Bury Bowl (< 1 mile)
Bury St Edmunds
Popular bowling centre, great activity for kids, especially if it's grotty outside, with fully licensed bar and restaurant as well as satellite television, pool and video games
Kids Play (< 1 mile)
Bury St Edmunds
With numerous fun indoor activities, you are sure to find something the whole family will enjoy. Kids can brave the speedy drop slide, shoot the fun ball cannons and scramble through tunnels on the giant playframe. Plus, there's more: why not bounce on trampolines, dive into the ball pond or spin on the...
Moyse's Hall Museum (< 1 mile)
Bury St Edmunds
Moyse's Hall Museum
Provides an excellent setting in which to trace the unfolding story of West Suffolk, through displays which range from prehistoric times right through to the present.
CurveMotion (1 miles)
Bury St Edmunds
- is an exciting interactive indoor venue offering roller skating, roller disco, soft play centre, mega slides, including a vertical drop slide, as well as a range of different party options and a high quality bistro.
Kentwell Hall and Gardens (10 miles)
Kentwell Hall and Gardens
Explore the luxurious halls, the rare breeds farm, plus formal and themed gardens, maze, camera obscura, and plenty of sculptures lurking in leafy corners to be discovered and special events day really worth waiting for.
Wild Tracks (11 miles)
Outdoor Activity Park offering a range of exciting activities for kids aged 8 and older. Choose from Karting, Quad bikes, Archery, Crossbows, Clay Target Shooting and Air Guns! They do birthday parties too.
Jumppin Jacks Funhouse (12 miles)
Jumppin Jacks Funhouse
A fantastic three tier purpose built indoor adventure play centre and party venue for children aged 0 to 10 years of age. Dedicated toddler section.
Playworld - Ocean Adventure (12 miles)
Playworld - Ocean Adventure
There are ball ponds, slides, a large inflatable play area (May to September), an aerial glide, slides, a spooky room, scramble nets and a toddlers' area. Swimming facilities also on site. Play area currently closed for improvements, reopening March 29th.
Knettishall Heath Country Park (12 miles)
Knettishall Heath Country Park
Lovely for nature hikes and picnics, with plenty of local flora and fauna to spot, from lizards and butterflies to fallow deer and wild ponies. Very peaceful. Unless you take the kids!
Waterworld and Breckland Leisure Centre (12 miles)
Museum of East Anglian Life (12 miles)
Museum of East Anglian Life
Discover the history and natural world of East Anglia on this beautiful 75 acre site, get steamed up with the powerful engines, meet the friendly animals including Suffolk Punch Horses and rare breads of cattle and sheep, plus 15 splendidly restored historic buildings and lots more to do.
Fun 2 Play (12 miles)
Fun 2 Play
Large and exciting 3 level play structure with several different slides, ball pool, spook room plus many more fun features suitable for older children. Separate soft play for the little ones. Several birthday party packages available.
Go Ape Thetford (13 miles)
Go Ape Thetford
The UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Award winning outdoor adventure activities. Families and friends can enjoy a day out like no other. Fly down zip wires, leap off Tarzan Swings and tackle obstacles whilst enjoying some of Britain’s most breathtaking scenery.
Go Ape Forest Segway (13 miles)
Go Ape Forest Segway
You can enjoy our forest Segway experience in the beautiful Thetford Forest. From two legs to two wheels: for the ultimate forest experience on a rugged all-terrain Segway. It's a unique way to tackle the trails in the forest.
Go Ape Tree Top Junior (13 miles)
Go Ape Tree Top Junior
A fun filled experience of canopy exploring, trail blazing and crossings for all to enjoy. You'll enjoy monkeying around over trails and finish with one awesome zip wire.
High Lodge Thetford Forest Centre (13 miles)
High Lodge Thetford Forest Centre
Offers loads of outdoor play equipment, a variety of family oriented trails and orienteering courses to keep you busy, plus high wires, giant animal sculptures and more!
Scribbles Ceramics (13 miles)
Pottery painting fun at our studio, an activity in which all ages can have a go. Parties and walk in painting plus we can paint special pottery items for you if you have limited time or want a special present made.
Clare Castle Country Park (13 miles)
Clare Castle Country Park
is a beautiful quiet area to relax, play, get close to nature and learn about Clare's fascinating history concerning the remains of the 13th Century stone castle keep set upon its 70ft high motte overlooking the town.
National Horse Racing Museum (13 miles)
National Horse Racing Museum
The story of the people and horses involved in racing from its Royal origins to Lester Piggott, Frankie Dettori and other modern heroes. Explore the galleries with their Junior Fun Tour and enjoy dressing up in the Practical Gallery.
Strikes (14 miles)
Child friendly ten pin bowling with an exciting laserquest facility also on site.
Laser Quest Sudbury (14 miles)
Laser Quest Sudbury
offers a full futuristic laser tag arena with infra red laser equipment and immersive atmospherics! Plus classic tenpin bowling to calm down with afterwards!
Mr Gs Bowling Centre (14 miles)
Mr Gs Bowling Centre
8 lane family friendly cosmic bowling, with ramps and lightweight balls for children. Animated bowling graphics and full lane service.
Hollow Trees (14 miles)
There are different routes and lots to see so your walk can be as long or as short as you like to make it. On your walk you will find Dirty Dave the tractor stuck in the mud, the Rolly Polly pole, Goat Mountain, Mini Tractors and the Welly Game.
Glass and Craft (16 miles)
Glass and Craft
is an indoor family craft workshop providing glass painting, ceramic painting and decopatch crafting for all ages. No booking required, just turn up, get creative and have fun. Kids' craft parties also available!
Grimes Graves (16 miles)
Today visitors can don a hard hat and descend 9 metres (30 ft) by ladder into one excavated shaft, an unforgettable experience, the only Neolithic flint mine open to visitors in Britain.
East Town Park Countryside Centre (17 miles)
East Town Park Countryside Centre
The car park and children's play area for two to 12 year-olds are near to the centre and there is an easy access trail that takes you around some of the interesting features on the landscape and introduces you to the wildlife in the park. Regular events held.
Kid City (17 miles)
Leisure centre with nice multi level indoor play area, plus elsewhere on site absolutely loads of bookable sports facilities and an indoor water park!
Haverhill Pool and Slides (17 miles)
Haverhill Pool and Slides
has 2 excellent weekender flume slides and regularly puts on Fun Sessions with inflatable toys and float mats thrown in! There's room to actually swim as well, but you won't get to! Elsewhere on same site there's an adventure play facility and loads of bookable sports facilities too.
Burwell Museum (17 miles)
Learn local history; visit the windmill and other authentic buildings. Vintage vehicles, mobile butcher’s shop and interactive Victorian schoolroom, plus dressing up in the Nissen hut. Free for under 5s.
Mid-Suffolk Light Railway (17 miles)
Mid-Suffolk Light Railway
This is the only railway museum in Suffolk, where the former Mid Suffolk Light Railway is recreated. Many original station buildings and steam locomotives on display along with lots of photographs and memorabilia in the museum.
Bressingham Steam Experience (17 miles)
Bressingham Steam Experience
Whether you choose to explore one of Europe's leading steam collections, take a ride on Bressingham's famous Victorian 'Gallopers', journey over five miles of narrow-gauge steam railway, wander through beautiful gardens, or visit the only official "Dad's Army" exhibition in existence,...
Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm (18 miles)
Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm
Working farm breeding endangered farm animals. Cattle, sheep, goats, poultry, alpacas and pigs. Children given free bag of animal food. Main area is wheelchair and pushchair friendly. Walks round paddocks, beside river and lake. Picnic areas. Disabled toilet.
Suffolk Owl Sanctuary (18 miles)
Suffolk Owl Sanctuary
Meet some owls, meerkats and enjoy other wildlife. Over 80 raptors to see, some flying in display. Woodland walk with bird hide, Raptor hospital and Sensory Garden. Experience days and parties available.
Stonham Barns Crazy Golf (18 miles)
Stonham Barns Crazy Golf
Fun facilities at the leisure and retail complex include Golf Course and Crazy Mini Golf, Owl Sanctuary and fishing lakes.
Hedingham Castle (19 miles)
Bring a picnic and explore the beautiful gardens and lakes then take time to explore the 110ft tall Norman Keep. Many special events are held throughout the year from jousts to outdoor theatre productions from the Globe theatre.
National Dragonfly Project (19 miles)
National Dragonfly Project
One of the best places in the country to see dragonflies with 22 species recently recorded on the fen. Plus informative visitor centre and educational boards outside. Please note the limited opening dates.
Colne Valley Railway (19 miles)
Colne Valley Railway
Sample the atmosphere and take a ride on an award winning period country railway. A pretty line, relocated station buildings, signal boxes and bridges all lovingly restored and rebuilt.
Banham Zoo (19 miles)
is an award winning family attraction and one of the most exciting wildlife attractions in the country with over 2000 animals from around the world in almost 50 acres of parks and gardens.
Artfulpots Paint Your Own Pottery (19 miles)
Artfulpots Paint Your Own Pottery
Bring your tots to Artfulpots and paint a pottery masterpiece! Choose from mugs, plates, piggy banks and animals. Paint and leave it with us to glaze and fire in our kiln ready to collect later in the week.
Monsters Ltd Indoor Play Centre (19 miles)
Monsters Ltd Indoor Play Centre
Multi level monster themed adventure play facility with terrific slides and loads of fun features, plus a particularly well equipped toddler zone and some additional amusements to spend your pocket money on.
Prickwillow Drainage Engine Museum (20 miles)
Prickwillow Drainage Engine Museum
Find out all about the history and management of the fens. A number of different engines to see and learn about. Open Days are held during the year, which give you a chance to see some engines in operation.
Blue Owl (20 miles)
- is a paint your own pottery studio, coffee and gift shop. You can come in anytime and choose from a wide selection of pottery pieces that you can paint in a variety of colours. Baby hand and foot prints can also be taken. All ages are welcome.
Anglia Indoor Kart Racing (21 miles)
Namco Funscape Ipswich (21 miles)
Namco Funscape Ipswich
Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
Strikes (22 miles)
Kiddie friendly ten pin bowling with adventure soft play also on site.
Planet Zoom (22 miles)
Imaginative play facility offering the youngsters the chance to run amok in complete safety and security.
CrackPots Ceramic Arts Cafe (22 miles)
CrackPots Ceramic Arts Cafe
is a Ceramic Arts Cafe situated in the heart of the Cathedral city of Ely. It is a ceramic arts experience for families and friends, adults and children of all ages to enjoy. Choose from our extensive selection of items and create a truly personalised piece of pottery.
Ely Spy Mission Treasure Trail (22 miles)
Ely Spy Mission Treasure Trail
With so much to see and to do, Ely makes a great tourist destination. Looking for a perfect family day out? Then look no further than treasure trails! These fun activities will teach you fascinating facts about the area and show you some beautiful scenery. Enjoy a fun family walk in the fresh air and solve an...
Cheeky Monkeys Play Barn (22 miles)
Cheeky Monkeys Play Barn
Come and have fun at the Playbarn where you can whiz down slides, climb across rope bridges, squeeze through the rollers, wriggle through the chimney stack or relax in the ball pit! Outdoors you can drive the play combine and tractors, explore the house or dig in the sandpit, jump on the sputnik or cuddle the...
Ely Cathedral (22 miles)
Impressive ancient cathedral with beautiful buildings to explore, and basic guided tour included in price. Tower tours also available and there is a Stained Glass Museum there too! Surrounded by beautiful meadows and parkland. Discover why 250,000 people visit yearly!
Thanks for all the great things to do in Bury St Edmunds 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 Suffolk can enjoy the great day out as well.
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