Sutton Park (3 miles)
Visitors can enjoy rambling, jogging, angling, nature watching, orienteering, picnicking and several play areas. The visitor centre offers displays, exhibitions and information to help plan your day.
Wyndley Leisure Centre (3 miles)
Wyndley Leisure Centre
Swimming facilities boasting diving pool with 1, 3 and 5m diving boards! There are also plenty of options of younger children including a playroom and kiddies' gym programme.
Adventureland (3 miles)
A great indoor play centre with lots of fun equipment to climb over, crawl under, slide down and tunnel through. Playframe will also hold adults! There is also a climbing wall.
Crash Bang Wallop (4 miles)
Crash Bang Wallop
We have a giant main play area including firing cannons, a double helix tunnel slide, a huge wavy slide!, log ramps and ball pits plus our own sports area, separate toddler areas and a car track! New Sensory Room particularly beneficial to children with special needs.
Kingstanding Leisure Centre (4 miles)
Walsall Gala Baths (5 miles)
Walsall Gala Baths
Baths with competition style pool, 5 metre and 3 metre diving boards, 1 metre springboard, plus a relaxing brine pool, and children's gym with specially designed gym sessions for kids. Free swimming for under 16s!
Ash End House Childrens Farm (5 miles)
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!
The Big Play Barn (5 miles)
The Big Play Barn
is an indoor soft play area with Big Slides, Ball Pits, Rope Bridges and Firemans Poles. With dedicated areas for under 4s and under 2s. Outside we also have a new Giant Jumping Pillow, water sorbing and huge inflatable obstacle course!
Wibbly Wobbly (5 miles)
Multi level adventure play structures, toddler zone, elevated sports court, go karts and more. Extra comfy seating!
Ace Karting Plus Indoor Race Track (5 miles)
Ace Karting Plus Indoor Race Track
Indoor Go-Kart Track - has the best value karting thrills in the Midlands for adults and kids aged 4 yrs and over.
Standard karting events are available for 8yrs upwards.
Brand new Cub go karts for 4-7 year olds.
Wakelake (6 miles)
A wakeboarding centre located at the reservoir in Chasewater Country Park, which also offers zorbing, and thrilling donut rides on the cables! All equipment provided, plus a full briefing by a friendly instructor and a hot shower after!
The Chasewater Railway (6 miles)
The Chasewater Railway
Standard Gauge Heritage Railway set in Chasewater country park, 4 mile round trip with steam and diesel engines and vintage carriages. Accredited Museum, Model Railway, also a narrow gauge miners style line, tea room and Sunday Carvery, gift shops. We are a Volunteer run charity.
Chasewater Country Park (6 miles)
Chasewater Country Park
360 hectares of parkland to enjoy, with plenty to do, from a gentle stroll to wakeboarding! Rare habitats to discover and plenty of wildlife to spot. Also great for cycling and the site of the Chasewater Railway. Free to visit.
Lichfield Spy Mission Treasure Trail (6 miles)
Lichfield Spy Mission Treasure Trail
Get the whole family out exploring with a difference, with the self guided Lichfield Spy Mission Treasure Trail! As you follow the directions, can you solve the sneaky clues set on the Trail route to crack the code?!
Beacon Park (6 miles)
Several play areas, crazy and proper golf, plus a shiny new skatepark, pond dipping, kids' mission trail and loads of sporting facilities. Oh, and a park!
Lichfield Heritage Centre (6 miles)
Lichfield Heritage Centre
Discover 2000 years of The Lichfield Story through the Exhibits, Displays and Audio Visual Presentations plus Family Mouse Hole Trail available to help keep the smalls interested and moving round. Grab a spire tour for great views, too!
Drayton Manor Theme Park (6 miles)
Drayton Manor Theme Park
For total family entertainment visit the award-winning Drayton Manor Theme Park, near Tamworth, Staffordshire. Thomas Land is being expanded this year!
Drayton Manor also has Europeâs only Thomas Landâ¢, which features wonderful themed rides and attractions based on characters, including...
Erasmus Darwin House (6 miles)
Erasmus Darwin House
Georgian townhouse and previous home of Erasmus Darwin, Grandfather to Charles Darwin based in the centre of Lichfield. Contains interactive and hands-on science exhibits, Georgian dress-up and games, a reading area, various crafts, activities and of course prizes to be won! Plenty to keep all ages...
Forge Mill Farm (6 miles)
Forge Mill Farm
is one of two farm visitor centres within Sandwell Valley Country Park. It is a working dairy farm where the main attraction is the herd of rare breed Hereford Cows.
The Beach Hut (6 miles)
The Beach Hut
A stimulating multi level soft play centre for kids aged between 0 to to 10 years. Dedicated play zones for babies, toddlers, and juniors. Birthday parties available. Open daily. Free for kids less than 12 months of age.
Scallywags Birmingham (7 miles)
Features in this friendly, bright and colourful facility include a Toddler Village, large main play frame and sports arena.
Twin Peaks Indoor Climbing Walls (7 miles)
Twin Peaks Indoor Climbing Walls
The perfect venue for some fun climbing, an activity that's proven to develop not only the body but the mind too. All levels catered for, special session for under 6s.
Star City Birmingham (7 miles)
Star City Birmingham
A staggering array of family fun venues under one (enormous!) roof, from bowling and laser tag to mini golf and dodgems, to the cinema, football and indoor climbing!
Monster Mayhem (7 miles)
Monster themed soft play facility with multi level climbing frame, interactive zone for toddlers, kiddie Quad Bikes and elevated football pitch. Plus the numerous other delights of Star City!
Adventure Island Mini Golf (7 miles)
Adventure Island Mini Golf
The courses have been built across 3 levels and wind past palm trees and volcanoes, through caves, behind waterfalls and through Tiki Villages providing a fantastic and fun leisure experience for all!
Tenpin Birmingham Star City (7 miles)
Tenpin Birmingham Star City
is a bowling centre located in Watson Road. We have 22 modern fully computerised lanes, American Pool tables, Amusement Arcades all catered towards families and kids. There is also the Beach Road Cafe for some delicious meal and snack options and a fully licensed bar with Sky Sports for the adults.
Laser Station (7 miles)
Bruise-less battle fun for the whole family, tracking down mean old aliens! Explore the arena with the kids, packing infra red combat equipment for a zero contact showdown! For over 6s.
Wacky Warehouse - Fort Jester (7 miles)
Wacky Warehouse - Fort Jester
Indoor play area with particularly excellent disabled facilities throughout, featuring loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant. Plus outdoor children's play area too!
Broomey Croft Childrens Farm (7 miles)
Broomey Croft Childrens Farm
A nice little farm where you can meet and feed a variety of animals, including sheep,goats, pigs and chickens. Indoor play barn, pedal tractors, plus tractor and trailer rides around the farm. Dedicated area for children’s parties.
Namco Funscape Tamworth (7 miles)
Namco Funscape Tamworth
We have 26 Bowling Lanes, a brand new Pac-Man Play Soft Play area for kids up to 8yrs old and a fantastic collection of Amusement Machines. Our restaurant serving Costa Coffee is a convenient place to satisfy everyone's hunger.
Tamworth Castle (7 miles)
Is a Norman Motte and Bailey Castle located in the centre of Tamworth surrounded by the Castle Pleasure grounds. The oldest parts of the Castle are believed to date from the 1180s. There are 15 period rooms to explore with many hands-on activities for all ages.
Echills Wood Railway (7 miles)
Echills Wood Railway
The train ride consists of a circular tour with optional change at Far Leys for adventure playground, summer paddle boats and car park, You can travel on a variety of 7 1/4 inch gauge steam, diesel and electric locomotives. The complete journey time is approx 20 minutes.
Tamworth Snowdome (7 miles)
A real indoor ski slope with 170m ski run. A great idea if you are looking for family days out in staffordshire
Kingsbury Water Park (7 miles)
Kingsbury Water Park
Over 600 acres of countryside to explore with woodland, lakes and meadows. A safe place to explore on foot or bicycle with surfaced, level paths. Two adventure play areas, bird hides and miniature railway. Have a go at our Orienteering course or try fishing.
Ice Skating at Tamworth SnowDome (7 miles)
Ice Skating at Tamworth SnowDome
Ice skating rink, ice track, real snow slopes, tobogganing, adrenalin and standard tubing and the amazing children's snow play zone. For over 3s.
Sandwell Valley Country Park (7 miles)
Sandwell Valley Country Park
is a great place to spend the day with the family. As well as two working farm visitor centres, we have an adventure playground, an aerial assault course, picnic areas, crazy golf, pitch and putt, tennis courts, miles of footpaths and fantastic nature areas for you to explore.
Spacehoppas (7 miles)
Thrilling and atmospheric, this is custom designed space themed play in three section for under 3s, 3 to 5s, and over 5s so nobody gets squished.
Dizzy Kidz (7 miles)
A circus theme indoor play area for children up to 12 years of age. Multi level play with ball pits, slides, ball cannons, monkey bars, dizzy discs and more! Soft play area for babies and toddlers. They do parties too.
The Museum of the Jewellery Quarter (8 miles)
The Museum of the Jewellery Quarter
A time capsule of past trade, with fascinating insight into Birmingham's renowned jewellery and metalworking heritage. Includes live demonstrations at the jeweller's bench showing how the Smith and Pepper bangle was made.
Wacky Warehouse - Broadway (8 miles)
Wacky Warehouse - Broadway
Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant. Plus beer garden.
Grand Prix Karting (8 miles)
Grand Prix Karting
Karting experience for kids with new lower age limit, welcoming member drivers from 8 years! A fantastic memorable achievement for kids, and maybe the start of lifelong interest.
Midland Karting (8 miles)
a number of options for children at our track. From Birthday Parties to a Karting Championship, a relaxed regular club to family sessions and courses designed for children to learn about motorsport and circuit driving. There is something to suit every child and family. We also offer part packages that include...
Thinktank (8 miles)
From steam engines to intestines, this exciting museum has over 200 hands-on displays on science and technology from the past, present and future. This includes the state-of-the-art Planetarium, where you can tour the night sky and fly through the galaxy without stepping a foot outside!
The Birmingham Mystery Treasure Trail (8 miles)
The Birmingham Mystery Treasure Trail
Explore the streets of Birmingham on this self guided mystery themed Treasure Trail. Suitable for the whole family, follow the route whilst solving the clues set on buildings, statues and monuments to eliminate the suspects to discover whodunit.
Pen Museum (8 miles)
Discover the history of Steel Pen making. This museum tells the story of the Steel Pen using a collection of 5,000 items. Hands-on objects and plenty of activities available for the family including, interactive machines, make a pen nib.
Phoenix Park (8 miles)
Adventure playground, sensory garden and fitness equipment are dotted about this picturesque freebie.
Funaticz Fun and Fitness Centre (8 miles)
Funaticz Fun and Fitness Centre
All weather play centre for children up to age 12 with huge 5 tier play frame, drop slides, assault course and more. Separate area for toddlers, themed party rooms, cafe and seating area and a fitness studio. Children's classes include Urban Street Dance and kick boxing.
Birmingham Museum and Gallery (8 miles)
Birmingham Museum and Gallery
They offer a series of family oriented galleries and displays, with additional family and kids' activities every weekend on a drop in basis.
Teamworks Karting Birmingham (8 miles)
Teamworks Karting Birmingham
For 8+: a fleet of karts are specially designed to allow youngsters to race at their own pace. They can limit the power for younger drivers as they learn how to drive, and teach all the skills needed to win on the track. They also do parties!
Teenie Weenies (8 miles)
- is located in the heart of Birmingham opposite Selfridges. It offers a soft play facility (stacked with activities), a creche to leave your children, a party room to cater for those special moments and an onsite cafeteria.
Thanks for all the great things to do in Little Aston 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 Staffordshire can enjoy the great day out as well.
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