Hereford Leisure Pool (< 1 mile)
Hereford Leisure Pool
With a fearsome wave machine, a great water slide and a whirlpool feature, they'll be doing less swimming than shrieking but it's going to be lots of fun!
The Herefordshire Trail (< 1 mile)
The Herefordshire Trail
is a long distance path giving a circular tour around the county. Along the way are pretty rural churches, castle ruins and other historic features to discover and explore.
Broomy Hill Miniature Railway (< 1 mile)
Broomy Hill Miniature Railway
Ride extensive twin track Miniature Railway supporting all gauges and boasting a fleet of cute miniature locomotives! Broomy Hill Station has a great hands on railway for the kids to play with and a museum too. All you've got to do is catch it open!
Hereford Museum and Art Gallery (< 1 mile)
Hereford Museum and Art Gallery
housed in a spectacular Victorian gothic building, offering works of fine and decorative art plus hands on elements and varying art exhibitions.
Curious About Hereford (< 1 mile)
Curious About Hereford
Discover Hereford in a novel way with two treasure hunt style walks. Find clues, match pictures and read stories: everyone will be amused whilst learning more about this intriguing city. Buy or instantly download the booklet then explore in your own time.
Manic Ceramics (< 1 mile)
Make and paint your own ceramic creations, with help from friendly, experienced staff.
The Waterworks Museum (< 1 mile)
The Waterworks Museum
Trace the history of drinking water, from the time of cave dwellers to present day, through a number of great displays and wonderful working engines. A number of Open Days in Steam throughout the year.
The Cider Museum Hereford (< 1 mile)
The Cider Museum Hereford
A charming museum where you can discover the many different aspects of the apple and what can be done with it, including the cider making process. Historical artefacts, vintage film clips, plus other memorabilia to see.
Play Planet Soft Playcentre (< 1 mile)
Play Planet Soft Playcentre
A 3 storey adventure climbing maze with all the classics features like slides, bridges, tunnels and balls, all with a nice outer spacey theme. Plus you can now play laser tag in the play frame after hours!
The Core (< 1 mile)
A community hub offering activities such as rollerskating, futsal, laser tag, and archery. Junior roller derby club runs twice weekly and there is a Gaming Club every Sunday. Available to rent for parties.
MFA Bowl Hereford (< 1 mile)
MFA Bowl Hereford
offers 12 lanes of modern ten pin bowling with family friendly bowler support features, plus 12 holes of adventure mini golf too! Fun by the dozen!
Adventure Golf at MFA Bowl (< 1 mile)
Adventure Golf at MFA Bowl
offers 12 holes of jungle themed novelty putting greens, with comedy hazards and challenges plus plenty of pretty wild distractions! Kids will love the decor, fun for all ages.
The Equestrian Centre at Holme Lacy (4 miles)
Bishops Meadow (4 miles)
is on the quiet banks of the River Wye and offers tennis courts and a putting green, a rounders pitch and a charming foot bridge over to the historic Castle Green and Castle Pool.
Haugh Woods Butterfly Trails (4 miles)
Haugh Woods Butterfly Trails
Nearly 350 heactares of ancient woodland that is full of butterflies and moths. 2 trails have been set up so that everyone can enjoy them. Information boards along the way provide details of the species that you may see.
Court Farm and Leisure (5 miles)
Court Farm and Leisure
features two forty peg fishing lakes with common and mirror carp, great Farm Shop and Pick Your Own fields to gather from, plus adventure playground and picnic area, and a Mountain Board Centre on the same site!
Ironsides Mountainboard Centre (5 miles)
Ironsides Mountainboard Centre
is a mountainboard centre in the centre of Herefordshire which offers tuition, boarder-x and freestyle riding to children and adults. It offers a giant foam pit for safe practice for mountainboards, BMX and dirt scooters.
AJ Activities (5 miles)
Combat play activities for older children. Paintball site minimum age is 12 years old. Laser Tag site is 8.
Queenswood Country Park (8 miles)
Queenswood Country Park
is an enormous green space with woodland children's play area, a selection of way marked nature trails with panoramic views, hidden sculptures and 1,200 rare and exotic trees in the Arboretum! Plus park cafe, picnic spots and BBQs.
Shortwood Family Farm (9 miles)
Shortwood Family Farm
A family friendly traditonal working farm full of fantastic farmyard animals to meet, feed, and pet. Admission includes 2 hour feeding tour, plus tractor rides. Animals include cows, donkeys, goats, chickens, ducks, pigs and more, all free range!
Grove Golf and Bowl (10 miles)
Grove Golf and Bowl
Eight state of the art bowling lanes using the latest computer technology, giving super accurate scoring and bowling speeds. Fully automated bumpers for the less experienced bowlers programmed to rise on their turn, so you hit a pin every time.
Llama Trekking at Old King Street Farm (10 miles)
Llama Trekking at Old King Street Farm
Llama trekking is fast becoming a 'must-do' activity. Bond with your llama, get to know him and take him on a walk in the glorious countryside of south west Herefordshire. If travelling from further afield, why not take a two day stay in one of our holiday cottages?
Herefordshire Raceway (11 miles)
Anyone 14 years or older and 1.5 metres tall can drive the twin-engine pro-karts. Children over the age of 8 years and at least 1.3 metres tall may use the restricted twin engine pro-karts.
Monkland Cheese Dairy (12 miles)
Monkland Cheese Dairy
Learn all about how cheese is made through a guided tour of a working dairy, and get to try some of it too. Cheese Experience Days offered for those who want to have a go themselves.
Noakes Farm Riding Centre (12 miles)
Noakes Farm Riding Centre
Riding Centre, based on working farm, offering children's, adults and family lessons for ages 4 and over. Set in 250 acres of beautiful countryside, Centre provides scenic farmland hacks, plus jumping, dressage, and games.
Glazydayz Pottery (13 miles)
Paint Your Own Pottery - Great fun for kids, relaxing for adults. Choose from over 400 items - the biggest choice of any studio in the Herefordshire, Worcestershire & Gloucestershire area. Indoor kids' play area, plenty of free parking right outside our door, refreshments available
Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo (14 miles)
Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo
Experience the delight of nature's most serene and beautiful wildlife. At the Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo you can walk with free flying exotic butterflies and see them supping nectar, finding their mates and laying eggs.
Eastnor Pottery and The Flying Potter (14 miles)
Eastnor Pottery and The Flying Potter
is an indoor pottery studio where you learn how to make things from clay. Try the art of the potterâs wheel. Model your favourite animal or figure. Create a mug, bowl or vase. 100âs of exciting projects and pottery making techniques. Creative, fun and suitable for all ages and abilities.
Wye Valley Warfare Laser Ops (14 miles)
Wye Valley Warfare Laser Ops
Exciting laser tag in Wye Valley. Mission Alpha is great for families and friends to play, and Mission Bravo can be booked for groups. Also offer cadet training. Suitable for kids aged 8 years and older.
Wye Valley Miniature Golf (14 miles)
Wye Valley Miniature Golf
A 12 hole roman themed mini golf course with ball lifting aids, and short or soft putters so that even toddlers can play. Part of a small group of attractions at Wye Valley.
The Amazing Hedge Puzzle (14 miles)
The Amazing Hedge Puzzle
The scale and fun of the amazing Hedge Puzzle has made it Herefordshire's most popular private tourist attraction. Other features include a mini golf course and butterfly zoo plus new Laser Ops outdoor laser tag!
Eastnor Castle (14 miles)
Fairytale Georgian castle in magical surroundings, with Deer Park, Lake and Arboretum, Children's Adventure Playground and Assault Course, Knight's Maze and Burma Bridge Tree Top Walkway!
Grafton Farm Riding Centre (14 miles)
Grafton Farm Riding Centre
BHS approved all weather facility offering lessons from 4 years, escorted hacking for over 8s, recognised Pony Club and holiday activities.
Kingfisher River Cruises (15 miles)
Symonds Yat East
Kingfisher River Cruises
Join the river wending its way through Symonds Yat gorge and village, dividing it into East and West for a 40 minute boat trip with informed history and nature commentary.
Brockhampton Estate (15 miles)
The house is surrounded by a moat which is a big success with any kid to start! Plus follow the nature trail and spot wildlife from the bird-hide, have fun in the natural play area and discover new areas of the estate on their 3 orienteering courses!
Symonds Yat West Leisure Park (15 miles)
Symonds Yat West Leisure Park
There are many attractions and activities available by the Severn, including boats to hire, a modern and exciting children's play area, river cruises, crazy golf, a putting green, go-kart's, a paddling pool, skateboard park, plus many amusements.
Berrington Hall (15 miles)
Get creative in their den building area; join a garden, parkland or architecture tour; and explore the family rooms and see how the servants moved around the house unseen by the family and guests!
Oaker Wood Leisure (15 miles)
Oaker Wood Leisure
Outdoor Activity site offering wide range of childrens adventurous activities. Junior Quad Bike Treks through 175 acre woodland, Paintball (aged 8+), High Rope Tree Trekking, Super Swing, Climbing, Target Shooting, Low Rope Challenge Course, Raft Building. Holiday Activity Days, Childrens Birthday parties.
International Centre for Birds of Prey (16 miles)
International Centre for Birds of Prey
Three flying demonstrations with commentary, every day. The Centre caters for school visits, and is renowned for its expertise in education, conservation and training. Courses in falconry and photography are available. Shop, cafe, education facilities, attractive gardens and picnic areas.
Malvern Hills Spy Mission Treasure Trail (16 miles)
Malvern Hills Spy Mission Treasure Trail
Solve the clues around the Malvern Hills and discover the deactivation code to complete your mission! Be a spy for the day as you follow the route on this self guided spy themed Treasure Trail.
Barrys Amusements (16 miles)
6 rides for younger kids and another 8 for older types, including splash ending roller coaster, ghost train, mini and maxi dodgems and the frankly terrifying Looping Star roller coaster!
Malvern Hills GeoCentre (16 miles)
Malvern Hills GeoCentre
is the official visitors' centre of the Geopark way. Attractions include interactive iPads and wall maps encouraging kids to learn all about the geology, archaeology, history and water of the Malvern Hills. The Cafe stocks a wide range of local food and drink and has free WiFi and parking.
Small Breeds Farm and Owl Centre (16 miles)
Small Breeds Farm and Owl Centre
A magical place to experience animals, birds and all sorts of owls from all over the world. During winter months and in very wet weather the animals are displayed undercover.
Croft Castle and Parkland (17 miles)
Croft Castle and Parkland
Really welcoming to children: indoors they can play with vintage toys and tinkle on the grand piano, plus explore the cellars and attics; outside there are several play areas and an orienteering course, plus bee hives, Iron Age Hill Fort and other structures to find and explore. Great family events and...
The Knapp and Papermill Nature Reserve (17 miles)
The Knapp and Papermill Nature Reserve
One of 13 flagship nature reserves in the area with a beautiful trail that starts in an apple orchard, and passes a brook and a meadow. Lots of wildlife to enjoy, including woodpeckers, nuthatches, and otters. Family trail guide available.
Malvern Museum of Local History (17 miles)
Malvern Museum of Local History
A small museum packed with fascinating information, and full of fun things to do and see. Dress up as a monk, build a castle, see an observation beehive and more. Free audio guide available.
Malvern Splash (17 miles)
Features a main pool and a teaching pool with leisure facilities including a beach, flume and wave machine!
Paddles and Pedals Canoe Hire (18 miles)
Paddles and Pedals Canoe Hire
Hire a Canadian Canoe or a Kayak and discover the tranquil beauty and natural wildlife of the River Wye. Contact in advance if booking with children.
Green Frog Pottery (18 miles)
Green Frog Pottery
Come and have fun painting your own design on a piece of pottery. There are lots of things to choose from, including mugs, plates and bowls, money boxes, treasure boxes, animals, cupcakes, dragons, pirates, aliens, fairies, princesses and much more! Great fun for all the family.
Pedalabikeaway (18 miles)
Start of traffic-free marked trail and single/downhill tracks for serious mountain biker. Bikes for all ages and abilities. Local information, maps, toilets and showers available. Cafe and shop for cycle spares. Bike wash. Groups welcome. Guides on request.
Thanks for all the great things to do in Hereford 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 Herefordshire and Worcestershire can enjoy the great day out as well.
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