Whilton Mill (2 miles)
An ideal place for kids of all ages to experience the thrills of karting in a safe environment. Their fully qualified instructors will guide your children through everything they need to know. They provide a full safety briefing before letting them out.
Adventure World (3 miles)
Includes slides, ball pool, tunnels, climbing and seating area for parents. Suitable for up to eight years old. Attached to a leisure centre.
Old Dairy Farm Centre (3 miles)
Old Dairy Farm Centre
Lambing weekends in the spring, monthly country food fayres, and they have their famous and unique 'living manger' prior to Christmas.
Daventry Country Park (3 miles)
Daventry Country Park
Daventry Country Park - was created in 1968 as part of the nationwide Countryside Act. This movement sought to provide communities with green spaces to use and enjoy. The reservoir (130 acres of open water) was dug out and completed in 1804, taking eight years to finish.
Tigers Indoor Play (4 miles)
Tigers Indoor Play
This is a children’s indoor soft play centre suitable for children aged 0 to 12 years with a multi-level soft play frame and an under 4s' toddler area and party rooms.
Holdenby Falconry Centre (7 miles)
Holdenby Falconry Centre
The Falconry Centre contains many species of birds of prey, flown by the resident Falconer. Some of the beautiful birds are pictured below. There may be a chance to fly them yourself.
Tenpin Northampton (7 miles)
is a bowling centre located located in Sixfields Leisure, Weedon Road. 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.
Coton Manor (7 miles)
This peaceful ten acre garden occupies a hillside position extending down from the 17th century manor house, constructed of mellow Northamptonshire stone.
Hullabaloo (8 miles)
Expansive play frame and stylish play area featuring 3 different slides and masses of activities you won't find anywhere else. Parents welcome in to play too.
Northampton and Lamport Railway (8 miles)
Northampton and Lamport Railway
is a steam and heritage diesel operated tourist railway located in the Northamptonshire countryside. Lots of events going on throughout the year.
Catanger Llama Trekking (8 miles)
Catanger Llama Trekking
Although you can't actually ride them, these lovely pack animals will willingly carry your rucksack, whilst you enjoy the beautiful scenery. What better way to get away from it all than by leading a gentle llama along bridleways, farm tracks and country lanes. A perfect way to de-stress.
The Pinnacle (8 miles)
There are lots of ways to get kids involved in climbing at the Pinnacle. They welcome all from absolute beginners just looking for a taste of climbing, to expert climbers working towards national competitions. With sessions for all ages and abilities, please get in touch for more information.
Danes Camp Leisure Centre (8 miles)
Danes Camp Leisure Centre
Facilities include a leisure pool with beach entry, adventure soft play, sports hall, pre school activities, climbing wall and roller skating.
Laserforce (8 miles)
An exciting, participation fantasy game allowing players to be the space hero that they have always wanted to be, in a safe environment. 6 zones on 3 levels: awesome!
Northampton Museum and Art Gallery (9 miles)
Northampton Museum and Art Gallery
A visit to Northampton Museum and Art Gallery will give you the opportunity to explore the amazing shoe collection recognised as a collection of national importance. You can also find out about the history of Northampton and see our excellent art and ceramics collection.
Roobarb and Kustard Ceramics Cafe (9 miles)
Roobarb and Kustard Ceramics Cafe
Our ceramics painting studio is just the place to enjoy creative time with your family. It's a fantastic environment for children and adults to express their creative talent and to produce something completely unique to treasure forever. Booking recommended during weekends and childrens holidays
Towcester Centre for Leisure (9 miles)
Towcester Centre for Leisure
Their family sessions are fun packed with waves, flume rides, inflatables, floats and music. For the parent and toddler sessions they have baby waves and pool toys for a fun toddler friendly swim.
Northampton Trampoline Centre (10 miles)
Northampton Trampoline Centre
- is a purpose built trampoline centre welcoming all ages and abilities. Reach for the sky as you bounce on our Olympic sized trampolines. Our expert instructors will teach you how to perform awesome skills and tricks in a safe environment.
Abington Museum (10 miles)
A free museum with an intriguing Victorian Cabinet of Curiosities, historic fashion gallery, displays on the Northamptonshire Regiment and huge collections of leather works including some really interesting costumes!
Sulgrave Manor (10 miles)
Discover the lives of George Washington's ancestors from the Tudor manor house they built and lived in. Sit in the Tudor Great Hall, take a look around their bedchamber, see a real Elizabethan shoe and take part in one of our child friendly tours. Also includes plenty of secure open spaces to enjoy.
Abington Park (10 miles)
Big park with historical features, plus playground and fitness trail, Abingdon Museum and also features a specific garden for the blind.
Brampton Valley Way (10 miles)
Brampton Valley Way
Brampton Valley Way is 14 miles of park linking Northampton and The Brampton Valley Way. It has Beautiful scenery, Ancient meadows, woodland spinneys and traditional hedgerow. There are also Steam trains, railway embankments and tunnels.
Brixworth Country Park (10 miles)
Brixworth Country Park
A charming and very physically accessible park, with a gnome trail, unusual sculptures, wheel chair accessible bird hide and stunning views over Pitsford Reservoir.
Si5 Spymissions (10 miles)
- is the exciting spy themed adventure centre in Northampton for anyone over 6 years. Your Mission: infiltrate the ship and stop the terrorists from launching the missile! The mission ends with an adrenalin pumping escape, you and your friends will feel like real spies!
Rookery Open Farm (10 miles)
Rookery Open Farm
Offers a large pets corner, waterfowl area, pigmy goats, baby calves incubator hatching, two bouncy castles, miniature tractors, outdoor play area, undercover sand pit and go-carts! Largely under cover.
Wacky Warehouse - Lakeside (10 miles)
Wacky Warehouse - Lakeside
Wacky Warehouse - Lakeside - There are indoor and outdoor play areas for the younger visitors, the Wacky is a purpose built building with safe play equipment for kids under 4ft 9ins tall.
Stoke Bruerne Treasure Trail (10 miles)
Stoke Bruerne Treasure Trail
is a fun way to explore this famous village on the Grand Union Canal. Follow the Trail along the canal and around the village to solve the clues and find the hidden treasure.
Berzerk Indoor Play (10 miles)
Draycote Water Country Park (11 miles)
Draycote Water Country Park
Whether you come to unwind or have fun, there's plenty for all at Draycote Water. Activities range from birdwatching and game fishing to walking and water sports. Dogs are only allowed in the Country Park.
Side Fix (12 miles)
is an indoor extreme ramp park providing facilities for freestyle BMX, Skating, Inline and Roller Skates, Scooters and Skateboarding as well as balance bikes, micro scooters and trikes.
The Adventure Zone Soft Play and Party (12 miles)
Big Apple Rugby (12 miles)
Big Apple Rugby
Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
Wacky Warehouse - Quays Billing (12 miles)
Wacky Warehouse - Quays Billing
There are indoor and outdoor play areas for the younger visitors, the Wacky is a purpose built building with safe play equipment for kids under 4ft 9ins tall. Pub now known as Quay's Billing.
Billing Go Karting (12 miles)
Billing Go Karting
Motoring experiences up to 40mph on their 300m outdoor circuit. The minimum age for driving is 8 years old plus minimum height of 1.2 meters.
Salcey Forest (12 miles)
It is home to the Tree Top Way, an amazing walkway in the canopy of the trees. It also has a play area, cycle trails, some amazing ancient trees, and lots of space to explore!
Sywell Country Park (14 miles)
Sywell Country Park
Children's play area provided including sand and water play, plus open spaces for ball games and dog walking, small arboretum and heritage trail.
Sywell Aviation Museum (14 miles)
Sywell Aviation Museum
Based in the lovely Art Deco surroundings of Sywell Aerodrome, Sywell Aviation Museum charts the history of aviation in Northamptonshire both civilian and military with aircraft cockpits, uniforms, photos, dioramas and more! Expanded in 2011 and 2012 to nearly double its original size. Free parking, free...
Ufton Fields Nature Reserve (15 miles)
Ufton Fields Nature Reserve
This 100 acre site is a wildlife haven with all weather footpaths providing access to varied habitats in every season. The site is noted for its abundance of butterflies, dragonflies, wild flowers and birds.
Harrington Aviation Museum (15 miles)
Harrington Aviation Museum
Comprises the Carpetbagger Aviation Museum and the Northamptonshire Aviation Society Museum. These museums offer a rare look at life on this Top Secret base from where aircraft flew Special Forces and Secret Agents into Occupied Europe during World War 2. There is a picnic area, canteen and woodland walks.
Stowe Landscape Gardens (15 miles)
Stowe Landscape Gardens
A normally sedate trip made grand with their free children's activity packs, full of ideas to discover wildlife and nature in the gardens and seasonal colouring sheets.
Rugrats and Half Pints Indoor Play (15 miles)
Rugrats and Half Pints Indoor Play
is a new concept in indoor sensory & soft play activities for children aged between 0-10 years (inclusive).
Dedicated sensory area for babies. Soft play structure, trampolines, dressing up costumes, playhouse and various classes for the older children. Stylish and relaxing cafe for the grown ups.
Banbury Museum (16 miles)
A family friendly museum with a busy programme of events and activities for all ages. A number of Prize trails to follow, an ArtCart to use plus activity backpacks for the little ones. Free to visit.
Lakeside SuperBowl Banbury (16 miles)
Lakeside SuperBowl Banbury
Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. This Lakeside SuperBowl has 20 lanes!
Paul's Pirates (16 miles)
Paul's Pirates is an indoor play area in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire. We are a family run business with a fun filled pirate ship for children to play on - including a ball pool, 2 slides, swings ropes, mangle, stepping stones, shooting canons, rope bridge and much more!
Woodgreen Leisure Pool (17 miles)
Woodgreen Leisure Pool
50m outdoor swimming pool with flume and outdoor aquasplash area with fun interactive water play.
Fuzzy Eds (17 miles)
Indoor play area with loads of slides and fun features plus dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant. Outdoor play too in summer.
Ryton Pools Country Park (17 miles)
Ryton Pools Country Park
There's lots of fun to be had at this family friendly country park! With play areas, cycling and walking on surfaced paths and a large picnic meadow you can't go wrong for a family day out! Look out for our Events Calendar for Ranger-led activities throughout the year for the whole family.
Buckingham Old Gaol Museum (17 miles)
Buckingham Old Gaol Museum
Tells the story of Buckingham and north Bucks rural life, including the Flora Thompson Collection (Lark Rise to Candleford author) and Buckinghamshire Military Trust exhibits. A number of the original cells form part of the museum visitor's experience.
Tumblers Indoor Activity Centre (17 miles)
Tumblers Indoor Activity Centre
Children's indoor activity centre in Buckingham town centre. Coffee shop, very high quality food with healthy options. Large play structure and separate climbing wall plus 3 party rooms.
Brandon Marsh Nature Centre (17 miles)
Brandon Marsh Nature Centre
Contains displays, hands-on activities and information about the nature reserve, as well as a Tea Room and Shop. Open every day with lots of events and activities for everyone throughout the year.
Thanks for all the great things to do in Dodford 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 Northamptonshire can enjoy the great day out as well.
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