New Brighton Beach (49 miles)
New Brighton Beach
Sandy beach with modern touristy amenities including tenpin bowling, laser quest, amusement arcade, plus nearby Aviation and Archeology Museum, lighthouse and classic promenade.
Wallasey Beach (49 miles)
Good for swimming and kitesurfing though pay heed to the restrictions; lighthouse, fort and museum nearby.
Formby Beach (56 miles)
An unspoilt wilderness of a beach, run by the National Trust and with a nature reserve adjacent. Not the best choice if you're looking to swim etc., but lovely for exploring.
Ainsdale Beach (57 miles)
Sandy, dune backed bathing beach boasting the oldest iron built pier in the country, with a nature reserve adjacent. Village with facilities nearby.
Alton Towers (12 miles)
Ranging from the world's first 14 looping roller coaster to Ice Age 4D Experience. Many attractions for all ages plus the new Cbeebies Land is now open! Height restrictions 1.4m apply on many rides)
Drayton Manor Theme Park (31 miles)
Drayton Manor Theme Park
For total family entertainment visit the award-winning Drayton Manor Theme Park, near Tamworth, Staffordshire.
Drayton Manor also has Europeâs only Thomas Landâ¢, which features wonderful themed rides and attractions based on characters, including Thomas the Tank Engine, Cranky the Crane and...
Monkey Forest (2 miles)
Unique to the UK! The only place you can walk amongst 140 free roaming Barbary macaques in 60 acres of beautiful English forest. Guides are located on the three quarter mile path to inform you of all the monkeys’ behaviour ensuring you have an exciting and memorable day.
Gentleshaw Wildlife Centre (8 miles)
Gentleshaw Wildlife Centre
is a small sanctuary for unwanted and mistreated exotic animals and birds of prey. Home to a wide variety of creatures including, Owls, Hawks, Snakes, Monkeys, Raccoons, Wild cats, Lizards,Fruit bats, Falcons, Terrapins and much more it's a great afternoon out for the family.
Blackbrook Zoological Park (12 miles)
Blackbrook Zoological Park
They have a wealth of attractions on offer to see, including rare birds, unusual animals, reptiles, insects, kid's favourite Lemur Lodge, Pelican Cove, Swan Lake and the utterly charming World of Penguins!
Rodbaston Visitor Centre Animal Zone (19 miles)
Rodbaston Visitor Centre Animal Zone
Our Animal Zone houses a varied collection of animals and birds from around the world. See our own Meerkat family and count their babies, watch our Red Lemurs playing outside in their enclosure and see our Wallabies, Raccoon Dogs and all the other animals, which bring animals of the world into one place.
Owl and Falconry Centre (31 miles)
Owl and Falconry Centre
A Bird of Prey Centre with a collection of over 50 hawks, falcons and owls, including some babies! Daily flying displays and a Pets Corner with rabbits, guinea pigs, a donkey, a ferret, sheep and more, to meet and feed.
Amerton Farm and Craft Centre (11 miles)
Amerton Farm and Craft Centre
Playbarn is a farmyard with indoor adventure play area. It has a tractor track, rope bridge and barns on stilts connected with raised walkways. There is also a soft play area for children under 3 years of age, plus fun days and farm activities.
National Forest Adventure Farm (23 miles)
Burton Upon Trent
National Forest Adventure Farm
is a family farm and adventure park. Meet and feed the animals, explore the Funfield and take on the huge indoor playbarn.
Ash End House Childrens Farm (33 miles)
Ash End House Childrens Farm
offer lots of friendly animals to feed and stroke.
Three Play areas, Indoor Toddlers Barn, Family Games Yard, Crazy golf and lots of fun activities for the children. Plus Jumping Pillow, Tractor and Trailer Rides and visit our new Falconry Centre!
Potteries Museum & Art Gallery (4 miles)
Stoke on Trent
Potteries Museum & Art Gallery
Travel back in time and discover the history of the Potteries and of Staffordshire. See the largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold ever found, the world's finest collection of Staffordshire ceramics and our very own WW2 Spitfire, plus our changing exhibition programme. you can also enjoy a light lunch in our...
Newcastle Borough Museum and Gallery (4 miles)
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Newcastle Borough Museum and Gallery
With Toys' Gallery, Victorian Street Scene and other authentic vintage set ups, there's loads to look at and great facilities for support with the smalls. Fun and educational, imaginative and welcoming!
Sudbury Hall and Museum of Childhood (18 miles)
Sudbury Hall and Museum of Childhood
Explore the 17th century dream house; be a chimney sweep, a scullion or a Victorian pupil; play with toys and interactive displays plus let out their fizz in the woodland play area!
Waterworld Stoke (4 miles)
Stoke on Trent
Experience the thrills and spills of the UK's 1st indoor water rollercoaster; plummet through the thunder and lightening in the black hole; speed through the thundering waters of the superflume; turn your world upside down and plunge into the deep blue water of the space bowl!
Dimensions (6 miles)
A tropical water paradise 65m dragon slide, plus rapids, fountains, spas, whirlpool, cascade pools and lots more!
The Alton Towers Waterpark (12 miles)
The Alton Towers Waterpark
Boasting hundreds of fantastic interactive water features, from lazy rivers and crazy cannons to the sensational speed of the Master Blaster water rollercoaster, this Caribbean lagoon offers gallons of excitement for kids of all ages, and is open all year round.
Fenton Fun Factory (2 miles)
Stoke On Trent
Fenton Fun Factory
We have everything you need to entertain young and old and we are proud to of created an environment that will be as enjoyable for the parents as it is for the children. Large play centre plus sports and go karts!
Funsters (2 miles)
Colourful triple level indoor soft play centre with all the classic features to exhaust and entertain them. suitable for all children up to 12 years old and under 5ft 2".
Wacky Warehouse - New Florence (2 miles)
Wacky Warehouse - New Florence
Fantastic adventure soft play structure with aerial runs, cargo nets and astro slides, plus there's a safe toddler area with suitable activities for little ones. Attached to a family restaurant.
Wacky Warehouse Darlaston Inn (4 miles)
Wacky Warehouse Darlaston Inn
Multi level adventure play plus safe play zone for the little ones. Racing slides and mega balls, tunnels and bridges and loads more. Beer garden too.
Just Kidding Hanley (4 miles)
Just Kidding Hanley
is a large indoor soft play and party venue for children, packed to the rafters with fun and adventurous activity for children up to the age of 12 years guaranteeing hours of fun!
Cheeky Monkeys in Brampton Park (4 miles)
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Cheeky Monkeys in Brampton Park
Multi storey play structure with bright and colourful classic features from climbs and scrambles to ball pools and slides. Outside features for summer, too.
Jumbo Fun and Play (4 miles)
Newcastle Under Lyme
Jumbo Fun and Play
is a massive 12,500 sq ft 'indoor pay and play' and party venue catering for children from 0 to 14 years, with top quality cafe facilities and an extensive range of freshly prepared hot and cold food and drinks. We have dedicated play areas for babies, toddlers and juniors.
Come Into Play (4 miles)
Come Into Play
is an indoor adventure play centre aiming to bring the outdoors indoors. Just like being in the park we have a nest swing, rope bridges to cross, timber towers to climb, the gauntlet, the ball gun arena and of course our 4 lane mega slide to whizz down. We also have a separate soft padded 0-2s area.
Wacky Warehouse - Plough Inn (11 miles)
Stoke On Trent
Wacky Warehouse - Plough Inn
Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, plus beer garden, attached to a family restaurant.
Windmill Farm Play Barn (11 miles)
Windmill Farm Play Barn
A farmyard Play Barn with indoor and outdoor play areas. Great opportunities to bounce, jump and climb, plus a soft play area. There is also a rope bridge, barns on stilts, a tractor racetrack, and a sand pit.
Leaps and Bounds (11 miles)
Leaps and Bounds
A fun, clean safe and friendly indoor soft play and party centre for children aged 0 to 9 years old. We also have an on-site café offering good quality freshly prepared food and drinks.
The Barley Mow Indoor Play (14 miles)
The Barley Mow Indoor Play
Friday to Sunday fun on the multi level play frame and fun zone attached to a family restaurant. Plus an outdoor play area for the better weather!
Big Top Fun Centre (14 miles)
Big Top Fun Centre
With its large challenging three-storey frame packed with a whole host of exciting play areas the Big Top Playframe means children up to the age of 12 can enjoy hours of fun whatever the weather.
Wacky Warehouse - Catch Corner (14 miles)
Playtime Cannock (20 miles)
With separate areas for crawlers, toddlers and everyone else, it has 3 slides, a big toddler section and a jungle zone.
The Beach Hut (23 miles)
The Beach Hut
A stimulating multi level soft play centre for kids aged between 0 to to 10 years. Dedicated play zones for babies, toddlers, and juniors. Birthday parties available. Open daily. Free for kids less than 12 months of age.
Jungle Boogie (23 miles)
A great soft play centre that is ideal for younger children. An exciting jungle themed play frame, with plenty to keep kids of all ages amused, from newborns to 10 year olds.
Wacky Warehouse at the Fradley Arms (25 miles)
Wacky Warehouse at the Fradley Arms
offers their trademark standard of indoor adventure play, with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant with separate kids' menu. Plus big beer garden, accommodation and great disabled access throughout.
Pirate Pete Playden (25 miles)
Burton On Trent
Wacky Warehouse - Mill House (25 miles)
Wacky Warehouse - Mill House
Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant.
Recreation Soft Play (25 miles)
Burton On Trent
Recreation Soft Play
An indoor soft play facility for children aged 0 to 11 years, maximum height 145cm.
Rainbow Playworld (32 miles)
Offers a triple tier play frame and kiddie version, electric go karts with mini track, air hockey and pool tables, face painting parties and a great multi sports arena with more balls than you can shake a boot at!
The Big Play Barn (33 miles)
The Big Play Barn
- a indoor soft play area with Big Slides, Ball Pits, Rope Bridges and Firemans Poles. With dedicated areas for under 4's and under 2's. Outside we also have a new Giant Jumping Pillow, water zorbing and GIANT inflatable obstacle course.
Trentham Gardens (1 miles)
Stoke on Trent
is an award winning gardens and the perfect place to spend the day with the kids. Tackle the adventure playground, get lost in the maze, tantalise your toes on the barefoot walk and search for fairies on the fairy trail.
Emma Bridgewater Factory (3 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.
Stafford Castle (12 miles)
The interior is designed to encourage a 'hands-on' approach to history; the emphasis is most definitely on information with fun.
Erasmus Darwin House (24 miles)
Erasmus Darwin House
Georgian townhouse and previous home of Erasmus Darwin, Grandfather to Charles Darwin based in the centre of Lichfield. Contains interactive and hands-on science exhibits, Georgian dress-up and games, a reading area, various crafts, activities and of course prizes to be won! Plenty to keep all ages...
Lichfield Heritage Centre (24 miles)
Lichfield Heritage Centre
Discover 2000 years of The Lichfield Story through the Exhibits, Graphics, Displays and AV Presentations. Family and Mouse Hole Trails available for small kids to help keep them interested and moving round.
Claymills Victorian Pumping Station (25 miles)
Burton on Trent
Claymills Victorian Pumping Station
Historic Victorian industrial building with many rare original engines and boilers. Children’s trail to follow, plus a Visitor Centre and mini museum to explore. Steaming Days held throughout the year.
Tamworth Castle (31 miles)
Is a Norman Motte and Bailey Castle located in the centre of Tamworth surrounded by the Castle Pleasure grounds. The oldest parts of the Castle are believed to date from the 1180s. There are 15 period rooms to explore with many hands-on activities for all ages.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Best Beaches near Trentham 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 Staffordshire can enjoy the great day out as well.
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