The Walled Gardens of Cannington (13 miles)
The Walled Gardens of Cannington
are ideal for children, with plenty of outdoor toys and games on the large lawn during Cheeky Monkey days, and many winding paths and walkways, ideal for burning off some energy!
Hestercombe Gardens (14 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.
Fyne Court Nature Reserve (14 miles)
Fyne Court Nature Reserve
Featuring nature and way marked trails, dragonfly pond, stream for paddling and grassy areas for traditional play plus a folly that looks like a small castle which is a great base for games.
Great Wood (17 miles)
Enjoy the freedom of space as you explore the forest on foot or by bike. Well surfaced forest tracks means there’s plenty to discover with buggies or wheelchairs. Make a day of it: bring a picnic or use one of our BBQs.
Stourhead (20 miles)
World famous 18th-century landscape garden, magnificent lake shimmering with reflections of classical temples, mystical grottoes and rare and exotic trees. Families can collect tracker packs to make it more fun for the kids, too.
Hengrove Park (23 miles)
Large park with huge Play Park with features for all ages. Areas for ball games, Wheels park for BMX and skating, plus 12m Jungle Dome to explore! Open all year and free to visit.
Hengrove Play Park (23 miles)
Hengrove Play Park
Four acre play park for all ages with a 12m high domed jungle experience, sand and water play and a wheels park for skateboarders and BMX riders.
Dame Emily Park (25 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.
Ashton Court Estate (25 miles)
Ashton Court Estate
Country park and mansion with 850 acres of woodland and grassland and many opportunities to get back to nature and activities for families to enjoy.
Burrow Farm Gardens (25 miles)
Burrow Farm Gardens
Almost 10 acres of wonderfully landscaped gardens that have been created from scratch over the last 50 years! Great for a relaxing family day out in beautiful surroundings. Nursery, craft shop, and Tearooms selling home made cream teas!
Brandon Hill Park (26 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.
Prior Park Landscape Gardens (26 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...
Brokerswood Country Park (27 miles)
Brokerswood Country Park
A great place for a day out or a family camping trip within 80 acres of ancient woodland. Education centre, adventure playgrounds, woodland walk trail and a narrow gauge railway. Picnic and barbeque areas, plus a 5 acre lake.
Royal Victoria Park (27 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
Felix Road Adventure Playground (27 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 but access is free.
University of Bristol Botanic Gardens (27 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
Portishead Lake Grounds (27 miles)
Portishead Lake Grounds
As well as the lake, there is a children's playground and tennis courts and bowls and, during the summer, rowing boats are available for hire. Portishead Open Air Pool is open during the summer months.
Hope Nature Centre (28 miles)
Hope Nature Centre
A lovely animal centre with lots of animals to see and wonderful walks. Visit the squirrel's tea room too.
Cosmeston Lakes Country Park (28 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.
Oldbury Court Estate (29 miles)
Oldbury Court Estate
Grade II registered parkland with woods, riverside paths, is excellent for walking and playing including a separate toddler play park, accessible play equipment and things older children will love too.
Dunster Forest and Estate (29 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!
Porthkerry Country Park (30 miles)
Porthkerry Country Park
A real all-rounder: woods and meadows, beaches and cliffs, historic landmarks and surreal staircase, plus pitch and putt golf, playground, nature trails plus picnic and BBQ spots.
Wimbleball Lake Country Park (30 miles)
Wimbleball Lake Country Park
Outdoor Activity Centre with something for the whole family to enjoy, even the dog! Enjoy a wide range of activities both on and off the water including windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, high ropes, archery, bushcraft, cycling and walking.
Dorchester Borough Gardens (31 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 trim trail, tennis courts, ornate fountain and a cool sundial!
Borough Gardens (31 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...
Abbotsbury Playground (31 miles)
Free playground with great equipment and lots of space, which is run, insured and maintained by local volunteers!
England Coast Path National Trail (31 miles)
England Coast Path National Trail
A 630 mile (1,014km) National Trail full of superb coastline, with plenty of wildlife, heritage and geology to discover along the way. A land of legends and myths, with secret smuggler coves and natural wonders to explore.
Larmer Tree Gardens (32 miles)
Larmer Tree Gardens
Beautifully landscaped grounds well described as an extraordinary example of Victorian extravagance. Extensive gardens with Fairy Door Trail to get kids; imaginations going.
Escot (32 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...
Old Down Country Park (35 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 cafe 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!
Glamorgan Canal Nature Reserve (35 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.
Offas Dyke Path National Trail (37 miles)
Offas Dyke Path National Trail
A 177 mile (285km) long walking trail from Sedbury to Prestatyn, mainly through Wales. A borderland that is full of changing landscapes and historic towns, with great opportunities to see local wildlife like badgers and birds of prey.
Bicton Park Gardens (38 miles)
Bicton Park Gardens
Key features include the Bicton Woodland Railway train ride, nature trail, maze, mini golf, plus indoor and outdoor children’s play complexes.
Drews Pond Wood Local Nature Reserve (38 miles)
Drews Pond Wood Local Nature Reserve
A beautiful area of woodland, full of loads of flowers, plus plenty of ducks and geese to feed. Circuit of paths to follow, picnic area, plus a number of interesting habitats to explore with the kids.
Cwmcarn Forest (40 miles)
Unique fun day out by car, bike or on foot along the stunning seven miles of Cwmcarn Forest Drive with scenic stop off points with car parks. Visitor Centre with a gift shop, and cafe to enjoy.
Portland Plateau Walk (40 miles)
Portland Plateau Walk
A moderate but varied walk along the South West Coast Park on Portland’s northern plateau. Some short stretches of ascent and descent.
Easton Gardens (41 miles)
Green Flag Awarded park with play and picnic areas, and plenty of attractive space to run about in. Pushchair accessible throughout.
Exeter Sculpture Walk (41 miles)
Exeter Sculpture Walk
Over 30 interesting and varied sculptures to enjoy, located both outside and in the buildings of the University of Exeter. The campus is als a registered Botanical Garden, with plenty of exotic plants, and lovely views acros the city.
Upton Country Park (42 miles)
Upton Country Park
There are tree, nature and orienteering trails, plus harbourside bird hide, Segway Trail and a water feature which children are welcome to play in.
Tintern Old Station (42 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.
Ynysangharad War Memorial Park (42 miles)
Ynysangharad War Memorial Park
is a stunning outdoor venue packed with events, sports and activities. Reptiles, magicians and pop bands are among the attractions offered during the programme of events. Make your own fun with the park’s children’s adventure playground, tennis courts, cricket field, pitch and putt golf, football...
Westonbirt The National Arboretum (43 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 Blue Pool (43 miles)
The Blue Pool
Amazing natural water feature with turquoise colouring, plus estate to explore with 3 playgrounds and a squirrel sculpture trail. Kids will also love the Wareham Bears collection.
Pontypool Park (43 miles)
64 Hectares of park and gardens playing host to a leisure centre, outdoor dry ski slope, pitch and putt, childrens play area suitable for younger and older kids plus lots more!
Barry Sidings Countryside Park (43 miles)
Barry Sidings Countryside Park
is a stunning countryside park. Dotted with wildlife walks and fascinating trails, the park is home to a BMX track, duck pond, picnic and barbecue area, seasonal cafe and one of the best children’s playgrounds around!
Pen-y-fan Pond (44 miles)
Parkland about a resevoir with flat open space for sports and kite flying, nature rambling and picnicking. There's a wonderful Alien Invasion Trail around the park that's sure to keep them moving and get imaginations going!
Moors Valley Country Park (44 miles)
Moors Valley Country Park
Adventure play with loads of outdoor equipment, narrow-gauge steam railway, extensive play trails, and the picturesque lake to explore, plus independent attractions inside.
Whitecliff Play Area (45 miles)
Whitecliff Play Area
Features the 6m high Multi Activity Tower, boasting 3 slides of different lengths, 3 ravine bridges and a long plank bridge plus rope ladder, vertical scramble net, an arched climber, fireman's poles and play panels!
Brownsea Island (45 miles)
A peaceful island of woodland, wetland and heath with a rich diversity of wildlife for you to visit. Visitor Centre full of history mystery, plus a number of great trails to follow.
Merthyr Mawr Sand Dunes (46 miles)
Merthyr Mawr Sand Dunes
An important wildlife habitat for quiet contemplation of nature... next to a series of enormous sand dunes down which you can sled!
Thanks for all the great things to do and Play Parks and Great Outdoors near Walton 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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