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Family Days Out near to Bury St Edmunds
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Bury Bowl (< 1 mile)
Bury St Edmunds
Bury Bowl 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
Kids Play 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
CurveMotion - 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)
Long Melford
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)
Newmarket
Wild Tracks 10m wide, 700m tarmac karting circuit and high performance karts - (Minimum height of 4' 11" (1.5m) & 8 years old)
Jumppin Jacks Funhouse (12 miles)
Mildenhall
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)
Stowmarket
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)
Thetford
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)
Thetford
Waterworld and Breckland Leisure Centre Leisure waters and swim facilities with water slide, water toys and inflatables. Fully supervised.
Fun 2 Play (12 miles)
Thetford
Fun 2 Play Large 3 level play structure with 4 lane astra slide, spiral slide, tube slide, ball pool, spook room plus many more fun features suitable for older children.
Museum of East Anglian Life (12 miles)
Stowmarket
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.
Go Ape Thetford (13 miles)
Brandon
Go Ape Thetford Go Ape is the UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Take to the trees and speed down zip slides. They’re part of an exciting course of rope bridges, Tarzan swings and crossings; all set high above the forest floor.
Go Ape Forest Segway (13 miles)
Brandon
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)
Brandon
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)
Brandon
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)
Newmarket
Scribbles Ceramics 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)
Sudbury
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)
Newmarket
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)
Sudbury
Strikes Child friendly ten pin bowling with an exciting laserquest facility also on site.
Mr Gs Bowling Centre (14 miles)
Brandon
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)
Ipswich
Hollow Trees 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.
Grimes Graves (16 miles)
Thetford
Grimes Graves 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)
Haverhill
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)
Haverhill
Kid City 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
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)
Burwell
Burwell Museum 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)
Stowmarket
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
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)
Ipswich
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/pushchair friendly. Walks round paddocks, beside river and lake. Picnic areas. Disabled toilet. Baby changing. Cafe with home-made light lunches,...
Suffolk Owl Sanctuary (18 miles)
Stonham Aspal
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 (18 miles)
Aspal
Stonham Barns Fun facilities at the leisure and retail complex include Golf Course and Crazy Mini Golf, Owl Sanctuary and fishing lakes.
Hedingham Castle (19 miles)
Castle Hedingham
Hedingham Castle 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)
Wicken
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)
Castle Hedingham
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)
Banham
Banham Zoo 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)
Great Ellingham
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)
Diss
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)
Ely
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)
Colchester
Blue Owl is a paint your own pottery studio 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)
Ipswich
Anglia Indoor Kart Racing A variety of age appropriate karts and race formats, as well as parties. Over 4s.
Namco Funscape Ipswich (21 miles)
Ipswich
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)
Ely
Strikes Kiddie friendly ten pin bowling with adventure soft play also on site.
Planet Zoom (22 miles)
Ely
Planet Zoom Imaginative play facility offering the youngsters the chance to run amok in complete safety and security.
CrackPots Ceramic Arts Cafe (22 miles)
Ely
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
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...
Ely Cathedral (22 miles)
Ely
Ely Cathedral Very impressive Cathedral built in 1082 and steeped in history, guided tours available
Cheeky Monkeys Play Barn (22 miles)
Fulbourn
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...
The Spotted Giraffe (22 miles)
Linton
The Spotted Giraffe 3 level multi color adventure play frame which features all the classic fun features and padded equipment one expects plus a toddler zone.
Linton Zoo (22 miles)
Linton
Linton Zoo There is a wealth of rare and exotic creatures to see including Grevy's Zebra, Snow Leopards, Tigers, Lions, Tapirs, Lemurs, Binturongs, Owls, Parrots, Giant Tortoises, Tarantula Spiders and many others.

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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