Hamerton Zoo Park (12 miles)
Hamerton Zoo Park
There's more than just seeing their collection of animals, they also recently built two excellent standard completely new play areas, one for babies and toddlers and the other for older children.
The Raptor Foundation (17 miles)
The Raptor Foundation
A bird of prey sanctuary and hospital. It is a unique and exciting place for children and adults alike to meet and learn about owls, falcons, hawks and buzzards in a 30 acre site.
Shepreth Wildlife Park (34 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. Keeper talks run throughout the day.
Birds of Prey and Conservation Centre (34 miles)
Birds of Prey and Conservation Centre
One of the UK's Largest Bird of Prey Centres, with over 200 birds and displays throughout the day it's a fascinating trip for kids. After each flying display there will be the opportunity to handle some of the owls!
Holdenby Falconry Centre (36 miles)
Holdenby Falconry Centre
The Falconry Centre contains many species of birds of prey, flown by the resident Falconer. Some of the beautiful birds are pictured below. There may be a chance to fly them yourself.
Deer Safari at Snettisham Park (38 miles)
Deer Safari at Snettisham Park
During the 45 minute round trip you will meet and be able to feed their spectacular herd of red deer. You can be sure to get an amazing close encounter with the Deer all of which are more than happy to feed from your hands! Magical.
Parrot Zoo (39 miles)
Now the UK’s largest collection of parrots with nearly 2000 birds covering over 100 species, but there’s not just parrots here, you will also see Marmosets, Meerkats, Lemurs, Giant Tortoises, Snakes, Kookaburras and many more.
Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary (39 miles)
Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary
An amazing variety of animals from Otters and Penguins to a full Seal rescue facility and hospital. Classic walk through tunnel, touch pool, interactive rock pool and pirate ship play zone.
Linton Zoo (40 miles)
emphasis is on conservation and education, while providing enjoyable family days out in Cambridgeshire. 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.
Woburn Safari Park (42 miles)
Woburn Safari Park
For an amazing family day out, go on a safari drive adventure in the heart of Bedfordshire! Come to Woburn Safari Park and meet the wildlife, with over 80 species of wild animals roaming in 300 acres of beautiful parkland. You'll find us just off Junction 13 of the M1 in Bedfordshire.
Tropical Birdland (45 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.
Natureland Seal Sanctuary (47 miles)
Natureland Seal Sanctuary
Everyone loves our resident seals and there are always plenty to been seen during their rehabilitation process. Loads more too! Penguins, Aquarium (find Nemo and friends), Tropical House (creepy crawlies), Tropical Butterflies (April to Oct) and Pets Corner too. Natureland is fun for all ages from toddlers to grandparents.
Catanger Llama Trekking (48 miles)
Catanger Llama Trekking
Although you can't actually ride them, these lovely pack animals will willingly carry your rucksack, whilst you enjoy the beautiful scenery. What better way to get away from it all than by leading a gentle llama along bridleways, farm tracks and country lanes. A perfect way to de-stress.
Woodside Wildlife and Falconry Park (49 miles)
Woodside Wildlife and Falconry Park
Come along and enjoy flying displays, pig racing, tropical butterflies, snakes, reptiles, trout fishing and much more. Indoor and outdoor play areas for the children and barn style tea rooms for grown ups to relax.
Mead Open Farm (50 miles)
Mead Open Farm
Huge indoor play, maximum hands on farmyard fun and numerous family outdoor activities. Expect the best at award winning Mead Open Farm.
Pensthorpe Nature Reserve & Gardens (51 miles)
Pensthorpe Nature Reserve & Gardens
- a fantastic action-packed day out where kids can get close to nature and learn new things about British wildlife. The nature reserve was the base for the popular BBC Springwatch show for three years running, and is home to a variety of common and rare birds, plus red squirrels and their four kittens.
ZSL Whipsnade Zoo (52 miles)
ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
There’re loads of reasons to be wild about ZSL Whipsnade. 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.
Plantasia (54 miles)
Explore the UK’s largest collection of permanent mazes, feed the carp, visit the animal field, clamber over the tree top trail, explore the woodland walk or just sit and enjoy the colours, sounds and smells of nature. Spread over 30 acres, there is plenty of room for all that energy.
Banham Zoo (54 miles)
Enjoy the ultimate fun filled day out at one of the most exciting wildlife attractions in the country. Banham Zoo rated amongst UK's top three Zoos by WHICH? A must go to place if you are looking for family days out in Norfolk.
Twycross Zoo (55 miles)
Set in 80 acres of parkland and known worldwide for its apes and monkeys this conservation centre breeds endangered species and many more to observe. Make sure you see the Penguins at feeding time and check out the brand new Lemur Walk-through enclosure, the Amur leopard exhibit, a Sri Lankan themed elephant walkway, Himalayan-themed snow leopard exhibit, and much more.
Paradise Wildlife Park (58 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 National Speedway Museum!
The Mablethorpe Seal Sanctuary (58 miles)
The Mablethorpe Seal Sanctuary
A visit here offers a unique nature experience. Walk through two acres of sand dunes – only fifty metres from the sea – and gain first hand experience of some of the county’s most stunning wildlife.
Ada Cole Rescue Stables (59 miles)
Ada Cole Rescue Stables
Kids can meet more than 50 rescued horses, ponies, donkeys and mules, and learn an important lesson about how we treat our fellow creatures.
Bishops Boats Seal Trips (59 miles)
Bishops Boats Seal Trips
- a boat trip out to see the Seals in their natural habitat, and Landing on Blakeney Point Bird Sanctuary. One of the many family places to go if you're looking for things to do in Norfolk with kids
Butterfly World (59 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! Enjoy a full programme of school holiday activities.
Colchester Zoo (67 miles)
One of the finest zoos in Europe with over 250 species of animals set in 60 acres of beautiful parkland and lakes. Includes the unique chance to help feed the elephants and giraffes yourself!
Matlock Bath Aquarium (67 miles)
Matlock Bath Aquarium
From Terrapins to Piranhas! There is a large open pool which is fed by a thermal spring and illuminated at night containing common carp, mirror carp and koi carp. The fish may be fed by visitors with fish food obtained on the premises. Plus one of the largest public displays of Holograms in Europe!
Tropical Butterfly House (68 miles)
Tropical Butterfly House
Butterfly house, wildlife and falconry centre where you can wander amongst free-flying butterflies, birds and bats and free-roaming animals, getting up close with birds of prey, meercats, insects and with a sandpit, aerial glide and adventuire playground too.
The Jungle Zoo (68 miles)
The Jungle Zoo
Centres around a Tropical House in a spectacular jungle-like setting which includes a large water feature containing Red Eared and other Terrapins. The outside exhibits include capuchin monkeys, meerkats, ring tailed lemur and more plus plenty of bird exhibits.
Amazona Zoo (69 miles)
AmazonaZOO has taken 2 years to emerge from 10 acres of derelict woodland and the abandoned brick kilns just to the south of Cromer town. We are now home to a wide range of animals from Tropical South America including Jaguar, Otters, Spider Monkeys and Flamingos.
Oasis Camel Centre (70 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
National Sea Life Centre (71 miles)
National Sea Life Centre
Escape city life and step into tropical paradise of an aquarium in the heart of the buzzing city of Birmingham. At the National SEA LIFE centre you can take an amazing marine voyage beneath the waves and experience so much more!
Birmingham Nature Centre (71 miles)
Birmingham Nature Centre
homes a wide range of animals from across the world. These animals include many charismatic and exciting species like meerkats, lemurs and otters. The Centre has a wide collection of endangered reptiles
London Zoo (72 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 Zoo. Daily live animal shows too.
Yorkshire Wildlife Park (72 miles)
Yorkshire Wildlife Park
From Wallaby Walkabout to land of the Tigers all the kids' furry favourites are here! The latest features are a giraffe house and a 100 sq m viewing platform where visitors come face to face with endangered leopards as they scale their 10m high climbing frames!
Tropical Wings World of Wildlife (73 miles)
Tropical Wings World of Wildlife
prides itself on its reputation for providing 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 this along with great competitions to enter ensures thereâs something for everyone.
Sea Life London Aquarium (74 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 unique Shark Reef Encounter!
Cotswold Falconry Centre (74 miles)
Moreton In Marsh
Cotswold Falconry Centre
Birds of prey are constantly showing off their skills at this amazing centre, where breeding and conservation are of paramount importance. Many different types of birds of prey are on display here, including eagles, hawks, owls and falcons.
Pigeons Farm (7 miles)
Children's Farm with hands on daily activities where children really do get close to the animals. Feed the animals, collect the eggs, enjoy the indoor and outdoor play areas, petting barn, Jumping Pillow, bale climbing, and Gobots
Sacrewell Farm and Country Centre (8 miles)
Sacrewell Farm and Country Centre
Feed the friendly animals, hop on our bumpy Tractor Ride, explore the Straw Bale Maze, discover the 18th century working Watermill and play in our indoor Activity Barn. Come rain or shine, experience an action-packed, fun-filled day.
Wimpole Home Farm (31 miles)
Wimpole Home Farm
Hidden amongst the trees, the Adventure Playground is a popular spot with those who love to climb, slide, scramble and swing, while tiny tots enjoy their own play area and mini pedal tractors. Rare breeds animals and seasonal events.
Railworld (< 1 mile)
A large Wildlife Haven and habitat creation project, steam engines in the process of restoration, the worlds first 100MPH hover train, a large garden railway, and an amazing 7 track OO gauge model railway.
Thorney Heritage Museum (7 miles)
Thorney Heritage Museum
Concentrates on the time from the first settlement by these monks, but relates human life to the geology and water courses of the natural world.
Cromwell Museum (17 miles)
The purpose of the Cromwell Museum is to interpret his life and legacy through portraits, documents and objects associated with Cromwell.
The Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey (26 miles)
Kettles Yard (29 miles)
Family friendly, on top of the fantastic exhibitions they also offer an Education Room where the kids (4+) can make their own artwork from a selection of free materials.
Museum of Cambridge (29 miles)
Museum of Cambridge
is a local social history museum housed in a 17th-century timber-framed building, which operated as the White Horse Inn for 300 years. The wonderful and varied collections are displayed in nine room settings, including a children’s attic playroom, each filled with intriguing objects, some dating back to the1600s.
Whipple Museum of the History of Science (30 miles)
Whipple Museum of the History of Science
- holds a pre-eminent collection of scientific instruments and models, dating from the Middle Ages to the present. The Museum's collection includes microscopes and telescopes, sundials, early slide rules, teaching and demonstration equipment, pocket electronic calculators and laboratory apparatus.
Cambridge Museum of Technology (30 miles)
Cambridge Museum of Technology
The museum shows the history of power through the ages, collections include letterpress-printing and pump station equipment, information and artefacts from local industries.
Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences (30 miles)
Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences
Lots of things to do for kids and a lot of it dinosaur related - mega bonus!! Varying range of exhibitions, encompassing more than 500 million years of Earth's history. Try the Trail after!
Thanks for all the great things to do and Zoos and Wildlife Parks near Peterborough 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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