Gloucester Ski and Snowboard Centre (27 miles)
Gloucester Ski and Snowboard Centre
One of the best and longest outdoor artificial ski slopes in the UK. From skiing and snowboarding to tubing and snow fun park, there's something to do for everyone!
Skiplex Endless Indoor Ski Slope (38 miles)
Skiplex Endless Indoor Ski Slope
Is an ideal way to teach skiing and boarding to beginners, or challenge pros. Our revolving slopes mean you can do turn after turn, forgetting the hassle of lift queues, crowds and bad weather. Suitable for 5 year olds upwards, all equipment and instruction included in the cost
Bracknell Ski Slope and Ice Rink (43 miles)
Bracknell Ski Slope and Ice Rink
International standard ice rink and ski centre, welcoming families and also providing tube runs, toboggans and lessons of all sorts.
Alpine Snowsports Centre Southampton (46 miles)
Alpine Snowsports Centre Southampton
An outdoor artificial ski slope in Southampton, we cater for all abilities and ages! Skiing, snowboarding and ringos (inflatable rubber rings that slide down the slope) its great fun for everyone! We do lessons, practice sessions, birthday parties and more!
Mendip Snowsport Centre (48 miles)
Mendip Snowsport Centre
250 acre multi-activity centre with a 165 metre floodlit dry slope complete with bends, moguls, jumps and quarter pipe for skiing or snowboarding plus a separate dedicated tobogganing slope for 4 to 12s. Lessons and party packages available.
Alpine Snowsports Centre (49 miles)
Alpine Snowsports Centre
For absolute beginners upwards they have 3 fantastic slopes: the 'Donut Area', 'Learners Hill' and 'The Wall'! Try your hand at skiing, snowboarding or just cruising on an inflatable donut!
Snowtrax (54 miles)
Set in an attractive alpine environment, this exciting kids' Alpine Activity Centre offers loads of fun, with a wide range of thrilling "turn up and ride" activities, there's something for everyone. Parents can join in, or relax and enjoy the beautiful views from our Alpine Bistro.
Xscape Skislope Milton Keynes (54 miles)
Xscape Skislope Milton Keynes
Indoor real snow skislope in Milton Keynes. Lessons available plus the Wacky Races kiddie sledging tournaments, plus Snocamps for 7 to 15 years old. A great family days out in Buckinghamshire idea.
Christs College Ski Club (55 miles)
Christs College Ski Club
Winter sports activities for the over 5s, from skiing lessons and open sessions to donutting! Safe, professional and child friendly instructors are there to lend a hand.
The Snow Centre (57 miles)
The Snow Centre
The perfect slope, the perfect snow, the perfect location; this is Britain's premier indoor Snowsports destination. Designed to deliver the alpine conditions every skier and snowboarder dreams of, you'll find a huge 160m main slope as well as the largest indoor lesson slope in the UK.
Stanton Park (2 miles)
A local nature reserve and country park with a large lake and extensive woodland. A fairly wild sort place with natural features only, but a wonderful environment to explore, and free!
Longleat Safari and Adventure Park (35 miles)
Longleat Safari and Adventure Park
Longleat is a perfect day out for all the family with its fantastic Animal Attractions, beautiful Stately Home and gardens, alongside its superb Safari Park . With its recent multi-million pound investment you can explore a whole world of new attractions including Penguin Island and Stingray Bay.
Roves Farm Visitor Centre (3 miles)
Roves Farm Visitor Centre
A full programme of events throughout the day including: Meet and Feed the Animals, Free Tractor and Trailer Rides, Children's Craft Sessions, Animal Racing, 2 Acre Willow Maze and Indoor and Outdoor Adventure Play Areas. Themed weeks during school holidays.A great family day out, come rain or shine.
Farmtastic Animal Farm (9 miles)
Farmtastic Animal Farm
Get hands on with our animals, including alpacas, llamas, miniatures, farmyard favourites, birds as well as rare and unusual breeds. Plus tractor trailer rides and play area.
Cholderton Charlies Farm (27 miles)
Cholderton Charlies Farm
We’re a Rare Breeds Farm with lots of exciting things to do, for kids of all ages; both indoor and outdoor. We have a large playbarn, as well as 4 outdoor play areas, plus animal petting and walking sessions, pig races and tractor trailer rides* and so much more!
River Bourne Community Farm (35 miles)
River Bourne Community Farm
A working farm that is free to visit with traditional animals plus fruit and vegetables growing. A good place to learn about where food comes from.
Bush Farm Bison Centre (39 miles)
Bush Farm Bison Centre
See Bison, Elk, Raccoons, Prairie Dogs & Guanacos, and loads more at Bush Farm Bison Centre. Attractive South Wiltshire farm with lakes and 30 acres of old oak woodlands to explore. You can camp here too!
Museum of Computing (1 miles)
Museum of Computing
There is a mixture of permanent and temporary displays. Collections on display range from vintage handheld video games and antique typewriters through to modern Robot Revolution exhibit with state of the art technology involved. Please note the limited opening hours.
STEAM - Museum of the GWR (2 miles)
STEAM - Museum of the GWR
Follow the incredible story of the GWR through lots of imaginative displays and plenty of hands-on exhibits. Build a bridge and shunt wagons. Have a go at putting a locomotive together. Take a ride on our train-driving simulator.
Alexander Keiller Museum (11 miles)
Alexander Keiller Museum
Significant prehistoric archaeological collections and informative displays on this World Heritage Site.
Atwell Wilson Motor Museum (14 miles)
Athelstan Museum (15 miles)
A small local museum covering the fascinating history of this ancient town, with lots of interesting artefacts on display, including a Roman coffin! Interactive activities for the kids, and friendly volunteers to answer any questions. Free to visit.
Trowbridge Museum (26 miles)
You will discover the story of Trowbridge from its early days as a Saxon settlement. The town's position as the Manchester of the West and beyond. Itâs here that you will find out about the textile industry, the lives of everyday folk and its famous residents such as Isaac Pitman and George Crabbe.
Boscombe Down Aviation Collection (33 miles)
Boscombe Down Aviation Collection
is a collection of historic fast jets and planes from MOD Boscombe Down. Lots of Jet Cockpits to get into, some powered, including Jaguar, Hawk and Harrier jets. Hear engine noise and air traffic control. Model aircraft and WW2 Display.
The Wardrobe Military Museum (35 miles)
The Wardrobe Military Museum
A firmly educational stop best for over 8s, with collection and archives relating to the Infantry Regiments of Berkshire and Wiltshire from 1748 to the current regiment, The Rifles.
Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum (35 miles)
Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum
Offering interactive galleries and workshops for children, the Museum provides entertainment and an educational experience for children of all ages.
Oasis Leisure Centre (1 miles)
Oasis Leisure Centre
Indoor Lagoon themed swimming pool with pirate ship play feature for under 8s, 3 giant water slide, wave machine, watercannon and hydroslide.
Highworth Recreation Centre (5 miles)
Trowbridge Sports Centre (27 miles)
Five Rivers Leisure Centre (34 miles)
Five Rivers Leisure Centre
The beach pool boats a large flume style water slide and other water play features ideal for children. Plus 25m, 8 lane pool for proper swimming, plus teaching pool.
Jolly Roger Adventure (< 1 mile)
Jolly Roger Adventure
has got bouncy castles, and an amazing soft adventure play area with classics including ball pools, plus 'The Drop' slide: 31 ft long. And one of the biggest indoor astra slides in the country!
Space Play (3 miles)
A great, space themed soft play area for children aged up to 7 years. Based inside LaserQuest Swindon, so there’s something to amuse the older kids too! Accompanying adults get into Spaceplay for free.
Kidz About Adventure Play (4 miles)
Kidz About Adventure Play
Multi level play equipment up to 6.5m including enormous slides, plus sports areas, toddler zones and more. New feature: activity assault course Bouncy Castle!
Bonkers Childrens Indoor Play Centre (4 miles)
Bonkers Childrens Indoor Play Centre
is an interactive indoor play area within a craft village and adjacent to Butterfly World and a garden centre. Lots of activities for all ages within the play area and around it. Cannons, bogglers, ball feeders, lots to keep you entertained within a compact space.
Churchill Playzone (5 miles)
Soft play at the Churchill, part of the Eating Inn group and offers a three level play frame plus family friendly dining.
Jesters Adventure Play (13 miles)
Jesters Adventure Play
Offers all year round, all weather fun for children under 12 years old. With play over three levels, your kids can explore, play and make new friends in total safety whilst you relax.
Coral Cove Party and Adventure Centre (17 miles)
Boomerang Play Centre (22 miles)
Boomerang Play Centre
This place is well named because with huge quantities of indoor and outdoor play equipment for both big and little kids, a cool laser tag arena, dedicated special needs sessions and bouncy castles everywhere you turn, you'll be returning again and again!
Larkhill Space Station (26 miles)
Larkhill Space Station
is a multi level adventure climbing facility with classic features from balls and slides to tunnels and bridges, plus a dedicated toddler zone with a fantastic new ball juggler feature!
Splodges (29 miles)
offers a multi level adventure play frame plus loads of different staff led activities and a particularly special selection of birthday parties!
Funways (30 miles)
Children’s activity centre and soft play in Warminster lots of attractions: 3 separate soft play areas; pool and table tennis room; Playstation move and computers. Activities for your amusement include
youth club, monthly disco nights,
bingo, classes with creche.
Little Urchins Softplay (31 miles)
Little Urchins Softplay
A Pirate themed indoor adventure play facility boasting three separate soft play areas for different age ranges and their huge pirate ship is the highlight of the show! The do kid’s parties too.
Avebury Stone Circle (11 miles)
Avebury Stone Circle
Visit the largest prehistoric stone circle in the world! Alexander Keiller Museum is based nearby and is full of fascinating facts about the area, plus loads of great interactive kids’ activities. Avebury Manor and Gardens also close. Fantastic family day.
Silbury Hill (11 miles)
Known as the English pyramid, this is the world's largest man made chalk deposit which does indeed rival the height of the pyramids. No access to hill itself but nice as a stop off if passing.
Crofton Beam Engines (16 miles)
Crofton Beam Engines
Visit the oldest working steam engines in the world that are still performing the job they were built to do! Especially good on a steam day.
Chippenham Museum and Heritage Centre (17 miles)
Chippenham Museum and Heritage Centre
is a local community museum. Explore the past with Alfred the Great or Mr Brunel. Try dressing up as a Saxon peasant or a Victorian child. For under 5’s try Messy Monday or Noisy Friday. Everyone is welcome in our children’s holiday workshops.
Great Witcombe Roman Villa (24 miles)
Great Witcombe Roman Villa
Visit the remains of a large villa that was built around AD 250 plus a shrine to a water spirit! Tricky terrain though, best for the fit and mobile. A short trip, but free!
Stonehenge (27 miles)
Stands as a timeless testimony to the people who built it, between 3000BC and 1500BC. An amazing feat of engineering and arguably the most sophisticated stone circle in the world, it remains a mystery. Fantastic new visitor centre!
Mompesson House (35 miles)
Featured in the award-winning film Sense and Sensibility, the sumptuous setting is home to a variety of collections including 18th century drinking glasses. There is a children's guide available at reception and sculpture gardens to explore.
Salisbury Cathedral (35 miles)
Visit one of the finest medieval cathedrals in Britain, which has the tallest spire in England! Holds the world’s best preserved copy of the Magna Carta and a medieval clock. Tower tours available.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Dry Ski Slopes and Indoor Skiing near Swindon 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 Wiltshire can enjoy the great day out as well.
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