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Family Days Out near to Chard
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Chard Museum (< 1 mile)
Chard
Chard Museum Detailed and fascinating collections of exhibits about local history from the Stone Age onward including lots of Dening agricultural equipment, the story of John Stringfellow's powered flight in 1848 and James Gillingham's innovative prosthetics.
Forde Abbey House and Gardens (3 miles)
Chard
Forde Abbey House and Gardens A historical and educational visit made fun through the great effort invested in their Children's Packs, which keep families interested and entertained while they learn.
Ferne Animal Sanctuary (3 miles)
Chard
Ferne Animal Sanctuary Nature trails, picnic spots and the opportunity to see acres full of beautiful animals.
Axminster Museum (6 miles)
Axminster
Axminster Museum Located in the courtroom of the old Police station built around 1860, discover Axminster's history!
Axe Valley Wildlife Park (7 miles)
Axminster
Axe Valley Wildlife Park - is a quaint, quirky wildlife park in the heart of Devon. Animals such as Meerkats, Zebra, Lemurs can be seen here. A personal, friendly place with a laid back atmosphere. Outdoor play areas and coffee shop facility.
Crewkerne and District Museum (7 miles)
Crewkerne
Crewkerne and District Museum Come discover the social and industrial history of Crewkerne across four galleries with changing displays.
Lyme Regis Museum (10 miles)
Lyme Regis
Lyme Regis Museum is a family oriented museum on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast offering frequent fossil hunting walks, family fun days, quizzes, dressing up and lots more for all ages. Come and see the Lyme Bay Ichthyosaur, learn about Mary Anning’ s fossil hunting prowess and William Buckland’s dinosaur pooh table.
Lister Gardens Mini Golf (10 miles)
Lyme Regis
Lister Gardens Mini Golf 18 hole mini golf for all ages with pleasing views and nearby seafront gardens.
Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium (10 miles)
Lyme Regis
Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium Come face to face with local fish and marine life of the Jurassic coast. Kids can interact with the sea creatures including the unique experience of hand feeding our shoal of tame mullet, holding a starfish and getting up close with a giant lobster.
Thelma Hulbert Gallery (11 miles)
Honiton
Thelma Hulbert Gallery Get creative at this art gallery where as well as art on the walls, there is a learning room, activity trolley and loads of activities and workshops for families.
Vivary Golf Course (12 miles)
Taunton
Vivary Golf Course Their 18 hole mini golf course is both challenging and great fun for all the family.
AMF Hollywood Bowl Taunton (12 miles)
Taunton
AMF Hollywood Bowl Taunton Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. This Hollywood Bowl has 21 lanes!
Museum of Somerset (12 miles)
Taunton
Museum of Somerset An underfloor Plesiosaur, the largest collection of Roman coins ever discovered in Britain and a chilling recreation of the infamous Bloody Assizes: you’ll find them all here! The museum tells the county's story from prehistoric times to the present day, using real objects, interactive games and...
Somerset Cricket Museum (12 miles)
Taunton
Somerset Cricket Museum For cricket lovers of all ages, a display of Somerset Cricket Club memorabilia!
Playdome Indoor Play (12 miles)
Honiton
Playdome Indoor Play An indoor play area with three designated areas for babies, toddlers and juniors up to the age of 10.
Montacute TV Radio Toy Museum (12 miles)
Montacute
Montacute TV Radio Toy Museum Be amazed by this huge fun collection! See nostalgic vintage radios and TVs, enjoy your favourite programmes through TV and radio related toys, books, games full size characters and more: a wonderful experience for all the family!
Racetrac (12 miles)
Taunton
Racetrac Virtual driving and karting race venue.
O'Bridge Brewers Fayre (12 miles)
Taunton
O'Bridge Brewers Fayre Multi-levelled adventure play centre attached to pub - in the Wacky Warehouse style - good to combine with a family meal
Seaton Tramway (12 miles)
Seaton
Seaton Tramway A fun day out for all the family. Ride on one of our trams and take a step back in time. Great idea if you are looking for family days out in Devon.
Jurassic Coast (12 miles)
Seaton
Jurassic Coast 'The Dorset and East Devon Coast World Heritage Site is England's first natural World Heritage Site - it is known as The Jurassic Coast. It covers 95 miles of truly stunning coastline from East Devon to Dorset, with rocks recording 185 million years of the Earth's history. '
Sheppys Cider Farm and Museum (13 miles)
Taunton
Sheppys Cider Farm and Museum We are proud to share with visitors from far and wide our beautiful farm and orchards, and to show you as much as possible of how and where we make our delicious ciders.
Aj'z Play and Party Centre (13 miles)
Taunton
Aj'z Play and Party Centre We are a play and party centre located in the heart of Taunton. We open at 9.30am every morning and close at 6.00pm every evening, so there’s plenty of time to come after school!
Jungle Jungle Indoor Play Centre (13 miles)
Yeovil
Jungle Jungle Indoor Play Centre Enjoy the challenges of a specifically designed indoor adventure land where even the youngest can explore in a safe and secure environment. Great intermediate zone for adventurous toddlers.
Pecorama (13 miles)
Beer
Pecorama is a railway themed all weather attraction with a passenger carrying miniature steam railway, model railway exhibition, multi levelled indoor play area for children up to 12 years, outdoor play areas, glorious gardens and crazy golf.
Beer Heights Light Railway (13 miles)
Seaton
Beer Heights Light Railway Considered by many the finest 7¼ inch gauge railway in Britain, the route includes bridges, extensive sidings, one impressively steeply graded, set in the hillside above Wildway Park with wonderful views over Lyme Bay to distant Portland Bill.
Beer Quarry Caves (14 miles)
Beer
Beer Quarry Caves Trained guides give the visitor an hour long tour of this vast man made complex of underground caverns. Most kids love family days out in tunnels and caves especially if they have a torch!
Hestercombe Gardens (14 miles)
Taunton
Hestercombe Gardens With over fifty acres of lakes, temples, cascades, woodland walks, formal terraces, vivid colours and views that take your breathe away. They also have a small, safe Children’s Play Area for the under 7s.
Rug Ratz Indoor Play Centre (14 miles)
Yeovil
Rug Ratz Indoor Play Centre With three separate play areas, babies, toddlers and bigger children can all play safely in their own designated play zones on mazes, slides, ropeways, ball pools and much more.
East Devon Riding Academy (15 miles)
Sidmouth
East Devon Riding Academy is a small, friendly riding school offering high quality riding lessons to adults and children from 2 years of age. We have pony mornings throughout every half term and school holiday. So if you are looking for horse riding near Lyme Regis, Sidmouth, Honiton and Exmouth then we can help.
The Jurassic Fun Centre (15 miles)
Bridport
The Jurassic Fun Centre Fun pools with slides and features: play on the islands and water features and try to dodge the aqua jets; it's wet and wild excitement for everyone! Plus classic tenpin bowling elsewhere on site - not open to the public from 20th July until 1st September 2013
1st Bowl Yeovil (15 miles)
Yeovil
1st Bowl Yeovil Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
Yeovil Railway Centre (16 miles)
Yeovil
Yeovil Railway Centre Steam hauled train rides, a minature railway, vistor centre/museum and much more! A great visit for train enthusiasts and the like.
The Donkey Sanctuary (16 miles)
Sidmouth
The Donkey Sanctuary We are a registered charity working around the world protecting donkeys and promoting their welfare worldwide. Visitors can spend as much time as they wish meeting the donkeys and enjoying beautiful coastal and countryside walks. We have a maze, nature centre and donkeys to ‘adopt’, along...
Safari Tots (16 miles)
Somerton
Safari Tots Soft play frame with many features including whizz slide, crawl tube and spinning discs. Also has a dedicated toddler version and a baby arena. Outdoor area open in summer months with games, picnic tables and bouncy castle.
Kool For Kids (16 miles)
Somerton
Kool For Kids Is a large indoor multi level adventure play area. Classic fun from a football area and awesome slides to a sit on zip line. Separate area for under 3s to keep them safe from the rampage, with play ball pool, slide, sit on toys and more.
Fyne Court Nature Reserve (16 miles)
Bridgwater
Fyne Court Nature Reserve Featuring nature and way marked trails, dragonfly pond, stream for paddling and grassy areas for traditional play plus a folly that looks like a small castle which is a great base for games.
Exeter Segways Paintball and Laser (16 miles)
Exeter
Exeter Segways Paintball and Laser Offering Segway Safari Tours and paint balling, for over 10s and 11s, with intense outdoor laser tag available for over 6s.
Escot (16 miles)
Ottery St Mary
Escot is 220 acres of natural woodlands where you can meet our resident otters, wild boar, red squirrels, peacocks and birds of prey. Discover hidden forest playgrounds, our world-class maze and a knee-trembling drop slide. The indoor play barn delights toddlers and the Coach House Restaurant serves delicious food...
Fleet Air Arm Museum (17 miles)
Ilchester
Fleet Air Arm Museum - representing the flying arm of the Royal Navy. With four exhibition halls, over ninety aircraft and over 2 million records and 30 thousand artefacts the Museum is the world's second largest naval aviation Museum.
The Blake Museum (18 miles)
Bridgwater
The Blake Museum A quaint museum boasting battle of Sedgemoor relics, a maritime Robert Blake room, John Chubb picture gallery and various education exhibits and temporary displays.
The Willow Play Village (19 miles)
Bridgwater
The Willow Play Village A great indoor play area; drop'n'shop, afterschool, and other deals all available for a brilliant visit (of fantastic value too!)
Playzone (19 miles)
Bridgwater
Playzone Multi-levelled adventure play centre attached to pub - in the Wacky Warehouse style - good to combine with a family meal
Wiveliscombe Open Air Pool (20 miles)
Taunton
Wiveliscombe Open Air Pool Heated outdoor pool with fun sessions and water walking (pre booking essential) where you cross the pool inside a giant ball!
The Walled Gardens of Cannington (20 miles)
Bridgwater
The Walled Gardens of Cannington are ideal for children, with plenty of outdoor toys and games on the large lawn during Cheeky Monkey days, and many winding paths and walkways, ideal for burning off some energy!
Cannington Golf Centre (20 miles)
Bridgwater
Cannington Golf Centre Nine hole, 18-tee golf course plus undercover, fully automated floodlit driving range where children and non-members are welcome.
Greenbank Heated Outdoor Pool (20 miles)
Street
Greenbank Heated Outdoor Pool 30x12m main Pool, semi-circular childrens Pool and separate Splash Area with fountains and water jets. Great idea if you're looking for great family days out in Somerset
Quad World (20 miles)
Exeter
Quad World Come to multi award-winning Quad World where everyone can join in the fastest growing sport in the UK! Never tried a quad before?, No problem! You will get full tuition on a one-to-one basis and full protective clothing.
Great Wood (21 miles)
Nether Stowey
Great Wood Enjoy the freedom of space as you explore the forest on foot or by bike. Well surfaced forest tracks means there’s plenty to discover with buggies or wheelchairs. Make a day of it: bring a picnic or use one of our BBQs.
Bicton Park Gardens (21 miles)
Budleigh Salterton
Bicton Park Gardens Key features include the Bicton Woodland Railway train ride, nature trail, maze, mini golf, plus indoor and outdoor children’s play complexes.
Middlemoor Water Park (21 miles)
Woolavington
Middlemoor Water Park This unique water sports centre with water ski, wakeboard, jet ski and karting facilities also has it's own fully licensed clubhouse overlooking the lake. A varied menu is available (and a barbecue area is situated next to the clubhouse).

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



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