Star City Birmingham (7 miles)
Star City Birmingham
A staggering array of family fun venues under one (enormous!) roof, from bowling and laser tag to mini golf and dodgems, to the cinema, football and indoor climbing!
Leamington Spa Art Gallery (13 miles)
Royal Leamington Spa
Leamington Spa Art Gallery
Provides opportunities for everyone to benefit from, enjoy and participate in the creation, interpretation and preservation of the Arts and Heritage.
Wizards Thatch (15 miles)
Stratford upon Avon
An enchanting and magical world that is based on the Chronicles of Wizard’s Thatch. Home to a School of Magic, an alley full of magical shops, plus a number of other exciting streets and alleys to explore.
Craftplay (17 miles)
A creative play project where kids can discover messy and sensory activities, play with unusual materials, and stretch their imaginations! Weekly family groups, plus dedicated sessions for younger kids, and additional sessions at weekends and during school holidays.
All Things Wild Nature Centre (22 miles)
All Things Wild Nature Centre
is an all-weather animal attraction with indoor and outdoor play areas and pedal tractors, a large variety of animals ranging from British wildlife to more exotic creatures (and dinosaurs!) and educational activities for you and your little ones to explore!
Josephs Amazing Camels (23 miles)
Josephs Amazing Camels
A highly unusual, but enjoyable way to explore the Cotswolds , by camel! A great trek with friendly guides, who lead the camels at all times. Available throughout the year, but weather dependant.
Go Ape Forest Segway (25 miles)
Go Ape Forest Segway
You can enjoy our forest Segway experience in the beautiful Cannock Chase. From two legs to two wheels: for the ultimate forest experience on a rugged all-terrain Segway. It's a unique way to tackle the trails in the forest.
Wistow Maze (32 miles)
A giant 8 acre maize maze with high level bridges and viewing towers. Follow the fun quiz trail and collect clues hidden amongst 3 miles of pathways.
Includes Activity Funyard with games and mini mazes for all the family. Open July-September. Winner of Leicestershire's "Best Visitor Attraction"
Bourton Model Railway (36 miles)
Bourton Model Railway
Housed in a period farmhouse, established over 25 years a spectacular Model Railway Exhibition and traditional toyshop situated right in the centre of the picturesque Cotswold village of Bourton-on-the-Water.
The Old New Inn Model Village (36 miles)
The Old New Inn Model Village
Known all over the world for the fascinating and astonishingly accurate model village in the Inn's garden. The inn also has children's play areas.
Si5 Spymissions (41 miles)
is the exciting spy themed adventure centre in Northampton for anyone over 6 years. Your Mission: infiltrate the ship and stop the terrorists from launching the missile! The mission ends with an adrenalin pumping escape, you and your friends will feel like real spies!
Blenheim Pleasure Gardens and Train (43 miles)
Blenheim Pleasure Gardens and Train
can be reached by the miniature train, on foot or there is a small car park. It is the perfect place for families to while away an hour or two, watching exotic butterflies, muddling around the Marlborough Maze or letting off steam in the Adventure Playground!
Corby Boating Lake (45 miles)
Corby Boating Lake
The lake can boast a wide range of geese, ducks, water fowl and the resisdential swans. The recent environmental project has improved fishing stocks. There are also herons, gulls and kingfishers that visit the lake along with a host of woodland and garden birds.
Cogges Manor Farm (45 miles)
Cogges Manor Farm
Feed the farm animals, see the miniature Shetland ponies, picnic area and welly walks, zip wire and adventure play fort and dressing up in the manor house. Indoor soft play, cafe and farm shop. Family fun at Oxfordshire Cotswolds historic Witney farmstead.
Emma Bridgewater Factory (45 miles)
Stoke On Trent
Emma Bridgewater Factory
Join us in the historic Potteries: take a tour of our atmospheric Victorian factory, see our beautiful wares being made, then try your hand at decorating your own pot in our studio. Relax in the cafe, wander in the walled garden, then shop for factory seconds or delightful gifts.
Supercamps (46 miles)
Activity day camps for children aged 4 to 14 combining Sports and Arts into a fun fuelled programme keeping children active, alert, safe and happy during the Easter and Summer holidays!
Windrush Path Mosaic Trail (49 miles)
Windrush Path Mosaic Trail
A series of striking and individual mosaics to act as way markers on a pleasant 2 mile trail. Keeps kids running about between looking for the next one and giving that pleasure of discovery!
The Amazing Hedge Puzzle (54 miles)
The Amazing Hedge Puzzle
The scale and fun of the amazing Hedge Puzzle has made it Herefordshire's most popular private tourist attraction. Other features include a mini golf course and butterfly zoo plus new Laser Ops outdoor laser tag!
Symonds Yat West Leisure Park (54 miles)
Symonds Yat West Leisure Park
There are many attractions and activities available by the Severn, including boats to hire, a modern and exciting children's play area, river cruises, crazy golf, a putting green, go-kart's, a paddling pool, skateboard park, plus many amusements.
Alcumlow Hall Farm (54 miles)
Alcumlow Hall Farm
Adventure playground, quad and pod ride, with lots of curio and craft shops to explore, plus a pottery studio, toy shop and ice cream parlour.
Go Ape Forest Segway (54 miles)
Go Ape Forest Segway
You can enjoy our forest segway experience in the beautiful Thetford Forest. From two legs to two wheels for the ultimate forest experience on a rugged all-terrain Segway. It's a unique way to tackle the trails in the forest.
HULA Animal Rescue (55 miles)
HULA Animal Rescue
An educational trip into the sad necessity to rescue animals, with plenty of happy, loved and rehabilitated furry guests to visit with, including cats, dogs, sheep, pigs, ponies, chickens, and more. Special themed Open Days held every month.
Wheelgate Adventure Park (57 miles)
Wheelgate Adventure Park
A land of thrilling rides and the terrific Splashland, amazing attractions and exhilarating activities are waiting to be discovered. From the Runaway Mine Train roller coaster and challenging Mini Diggers, to the indoor soft play Pirate Ship and Tropical House the fun is endless!
Go Ape Forest Segway (60 miles)
Go Ape Forest Segway
You can enjoy our forest Segway experience in the beautiful Sherwood Pines. From two legs to two wheels: for the ultimate forest experience on a rugged all-terrain Segway. It's a unique way to tackle the trails in the forest.
Cadbury World (7 miles)
Uncover a world of chocolate delights and enjoy a fascinating, fun packed day out at Cadbury World!
Birmingham Nature Centre (7 miles)
Birmingham Nature Centre
homes a wide range of animals from across the world. including many children's favourites like meerkats, lemurs and otters. The Centre has a wide collection of endangered reptiles and you can get Animal Encounters or be Keep For A Day, too!
National Sea Life Centre (8 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! New Penguin exhibit and coming soon: Sea Stars!
Dudley Zoo and Castle (15 miles)
Dudley Zoo and Castle
Lions and Tigers to Snakes and Spiders: Go Wild at Dudley Zoological Gardens. Enjoy keeper talks to learn about the important conservation projects we carry out. Dine in our licensed restaurant. Land train, fair, chairlift, face painting and more!
The Falconry Centre (16 miles)
The Falconry Centre
A Falconry centre with over 70 birds of prey, including various species of Falcon, Owl, Eagle, Kite, Buzzard and Vulture. Daily flying display at 1pm, plus a chance to get close to some of these amazing birds. Experiences offered too.
Umberslade Farm Park (6 miles)
Umberslade Farm Park
Young visitors have the opportunity to get close to a wide range of farm animals from the tiniest chickens to the statuesque Shire horses, with hands-on activities and play zones.
Hatton Adventure World (9 miles)
Hatton Adventure World
An Adventure Farm park with plenty to do and see. A variety of activities for kids of all ages, including lizard, and guinea pig handling. Great outdoor and indoor play areas, including soft play!
Forge Mill Farm (12 miles)
Forge Mill Farm
is one of two farm visitor centres within Sandwell Valley Country Park. It is a working dairy farm where the main attraction is the herd of rare breed Hereford Cows.
Northycote Farm and Country Park (21 miles)
Northycote Farm and Country Park
A tudor farm, steeped in history, surrounded by a lovely park that is full of informal walks with plenty of wildlife to enjoy. Farm animals to meet include sheep, pigs, and cattle. Free to visit. A charge for some events.
National Motorcycle Museum (4 miles)
National Motorcycle Museum
Recognised as the finest and largest motorcycle museum in the world, it is a place where "Legends Live On" and it is a tribute to and a living record of this once great British industry that dominated world markets for some sixty years.
Thinktank (7 miles)
From steam engines to intestines, this exciting museum has over 200 hands-on displays on science and technology from the past, present and future. This includes the state-of-the-art Planetarium, where you can tour the night sky and fly through the galaxy without stepping a foot outside!
Selly Manor Museum (7 miles)
Selly Manor Museum
Today, Selly Manor is home to fascinating furniture collections. Not for very young children, this is nonetheless a family friendly site which also hosts a variety of annual open days, workshops, exhibitions and popular educational tours.
Birmingham Museum and Gallery (7 miles)
Birmingham Museum and Gallery
They offer a series of family oriented galleries and displays, with additional family and kids' activities every weekend on a drop in basis.
Pen Museum (8 miles)
Discover the history of Steel Pen making. This museum tells the story of the Steel Pen using a collection of 5,000 items. Hands-on objects and plenty of activities available for the family including, interactive machines, make a pen nib.
Herbert Art Gallery and Museum (11 miles)
Herbert Art Gallery and Museum
Visit us and immerse yourself in arts, history and culture. Winner of the Guardian Family Friendly Museum Award 2010 we have a selection of free galleries and exhibitions, which, with the array of ongoing workshops and events, makes for a great day out for the whole family to enjoy.
Black Country Living Museum (15 miles)
Black Country Living Museum
26 acres of award winning open air museum comprising village, live period craft, underground mining experience and tram rides, plus plenty more.
Bilston Craft Gallery (17 miles)
Bilston Craft Gallery
A gallery full of contemporary craft, displays of historic items, plus events for all ages. Great inspiration for your little art fans as you can hold and touch a number of items. Free to visit.
Wolves Museum (20 miles)
A modern, interactive museum that offers a fun packed football experience for all the family. Take a penalty against a legendary keeper, or have a go in goal yourself. You don’t have to be a Wolves fan to enjoy it!
Hartlebury Castle and Museum (20 miles)
Hartlebury Castle and Museum
Whether you are looking for a trip down memory lane, a chance to learn something new, a peaceful stroll through nature or a nice cup of tea and a cake, Hartlebury Castle has it all. Hosting exciting events throughout the year a great day out for all the family.
Tudor Grange Sports Centre (< 1 mile)
Tudor Grange Sports Centre
Standard swimming and teaching facility also with separate diving pool equipped with 1 and 3m springboards and a 5m platform. There are more sporting opportunities besides.
Cocks Moors Woods (5 miles)
Cocks Moors Woods
Leisure pool features a wave machine, a 50 metre flume, interactive water features, baby pool and beach entry. Soft play facility and other sporting opportunities also available.
Kingstanding Leisure Centre (10 miles)
Wyndley Leisure Centre (11 miles)
Wyndley Leisure Centre
Swimming facilities boasting diving pool with 1, 3 and 5m diving boards! There are also plenty of options of younger children including a playroom and kiddies' gym programme.
Walsall Gala Baths (15 miles)
Walsall Gala Baths
Baths with competition style pool, 5 metre and 3 metre diving boards, 1 metre springboard, plus a relaxing brine pool, and children's gym with specially designed gym sessions for kids. Free swimming for under 16s!
Crystal Leisure Centre (16 miles)
Crystal Leisure Centre
Waves, Rapids, Slides, Waterfalls, Fansprays and many other fun water features render this leisure pool a wet wonderland for kids! Plus normalised swimming facilities and lessons too if you can prise them off the slides!
Wolverhampton Swimming Centre (19 miles)
Wolverhampton Swimming Centre
Swimming and fitness centre offering leisure waters with parasol, air geyser, lagoon burst and bubble area, 2 water slides, lazy river, and a wave machine! Parties catered for, plus there’s a soft play facility.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Kids Fun near Solihull 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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