Quackers Indoor Soft Play Centre (5 miles)
Quackers Indoor Soft Play Centre
We have a large indoor play area with drop slides, astro-slide, tube slide, rope bridge, spider's web, spinner ball cannons and more including a separate toddlers area. Also outdoor Go-Karts. There are no age restrictions on the equipment and plenty of seating for those who want to watch. Great indoor...
Gigrin Farm (7 miles)
Watch wild Red Kites, buzzards and ravens swarm in to the feeding station daily in numbers up to a whopping 600 birds! There are 5 large hides to watch from: a fantastic experience.
Gilfach Nature Discovery Centre (8 miles)
Lion Royal Hotel Trekking (8 miles)
Lion Royal Hotel Trekking
BHS approved trekking facility offering a different route each day in the hills, valleys and woodlands around them.
Bryngwyn Riding Centre (11 miles)
Bryngwyn Riding Centre
BHS approved facility offering disabled and able bodied lessons and a variety of hacks including some designed for children.
The Judges Lodging (14 miles)
The Judges Lodging
Explore the fascinating world of the Victorian judges at this award-winning historic house with a fascinating and unique 'eavesdropping audio tour'!
Small Breeds Farm and Owl Centre (14 miles)
Small Breeds Farm and Owl Centre
A magical place to experience animals, birds and all sorts of owls from all over the world. During winter months and in very wet weather the animals are displayed undercover.
Paddles and Pedals Canoe Hire (16 miles)
Paddles and Pedals Canoe Hire
Hire a Canadian Canoe or a Kayak and discover the tranquil beauty and natural wildlife of the River Wye. Contact in advance if booking with children.
Celtic Canoes (18 miles)
Enjoy a family day out canoeing down the River Wye.
Herefordshire Raceway (20 miles)
Anyone 14 years or older and 1.5 metres tall can drive the twin-engine pro-karts. Children over the age of 8 years and at least 1.3 metres tall may use the restricted twin engine pro-karts.
Croft Castle and Parkland (22 miles)
Croft Castle and Parkland
Really welcoming to children: indoors they can play with vintage toys and tinkle on the grand piano, plus explore the cellars and attics; outside there are several play areas and an orienteering course, plus bee hives, Iron Age Hill Fort and other structures to find and explore. Great family events and...
Oaker Wood Leisure (23 miles)
Oaker Wood Leisure
Outdoor Activity site offering wide range of childrens adventurous activities. Junior Quad Bike Treks through 175 acre woodland, Paintball (aged 8+), High Rope Tree Trekking, Super Swing, Climbing, Target Shooting, Low Rope Challenge Course, Raft Building. Holiday Activity Days, Childrens Birthday parties.
The Play Barn (23 miles)
The Play Barn
Adventure, exercise and stimulation in a safe environment! Multi level adventure play frame with slides, balls, tunnels and all the other classic and contemporary features one expects from modern soft play.
Llangorse Multi-Activity Centre (24 miles)
Llangorse Multi-Activity Centre
Llangorse Multi Activity Centre is the home of the largest indoor Climbing and Riding Centre in Wales. We cater for groups and individuals, whether experienced or novice, young or old.
The Riding Centre offers Pony Rides for little ones (4-7 yrs), Trekking for the beginner or novice rider and riding for...
Mickey Millers Family PlayBarn (24 miles)
Mickey Millers Family PlayBarn
The enormous multi level main frame is packed full of classic and contemporary adventure play features, including the terrifying 16 and 21ft Demon Drop Slides! Dare they? Dare YOU?
Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre (24 miles)
Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre
A visit to the Secret Hills exhibition will reveal some of the stories hidden in the landscape, offers a range of activities, past-times and opportunities for anyone and everyone.
Cantref Adventure Farm (24 miles)
Cantref Adventure Farm
With the large indoor play areas, outdoor play, great pet handling shows & children entertainment there is something for the whole family to do come rain or shine!
The Magic of Life Butterfly House (25 miles)
Berrington Hall (26 miles)
Get creative in their den building area; join a garden, parkland or architecture tour; and explore the family rooms and see how the servants moved around the house unseen by the family and guests!
Court Farm and Leisure (26 miles)
Court Farm and Leisure
Court Farm and Leisure has Fishing Lakes, Farm Shop & Pick Your Own and a Mountain Board Centre.
Ironsides Mountainboard Centre (26 miles)
Ironsides Mountainboard Centre
is a mountainboard centre in the centre of Herefordshire which offers tuition, boarder-x and freestyle riding to children and adults. It offers a giant foam pit for safe practice for mountainboards, BMX and dirt scooters.
South Shropshire Leisure Centre (27 miles)
Teme Ludlow (27 miles)
Swimming facility with diving pool and boards, leisure pools, plus 65m Flume Slide is open at weekends and in school holidays.
Grove Golf and Bowl (27 miles)
Grove Golf and Bowl
Eight state of the art bowling lanes using the latest computer technology, giving super accurate scoring and bowling speeds. Fully automated bumpers for the less experienced bowlers programmed to rise on their turn, so you hit a pin every time.
Ludlow Castle (27 miles)
Beautiful ruins, regular events and storytelling folk in costume - who says history can't keep them interested!?
Ludlow Treasure Trail (27 miles)
Ludlow Treasure Trail
Ludlow and its castle are perched on a cliff above the picturesque River Teme in south Shropshire, one of the most unspoiled parts of rural England. By following this interesting and exciting Trail you will see and learn stuff that you haven't seen before even if you are local!
Shropshire Hills Mountain Bike Centre (27 miles)
Shropshire Hills Mountain Bike Centre
4 acres of scenic road and off road riding trails with fantastic range of cycles available for hire and a reassuring breakdown rescue service offered too! They also offer camping options here, including heated camping pods.
Broomy Hill Miniature Railway (27 miles)
Broomy Hill Miniature Railway
Extensive Miniature Railway in 3 1/2, 5 and 7 1/4 inch gauges. Picnic areas and the clubhouse's hands on railway help keep kids interested.
Queenswood Country Park (27 miles)
Queenswood Country Park
Woodland children's play area, easy access path and waymarked trails, panoramic views, season events, licensed cafe and seasonal tourist info centre
Machinations (27 miles)
has the only miniature rabbit village and mechanical model museum in the country! Also has a cafe, shop and an indoor play centre.
Acton Scott Working Farm (27 miles)
Acton Scott Working Farm
Has long provided the opportunity to become familiar with the country life of yesteryear. Its Historic Working Farm is a wonderful visitor attraction with daily activities and special events. You will see traditional 19th century farm life unfold daily, while the land around is worked by heavy horses.
Llama Trekking at Old King Street Farm (29 miles)
Llama Trekking at Old King Street Farm
Llama trekking is fast becoming a 'must-do' activity. Bond with your llama, get to know him and take him on a walk in the glorious countryside of south west Herefordshire. If travelling from further afield, why not take a two day stay in one of our holiday cottages?
Long Mountain Pony Trekking Centre (29 miles)
Long Mountain Pony Trekking Centre
Offering hourly rides tailored to suit you, pleasure rides, pony days, picnic rides and pony parties. Fully licensed family run centre, welcoming visitors of all ages and abilities.
Rheidol Riding Centre (30 miles)
Rheidol Riding Centre
BHS and RDA approved all weather facility offering lessons, show jumping and cross-country course, and fantastic trekking and hacking around the Rheidol Valley. Welcomes disabled and able bodied riders too.
Play Planet Soft Playcentre (30 miles)
Play Planet Soft Playcentre
Play Planet is Hereford’s newest and biggest indoor children’s play centre, offering a three tier space themed soft play experience.
Grafton Farm Riding Centre (30 miles)
Grafton Farm Riding Centre
BHS approved all weather facility offering lessons from 4 years, escorted hacking for over 8s, recognised Pony Club and holiday activities.
Manic Ceramics (30 miles)
Make and paint your own ceramic creations, with help from friendly, experienced staff.
MFA Bowl Hereford (30 miles)
MFA Bowl Hereford
offers 12 lanes of modern ten pin bowling with family friendly features, plus adventure mini golf.
The Herefordshire Trail (30 miles)
The Herefordshire Trail
is a long distance path giving a circular tour around the county. Along the way are pretty rural churches, castle ruins and other historic features to discover and explore.
Hereford Museum and Art Gallery (30 miles)
Hereford Museum and Art Gallery
housed in a spectacular Victorian gothic building, offering works of fine and decorative art plus hands on elements and varying art exhibitions.
Caeiago Horse Riding Holiday Centre (30 miles)
Hereford Leisure Pool (30 miles)
Hereford Leisure Pool
- has a wave machine and water slide, a 'beach' area and various water features and a whirlpool, as well as the usual leisure pool
Gone Potty Paint Your Own (31 miles)
Gone Potty Paint Your Own
You can have lots of fun painting your own designs onto pottery, making it personal to you and your family creating a unique gift for you to use everyday or to keep as a treasured memento.
Dolaucothi Gold Mines (31 miles)
Dolaucothi Gold Mines
You'll be taken on guided underground tours with miners hats and lamps and panning for gold. The tours will take in the Roman and more recent workings.
Bro Ddyfi Leisure Centre (31 miles)
Bro Ddyfi Leisure Centre
is a Leisure Centre offering something for the whole family including swimming, badminton, climbing, bowls and squash.
Bro Ddyfi LC Pool and Water Slide (31 miles)
Bro Ddyfi LC Pool and Water Slide
is a 20m leisure swimming pool with 30ft flume slide. There are a range of activities for all ages and abilities. The pool is available for private hire and provides the ideal venue to celebrate a birthday or group party.
Herefordshire Nature Trust (31 miles)
Herefordshire Nature Trust
Herefordshire is often described as England's most rural county, with a rich mosaic landscape of small fields, ancient hedgerows and wooded hills.
AJ Activities (32 miles)
Combat play activities for older children. Paintball site minimum age is 12 years old. Laser Tag site is 8.
Bishops Meadow (32 miles)
This parkland on the banks of the River Wye in the centre of Hereford is great for quiet recreation whatever the time of year. It has Tennis Courts and a Putting green and borders King George V Playing Fields.
Shortwood Family Farm (32 miles)
Shortwood Family Farm
Milk a cow by hand; take part in their Animal Feeding Tour; watch the machine milking; Visit Mini Farm World, Pets' Corner and the Play Area; follow the Farm Trail; take a trailer ride around the farm; and admire the panoramic views across four counties!
Thanks for all the great things to do in Crossgates 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 Mid Wales can enjoy the great day out as well.
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