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Things To Do & Days Out near Derby
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Megazone Derby (< 1 mile)
Megazone Derby An impressive arena with full UV paintwork and over 4k square feet of play space: this is Nexus Generation laser tag at it's finest! Play Elimination, Vampires, Base Flags, Zone Domination and Random Madness and mark your friends from your foes!
Tubby Bears Playzone (< 1 mile)
Tubby Bears Playzone offers a 3 level adventure climbing maze full of cool features and physical play fun for older kids plus matted toddler area and toys for the small folk. And parties, of course!
Hickory Dickory's Playhouse (1 miles)
Hickory Dickory's Playhouse Locally unparalleled indoor children's adventure play with spacious, high quality, stylish fun that'll bring you back repeatedly! Featuring enormous slides, powerful ball cannons, trampolines and award winning menu.
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.
Markeaton Park (1 miles)
Markeaton Park Well kept parkland with play centre, light railway, splash pool, pitch and putt golf, stunning horticultural displays, a fishing lake and football pitches.
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.
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. Just drop in, no need to book.
Tenpin Derby (2 miles)
Tenpin Derby 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!
Sector 7 Laser (2 miles)
Sector 7 Laser Pleasingly plot driven combat gaming, with zero contact and infra red guns, housed in a large and atmospheric arena boasting 4D effects of all kinds and a whole lot of aliens to zap!
Chaddesden Park (2 miles)
Chaddesden Park 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!
Kedleston Hall (4 miles)
Kedleston Hall There are an extensive collection of paintings, sculptures and original furnishings to explore, including the treasures in the Eastern Museum. Enjoy the grounds with your hounds or take the smalls to look at the flowers, but it's all exploration no play: fair warning!
Elvaston Castle (4 miles)
Elvaston Castle 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.
Strutts North Mill (8 miles)
Strutts North Mill Discover how the town of Belper was turned into the world’s first factory community in this great mill and museum that is free to visit for under 16s. Family friendly hands on activities and exhibits.
Chucklebutties (8 miles)
Chucklebutties - is an Award Winning indoor soft play area with a difference: adults love it too! With views from massive windows overlooking the beautiful Derwent and Belper River Gardens, adults can sit in comfort and relax while the children play!
MFA Bowl Ilkeston (8 miles)
MFA Bowl Ilkeston Kids love bowling, and if they are under 7 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. There are 16 lanes and good disabled access. Great family fun!
Staunton Harold Reservoir (8 miles)
Staunton Harold Reservoir A wildlife habitat offering many outdoor and leisure activities, such as a couple of good adventure playgrounds, fishing, bird watching, sailing and cycling, plus Visitor Centre, Ranger’s Office, toilets, and seasonal refreshment kiosk. Open all year and free to visit.
The Donnington Grand Prix Collection (8 miles)
The Donnington Grand Prix Collection Visit the largest showcase of Grand Prix racing cars in the world, with over 130 exhibits. Trophy room, Motorbikes, plus the largest collection of McLarens and Williams F1 cars on display outside of a factory.
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.
Claymills Victorian Pumping Station (8 miles)
Claymills Victorian Pumping Station Historic Victorian industrial building with many rare original engines and boilers. Children’s trail to follow, plus a Visitor Centre and mini museum to explore. Steaming Days held throughout the year.
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)
Jangala offer multi level modern indoor adventure play with dedicated toddler section, football pitch, Wii room, free WiFi and large cafe with big sofas! Just what the doctor ordered!
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.
Planet Happy (9 miles)
Planet Happy Play centre offering a multi level, multi colour adventure climbing maze full of classic soft play features, plus a designated toddler area, kids' activity sessions and classes. A number of party packages available.
Paint a Pot Craft Studio (9 miles)
Paint a Pot Craft Studio offers an opportunity to paint your own pottery!
Lanky Bill's Fun Shack (10 miles)
Lanky Bill's Fun Shack Bill might be Lanky but this is hardly a shack: there's a long multi level play frame, enclosed toddler zone plus a mini play frame, kitchen role play area and awesome mirrored disco room!
Attenborough Nature Reserve (10 miles)
Attenborough Nature Reserve An award winning eco friendly visitor attraction surrounded by the Attenborough Nature Reserve, with touch table and puzzles, interactive screen activities and sensory nature trails as well as kids' clubs and special events.
Escape Play (10 miles)
Escape Play 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.
Scropton Riding For The Disabled (10 miles)
Scropton Riding For The Disabled BHS approved all weather facility specialising in riding opportunities for the disabled, plus RDA and able bodied lessons.
Midland Railway Centre (10 miles)
Midland Railway Centre It’s a day out for the whole family with model and miniature railways plus 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)
Shobnall Leisure Complex WIth indoor and outdoor sports facilities to pre book, crazy golf and pitch n putt to drop in on, and a playground, paddling pool and skatepark to access for free, this place has loads to do for kids of all ages! Adapted Cycling Centre also on site!
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 Currently being refurbished!
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)
Lunar Lift-Off Cool multi level space themed adventure play structure with rockets, observation pods and alien landscapes, plus additional toys including role-play equipment, train table and book corner. Laser Tag held on Friday nights too: inside the play frame!
Nottingham Industrial Museum (11 miles)
Nottingham Industrial Museum A museum covering the industrial history of Nottingham from lacemaking to motorcycle manufacture. Steam day on the last Sunday of every month, plus a calendar of changing events during the year.
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.
Denz Indoor Playcentre (12 miles)
Denz Indoor Playcentre Massive adventure climbing maze plus cool sky glide feature overhead, great toddler zone and optional kids' classes like musical play and kiddie art. Loads of fun!
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.
National Forest Adventure Farm (12 miles)
National Forest Adventure Farm Meet and feed the animals, explore the Funfield and take on the huge indoor playbarn. Special events for Easter, Halloween and Christmas and the famous Maize Maze from July to September.
Ashby de la Zouch Museum (12 miles)
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 including a new audio feature to the cartoon timeline!
Carsington Sports and Leisure (12 miles)
Carsington Sports and Leisure Try stand-up paddle boarding, sailing, windsurfing and kayaking in taster sessions, with proper tuition or out on your own for the semi pros! Plus comprehensive cycle hire and tracks along with orienteering and summer holiday events. Cool!
Hood Park Outdoor Pool (12 miles)
Hood Park Outdoor Pool Outdoor heated pool with other goodies nearby.
Ashby de la Zouch Castle (12 miles)
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)
Jungletastic 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 with kids.
Sudbury Hall and Museum of Childhood (12 miles)
Sudbury Hall and Museum of Childhood Explore the 17th century dream house; be a chimney sweep, a scullion or a Victorian pupil; play with toys and interactive displays plus let out their fizz in the woodland play area!
Conkers (13 miles)
Conkers 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.
Branston Water Park (13 miles)
Branston Water Park There is a small visitor centre, children's play area and toilets on site. Look out for the great range of birds, animal and insects which inhabit their varied habitats.
Tenpin Nottingham (13 miles)
Tenpin Nottingham is a bowling centre located in Clifton Boulevard. We have 26 modern fully computerised lanes, American and English Pool tables, Amusement Arcades all catered towards families and kids and Sector 7 Quasar. There is also the Beach Road Cafe Bar for some delicious meal and snack options.