Fuzzy Eds Fun House at The Hobby Horse (< 1 mile)
Fuzzy Eds Fun House at The Hobby Horse
This separate play space next to the Hobby Horse pub offers a play structure, games and play equipment for children under 4ft 9 inches tall and has dedicated Tots Time for preschool children and babies too.
Queens Park Sports Centre (< 1 mile)
Queens Park Sports Centre
Ride the hipper dipper waterslide 185ft long (bigger than your average flume). Plus 33m pool with diving area for 1, 3 and 5m boards. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for the best things to do in Derbyshire with kids
Queens Park (< 1 mile)
Boasting boating lake, miniature railway, huge adventure playground, cricket facilities and plenty of open space for traditional family games.
Chesterfield Bowl (1 miles)
16 lane bowling centre - including glow in the dark bowling at selected times at weekends. Kids love bowling, well worth a go if you haven't tried it.
The Jungle (2 miles)
- has a three level soft play centre, mini football pitch, with HUUUUGGE slides and plenty of party rooms.
Cliffe Park (4 miles)
Popular with families this park has plenty of space and a large play area with traditional equipment plus an enclosed sand pit area, table tennis table, crazy golf and an internet cafe.
The Painted Teapot (5 miles)
The Painted Teapot
is the perfect day out to fuel your creative juices. We are an amazing venue for a family fun filled afternoon out and perfect for all ages from aged 1 to 100. Our fabulous staff will be on hand to help you with hints, tips and inspiration for you to create your masterpiece, which will be glazed and fired...
Chuckles Play Centre (5 miles)
Chuckles Play Centre
Indoor play centre with bouncy castles and ride-ons for kids aged under 10 years and with a separate enclosed area for toddlers under 2 years.
Wacky Warehouse - Chequers (5 miles)
Wacky Warehouse - Chequers
offering their recognised standard of indoor play with main and infant frames, craft sessions and free wifi.
Matlock Farm Park (7 miles)
Matlock Farm Park
is set in part of a 600 acre working farm, providing a varied selection of animals to see including llamas, goats, peacocks and red deer. Kids will also enjoy the adventure playground and the go kart track!
Kidz Kingdom Play and Party Centre (7 miles)
Kidz Kingdom Play and Party Centre
Offers indoor and outdoor play with multi level play structures, interactive play features and classic activities from climbing and sliding to tunnelling through the ball pit. Dedicated baby area.
Ecclesall Woods (7 miles)
An oasis of woodland calm in the city with pelnty of paths and bridleways to explore. Local Nature Reserve that also contains historic monuments and other heritage features.
Runaround Play Centre (7 miles)
Runaround Play Centre
A fantastic playcentre for kids complete with large play frame, 4 lane Astra Slide, Spiral Slide, Ball Cannons, Large Sports Arena, Traverse Climbing Wall and separate Toddlers Area with interactive touch screen TV and ball fountain.
Budding Picassos Ceramic Cafe (7 miles)
Budding Picassos Ceramic Cafe
is a bright and airy paint your own pottery studio in Sheffield. We have lots of great gadgets and tools, and friendly, helpful staff to make creating your own ceramic masterpiece easy! We have also been told we serve the best hot chocolate ever!
Graves Park (8 miles)
Something for everyone including ancient woodland, playgrounds, sports fields, cafe, tennis courts, lakes, golf course and a cricket oval. Perhaps Graves Park’s greatest asset is its Animal Farm, home to Highland Cattle, Sheep, Donkeys, Goats, Pigs, Deer, Ducks, Chickens, Rabbits, Chinchillas and more.
Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet (8 miles)
Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet
Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet is a unique eighteenth century industrial works. Complete the activity trail to catch a glimpse of life at home and at work at a rural scythe and steelworks dating back to the 18th century. Also close by is Abbeydale Miniature Railway.
Millhouses Park (8 miles)
13 hectares of Green Flag Award Winning parkland with Splash! Water Play plus large play park, riverside, woodland and plenty of space to run around.
Chatsworth Farmyard and Playground (8 miles)
Chatsworth Farmyard and Playground
The famous garden contains spectacular waterworks, picnic and play areas. The farmyard and adventure playground welcomes young visitors and families and has special activities throughout the season.
The Climbing Works (8 miles)
The Climbing Works
Europe's biggest and best dedicated bouldering centre with a dedicated kid's bouldering facility called The Mini Works. Climbing classes for children, beginners and improvers. Good idea if you're looking for fun family days out in S.Yorkshire.
Derbyshire Pony Trekking (8 miles)
Derbyshire Pony Trekking
is a complete off road Pony Trekking Centre. All Weather riding all year round, even in the snow! Disabled customers catered for, Treks suitable for all levels of rider available, We cater for ages 4 upwards.
The Play Arena (8 miles)
The Play Arena
An exciting family entertainment centre with a wide range of activities which will appeal to the whole family, from babies to adults, whatever the weather. At 18,000 square feet the venue is the largest in Sheffield. There is both indoor and outdoor play equipment.
Steeple Grange Light Railway (8 miles)
Steeple Grange Light Railway
When you visit the railway you can enjoy a unique train ride through dramatic limestone scenery, discover fossils and wild flowers, learn about the railway and stare at the vintage rolling stock!
Playtime (8 miles)
Cool play centre with a 3 tier play structure, slides, a spooky maze, ball pools and an indoor bouncy castle plus a cafe and exclusive parties are a speciality.
Rother Valley Country Park (9 miles)
Rother Valley Country Park
Country Park with land and water activities for all ages and abilities. Events all year. Activity centre offering; family rowing and pedal boats, water zorbing, sailing, windsurfing, canoes, single scull rowing boats, cycle hire and archery for groups. For refreshments bring your own picnic, eat in the cafe...
Norfolk Heritage Park (9 miles)
Norfolk Heritage Park
30 Hectares of Green Flag Award Winning Victorian Park with playgrounds for under 8s and over 8s, lots of sports pitches, and the Centre in The Park with a Cafe.
Highfield Adventure Playground (9 miles)
Highfield Adventure Playground
is a staffed sandy playground with big play equipment, loose parts to create with and little stuff for the littlies. There are also indoor activities like arts and crafts, pool and table tennis.
Peak Rail (9 miles)
Welcomes you to journey back to a bygone age and experience the thrill of steam and diesel on their preserved railway.
Fastlane Bowl (9 miles)
Eleven lane bowling centre with a licensed bar and food served all day.
Aston Springs Farm (9 miles)
Aston Springs Farm
- is a farm which includes a farm trail with animals such as pigs, goats, deer, alpacas and donkeys. A farm shop sells produce reared on the farm and a family restaurant serves it too.
Happy Monsters Play and Party (9 miles)
Happy Monsters Play and Party
is an indoor soft play centre, providing a stimulating environment for children of ages 0 to 10 with separate play areas for under and over 4s. Our cafe serves freshly prepared meals and snacks, barista coffee and yummy cake.
The Edge Climbing Centre (9 miles)
The Edge Climbing Centre
An ideal way to get children interested in an adventure sport and a great and exciting way to exercise with the family. It's all set in a friendly environment and there is something for everyone from 7 years and up.
Skate Central of Sheffield (9 miles)
Skate Central of Sheffield
Why not go and visit the rink that still maintains good old-fashioned family values? Varied sessions, extra sessions during school holidays.
Creswell Crags (9 miles)
is a limestone gorge honeycombed with caves and smaller fissures. Stone tools and remains of animals found in the caves by archaeologists provide evidence for a fascinating story of life during the last Ice Age between 50,000 and 10,000 years ago. Great idea for family days out in Nottinghamshire.
Sheffield Manor Lodge (9 miles)
Sheffield Manor Lodge
Discover over 600 years of history by exploring the Tudor ruins located in the once Great Sheffield Deer Park, see the animals on our working farm and find out what life was like on the eve of the Sheffield Blitz.
Endcliffe Park (9 miles)
15 hectares of open space, woodland, ponds and river with a large play park to boot make this a popular family day out.
Matlock Bath Treasure Trail (10 miles)
Matlock Bath Treasure Trail
Is a walking trail with a ‘whodunit’ mystery to solve. Set in the town of Matlock Bath, you have clues to solve and suspects to eliminate from a dastardly crime. Become a detective for the day.
Sheffield Botanical Gardens (10 miles)
Sheffield Botanical Gardens
19 acres of restored Victorian garden with a stunning glass pavilion, a number of themed gardens to explore and plenty of space to play. Free to visit and open all year.
The Kurburgring (10 miles)
A unique venue offering a definitively outdoor karting experience indoors. They run junior sessions for kids over 8, adults karts for over 14s.
Planet Pot (10 miles)
Pottery painting for both children and adults. Come and paint from our great selection from Cup Cakes to Plates, Egg Cups to cereal bowls. You can bring your own food or enjoy some of the buns and hot drinks we have on offer.
Ponds Forge (10 miles)
Come down and make a splash at Ponds Forge leisure pool! Whizz through the 2 flumes, float along the lazy river or jump through the big waves. There is also a smaller fun pool, for parent and toddler swimming!
The Asylum Skatepark (10 miles)
The Asylum Skatepark
- is a clean, family friendly indoor skate park (14,000sq ft) catering for all sports, ages and abilities. Cafe available on site providing fresh home cooked meals.
The Winter Garden (10 miles)
The Winter Garden
A stunning green world in one of the largest temperate glasshouses to be built in the UK in the last 100 years. More than 2,500 plants to see. Free to visit.
Graves Gallery (10 miles)
Visit the home of Sheffield’s visual art collection and enjoy the city’s art in a peaceful haven away from the noise of the city. 8 galleries to explore. Great programme of temporary exhibitions. Free to visit.
Peace Gardens (10 miles)
A public space that forms the centre of a spectacular walk through as series of developments that each have their own art, distinctive lighting and water features. Free to visit.
The Genesis Family Entertainment Centre (10 miles)
The Genesis Family Entertainment Centre
As well as AMF Tenpin Bowling facilities they also have their themed Atlantis Indoor soft play centre for kids, a Sports Hall for local groups and individuals to hire and Community rooms.
Millennium Gallery (10 miles)
See some of the unique heritage of Sheffield, including metalwork, plus a great variety of contemporary design and art exhibitions. Different events and temporary exhibits throughout the year. Free to visit.
Matlock Bath Aquarium (10 miles)
Matlock Bath Aquarium
offer a weird and exciting mix of public aquarium plus thermal carp pool, creepy petrifying well, shiny gemstone and fossil display, vintage chinaware collection, regional history exhibition and one of the largest public displays of Holograms in Europe!
Megakidz Indoor Play Centre (10 miles)
Megakidz Indoor Play Centre
are well known for our friendly atmosphere, relaxing environment and excellent facilities for both parents and their under 8s. It's a place where your cheeky monkeys can run wild!
Lammas Leisure Centre (10 miles)
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Lammas Leisure Centre
Family friendly ice skating rink with loads of other sporting opportunities besides within the leisure centre. Great fun for all ages and good for bonding while you watch mum and dad fall over.
Curious About Sheffield (10 miles)
Curious About Sheffield
is a unique experience: 2 treasure hunt style walks of discovery to keep the whole family intrigued and amused. Answer clues and match pictures, whilst reading stories about this historic ‘steel’ city. Buy or download the booklet then explore in your own time.
Thanks for all the great things to do in Chesterfield 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 Derbyshire can enjoy the great day out as well.
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