Whirlikidz (< 1 mile)
With over and under 4s areas plus a multi sports zone there's plenty here to occupy all ages! Highlights include the 4 lane waterfall slide,
Offas Dyke Path National Trail (< 1 mile)
Offas Dyke Path National Trail
A 177 mile (285km) long walking trail from Sedbury to Prestatyn, mainly through Wales. A borderland that is full of changing landscapes and historic towns, with great opportunities to see local wildlife like badgers and birds of prey.
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.
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.
Perrygrove Railway and Treetop Adventure (10 miles)
Perrygrove Railway and Treetop Adventure
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 riddle of the Gale Stone.
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...
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)
Now reopened and taking bookings for the kids' clay workshops plus walk in custom for some awesome art projects: drop in!
Cattle Country Adventure Park (11 miles)
Cattle Country Adventure Park
Is an Indoor and outdoor adventure park with loads of animals to see. Splash pool open from Whitsun to September. 2015 sees a new Cattle Trail activity!
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.
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.
Celtic Manor Adventure Golf (11 miles)
Celtic Manor Adventure Golf
is a family friendly resort featuring a range of activities for kids of all ages including 2 Adventure Golf courses!
Forest Jump at Celtic Manor (11 miles)
Forest Jump at Celtic Manor
High and low ropes courses for kids, for adults, for everybody! This aerial assault course up in the tree canopy offers 30 challenging features, while the lower down version still boasts 16.
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! Parties catered for.
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.
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)
Community multi activity indoor play facility for the under 5s, with messy play, building section, and custom built soft play structure within sight of the cafe tables. Affordable private hire for parties. Breastfeeding friendly.
Rimandos Soft Play Coffee Lounge (12 miles)
Go Ape Forest of Dean (12 miles)
Forest of Dean
Go Ape Forest of Dean
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.
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.
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.
Oakham Treasures (12 miles)
A family run and family friendly museum, with loads of farming and retail memorabilia to discover. See vintage tractors and farm equipment, plus retail exhibitions divided into shop, including a Sweet Shop, Haberdashery, and Chemist. Literally thousands of things to see!
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.
St Werburghs City Farm (12 miles)
St Werburghs City Farm
City Farm providing 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! Plus new Big Bug exhibit for 2015!
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.
Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail (13 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.
Pedalabikeaway (13 miles)
Traffic free marked trail and single and downhill tracks for serious mountain bikers. 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!
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...
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!
Felix Road Adventure Playground (13 miles)
Felix Road Adventure Playground
Mainly outdoor play, offering a wide range of good quality equipment, skatepark, sand pit, cyclist training area, plenty of free play space and nicely shaded areas for high summer. You must register on arrival but access is free!
Laser Fusion (13 miles)
Awesome laser tag arena with cool features to hdd behind and interact with, plus of course the high tech phasor laser and equipment packs. Ready, aim, blast em to to bits! Zero contact, ideal for gamers.
Jungle Rumble Adventure Golf (13 miles)
Jungle Rumble Adventure Golf
A really lavishly themed adventure golfing experience deep in the jungle, with 36 holes including the live volcano cave, spooky temple ruins, secret swamp and aztec features, plus sound effects too! Cool as!
Easton Leisure Centre (13 miles)
Easton Leisure Centre
Leisure Centre with a 25-metre pool, learner pool, and the only fun flume in Bristol!
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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