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.
Rampz Skate Park (< 1 mile)
Rampz Skate Park
Offers a modern indoor skating experience with custom equipment and features suitable for beginners through to advanced levels.
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)
With separate areas for crawlers, toddlers and everyone else, it has 3 slides, a big toddler section and a jungle zone.
Sir Amics Painta Pottery Painting (4 miles)
Sir Amics Painta Pottery Painting
Create your individual design. Unleash your creativity and start painting your own pottery - great idea for presents for the family as well.
Phoenix Park (4 miles)
Adventure playground, sensory garden and fitness equipment are dotted about this picturesque freebie.
Cannock Chase Visitor Centre (5 miles)
Cannock Chase Visitor Centre
Features include an adventure playground, picnic sites, BBQ stands and bird watching area. Also the starting point for numerous self-guided walking and family cycling trails, including routes for people with disabilities.
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.
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.
Bizzy Bodiz (6 miles)
Under and over 3s play frames, plus pedal kart track, arcade and even a disco room!
Bizzy Bodiz (6 miles)
Under and over 3s play frames, plus pedal kart track, arcade and even a disco room!
Go Ape Cannock (6 miles)
Go Ape Cannock
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 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.
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 and so much more! We also have our own sports area, separate toddler areas and a car track! New Sensory Room particularly beneficial to children with special needs.
AMF Hollywood Bowl Bentley Bridge (6 miles)
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.
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.
Wolverhampton Swimming Centre (6 miles)
Wolverhampton Swimming Centre
Leisure waters with parasol, air geyser, lagoon burst and bubble area; 2 water slides; lazy river and wave machine.
Wacky Warehouse - Catch Corner (6 miles)
Walsall Gala Baths (7 miles)
Walsall Gala Baths
Competition style pool, 5 metre and 3 metre diving boards, 1 metre spring board, brine pool and children's gym.
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.
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
13,000 sq.ft. indoor adventure playground - with soft play (separate area for under 5's), nets, climbing, obstacle courses and aerial run way. Snack bar, with TV and free car park
Wolf Mountain (8 miles)
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!
Beacon Park (9 miles)
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...
Stafford Castle (9 miles)
The interior is designed to encourage a 'hands-on' approach to history; the emphasis is most definitely on information with fun.
Lichfield Heritage Centre (9 miles)
Lichfield Heritage Centre
Discover 2000 years of The Lichfield Story through the Exhibits, Graphics, Displays and AV Presentations. Family and Mouse Hole Trails available for small kids to help keep them interested and moving round.
Cannon Raceway (9 miles)
Junior kart racing and laser tag, in a safe and professional environment. Excellent standards of both equipment and safety.
Lichfield Spy Mission Treasure Trail (10 miles)
Lichfield Spy Mission Treasure Trail
is a fun self guided Spy Mission walk around Lichfield. Become a detective for the day as you hunt for clues around the town to solve the mystery! As you follow the Trail, the kids won’t even realise they’re learning facts and getting exercise too!
Tenpin Stafford (10 miles)
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.
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.
Their highly qualified, committed and experienced team use an extensive military training, corporate and educational background to ensure that your...
Weston Park (10 miles)
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)
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 arenâ££t 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)
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)
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
Indoor and outdoor adventure play including water games, trampoline, desert island with ship wreck, sand pit and hammocks, a forest area including tepees and fire pit plus a racing track!
Forge Mill Farm (11 miles)
Forge Mill Farm
is one of two farm visitor centres within Sandwell Valley Country Park. It is a working dairy farm where the main attraction is the herd of rare breed Hereford Cows.
Baggeridge Minature Railway (11 miles)
Midland Karting (11 miles)
- a number of options for children at our track. From Birthday Parties to a Karting Championship, a relaxed regular club to family sessions and courses designed for children to learn about motorsport and circuit driving. There is something to suit every child and family. We also offer part packages that...
Sandwell Valley Country Park (11 miles)
Sandwell Valley Country Park
is a great place to spend the day with the family. As well as two working farm visitor centres, we have an adventure playground, an aerial assault course, picnic areas, crazy golf, pitch and putt, tennis courts, miles of footpaths and fantastic nature areas for you to explore.
Black Country Living Museum (11 miles)
Black Country Living Museum
26 acres of award winning open air museum comprising village, live period craft, underground mining experience and tram rides, plus plenty more.
Royal Air Force Museum Cosford (11 miles)
Royal Air Force Museum Cosford
- houses one of the largest aviation collections in the United Kingdom. 70 historic aircraft are displayed in three wartime hangars and within the National Cold War Exhibition.
Facilities include fun n flight hands-on interactive gallery, art exhibition, Black Hawk Flight Simulator (charges apply) and 4D...
Bowlplex Dudley (11 miles)
Family friendly tenpin bowling, with bumpers and ball ramps for the kids.
Dudley Zoo and Castle (12 miles)
Dudley Zoo and Castle
Lions and tigers to snakes and spiders. Go wild at Dudley Zoo! Come face to face with lemurs as they roam in the trees. Watch amazing Birds of Prey, meet friends on the farm and look out for Ghosts in the Castle! Gift shop, restaurant, face painting and land train.
Amerton Farm and Craft Centre (12 miles)
Amerton Farm and Craft Centre
Playbarn is a farmyard with indoor adventure play area. It has a tractor track, rope bridge and barns on stilts connected with raised walkways. There is also a soft play area for children under 3 years of age, plus fun days and farm activities.
Amerton Railway (12 miles)
is a mile long 2 foot gauge line with spectacular seasonal specials, regular open days great for family trips, a railway museum and tours available of the Locomotive Shed. Get your trainspotters into their anoraks!
Sutton Park (12 miles)
Visitors can enjoy rambling, jogging, angling, nature watching, orienteering, picnicking and several play areas. The visitor centre offers displays, exhibitions and information to help plan your day.
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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