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Family Days Out near to Glen Parva
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Sector 7 Laser (24 miles)
Nottingham
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!
The Big Play Barn (24 miles)
Tamworth
The Big Play Barn - a indoor soft play area with Big Slides, Ball Pits, Rope Bridges and Firemans Poles. With dedicated areas for under 4's and under 2's. Outside we also have a new Giant Jumping Pillow, water zorbing and GIANT inflatable obstacle course.
Ash End House Childrens Farm (24 miles)
Tamworth
Ash End House Childrens Farm offer lots of friendly animals to feed and stroke. Three Play areas, Indoor Toddlers Barn, Family Games Yard, Crazy golf and lots of fun activities for the children. Plus Jumping Pillow, Tractor and Trailer Rides and visit our new Falconry Centre!
Abbey Fields Play Park (24 miles)
Kenilworth
Abbey Fields Play Park Grassy slopes for rolling and grass sledding, cool adventure playground and a heated outdoor swimming pool in summer. Pleasing historic surroundings to explore too.
Kenilworth Castle (24 miles)
Warwick
Kenilworth Castle 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.
Eden Softplay (24 miles)
Nottingham
Eden Softplay 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)
Derby
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!
Holme Pierrepont Country Park (25 miles)
Nottingham
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.
Recreation Soft Play (25 miles)
Burton On Trent
Recreation Soft Play An indoor soft play facility for children aged 0 to 11 years, maximum height 145cm.
National Motorcycle Museum (25 miles)
Solihull
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)
Derby
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 (25 miles)
Derby
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
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)
Nottingham
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
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)
Nottingham
Curious About Nottingham is a unique experience: two treasure hunt style walks of discovery to keep the whole family intrigued and amused. Keep the kids happy answering clues and matching pictures, whilst reading stories about this famous ‘City of Legends’. Buy the booklet from our website and explore in your own time.
Nottingham Castle (25 miles)
Nottingham
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.
City of Caves (25 miles)
Nottingham
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...
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)
Nottingham
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...
Nottingham Heroes and Villains Tour (25 miles)
Nottingham
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. Tour includes a cave visit (subject to availability). Was Robin Hood a Hero or a Villain?
Northampton Trampoline Centre (25 miles)
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.
The Nottingham Ghost Walk (25 miles)
Nottingham
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!
The Adrenalin Jungle (25 miles)
Nottingham
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)
Leamington Spa
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.
Pirate Pete Playden (25 miles)
Burton On Trent
Pirate Pete Playden Now a Wacky Warehouse offering kids up to 4ft9 some indoor adventure play.
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)
Nottingham
National Ice Centre Ice skating is a cool experience whatever your age or ability and where better to give it a go than at the National Ice Centre: the UK's centre for excellence for ice sports. There are a range of ice skating sessions on offer to suit all ages and abilities, from the loudest disco to quieter sessions for...
Greens Windmill and Science Centre (25 miles)
Nottingham
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)
Nottingham
Quasar Nottingham Painless bruiseless laser tag, the gentler way to get the thrills of shoot 'em ups in a live action role play setting.
1st Bowl Nottingham (25 miles)
Nottingham
1st Bowl Nottingham Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
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)
Nottingham
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...
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)
Northampton
Berzerk Indoor Play Great indoor play structure for the smalls to rampage around
Barton under Needwood Treasure Trail (26 miles)
Barton-under-Needwood
Barton under Needwood Treasure Trail A fun walking Trail exploring this fascinating village, steeped in history, with a puzzle for you all to solve and then the 'Best Hot Chocolate in Britain Award'-winning cafe to finish!
Stonebridge City Farm (26 miles)
Nottingham
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)
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.
Sywell Aviation Museum (26 miles)
Northampton
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...
Beechdale Swimming Centre (26 miles)
Nottingham
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)
Brigstock
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)
Leamington Spa
Jephson Gardens 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)
Derby
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.
Potterin Craft Studio (26 miles)
Leamington Spa
Potterin Craft Studio is a pottery painting craft studio based in the heart of Leamington Spa town Warwickshire. You can come to the studio to pottery paint, we have a large selection of items to choose. We also make jewellery, decopatch, mosaic, and glass paint. We run kids' parties, hen groups also.
Toplodge Fineshade Wood (26 miles)
Corby
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)
Leamington Spa
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)
Derby
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)
Nottingham
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.

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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