Llanishen Leisure Centre (17 miles)
Bridgend Recreation Centre (19 miles)
Bridgend Recreation Centre
Bridgend Recreation Centre boasts the area’s largest leisure pool complete with hydro-slide, wave machine and beach area with baby slide.
Newport Centre (20 miles)
The Newport Centre has a leisure pool with slide, wave machine and beach area.
Cardiff International Pool (22 miles)
Penarth Leisure Centre (23 miles)
Penarth Leisure Centre
offers a 25m 6 lane pool with water slide, plus sports courts, creche and indoor play centre.
LC Waterpark (26 miles)
Make waves in our fantastic family-friendly WATERPARK, an exciting network of pools, rides and slides including the one-of-a-kind Boardrider. Plus visit Â our aquatic themed interactive PLAY AREA which will keep young adventurers entertained for hours. Newest feature: Volcano Bay!
Blackpill Lido (28 miles)
Outdoor water park with a paddling pool, childrens play area, climbing rock and picnic facilities amongst other facilities along Swansea Prom.
Portishead Open Air Pool (32 miles)
Portishead Open Air Pool
A 33m heated outdoor pool situated at the Lakegrounds in Portishead, with stunning views of the Bristol Channel from the sun terraces.
Llanelli Leisure Centre (34 miles)
Llanelli Leisure Centre
Diving pool with 1m and 3m springboards, two swimming pools, and if they're still not tired a sports hall and an astro turf pitch.
Hereford Leisure Pool (35 miles)
Hereford Leisure Pool
- has a wave machine and water slide, a 'beach' area and various water features and a whirlpool, as well as the usual leisure pool
Wotton Pool (45 miles)
Wotton Under Edge
Heated outdoor pool under cover, summer opening only.
Wiveliscombe Open Air Pool (49 miles)
Wiveliscombe Open Air Pool
Heated outdoor pool with fun sessions and water walking (pre booking essential) where you cross the pool inside a giant ball!
GL1 (49 miles)
- in the heart of Gloucester has something for everyone, from warm swimming pools with wet n wild fun sessions and special parent and toddler times to trampoline lessons and after school or holiday sports and swimming courses.
Stratford Park Leisure Centre (49 miles)
Greenbank Heated Outdoor Pool (51 miles)
Greenbank Heated Outdoor Pool
30x12m main Pool, semi-circular childrens Pool and separate Splash Area with fountains and water jets. Great idea if you're looking for great family days out in Somerset
Malvern Splash (51 miles)
Swimming Pool - 25m pool and teaching pool, flume, wave machine and beach - plus loads more leisure facilities
South Shropshire Leisure Centre (52 miles)
Teme Ludlow (52 miles)
Swimming facility with diving pool and boards, leisure pools, plus 65m Flume Slide is open at weekends and in school holidays.
Shepton Mallet Outdoor Pool (53 miles)
North Devon Leisure Centre (55 miles)
North Devon Leisure Centre
Standard swimming facilities with the bonus of 1m and 3m springboards! Creche and small indoor soft play area also on site.
Leisure at Cheltenham (57 miles)
Leisure at Cheltenham
Facilities include 3 pools, 2 sports halls, racquet sports, coached courses, athletics track, gymnastics, trampolining, soft play and drop in gymnastics sessions, free parking and free swimming for children when accompanied. Fully accessible with family and disabled changing spaces.
Sandford Parks Lido (57 miles)
Sandford Parks Lido
Simply a children's paradise, with slides, a children's pool and a paddling pool. The 50 metre pool is also an ideal place to train, two lanes are reserved most days. Open spring through autumn.
Worcester Swimming Pool (58 miles)
Worcester Swimming Pool
Child friendly swimming facilities with diving and kids' fun pools. Diving area has 1 and 3m springboards and a 5m platform.
Trowbridge Sports Centre (59 miles)
Cirencester Open Air Swimming Pool (60 miles)
Bro Ddyfi LC Pool and Water Slide (61 miles)
Bro Ddyfi LC Pool and Water Slide
is a 20m leisure swimming pool with 30ft flume slide. There are a range of activities for all ages and abilities. The pool is available for private hire and provides the ideal venue to celebrate a birthday or group party.
Droitwich Spa Lido (64 miles)
Droitwich Spa Lido
Heated outdoor swimming pool with a beach area at one end and an integrated fountain, with a dedicated wet-play area besides the main pool.
Severn Centre (64 miles)
Solar panel heated outdoor pool with toddler pools.
Wyre Forest Glades (65 miles)
Wyre Forest Glades
Leisure pool with wave machine and 2 flumes (also available for private hire Sat/Sun 5.00pm-8.00pm). A great idea for family days out with the kids.
Oasis Leisure Centre (69 miles)
Oasis Leisure Centre
Lagoon Swimming Pool, -with 'new' pirate ship under 8s play feature, 3 giant water slide ('Domebusters'), Wavemachine, Watercannon and Hydroslide.
The Quarry Swimming and Fitness Centre (71 miles)
The Quarry Swimming and Fitness Centre
One of the biggest in the county at 33 metres long and has 6 lanes, 3 diving boards, a 50 metre flume and spectator gallery. The outdoor padding pool is available from June until September and is free to use.
Crystal Leisure Centre (72 miles)
Crystal Leisure Centre
Waves, Rapids, Slides, Waterfalls, Fansprays and many other water features included, plus normalised swimming facilities and lessons too.
Riverside Leisure Centre (72 miles)
Riverside Leisure Centre
The 25m main pool offers a full programme of activities throughout the week including casual swimming, Aquazone Lessons for children and adults, Aquafit Classes and Inflatable Fun Sessions. It can also be booked privately for special events and parties + Bumbers Backyard Soft Play Centre
Highworth Recreation Centre (72 miles)
Topsham Pool (74 miles)
Modern heated outdoor swimming facility, with giant inflatable and fun sessions. The pool water is 100% chlorine free and heated to 28 degrees or more.
Greenmeadow Community Farm (16 miles)
Greenmeadow Community Farm
The farm has a wide variety of animals including sheep, goats, cattle, tortoises, deer and chickens. Visitors can see the cows being milked and enjoy a tractor & trailer ride. There are learning materials available for school children. There is also tractor an adventure playground and an interactive play area where you can have a go at milking a life-size demo cow!
Cefn Mably Farm Park (18 miles)
Cefn Mably Farm Park
is a huge, 20,000 sq ft all weather family farm attraction and soft play in one. Set in rolling countryside in between Cardiff and Newport, we offer a unique mixture of farm animals and soft play areas: the ideal place for action packed days out with the kids, birthday parties, schools, and groups. The park is designed for families with toddlers to teens.
Warren Mill Farm (19 miles)
Warren Mill Farm
They have a large selection of animals ranging from: Tiny Guinea Pigs, Miniature Cattle, Rabbits, Rare Breeds Of Sheep, Ponies, Llamas, Alpacas, Wallabies, Red Squirrels, and lots more. Also a fishery.
Hendrewennol Fruit Garden (20 miles)
Amelia Trust Farm (22 miles)
Amelia Trust Farm
The many friendly farm animals are accessible to the public all year round, either in the Animal Centre during the cold winter months, or out in the special paddocks during the rest of the year.
Gigrin Farm (38 miles)
The Red Kite Feeding Station. Wild Red Kites are fed at Gigrin Farm
every day of the year. With breathtaking feats of aerial piracy red kites compete with buzzards and ravens for choice pickings.
Feeding takes place at 2pm GMT, 3pm in summer & 2pm winter
Cyfarthfa Castle Museum and Art Gallery (< 1 mile)
Cyfarthfa Castle Museum and Art Gallery
A grand castellated mansion set in beautiful parkland, Cyfarthfa Castle is now a free museum housing a large collection of artefacts spanning 2000 years of Merthyrs history.
Big Pit National Mining Museum (12 miles)
Big Pit National Mining Museum
World-famous underground tour, go 300 feet underground with a real miner and see what life was like for the thousands of men who worked at the coal face. Plus new multi-media tours and exhibitions.
Big Pit National Coal Museum (12 miles)
Big Pit National Coal Museum
Prepare to be lowered 300 feet down the mineshaft for our famous underground tour with a real miner! Wear the same equipment (helmet, cap lamp, battery) and see what life was like for thousands of men and boys who worked at the coalface.
South Wales Miners Museum (16 miles)
Neath Port Talbot
South Wales Miners Museum
Children can experience the dark room where there is no natural light, emulating the conditions underground. Cap lamps and helmets can be tried on and your imagination can enhance your experience of a time now very distant. This is a must see attraction in Afan Forest Park.
St Fagans National History Museum (19 miles)
St Fagans National History Museum
One of Europe's leading open-air museums and Wales's most popular heritage attraction. It stands in the grounds of the magnificent St Fagans Castle and offers traditional crafts, native livestock and exhibitions.
Museum of Welsh Life (19 miles)
Museum of Welsh Life
One of Europe's biggest and most exciting open-air museums. Wales' journey from rural tradition to industrial powerhouse is traced throughout extensive galleries and 100 acres of beautiful parkland.
Newport Museum and Art Gallery (20 miles)
National Museum Cardiff (20 miles)
National Museum Cardiff
From moon rock, meteorites and volcanoes to dinosaurs and woolly mammoths (up close!), journey millions of years through time from the Big Bang to present day. See our basking shark, hump-backed whale and the world's largest leatherback turtle in our natural history collection, plus amazing paintings in our art galleries.
The Cardiff Story Museum (21 miles)
Thanks for all the great things to do and Water Parks near Merthyr Tydfil 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 South Wales can enjoy the great day out as well.
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