Whirlikidz (< 1 mile)
Whirlikidz boasts a large indoor play structure with slides, tunnels and plenty more to explore. There are also mother and toddler sessions which include free squash and snack, arts and crafts, story time and singing.
Caldicot Castle (4 miles)
Explore the Castle and its beautiful setting of tranquil gardens and a wooded country park. Lots for kids to do including activity station and activities and workshops throughout the year.
Tintern Old Station (5 miles)
Tintern Old Station
The site features a riverside walk and meadows, children's play area, picnic site with barbeques, tearoom, souvenir shop, tourist information and a secluded basic camp site. The signal box houses changing exhibitions from local artists and crafts people.
Old Down Country Park (6 miles)
Old Down Country Park
An ideal attraction to bring the whole family. From woodland walks, animal encounters. birthday parties, the adventure playground, the giant bouncy pillow, a cafe selling delicious treats and the farm shop selling gifts for everyone: it really is a day out to remember and we are open all year round!
Thornbury Leisure Centre (7 miles)
Thornbury Leisure Centre
Offers a wide range of activities such as swimming, creche, soft play, badminton, table tennis and squash and indoor bowls. The centre also run children’s holiday activities including full day camps, arts and crafts as well as sporting activities.
Wild Place Project (8 miles)
Wild Place Project
Adventure, play and learning themed around wildlife, with an emphasis on protecting threatened habitats on our doorsteps and around the globe at this zoological attraction.
123 Jump Play Centre (9 miles)
123 Jump Play Centre
Featuring a fantastic play-frame, an enormous inflatable, an indoor football pitch and a zone just for toddlers. Adults are encouraged to go into the play frame with their kids, so wear socks!
Kidz Play at Cribbs Causeway (9 miles)
Kidz Play at Cribbs Causeway
Large two-level play space for under 10s and a dedicated Little Tikes play area for toddlers under the age of three at this play space in the Cribbs Causeway Mall.
AMF Hollywood Bowl Cribbs Causeway (9 miles)
Jungle Chums Soft Play Centre (9 miles)
Jungle Chums Soft Play Centre
is an indoor soft play centre hosting a jungle themed play structure suspended largely in the air with a sports court big enough to let off some steam! We’ve also got a lovely designated baby and toddler area with plenty of free play toys to keep you little ones busy too.
Mayhem (9 miles)
is a 4 storey high, soft play area incorporating a bouncy castle, ball ponds, slides and separate play area for under 5s.
Riverside Leisure Club (9 miles)
Riverside Leisure Club
Includes Mayhem: a giant 4 storey high soft play area incorporating a bouncy castle, ball ponds, slides and much more. Also houses a heated indoor pool.
Team Sport Bristol (9 miles)
Team Sport Bristol
From ages 8 up kids' sessions and parties are a great way to have fun and let tomorrow's budding stars shine on this 500m track. Kids are fully briefed and taught how to handle their specially adapted kart before they even touch the circuit so it's GoGoGo!
Blaise Castle and Play Area (10 miles)
Blaise Castle and Play Area
Castle, museum, 2 age zoned play areas and some truly beautiful woodland walks, this is a great day out for all age groups.
Clearwell Caves Ancient Iron Mines (10 miles)
Clearwell Caves Ancient Iron Mines
An impressive natural cave system, mined for over 4,500 years to form some of Britain's most atmospheric and intriguing underground mine workings. Nine caverns, geological and mining displays throughout.
Lawrence Weston Community Farm (10 miles)
Lawrence Weston Community Farm
Provides a range of innovative and exciting, educational, social, environmental, economic and recreational activities; plus the animals besides.
Puzzlewood (10 miles)
A unique and magical destination in the Forest of Dean. You can explore meandering pathways that take you through a spectacular wonderland of deep ravines of mossy rocks, over wooden bridges and through fantastic tree and rock formations. There is an outside playground and an indoor maze. Plus animals and...
Perrygrove Railway and Treetop Adventure (10 miles)
Perrygrove Railway and Treetop Adventure
The steam train for all ages and all weathers! A charming railway in the Forest of Dean where friendly staff welcome you. Fun for children in our Treetop Adventure and Indoor Village with secret passages - treasure boxes are hidden here! 4 stations, each with paths to walk through ancient woods and solve the...
Berkeley Castle (10 miles)
is England's oldest inhabited castle and most historic home. Over 24 generations of Berkeley's have transformed a savage Norman fortress into a truly stately home full of treasures. Come and learn about murder, intrigue and mysterious events at the castle.
Dr Jenners House (10 miles)
Dr Jenners House
The former country home of the scientist who invented a vaccine against smallpox, the greatest killer disease at the time. Discover the story of the ‘man who saved the world’!
Wot Pots (10 miles)
is a new pottery studio based in Westbury Wildlife Park. Here we run both pottery painting and a wide range of clay workshops.
Cattle Country Adventure Park (11 miles)
Portishead Lake Grounds (11 miles)
Portishead Lake Grounds
As well as the lake, there is a children's playground and tennis courts and bowls and, during the summer, rowing boats are available for hire. Portishead Open Air Pool is open during the summer months.
Portishead Open Air Pool (11 miles)
Portishead Open Air Pool
A 33m heated outdoor pool situated at the Lakegrounds in Portishead, with stunning views of the Bristol Channel from the sun terraces.
Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail (11 miles)
Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail
Is a 4 mile trail with sculptures inspired by the forest, trees and wildlife. There are various play structures along the way for the kids to play on.
Celtic Manor (11 miles)
- is a family friendly resort featuring a range of activities for kids of all ages including ‘Forest Jump’ High and Low Ropes Adventure, ‘On Target’ Archery and Crossbow, indoor ‘Laser Combat’ and Adventure Golf.
The Play Port at Portishead (11 miles)
The Play Port at Portishead
The Playport caters for children aged 0 to 12 years of age as well as plenty to keep adults entertained including free Wi-Fi, daily newspapers, comfy seating and cafe serving high quality coffee, cakes, hot and cold food.
Pirate Bay Adventure Golf (11 miles)
Pirate Bay Adventure Golf
Elaborately fun yet accessible adventure golf. Putt your way around this fun filled theme park setting and when you cross onto the islands on the rafts and boats, watch out for the alligators!
University of Bristol Botanic Gardens (12 miles)
University of Bristol Botanic Gardens
A beautiful garden filled with a huge diversity of plants, including many exotic species set in inspirational displays. One of many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Edinburgh
Boing (12 miles)
Indoor play facility for the under 5s, with messy play, building section, and custom built soft play structure within sight of the cafe tables. Breastfeeding friendly
Rimandos Soft Play Coffee Lounge (12 miles)
Go Ape Forest Segway (12 miles)
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.
Go Ape Forest of Dean (12 miles)
Forest of Dean
Go Ape Forest of Dean
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.
National Roman Legion Museum (12 miles)
National Roman Legion Museum
Meet the Romans! The Museum and surrounding town of Caerleon has enough stuff about the Romans to keep all budding soldiers and gladiators happy. With ruins of buildings, Roman objects, dressing up, trails and plenty of events and activities throughout the year.
Portico Play (12 miles)
Come with your under 5s and enjoy the play kitchens, the dressing up, the steering wheels, the magnetic wall and lots more.
Oakham Treasures (12 miles)
- one of the largest privately owned museums of retail and farming history in the UK, Whether you are 8 or 80, you'll be fascinated by this vast and unique collection of memorabilia from the last century. There really is something for everybody, from the thousands of items in the historic stores, to the...
St Werburghs City Farm (12 miles)
St Werburghs City Farm
Provides high quality educational, recreational and environmental services and resources within a working farm. Kids can get up close with some of the animals, and they have regular events and activity days.
Bristol Zoo Gardens (12 miles)
Bristol Zoo Gardens
Vast animal kingdom adventure plus ZooRopia aerial ropes course, water play area and aquarium. In the new Gorilla Island house, they are directly above you on super tough glass!
Oldbury Court Estate (12 miles)
Oldbury Court Estate
Grade II registered parkland with woods, riverside paths, is excellent for walking and playing including a separate toddler play park, accessible play equipment and things older children will love too.
Pedalabikeaway (13 miles)
Start of traffic-free marked trail and single/downhill tracks for serious mountain biker. Bikes for all ages and abilities. Local information, maps, toilets and showers available. Cafe and shop for cycle spares. Bike wash. Groups welcome. Guides on request.
Clifton Observatory (13 miles)
A natural cave with viewing platforms, unparalleled views over the local scenery and the only formal Camera Obscura in England.
The Clifton Suspension Bridge (13 miles)
The Clifton Suspension Bridge
Designed by the great Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel the bridge provides spectacular views over the pretty Avon Gorge. It's a great place to walk across and see how high you are above the traffic and the river. Feel and see it move with the traffic!
Bristol City Museum Under 7s Gallery (13 miles)
Bristol City Museum Under 7s Gallery
Younger visitors can tell stories in the crystal cave, act out a performance on stage, bring stories to life using puppets, make a pot or try the animuddle game: just some of the activities for your child to enjoy in their own mini museum. Awesome!
Flying Saucers The Painting Pottery Cafe (13 miles)
Flying Saucers The Painting Pottery Cafe
Bristol's largest and only dedicated Painting Pottery Cafe. We've over 100 pottery items to choose from and sit and paint, and once fired, the items are fully usable. It's perfect for capturing baby's footprints or toddler's handprints, or just letting kids of ALL ages make their own...
Felix Road Adventure Playground (13 miles)
Felix Road Adventure Playground
Indoor and outdoor play with a wide range of good quality equipment and plenty of free play space. The outdoor seating is nicely shaded. Children must register on arrival but access is free.
Jungle Rumble Adventure Golf (13 miles)
Jungle Rumble Adventure Golf
Two great 18 hole adventure golf courses - dare you to putt your way through our jungle course, complete with the live active volcano?
Easton Leisure Centre (13 miles)
Easton Leisure Centre
Leisure Centre with a 25-metre pool, learner pool, and the only fun flume in Bristol!
Dean Heritage Centre (13 miles)
Dean Heritage Centre
The history of the Forest of Dean including the Gruffalo woodland trail; a reconstructed Victorian cottage, an adventure playground; a chainsaw carving demonstration pitch; animals and an onsite gift shop and cafe. With a full programme of special events, exhibitions, art shows and educational workshops...
The Georgian House Museum (13 miles)
The Georgian House Museum
18th century, six storey townhouse displayed as it might have looked when John Pinney and his slave Pero lived there. Loads to see and imagine as you stand within the rooms in this museum open from 19 April 2014 to end October 2014.
Brandon Hill Park (13 miles)
Brandon Hill Park
Does not boast a great many facilities, but is an excellent place to spot and even feed the huge number of squirrels the area supports.
Thanks for all the great things to do in Chepstow 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 South Wales can enjoy the great day out as well.
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