Portishead Lake Grounds As well as the lake, there is a children's playground and tennis courts and bowls and, during the summer, rowing boats are available for hire. Portishead Open Air Pool is open during the summer months.
University of Bristol Botanic Gardens A beautiful garden filled with a huge diversity of plants, including many exotic species set in inspirational displays. One of many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Edinburgh with kids.
Ashton Court Estate Country park and mansion with 850 acres of woodland and grassland and many opportunities to get back to nature and activities for families to enjoy.
Brandon Hill Park Does not boast a great many facilities, but is an excellent place to spot and even feed the huge number of squirrels the area supports.
Dame Emily Park Facilities include a dog-free playground for the under 10s together with a zip wire for older children; five a side football and basketball courts and a Permitted Graffiti Wall, plus it's right next to the Deane Lane Swimming Pool.
Felix Road Adventure Playground Mainly outdoor play, offering a wide range of good quality equipment, skatepark, sand pit, cyclist training area, plenty of free play space and nicely shaded areas for high summer. You must register on arrival but access is free!
Hengrove Park Large park with huge Play Park with features for all ages. Areas for ball games, Wheels park for BMX and skating, plus 12m Jungle Dome to explore! Open all year and free to visit.
Oldbury Court Estate Grade II registered parkland with woods, riverside paths, is excellent for walking and playing including a separate toddler play park, accessible play equipment and things older children will love too.
Old Down Country Park An ideal attraction to bring the whole family. From woodland walks, animal encounters. birthday parties, the adventure playground, the giant bouncy pillow, a cafe selling delicious treats and the farm shop selling gifts for everyone: it really is a day out to remember and we are open all year round!
Offas Dyke Path National Trail A 177 mile (285km) long walking trail from Sedbury to Prestatyn, mainly through Wales. A borderland that is full of changing landscapes and historic towns, with great opportunities to see local wildlife like badgers and birds of prey.
Tintern Old Station The site features a riverside walk and meadows, children's play area, picnic site with barbeques, tearoom, souvenir shop, tourist information and a secluded basic camp site. The signal box houses changing exhibitions from local artists and crafts people.
Cosmeston Lakes Country Park Cosmeston Lakes Country Park is a haven for local wildlife. Its flat, even paths are easily accessible to everyone, making the park very popular, especially with young families who also visit the Medieval Village.
Royal Victoria Park This park boasts a surprising number of child friendly features from the extensive play equipment to the skateboard park, and it's all lovely and free! Plus there's now a brand new skatepark here too!
Cwmcarn Forest Unique fun day out by car, bike or on foot along the stunning seven miles of Cwmcarn Forest Drive with scenic stop off points with car parks. Visitor Centre with a gift shop, and cafe to enjoy.
Pontypool Park 64 Hectares of park and gardens playing host to a leisure centre, outdoor dry ski slope, pitch and putt, childrens play area suitable for younger and older kids plus lots more!
Prior Park Landscape Gardens One of only four Palladian bridges of this design in the world can be crossed at Prior Park, which was created in the 18th century. A beautiful afternoon can be spent here especially if you've got your walking shoes on! One of many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in...
Glamorgan Canal Nature Reserve A very nice spot for a nature ramble with binoculars, or doing bird and wildlife photography, by nature quite wild and isolated so no amenities.
Puzzlewood A unique and magical destination in the Forest of Dean. You can explore meandering pathways that take you through a spectacular wonderland of deep ravines of mossy rocks, over wooden bridges and through fantastic tree and rock formations. There is an outside playground and an indoor maze. Plus animals and...
Pen-y-fan Pond Parkland about a resevoir with flat open space for sports and kite flying, nature rambling and picnicking. There's a wonderful Alien Invasion Trail around the park that's sure to keep them moving and get imaginations going!
Porthkerry Country Park A real all-rounder: woods and meadows, beaches and cliffs, historic landmarks and surreal staircase, plus pitch and putt golf, playground, nature trails plus picnic and BBQ spots.
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre is a wildlife attraction offering families close encounters with exotic birds, mammals and amphibians. The attraction is in the beautiful setting of the Cotswolds and has views out to the Seven Estuary.
Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail Is a 4 mile trail with sculptures inspired by the forest, trees and wildlife. There are various play structures along the way for the kids to play on.
Westonbirt The National Arboretum The arboretum provides a natural playground. Discover stepping stones, balancing beams and den building areas. Pick up a trail from the Great Oak Hall or download one at www.forestry.gov.uk/westonbirt-families
Ynysangharad War Memorial Park is a stunning outdoor venue packed with events, sports and activities. Reptiles, magicians and pop bands are among the attractions offered during the programme of events. Make your own fun with the park’s children’s adventure playground, tennis courts, cricket field, pitch and putt golf, football...
The Walled Gardens of Cannington are ideal for children, with plenty of outdoor toys and games on the large lawn during Cheeky Monkey days, and many winding paths and walkways, ideal for burning off some energy!
Hope Nature Centre A lovely animal centre with lots of animals to see and wonderful walks. Visit the squirrel's tea room too.
Barry Sidings Countryside Park is a stunning countryside park. Dotted with wildlife walks and fascinating trails, the park is home to a BMX track, duck pond, picnic and barbecue area, seasonal cafe and one of the best children’s playgrounds around!
Brokerswood Country Park Treetop Tarzan Trail, canoe taster sessions, adventure playgrounds, woodland walk, education centre and Scots pine climb! Plus picnic and bbq areas, willow weaving and archery! Loads!
Hidcote Manor Garden An Arts and Crafts garden with plenty for kids to do and see including secret gardens, plant house, orchard, Kitchen Garden and The Wilderness. You can play croquet or tennis on the new all weather court or pick up a free Hunter Pack for kids.
Great Wood Enjoy the freedom of space as you explore the forest on foot or by bike. Well surfaced forest tracks means there’s plenty to discover with buggies or wheelchairs. Make a day of it: bring a picnic or use one of our BBQs.
Fyne Court Nature Reserve Featuring nature and way marked trails, dragonfly pond, stream for paddling and grassy areas for traditional play plus a folly that looks like a small castle which is a great base for games.
Cyfarthfa Park and Miniature Railway Remember to take your swimwear and towels to this 150 acre park of woodland and gardens where a Family Play Zone and Splash Pad is sure to tempt the kids as well as the 1000 ft Miniature Railway.
Stourhead World famous 18th-century landscape garden, magnificent lake shimmering with reflections of classical temples, mystical grottoes and rare and exotic trees. Families can collect tracker packs to make it more fun for the kids, too.
Hestercombe Gardens With over fifty acres of lakes, temples, cascades, woodland walks, formal terraces, vivid colours and views that take your breathe away. They also have a small, safe Children’s Play Area for the under 7s.
Painswick Rococo Garden with a maze, nature trail, tasteful hidden characters to find, a bug hotel, water features and gorgeous swathes of seasonal flowers, this is a fun yet soothing place to visit ideal for families.
Dare Valley Country Park offers 500 acres of stunning countryside packed with wildlife, flora and fauna. It boasts a children’s adventure and toddler playground, nature trails, family events from magicians to willow-weaving, cosy cafe, picnic spots, camping and caravanning, outdoor sports including a climbing wall, fantasy...
Prinknash Bird and Deer Park Fowl, follies and family fun aplenty as you wander the exquisite grounds; plus mixed era monastic buildings either side of a wooded valley and a modern visitor centre. The follies include a charming traditional Wendy House to play in!
Drews Pond Wood Local Nature Reserve A beautiful area of woodland, full of loads of flowers, plus plenty of ducks and geese to feed. Circuit of paths to follow, picnic area, plus a number of interesting habitats to explore with the kids.
Dunster Forest and Estate Go down to the woods today and explore our beautiful forest, see wildlife, try the adventure play area, walk or cycle waymarked trails or learn about our tall trees: including the tallest tree in England!
Thames Path National Trail A 184 mile (294km) walking trail that follows England’s best known river from its source to the sea. Visit Oxford and London, pass through watermeadows, cities and villages. Relax in a rowboat, enjoy a mix of nature and culture.
Bryngarw Country Park 113 acre country park with woodland, grassland, formal gardens, adventure playground and loads of water features including ponds, lakes and a river.
England Coast Path National Trail A 630 mile (1,014km) National Trail full of superb coastline, with plenty of wildlife, heritage and geology to discover along the way. A land of legends and myths, with secret smuggler coves and natural wonders to explore.
Garwnant Visitor Centre A family friendly fun filled site, including woodland walks for any ability, animal puzzle trails, guided tours, woodland play area, low ropes course and a mini mountain bike track. There’s an onsite restaurant and coffee shop to relax, enjoy a barista style coffee, homemade cake or a light lunch.
Parc Slip Nature Reserve Wildlife Trust nature reserve with a variety of habitats and over 10km of safe paths where children can discover wildlife. Grasslands, wetlands and woodlands are home to many animals. There is a Visitor Centre and Coffee Shop on site.
Cotswold Country Park and Beach is the perfect Family Day Out in The Cotswolds with a wide range of activities, including: swimming, boating, wakeboarding, water zorbing, and more, there is something for everyone. Dogs are welcome and have their own designated swimming area.
Merthyr Mawr Sand Dunes An important wildlife habitat for quiet contemplation of nature... next to a series of enormous sand dunes down which you can sled!
Haugh Woods Butterfly Trails Nearly 350 heactares of ancient woodland that is full of butterflies and moths. 2 trails have been set up so that everyone can enjoy them. Information boards along the way provide details of the species that you may see.
The Ridgeway National Trail 85 miles (136km) recreation route that crosses or passes many important wildlife and archaeological sites, set in some of the most scenic landscape in the country. Explore ancient landscapes through woodland, downland and secluded valleys. Free to visit.
Cotswold Water Park Water sports include windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, inflatable banana boat, angling and cable skiing! Dryside you've got on and off path cycling, riverside and countryside walking trails, plus the Gateway Information Centre. And loads of natural wildlife!
The Herefordshire Trail is a long distance path giving a circular tour around the county. Along the way are pretty rural churches, castle ruins and other historic features to discover and explore.