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The Splash (< 1 mile)
Enjoy an all year round tropical atmosphere featuring a 33 metre, 5 lane swimming pool, with wave machine and flume! The Splash is an exceptionally popular leisure attraction which offers general leisure swimming for all the family.
Atlantic Pursuits (4 miles)
- offer an action packed programme of extremely wet outdoor activities for adventure seekers of any age and no previous experience is needed! Includes , Canadian Canoeing, Boogie Boarding and Surfing!
Tamar Lakes Country Park (6 miles)
Tamar Lakes Country Park
Outdoor Activity Centre with something for the whole family to enjoy, even the dog! Enjoy a wide range of activities on the water including windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, canoeing and pedalos.
Harlequinns Leisure (7 miles)
has six fun packed levels for up to 12s including a separate toddler area. Ten pin bowling, cafe, and arcade with air hockey and dance machines all also available on site!
Bowling at Harlequinns Leisure (7 miles)
Bowling at Harlequinns Leisure
Classic family ten pin bowling, plus their indoor play has six fun packed levels! For up to 12s including a cool separate toddler area.
The Gnome Reserve (11 miles)
The Gnome Reserve
4 acre reserve home to more than 1000 garden gnomes and pixies. Put on your gnome hat and say hello!
Museum of Witchcraft (12 miles)
Museum of Witchcraft
Discover the world’s largest collection of witchcraft related artefacts and regalia at one of Cornwall’s most popular museums. Interesting items to investigate, fascinating facts to learn, and a space to park your broomstick outside!
Dragon Archery (12 miles)
Learn the ancient skill of archery under expert tuition and supervision with themed archery ranges and moving targets such as dinosaurs, orcs and wolves.
Milky Way Adventure Park (13 miles)
Milky Way Adventure Park
With the Cosmic Typhoon rollercoaster, Droid Destroyer dodgems, fantastic live shows and an innovative new play space for 0 to 6 year olds there really is something for everyone! All rides, shows and indoor play are included in the price.
Clovelly Village (13 miles)
A whole village full of friendly people and unusual things to do, like visiting a donkey, making a scarf, or flying an owl! Plus boat trips, loads of other craft workshops and simple fishing from the harbour wall. It's like a living kid's TV show!
St Nectans Glen (13 miles)
St Nectans Glen
A stunning locale for a family ramble: explore the natural 60ft waterfall and valley basin, search for mini beasts and get some great photos! Plus tea rooms, shop, gallery and nearby bus stop.
Tintagel Castle (15 miles)
With its spectacular location on this windswept Atlantic coastline, Tintagel is where the legend of King Arthur was born and is rich in flora and fauna, sea birds, lizards and butterflies, besides it's own beach and cafe. Lovely!
Hidden Valley Discovery Park (15 miles)
Hidden Valley Discovery Park
An extraordinary adventure park offering great family entertainment, whatever the weather, in beautiful Cornish countryside plus new Beech Maze!
Trethorne Premier Bowl (15 miles)
Trethorne Premier Bowl
8 lanes of classic family tenpin bowling, indoor and outdoor play areas, animals, dodgem cars and an arcade plus family restaurant!
Trethorne Leisure Park (15 miles)
Trethorne Leisure Park
We have something for all ages, whatever the weather. Large indoor and outdoor play areas offer a dropslide, ball pool and ball blaster, bungee run, crazy golf, paddleboats and much more. Plus the animals, bowling alleys, dodgems, bars, games arcade and restaurant!
The Unit Skatepark (16 miles)
The Unit Skatepark
is a 7,500sqft indoor skatepark where you can come and ride your scooter, skateboard or BMX with ramps to suit all abilities. We offer coaching and have a Pro Shop plus coffee facilities for parents and snacks for the kids.
Roadford Lake Country Park (17 miles)
Roadford Lake Country Park
Outdoor Activity Centre with something for the whole family to enjoy, even the dog! Enjoy a wide range of activities both on and off the water including windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, high ropes, archery, cycling and walking.
Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre (18 miles)
Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre
45,000 sq ft undercover attraction packed full of fun exhibits, vintage engineering and stunning artwork displays with working rides to enjoy that will bring back your parents' childhood!
Atlantis Adventure Park (18 miles)
Atlantis Adventure Park
Mini golf, indoor and playgrounds, jumping pillow, rides, maze and gold panning. Interspersed with shopping experiences.
The Big Sheep (18 miles)
The Big Sheep
Highlights include: Sheep Racing, Lamb Bottle Feeding, Indoor Animal Barn, Twister Ride, Tractor Farm Safari, Train & Piggy Rides, Ewetopia Indoor Playground, Battlefield Live, Mountain Boarding, Splash Zone and much more! Voted Devon's Attraction of the Year 2013/2014 by Visit Devon!
Daphne du Mauriers Smugglers Museum (19 miles)
Daphne du Mauriers Smugglers Museum
A fascinating collection of fine smuggling artefacts and tales of wreckers and smugglers over the past 300 years. Sure to get kids' imaginations going!
Dartington Crystal Glass (20 miles)
Dartington Crystal Glass
Discover the history of Dartington Crystal. Watch craftsmen at work in the Factory Experience and Master Engraving demonstration. Try glass blowing, paint glass, design jewellery, or have your hand cast in glass!
RHS Garden Rosemoor (20 miles)
RHS Garden Rosemoor
65-acre garden with lots of family activities, a childrens trail and The Brash picnic and play area with interactive and creative play opportunities.
Westward Ho! Beach (20 miles)
Westward Ho! Beach
Blue Flag award winning sand and pebble beach offering good swimming, water sports and some local entertainments. At very low tides you can see the remains of a mesolithic sunken forest!
The Barn Indoor Climbing Wall (20 miles)
The Barn Indoor Climbing Wall
Lead and top rope walls plus massive wooden boulder! Youth climbing club based here at weekends will accept members as young as 7. Loads of routes and options available, plus classes and training.
Skern Lodge Outdoor Activity Centre (22 miles)
Skern Lodge Outdoor Activity Centre
Get wet, climb high, stay low, whatever you want, you can do it! Play as a family or leave the adults at home, either way everyone can find fun, challenge, inspiration and laughter at Skern.
Siblyback Lake Country Park (22 miles)
Siblyback Lake Country Park
An Outdoor Activity Centre with something for the whole family to enjoy, even the dog! Enjoy a wide range of activities both on and off the water including windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, wakeboarding, high ropes, cycling and walking.
Survival Laser Tag (23 miles)
Survival Laser Tag
War games of the future, today! Zap each other from behind trees and bushes with your cool laser weapons, which only have an impact on the scores and not on the body!
Lydford Gorge (23 miles)
offers a spectacular waterfall, a range of nature walks, loads of natural wildlife, adventure playground, bird hides, woodland sculptures and seasonal activities and events. Lovely, but wear sturdy shoes!
Lundy Island (24 miles)
Why not take a trip out to Lundy Island where there are many guided rambles and walks and snorkelling safaris in the summer. Guided tours and wildlife walks available. Pub on island serving hot food.
Okehampton Castle (25 miles)
The remains of the largest castle in Devon, in an outstandingly picturesque setting that won't help at all when you tell the kids it's meant to be haunted! Riverside picnic area and woodland walks around the castle grounds with a stream teeming with wildlife.
Museum of Dartmoor Life (25 miles)
Museum of Dartmoor Life
Explore the history of Dartmoor throughout the ages, from the Bronze age to present day. Over 3 floors of exhibits and interactive displays. Discovery zones and dressing up for younger visitors.
Carnglaze Caverns (25 miles)
consists of a guided tour around three underground caverns of Catherdral proportions set in 6.5 acres of wooded hillside. During the tour you will go about 150m into the hillside and 60m below ground.
North Devon Falconry (25 miles)
North Devon Falconry
Enjoy a day hunting with their trained Harris' hawks in some of the UK's most beautiful countryside. You will receive a brief lesson in handling this magnificent bird of prey and will enjoy the reassurance of being under the watchfull eye of one of the expert falconers at all times.
The Bar and Cove Vean (25 miles)
The Bar and Cove Vean
Isolated but safe for swimming and snorkelling with plenty of rock pools to explore. Two separate linked beaches, both sandy, one with bronze age remains to explore.
Simmons Park (25 miles)
Adventure playgrounds and meadow nature walks, pitch and putt course, sports pitches, cricket field, bowling green and bandstand plus formal gardens. Lots!
Roylands Riding Stables (25 miles)
Roylands Riding Stables
BHS approved riding centre offering lessons plus beach, dense woodland and sand dune hacks. Dressage and jumping lessons also available. Absolute beginners and families with mixed levels welcome!
Tamar Valley Donkey Park (26 miles)
Tamar Valley Donkey Park
Fun for all with Donkeys, Sheep, Pigs, Rabbits and Guinea Pigs to feed and pet plus a huge indoor play barn!
Tree Surfers (26 miles)
Outdoor adventure for the whole family. Test yourselves on our tree top ropes trail with rope bridges, Tarzan swings and zip wires. Hire a bike to explore 30kms of woodland trails through the Tamar Valley, or see if you are more Robin Hood than Maid Marion on our Archery range.
Cardinham Woods (26 miles)
is a beautiful mixed woodland, with a choice of waymarked trails that take you deep into the woods to discover stunning viewpoints and an intriguing history. Woods Cafe is on site serving a delicious array of hot and cold food and there is a lovely play area for children.
Braunton and District Museum (26 miles)
Saunton Sands (26 miles)
Miles of soft sand backed by the UK's largest dune system but in places it is dangerous for swimming.
Constantine Bay (26 miles)
A west facing long sandy beach with a reputation as one of the best surfing beaches in Cornwall, though suitable for experienced surfers only.
Bodmin and Wenford Railway (26 miles)
Bodmin and Wenford Railway
is Cornwall's only standard gauge railway still operated by steam locomotives, and the trains run through some delightful Cornish scenery. 4 stations to explore, loads of walks to enjoy, and great events throughout the year.
National Lobster Hatchery (26 miles)
National Lobster Hatchery
is a marine conservation, research and education charity with Visitors' Centre which offers interactive displays, young lobsters to meet, plus a resident giant lobster and Edible and their collection of Spider Crabs!
The Padstow Mystery Treasure Trail (26 miles)
The Padstow Mystery Treasure Trail
Suitable for the whole family, follow the directions whilst searching for the answers to solve the clues on the Padstow self guided mystery themed Treasure Trail to prove your detective skills to discover whodunit!
The Dartmoor Mystery Treasure Trail (26 miles)
The Dartmoor Mystery Treasure Trail
Suitable for the whole family the Dartmoor Mystery Trail will get you exploring on this self guided themed driving Trail. Follow this popular Trail and search for the answers to the clues found in many locations around the Dartmoor area.
Meadowlands (26 miles)
features a family leisure pool with fabulous flume slide and interactive water fun features for children, plus length pool for serious swimming, exercise and development.
Play Planet (26 miles)
is an indoor soft play centre for kids aged 0 to 11. With ball pools, slides, nets and a dedicated toddler area there is plenty to keep children entertained. There is also a cafe where you can sit and relax with a coffee, cake or light lunch.
Dragon Leisure Centre (27 miles)
Dragon Leisure Centre
Super little indoor pool with a whoosh flume slide! Great for a family splash about, with lane swimming and learner pool also available. Some soft play sessions offered too!
Thanks for all the great things to do in Bude 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 Cornwall can enjoy the great day out as well.
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