Beaver Water World (2 miles)
Beaver Water World
An animal rescue centre charity with loads to see and learn about. Quiz sheets available for the kids, plus tours and handling. Reasonably priced and open daily except for Christmas Day.
The British Wildlife Centre (6 miles)
The British Wildlife Centre
A peaceful, relaxing place to see and learn about Britain's wonderful wildlife, from tiny harvest mice to magnificent red deer and everything in between! Over forty different native species are displayed in natural surroundings.
Eagle Heights (12 miles)
A small animal park based in the beautiful Darent Valley, near Brands Hatch in Kent. There are over 100 Birds of Prey to see, plus Reptile House, Meerkats, Otters, Goats, Donkey, Pony, Pigs and much more. Playarea, Gift Shop and Tearoom. Free Parking. Experience Days available.
Groombridge Enchanted Forest (13 miles)
Groombridge Enchanted Forest
The Enchanted Forest has giant tree swings, teepees, a pirate ship and board walk with zip wire and rope swings. See the Zedonk, watch birds of prey and take a canal boat ride. Beautiful gardens with a giant chess set.
Battersea Park Childrens Zoo (17 miles)
Battersea Park Childrens Zoo
invites you to check on the monkeys, crawl down the tunnel to see the meerkats, talk to the parrots and mynah birds, on to the farm to say hello to the goats, donkeys, pigs, emus etc. Playground which includes climbing frames, large sandpit with water toys, swings and roundabouts etc.
Sea Life London Aquarium (17 miles)
Sea Life London Aquarium
Home to one of Europe's largest collections of global marine life and the jewel in the crown of the 28 Sea Life attractions in the UK and Europe. Situated in the heart of London, the experience takes visitors on an immersive and interactive journey along the Great Oceanic Conveyor. Newest feature is the...
Huxleys Birds of Prey Centre (19 miles)
Huxleys Birds of Prey Centre
A wide range of birds from hawks to eagles, falcons to owls, and vultures to kites! Plus a gorgeous Japanese Water Garden. Note limited opening times.
London Zoo (20 miles)
Over 720 species including some of the world’s most impressive and inspiring animals. Enjoy interactive, immersive exhibits the family can explore together including Rainforest Life, Gorilla Kingdom featuring their newest addition Kumbuka the silverback, and the popular Animal Adventure Children's...
Surrey Hills Llamas (24 miles)
Surrey Hills Llamas
Gentle and friendly llamas will carry your picnic as you lead them through the spectacular North Downs. Llamas are affectionate, intelligent and alert and kids really enjoy their company. For over 8s.
Woods Mill Nature Reserve (27 miles)
Woods Mill Nature Reserve
A mixture of woodland and wetland habitats to explore plus the headquarters of the Sussex Wildlife Trust. There is always something to see, whatever the season. Free to visit.
Brighton Sea Life Centre (31 miles)
Brighton Sea Life Centre
offers a fun and educational day out whatever the weather. With over 150 species and 57 displays, you will be hard pressed to find a more enjoyable day for the whole family! Great idea for things to do in Brighton with kids.
Drusillas Park (31 miles)
Widely regarded as the best small zoo in the country - with brilliant play areas, Thomas the Tank Engine and close encounters in Lemurland and Lory Landing. Hello Kitty Secret Garden also offers the UKs first themed Hello Kitty attraction with 3 theme park rides, a Hello Kitty bedroom and a beauty parlour.
Paradise Wildlife Park (34 miles)
Paradise Wildlife Park
The most interactive zoo in Britain with over 400 animals, the best collection of big cats in the UK, penguins, crocodiles, gibbons, wolves, anacondas, meerkats and more! Also, a large indoor soft-play area, 3 adventure playgrounds, Dinosaur Woodland Railway, Crazy Golf, Paradise Lagoon paddling pool and the...
Belfairs Nature Reserve and Woodland (35 miles)
Leigh on Sea
Belfairs Nature Reserve and Woodland
Get away from it all at this nature reserve and woodland centre and enjoy the wildlife and scenery. Lots of plants and animals to see, plus exhibits and displays in the woodland centre.
Butterfly World (35 miles)
is a fun and educational place to see hundreds of Tropical Butterflies, watch colonies of leafcutter ants walk across ropes, hold creepy crawlies, and let off steam in the natural play area. Educational, environmental and great fun!
Birdworld (36 miles)
Birdpark and gardens covering 26 acres. Admission includes Underwater World and Jenny Wren Childrens Farm. Special penguin feeding times and animal encounters at the children's farm!
Sealife Adventure (37 miles)
Southend on Sea
From sharks to seahorses, starfish to stingrays, it’s all here in a family friendly environment with fascinating talks and presentations by their knowledgeable aquarists throughout the day.
Tropical Wings World of Wildlife (37 miles)
Tropical Wings World of Wildlife
All weather fun for the whole family, it is set within acres of attractive gardens and features one of the finest tropical butterfly houses in the UK. Throughout the day the Zoo offers a programme of animal encounters, animal feeds and fun activities, plus Monkey Run for older children and Meerkat Lookout for...
Blue Reef Aquarium Hastings (38 miles)
Blue Reef Aquarium Hastings
Take the ultimate undersea safari at Blue Reef Aquarium. Enjoy close encounters with seahorses, native sharks, giant octopus and hundreds of other amazing aquatic creatures. Don't miss the amazing tropical underwater walkthrough tunnel! Informative, entertaining talks and feeding displays throughout the...
Port Lympne Wild Animal Park (46 miles)
Port Lympne Wild Animal Park
A safari adventure set in 100 acres where animals roam free together as if on the plains of Africa: plus the world’s largest gorilla enclosure and big creepy crawlies in the Discovery Zone.
Dunreyth Alpacas (46 miles)
For a while now they have been training their young alpacas to walk to hand; thus enabling people to walk them about happily without training or experience.
ZSL Whipsnade Zoo (47 miles)
ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
Home to more than 2500 species, a visit can get you close to some of the world’s hairiest, scariest, tallest and smallest animals. Set on 600 acres, in the rolling Chiltern Hills, there’s epic adventure awaiting you at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, plus a brand new visitor centre!
Wildwood (49 miles)
Wildwood is a great day out where you can see amazing British wildlife including wolves, foxes, deer, badgers, owls, wild horses, lynx, beavers, wild cats, bison, squirrels, wild boar and many more. Plus, kids can go wild in our amazing adventure play park featuring Kent's tallest vertical drop slide.
Earnley Butterflies, Birds and Beasts (49 miles)
Howletts Wild Animal Park (50 miles)
Howletts Wild Animal Park
The famous animal collection is set in 90 acres of ancient parkland. From close encounters with tigers at the glass-fronted enclosures to a high ropes adventure on the Treetop Challenge and a walkthrough Lemur paddock, you'll find surprises around every corner.
Beale Park (51 miles)
Space, fresh air, tranquility, fun, adventure, enchanting animals, exotic beauty and all this on the banks of the magical Thames. New Bertie's Bugs and Beasts exhibit!
Wingham Wildlife Park (54 miles)
Wingham Wildlife Park
Butterfly house, refurbished reptile house, oodles of monkeys, parrot house, meerkats, new adventure play area and picnic area, lots more. A full day!
The Living Rainforest (54 miles)
The Living Rainforest
Discover the rainforest's wonders as you stroll between tropical trees and plants, among free roaming butterflies and birds. An outdoor play area allows kids to let off steam, while adults can relax on the sun terrace with a cappuccino. All weather attraction with on site parking, cafe and shop.
Colchester Zoo (55 miles)
One of the finest zoos in Europe with over 260 species of animals set in 60 acres of beautiful parkland and lakes. Includes the unique chance to help feed the elephants and giraffes yourself, plus the new Butterfly Glade exhibit for 2015!
Woburn Safari Park (58 miles)
Woburn Safari Park
Come to Woburn Safari Park and meet the wildlife, with over 80 species of wild animals roaming in 300 acres of beautiful parkland.
Blue Reef Aquarium (58 miles)
Blue Reef Aquarium
This award winning facility brings the magic of the undersea world alive. Come face to face with tropical sharks, rays, otters, seahorses and hundreds of other aquatic creatures. Highlights include walkthrough underwater tunnel, open top ray display and the Amazing Amphibians and Riveting Reptiles exhibition.
Rare Species Conservation Centre (58 miles)
Rare Species Conservation Centre
A great chance to see and learn about the captive breeding and conservation of lesser known rare species of animal from around the world.
Marwell Wildlife (58 miles)
The 140 acre zoological park is home to over 200 exotic and charismatic species, in beautiful, landscaped surroundings. Be as active or as relaxed as you want. There are 3 play areas where children can run wild while you take a well earned break.
Linton Zoo (59 miles)
There is a wealth of rare and exotic creatures to see including Grevy's Zebra, Snow Leopards, Tigers, Lions, Tapirs, Lemurs, Binturongs, Owls, Parrots, Giant Tortoises, Tarantula Spiders and many others.
Shepreth Wildlife Park (59 miles)
Shepreth Wildlife Park
See animals of all kinds, from tigers to creepy crawlies. Get hands on in our Discovery Centre. There are two indoor soft play areas and a cafeteria, as well as an outdoor adventure play with pirate ship and fort! Plus Keeper talks run throughout the day.
Birds of Prey Centre (60 miles)
Birds of Prey Centre
A centre with over 200 birds of prey from around the world with flying displays and other activities. Experience Days available, including some that are especially for kids.
Godstone Farm (3 miles)
Lots of friendly farm and pet animals for you to see and some to even stroke or hold. As well as that there's a large indoor playbarn and an enormous adventure playground, plus the new Chicken Run maze!
Hobbledown (13 miles)
is home to more than 100 animals and adventure play equipment including towers, tunnels, mazes, a low ropes course, interactive sand play zone and aerial walkways. For the bigger visitors there is the daring Aerial Adventure Course and there is a 14,000 sqft indoor play barn.
Surrey Docks Farm (17 miles)
Surrey Docks Farm
A working 2.2 acre city farm in the heart of London with open animal yard, bee room, cafe, working blacksmiths forge and classrooms.
Chessington World of Adventures (15 miles)
Chessington World of Adventures
With nine themed lands, over 1000 species of animals and a safari themed hotel, Chessington really is Britain's Wildest Adventure with too much to explore in just one day! For 2014: climb with monkeys in AMAZU!
Brooklands Museum (21 miles)
is an understated marvel! With 4D Racing Theatre, Concorde Flight Simulation, a century long timeline of real London Buses and unparalleled collections in the fields of Motoring and Aviation. Very impressive!
London Bus Museum (21 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.
The Lightbox (24 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...
Tandridge Leisure Centre (< 1 mile)
Tandridge Leisure Centre
Superb family destination for a swim in a fun and safe environment. 25m fitness pool and a lagoon pool with wave rides, water cannons and mushroom fountain, plus an inflatable and a 70m slide!
Kingfisher Leisure Centre (16 miles)
Kingston Upon Thames
Kingfisher Leisure Centre
25m luxury swimming pool with a tropical feel, wave machine and beach entry, plus dedicated lane swimming times. Other pool based activities including parent and baby swim, water polo, synchronised swimming and diving.
Richmond Pools in the Park (19 miles)
Guildford Lido (24 miles)
Heated 1930s lido with paddling pools for the toddlers. The rolling lawns are the ideal location for lazy summer picnics or a great place to relax and unwind with some traditional outdoor family games.
Antics (4 miles)
Bright, colourful and fun indoors and out, a social hotspot where the kids can exhaust themselves and the mums can do the opposite!
The Arc (5 miles)
Indoor Soft Play for kids of all ages: swing, play, explore all under a magnificent 60 meter dragon!
There's drama, dance and art classes plus a great cafe and bistro serving lunches, meals, drinks and snacks! Free parking, a warm welcome and friendly faces!
Adventureland and Youth Gym (7 miles)
Adventureland and Youth Gym
A small, specially designed indoor area for children 6 years and under, with slides, tubes and swing areas to keep children entertained. Swimming and a gym specifically for 11 to 15 year olds also here!
Thanks for all the great things to do and Zoos and Wildlife Parks near Oxted 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 Surrey can enjoy the great day out as well.
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