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Family Days Out near to Hereford
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Hereford Leisure Pool (< 1 mile)
Hereford
Hereford Leisure Pool - has a wave machine and water slide, a 'beach' area and various water features and a whirlpool, as well as the usual leisure pool
The Herefordshire Trail (< 1 mile)
Hereford
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.
Hereford Museum and Art Gallery (< 1 mile)
Hereford
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.
Manic Ceramics (< 1 mile)
Hereford
Manic Ceramics Make and paint your own ceramic creations, with help from friendly, experienced staff.
Play Planet Soft Playcentre (< 1 mile)
Hereford
Play Planet Soft Playcentre Play Planet is Hereford’s newest and biggest indoor children’s play centre, offering a three tier space themed soft play experience.
Gone Potty Paint Your Own (< 1 mile)
Hereford
Gone Potty Paint Your Own You can have lots of fun painting your own designs onto pottery, making it personal to you and your family creating a unique gift for you to use everyday or to keep as a treasured memento.
MFA Bowl Hereford (1 miles)
Hereford
MFA Bowl Hereford offers 12 lanes of modern ten pin bowling with family friendly features, plus adventure mini golf.
Herefordshire Nature Trust (2 miles)
Tupsley
Herefordshire Nature Trust Herefordshire is often described as England's most rural county, with a rich mosaic landscape of small fields, ancient hedgerows and wooded hills.
The Equestrian Centre at Holme Lacy (4 miles)
Holme Lacy
The Equestrian Centre at Holme Lacy BHS approved all weather facility, beginners to competition riders over 10 years old welcome. Scenic hacks and BHS exam training offered.
Broomy Hill Miniature Railway (4 miles)
Broomy Hill
Broomy Hill Miniature Railway Extensive Miniature Railway in 3 1/2, 5 and 7 1/4 inch gauges. Picnic areas and the clubhouse's hands on railway help keep kids interested.
Bishops Meadow (4 miles)
Hereford
Bishops Meadow This parkland on the banks of the River Wye in the centre of Hereford is great for quiet recreation whatever the time of year. It has Tennis Courts and a Putting green and borders King George V Playing Fields.
Court Farm and Leisure (5 miles)
Tillington
Court Farm and Leisure Court Farm and Leisure has Fishing Lakes, Farm Shop & Pick Your Own and a Mountain Board Centre.
Ironsides Mountainboard Centre (5 miles)
Tillington
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)
Hereford
AJ Activities Combat play activities for older children. Paintball site minimum age is 12 years old. Laser Tag site is 8.
Queenswood Country Park (8 miles)
Leominster
Queenswood Country Park Woodland children's play area, easy access path and waymarked trails, panoramic views, season events, licensed cafe and seasonal tourist info centre
Shortwood Family Farm (9 miles)
Bromyard
Shortwood Family Farm Milk a cow by hand; take part in their Animal Feeding Tour; watch the machine milking; Visit Mini Farm World, Pets' Corner and the Play Area; follow the Farm Trail; take a trailer ride around the farm; and admire the panoramic views across four counties!
Grove Golf and Bowl (10 miles)
Leominster
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)
Hereford
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)
Weobley
Herefordshire Raceway 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.
Noakes Farm Riding Centre (12 miles)
Bromyard
Noakes Farm Riding Centre offers children's, adults and family lessons from age 4; scenic farmland hacks, plus jumping, dressage and games.
Glazydayz Pottery (13 miles)
Ledbury
Glazydayz Pottery 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
Eastnor Pottery and The Flying Potter (14 miles)
Ledbury
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 Butterfly Zoo (14 miles)
Ross-on-Wye
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.
The Amazing Hedge Puzzle (14 miles)
Ross-on-Wye
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)
Ledbury
Eastnor Castle 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)
Tenbury Wells
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)
Bromyard
Brockhampton Estate 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)
Ross-on-Wye
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)
Leominster
Berrington Hall 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)
Leominster
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)
Newent
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 Treasure Trail (16 miles)
Great Malvern
Malvern Hills Spy Treasure Trail The Malvern Hills are a famous beauty spot, with scenic views over both Herefordshire and Worcestershire. This circular driving Spy Mission Trail around the North Malvern Hills takes about 2.5 hours. There are 5 stopping places where clues can be found to crack the code and save Malvern’s water!
Malvern Hills GeoCentre (16 miles)
Malvern
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.
Barrys Amusements (16 miles)
Portrush
Barrys Amusements 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!
Small Breeds Farm and Owl Centre (16 miles)
Kington
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)
Leominster
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...
Malvern Splash (17 miles)
Malvern
Malvern Splash 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)
Hereford
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)
Malvern
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)
Coleford
Pedalabikeaway 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.
Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail (18 miles)
Coleford
Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail Is a 4 mile trail with sculptures inspired by the forest, trees and wildlife. There are various play structures along the way for the kids to play on.
Ice Quest Malvern (18 miles)
Malvern
Ice Quest Malvern They do ice skating sessions to suit all ages and standards, from Disco Nights with the Big Party Atmosphere, to quieter sessions for families, parent and toddlers
Perrygrove Railway and Treetop Adventure (19 miles)
Coleford
Perrygrove Railway and Treetop Adventure The steam train for all ages and all weathers! A charming railway in the Forest of Dean where friendly staff welcome you. Fun for children in our Treetop Adventure and Indoor Village with secret passages - treasure boxes are hidden here! 4 stations, each with paths to walk through ancient woods and solve the...
Puzzlewood (19 miles)
Coleford
Puzzlewood A unique and magical destination in the Forest of Dean. You can explore meandering pathways that take you through a spectacular wonderland of deep ravines of mossy rocks, over wooden bridges and through fantastic tree and rock formations. There is an outside playground and an indoor maze. Plus animals and...
The Judges Lodging (20 miles)
Presteigne
The Judges Lodging Explore the fascinating world of the Victorian judges at this award-winning historic house with a fascinating and unique 'eavesdropping audio tour'!
Clearwell Caves Ancient Iron Mines (20 miles)
Coleford
Clearwell Caves Ancient Iron Mines An impressive natural cave system, mined for over 4,500 years to form some of Britain's most atmospheric and intriguing underground mine workings. Nine caverns, geological and mining displays throughout.
Celtic Canoes (20 miles)
Brecon
Celtic Canoes Enjoy a family day out canoeing down the River Wye.
Go Ape Forest of Dean (20 miles)
Forest of Dean
Go Ape Forest of Dean 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.
Go Ape Forest Segway (20 miles)
Lydney
Go Ape Forest Segway You can enjoy our forest segway experience in the beautiful Thetford Forest. From two legs to two wheels for the ultimate forest experience on a rugged all-terrain Segway. It's a unique way to tackle the trails in the forest.

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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