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Things To Do & Days Out near Elvaston
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Elvaston Castle (< 1 mile)
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.
Freddys Play Kingdom (2 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!
Oxygen Freejumping Derby (3 miles)
Oxygen Freejumping Derby is a trampoline park with a difference, in the centre of Derby
Chaddesden Park (3 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.
The Climbing Unit (4 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.
Tenpin Derby (4 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 (4 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!
Wacky Warehouse - Plank & Leggit (4 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.
Bounce Revolution (4 miles)
Bounce Revolution is a family entertainment centre in the heart of Derby. With free parking, and different activities including a main arena, dodgeball area, basketball, total wipeout, sumo ring, battle beam, aeroball, drop zone, and licenced bar and cafe serving delicious food!
The Donnington Grand Prix Collection (4 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.
Rollerworld of Derby (5 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.
Megazone Derby (5 miles)
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 (5 miles)
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!
Little Drivers Soft Play (5 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!
Hickory Dickory's Playhouse (5 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.
Markeaton Park (6 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.
Paint a Pot (6 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.
Staunton Harold Reservoir (6 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.
MFA Bowl Ilkeston (6 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!
Attenborough Nature Reserve (6 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.
Crazy Crocodiles Indoor Play Centre (7 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.
Paint a Pot Craft Studio (8 miles)
Paint a Pot Craft Studio offers an opportunity to paint your own pottery!
Kedleston Hall (8 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!
Pot N Kettle Ceramic Cafe (8 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.
Denz Indoor Playcentre (8 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!
Nottingham Industrial Museum (8 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 (9 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.
Escape Play (9 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.
Noahs Ark (9 miles)
Noahs Ark Animal themed indoor play centre with a decent size main frame and good toddler area. Bonus activities include biscuit decorating, crafts and baby sensory class.
Tenpin Nottingham (9 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.
Sector 7 Laser (9 miles)
Sector 7 Laser How's your aim? Good? Good. How about when you're surrounded by smoke, darkness, aliens, laser pyrotechnics and all manner of 4D special effects in an immersive combat arena? Come and find out!
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!
Jungletastic (10 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.
Manor Farm and Woodlands (10 miles)
Manor Farm and Woodlands An animal sanctuary with ponies, donkeys, goats and over 40 owls. Numerous other animals to meet such as rabbits, guinea pigs, llamas, chickens, ducks, and geese. Indoor and outdoor play areas, and a Nature Trail to follow.
Claymills Victorian Pumping Station (10 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.
Great Central Railway Nottingham (10 miles)
Great Central Railway Nottingham offers 10 miles of heritage railway running through the beautiful scenery of South Nottinghamshire and North-West Leicestershire. We are also home to static displays, a large Miniature Railway, Model Railways, Road Transport Collection and Play Area, with a Cafe and Gift Shop as well.
Ashby de la Zouch Museum (10 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!
Hood Park Outdoor Pool (10 miles)
Hood Park Outdoor Pool Outdoor heated pool with other goodies nearby.
Strutts North Mill (10 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.
Ashby de la Zouch Castle (10 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.
Chucklebutties (10 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!
Run Riot (10 miles)
Run Riot The Rushcliffe Arena is now closed but a new Leisure Centre is being built with planned opening January 2017!
Wacky Warehouse - Mill House (10 miles)
Wacky Warehouse - Mill House Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant.
Nottingham Castle (11 miles)
Nottingham Castle is a magnificent 17th Century ducal mansion built on the site of the original Medieval Castle, with spectacular views across the city. A vibrant museum and art gallery housing collections of silver, glass, armour and paintings, plus fifteen centuries of Nottingham history.
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.
Nottingham Castle Caves (11 miles)
Nottingham Castle Caves Beneath the Castle a labyrinth of manmade caves and tunnels continue to tell the turbulent story of this historic site. Come along for a memorable tour and discover the secret passageways, King David's legendary dungeon, the Duke of Newcastle's Wine Cellar or Mortimer's Hole.
Curious About Nottingham (11 miles)
Curious About Nottingham is a unique way to find out things you didn’t know about Nottingham. Two treasure hunt style walks of discovery to keep the kids intrigued answering clues, matching pictures, and reading stories. Buy or instantly download and explore in your own time.
Nottingham Climbing Centre (11 miles)
Nottingham Climbing Centre 800 square metres of climbing wall! The centre offers Bouldering, Top Roping and Leading Facilities; as well as running courses for beginners or improvers, starting from age 7.
The Nottingham Ghost Walk (11 miles)
The Nottingham Ghost Walk A story-telling walking tour all about ghosts! Where they haunt, why they haunt, a bit of gore, some heritage and history - and you might even spot the real ghost who haunts our tours!
Eden Softplay (11 miles)
Eden Softplay - is a large indoor play centre for under 10s situated in the building of Saviourâs Church, Nottingham. Our huge 4 tier play area will provide hours of fun while parents relax in the comfortable cafe area.