Peterborough Lido (< 1 mile)
Three outdoor heated pools: a 50m, a teaching and a paddling pool in a Grade II listed building. Seasonal opening for a family splash about! Also a large lawn area with play facilities, balcony and refreshment area. What better way is there to enjoy the summer sun?
Railworld (< 1 mile)
A large Wildlife Haven and habitat creation project, with steam engines in the process of restoration, the worldâs first 100MPH hovertrain, a large garden railway, and an amazing 7 track OO gauge model railway - REDUCED admission if you - Take a ride on the NVR Train and make a 'Delightful Day of...
Regional Fitness Swimming Centre (< 1 mile)
Grasslands Equestrian Centre (< 1 mile)
Grasslands Equestrian Centre
BHS approved facility offering lessons from 4 years, scenic hacking available, recognised Pony Club Centre and Disabled Riding Centre. Indoor and outdoor plus guided hacking available.
MFA Bowl (< 1 mile)
Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards and whup the grown ups! Great family fun and a classic all weather option! Open late!
Laserforce (< 1 mile)
An exciting, participation fantasy game allowing players to be the space hero that they have always wanted to be, in a safe environment. With laser guns!
Activity World (1 miles)
Featuring an exciting multi level indoor play area for children upto 1.55m (max age 12)and Toddler World for children up to 1m.
Big Sky Adventure Play (2 miles)
Big Sky Adventure Play
Features huge indoor play areas for over and under 4s plus rides and amusements mostly included in the price, like Skyrider, Pedal Karts and Track, trampolines and bouncy castle.
New Ark Adventure Playground (2 miles)
New Ark Adventure Playground
A centre offering traditonal adventure play with sand, swings, slides, rocking logs, tyre swing, cable rides and more. There is also an Eco Centre with sensory garden, orchard, and woodland area. They also have a city farm!
The Hampton Brewers Fayre (2 miles)
The Hampton Brewers Fayre
Indoor Play Centre featuring a colourful multi level adventure soft play frame full of slides, climbs, balls and bounces, plus dedicated toddler zone with smaller versions of the big fun. Kid’s parties available too.
Andronicas Ceramics Studio (2 miles)
Andronicas Ceramics Studio
Create a unique piece of art by you at our ceramics studio! Choose from dragons, fairies, bowls, cars and loads more. Design and paint it, then weâll do all the hard bits for you to make it special. Our coffee shop downstairs also means you can enjoy food and drink while you paint. Yum!
AMF Bowling Peterborough (2 miles)
AMF Bowling Peterborough
is a 20 lane tenpin alley welcoming families also boasting air con, karaoke, the right to wear your own shoes, a cool arcade and outside seating for a breather!
Peterborough Adventure Playcentre (3 miles)
Peterborough Adventure Playcentre
As well as the indoor play area if you pre-book you can try your hand at a large range of adventurous activities including high and low ropes, mountain biking, orienteering, archery, aerial runway, slippery slope, outdoor peg-pole wall, indoor bouldering wall and problem solving activities.
Ferry Meadows Country Park (3 miles)
Ferry Meadows Country Park
With meadows, lakes and woodland to explore, Ferry Meadows Country Park gives you the space to relax, enjoy an exhilarating cycle ride, walk in the woods and experience nature and the great outdoors.
Planet Ice Arena Peterborough (3 miles)
Planet Ice Arena Peterborough
Offering open skate, disco and parent and toddler session types to welcome families whatever they fancy! One of the most fun exercises you can do and great for a tribe size giggle.
Nene Valley Railway (6 miles)
Nene Valley Railway
Enjoy a vintage train ride, explore the travelling post office, and learn the difference between diesel and traction engines. And for good reasons, their Thomas is considered the 'official' Thomas The Tank Engine!
Thorney Heritage Museum (7 miles)
Thorney Heritage Museum
Concentrates on the time from the first settlement by these monks, but relates human life to the geology and water courses of the natural world.
Sacrewell Farm and Country Centre (7 miles)
Sacrewell Farm and Country Centre
Feed the friendly animals, hop on our bumpy Tractor Ride, explore the Straw Bale Maze, discover the 18th century working Watermill and play in our indoor Activity Barn. Come rain or shine, experience an action-packed, fun-filled day.
Pigeons Farm (7 miles)
Children's Farm with hands on daily activities where children really do get close to the animals. Feed the animals, collect the eggs, enjoy the indoor and outdoor play areas, petting barn, Jumping Pillow, bale climbing and Gobots!
Battlefield Live Peterborough (7 miles)
Battlefield Live Peterborough
Authentic combat entertainment experience using military grade infrared gaming guns for anyone aged 7 to 70. Scenarios include Capture and Hold a Base, Sniper Alley, Rescue a VIP, and Team Combat, all with special lighting and sound effects.
Tallington Lakes Leisure and Ski Centre (9 miles)
Tallington Lakes Leisure and Ski Centre
Lots of water sports, off road karting, dry slope for skiing, tobogganing and snowboarding, a climbing wall, water zorbing, adventure playground and heated outdoor pool. Wow!
Burghley House (10 miles)
Far from the traditional stuffy estate experience this place is full of play and surprise including a splash pad, mirror maze, surreal and magical sculptures, and rooms full of opulence, goddesses and even demons!
Garden of Surprises (10 miles)
Garden of Surprises
featuring a Mirror Maze, an interactive Water Jet play area and loads more whimsy and delight for the smalls! Plus Gruesomely Grubby and Sculptures Gardens, as well as Burghley House itself.
Curious About Stamford (11 miles)
Curious About Stamford
Explore then discover all about this fabulous, ancient Lincolnshire town: Romans, Stagecoaches, Churches, Ancient Friaries, Bull running - a town of hidden treasures! Our two self guided treasure hunt style walks of discovery will keep you amused and spellbound for hours.
Stamford Leisure Pool (12 miles)
Stamford Leisure Pool
Leisure pool with flume and wave machine, plus 25 metre pool for swimming development and exercise.
Pots of Fun Ceramic Cafe (12 miles)
Pots of Fun Ceramic Cafe
Roll up, roll up, make your own masterpiece right here! Choose from a selection of items and decorate as you wish, plus baby hand and foot print options and some rather unusual parties...
Hamerton Zoo Park (12 miles)
Hamerton Zoo Park
Over 20 acres of parkland, home to hundreds of incredible animals. Stop by our Coffee Shop or relax whilst the kids let off steam in our Play Area and don’t forget to pick up a souvenir in our Gift Shop!
The Yard (12 miles)
offering a large multi level play structure for your little adventurers, plus designated under 2 play space for your even smaller ones! Party packages available too.
Barnwell Country Park (12 miles)
Barnwell Country Park
Park with 3 way marked waterside trails, numerous picnic spots, and a wealth of wildlife and facilities. Children's play area, Visitor Centre and Wildlife Garden, Orienteering packs available, plus a brass rubbing trail. Open all year and free to visit!
The Oundle Treasure Trail (12 miles)
The Oundle Treasure Trail
Take the kids on a fun day out exploring Oundle and the River Nene - follow the Trail and solve the clues on this treasure hunt themed self-guided adventure to discover where the fictional missing treasure lies.
Play2Day Lazer Tag (13 miles)
Play2Day Lazer Tag
is a high tech, fast action lazer game adventure played in a 2 level arena, conveniently located in a Family Entertainment Centre with an Indoor Children's Play Centre and a Ten Pin Bowling Centre!
Bowl 2 Day (13 miles)
Bowl 2 Day
offers 8 lanes of bowling, an indoor play area and a laser tag arena! Loads of weatherproof family fun for all ages. Awesome!
Play2Day Family Entertainment Centre (13 miles)
Play2Day Family Entertainment Centre
- is Fenland's Family Entertainment Centre, comprising an Indoor Adventure Play Centre, an 8 lane Ten Pin Bowling Centre and an exciting Lazer Tag Arena all conveniently situated under one roof.
Toplodge Fineshade Wood (13 miles)
Toplodge Fineshade Wood
is a popular family visitor attraction in the heart of the Rockingham Forest. With 2 great play areas, new Superworm Trail and a whole wood to explore, families can play, picnic, walk or cycle and then hit the cafe!
Fossils Galore (14 miles)
Learn all about fossils and how to find them. A number of activities on offer such as a Dinosaur hunt and a fossil or crystal hunt in a sand pit. You can also pan for gold or break some geodes.
Lets Play (15 miles)
Featuring a 4 storey pirate galleon themed playframe, a separate toddler soft play area, electric go karts, mini sports court and cafe, this is an all weather day saver to keep the kids fit and happy!
Bourne Outdoor Swimming Pool (15 miles)
Bourne Outdoor Swimming Pool
There are two pools, one a paddling pool for the toddlers and the main pool which is 48m long and 12m wide. Open from May to September (weather permitting).
Rally Karting (15 miles)
Driving age limit around ten to twelve depending on height, contact for information. For safety they generally recommend those drivers less than 12 years old should only be on the track with youngsters of similar ages.
Johnsons Old Hurst (15 miles)
Johnsons Old Hurst
By no means a full day but a fun stopover if you're after a gambol around the field and playground or, er, sausages! Farm shop and tea rooms with play area and fort, and visual access to farm animals including crocodiles!
Lakeside Lodge Golf and Bowling (15 miles)
Lakeside Lodge Golf and Bowling
Family friendly tenpin bowling alley with 4 full size lanes, computerised scoring and animated graphics. Booking advised. Kids love bowling!
Paint A Pot Place (15 miles)
Paint A Pot Place
is a ceramic painting caf;© and craft studio providing a safe environment in which children and families can be creative. As well as painting pottery, we also do decopatch and childrenâs parties are a speciality.
Skylark Maize Maze and Funyard (15 miles)
Skylark Maize Maze and Funyard
Jungle Safari Maize Maze and Giant Funyard! Complete the Monkey Maze and the Jungle Bungle challenge. Plus: Go Karts, Pesky Pigeon Tractor Ride, Zip Wire, Pig Racing, Bouncy Castles, Happy Hands Trail, Giant Sand Pit with Mini-Diggers and more! 2015 MMA award winners!
Scalextric Racing (15 miles)
Race around recognisably world famous race tracks without risking your neck. 6000 Square feet of floor space for teeny tiny race frenzy! Plus excellent stockists and they can repair your own little cars too!
Alleycatz (16 miles)
State of the art tenpin bowling facility with pinspotters and glow lanes, classic healthy family fun with kiddie leagues and special offers too.
Metheringham Swimming Pool (16 miles)
Metheringham Swimming Pool
This beautiful heated outdoor pool is a local treasure: with lane swimming and early birds sessions for those who want the peace and quiet, that leaves the rest of the open time for freestyle family fun and sunlit exercise. Lovely!
Doodles Pottery Painting (16 miles)
Doodles Pottery Painting
is a pottery painting studio based just outside Spalding. We offer drop in and paint sessions as well as parties for adults and children. Enjoy coffee and cake while you paint from the onsite cafe too. Please note limited opening.
Leos Funzone (16 miles)
There are multi levels packed with fun features for older kids (up to 9 years). For babies and toddlers there is a separate stimulating play area.
The Play Barn (17 miles)
The Play Barn
The Springfields Centre offers gardens with display fountains and nature walks, indoor and outdoor play, plus new Jurassic Mini Golf with life sized dinosaurs, remote control boats, bumper cars and mini diggers!
Jurassic Golf (17 miles)
The Springfields Centre offers Jurassic Mini Golf with life sized dinosaurs, indoor and outdoor play, and gardens with display fountains and nature walks. Plus new remote control boats, bumper cars and mini diggers! Loads!
The Raptor Foundation (17 miles)
The Raptor Foundation
A bird of prey sanctuary and hospital. It is a unique and exciting place for children and adults alike to meet and learn about owls, falcons, hawks and buzzards in a 30 acre site.
Thanks for all the great things to do in Peterborough 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 Cambridgeshire can enjoy the great day out as well.
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