Tubby Bears Playzone (< 1 mile)
Tubby Bears Playzone
features a three level play frame for older kids plus matted toddler area and toys.
Hickory Dickory's Playhouse (1 miles)
Hickory Dickory's Playhouse
The provision of unparalleled indoor children's adventure play and party centres that are spacious, high quality, stylish and as attractive to adults as they are exciting and fun to children. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for the best things to do in Derbyshire with kids
Markeaton Park (1 miles)
Well kept parkland with play centre, light railway, splash pool, pitch and putt golf, stunning horticultural displays, a fishing lake and football pitches.
The Climbing Unit (1 miles)
The Climbing Unit
An indoor climbing experience for all ages. With children welcome anytime for miniature climbs and regular children’s sessions there’s always something to do. A dedicated group room includes roped climbing, keeping youngsters entertained for hours. Booking is essential.
Rollerworld of Derby (1 miles)
Rollerworld of Derby
The biggest maple floored rink in the UK with capacity for up to 499 - with Family Nights and Learn to Skate sessions. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for the best things to do in Derbyshire with kids.
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Paint a Pot (1 miles)
Paint a Pot
Discover how much fun painting ceramics can be. Choose from a fantastic range of tableware, figurines and wall plaques: over 150 different pieces. Set in Derby’s premier park, Markeaton, so enjoy a full day out. Just drop in, no need to book.
Tenpin Derby (2 miles)
is a bowling centre located in the Foresters Leisure Park near Osmaston Park. We have 26 modern fully computerised lanes, American Pool tables, Amusement Arcades all catered towards families and kids. There is also the Beach Road Cafe Bar for some delicious meal and snack options!
Chaddesden Park (2 miles)
Adventure playground plus BMX, football and cricket facilities. And a great new interactive water play area with loads of fun features now runs May through September.
Freddys Play Kingdom (3 miles)
Freddys Play Kingdom
is a family run indoor play centre with children in mind, with a particularly large play area for smaller toddlers and babies who are unable to play on the ropes and slides. Along with 4 party rooms and lots of party options to help your little one have the best day!
Elvaston Castle (4 miles)
The first county park in England, this has been gently entertaining and thoroughly inspiring young families for forty years. Interesting walks and gorgeous architecture, an interesting half day's worth.
Wild Park Brailsford (6 miles)
Wild Park Brailsford
Strictly for the over 8s (the older they are the more they can do, here) this offers off road quad biking, laser tag and well protected paint-balling.
Staunton Harold Reservoir (7 miles)
Staunton Harold Reservoir
A wildlife habitat offering many outdoor and leisure activities, such as adventure playgrounds, fishing, bird watching, sailing and cycling.
Chucklebutties (8 miles)
With the exciting playframe, separate baby area and activity sessions every weekday at 11am and 2pm, there's always plenty to keep babies to 10 year olds entertained!
1st Bowl Ilkeston (8 miles)
1st Bowl Ilkeston
Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
Wacky Warehouse - Plank & Leggit (8 miles)
Wacky Warehouse - Plank & Leggit
Children up to 4ft 9ins tall are welcome to run themselves ragged on the bright and modern play equipment, perfect for the ankle biters to grab some fun exercise! Safe area set aside for babies and toddlers.
Crazy Crocodiles Indoor Play Centre (8 miles)
Crazy Crocodiles Indoor Play Centre
is a family friendly indoor play and party centre which serves great coffee and fab food at affordable prices. Children can run off excess energy on our two tier play frame under your watchful eye. We also have a soft baby area and toddler play area for the younger ones.
Little Drivers Soft Play (8 miles)
Little Drivers Soft Play
is a family orientated modern colourful soft play centre with a modern play frame. It is family run and offers bespoke party packages tailored to your needs. Now with laser tag too!
Jangala (8 miles)
offer multi level modern indoor adventure play with dedicated toddler section, football pitch, Wii room, free WiFi and large cafe with big sofas!
Pirate Pete Playden (9 miles)
Burton On Trent
Wacky Warehouse - Mill House (9 miles)
Wacky Warehouse - Mill House
Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant.
Jolly Pots (9 miles)
You can paint your own pottery in our beautiful studio or we can come to you! It’s a fun and interactive activity for all the family to enjoy with a great range of pots to choose from!
Planet Happy (9 miles)
offers a multi level multi colour adventure climbing maze full of classic soft play features plus a designated toddler area, kids' activity sessions and classes.
Paint a Pot Craft Studio (9 miles)
Ashby de la Zouch
Paint a Pot Craft Studio
offers an indoor opportunity for you to come with your family and friends to paint your own designs on a wide range of ceramic objects. These include plates, bowls, ornaments, plant pots and many more items. We also offer clay imprints, parties, school linked events, adult parties and adoption celebrations.
Lanky Bill's Fun Shack (10 miles)
Lanky Bill's Fun Shack
A large main frame for the 5 to 11 years and a separate area with frame and soft play for the 4’s and under.
Recreation Soft Play (10 miles)
Burton On Trent
Recreation Soft Play
An indoor soft play facility for children aged 0 to 11 years, maximum height 145cm.
Attenborough Nature Reserve (10 miles)
Attenborough Nature Reserve
An award winning eco-friendly visitor attraction surrounded by the tranquil waters of the beautiful Attenborough Nature Reserve.
Noahs Ark Soft Play Centre (10 miles)
Noahs Ark Soft Play Centre
Indoor play centre with a 3 storey play frame and separate preschool area plus party room, cafe and book corner.
Scropton Riding For The Disabled (10 miles)
Escape Play (10 miles)
Well equipped play areas for different age groups, go karts and sports area. One of many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Nottingham with kids.
Midland Railway Centre (10 miles)
Midland Railway Centre
It’s a day out for the whole family with model/miniature railways and a country park as well as heritage steam and diesel locomotives operating and a host of other attractions. Sometimes you can see special visitors, be it Thomas the Tank Engine, a vintage Steam or historic Diesel Loco.
Shobnall Leisure Complex (11 miles)
Burton Upon Trent
Shobnall Leisure Complex
Large children’s play area, skatepark and the Turtle Beach Paddling Pool both for under 12s. Set in a large area of attractive parkland the area is ideal for picnics and walks.
Swadlincote Ski and Snowboard Centre (11 miles)
Swadlincote Ski and Snowboard Centre
A large leisure facility and dry ski slope providing Skiing, Snowboarding, Toboggan and Sno-Tubing with a fully licensed bar and restaurant. Kids must be over 4 to take part in activities.
Tree Tops Activity Centre (11 miles)
Tree Tops Activity Centre
Multi level treehouse themed adventure soft play with all the bright and clean fun features you'd expect, plus toddler area, jungle themed party room and bookable sports court.
Pot N Kettle Ceramic Cafe (11 miles)
Pot N Kettle Ceramic Cafe
Great fun for all the family, find out how much fun painting ceramics can be. Ideal children's parties -no stress and we clear up the mess. Hand and Foot imprints in clay, Perfect for unique personalised gifts for Christmas, Birthdays and Christenings. Visit us today and be creative.
Lunar Lift-Off (11 miles)
Space themed play structure with other toys and features to entertain set in age appropriate sections. Also do Lunar Tag!
Wollaton Hall and Park (11 miles)
Wollaton Hall and Park
Set in over 500 acres of historic deer park, Wollaton Hall is a spectacular Tudor building home to the city's Natural History Museum. Also see the Industrial Museum, Steam Engine House, Wollaton Visitor Centre and the Yard Gallery, plus exhibitions exploring art and the environment.
Wollaton Hall Treasure Trail (11 miles)
Wollaton Hall Treasure Trail
is a fun and interesting way to explore. Don't just wander aimlessly, do a Treasure Trail! This Trail will show you interesting, historical and scenic locations. A fun family walk in the fresh air and solve clues along the way.
Denz Indoor Playcentre (12 miles)
Denz Indoor Playcentre
A large kids play area and a smaller one for the toddlers. A good indoor playcentre in Nottinghamshire.
Crich Tramway Village (12 miles)
Crich Tramway Village
Step aboard a vintage tram and travel back in time along a recreated village street complete with working pub. Explore fascinating exhibitions and watch trams being restored from the Workshop Viewing Gallery. Children's playground, tea rooms, shops, and Woodland Walk and Sculpture Trail.
Carsington Water (12 miles)
Offering a wealth of outdoor activities,
restaurant facilities and leisure opportunities,
this is the ideal destination for the active family.
National Forest Adventure Farm (12 miles)
Burton Upon Trent
National Forest Adventure Farm
is a family farm and adventure park. Meet and feed the animals, explore the Funfield and take on the huge indoor playbarn.
Ashby de la Zouch Museum (12 miles)
Ashby de la Zouch
Ashby de la Zouch Museum
Local history museum with special events for families and children. Open all the year round with interesting exhibitions, models and children's activity sheets. Specially designed hands-on activities available.
Hoods Hideout Soft Play Centre (12 miles)
Hoods Hideout Soft Play Centre
A great fun indoor soft play area designed on a Robin Hood theme on 3 separate levels, packed with obstacles and features for children under the age of 11 years to enjoy.
Hood Park Outdoor Pool (12 miles)
Ashby de la Zouch
Ashby de la Zouch Castle (12 miles)
Ashby de la Zouch
Ashby de la Zouch Castle
A Royalist stronghold during the Civil War, the castle finally fell to Parliament in 1646, and was then made unusable. An underground passage from the kitchen to the tower can still be explored today.
Jungletastic (12 miles)
An exciting children's indoor soft play centre providing fun and safe entertainment for children aged up to 11 years. One of many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Nottingham
Ashby de la Zouch Treasure Trail (12 miles)
Ashby de la Zouch Treasure Trail
is a fun way for all the family to explore this historic market town. Ashby is steeped in history, from Civil War battles and sieges between Roundheads and Cavaliers to Victorian Spa splendour.
Sudbury Hall and Museum of Childhood (12 miles)
Sudbury Hall and Museum of Childhood
Explore the delights of 17th-century craftsmanship, featuring exquisite plasterwork, wood carvings and classical story-based murals. Then be a chimney sweep, a scullion or a Victorian pupil, and be captivated by archive film, interactives and displays.
Beechdale Swimming Centre (12 miles)
Beechdale Swimming Centre
Offering teaching, flume and middle pools plus standard lane swim facilities. Also home to a great indoor play zone.
Conkers (13 miles)
Adventures in the forest. Explore over 120 acres including the 13 piece assault course, adventure play area, barefoot walk and train linking the Discovery and Waterside Centres. Indoors discover the Enchanted Forest Adventure Play Zone, over 100 interactive exhibits, cafes and gift shop.
Thanks for all the great things to do in Derby 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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