Eden Softplay (24 miles)
- is a large indoor play centre for under 10s situated in the building of Saviour’s Church, Nottingham. Our huge 4 tier play area will provide hours of fun while parents relax in the comfortable cafe area.
Freddys Play Kingdom (25 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!
Kenilworth Castle (25 miles)
With its impressive Norman keep, John of Gaunt's great hall, and the magnificent buildings raised for Queen Elizabeth I, it is among the largest castle ruins in England. Offers children's audio tours and activity packs to keep them keen.
Holme Pierrepont Country Park (25 miles)
Holme Pierrepont Country Park
An Activity Centre that offers water sports such as White Water Rafting, Canoeing, Kayaking and Sailing. Other activities include Laser Tag, Sky Trail, Activity Course, Segways, and more! School holiday activities such as Treasure Hunts and Raft building also available.
National Motorcycle Museum (25 miles)
National Motorcycle Museum
Recognised as the finest and largest motorcycle museum in the world, it is a place where "Legends Live On" and it is a tribute to and a living record of this once great British industry that dominated world markets for some sixty years.
Tenpin Derby (25 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!
Sector 7 Laser (25 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!
Nottingham Industrial Museum (25 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 (25 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.
Nottingham Castle Caves (25 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 (25 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 Castle (25 miles)
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.
Claymills Victorian Pumping Station (25 miles)
Burton on Trent
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.
Galleries of Justice (25 miles)
Galleries of Justice
is home to the Villainous Sheriff of Nottingham and is the only Museum of its kind in Europe. Based at Nottingham's old county gaol the Museum portrays Nottingham's horrible history and crime and punishment through the ages in a fun and interactive environment. Many tours are actor led making the...
City of Caves (25 miles)
City of Caves
Discover a hidden world beneath your feet underneath the streets of Nottingham. Explore original sandstone caves with our actor led tours and meet our friendly characters Archie and Annie the Archaeologists or wander through at your own pace with our fantastic audio tour. You will be taken on an...
Nottingham Heroes and Villains Tour (25 miles)
Nottingham Heroes and Villains Tour
The City's heritage walking tour from the Nottingham Ghost Walk team! See the key sites of interest in the City, and hear intriguing tales about Robin Hood, and many other famous Nottingham characters.
The Nottingham Ghost Walk (25 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!
Northampton Trampoline Centre (25 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.
The Adrenalin Jungle (25 miles)
The Adrenalin Jungle
The largest outdoor activity centre in Nottingham, offering Junior Archery, Assault course, Laser Tag, Sumo, and Jungle Challenge. Woodland Quad Trek, Indoor and Outdoor Karting for older kids. Children’s parties available, plus special activities during school holidays.
Quarry Park Disc Golf (25 miles)
Quarry Park Disc Golf
Up to 18 holes of quirky Disc Golf fun on a course designed to be enjoyed by players of all ability levels, with minimum interference between holes. The course is set in 6 hectares of beautiful countryside.
Wacky Warehouse - Mill House (25 miles)
Burton upon Trent
Wacky Warehouse - Mill House
Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant.
National Ice Centre (25 miles)
National Ice Centre
There are a range of ice skating sessions on offer to suit all ages and abilities, from the loudest disco to quieter sessions for beginners and families, plus seals and penguins to hang on to!
Greens Windmill and Science Centre (25 miles)
Greens Windmill and Science Centre
Fascinating displays and a few hands on experiments inspired by local mathematical physicist George Green, housed in his families' working windmill. Really interesting stuff plus lots of community and family events like seasonal crafts and cooking classes.
Quasar Nottingham (25 miles)
Painless bruiseless laser tag, the gentler way to get the thrills of shoot 'em ups in a live action role play setting.
MFA Bowl Nottingham (25 miles)
MFA Bowl Nottingham
with an amazing 48 lanes spread over 2 floors this is the UK's biggest alley and it's also backed up by 2 bars, a separate family diner and huge amusement and arcade area! Bring your pocket money!
Branston Water Park (25 miles)
Burton Upon Trent
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.
Shobnall Leisure Complex (25 miles)
Burton Upon Trent
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!
The Lost City Adventure Golf (25 miles)
The Lost City Adventure Golf
The first indoor course of its kind in the East Midlands, The Lost City will give intrepid pioneers of all ages the opportunity to test their skills at the state-of-the-art adventure golf complex. The Lost City features two 18-hole courses with dramatic interactive features such as talking Inca statues and...
Si5 Spymissions Nottingham (25 miles)
Si5 Spymissions Nottingham
is the exciting spy themed action adventure centre in Nottingham for ages 6 and above. Your Mission: to infiltrate the ship and stop the missile being launched! The mission ends with an adrenalin pumping escape: you and your friends will feel like real spies!
The National Memorial Arboretum (25 miles)
Burton on Trent
The National Memorial Arboretum
A living tribute to people who have fallen in duty to the country. Over 50,000 stunning trees, a variety of habitats, which are full of wildlife including skylarks, otters, brown hares and more. Daily programme of activities. Free to visit.
Berzerk Indoor Play (25 miles)
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!
Stonebridge City Farm (26 miles)
Stonebridge City Farm
is an urban farm in the middle of Nottingham! Free to visit and open every day, with a number of animals both big and small; which you can feed, pet and handle; play park and picnic area; plus amenities such as cafe, shop and toilets.
Hullabaloo (26 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.
Sywell Aviation Museum (26 miles)
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!
Beechdale Swimming Centre (26 miles)
Beechdale Swimming Centre
Offering teaching, flume and middle pools plus diving and standard lane swim facilities. Also home to a great indoor play zone and a sensory room.
Fermyn Woods Country Park (26 miles)
Fermyn Woods Country Park
Situated in the heart of the Rockingham Forest, the park offers access to fantastic woodlands, meadows, thickets, marshes and ponds to explore.
Jephson Gardens (26 miles)
Flower filled park containing a sensory garden, an exotic glasshouse, a lake with ducks and swans, and a boating pond. There is also a nearby ship-themed adventure play area (see full details for information).
Chaddesden Park (26 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.
Potterin Craft Studio (26 miles)
Potterin Craft Studio
Pottery painting craft studio in the heart of Leamington Spa town, Warwickshire with a large selection of items to choose from. We also we make jewellery, decopatch, mosaic, and glass paint. We run kids' parties too!
Toplodge Fineshade Wood (26 miles)
Toplodge Fineshade Wood
is a popular family visitor attraction in the heart of the Rockingham Forest. With two great play areas and a whole wood to explore; families can play, picnic, walk or cycle and then recharge their batteries at the cafe.
Leamington Spa Art Gallery (26 miles)
Royal Leamington Spa
Leamington Spa Art Gallery
Provides opportunities for everyone to benefit from, enjoy and participate in the creation, interpretation and preservation of the Arts and Heritage.
The Play Farm (26 miles)
The Play Farm
A multi tiered soft play experience with all the classic and contemporary adventure features one expects from modern soft play and dedicated toddler zone besides.
The Climbing Unit (26 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.
Hoods Hideout Soft Play Centre (26 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 10 years to enjoy.
Ufton Fields Nature Reserve (26 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.
Victoria Park (26 miles)
Royal Leamington Spa
Offers several adventure play areas with a wide range of equipment, summer paddling pool and loads of sports space including 10 all weather tennis courts, bowls and cricket, plus the half mile circuit.
Wacky Warehouse at the Fradley Arms (26 miles)
Wacky Warehouse at the Fradley Arms
offers their trademark standard of indoor adventure play, with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant with separate kids' menu. Plus big beer garden, accommodation and great disabled access throughout.
Tenpin Northampton (26 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.
Haystacks Play Barn (26 miles)
Haystacks Play Barn
A family run indoor activity centre for kids aged up to 8 years of age. A range of soft play and fun sensory activities, plus an outdoor play area. They do birthday parties too!
Nottingham Climbing Centre (26 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.
Thanks for all the great things to do in Glen Parva 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 Leicestershire can enjoy the great day out as well.
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