Monkey Forest (13 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.
Matlock Bath Aquarium (16 miles)
Matlock Bath Aquarium
offer a weird and exciting mix of public aquarium plus thermal carp pool, creepy petrifying well, shiny gemstone and fossil display, vintage chinaware collection, regional history exhibition and one of the largest public displays of Holograms in Europe!
Gentleshaw Wildlife Centre (19 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 also new activity packs for kids!
Chestnut Conservation and Wildlife Park (20 miles)
Chestnut Conservation and Wildlife Park
From the giant otter to polecats and free-roaming deer, there's something for all the family at the Chestnut Centre. In beautiful grounds of the Derbyshire Peak district, with a stream running through the valley, home to four species of otter, owls, pine martens, foxes, Scottish wildcats, sika and...
Rodbaston Visitor Centre Animal Zone (25 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.
Donkey Sanctuary (30 miles)
Visit rescued donkeys in their dotage and explore with the kids the significance of treating animals with respect and kindness. Animal contact, visitor centre, nature walks and cycle routes also available.
Cheshire Falconry (31 miles)
With special experiences on offer for over 4s, daily flying demonstrations, Family Falconry sessions plus the weathering lawn and aviary, there's plenty of things to see and do for bird lovers of all ages!
Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre (31 miles)
Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre
Shire Horses are the focus but there are many more spices to visit with and learn about too from mini Shetland ponies to Polecats and Otters!
Twycross Zoo (32 miles)
Set in 80 acres of parkland and known worldwide for its apes and monkeys this conservation centre breeds endangered species and many more to observe. Make sure you see the Penguins at feeding time and check out the Lemur Walk-through enclosure, the Amur leopard exhibit, Sri Lankan elephant walkway, Himalayan...
Vale Royal Falconry Centre (32 miles)
Vale Royal Falconry Centre
is a new British birds of prey and wildlife visitor attraction set in the beautiful Cheshire countryside. Suitable for all ages, friends and families can experience these magnificent creatures up close and get involved in handling and flying these beautiful birds under direct supervision.
Sea Life Manchester (34 miles)
Sea Life Manchester
An amazing aquatic array of curious creatures, plus interactive touch pool and 3D interactive claw, Europe's first Sea Bed Walk and the chance to feed a giant turtle!
Tropical Butterfly House (36 miles)
Tropical Butterfly House
Encounter the exotic and discover a wild family day out at the Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife and Falconry Centre! Meet lemurs, meerkats, owls, otters, snakes, lizards, a tarantula and other amazing animals during unforgettable Animal Encounters!
Dudley Zoo and Castle (38 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!
Plantasia (38 miles)
Explore the UK’s largest collection of permanent mazes, feed the carp, visit the animal field, clamber over the tree top trail, explore the woodland walk or just sit and enjoy the colours, sounds and smells of nature. Spread over 30 acres, there is plenty of room for all that energy.
Tropical Birdland (39 miles)
Come and see hundreds of beautiful and exotic birds. Wander around their walk through aviary. There is a new adventure playground, also several way marked trails around the 6 acres of woodland, plus explore the koi pond and water gardens.
Battlefield Falconry Centre (39 miles)
Battlefield Falconry Centre
A friendly, family run business with a wonderful collection of over 30 birds of prey to see, including owls, hawks, and falcons. A number of experiences available for accompanied children aged 14 and older. They do parties too.
National Sea Life Centre (40 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!
Birmingham Nature Centre (42 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!
Chester Zoo (42 miles)
With 110 acres to explore, there are 8000 animals at the award winning Chester Zoo: voted one of the top zoos in the world and the UK's number one charity.
Blue Planet Aquarium (43 miles)
Blue Planet Aquarium
Has over 100 living displays in six themed areas showcasing a spectacular variety of life from the deep. Visit our Caribbean Reef display, complete with 230ft underwater tunnel, which houses Europe's largest collection of sharks - including the Jawsome three metre long Sand Tiger Sharks.
The Falconry Centre (45 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.
Knowsley Safari Park (46 miles)
Knowsley Safari Park
Prepare to discover an incredible host of creatures from cute and cuddly meerkats, to majestic zebras, mischievous monkeys and clever sea lions! With new features, play features and Hire Wire features this is a day and a half!
Manor Heath Park and Jungle Experience (46 miles)
Manor Heath Park and Jungle Experience
is a tropical oasis packed with fish, quail, terrapin and butterflies as well as a collection of plants from all over the world, where families can enjoy the all year round tropical atmosphere to explore. Plus adventure playground.
Ponderosa (46 miles)
Children of all ages and abilities from severely disabled to able bodied can engage in a variety of interesting and stimulating activities together. Huge selection of activities includes rare breeds, reptile rooms, zip wire slides, beaches and sandpits, plus indoor and outdoor play areas!
Yorkshire Wildlife Park (48 miles)
Yorkshire Wildlife Park
From Wallaby Walkabout to Land of the Tigers, all the kids' furry favourites are here! The latest features are a giraffe house and a viewing platform into largest leopard enclosure in the world, where visitors come face to face with them up 10m high climbing frames!
West Midland Safari Park (49 miles)
West Midland Safari Park
Voted the Best Animal Attraction in the UK, the Park includes four miles of self-drive safari, Discovery Trail show casing Land of the Living Dinosaurs, animal exhibits, shows, African Village, walk-through lemurs, family Theme Park, shops and restaurants.
SMJ Falconry (53 miles)
A Bird of Prey centre with loads of owls, kestrels, falcons, hawks plus an eagle and a clever raven! Experience Days, Hawk Walks, Owl Encounters and Birthday Parties available. All give you a chance for a personal first hand experience.
Greenfield Valley Heritage Park (56 miles)
Greenfield Valley Heritage Park
An attractive collection of original and reconstructed local buildings, which provide a fascinating insight into times past. For younger children there are farm animals, an adventure playground and special children's activities.
Turbary Woods (57 miles)
Offers a unique collection of over 90 birds of prey including eagles, hawks, falcons, owls, vultures and more unusual species. Daily demonstrations.
Roundhay Tropical World (57 miles)
Roundhay Tropical World
Tropical World at Roundhay Park Leeds is one of the UK's most popular garden tourist attractions and home to the largest collection of tropical plants outside Kew Gardens.
Amerton Farm and Craft Centre (15 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 (19 miles)
Burton Upon Trent
National Forest Adventure Farm
is an award winning family farm and adventure park. Meet and feed the animals, explore the Funfield and take on the huge indoor playbarn. Special events for Easter, May Half Term and the famous Maize Maze from July to September.
Ash End House Childrens Farm (34 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!
Alton Towers (5 miles)
Ranging from the world's first 14 looping roller coaster to Ice Age 4D Experience, there are many attractions for all ages including Cbeebies Land and the exciting new Enchanted Forest feature opening in April! Height restrictions 1.4m apply on many rides.
Drayton Manor Theme Park (32 miles)
Drayton Manor Theme Park
For total family entertainment visit the award-winning Drayton Manor Theme Park, near Tamworth, Staffordshire. Thomas Land is being expanded this year!
Drayton Manor also has Europeâs only Thomas Landâ¢, which features wonderful themed rides and attractions based on characters, including...
Potteries Museum & Art Gallery (11 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...
Sudbury Hall and Museum of Childhood (13 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!
The Alton Towers Waterpark (4 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.
Waterworld Stoke (12 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 (12 miles)
Stoke On Trent
A tropical water paradise 65m dragon slide, plus rapids, fountains, spas, whirlpool, cascade pools and lots more!
Leaps and Bounds (6 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.
Fenton Fun Factory (10 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!
Wacky Warehouse - New Florence (10 miles)
Stoke On Trent
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.
Just Kidding Hanley (11 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!
Funsters (12 miles)
Stoke On Trent
Colourful triple level indoor soft play centre with all the classic features to exhaust and entertain the kids. Suitable for all children up to 12 years old and under 5ft 2 (157.5cm).
Cheeky Monkeys in Brampton Park (13 miles)
Newcastle Under Lyme
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 (13 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.
Wacky Warehouse Darlaston Inn (14 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.
Come Into Play (14 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.
Windmill Farm Play Barn (15 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.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Zoos and Wildlife Parks near Winkhill 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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