Tenpin Derby (1 miles)
is a bowling centre located in the Foresters Leisure Park near Osmaston Park. We have 26 modern fully computerised lanes, American Pool tables, Amusement Arcades all catered towards families and kids. There is also the Beach Road Cafe Bar for some delicious meal and snack options!
Elvaston Castle (2 miles)
The first county park in England, this has been gently entertaining and thoroughly inspiring young families for forty years. Interesting walks and gorgeous architecture, an interesting half day's worth.
Freddys Play Kingdom (2 miles)
Freddys Play Kingdom
is a family run indoor play centre with children in mind, with a particularly large play area for smaller toddlers and babies who are unable to play on the ropes and slides. Along with 4 party rooms and lots of party options to help your little one have the best day!
The Climbing Unit (3 miles)
The Climbing Unit
An indoor climbing experience for all ages. With children welcome anytime for miniature climbs and regular children’s sessions there’s always something to do. A dedicated group room includes roped climbing, keeping youngsters entertained for hours. Booking is essential.
Tubby Bears Playzone (3 miles)
Tubby Bears Playzone
features a three level play frame for older kids plus matted toddler area and toys.
Chaddesden Park (3 miles)
Adventure playground plus BMX, football and cricket facilities. And a great new interactive water play area with loads of fun features now runs May through September.
Hickory Dickory's Playhouse (3 miles)
Hickory Dickory's Playhouse
The provision of unparalleled indoor children's adventure play and party centres that are spacious, high quality, stylish and as attractive to adults as they are exciting and fun to children. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for the best things to do in Derbyshire with kids
Rollerworld of Derby (3 miles)
Rollerworld of Derby
The biggest maple floored rink in the UK with capacity for up to 499 - with Family Nights and Learn to Skate sessions. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for the best things to do in Derbyshire with kids.
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Markeaton Park (4 miles)
Well kept parkland with play centre, light railway, splash pool, pitch and putt golf, stunning horticultural displays, a fishing lake and football pitches.
Paint a Pot (4 miles)
Paint a Pot
Discover how much fun painting ceramics can be. Choose from a fantastic range of tableware, figurines and wall plaques: over 150 different pieces. Set in Derby’s premier park, Markeaton, so enjoy a full day out. Just drop in, no need to book.
Staunton Harold Reservoir (5 miles)
Staunton Harold Reservoir
A wildlife habitat offering many outdoor and leisure activities, such as adventure playgrounds, fishing, bird watching, sailing and cycling.
The Donnington Grand Prix Collection (5 miles)
The Donnington Grand Prix Collection
Visit the largest showcase of Grand Prix racing cars in the world, with over 130 exhibits. Trophy room, Motorbikes, plus the largest collection of McLarens and Williams F1 cars on display outside of a factory.
Wacky Warehouse - Plank & Leggit (6 miles)
Wacky Warehouse - Plank & Leggit
Children up to 4ft 9ins tall are welcome to run themselves ragged on the bright and modern play equipment, perfect for the ankle biters to grab some fun exercise! Safe area set aside for babies and toddlers.
Paint a Pot Craft Studio (7 miles)
Ashby de la Zouch
Paint a Pot Craft Studio
offers an indoor opportunity for you to come with your family and friends to paint your own designs on a wide range of ceramic objects. These include plates, bowls, ornaments, plant pots and many more items. We also offer clay imprints, parties, school linked events, adult parties and adoption celebrations.
Little Drivers Soft Play (8 miles)
Little Drivers Soft Play
is a family orientated modern colourful soft play centre with a modern play frame. It is family run and offers bespoke party packages tailored to your needs. Now with laser tag too!
1st Bowl Ilkeston (8 miles)
1st Bowl Ilkeston
Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
Claymills Victorian Pumping Station (8 miles)
Burton on Trent
Claymills Victorian Pumping Station
Historic Victorian industrial building with many rare original engines and boilers. Children’s trail to follow, plus a Visitor Centre and mini museum to explore. Steaming Days held throughout the year.
Pirate Pete Playden (8 miles)
Burton On Trent
Wacky Warehouse - Mill House (8 miles)
Wacky Warehouse - Mill House
Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant.
Crazy Crocodiles Indoor Play Centre (9 miles)
Crazy Crocodiles Indoor Play Centre
is a family friendly indoor play and party centre which serves great coffee and fab food at affordable prices. Children can run off excess energy on our two tier play frame under your watchful eye. We also have a soft baby area and toddler play area for the younger ones.
Attenborough Nature Reserve (9 miles)
Attenborough Nature Reserve
An award winning eco friendly visitor attraction surrounded by the Attenborough Nature Reserve, with touch table and puzzles, interactive screen activities and sensory nature trails as well as kids' clubs and special events.
Noahs Ark Soft Play Centre (9 miles)
Noahs Ark Soft Play Centre
Indoor play centre with a 3 storey play frame and separate preschool area plus party room, cafe and book corner.
Recreation Soft Play (9 miles)
Burton On Trent
Recreation Soft Play
An indoor soft play facility for children aged 0 to 11 years, maximum height 145cm.
Swadlincote Ski and Snowboard Centre (9 miles)
Swadlincote Ski and Snowboard Centre
A large leisure facility and dry ski slope providing Skiing, Snowboarding, Toboggan and Sno-Tubing with a fully licensed bar and restaurant. Kids must be over 4 to take part in activities.
Jangala (9 miles)
offer multi level modern indoor adventure play with dedicated toddler section, football pitch, Wii room, free WiFi and large cafe with big sofas!
Strutts North Mill (10 miles)
Strutts North Mill
Discover how the town of Belper was turned into the world’s first factory community in this great mill and museum that is free to visit for under 16s. Family friendly hands on activities and exhibits.
Chucklebutties (10 miles)
is an Award Winning indoor soft play area with a difference: adults love it too! With views from massive windows overlooking the beautiful Derwent and Belper River Gardens, adults can sit in comfort and relax while the children play.
Ashby de la Zouch Museum (10 miles)
Ashby de la Zouch
Ashby de la Zouch Museum
Local history museum with special events for families and children. Open all the year round with interesting exhibitions, models and children's activity sheets. Specially designed hands-on activities available.
Hood Park Outdoor Pool (10 miles)
Ashby de la Zouch
Ashby de la Zouch Castle (10 miles)
Ashby de la Zouch
Ashby de la Zouch Castle
A Royalist stronghold during the Civil War, the castle finally fell to Parliament in 1646, and was then made unusable. An underground passage from the kitchen to the tower can still be explored today.
Ashby de la Zouch Treasure Trail (10 miles)
Ashby de la Zouch Treasure Trail
is a fun way for all the family to explore this historic market town. Ashby is steeped in history, from Civil War battles and sieges between Roundheads and Cavaliers to Victorian Spa splendour.
Pot N Kettle Ceramic Cafe (10 miles)
Pot N Kettle Ceramic Cafe
Great fun for all the family, find out how much fun painting ceramics can be. Ideal children's parties -no stress and we clear up the mess. Hand and Foot imprints in clay, Perfect for unique personalised gifts for Christmas, Birthdays and Christenings. Visit us today and be creative.
Shobnall Leisure Complex (10 miles)
Burton Upon Trent
Shobnall Leisure Complex
WIth indoor and outdoor sports facilities to pre book, crazy golf and pitch n putt to drop in on, and a playground, paddling pool and skatepark to access for free, this place has loads to do for kids of all ages! Adapted Cycling Centre also on site!
Lanky Bill's Fun Shack (11 miles)
Lanky Bill's Fun Shack
Bill might be Lanky but this is hardly a shack: there's a long multi level play frame, enclosed toddler zone plus a mini play frame, kitchen role play area and awesome mirrored disco room!
Denz Indoor Playcentre (11 miles)
Denz Indoor Playcentre
Massive adventure climbing maze plus cool sky glide feature overhead, great toddler zone and optional kids' classes like musical play and kiddie art. Loads of fun!
Escape Play (11 miles)
Well equipped play areas for different age groups, go karts and sports area. One of many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Nottingham with kids.
Wollaton Hall and Park (11 miles)
Wollaton Hall and Park
Set in over 500 acres of historic deer park, Wollaton Hall is a spectacular Tudor building home to the city's Natural History Museum. Also see the Industrial Museum, Steam Engine House, Wollaton Visitor Centre and the Yard Gallery, plus exhibitions exploring art and the environment.
Nottingham Industrial Museum (11 miles)
Nottingham Industrial Museum
A museum covering the industrial history of Nottingham from lacemaking to motorcycle manufacture. Steam day on the last Sunday of every month, plus a calendar of changing events during the year.
Conkers (11 miles)
Adventures in the forest. Explore over 120 acres including the 13 piece assault course, adventure play area, barefoot walk and train linking the Discovery and Waterside Centres. Indoors discover the Enchanted Forest Adventure Play Zone, over 100 interactive exhibits, cafes and gift shop.
Scropton Riding For The Disabled (11 miles)
Planet Happy (11 miles)
offers a multi level multi colour adventure climbing maze full of classic soft play features plus a designated toddler area, kids' activity sessions and classes.
Hicks Lodge National Forest Cycle Centre (11 miles)
Hicks Lodge National Forest Cycle Centre
16km (almost 10 miles) of exciting off road cycle trails, plus Forest Trails and a Gruffalo Trail for the kids between October and February. Play Area with scramble nets, climbing frames, balance courses and more.
Bumble Bees (11 miles)
is a 2 storey indoor soft play centre for the under 7s based in Coalville. Bumble Bee’s is a real hive of activity with slides, ball pits and tunnels for kids to have fun and explore. We’ve a cafe bar, free parking and baby changing.
Hoods Hideout Soft Play Centre (11 miles)
Hoods Hideout Soft Play Centre
A great fun indoor soft play area designed on a Robin Hood theme on 3 separate levels, packed with obstacles and features for children under the age of 10 years to enjoy.
Jolly Pots (12 miles)
You can paint your own pottery in our beautiful studio or we can come to you! It’s a fun and interactive activity for all the family to enjoy with a great range of pots to choose from!
Snibston (12 miles)
The award winning attraction explores the impact of technology on our every day lives with over 90 indoor and outdoor interactive exhibits.
National Forest Adventure Farm (12 miles)
Burton Upon Trent
National Forest Adventure Farm
is a family farm and adventure park. Meet and feed the animals, explore the Funfield and take on the huge indoor playbarn.
Beechdale Swimming Centre (12 miles)
Beechdale Swimming Centre
Offering teaching, flume and middle pools plus diving and standard lane swim facilities. Also home to a great indoor play zone and a sensory room.
Tenpin Nottingham (12 miles)
is a bowling centre located in Clifton Boulevard. We have 26 modern fully computerised lanes, American and English Pool tables, Amusement Arcades all catered towards families and kids and Sector 7 Quasar. There is also the Beach Road Cafe Bar for some delicious meal and snack options.
Midland Railway Centre (12 miles)
Midland Railway Centre
It’s a day out for the whole family with model/miniature railways and a country park as well as heritage steam and diesel locomotives operating and a host of other attractions. Sometimes you can see special visitors, be it Thomas the Tank Engine, a vintage Steam or historic Diesel Loco.
Thanks for all the great things to do in Allenton 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 Derbyshire can enjoy the great day out as well.
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