegie Museum (18 miles)
Melton Carnegie Museum
Stilton Cheese and Pork Pies from Melton Mowbray are famous all around the world. Explore the history of these trades and others including saddlery, shoemaking and tinsmithing and the impact they had on the town. Go back even further in time to see how the Romans, Anglo Saxons, Normans, Tudors, Georgians and Victorians would have lived in the area.
Harborough Museum (21 miles)
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.
Leicester Leys Leisure Centre (5 miles)
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.
Hood Park Outdoor Pool (9 miles)
Ashby de la Zouch
Harborough Leisure Centre (21 miles)
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.
Barneys Indoor Play Centre (5 miles)
Bumble Bees (6 miles)
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.
Wacky Warehouse at the Bees Knees (6 miles)
360 Play (6 miles)
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 parking.
The Jungle Club (7 miles)
The Jungle Club
3 floor spread of crazy soft play welcoming 4 to 12s with dedicated under 3s area and daily face painting!
Mini Monsters (7 miles)
Friendly monster themed soft play facility with multi tiered adventure play structure, mini football pitch, separate baby and toddler area and role play village.
Wacky Warehouse - Hobby Horse (8 miles)
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 to relax!
Fun Valley (8 miles)
- is an Indoor Family Soft Play Centre for parents and kids 0 to 12 can 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
Fuzzy Eds Play Area (10 miles)
Fuzzy Eds Play Area
Indoor soft play area with toddler space as well as the main climbing play area with the usual selection of soft mayhem equipment.
Wild Kidz (10 miles)
2 large separate play areas with 0-12 years catered for. Refreshments and food available. Babies go free up to 1 year old.
Mini Mischiefs (21 miles)
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 (23 miles)
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.
Heath Manor House (5 miles)
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.
Ashby de la Zouch Castle (9 miles)
Ashby de la Zouch
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.
Belvoir Castle (26 miles)
Now the family home of the 11th Duke and Duchess of Rutland and their family - the castle's 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 School Room. Outside the adventure playground, and gardens are ideal for kids to let off steam.
Rockingham Castle (26 miles)
Set in a panoramic location, with views over five counties, the Castle has magnificently furnished rooms of several periods, and is surrounded by 12 acres of superbly contrasting gardens.
Laserforce (6 miles)
An exciting, participation fantasy game allowing players to be the space hero that they have always wanted to be, in a safe environment.
Megazone Leicester (7 miles)
Megazone is serious fun for those old and young, fast paced excitement which makes a great addition to any party
The Climbing Station (7 miles)
The Climbing Station
800sqm of world-class bouldering facility with friendly, supportive staff offering kids' club and advanced technique classes for over 7s.
AMF Hollywood Bowl Leicester (6 miles)
F1 Karting East Midlands (10 miles)
F1 Karting East Midlands
8+ only. Karting race events, training and parties. Race up to 40mph in their 200cc biz karts. Their track is 400m long with 100m main straight.
Stretton Circuit (11 miles)
Foxton Locks Spy Mission Treasure Trail (18 miles)
Foxton Locks Spy Mission Treasure Trail
This exciting discovery Trail takes you round this famous site, with its flight of ten locks, the fantastic Inclined Plane Boat Lift and museum. The Trail then takes you along the towpath into the village of Foxton, before returning across country to the locks.
Battlefield Line Railway (7 miles)
Battlefield Line Railway
Jump aboard a steam train which runs along Ashby canal for a lot of the journey - is nearby Bosworth Battlefield Country Park wich is worth a visit
Great Central Railway Nottingham (15 miles)
Great Central Railway Nottingham
offers 10 miles of heritage railway running through the beautiful scenery of South Nottinghamshire and North-West Leicestershire. We are also home to static displays, a large Miniature Railway, Model Railways, Road Transport Collection and Play Area, with a Cafe and Gift Shop as well.
Foxton Boat Services (18 miles)
Foxton Boat Services
Site of the Foxton Inclined Plane Boat Lift, a remarkable piece of Victorian engineering, soon to be undergoing restoration. Many hundreds of canal boats pass through the locks every year, providing a colourful attraction. Wildlife, flora and fauna thrive in the ideal habitat.
Foxton Canal Museum (18 miles)
Foxton Canal Museum
Models, interactive displays, and a wide range of waterway artefacts tell the story of the lift, the Locks, the waterways and the people who lived on the canals.
Abbey Park (6 miles)
Beautiful river-split park with miniature railway, pets' corner and a large play area suitable for children of all ages.
Goldhill Adventure Playground (8 miles)
Goldhill Adventure Playground
A real adventure playground for 5 to 14 year olds, children can play freely, and have fun while being supervised. Leicester's largest inclusion programme.
Meridian Leisure Park (6 miles)
Meridian Leisure Park
Tenpin bowling at Hollywood Bowl before catching the latest movie at their nine screen state-of-the-art Vue cinema. Also offers four family friendly restaurants.
JTC VIP Area at Leicester Tigers (9 miles)
JTC VIP Area at Leicester Tigers
Kids can get involved in 2 hours of free activities every matchday when they sign up to free JTC membership. Anyone can join by going to the website or coming to the VIP Area on matchday. There are family tickets available for all games so there really is something for everyone.
Creations (7 miles)
- is an Art Studio Cafe. Children (and adults) can do pottery painting, clay modelling, decopatching, sgrafitto, make a bear, fabric paint, felt making amongst other art activities.
Usually, there is no need to book, you can just pop in. We do organise events such as Toddler Groups (Mon/Wed/Fri 10-12), after-school clubs, parties and workshops. Drinks are available Shmoo milkshakes/teas/coffees
Paint a Pot Craft Studio (10 miles)
Ashby de la Zouch
Paint a Pot Craft Studio
offers an indoor opportunity for you to come with your family and friends to paint your own designs on a wide range of ceramic objects. These include plates, bowls, ornaments, plant pots and many more items. We also offer clay imprints, parties, school linked events, adult parties and adoption celebrations.
Elsies Pottery Painting Barn (24 miles)
Elsies Pottery Painting Barn
is a place to come and unleash (or even discover) your creative talents. Choose from our wide range of plain bisque shapes to paint and create your own pottery masterpiece to be treasured.
Wistow Maze (13 miles)
A giant 8 acre maize maze with high level bridges and viewing towers. Follow the fun quiz trail and collect clues hidden amongst 3 miles of pathways.
Includes Activity Funyard with games and mini mazes for all the family. Open July-September. Winner of Leicestershire's "Best Visitor Attraction".
Witham Villa Riding Centre (10 miles)
Witham Villa Riding Centre
BHS approved all weather facility offering lessons for over 5s, plus cross country and show jumping facilities.
High Cross Riding School (13 miles)
High Cross Riding School
BHS and ABRS approved all weather facility offering lessons from 4 in riding, plus dressage and show jumping training. No hacks, but regular competitions and events.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Best Beaches near Markfield 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
So, if you've been for great days out with the kids, or a school trip, which isn't shown above, just send in an email and we'll add it on so people visiting on holidays and all the other children in Leicestershire can enjoy the great day out as well.
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