The Paint it Yourself Pottery Co. (< 1 mile)
The Paint it Yourself Pottery Co.
Ceramic Cafe welcoming all ages for some messy, creative fun, with no experience required and plenty of inspiration and help on hand.
Sandford Parks Lido (< 1 mile)
Sandford Parks Lido
Simply a children's paradise, with slides, a children's pool and a paddling pool. The 50 metre pool is also an ideal place to train, two lanes are reserved most days. Open spring through autumn.
Leisure at Cheltenham (< 1 mile)
Leisure at Cheltenham
Facilities include 3 pools, 2 sports halls, racquet sports, coached courses, athletics track, gymnastics, trampolining, soft play and drop in gymnastics sessions, free parking and free swimming for children when accompanied. Fully accessible with family and disabled changing spaces.
The Playmate Childrens Riding School (3 miles)
Sudeley Castle (6 miles)
Great castle adventure playground: family opportunities to relax, run wild (usually just the kids) and experience something completely unique. Visit the tomb of Katherine Parr and take a tour of the Castle. The award winning gardens are also worth a visit.
Tenpin Gloucester (6 miles)
is a bowling centre located in Centre Severn Barnwood. We have 26 modern fully computerised lanes, American and English Pool tables, Amusement Arcades all catered towards families and kids. There is also the Beach Road Cafe Bar and Costa Coffee for some delicious meal and snack options!
Prinknash Bird and Deer Park (7 miles)
Prinknash Bird and Deer Park
- is set in a wooded valley once the hunting lodge of the Abbots of Gloucester and King Henry VIII. The park has been landscaped to resemble an 18th century park with traditional follies enhanced by beautiful birds and animals. You will see over 50 peacocks and waterfowl, golden pheasants, love birds, the fishpond, fallow deer, song birds, crown cranes, black swans, and African Pygmy Goats.
GL1 (8 miles)
- in the heart of Gloucester has something for everyone, from warm swimming pools with wet n wild fun sessions and special parent and toddler times to trampoline lessons and after school or holiday sports and swimming courses.
Gloucester Ski and Snowboard Centre (8 miles)
Gloucester Ski and Snowboard Centre
One of the best and longest outdoor artificial ski slopes in the UK. From skiing and snowboarding to tubing and 9 hole golf, there's something to do for everyone!
The Warehouse Climbing Centre (8 miles)
The Warehouse Climbing Centre
A fantastic, fun indoor climbing centre for the whole family to enjoy. Parties, fun children’s sessions from toddler to teenage plus family tasters so everyone can be involved. Come and try the growing sport of climbing.
Gloucester Waterways Museum (8 miles)
Gloucester Waterways Museum
Delve into the fascinating world of Gloucester's Victorian docks at this museum and meet the people and wildlife of our wonderful waterways. Discover impressive facts about the ingenious engineering of the waterway system and explore home life aboard a narrow boat. Plenty of hands on fun and interactive displays.
JDR Karting (8 miles)
The junior circuit is ideal for 4-12 year olds. This is a separate track and is smaller than the main track, which enables lower speeds to be maintained in order to improve safety.
The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway (9 miles)
The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway
The GWR is a steam and diesel heritage railway in the English Cotswolds. Since 1981, the volunteers have restored over 10 miles of line, together with platforms, buildings, steam and diesel locomotives and rolling stock. In addition to a scheduled service, GWR hosts a number of galas and enthusiast events throughout the year, including popular Santa Specials.
Cotswold Farm Park (9 miles)
Cotswold Farm Park
All weather facility with indoor play barn, ride-on battery operated tractors and self-propelled roller racers, whilst outside the pedal tractors give toddlers a chance of tractor driving too.
Far Peak Climbing and Outdoor Centre (11 miles)
Far Peak Climbing and Outdoor Centre
is an outdoor activity centre and campsite, with a dedicated Indoor Climbing Centre. We have climbing facilities for ages 3 year and upwards, dedicated kids’ clubs and sessions and run regular Bushcraft and adventure activities using our low ropes course and trails.
Stratford Park Leisure Centre (12 miles)
Gloucester Apollo (12 miles)
Enjoy all the latest releases at Vue Stroud (Apollo) surrounded by first class comfort and superior technology, with all the newest family feature films.
Broadway Tower Country Park (13 miles)
Broadway Tower Country Park
Explore a unique folly with graphic display floors, plus the park itself with natural wildlife and stunning views. One of England's outstanding viewpoints at 1024 feet (312m) above sea level.
Avonbelle River Boat Trips (13 miles)
Upton Upon Severn
Avonbelle River Boat Trips
Enjoy a 35 minute boat ride on our waterbus Avonbelle. Try out our fun quiz and see what riverside wildlife you can spot! We have seen herons, cormorants, kingfishers, pike, otters and more! Parents can relax with a cuppa while the kids enjoy the quiz and scenery.
Bourton Model Railway (13 miles)
Bourton Model Railway
Housed in a period farmhouse, established over 25 years a spectacular Model Railway Exhibition and traditional toyshop situated right in the centre of the picturesque Cotswold village of Bourton-on-the-Water.
Cirencester Open Air Swimming Pool (13 miles)
The Adventure Zone (13 miles)
The Adventure Zone
Provides outdoor activities for young people and their relatives if they so choose, to participate during the school holidays, to have fun, exercise and meet new friends in the Cotswold Water Park near Cirencester.
Corinium Museum (13 miles)
Visitors can trace the story of the Cotswolds from Prehistory to the late 19th Century, with hands-on exhibits, interactive displays and a wealth of precious artefacts. There are animated and practical games, and audio-visual screens to bring the past to life for everyone from schoolchildren to grandparents.
Pick a Pot and Paint in the Cotswolds (13 miles)
Pick a Pot and Paint in the Cotswolds
A family friendly ceramic studio based in a charming courtyard of shops and boutiques in Cirencester. A perfect activity that both children and adults can enjoy together.
Bourton on the Water Eye Spy Mission (13 miles)
Bourton on the Water
Bourton on the Water Eye Spy Mission
Follow the Trail of Pictures, Solve the Clues and See the Sights as you and the children have fun exploring the town in your own time and at your own pace. The Trail is 1.5 miles long and passes through the park for a chance to pause and play too.
Wacky Warehouse - Strawberry Field (13 miles)
Go Bananas Indoor Softplay Centre (13 miles)
Go Bananas Indoor Softplay Centre
Whiz your way down the wavy Astra slide, swoosh down the half pipe into the ball pool, dare to cross the wobbly bridge and jump the star burst clouds and many more adventures await you!
The Old New Inn Model Village (13 miles)
The Old New Inn Model Village
Known all over the world for the fascinating and astonishingly accurate model village in the Inn's garden. The inn also has children's play areas.
Birdland Park and Gardens (14 miles)
Birdland Park and Gardens
For fantastic family fun and excitement, enjoy a day at one of the UKâs biggest bird gardens, discover an array of amazing wildlife and family. Situated in the picturesque Bourton on the Water in the Cotswolds, Birdland boasts a beautiful natural setting of woodland, river and water gardens that are inhabited by over 500 birds - flamingos, pelicans, colourful parrots to laughing kookaburras and magical owls.
Cotswold Motoring Museum (14 miles)
Cotswold Motoring Museum
Fun packed indoor museum covering motoring right through the 20th Century. Brum lives here and this is where he was filmed. He loves having his photo taken so don't forget your camera! Throughout the museum there are quizzes, feely boxes, building games, brass rubbings, old fashioned toys and dressing-up boxes!
MagicLand (14 miles)
Loads of slides, including wave, tube and a 70ft astra: the largest in Gloucestershire! Plus multi level play and pneumatically powered cannons that allows you to shoot foam balls at various targets including the other visitors!
Evesham Leisure Centre Climbing Wall (14 miles)
Evesham Leisure Centre Climbing Wall
is a 17 rope climbing wall with over 50 coloured routes. The climbing wall also features animal themed climbing holds. Junior climbing courses, climbing taster sessions are climbing parties are available for children aged 5 and up.
Stow on the Wold Treasure Trail (15 miles)
Stow on the Wold
Stow on the Wold Treasure Trail
Looking for a fun and interesting way to explore Stow on the Wold? Don't just wander around aimlessly, do a Treasure Trail! These fun treasure hunts will teach you fascinating facts about the area and show you some beautiful scenery, solving an intriguing mystery at the same time.
Croome (15 miles)
Restored to its 18th century beauty, fascinating statues, follies and temples are hidden around every corner of the garden for the kids to discover on the Family Trail. Intrigue older ones with the fact it was a secret wartime air base!
International Centre for Birds of Prey (15 miles)
International Centre for Birds of Prey
Three flying demonstrations with commentary, every day. The Centre caters for school visits, and is renowned for its expertise in education, conservation and training. Courses in falconry and photography are available. Shop, cafe, education facilities, attractive gardens and picnic areas.
Evesham Vale Light Railway (16 miles)
Evesham Vale Light Railway
is a narrow gauge steam railway running regular passenger trains every weekend and main school holidays throughout the year.
Batsford Arboretum (16 miles)
is a wonderful place for kids to let off steam and enjoy the outdoors. Follow the streams, dodge the waterfall and find Foo Dog and the Big Buddha hidden in our arboretum and wild garden. Visit the nearby Cotswold Falconry Centre to see free flying bird demonstrations.
Cotswold Falconry Centre (16 miles)
Moreton In Marsh
Cotswold Falconry Centre
Birds of prey are constantly showing off their skills at this amazing centre, where breeding and conservation are of paramount importance. Many different types of birds of prey are on display here, including eagles, hawks, owls and falcons.
Head 4 Heights Ltd (16 miles)
Head 4 Heights Ltd
is a lake side high ropes adventure park for 5yrs an upwards. Open to the general public, families and for birthday parties, Trapeze jumps, pole climbs and simulated free fall jumps are just some of the activities we have on offer with packages starting from 30mins up to 2 hrs.
Malvern Hills Spy Mission Drive Trail (16 miles)
Malvern Hills Spy Mission Drive Trail
The Malvern Hills are a famous beauty spot, with scenic views over both Herefordshire and Worcestershire. This circular driving Spy Mission Trail around the North Malvern Hills takes about 2.5 hours. There are 5 stopping places where clues can be found to crack the code and save Malvern’s water!
Eastnor Castle (16 miles)
Fairytale Georgian castle in magical surroundings, with Deer Park, Lake and Arboretum, Children's Adventure Playground and Assault Course, Knight's Maze and Burma Bridge Tree Top Walkway.
Eastnor Pottery and The Flying Potter (17 miles)
Eastnor Pottery and The Flying Potter
is an indoor pottery studio where you learn how to make things from clay. Try the art of the potter’s wheel. Model your favourite animal or figure. Create a mug, bowl or vase. 100’s of exciting projects and pottery making techniques. Creative, fun and suitable for all ages and abilities.
Honeybourne Pottery (17 miles)
We are a hands on pottery studio. Come and have fun throwing a pot on the potter's wheel, or paint an item from our ready-to-paint range. Please telephone or email to book a session. Parties and crash courses available.
All Things Wild Nature Centre (17 miles)
All Things Wild Nature Centre
is an all-weather animal attraction with indoor and outdoor play areas and pedal tractors, a large variety of animals ranging from British wildlife to more exotic creatures (and dinosaurs!) and educational activities for you and your little ones to explore!
Cotswold Country Park and Beach (17 miles)
Cotswold Country Park and Beach
is home to the largest inland beach in the UK. With several activities ranging from crazy golf and a climbing wall, to kayaking an boat hire; there is something for everyone. If you fancy a lovely family picnic, or an activity packed day, the Country Park is the perfect place!
Malvern Hills GeoCentre (17 miles)
Malvern Hills GeoCentre
is the official visitors' centre of the Geopark way. Attractions include interactive iPads and wall maps encouraging kids to learn all about the geology, archaeology, history and water of the Malvern Hills. The Cafe stocks a wide range of local food and drink and has free WiFi and parking.
Stepney Bank Stables (17 miles)
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Stepney Bank Stables
is a BHS approved riding school. Our well mannered horses and highly qualified and experienced instructors cater for complete beginners up to competent riders. Lessons available for children aged 3 upwards. Birthday parties and pony days also available. Indoor and outdoor riding arenas. Free parking.
Castle Archdale Country Park (17 miles)
Castle Archdale Country Park
Hiking, biking and nature trails, plus a wildflower garden, butterfly garden and local deer. The Archdale Centre offers significant local historical exhibits and interpretive displays.
Glenarm Castle (17 miles)
Features one of Ireland’s oldest walled gardens and a wealth of immaculately landscaped themed counterparts including water features, herb garden, yew circle and much more. Very limited castle opening.
Barrys Amusements (17 miles)
6 rides for younger kids and another 8 for older types, including splash ending roller coaster, ghost train, mini and maxi dodgems and the frankly terrifying Looping Star roller coaster!
Thanks for all the great things to do in Cheltenham 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 Gloucestershire can enjoy the great day out as well.
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