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)
Gilfach Nature Discovery Centre
offers you all the nature you can handle including sneaky nest box CCTV, signposted and off path walking trails, byre and longhouse to explore, with oodles of birds to spot and loads of space for running about.
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: handy!
Celtic Canoes (18 miles)
Enjoy a family canoeing excursion for either a half or full day jaunt on the charming River Wye. With family sized canoes and guided options available even absolute beginners will succeed and enjoy.
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 plenty of classic and contemporary features one expects from modern soft play.
Monkland Cheese Dairy (23 miles)
Monkland Cheese Dairy
Learn all about how cheese is made through a guided tour of a working dairy, and get to try some of it too. Cheese Experience Days offered for those who want to have a go themselves.
Llangorse Multi-Activity Centre (24 miles)
Llangorse Multi-Activity Centre
Absolutely tonnes to do inside and out, including climbing and bouldering with kiddie climb features; 3 differing levels of aerial assault course; 3km of zip lines and new BMX Pump Track. Your adventure is waiting!
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?
Land of the Lost Content Museum (24 miles)
Land of the Lost Content Museum
A quirky little museum, with 3 floor that are jam packed with items from popular British Culture from Victorian times to present day. Fascinating for the kids, and possibly nostalgic for the adults!
Cantref Adventure Farm (24 miles)
Cantref Adventure Farm
With the large indoor play areas, outdoor play, great pet handling shows and children's entertainment there is something for the whole family to do come rain or shine!
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
features two forty peg fishing lakes with common and mirror carp, great Farm Shop and Pick Your Own fields to gather from, plus adventure playground and picnic area, and a Mountain Board Centre on the same site!
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.
The Magic of Life Butterfly House (26 miles)
The Magic of Life Butterfly House
- is quite aptly named: this soothing experience involves hundreds of gorgeous butterflies in every stage of size and development, plus unusual bugs and tropical plants to really give the place atmosphere. Lovely!
South Shropshire Leisure Centre (27 miles)
South Shropshire Leisure Centre
This facility boasts a 25m main pool plus flume slide, 2 additional fun and baby pools, and a diving pool with spring and high boards! Plus swimming lessons and sporting activities too.
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!?
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.
Queenswood Country Park (27 miles)
Queenswood Country Park
is an enormous green space with woodland children's play area, a selection of way marked nature trails with panoramic views, hidden sculptures and 1,200 rare and exotic trees in the Arboretum! Plus park cafe, picnic spots and BBQs.
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.
Monkey Mania Ludlow (28 miles)
Monkey Mania Ludlow
is a Children's Soft Indoor Play Area with Cafe Barista Coffee and a Kitchen Serving food all day
Party Hire for Birthdays and Private Hire for Functions.
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.
The Cider Museum Hereford (30 miles)
The Cider Museum Hereford
A charming museum where you can discover the many different aspects of the apple and what can be done with it, including the cider making process. Historical artefacts, vintage film clips, plus other memorabilia to see.
The Waterworks Museum (30 miles)
The Waterworks Museum
Trace the history of drinking water, from the time of cave dwellers to present day, through a number of great displays and wonderful working engines. A number of Open Days in Steam throughout the year.
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.
Broomy Hill Miniature Railway (30 miles)
Broomy Hill Miniature Railway
Ride extensive twin track Miniature Railway supporting all gauges and boasting a fleet of cute miniature locomotives! Broomy Hill Station has a great hands on railway for the kids to play with and a museum too. All you've got to do is catch it open!
Play Planet Soft Playcentre (30 miles)
Play Planet Soft Playcentre
A 3 storey adventure climbing maze with all the classics features like slides, bridges, tunnels and balls, all with a nice outer spacey theme. Plus you can now play laser tag in the play frame after hours!
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.
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.
MFA Bowl Hereford (30 miles)
MFA Bowl Hereford
offers 12 lanes of modern ten pin bowling with family friendly bowler support features, plus 12 holes of adventure mini golf too! Fun by the dozen!
Adventure Golf at MFA Bowl (30 miles)
Adventure Golf at MFA Bowl
offers 12 holes of jungle themed novelty putting greens, with comedy hazards and challenges plus plenty of pretty wild distractions! Kids will love the decor, fun for all ages.
Caeiago Horse Riding Holiday Centre (30 miles)
Curious About Hereford (30 miles)
Curious About Hereford
Discover Hereford in a novel way with two treasure hunt style walks. Find clues, match pictures and read stories: everyone will be amused whilst learning more about this intriguing city. Buy or instantly download the booklet then explore in your own time.
Hereford Leisure Pool (30 miles)
Hereford Leisure Pool
With a fearsome wave machine, a great water slide and a whirlpool feature, they'll be doing less swimming than shrieking but it's going to be lots of fun!
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.
The Core (31 miles)
A community hub offering activities such as rollerskating, futsal, laser tag, and archery. Junior roller derby club runs twice weekly and there is a Gaming Club every Sunday. Available to rent for parties.
Bro Ddyfi Leisure Centre (31 miles)
Bro Ddyfi Leisure Centre
A Leisure Centre offering something for the whole family including swimming (with a 30ft flume!), badminton, climbing, bowls and squash. Open daily, and an excellent venue for some active family fun!
Bro Ddyfi LC Pool and Water Slide (31 miles)
Bro Ddyfi LC Pool and Water Slide
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.
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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