Natureland Seal Sanctuary (< 1 mile)
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.
Parrot Zoo (9 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 (15 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.
The Mablethorpe Seal Sanctuary (16 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.
Deer Safari at Snettisham Park (20 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.
Bishops Boats Seal Trips (31 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
Woodside Wildlife and Falconry Park (31 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.
Pensthorpe Nature Reserve & Gardens (32 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.
The Jungle Zoo (32 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 (42 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.
The Deep (50 miles)
Discover the dramatic story of the world's oceans at Hull's award wining aquarium, which blends stunning marine life, fun interactives and audio-visual presentations. It's home to over 6,500 animals including spectacular sharks and rays!
Banham Zoo (56 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.
The Raptor Foundation (56 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.
Hamerton Zoo Park (58 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.
Yorkshire Wildlife Park (63 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!
Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens (64 miles)
Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens
has a large range of monkeys, birds, pandas, wild cats and other animals housed in the grounds of Thrigby Hall. Rather unique tree boardwalk viewing platforms.
Tropical Butterfly House (66 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.
Park Rose Birds of Prey and Animal Park (68 miles)
Park Rose Birds of Prey and Animal Park
Set in a wonderful woodland environment we offer daily displays, pig racing and lots more. We have a range of birds of prey on the park as well as Meerkats, Alpacas, Donkeys& Wallabys to name a few. So come and have fun with birds of prey!
Sea Life Centre Great Yarmouth (69 miles)
Sea Life Centre Great Yarmouth
brings you closer than you ever imagined to a breath taking world of underwater life. The Centre is home to more than 40 displays, including a 250,000 litre tropical Ocean Display where you can see our new arrivals: two green sea turtles!
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
Shepreth Wildlife Park (72 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.
Linton Zoo (73 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.
Pets Corner (74 miles)
For monkeys, meerkats and more, take the whole family down to Oulton Broad where you can feed and pet many of the animals from the terrific range on show. Plus bouncy castle!
Rushmoor Country Park (21 miles)
Rushmoor Country Park
All creatures great and small waiting to meet you and be picked up and cuddled! Large play areas, bouncy castle, ride on toys and tractors, plus pond walks and ice cream!
Tattershall Farm Park (23 miles)
Tattershall Farm Park
A friendly farm park with a host of attractions for all ages. Including a petting farm, adventure playground, zip slide, trampolines, an all-weather indoor play barn, restaurant and shop. Also specialise in children's birthday parties. The park provides a safe environment perfect for little ones.
Rand Farm Park (30 miles)
Rand Farm Park
There is a large variety of animals for you to hold, feed, touch and cuddle. The indoor heated play areas ensure the fun doesn't stop when the weather's bad + tearooms and outdoor play areas
Fantasy Island (4 miles)
Britain's first fully themed indoor family resort and amusement park. A magical world of fun, thrills and experiences for all the family. Now including the indoor Galactic Play Zone!
Pleasure Island (31 miles)
White knuckle and family rides, toddler fun and fantastic family shows, including live entertainment and animal antics.
The Collection Museum (37 miles)
The Collection Museum
brings together an award winning archaeology museum and one of the region's premier art galleries, the Usher Gallery, in the heart of historic Lincoln. Play at The Collection is an exciting free activity centre for younger visitors which encourages learning through play!
Embassy Outdoor Swimming Pool (< 1 mile)
Embassy Outdoor Swimming Pool
Provides a 25m, 6 lane, Indoor Swimming Pool with Flume and 25m, 6 lane, Outdoor Swimming Pool (open June to September).
Meridian Leisure Centre (18 miles)
Meridian Leisure Centre
Fun leisure Pool with ‘Discovery’ Galleon Pirate Ship and a thrilling flume for adults and children (minimum height 1m).
Jubilee Park (23 miles)
Beautiful park with a children’s play area open all year round. Our heated outdoor swimming pool and paddling pool is open May to September (please check the website for our timetable). We also have tennis, putting, bowls and croquet.
Billinghay Swimming Pool (26 miles)
Metheringham Swimming Pool (32 miles)
Grimsby Swimming Pool (33 miles)
Grimsby Swimming Pool
Main and teaching pools plus Diving Bay with a 1m spring board and 3m stage and inflatable slide open during fun sessions.
Yarborough Leisure Centre (37 miles)
Yarborough Leisure Centre
Diving pool with 1m and 3m springboards and many other activities on site besides, some of which may need pre-booking.
Bourne Outdoor Swimming Pool (39 miles)
Bourne Outdoor Swimming Pool
There are two pools, one a paddling pool for the toddlers and the main pool which is 48m long and 12m wide. Open from May to September (weather permitting).
Pandas Palace Indoor Play Area (< 1 mile)
Pandas Palace Indoor Play Area
- this large indoor adventure play area is good when it's wet or gets too cold for the beach. Kids birthday parties can be held here
Kids World (< 1 mile)
Indoor play area situated on Skegness seafront. Suitable for children of all ages. Within the main play frame there is an area for under 5s. Perfect for all weather children can come and blow off steam whilst parents relax in our cafe area with a tea or coffee.
Captain Kids Adventure World (< 1 mile)
Captain Kids Adventure World
Large safe indoor adventure area with lots of different obstacles and slides and ball pools. There is an area for toddlers too, separate from the main play area, where they can play safely.
Playtowers (18 miles)
is for children along with parents and is a great venue for birthday parties. Drive the suspended swivelling space balls in mid air, race your friends on the 3 lane hump slide or wade through ball pools!
Fuzzy Eds (19 miles)
boasts three stories of soft play crammed with all the classic features from slides and clamber nets to ball pools and biff bash, clean and shiny in bright colours.
Fun Farm (30 miles)
Come and meet Harry the Spider in his Spooky cave. There is a Super Wavey Waterfall Slide, a fun Log Maze and Snakey Tube Slides.
The Play Barn (31 miles)
The Play Barn
Dare you climb up to the giant's castle and escape down the tallest beanstalk slide in the country? Are you brave enough to walk on to the magic transparent view point and watch the ant-like people below?
The Magical Castle (32 miles)
The Magical Castle
Unique, imaginative and frankly HUGE indoor play structure themed beautifully around a fairytale castle with all the usual modern soft play features with a medieval twist!
Crazee Bongos Indoor Playcentre (32 miles)
PlayZone Indoor Play Centre (37 miles)
PlayZone Indoor Play Centre
Experience the thrill of the drop slide or the absolute mayhem of the maze - try your skill at the gladiator challenge - complete with family, friends or work colleagues on the assault course - or simply relax in Snack Zone
Fun Farm (39 miles)
Ride the rocket, zoom the slides, climb the climbing wall and play football in the fully secured sports court all in the knowledge that your Children will be safe and secure behind their electrically operated security gates. 12s and under.
Funtasia Fun House (39 miles)
Funtasia Fun House
Great for the smaller fun seeker and very reasonably priced playcentre.
Lets Play (39 miles)
- a four storey Pirates Galleon full of slides, balls, climbing and swinging with separate play area for the under 4's
Thanks for all the great things to do and Zoos and Wildlife Parks near Skegness 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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