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Family Days Out near to Axminster
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Axminster Museum (< 1 mile)
Axminster
Axminster Museum Located in the courtroom of the old Police station built around 1860, discover Axminster's history!
Axe Valley Wildlife Park (< 1 mile)
Axminster
Axe Valley Wildlife Park - is a quaint, quirky wildlife park in the heart of Devon. Animals such as Meerkats, Zebra, Lemurs can be seen here. A personal, friendly place with a laid back atmosphere. Outdoor play areas and coffee shop facility.
The Town Mill (5 miles)
Lyme Regis
The Town Mill A working water mill with hundreds of years of history. There is also a gallery, a micro brewery, pottery and cheesemonger.
Lister Gardens Mini Golf (5 miles)
Lyme Regis
Lister Gardens Mini Golf 18 hole mini golf for all ages with pleasing views and nearby seafront gardens.
Lyme Regis Museum (5 miles)
Lyme Regis
Lyme Regis Museum is a family oriented museum on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast offering frequent fossil hunting walks, family fun days, quizzes, dressing up and lots more for all ages. Come and see the Lyme Bay Ichthyosaur, learn about Mary Anning’ s fossil hunting prowess and William Buckland’s dinosaur pooh table.
Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium (5 miles)
Lyme Regis
Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium Come face to face with local fish and marine life of the Jurassic coast. Kids can interact with the sea creatures including the unique experience of hand feeding our shoal of tame mullet, holding a starfish and getting up close with a giant lobster.
Forde Abbey House and Gardens (6 miles)
Chard
Forde Abbey House and Gardens A historical and educational visit made fun through the great effort invested in their Children's Packs, which keep families interested and entertained while they learn.
Seaton Tramway (6 miles)
Seaton
Seaton Tramway A fun day out for all the family. Ride on one of our trams and take a step back in time. Great idea if you are looking for family days out in Devon.
Ferne Animal Sanctuary (6 miles)
Chard
Ferne Animal Sanctuary Nature trails, picnic spots and the opportunity to see acres full of beautiful animals.
Jurassic Coast (6 miles)
Seaton
Jurassic Coast 'The Dorset and East Devon Coast World Heritage Site is England's first natural World Heritage Site - it is known as The Jurassic Coast. It covers 95 miles of truly stunning coastline from East Devon to Dorset, with rocks recording 185 million years of the Earth's history. '
Chard Museum (7 miles)
Chard
Chard Museum Detailed and fascinating collections of exhibits about local history from the Stone Age onward including lots of Dening agricultural equipment, the story of John Stringfellow's powered flight in 1848 and James Gillingham's innovative prosthetics.
Pecorama (7 miles)
Beer
Pecorama is a railway themed all weather attraction with a passenger carrying miniature steam railway, model railway exhibition, multi levelled indoor play area for children up to 12 years, outdoor play areas, glorious gardens and crazy golf.
Beer Heights Light Railway (7 miles)
Seaton
Beer Heights Light Railway Considered by many the finest 7¼ inch gauge railway in Britain, the route includes bridges, extensive sidings, one impressively steeply graded, set in the hillside above Wildway Park with wonderful views over Lyme Bay to distant Portland Bill.
Beer Quarry Caves (7 miles)
Beer
Beer Quarry Caves Trained guides give the visitor an hour long tour of this vast man made complex of underground caverns. Most kids love family days out in tunnels and caves especially if they have a torch!
Thelma Hulbert Gallery (9 miles)
Honiton
Thelma Hulbert Gallery Get creative at this art gallery where as well as art on the walls, there is a learning room, activity trolley and loads of activities and workshops for families.
Playdome Indoor Play (9 miles)
Honiton
Playdome Indoor Play An indoor play area with three designated areas for babies, toddlers and juniors up to the age of 10.
East Devon Riding Academy (9 miles)
Sidmouth
East Devon Riding Academy is a small, friendly riding school offering high quality riding lessons to adults and children from 2 years of age. We have pony mornings throughout every half term and school holiday. So if you are looking for horse riding near Lyme Regis, Sidmouth, Honiton and Exmouth then we can help.
The Donkey Sanctuary (10 miles)
Sidmouth
The Donkey Sanctuary We are a registered charity working around the world protecting donkeys and promoting their welfare worldwide. Visitors can spend as much time as they wish meeting the donkeys and enjoying beautiful coastal and countryside walks. We have a maze, nature centre and donkeys to ‘adopt’, along...
Crewkerne and District Museum (11 miles)
Crewkerne
Crewkerne and District Museum Come discover the social and industrial history of Crewkerne across four galleries with changing displays.
The Jurassic Fun Centre (13 miles)
Bridport
The Jurassic Fun Centre Fun pools with slides and features: play on the islands and water features and try to dodge the aqua jets; it's wet and wild excitement for everyone! Plus classic tenpin bowling elsewhere on site - not open to the public from 20th July until 1st September 2013
Exeter Segways Paintball and Laser (13 miles)
Exeter
Exeter Segways Paintball and Laser Offering Segway Safari Tours and paint balling, for over 10s and 11s, with intense outdoor laser tag available for over 6s.
Escot (13 miles)
Ottery St Mary
Escot is 220 acres of natural woodlands where you can meet our resident otters, wild boar, red squirrels, peacocks and birds of prey. Discover hidden forest playgrounds, our world-class maze and a knee-trembling drop slide. The indoor play barn delights toddlers and the Coach House Restaurant serves delicious food...
Bicton Park Gardens (16 miles)
Budleigh Salterton
Bicton Park Gardens Key features include the Bicton Woodland Railway train ride, nature trail, maze, mini golf, plus indoor and outdoor children’s play complexes.
Vivary Golf Course (17 miles)
Taunton
Vivary Golf Course Their 18 hole mini golf course is both challenging and great fun for all the family.
Sheppys Cider Farm and Museum (17 miles)
Taunton
Sheppys Cider Farm and Museum We are proud to share with visitors from far and wide our beautiful farm and orchards, and to show you as much as possible of how and where we make our delicious ciders.
Yaraks Bird of Prey (17 miles)
Nr Cullompton
Yaraks Bird of Prey Standalone unique and specialist Bird of Prey Centre offering flying displays, handling plus flying experiences. Run by professional falconers who class their charges as family.
Museum of Somerset (17 miles)
Taunton
Museum of Somerset An underfloor Plesiosaur, the largest collection of Roman coins ever discovered in Britain and a chilling recreation of the infamous Bloody Assizes: you’ll find them all here! The museum tells the county's story from prehistoric times to the present day, using real objects, interactive games and...
Somerset Cricket Museum (17 miles)
Taunton
Somerset Cricket Museum For cricket lovers of all ages, a display of Somerset Cricket Club memorabilia!
Montacute TV Radio Toy Museum (17 miles)
Montacute
Montacute TV Radio Toy Museum Be amazed by this huge fun collection! See nostalgic vintage radios and TVs, enjoy your favourite programmes through TV and radio related toys, books, games full size characters and more: a wonderful experience for all the family!
Racetrac (17 miles)
Taunton
Racetrac Virtual driving and karting race venue.
AMF Hollywood Bowl Taunton (17 miles)
Taunton
AMF Hollywood Bowl Taunton Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. This Hollywood Bowl has 21 lanes!
Montacute House (17 miles)
Montacute
Montacute House Stunning Elizabethan mansion surrounded by beautiful grounds. Explore the house and gallery, beautiful gardens and parkland with free guided tour.
O'Bridge Brewers Fayre (18 miles)
Taunton
O'Bridge Brewers Fayre Multi-levelled adventure play centre attached to pub - in the Wacky Warehouse style - good to combine with a family meal
Fairlynch Museum (18 miles)
Budleigh Salterton
Fairlynch Museum Small quirky thatched museum detailing local social, maritime and prehistoric history, including smugglers' cellar
Aj'z Play and Party Centre (18 miles)
Taunton
Aj'z Play and Party Centre We are a play and party centre located in the heart of Taunton. We open at 9.30am every morning and close at 6.00pm every evening, so there’s plenty of time to come after school!
Budleigh Salterton Riding School (18 miles)
Budleigh Salterton
Budleigh Salterton Riding School BHS approved horse riding lessons, livery and choice of scenic hacks. Special events include picnic hacks, beach rides, Own A Pony days and Summer Camps.
Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens (18 miles)
Weymouth
Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens Beautiful and historic gardens with charming features to appeal to kids, like a play area, bridged waterways, sculpture trail and a secret walk! Dogs on leads welcome.
Jungle Jungle Indoor Play Centre (18 miles)
Yeovil
Jungle Jungle Indoor Play Centre Enjoy the challenges of a specifically designed indoor adventure land where even the youngest can explore in a safe and secure environment. Great intermediate zone for adventurous toddlers.
Quad World (18 miles)
Exeter
Quad World Come to multi award-winning Quad World where everyone can join in the fastest growing sport in the UK! Never tried a quad before?, No problem! You will get full tuition on a one-to-one basis and full protective clothing.
Rug Ratz Indoor Play Centre (19 miles)
Yeovil
Rug Ratz Indoor Play Centre With three separate play areas, babies, toddlers and bigger children can all play safely in their own designated play zones on mazes, slides, ropeways, ball pools and much more.
Crealy Great Adventure Park (19 miles)
Exeter
Crealy Great Adventure Park Voted Devon's best family attraction, don't miss the fun and excitement of Devon's Great Adventure Park! Fly through the air, splash through flowing water, explore mystical woodlands and meet the cutest creatures. Complete with rides, masses of indoor play, the regions friendliest animals and...
Hestercombe Gardens (19 miles)
Taunton
Hestercombe Gardens With over fifty acres of lakes, temples, cascades, woodland walks, formal terraces, vivid colours and views that take your breathe away. They also have a small, safe Children’s Play Area for the under 7s.
Abbotsbury Playground (19 miles)
Weymouth
Abbotsbury Playground Free playground with great equipment and lots of space, which is run, insured and maintained by local volunteers!
World of Country Life (20 miles)
Exmouth
World of Country Life is a farm park with petting zoo, indoor play areas, daily ferret racing and animal shows, bird of prey display, farming museum, vintage car and motorcycle collection. Hand feed the animals from the deer train and eat home cooked food in the themed restaurant.
Hawkridge Bird of Prey Centre (20 miles)
Exmouth
Hawkridge Bird of Prey Centre Small, private, family run centre providing seasonal flying displays. Courses and Experience Days offered year round weather permitting, including handling and hawk or owl walks. By appointment only.
Clyston Mill (20 miles)
Exeter
Clyston Mill Historic working watermill in a beautiful riverside setting with hands-on activities that will be certain to engage the kids.
Yeovil Railway Centre (20 miles)
Yeovil
Yeovil Railway Centre Steam hauled train rides, a minature railway, vistor centre/museum and much more! A great visit for train enthusiasts and the like.
1st Bowl Yeovil (20 miles)
Yeovil
1st Bowl Yeovil Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
Killerton (20 miles)
Exeter
Killerton A historical home with costumes and comfortable country living! Enjoy the elegance of both the inside and outside of this country home, with a play park and scenic walks
A La Ronde (20 miles)
Exmouth
A La Ronde Unique 18th Century House with interesting interior decoration and some quirky collections. Surrounded by a huge meadow you can also explore. Dogs on leads welcome.

Thanks for all the great things to do in Axminster 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 Devon can enjoy the great day out as well.



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