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Things To Do & Days Out near Dodford

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Whilton Mill (2 miles)
Daventry
Whilton Mill is ideal for beginners and those wanting to progress, with fully qualified instructors, full safety briefings and equipment, loads of age ranged Kids' Academies and Arrive and Drive options too. Vroom!
Daventry
Daventry Country Park Popular park with plenty to see and do like woodland paths and trails to follow, nature reserve, adventure playground and sensory garden, picnic areas, and loads of wildlife to watch. Walk the dog, or go geocaching and orienteering! Free!
Daventry
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
Holdenby Falconry Centre Falconry centre offering a number of Experiences, including a half day with Owls and Hawks, and an Introduction to Falconry. Set in the beautiful grounds of Holdenby House with a great range of owls, hawks, eagles, and falcons!
Northampton
Tenpin Northampton 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 (8 miles)
Northampton
Coton Manor Peaceful 10 acre garden with loads of lovely features to enjoy, including orchard, woodland garden, kitchen garden, and bluebell wood. Also has large nursery, a garden shop, and a seasonal cafe.
Hullabaloo (8 miles)
Northampton
Hullabaloo 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 and Laser Tag on site too!
Towcester
Catanger Llama Trekking What better way to get away from it all than by leading a gentle llama along bridleways, farm tracks and country lanes. They’ll carry your backpack while you enjoy the scenery. A perfect way to destress.
The Pinnacle (8 miles)
Northampton
The Pinnacle 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.
Northampton
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.
Chapel Brampton
Northampton and Lamport Railway A great steam and heritage diesel operated tourist railway, located in the Northamptonshire countryside at Pitsford and Brampton Station, just 5 miles of Northampton. Day Rover tickets for unlimited travel. Lots of events going on throughout the year.
Laserforce (8 miles)
Northampton
Laserforce An exciting, participation fantasy game allowing players to be the space hero that they have always wanted to be! An amazing 6 zones on 3 levels to explore: awesome!
Northampton
Northampton Museum and Art Gallery Discover the history of Northampton and its importance in the footwear industry. See LOTS of shoes (they have over 12,00!), plus decorative and fine arts, and an archeology display. Free to visit.
Towcester
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.
Towcester
Towcester Museum Walk through thousands of years of the history of Towcester in this family friendly museum. Lots of things for kids to do such as interactive games and e learning. Dressing up area. Worksheets, quizzes and puzzles available too!
Northampton
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)
Northampton
Abington Museum 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!
Brixworth
Brampton Valley Way 14 mile linear park linking Northampton and Market Harborough with beautiful scenery, including woodland spinneys, traditional hedgerows and ancient meadows. Great for a family walk or bike ride. Open all year and free to visit!
Sulgrave Manor (10 miles)
Banbury
Sulgrave Manor Discover the lives of George Washington’s ancestors, and what led them to cross the Atlantic on a brilliant guided tour through a fantastic historic house. Special children’s tours on Saturdays, and Family Holiday Mondays. Lovely house and gardens to explore.
Abington Park (10 miles)
Northampton
Abington Park Big park with historical features and duck pond, plus big playground and over 7s' fitness trail, the Abingdon Museum and a sensory garden! Loos, cafe and bowling greens too.
Brixworth
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)
Northampton
Si5 Spymissions 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!
The Canal Museum (10 miles)
Stoke Bruerne
The Canal Museum A treasure trove of collections, stories, films and displays all about the waterways in Stoke Bruerne and the Grand Union Canal. Always plenty to see and do. Free audio guide available.
Stoke Bruerne
Stoke Bruerne Treasure Trail The fun way to explore this famous village on the Grand Union Canal. Follow the self guided Trail route as you search for the answers to the clues within Stoke Bruerne to locate the long lost missing treasure!
Towcester
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.
Northampton
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.
Northampton
Berzerk Indoor Play Family owned and run, this is a home away from home except with loads more stuff to play with! Big slides, deep ball pools and lots to climb on, this is just what the doctor ordered to get them a good night's sleep!
Rugby
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.
Riverside Hub (11 miles)
Northampton
Riverside Hub The largest indoor play frame in the country, full of fun activities for kids aged 0 to 13 years. Dedicated soft baby area, Toddler Village, Climbing Tree, Go Karts and more in this exciting and educational world of play.
Silverstone (12 miles)
Towcester
Silverstone Visit the home of British Motor Racing, built on the site of World War II Royal Air Force bomber station, RAF Silverstone. Guided tours available. Events held throught the year. Camping available.
Rugby
The Adventure Zone Soft Play and Party One play area for five to twelve years and another for the under fives. Bright and colourful, safe and age appropriate features.
Little Billing
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.
Northampton
Billing Go Karting Motoring experiences up to 40mph on their cool 300m outdoor circuit! The minimum age for driving is 10 years old plus minimum height of 1.2 meters. Family race sessions and parties too!
Salcey Forest (12 miles)
Quinton
Salcey Forest 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!
Welford
Mini Meadows Farm Rare breeds poultry farm plus children's farm with cuddly (and not so cuddly!) domestic varieties and a modest playground all great for small kids. Many displays under cover!
Ecton
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.
Northampton
Sywell Aviation Museum Discover the history of aviation in Northamptonshire, both civilian and military, with plenty to see, including aircraft cockpits, uniforms, photos, dioramas and more! Free parking, free entry and aircraft viewing area...perfect for the kids!
Leamington Spa
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
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
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.
Banbury
Rugrats and Half Pints Indoor Play A new concept in indoor sensory and soft play activities for children aged between 0 to 10 years (inclusive). Dedicated sensory area for babies. Soft play structure, trampolines, dressing up costumes, playhouse and various classes for the older children.
Banbury Museum (16 miles)
Banbury
Banbury Museum 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.
MFA Bowl Banbury (16 miles)
Banbury
MFA Bowl Banbury Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. This Lakeside SuperBowl has 20 lanes!
Banbury
Woodgreen Leisure Pool 50m outdoor swimming pool with flume and outdoor aquasplash area with fun interactive water play.
Bugtopia (17 miles)
Kettering
Bugtopia An all weather attraction where you can meet and greet a variety of bugs, spiders, butterflies and lizards. Hands on interaction, feeding sessions, and a chance to learn more from the handler. Jungle Hut play area.
Fuzzy Eds (17 miles)
Wellingborough
Fuzzy Eds Indoor play area with loads of slides and fun features plus dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant. Now outdoor play too in summer!
Coventry
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
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.
PK Kids Zone (17 miles)
Buckingham
PK Kids Zone Small but perfectly formed, Tumblers has been totally reconstructed as a brand new play space ideal for under 8s and full of fun! Great sensory area also makes it perfect for specials needs guests.
Coventry
Brandon Marsh Nature Centre Contains displays 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 and Really Wild Birthday Parties!
At Day Out With The Kids, we've tried to put together as many great family days out & things to do with kids in Dodford as possible, especially those that are affordable for everyone. Popular attractions include Whilton Mill and Daventry Country Park, although there are many more to discover. If you've been on a fun day out in the area you'd like to share, please contact us so other families visiting Dodford can enjoy it too!

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