If you know any other great things to do in Cannock for kids not listed on DAYoutWITHtheKIDS - please get in contact - so we can add them to the site and share the fun places to go with other children - thanks a lot
Family Days Out near to Cannock
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Silver Blades Ice Rink (< 1 mile)
Silver Blades Ice Rink Skating is a great way for the generations to mingle in a fun and informal environment, developing skills and relaxing to music. Varying session types and lessons available.
Rodbaston Visitor Centre Animal Zone (3 miles)
Rodbaston Visitor Centre Animal Zone Our Animal Zone houses a varied collection of animals and birds from around the world. See our own Meerkat family and count their babies, watch our Red Lemurs playing outside in their enclosure and see our Wallabies, Raccoon Dogs and all the other animals, which bring animals of the world into one place.
Playtime Cannock (3 miles)
Playtime Cannock With separate areas for crawlers, toddlers and everyone else, it has 3 slides, a big toddler section and a jungle zone.
The Beach Hut (3 miles)
The Beach Hut A stimulating multi level soft play centre for kids aged between 0 to to 10 years. Dedicated play zones for babies, toddlers, and juniors. Birthday parties available. Open daily. Free for kids less than 12 months of age.
Cannock Chase Horse Trekking (4 miles)
Cannock Chase Horse Trekking Off road pony trekking and horse riding through the beautiful Cannock Chase forest. No riding experience needed, as there are a range of horses and treks to suit everyone. Available for kids aged 4 and older.
Cannock Chase Visitor Centre (4 miles)
Cannock Chase Visitor Centre Great starting point for loads of walking and family cycling trails, including special routes and electric scooters for people with mobility issues. Features include an adventure playground, picnic sites, BBQ stands and bird watching area.
Northycote Farm and Country Park (4 miles)
Northycote Farm and Country Park A tudor farm, steeped in history, surrounded by a lovely park that is full of informal walks with plenty of wildlife to enjoy. Farm animals to meet include sheep, pigs, and cattle. Free to visit. A charge for some events.
Phoenix Park (4 miles)
Phoenix Park Adventure playground, sensory garden and fitness equipment are dotted about this picturesque freebie.
The Chasewater Railway (5 miles)
The Chasewater Railway Standard Gauge Heritage Railway set in Chasewater country park, 4 mile round trip with steam and diesel engines and vintage carriages. Accredited Museum, Model Railway, also a narrow gauge miners style line, tea room and Sunday Carvery, gift shops. We are a Volunteer run charity.
Chasewater Country Park (5 miles)
Chasewater Country Park 360 hectares of parkland to enjoy, with plenty to do, from a gentle stroll to wakeboarding! Rare habitats to discover and plenty of wildlife to spot. Also great for cycling and the site of the Chasewater Railway. Free to visit.
Wakelake (5 miles)
Wakelake A wakeboarding centre located at the reservoir in Chasewater Country Park, which also offers zorbing, and thrilling donut rides on the cables! All equipment provided, plus a full briefing by a friendly instructor and a hot shower after!
Wacky Warehouse - Broadway (5 miles)
Wacky Warehouse - Broadway Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant. Plus beer garden.
Dizzy Kidz (5 miles)
Dizzy Kidz A circus theme indoor play area for children up to 12 years of age. Multi level play with ball pits, slides, ball cannons, monkey bars, dizzy discs and more! Soft play area for babies and toddlers. They do parties too.
Go Ape Forest Segway (6 miles)
Go Ape Forest Segway You can enjoy our forest Segway experience in the beautiful Cannock Chase. 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 (6 miles)
Go Ape Tree Top Junior A fun filled experience of canopy exploring, trail blazing and obstacles for all to enjoy. You'll take on crossings over trails and finish with one awesome zip wire.
Birches Valley Forest Centre (6 miles)
Birches Valley Forest Centre A Forest Centre with loads to offer, from adventure play to amazing bike trails. A great place for walking, horse riding, and fishing. Site of Go Ape Treetop Adventure and Go Ape Forest Segway.
Crash Bang Wallop (6 miles)
Crash Bang Wallop We have a giant main play area including firing cannons, a double helix tunnel slide, a huge wavy slide!, log ramps and ball pits plus our own sports area, separate toddler areas and a car track! New Sensory Room particularly beneficial to children with special needs.
Go Ape Cannock (6 miles)
Go Ape Cannock 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.
AMF Hollywood Bowl Bentley Bridge (6 miles)
AMF Hollywood Bowl Bentley Bridge Kids can use the ramps and bumpers to knock their game up a notch, so wear your lucky socks to stand a chance! Plus exciting video, skill and redemption gaming, and cafe diner.
Wolverhampton Swimming Centre (6 miles)
Wolverhampton Swimming Centre Swimming and fitness centre offering leisure waters with parasol, air geyser, lagoon burst and bubble area, 2 water slides, lazy river, and a wave machine! Parties catered for, plus there’s a soft play facility.
Ace Karting Plus Indoor Race Track (6 miles)
Ace Karting Plus Indoor Race Track Indoor Go-Kart Track - has the best value karting thrills in the Midlands for adults and kids aged 4 yrs and over. Standard karting events are available for 8yrs upwards. Brand new Cub go karts for 4-7 year olds.
Wacky Warehouse - Catch Corner (6 miles)
Wacky Warehouse - Catch Corner Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant.
Adventureland (7 miles)
Adventureland A great indoor play centre with lots of fun equipment to climb over, crawl under, slide down and tunnel through. Playframe will also hold adults! There is also a climbing wall.
Wolves Museum (7 miles)
Wolves Museum A modern, interactive museum that offers a fun packed football experience for all the family. Take a penalty against a legendary keeper, or have a go in goal yourself. You don’t have to be a Wolves fan to enjoy it!
Codsall Hive Craft and Ceramic Studio (7 miles)
Codsall Hive Craft and Ceramic Studio is a mecca for all things creative. Decopatch, pottery painting, clay sculpting, toddler arts and crafts, adult craft evenings, holiday workshops plus much more there's something for all ages and abilities plus great Illy Coffee and homemade cakes. We also offer Arty Parties.
Jungle Boogie (7 miles)
Jungle Boogie A great soft play centre that is ideal for younger children. An exciting jungle themed play frame, with plenty to keep kids of all ages amused, from newborns to 10 year olds.
Walsall Gala Baths (7 miles)
Walsall Gala Baths Baths with competition style pool, 5 metre and 3 metre diving boards, 1 metre springboard, plus a relaxing brine pool, and children's gym with specially designed gym sessions for kids. Free swimming for under 16s!
Wacky Warehouse - Rock Hotel (7 miles)
Wacky Warehouse - Rock Hotel Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant.
The Barley Mow Indoor Play (8 miles)
The Barley Mow Indoor Play Friday to Sunday fun on the multi level play frame and fun zone attached to a family restaurant. Plus an outdoor play area for the better weather!
Go Kidz Go (8 miles)
Go Kidz Go This epic level indoor play facility is so large it welcomes kids up 16s AND their grown ups in to play alongside the smaller kids! With highlights including the Skyrider rocket zip line, Spooky Room and Snake Tree, you' be as reluctant to leave as they are!
Wolf Mountain (8 miles)
Wolf Mountain Progressive climbing 'cub course' starts at age 8: the courses focus on safety, competence, equipment, basic indoor climbing skills, centre etiquette and above all having fun!
Bilston Craft Gallery (8 miles)
Bilston Craft Gallery A gallery full of contemporary craft, displays of historic items, plus events for all ages. Great inspiration for your little art fans as you can hold and touch a number of items. Free to visit.
Craftplay (8 miles)
Craftplay A creative play project where kids can discover messy and sensory activities, play with unusual materials, and stretch their imaginations! Weekly family groups, plus dedicated sessions for younger kids, and additional sessions at weekends and during school holidays.
Wolseley Centre (8 miles)
Wolseley Centre 26 acres of wildlife packed grounds, full of display gardens, woodland, meadows, 3 lakes, a boardwalk and a network of accessible paths. Play trail with features such as musical sculptures and a welly splash bridge! Free to visit.
Beacon Park (9 miles)
Beacon Park Several play areas, crazy and proper golf, plus a shiny new skatepark, pond dipping, kids' mission trail and loads of sporting facilities. Oh, and a park!
Erasmus Darwin House (9 miles)
Erasmus Darwin House Georgian townhouse and previous home of Erasmus Darwin, Grandfather to Charles Darwin based in the centre of Lichfield. Contains interactive and hands-on science exhibits, Georgian dress-up and games, a reading area, various crafts, activities and of course prizes to be won! Plenty to keep all ages...
The Play Shed (9 miles)
The Play Shed is a children’s indoor play and party centre, catering for families with children up to 10 years or 145cm tall. The centre also boasts a cafe facility. Also caters for larger groups also, i.e. schools and private hire bookings.
Stafford Castle (9 miles)
Stafford Castle The interior is designed to encourage a 'hands-on' approach to history: interactive elements include coin minting, brass rubbing and getting to grips with arms, armor and period dress up!
Cannon Raceway (9 miles)
Cannon Raceway Junior kart racing and laser tag, in a safe and professional environment. Excellent standards of both equipment and safety!
Lichfield Heritage Centre (9 miles)
Lichfield Heritage Centre Discover 2000 years of The Lichfield Story through the Exhibits, Displays and Audio Visual Presentations plus Family Mouse Hole Trail available to help keep the smalls interested and moving round. Grab a spire tour for great views, too!
Lichfield Spy Mission Treasure Trail (10 miles)
Lichfield Spy Mission Treasure Trail Get the whole family out exploring with a difference, with the self guided Lichfield Spy Mission Treasure Trail! As you follow the directions, can you solve the sneaky clues set on the Trail route to crack the code?!
Tenpin Stafford (10 miles)
Tenpin Stafford is a bowling centre located in Greyfriars Place. We have 20 modern fully computerised lanes, American Pool tables, Amusement Arcades all catered towards families and kids. There is also the Beach Road Cafe Bar for some delicious meal and snack options.
Sector 7 Laser (10 miles)
Sector 7 Laser Leave the pacifists to bowl and pack up your warriors ready for the fight of their lives! An immensely atmospheric yet zero contact combat game with a proper plot, amazing 4D effects and cool futuristic environment. Good luck!
Closer to the Edge (10 miles)
Closer to the Edge is an outdoor adventure park promoting active outdoor learning via High Ropes, Zip Wire, Woodland Camps, Survival and Bushcraft, Climbing and a whole lot more. However this site is now Groups Only, so you need to round up 10 of you or more to enjoy: get on the phone!
Weston Park (10 miles)
Weston Park 1,000 acres of parkland plus special attractions including miniature railway, Woodland Adventure Playground, dress up and games room, woodland walks, lakes and follies to explore, as well as an entertaining guided tour around the house itself.
Dudley Canal Tunnels (10 miles)
Dudley Canal Tunnels Is an opportunity to travel the complete length of Dudley Tunnel and also visit Dudley's famous Limestone Mines. Looks like a great family day out in the Midlands.
Boulder Central Indoor Climbing (10 miles)
West Bromwich
Boulder Central Indoor Climbing An indoor climbing centre suitable for all ages. We offer family taster sessions, kids' groups, learn to climb courses and birthday parties. If you are not so keen on climbing but want your child to experience it, our cafe area is the perfect place to relax while your kids have fun.
Spacehoppas (11 miles)
West Bromwich
Spacehoppas Thrilling and atmospheric, this is custom designed space themed play in three section for under 3s, 3 to 5s, and over 5s so nobody gets squished.
Jitterbugs Party World (11 miles)
Great Bridge
Jitterbugs Party World 2 segregated play areas especially for the under 3's, plus 3 levels of soft play equipment, which reach an amazing 6 metres high with a great 4 lane Astra slide, superb twisting spiral slide, multi-skilled climbing wall and motorised play bikes.
Sycamore Green Adventure Centre (11 miles)
Sycamore Green Adventure Centre is an amazing adventure playground in Dudley offering a wealth of play opportunities for children in our outdoor and indoor play space. A cafe is also available. The adventure playground is only open at specific times.

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

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