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Things To Do & Days Out near Bury St Edmunds

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...
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.
Bury St Edmunds
Hatter Street Studio is a Paint Your Own Pottery Studio based in Suffolk, in the heart of beautiful Bury St Edmunds’ historic centre. Have creative fun with children of any age! Children (and adults!) love painting their own Masterpiece!
Planet Laser (1 miles)
Bury St Edmunds
Planet Laser Exciting multi level arena for laser tag, the harmless war game with laser phasors: no impact, no mess, just zaptastic fun! Plus a bowling alley and an arcade: so bring your pocket money!
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.
Long Melford
Kentwell Hall and Gardens Roam the house, gardens and rare breeds farm or step back in time at our famous re-creations of Tudor and period life. **New for 2015** Kids' Welly Walks: Storybook Trail and Heffalump Hunt plus more children's activities and family days than ever before!
Wild Tracks (11 miles)
Newmarket
Wild Tracks 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.
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.
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!
Thetford
Waterworld and Breckland Leisure Centre Leisure waters and swim facilities with water slide, water toys and inflatables. Fully supervised.
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.
Fun 2 Play (12 miles)
Thetford
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)
Brandon
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.
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.
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.
Thetford
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!
Sudbury
Clare Castle Country Park 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.
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.
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.
Sudbury
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!
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 adds to the atmosphere of fun!
Hollow Trees (14 miles)
Ipswich
Hollow Trees Fun Farm Trails to follow. 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.
Sudbury
Kingfisher Leisure Centre This cool leisure pool has a wave machine and 2 flumes and a zero depth beach entry point ideal for smaller kiddies. There's also a multi level indoor play facility here too: bonus!
Sudbury
Little Kingfishers A cool multi level adventure play area with Kingfisher trail and loads of fun features, plus a swimming pool next door with flumes and wave machine!
Combat Paintball (16 miles)
Thetford
Combat Paintball is a outdoor themed Laser Tag Experience with Tanks, Helicopters, Bunkers and Towers!
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.
Glass and Craft (16 miles)
Hadleigh
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!
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
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.
Bressingham
Bressingham Steam Experience Explore one of Europe's leading steam collections, take a ride on Bressingham's famous Victorian 'Gallopers', journey over 5m of narrow-gauge steam railway, wander through beautiful gardens, or visit the only official "Dad's Army" exhibition in existence. Something for everyone at...
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.
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 and pushchair friendly. Walks round paddocks, beside river and lake. Picnic areas. Disabled toilet.
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.
Aspal
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)
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.
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.
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 a family attraction with over 2,000 animals from around the world. Daily Animal Feeding Talks, live indoor animal presentations, Birds of Prey Displays, subtropical house, Safari Roadtrain, indoor and outdoor play areas, Young Explorer’s Challenge and Education Centre.
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.
Blue Owl (20 miles)
Colchester
Blue Owl 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.
Ipswich
Anglia Indoor Kart Racing A variety of age appropriate karts and race formats, as well as parties. Over 4s.
Ipswich
Namco Funscape Ipswich Kids love bowling, especially Glow Bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards to even the odds! With an arcade, pool tables, a ping pong table and birthday parties too.
Planet Zoom (22 miles)
Ely
Planet Zoom closed
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.
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...
Ely Cathedral (22 miles)
Ely
Ely Cathedral 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. Activities for kids include brass rubbing and an Activity Trail!
At Day Out With The Kids, we've tried to put together as many great family days out & things to do with kids in Bury St Edmunds as possible, especially those that are affordable for everyone. Popular attractions include Bury Bowl and Kids Play, although there are many more to discover. If you've been on a fun day out in the area you'd like to share, please contact us so other families visiting Bury St Edmunds can enjoy it too!

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