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
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...
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
- the usual Wacky setup, have a sit down and a well deserved nice cup of tea, while the kids run round like loons in the great indoor play centre - lovely!!
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.
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)
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 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.
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, deer and donkeys. A farm shop sells produce reared on the farm and a family restaurant serves it too.
Forward for Kids (9 miles)
Forward for Kids
Play and party centre with separate play areas for babies, toddlers and juniors up to the age of 9 years.
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.
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.
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 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.
Matlock Bath Aquarium (10 miles)
Matlock Bath Aquarium
From Terrapins to Piranhas! There is a large open pool which is fed by a thermal spring and illuminated at night containing common carp, mirror carp and koi carp. The fish may be fed by visitors with fish food obtained on the premises. Plus 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)
Sutton in Ashfield
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.
Gullivers Kingdom (10 miles)
A family theme park designed to cater for families with children between the age of two and thirteen. All its rides and attractions are designed to offer the whole family a full day out of fun and excitement.
Quasar Sheffield (10 miles)
Painless bruise-less laser tag, the gentler way to get the thrills of shoot 'em ups in a live action role play setting.
Gullivers SpyZone (10 miles)
Base-camp for budding secret agents offering fun, adventure and action packed challenges on a unique journey of discovery and surprise!
Gullivers NerfZone (10 miles)
Indoor attraction where kids can enjoy NERF blaster fun in a purpose built environment.
The Heights of Abraham (10 miles)
The Heights of Abraham
Explore a unique Hilltop Park via a thrilling Cable Car ride. Once at the Summit enjoy going underground on tours of two Show Caverns. In the Exhibitions get to touch a dinosaur fossil and see video shows, then burn off energy on the 2 play areas!
Temple Mine (10 miles)
Discover for yourself the network of tunnels that exist under your feet and wonder at the crystals glistening in the walls.
Weston Park Museum (10 miles)
Weston Park Museum
Children and adults will love the animated new displays, specially designed to delight even our littlest explorers. From Egyptian Mummies, to a traditional butchers shop. From Snowy the polar bear, to living ants and bees. The citys amazing collections of beautiful, varied and unusual treasures will be...
Fun Factory - Castlewood Brewers Fayre (10 miles)
Fun Factory - Castlewood Brewers Fayre
This Fun Factory attached to The Castlewood Brewers Fayre family friendly pub is a multi-level play space with adventure equipment, ball ponds and a toddler zone and can also be booked out for childrens parties.
Sutton Leisure Centre (10 miles)
Sutton in Ashfield
Sutton Leisure Centre
Now known as Lammas Leisure Centre, they offer Ice skating, suqash and other sports courts and a swimming pool, plus Under 5s activity program and more activities for older too.
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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