Portishead Lake Grounds (< 1 mile)
Portishead Lake Grounds
As well as the lake, there is a children's playground and paddling pool, tennis courts and bowls and, during the summer, rowing boats are available for hire.
University of Bristol Botanic Gardens (6 miles)
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
Brandon Hill Park (7 miles)
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 (8 miles)
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 (9 miles)
Felix Road Adventure Playground
Indoor and outdoor play with a wide range of good quality equipment and plenty of free play space. The outdoor seating is nicely shaded. Children must register on arrival.
Hengrove Park (9 miles)
Great new development opened in 2009 with lots of the latest play equipemnt, sand and water play area, skate park for boarders and bmx-ers, and jungle play in a 11m high dome
Old Down Country Park (12 miles)
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 cafÃ© 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!
Tintern Old Station (16 miles)
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 (18 miles)
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 (18 miles)
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! One of many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Bath
Prior Park Landscape Gardens (20 miles)
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 Bath
Glamorgan Canal Nature Reserve (21 miles)
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 (22 miles)
- 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 wild fowl. Traditionally made willow maze.
Pen-y-fan Pond (22 miles)
Parkland about a resevoir with flat open space for sports and kite flying, nature rambling and picnicking. There's a great Alien Invasion Trail around the park that's sure to keep them moving!
Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail (23 miles)
Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail
- is a four-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 (26 miles)
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
The Walled Gardens of Cannington (26 miles)
The Walled Gardens of Cannington
The gardens have classic and contemporary features such as; the 'hot' herbaceous border; the blue garden; a sub-tropical walk; and a Victorian style fernery, amongst others. There is also a botanical glasshouse where arid, sub-tropical and tropical plants can be seen.
Hope Nature Centre (26 miles)
Hope Nature Centre
A lovely animal centre with lots of animals to see and wonderful walks. Visit the squirrel's tea room too.
Lakeside Farm Park (32 miles)
Lakeside Farm Park
Nice area for hiking, flyfishing, picnicking and art or photography, with a well equipped outdoor play area and a Petting Farm coming soon.
Stourhead (32 miles)
The jewel in the Stourhead crown has to be the world-famous 18th-century landscape garden. A magnificent lake shimmering with reflections of classical temples, mystical grottoes and rare and exotic trees.
Hestercombe Gardens (33 miles)
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.
Prinknash Bird and Deer Park (35 miles)
Prinknash Bird and Deer Park
- is set in a wooded valley once the hunting lodge of the Abbots of Gloucester and King Henry VIII. The park has been landscaped to resemble an 18th century park with traditional follies enhanced by beautiful birds and animals. You will see over 50 peacocks and waterfowl, golden pheasants, love birds, the fishpond, fallow deer, song birds, crown cranes, black swans, and African Pygmy Goats.
Dunster Forest and Estate (35 miles)
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!
Garwnant Visitor Centre (36 miles)
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.
Cotswold Country Park and Beach (37 miles)
Cotswold Country Park and Beach
Wet fun includes raft building, paddle boarding, kayaking and the UK's largest inland paddling beach. Onland there are crazy golf and adventure playgrounds.
The Herefordshire Trail (40 miles)
The Herefordshire Trail
is a long distance path using existing public rights of way to give a circular tour around the county. Along the way are pretty rural churches, castle ruins and other historic features together with country inns and farmhouses offering bed and breakfast.
Lydiard Park (40 miles)
The park has a visitor centre that houses countryside displays and a café. Lydiard Park also has exciting adventure playgrounds for toddlers and older children including an aerial runway. Paths and trails through the woods and by the lake offer glimpses of the many animals and birds which make Lydiard their home.
Barle Valley Safaris (40 miles)
Barle Valley Safaris
The Perfect Way to Explore Exmoor, one of England's most beautiful National Parks, featured as one of Britain's 50 best days out.
Herefordshire Nature Trust (40 miles)
Herefordshire Nature Trust
Herefordshire is often described as England's most rural county, with a rich mosaic landscape of small fields, ancient hedgerows and wooded hills.
Afan Forest Park (42 miles)
Neath Port Talbot
Afan Forest Park
Great open space for all things cycle-able, base yourself at the visitor centre to go hiking, mountain biking, or an old fashioned family adventure. Take bears to hide!
Bishops Meadow (42 miles)
This parkland on the banks of the River Wye in the centre of Hereford is great for quiet recreation whatever the time of year. It has Tennis Courts and a Putting green and borders King George V Playing Fields.
Court Farm and Leisure (43 miles)
Court Farm and Leisure
Court Farm and Leisure has Fishing Lakes, Farm Shop & Pick Your Own and a Mountain Board Centre.
Queenswood Country Park (47 miles)
Queenswood Country Park
Woodland children's play area, easy access path and waymarked trails, panoramic views, season events, licensed cafe and seasonal tourist info centre
Escot (54 miles)
Ottery St Mary
is 220 acres of natural woodlands where you can meet our resident otters, wild boar, red squirrels, peacocks and birds of prey. Discover hidden forest playgrounds, our world-class maze and a knee-trembling drop slide. The indoor play barn delights toddlers and the Coach House Restaurant serves delicious food and snacks.
Dorchester Borough Gardens (55 miles)
Dorchester Borough Gardens
Features fully enclosed play area which has facilities for all age groups including a summer splash pool. Other features include adult sized outdoor fitness equipment, tennis courts, ornate fountain and sundial.
Borough Gardens (55 miles)
Well kept parkland with huge enclosed play area with facilities for all ages. There is also a splash pool, and a rather unusual sundial...
Broadway Tower Country Park (55 miles)
Broadway Tower Country Park
- spectacular views,, a restaurant, a Red deer enclosure, country walks, picnic sites and wildlife & wildflowers in season
Worcester Woods Country Park (55 miles)
Worcester Woods Country Park
Whether you are looking for birds, swings, coffee, flowers, footpaths or all of these and more, you've come to the right place. A Green Flag awarded site.
Wistlandpound (55 miles)
Easy access paths allow you to wander through the forest of majestic trees and catch stunning views of the reservoir and its wildlife as well as enjoying the Discovery Centre.
Batsford Arboretum (57 miles)
is a wonderful place for kids to let off steam and enjoy the outdoors. Follow the streams, dodge the waterfall and find Foo Dog and the Big Buddha hidden in our arboretum and wild garden. Visit the nearby Cotswold Falconry Centre to see free flying bird demonstrations.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Play Parks and Great Outdoors near Portishead 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 Somerset can enjoy the great day out as well.
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