Llanishen Leisure Centre (17 miles)
Llanishen Leisure Centre
A fun family oriented leisure pool with a tropical lagoon style which features a pretty nifty flume slide and a cool wave machine: terrific fun and exercise for of all ages! Plus room to actually swim, too!
Bridgend Recreation Centre (19 miles)
Bridgend Recreation Centre
boasts an extra large leisure pool complete with hydro slide and awesome wave machine, plus a gentler beach area with baby slide. So bring everyone!
Newport Centre (20 miles)
features a tropically themed leisure pool with a cool spiralling flume slide and a wave machine! The shallow beach area is great for kids with it's own mini slides and a safe play to enjoy the waves from. Fun for literally everyone!
Cardiff International Pool (22 miles)
Cardiff International Pool
Main swimming, learner and leisure pools plus 3 terrific slides plus a tipping bucket play area and loads of gym, cycling and spa style spaces for older types. Yay!
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 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.
Water Adventure Play Park (32 miles)
Water Adventure Play Park
Water play on the sea front with a Splash Pad full of spray jets and wet play features, plus wooden play equipment, sandpit and other dry play too. Yay!
Llanelli Leisure Centre (34 miles)
Llanelli Leisure Centre
Featuring a water slide which leaves the building and re-enters for splashdown! Also main and teaching swimming facilities plus diving pool with 1m and 3m springboards, and if they're still not tired a sports hall and an astro turf pitch! Wow!
Hereford Leisure Pool (35 miles)
Hereford Leisure Pool
With a fearsome wave machine, a great water slide and a whirlpool feature, they'll be doing less swimming than shrieking but it's going to be lots of fun!
Brean Splash (36 miles)
features cool indoor and outdoor splash zones both including water slides and tonnes of fun interactive features plus inflatable tube river ride! Absolutely loads of interactive fun for kids!
Easton Leisure Centre (40 miles)
Easton Leisure Centre
Leisure Centre with a 25-metre pool, learner pool, and the only fun flume in Bristol!
Wotton Pool (45 miles)
Wotton Under Edge
Heated outdoor pool with a retractable clear cover for attacks of British Summer! Male and female channging rooms and external hot showers. Open from April and available to hire for Pool Parties, lifeguard included!
Wiveliscombe Open Air Pool (49 miles)
Wiveliscombe Open Air Pool
is a ‘heated outdoor community swimming pool’ with events, picnic area and sun deck set is the beautiful Somerset countryside.
GL1 (49 miles)
in the heart of Gloucester has something for everyone, from warm swimming pools with wet n ÂÂwild 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)
Bath Sports and Leisure Centre (51 miles)
Bath Sports and Leisure Centre
25m main pool and free form leisure pool with iant water slide, flume, features and spa pool plus Zany Zone indoor playground with three floors of fun including log ramps, ball pits, cargo nets, tunnels and slides.
Greenbank Heated Outdoor Pool (51 miles)
Greenbank Heated Outdoor Pool
Main pool, children's pool and separate Splash Area with interactive fountains and water jets. Great idea if you're looking for great family days out in Somerset!
Wells Leisure Centre (51 miles)
Wells Leisure Centre
Swimming pool plus kids' leisure pool with interactive water play features, swimming lessons and sports too!
Malvern Splash (51 miles)
Features a main pool and a teaching pool with leisure facilities including a beach, flume and wave machine! You can also get swimming lessons here and do lane swim or family inflatable fun swim sessions!
South Shropshire Leisure Centre (52 miles)
South Shropshire Leisure Centre
This facility boasts a 25m main pool plus flume slide, 2 additional fun and baby pools, and a diving pool with spring and high boards! Plus swimming lessons and sporting activities too.
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)
Shepton Mallet Outdoor Pool
Environmentally heated lido with separate children's pool, splash area with water fountains, children’s play area, and grassy and decking areas with picnic benches. Changing facilities and lockers. Open between May and September.
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.
Trowbridge Sports Centre (59 miles)
Trowbridge Sports Centre
Swimming facilities and diving pool, depth 4m, with 1m and 3m springboards and a 5m platform; family fun sessions with floats and inflatables, rookie lifeguard class and water aerobics. Yay!
Greenmeadow Community Farm (16 miles)
Greenmeadow Community Farm
Reopening end of February 2016 with tractor trailer rides, adventure playground and life size milk-able cow.
Wiggleys Fun Farm (18 miles)
Wiggleys Fun Farm
Featuring indoor and outdoor adventure play plus toddler zone and babies' barnyard, mini racetrack, animal paddocks, pigs' corner, and woodland walks with occupied duck ponds.
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 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.
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)
Watch wild Red Kites, buzzards and ravens swarm in to the feeding station daily in numbers up to a whopping 600 birds! There are 5 large hides to watch from: a fantastic experience.
Cyfarthfa Castle Museum and Art Gallery (< 1 mile)
Cyfarthfa Castle Museum and Art Gallery
Grand castellation mansion housing a large and varied collection of artefacts spanning 2,000 years of the history of Merthyrs. Free entry for under 16s and over 60s. 160 acres of parkland with lake, formal gardens, children’s play area, and tearoom.
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...
The Cardiff Story Museum (21 miles)
The Cardiff Story Museum
From interactive gallery exhibits to the Object Theatre and Dinky Dragons tots' activity days, there's a lot of fascinating facts to learn and interesting things to do, and it's all free!
National Roman Legion Museum (21 miles)
National Roman Legion Museum
Meet the Romans! The Museum and surrounding town of Caerleon has enough stuff about the Romans to keep all budding soldiers and gladiators happy. With ruins of buildings, Roman objects, dressing up, trails and plenty of events and activities throughout the year.
Adventure Land (2 miles)
2 play frames for over and under 4s, plus another soft play section and 3 ball pits.
Dragons Den (4 miles)
2 separate multi level play frames, plus enclosed toddler area with smaller versions of the big fun, plus disco and soccer areas.
Dizzy Kidz Indoor Playcentre (6 miles)
Dizzy Kidz Indoor Playcentre
is an Indoor Adventure Play Centre for children aged 0 to 11 years with a catering and party provision. Meet all our characters: Mickey and Minnie Mouse; Peppa Pig; Upsy Daisy; Bob the Builder and Ben 10!
Rumble in the Jungle Indoor Playcentre (10 miles)
Rumble in the Jungle Indoor Playcentre
is the largest childrens indoor playcentre in RCT, catering for children aged 0 to 12 years, with huge 3 level playframe, large baby area with ball pond and softplay, sports arena and party rooms.
Kidzz Fun Indoor Playcentre (10 miles)
Kidzz Fun Indoor Playcentre
is an Indoor children's play centre with cafe and lounge areas, sports court and play frame, even a funky car track. We also cater for children's parties in one of our 3 fantastic party areas.
The Eden Centre (11 miles)
The Eden Centre
Multi level adventure soft play plus sports facilities and kart track with dedicated baby zone.
Tiny Tumblers (13 miles)
A double decker climbing maze for kids under 7 years plus the cool tots' sensory zone for the wee ones! Loads of traditional adventure play features in bright friendly colours, plus a range of parties on offer too.
Rascals Club House (13 miles)
Rascals Club House
Multi level adventure climbing maze with toddler version, plus ride on car track, disco stage, arts and crafts area, and sports pitch.
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
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