Stockwood Discovery Centre (1 miles)
Stockwood Discovery Centre
With interactive display, variety of gardens, children play area, special events and activities, bee gallery and much more, it is a wonderful visitor attraction and museum.
Collection highlights include the Wenlok Jug, the Shillington gold coin hoard and the Mossman collection Ãâ" Britain's largest public collection of horse-drawn vehicles.
Luton Sports Village (2 miles)
Sunshine Riding School (3 miles)
Sunshine Riding School
is an approved and licensed horse riding and experience day centre at the foot of the Chiltern Hills. It offers horse riding lessons, horse interaction events and teaches riding qualifications every weekend and daily throughout the school holidays for new and experienced riders.
Futures Fun Factory (3 miles)
Futures Fun Factory
Our indoor soft play centre is an ideal place for children to have fun in a safe and exciting environment, packed with creative play equipment with dedicated areas for toddlers and babies. Adults can relax in a warm and friendly environment while enjoying some light refreshments from Futures Cafe.
Go Bowling Dunstable (4 miles)
Go Bowling Dunstable
Has 32 bowling lanes, a superb bar, an excellent cafe menu, amusement machines, pool tables, a pro shop and 2 children's party rooms. We also offer learn to bowl lessons free of charge for children between 6 and 12 please contact the sales team to book your child in!
Soft Play Centre (4 miles)
Soft Play Centre
- the perfect place for your kids to have fun and just be kids. The Centre is full of activities for kids up to 4 foot tall to have fun and learn through creative play.
Dunstable Leisure Centre (4 miles)
Dunstable Leisure Centre
Leisure centre offering loads of facilities: some of the sports available include swimming, tennis, trampolining, gymnastics, soccer, golf and cricket.
Snakes and Ladders (5 miles)
Snakes and Ladders
is a huge indoor playground filled to the brim with climbing frames, ball ponds, cargo nets and slides. Plus there's electric motor bikes, and for younger visitors a Home Corner, Water Play and Construction Zone. Kids can really let off steam while parents relax on comfy leather sofas in our comfortable cafÂ©.
Dunstable Downs (5 miles)
Stunning elevated views and perfectly suited for kite flying make this site popular with families. Rambling, mini beast spotting and picnics are welcome, plus guided walks available. Visitor centre has facilities.
Chilterns Gateway Centre (5 miles)
Chilterns Gateway Centre
The rare chalk downland is home to a huge variety of wildlife. It's a fantastic place for kite flying, walking and views over the vale of Aylesbury.
ZSL Whipsnade Zoo (6 miles)
ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
There’re loads of reasons to be wild about ZSL Whipsnade. Home to more than 2500 species, a visit can get you close to some of the world’s hairiest, scariest, tallest and smallest animals. Set on 600 acres, in the rolling Chiltern Hills, there’s epic adventure awaiting you at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.
Dunstable Riding School (6 miles)
Dunstable Riding School
BHS approved lessons, livery and scenic hacks of varying length. Pride themselves on welcoming absolute beginners.
Big Space Indoor Play Centre (6 miles)
Big Space Indoor Play Centre
Parent friendly equipment so you can join in or watch more easily - Over 300m2 of Adventure Play Equipment for kids up to 12yrs including Freefall and Wavy Slides - Coffee Bar and lounge - one of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do with children in Hertfordshire
Fancott Miniature Railway (6 miles)
Fancott Miniature Railway
7¼ inch Miniature Railway based within the grounds of The Fancott Pub and Restaurant. The railway is ¼ mile in length and circles around our playing field; we also have a small play area on site.
Shaws Corner (7 miles)
Charming, National Trust maintained home of the famous author, now also hosting family days, craft days and more. By no means a full day, but a delightful and instructive stop off between thrills.
British Schools Museum (8 miles)
British Schools Museum
A museum of education in a unique complex of historic classrooms. Children of all ages can dress up in period costume to explore the classrooms, practice their writing in sand trays and on slates, play with Victorian toys and visit the Headmaster’s House to experience Victorian domestic life.
Hitchin Swimming Centre (8 miles)
Hitchin Swimming Centre
Heated indoor and outdoor pools, with both types of toddler pool too plus custom Poolside Baby Seats! Lidos open May through September. Easy disabled access and disabled pool hoists.
Little Rascals Indoor Play Party Centre (8 miles)
Little Rascals Indoor Play Party Centre
Indoor Soft Play Centre with Multi-Zone Play Frame, Baby and Toddler area. Ball Pools, Wendy House, Slide and Lots of Toys. Term Time Activities, Birthday Parties, Discos and of course Coffee, Lunch, Snacks and Dinners too!
Pots of Art Ceramics Studio - Hitchin (8 miles)
Pots of Art Ceramics Studio - Hitchin
Paint your own pottery studio, build a bear parties and decopatch. There is so much to do at Pots of Art - one of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Hertfordshire
Pioneer Skatepark (8 miles)
is the UK’s oldest indoor skate park, based in St Albans Hertfordshire, close to the M25 and 15 minute walk from the train station. Open every day for skateboards, scooters and in-liners. See opening times for sessions.
Mead Open Farm (9 miles)
Mead Open Farm
Huge indoor play, maximum hands on farmyard fun and numerous family outdoor activities. Expect the best at award winning Mead Open Farm.
DJ's Jungle Adventure Soft Play Centre (9 miles)
DJ's Jungle Adventure Soft Play Centre
is a huge indoor play centre with separate play areas for toddlers and bigger kids, so you can have a sit down and a cup of tea while the kids run themselves ragged.
Knebworth House Gardens and Park (9 miles)
Knebworth House Gardens and Park
Spend the day exploring extensive Gardens, Maze, Dinosaur Trail, a House full of treasures, Adventure Playground, (includes thrill slides, bouncy castle, Tarzan trails and more) Miniature Railway, Gift shop. Bring a picnic or visit our tea room. Special events throughout the year. All set in a 250 acre country park.
Space 2 Play (9 miles)
Space 2 Play
- has a spectacular and excitingly challenging five level play frame that reaches over ten metres in height. This was specifically designed with both children and adults in mind and promotes all family members to get actively involved in play and is something that we strongly encourage.
Ashridge Estate (9 miles)
Wonderful landscape for walking (and running!), with splendid views and fun interactive games in their Visitor Centre for the kids.
360 Play (9 miles)
Explore our huge indoor play centre, navigate the adventure play frame, drive the dodgems and ride the carousel. Visit 360 Street with Twizzles Garage, boutique and Luigis Pizza Parlour. Let your child be artistic, messy and mucky without it mattering. All included in one price, stay all day.
AMF Hollywood Bowl Stevenage (9 miles)
Verulamium Museum (9 miles)
recreated Roman rooms - hands-on Discovery Areas - video presentations - touch screen databases - some of the finest Roman mosaics and wall plasters outside the Mediterranean
Aquasplash at Leisureworld (9 miles)
Aquasplash at Leisureworld
An exciting Indoor Water Theme Park with a total of six exhilarating rides and slides and extensive tropical themed Aztec jungle features, it's the best waterpark for miles around.
Planet Ice Hemel Hempstead (9 miles)
Planet Ice Hemel Hempstead
Family friendly ice skating facility with penguin skating aids for very little ones, and a special Ice Toddlers session with toys and games.
The XC (9 miles)
Climbing, Bouldering, Skatepark, High Ropes and indoor caving system in this brand new extreme sports facility in Hemel Hempstead
Partyman World Stevenage (9 miles)
Partyman World Stevenage
is an indoor play centre which provides lots of fun and play for everyone on the huge themed play structures, arts and crafts zone, make a bear, fantastic slides and much more! There is also a specially designed toddler area for little guests who are under 3 years!
Museum of St Albans (9 miles)
Museum of St Albans
Tells the story of St Albans from the departure of the Romans to the present day, with many fun special exhibits and a wildlife garden with children's trail.
The Snow Centre (10 miles)
The Snow Centre
The perfect slope, the perfect snow, the perfect location; this is Britain's premier indoor snowsports destination. Designed to deliver the alpine conditions every skier and snowboarder dreams of, you'll find a huge 160m main slope as well as the largest indoor lesson slope in the UK. Both our slopes are over 30m wide and maintained with the perfect snow surface.
Sportspace Hemel Hempstead (10 miles)
Pots of Art Ceramic Studio (10 miles)
Pots of Art Ceramic Studio
Come and have fun painting your own original masterpiece, even if you don't think you're artistic! With our help, stencils and stamps you can create an original work of art. We have Pottery Painting, Build A Bear and Decopatch - great fun for all the family.
Welwyn Roman Baths (10 miles)
Welwyn Roman Baths
Hidden in a steel vault under the A1M, discover the remains of a Roman villa complete with hot and cold baths and under-floor heating system. Activities, dressing up, and a quiz bring the site to life for children. Lots of roman objects on display, including our mystery skeleton.
Potstop (10 miles)
Our paint-your-own pottery studio is
suitable for all ages: come and get creative! Choose from our range of pottery blanks â" from mugs, jugs and flowerpots to animal collectibles and moneyboxes â" thereâs something for everyone! Weâve lots of ideas to get you started and refreshments to keep you going!
Berkhamsted Castle (10 miles)
A good spot for a picnic and opportunity to learn something of its history. The Visitor Room has panels telling of Castle’s history. Nearby canal shows working of locks and opportunity for brass rubbing of information panels. Excellent outside playground equipment at Canal Fields. Enjoyment for all ages.
Leighton Buzzard Railway (10 miles)
Leighton Buzzard Railway
A heritage steam railway and working museum, we offer a relaxing 70-minute return train ride, hauled in most cases by a historic steam locomotive. Discover our own fascinating history, dating back to the dark days of the First World War, and experience the vanished world of narrow-gauge light railways.
Re Create (10 miles)
A variety of arts, crafts and creativity workshops and classes, pre-booking essential. Currently includes Kids' Drawing and GCSE Drama.
Berkhamsted Whodunnit Mystery Trail (10 miles)
Berkhamsted Whodunnit Mystery Trail
An imaginative and fun way for the family to explore somewhere new. An easy to follow route will enable you to solve the clues, whilst taking in some of the most fascinating sights and history along the way, includes a free outdoor play area, and is ideal for picnics.
The Pottery Project (10 miles)
The Pottery Project
is a child-friendly pottery painting cafe. We can help with birthday parties and baby prints or simply some creative fun. Choose from our selection of pottery; from plates to penguins or cups to cupcakes, there’s something for everyone! We also serve a range of food including delicious coffee and cake.
The Kidzone (10 miles)
Purpose built multi-level play-frame with Rope Bridges, Hamster Wheel and Drop Slide., plus giant dinosaur inflatable and toddler area.
Woburn Open Air Swimming Pool (10 miles)
Woburn Open Air Swimming Pool
- is sited right on the boundary wall of Woburn Estate. Open from 10 to 18:30 everyday from May to September each year.
Rollercity (10 miles)
Welwyn Garden City
Large classic style rollerskating rink, offering loads of skate session types, including regular Family Jam sessions.
Fairlands Valley Park (10 miles)
Fairlands Valley Park
Activities include fishing, sailing bell boats and dragon boats, paddling pools and children's play area. New to the park is a state of the art climbing wall.
Tumble Tent (11 miles)
Letchworth Garden City
A fun little play area for the under 6s with sturdy educational toys, soft play activities, sit on toys and more.
Gosling Sports, Ski and Board Park (11 miles)
Welwyn Garden City
Gosling Sports, Ski and Board Park
Dry ski and nursery slopes with beginner sessions available and many courses to improve. Adventure soft play inside the sports centre, and many sporting opportunities.
Jungle Mania Play Centre (11 miles)
Welwyn Garden City
Jungle Mania Play Centre
A fab indoor play structure with three feature-packed levels and a separate toddlers area, containing a whole host of enjoyable and educational activities. Jungle Mania has over 65 play features
Thanks for all the great things to do in Luton 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
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