Seaquarium (< 1 mile)
Oceans of fun for everyone! Situated on Weston-super-Mare's glorious golden beach, come and get close up and hands on as we take you on a voyage of aquatic discovery. Your ticket is an all-day pass, so don't miss any of our feeds or presentations.
North Somerset Butterfly House (8 miles)
Bristol Zoo Gardens (17 miles)
Bristol Zoo Gardens
Vast animal kingdom adventure plus ZooRopia aerial ropes course, water play area and aquarium. In the new Gorilla Island house, they are directly above you on super tough glass!
Bristol Aquarium (18 miles)
offers over 40 living displays featuring fascinating marine life from around the world, from sharks to tropical seahorses.
Wild Place Project (20 miles)
Wild Place Project
Adventure, play and learning themed around wildlife, with an emphasis on protecting threatened habitats on our doorsteps and around the globe at this zoological attraction.
Tropiquaria Zoo (21 miles)
Zoo with many animals plus puppet theatre, radio museum, tropical hall, pirate ships and play fort. Don’t judge it by the exterior.
Exmoor Owl and Hawk Centre (27 miles)
Exmoor Owl and Hawk Centre
15th century National Trust farmstead within Exmoor National Park, with a large collection of owls, birds of prey, and friendly animals to greet you around every corner.
Exmoor Falconry and Animal Park (27 miles)
Exmoor Falconry and Animal Park
Hands on style animal park with displays and handling opportunities. Many flying displays actually set (well!) to music. Well worth a visit.
Longleat Safari and Adventure Park (32 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.
Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo (38 miles)
Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo
Experience the delight of nature's most serene and beautiful wildlife. At the Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo you can walk with free-flying exotic butterflies and see them supping nectar, finding their mates and laying eggs.
Axe Valley Wildlife Park (40 miles)
Axe Valley Wildlife Park
- is a quaint, quirky wildlife park in the heart of Devon. Animals such as Meerkats, Zebra, Lemurs can be seen here. A personal, friendly place with a laid back atmosphere. Outdoor play areas and coffee shop facility.
Yaraks Bird of Prey (41 miles)
Yaraks Bird of Prey
Standalone unique and specialist Bird of Prey Centre offering flying displays, handling plus flying experiences with eagles, owls hawks and falcons. Run by professional falconers who class their charges as family.
Llama Trekking at Old King Street Farm (42 miles)
Llama Trekking at Old King Street Farm
Llama trekking is fast becoming a 'must-do' activity. Bond with your llama, get to know him and take him on a walk in the glorious countryside of south west Herefordshire. If travelling from further afield, why not take a two day stay in one of our holiday cottages?
Badger Watch Dorset (43 miles)
Badger Watch Dorset
An evening in the country the kids will never forget: their high quality hides have recorded a 100% sightings record over the last three years, so you are virtually guaranteed to see some of these wonderful creatures foraging for food under the floodlights.
Exmoor Zoo (43 miles)
There is only one place you are guaranteed to see the elusive Exmoor Beast and that is in the grounds of Exmoor Zoo. It is a rather large pair of black leopards that are likely to spot you before you see them! Exmoor Zoo is an award winning zoo set in a delightful location and homes over 175 different and...
Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium (44 miles)
Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium
Come face to face with local fish and marine life of the Jurassic coast. Kids can interact with the sea creatures including the unique experience of hand feeding our shoal of tame mullet, holding a starfish and getting up close with a giant lobster.
Wales Ape and Monkey Sanctuary (44 miles)
Wales Ape and Monkey Sanctuary
Formerly a traditional Welsh hill farm, this sanctuary rescues and provides a home for many types of unwanted animals especially primates, such as chimpanzees, baboons, spider monkeys, capuchins and marmosets. Visitors can see a variety of animals and the work the sanctuary carry out to look after them.
Plantasia (45 miles)
From insects, reptiles, fish and monkeys to bananas, pineapple plants, prickly cacti and giant bamboo: Plantasia has it all! Feel like a proper explorer with crazy plants and a variety of climates!
International Centre for Birds of Prey (46 miles)
International Centre for Birds of Prey
Three flying demonstrations with commentary, every day. The Centre caters for school visits, and is renowned for its expertise in education, conservation and training. Courses in falconry and photography are available. Shop, cafe, education facilities, attractive gardens and picnic areas.
The Donkey Sanctuary (46 miles)
The Donkey Sanctuary
We are a registered charity working around the world protecting donkeys and promoting their welfare worldwide. Visitors can spend as much time as they wish meeting the donkeys and enjoying beautiful coastal and countryside walks. We have a maze, nature centre and donkeys to âadoptâ, along...
Ilfracombe Aquarium (50 miles)
'Experience the fascinating journey from an Exmoor stream to the Atlantic Ocean'.
Kingston Maurward Gardens & Animal Park (50 miles)
Kingston Maurward Gardens & Animal Park
Modest domestic animal park and pleasant gardens to keep your little ones busy while your big ones use the college Adventure Days to try archery, orienteering, high and low ropes courses, canoeing and kayaking!
Abbotsbury Swannery (52 miles)
This is the only place in the world where you are able to walk through the heart of a colony of nesting Mute Swans. The kids should take cameras and sketchbooks plus binoculars for elusive cygnets.
North Devon Falconry (53 miles)
North Devon Falconry
Enjoy a day hunting with their trained Harris' hawks in some of the UK's most beautiful countryside. You will receive a brief lesson in handling this magnificent bird of prey and will enjoy the reassurance of being under the watchfull eye of one of the expert falconers at all times.
Hawkridge Bird of Prey Centre (53 miles)
Hawkridge Bird of Prey Centre
Small, private, family run centre providing seasonal flying displays. Courses and Experience Days offered year round weather permitting, including handling and hawk or owl walks. By appointment only.
Walks with Hawks (55 miles)
Walks with Hawks
A great chance to get hands on with some fantastic birds of prey. Hawk walks, Owl encounters and for kids aged 14 plus, Hunting Days. A wonderful wildlife experience.
Sea Life Adventure Park and Tower (55 miles)
Sea Life Adventure Park and Tower
Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park is an indoor and outdoor attraction, with an indoor ocean tunnel and other amazing sea life displays. There are rides, a Splash Zone and an interactive rock pool. We also have animal feeding sessions and a water park play area.
Stanton Park (55 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!
Monkey World (56 miles)
is a 65-acre woodland park which is home to over 230 rescued and endangered apes and monkeys.
Isle of Purbeck Aquarium (57 miles)
Isle of Purbeck Aquarium
Essentially a sales aquarium but is still worth a visit with younger children who will particularly enjoy the seahorse display tanks. Serious supervision required.
Shaldon Zoo (60 miles)
A compact yet hugely diverse conservation park, offering observation of rare and endangered species of primate, small mammal, bird and reptile. Loads of information if you want to take it educational, plus keeper talks and bonus experiences.
Warren Farm Holiday Centre (3 miles)
Warren Farm Holiday Centre
Free indoor play area, Pets Corner, arcade, tractor rides and more. Free entry and parking, open to the public.
Court Farm Country Park (4 miles)
Court Farm Country Park
Nationally award winning farm attraction set on real working farm. Animals, Adventures play, Indoor play barns, hands on fun, free tractor rides, maize maze, milking show, bottlefeeding. Open Easter to end of October. Great family day out in Somerset.
Animal Farm Adventure Park (5 miles)
Animal Farm Adventure Park
The full package: animal to pet and feed, indoor play barn, outdoor rides and a surprisingly wide range of activities and amusements, you're in for a good day!
Noahs Ark Zoo Farm (12 miles)
Noahs Ark Zoo Farm
- is a zoo and farm where you are able to feed some of the big zoo animals and handle some of our farm animals. We have 12 exciting adventure play areas, an indoor Animal Village and covered Animal Show Pens so you can enjoy a day out whatever the weather.
Chew Valley Country Farm (16 miles)
Chew Valley Country Farm
Open from 15th March in 2014, this farm has lots of animals along an animal walkway, a playground for younger children and go karts for older children plus a tearoom.
Cowtastic Farm Park and Playbarn (20 miles)
Cowtastic Farm Park and Playbarn
is an award winning Farm Shop, Farm Park and indoor adventure Playbarn. Meet the animals and explore our farm trail outside, plus grass sledges, fort, duck racing, educational and traditional games. Healthy food meets healthy play in our new indoor Playbarn!
Bath City Farm (25 miles)
Bath City Farm
A great place to visit with the family, wander around the farm and see the animals, enjoy a picnic in the picturesque picnic area and participate in a the array of events that occur throughout the year.
Ferne Animal Sanctuary (34 miles)
Ferne Animal Sanctuary
Nature trails, picnic spots and the opportunity to see acres full of beautiful animals.
Fun City at Brean Leisure Park (5 miles)
Fun City at Brean Leisure Park
From thrill rides to kids rides, you’ll discover over 40 different attractions; stacks of fun for all ages! The South West’s largest free to enter Theme Park: you only pay if you ride! Plus new free Sooty Stage Shows!
North Somerset Museum (< 1 mile)
North Somerset Museum
A family-friendly museum where you can find out about the area from pre-history to the present. Plenty of things to see and do.
The Helicopter Museum (2 miles)
The Helicopter Museum
The World's largest dedicated helicopter museum.
Weston-super-Mare's largest undercover all weather attraction.
A fun place for all the family, with a coffee shop, children's play area.
The Blake Museum (15 miles)
The Blake Museum
A quaint museum boasting battle of Sedgemoor relics, a maritime Robert Blake room, John Chubb picture gallery and various education exhibits and temporary displays.
Burcott Mill (16 miles)
A working traditional water powered flour mill and museum that makes and sells its own flour. Play area for the kids. Tours led by the miller available during the Summer months.
Market House Museum (19 miles)
Market House Museum
Lovely little free museum to enjoy maritime and railway history. Fossils, anglo saxona and pre history exhibitions.
Dunster Museum and Doll Collection (23 miles)
Dunster Museum and Doll Collection
Open from 12th April 2014, see more than 800 dolls from many periods, in varied costumes, a dolls house, childrens favourites and other artefacts on display at this local museum.
Radstock Museum (23 miles)
Museum dedicated to the history and heritage of coal mining in the area with loads of family friendly things to do and see and interactive hands-on exhibitions.
Somerset Cricket Museum (24 miles)
Museum of Somerset (24 miles)
Museum of Somerset
An underfloor Plesiosaur, the largest collection of Roman coins ever discovered in Britain and a chilling recreation of the infamous Bloody Assizes: you’ll find them all here! The museum tells the county's story from prehistoric times to the present day, using real objects, interactive games and...
The Jane Austen Centre (27 miles)
The Jane Austen Centre
Learn more about the famous Jane Austen, visit the delightful Regency Tea Rooms and even make your own Regency Dress!
Thanks for all the great things to do and Zoos and Wildlife Parks near Weston-super-Mare 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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