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Family Days Out near to Peterborough

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Peterborough
Peterborough Lido 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)
Peterborough
Railworld 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...
Peterborough
Regional Fitness Swimming Centre Swimming pool with diving facilities, standard and teaching pools, synthetic pitch and hydro health spa suite for mum!
Peterborough
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)
Peterborough
MFA Bowl 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)
Peterborough
Laserforce 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)
Peterborough
Activity World Featuring an exciting multi level indoor play area for children upto 1.55m (max age 12)and Toddler World for children up to 1m.
Peterborough
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.
Peterborough
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!
Hampton
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.
Peterborough
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
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.
Peterborough
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.
Peterborough
Ferry Meadows Railway Offering a 60 seater countryside train ride around Coney Meadow, past the Overton and Lynch Lakes, before arriving at Gunwade near a waterspouts centre! Add in the playgrounds at either end and you've got a great day out for kids!
Peterborough
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.
Peterborough
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
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.
Peterborough
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)
Peterborough
Pigeons Farm 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!
Peterborough
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.
Stamford
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)
Stamford
Burghley House 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!
Stamford
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.
Stamford
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
Stamford Leisure Pool Leisure pool with flume and wave machine, plus 25 metre pool for swimming development and exercise.
Stamford
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
Hamerton Zoo Park Over 20 acres of parkland, home to 100s of incredible animals. Kids will love the newly expanded natural style play areas, Stoll-a-Safari and hands on reptile encounters!
The Yard (12 miles)
Stamford
The Yard 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.
Oundle
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!
Oundle
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.
Wisbech
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)
Wisbech
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!
Wisbech
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.
Corby
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)
March
Fossils Galore 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)
Bourne
Lets Play 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
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)
Huntingdon
Rally Karting 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.
Huntingdon
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!
Huntingdon
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!
Bourne
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.
March
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!
Spalding
Scalextric Racing 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)
Spalding
Alleycatz State of the art tenpin bowling facility with pinspotters and glow lanes, classic healthy family fun with kiddie leagues and special offers too.
Metheringham
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. Available for private hire, please see Facebook page for details.
Spalding
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)
Huntingdon
Leos Funzone 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)
Spalding
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)
Spalding
Jurassic Golf 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!
Woodhurst
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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