The Edge Adventure Activities (2 miles)
The Edge Adventure Activities
Enjoy a huge range of activities including Quad Biking and Trekking, Mountain and Grass Boarding, 4x Mountain Biking, Clay Pigeon Shooting and Off Road Karting.
Enginuity (5 miles)
Interactive science fun. Find out how a little ingenuity will let you pull a 10 ton locomotive or generate electricity from flowing water. Look at familiar objects with new eyes using the giant X ray machine, build an earthquake proof tower and challenge their robotic arm!
Ironbridge Gorge Museums (5 miles)
Ironbridge Gorge Museums
Hear it, feel it, see it, do it. Be at the heart of the action and explore your industrial past along the scenic walk taking in the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums.
Telford Steam Railway (6 miles)
Telford Steam Railway
A classic and quite delightful working Steam Railway: at 1 in 39 one of the steepest railways in preservation.
Telford Snowboard and Ski Centre (7 miles)
Telford Snowboard and Ski Centre
The 85 metre slope (and nursery slope facility) provides skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing, ice skating and snowblading activities for adults and juniors of all ages and abilities throughout the year.
Wacky Warehouse - Bridge Builder (7 miles)
Wonderland (8 miles)
The Award Winning big park for little people, an enchanting place where nursery rhymes and fairytales come to life. Endless rides and a giant indoor play area!
Tenpin Telford (8 miles)
is a bowling centre located in the Telford superbowl. 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.
Telford Ice Rink (8 miles)
Telford Ice Rink
Our friendly staff and accessible Town Centre location makes for lots of fun, for you and the family, all year round. Whether you are a complete novice or a regular we are always happy to see you. What are you waiting for?...get your skates on.
Playpit Pirate Adventure (8 miles)
Playpit Pirate Adventure
Large pirate ship play frame offers hours of entertainment with slides, ball pools, crow's nest and special dedicated area for under 3s.
Odeon Telford (8 miles)
Multi screen cinema, children welcome, multiple U and PG screenings particularly throughout the summer.
Millie Meerkats Playbarn (8 miles)
Millie Meerkats Playbarn
2 levels of play including an indoor basketball and football area, giant slide, nets, bumpers and large bouncy castle. Learn to interact with spiders, chinchillas, meerkats and more in our animal encounter.
Shropshire Wildlife Trust (9 miles)
Shropshire Wildlife Trust
The Saturday craft fairs at their Visitor Centre are free to enter and include activities for children. They also offer a weekday range of arts and crafts workshops for all, and operate activities in woodland nearby.
Majestic Cinema (9 miles)
a fine and all too rare example of a really artistic cinema, and families are given the opportunity to enjoy an atmosphere of genuine luxury through their entertainment.
Supercamps (9 miles)
Activity day camps for children aged 4 to 14 combining Sports and Arts into a fun-fuelled programme keeping children active, alert, safe and happy especially during the Easter and Summer holidays!
The Quarry Swimming and Fitness Centre (10 miles)
The Quarry Swimming and Fitness Centre
One of the biggest in the county at 33 metres long and has 6 lanes, 3 diving boards, a 50 metre flume and spectator gallery. The outdoor padding pool is available from June until September and is free to use.
Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom (10 miles)
Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom
Shropshire based petting farm and zoo with over 150 different species of animal. Indoor and outdoor demonstrations take place daily including lamb feeding, sheep racing; meet the meerkats and egg collecting. The farm also has an indoor and outdoor play area, cafe and gift shop.
AMF Shrewsbury (10 miles)
Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. This AMF has 20 lanes!e
Fuzzy Eds Funhouse (11 miles)
Fuzzy Eds Funhouse
Play centre attrached to pub, rather like the Wacky Warehouse set-up. Indoor soft play area with toddler space as well as the main climbing play area with the usual selection of soft mayhem equipment.
Acton Scott Working Farm (11 miles)
Acton Scott Working Farm
Has long provided the opportunity to become familiar with the country life of yesteryear. Its Historic Working Farm is a wonderful visitor attraction with daily activities and special events. You will see traditional 19th century farm life unfold daily, while the land around is worked by heavy horses.
Shropshire Hills Mountain Bike Centre (12 miles)
Shropshire Hills Mountain Bike Centre
4 acres of scenic road and off road riding trails with fantastic range of cycles available for hire and a reassuring breakdown rescue service offered too! They also offer camping options here, including heated camping pods.
Royal Air Force Museum Cosford (12 miles)
Royal Air Force Museum Cosford
- houses one of the largest aviation collections in the United Kingdom. 70 historic aircraft are displayed in three wartime hangars and within the National Cold War Exhibition.
Facilities include fun n flight hands-on interactive gallery, art exhibition, Black Hawk Flight Simulator (charges apply) and 4D Experience (charges apply.
Country Treks Equestrian Centre (13 miles)
Live the Adventure (13 miles)
Live the Adventure
is an outdoor adventure centre. Children’s adventure days scheduled during school holidays. Full adventure activity programme from 10am to 4pm. Different activities daily scheduled on a weekly rotation. All day supervision by our team of qualified and experienced staff. Suitable for 8 to 16 year olds with a sense of adventure!
Reptile Village Zoo (13 miles)
Reptile Village Zoo
Ireland’s only Reptile Zoo, displaying snakes, lizards, tortoise, turtles, crocodiles, alligators, caiman, spiders, scorpions, frogs, salamanders and hands on opportunities available!
Rays Farm Country Matters (13 miles)
Rays Farm Country Matters
is a great place to bring the kids to meet our farmyard animals, follow the farmer as he feeds the deer and meet mythical creatures in Fairytale Forest. Older kids can lose energy in the outdoor playarea while toddlers play in the indoor playroom.
Severn Centre (14 miles)
Solar panel heated outdoor pool with toddler pools.
Weston Park (14 miles)
1,000 acres of parkland plus special attractions including miniature railway, Woodland Adventure Playground, dress up and games room, woodland walks, lakes and follies to explore, as well as an entertaining guided tour around the house itself.
Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre (15 miles)
Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre
A visit to the Secret Hills exhibition will reveal some of the stories hidden in the landscape, offers a range of activities, past-times and opportunities for anyone and everyone.
Ledene Golf Centre (16 miles)
Ledene Golf Centre
Introduces your 3+ child to the enjoyable sport of golf, which is fun for the whole family. The centre's excellent Par 3 golf course and heated driving range is the perfect environment allowing your family to have fun and keep fit.
Codsall Hive Craft and Ceramic Studio (17 miles)
Codsall Hive Craft and Ceramic Studio
is a mecca for all things creative. Decopatch, pottery painting, clay sculpting, toddler arts and crafts, adult craft evenings, holiday workshops plus much more there's something for all ages and abilities plus great Illy Coffee and homemade cakes. We also offer Arty Parties.
South Shropshire Leisure Centre (17 miles)
Teme Ludlow (17 miles)
Swimming facility with diving pool and boards, leisure pools, plus 65m Flume Slide is open at weekends and in school holidays.
Nesscliffe Hill Country Park (17 miles)
Nesscliffe Hill Country Park
Nesscliffe hill is a sandstone escarpment & is now a country park with various footpaths through the woods. To the north of the hill the ramparts of an old hill fort are present. An old sandstone quarry face forms a spectacular cliff, popular for rock climbing. Cut into the cliff face is a cave reputedly the hideaway of the highwayman Humphrey Kynaston & his horse.
Hawkstone Park Follies (17 miles)
Hawkstone Park Follies
is an historic woodland fantasy with cliffs, crags, caves, deep woods and a series of extraordinary monuments built over 200 years ago
Ludlow Mystery Walking Trail (18 miles)
Ludlow Mystery Walking Trail
Ludlow and its castle are perched on a cliff above the picturesque River Teme in south Shropshire, one of the most unspoiled parts of rural England. By following this interesting and exciting Trail you will see and learn stuff that you haven't seen before even if you are local!
Ludlow Castle (18 miles)
Beautiful ruins, regular events and storytelling folk in costume - who says history can't keep them interested!?
Wolf Mountain (19 miles)
Progressive climbing 'cub course' starts at age 8: the courses focus on safety, competence, equipment, basic indoor climbing skills, centre etiquette and above all having fun!
Baggeridge Minature Railway (20 miles)
Go Ape! Wyre (20 miles)
Go Ape! Wyre
Go Ape is the UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Take to the trees and speed down zip slides. They’re part of an exciting course of rope bridges, Tarzan swings and crossings; all set high above the forest floor.
Wyre Forest Discovery Centre (20 miles)
Wyre Forest Discovery Centre
hosts the "education centre of excellence". Curriculum linked activities and a variety of adult craft and wildlife focus days are available including high wires and muddy games!
The Sun Valley Canoeing Co (20 miles)
The Sun Valley Canoeing Co
has been running since 1988 and specialises in Canadian-style canoe trips. On every trip there is a guide, who will supply you with the buoyancy aids, give you tuition before you set off, and accompany you down the river if required!
Bewdley Museum (20 miles)
a surprise around every corner! Situated in the heart of the picturesque Georgian town of Bewdley, the museum offers a friendly welcome and entertaining experience for the whole family. Great idea if you're looking for fun family days out in the Midlands.
Strykers at 1st Bowl (20 miles)
Strykers at 1st Bowl
Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
Severn Valley Railway (20 miles)
Severn Valley Railway
Historic rural railway line run with plenty for train enthusiasts to see and do. PLEASE NOTE that you may join the line from several stations, not just the one marked here as the address.
Closer to the Edge (21 miles)
Closer to the Edge
is an outdoor adventure park promoting active outdoor learning via High Ropes, Zip Wire, Woodland Camps, Survival and Bushcraft, Climbing and a whole lot more.
Their highly qualified, committed and experienced team use an extensive military training, corporate and educational background to ensure that your experience is memorable.
West Midland Safari Park (21 miles)
West Midland Safari Park
Voted the Best Attraction in the West Midlands by Kids and Parents, thePark combines four-miles of self-drive safari, including UK’s largest pride of White Lions, plus Elephant, Rhino, Cheetah, Giraffe, etc. Plus, Discovery Trail, Penguin Cove, African Village, Walk-through Lemurs, live shows, family rides, shops and restaurants.
Go Kidz Go (21 miles)
Go Kidz Go
13,000 sq.ft. indoor adventure playground - with soft play (separate area for under 5's), nets, climbing, obstacle courses and aerial run way. Snack bar, with TV and free car park
Rodbaston Visitor Centre Animal Zone (21 miles)
Rodbaston Visitor Centre Animal Zone
Our Animal Zone houses a varied collection of animals and birds from around the world. See our own Meerkat family and count their babies, watch our Red Lemurs playing outside in their enclosure and see our Wallabies, Raccoon Dogs and all the other animals, which bring animals of the world into one place.
AMF Hollywood Bowl Bentley Bridge (21 miles)
Thanks for all the great things to do in Harley 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 Shropshire can enjoy the great day out as well.
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