Broughton Castle (10 miles)
A hugely popular and impressive house and grounds, beautifully furnished and lovingly restored, with fascinating historical artifacts throughout. For a full day you enjoy this in conjunction with another local activity, and although they seem child friendly it is definitely only for the calmer kids.
Blenheim Palace (12 miles)
Steeped in inspirational history and surrounded by beautiful parkland and award-winning Formal Gardens, Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire offers the perfect day out in 2012. This year there are stunning new visitor facilities to enjoy, as well as a host of superb special events in store.
Sudeley Castle (16 miles)
Great castle adventure playground: family opportunities to relax, run wild (usually just the kids) and experience something completely unique. Visit the tomb of Katherine Parr and take a tour of the Castle. The award winning gardens are also worth a visit.
The Bodleian Library (19 miles)
The Bodleian Library
Interactive and stimulating tours of the historic university where much of Harry Potter was filmed! Like stepping into their favourite films. Most tours are for 10+ but Family Tours in holidays welcome 5+.
Oxford Castle Unlocked (19 miles)
Oxford Castle Unlocked
An ancient site of incarceration offering a highly atmospheric history lesson spanning ten centuries, with hands on displays and real life prisoner stories. Quirky costumed tour guides are available every 20 minutes.
Bates Collection of Musical Instruments (20 miles)
Bates Collection of Musical Instruments
One of the most magnificent collections of musical instruments in the world. Has over 2000 instruments from the Western orchestral music traditions from the renaissance, through the baroque, classical, romantic and up to modern times.
Stratford Armouries (20 miles)
Stratford On Avon
- houses a world-class collection of Arms and Armour from throughout the centuries and across the globe! We are a family friendly visitor attraction situated just outside Stratford-upon-Avon.
Sulgrave Manor (20 miles)
Discover the lives of George Washington's ancestors. You can see a real Elizabethan shoe which was worn by a Washington child. Experience the Tudor lifestyle first hand by taking a Children's Tour on Saturdays at 1.45, finding out how the eleven children lived and played at the Manor back in the time of those tricky Tudors. Please contact us prior to a visit to check the tour will go ahead.
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust (20 miles)
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
- owns and cares for the five Shakespeare Houses and Gardens in and around Stratford-upon-Avon and offers a wide range of educational opportunities for everyone interested in Shakespeare.
Ragley Hall (22 miles)
Set in 400 acres of Parkland, Ragley Hall is ideal for fun days out for picnics, play and walks. The Adventure Playground, Maze, Woodland Walk and large picnic area will appeal to kids of all ages. The beautiful Gardens are also open to the public with many hidden treasures the whole family will enjoy. Guided tours of the Ragley Hall staterooms are available most Sundays for added fun.
Warwick Castle (23 miles)
Bursting to the towers with tales of treachery and torture, passion and power and above all fascinating people, times and events, Warwick Castle is so much more than simply a castle. There is a full programme of events including birds of prey, jousting and the world's largest trebuchet.
Kenilworth Castle (28 miles)
Has been intimately linked with some of the most important figures in English history. With its impressive Norman keep, John of Gaunt's great hall, and the magnificent buildings raised for Queen Elizabeth I, it is among the largest castle ruins in England.
Baddesley Clinton (28 miles)
For less boisterous but still curious children, a medieval moated century manor house with a 19th century Catholic chapel, gardens, lakeside walk and nature trail. Tire them out first and there's enough for a couple of hours.
Lunt Roman Fort (29 miles)
Lunt Roman Fort
Come and explore this partially-reconstructed timber fort . Stand on the ramparts, explore the exhibition in the granary and imagine yourself training horses in the gyrus - a feature not found anywhere else in the Roman Empire.
Coventry Cathedral (32 miles)
Coventry Cathedral is a definite must for every visitor to Warwickshire.
Milton Keynes City Discovery Centre (34 miles)
Milton Keynes City Discovery Centre
A beautiful medieval site with public access for walks and picnics. We run family-focused events through the year, whether it's history, wildlife and environment or archaeology, thereâs something for everyone to learn and have fun too!
Eastnor Castle (35 miles)
Fairytale Georgian castle in magical surroundings, with Deer Park, Lake and Arboretum. Children's Adventure Playground and Assault Course, Knight's Maze and Burma Bridge Tree Top Walkway.
Winterbourne House and Garden (38 miles)
Winterbourne House and Garden
Restored to its former Edwardian glory, downstairs there are exhibition rooms explaining the fascinating history of the house's former occupants. An interactive train set, toy box and rooms full of antique artefacts. Outside, 7 acres of Botanic Garden to be explored and enjoyed.
Avebury Stone Circle (38 miles)
BBC Birmingham Public Space (39 miles)
BBC Birmingham Public Space
Do you fancy yourself as a TV presenter? Visit us inside The Mailbox and have a go at presenting Newsround or a weather forecast. Have your photo taken with Dr Who's TARDIS and an old Dalek!
Hellfire Caves (40 miles)
A quarter of a mile of dimly lit passages and exciting caverns which can be explored endlessly. Originally excavated by hand in the 1750's and now with realistic waxworks and sound effects, this unique and historic place comes to life. Cool on a hot day, dry when it's raining.
The Museum of the Jewellery Quarter (40 miles)
The Museum of the Jewellery Quarter
A time capsule of past trade, with fascinating insight into Birmingham’s renowned jewellery and metalworking heritage. Includes live demonstrations at the jeweller’s bench showing how the Smith & Pepper bangle was made.
Hughenden Manor (41 miles)
offers a vivid insight into the charismatic personality and colourful private life of the most unlikely Victorian Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli. Hands-on activities for children but a heavily educational visit.
Brockhampton Estate (41 miles)
The house is surrounded by a moat which is a big success with any kid to start! Plus follow the nature trail and spot wildlife from the bird-hide, have fun in the natural play area and discover new areas of the estate on their orienteering course!
Berkeley Castle (42 miles)
is England's oldest inhabited castle and most historic home. Over 24 generations of Berkeley's have transformed a savage Norman fortress into a truly stately home full of treasures. Come and learn about murder, intrigue and mysterious events at the castle.
Highclere Castle (44 miles)
Highclere Castle has been part of our family since the late seventeenth century and is still a much-loved home today. We are delighted to be able to offer our unique home to the public, companies and romantic couples looking for a wedding venue who feel that the Castle and its beautiful grounds are suitable for their own special requirements Apparently the site of the real Downton Abbey
Berkhamsted Castle (45 miles)
A good spot for a picnic and opportunity to learn something of its history. The Visitor Room has panels telling of Castle’s history. Nearby canal shows working of locks and opportunity for brass rubbing of information panels. Excellent outside playground equipment at Canal Fields. Enjoyment for all ages.
Bosworth Battlefield (46 miles)
Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre and Country Park is a unique day out for all the family. Relive this famous turning point in British history, the death of a King and the birth of the all powerful Tudor dynasty.
Clearwell Caves Ancient Iron Mines (46 miles)
Clearwell Caves Ancient Iron Mines
An impressive natural cave system, mined for over 4,500 years to form some of Britain's most atmospheric and intriguing underground mine workings. Nine caverns, geological and mining displays throughout.
Bromham Mill (47 miles)
Guided Tours, Baking and craft activities for pre booked groups available throughout the year. Picnic area and plenty of space to just play. Please note limited opening times.
Tamworth Castle (48 miles)
Is a Norman Motte and Bailey Castle located in the centre of Tamworth surrounded by the Castle Pleasure grounds. The oldest parts of the Castle are believed to date from the 1180s. There are 15 period rooms to explore with many hands-on activities for all ages.
Chiltern Open Air Museum (50 miles)
Chalfont St Giles
Chiltern Open Air Museum
Rescued and restored buildings from a bygone era, with traditional farmstead and plenty of farm animals. An imaginative trip for kids as they place themselves in the past.
Whitchurch Silk Mill (51 miles)
Whitchurch Silk Mill
Silk has been woven here since the 1820/1830s. The Mill produces high quality silks to order for theatrical costume, interior designers and historic houses. Interactive exhibits and hands on opportunities.
History on Wheels Museum (51 miles)
History on Wheels Museum
Very limited opening but well worth a trip: within this Museum can be found a truly unique collection of Motors, both Military and Civilian, Militaria, from 1900 to the 1950s and Memories of wartime.
Roman Baths and Museum (52 miles)
Roman Baths and Museum
See the water's source and walk where Romans walked on the ancient stone pavements. Excellent children's audioguide tour with some exhibitions.
Lichfield Heritage Centre (52 miles)
Lichfield Heritage Centre
Discover - The Lichfield Story through the Exhibits, Graphics, Displays and AV Presentations in our Exhibition which covers 2000 years of its fascinating history
Basing House (52 miles)
A historic adventure recreating the c16th with a museum, gift shop and battle reenactments!
Erasmus Darwin House (52 miles)
Erasmus Darwin House
Georgian townhouse and previous home of Erasmus Darwin, Grandfather to Charles Darwin based in the centre of Lichfield. Contains interactive and hands-on science exhibits, Georgian dress-up and games, a reading area, various crafts, activities and of course prizes to be won! Plenty to keep all ages entertained.
Windsor Castle (53 miles)
The largest and oldest occupied castle in the world, is one of the official residences of Her Majesty The Queen. Free family audio tour introduces you to the many magical characters who live at Windsor Castle!
Berrington Hall (53 miles)
Get creative in their den building area; join a garden, parkland or architecture tour; and explore the family rooms and see how the servants moved around the house unseen by the family and guests!
Thanks for all the great things to do and Historical and Educational Attractions near Salford 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 Oxfordshire can enjoy the great day out as well.
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