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?
Regional Fitness Swimming Centre (< 1 mile)
Grasslands Equestrian Centre (< 1 mile)
Railworld (< 1 mile)
A large Wildlife Haven and habitat creation project, steam engines in the process of restoration, the worlds first 100MPH hover train, a large garden railway, and an amazing 7 track OO gauge model railway.
Lakeside SuperBowl Peterborough (< 1 mile)
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.
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.
New Ark Adventure Playground (2 miles)
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.
The Hampton Brewers Fayre (2 miles)
The Hampton Brewers Fayre
features 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.
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 Peterborough (2 miles)
Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. This AMF has 24 lanes!
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.
Peterborough Skydome Ice Rink (3 miles)
Teamworks Karting Peterborough (3 miles)
Teamworks Karting Peterborough
is a state-of-the-art kart circuit featuring sensationally speedy but child-friendly go-karts. Featuring catering and party facilities as well as the best-trained staff and safe, responsive and speedy karts: 7 days a week!
Rainbow Crazy Ceramic Cafe (5 miles)
Rainbow Crazy Ceramic Cafe
is an indoor activity where children and adults can come and choose a piece of pottery and paint their own design making it unique. We have a wide range of pottery to choose from, suitable for all ages. We have now introduced Woodart to our studio giving you more choice.
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.
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
Sacrewell Farm and Country Centre (8 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.
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)
The Garden of Surprises is a fantastic addition to the gardens at Burghley . Hidden inside a Yew hedge is an experience that will delight the senses. Mirrors exaggerate, mazes confuse, squirts of water distract, the dank moss house captivates, transforming sculptures dazzle, the grotto entices and the...
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
Relax and unwind in our friendly Studio Cafe and create your very own masterpiece!. Have a tea or coffee and maybe a bite to eat. Great idea for kids parties too
Rascals The Fun Factory (12 miles)
Rascals The Fun Factory
Indoor play centre for children up to the age of 10. Has cafe and baby changing facilities.
Hamerton Zoo Park (12 miles)
Hamerton Zoo Park
Terrific and well cared for collection of animals, they also recently built two excellent standard completely new play areas, one for babies and toddlers and the other for older children.
Barnwell Country Park (12 miles)
Barnwell Country Park
Three way marked waterside trails, numerous picnic spots, a wealth of wildlife and facilities. There are also a children's play area and an orienteering trail and two wheelchair accessible bird hides.
Oundle Treasure Trail (12 miles)
Oundle Treasure Trail
is a walk about 2.2miles long and should take about two and a half hours to complete. Oundle is a picturesque town, steeped in history. The trail includes a walk through the town, across the water meadows, along the river bank and ends in the beautiful Barnwell Country Park.
Bowl 2 Day (13 miles)
Bowl 2 Day
Bowling is a fantastic social activity suitable for all ages and abilities. It's a great way to exercise gently, develop balance, co-ordination and burn calories: get off the couch, get onto a lane!
Play 2 Day (13 miles)
Play 2 Day
Children's play and activity centre for 0 to 11 year olds, plus tenpin bowling and laser tag.
Toplodge Fineshade Wood (13 miles)
Toplodge Fineshade Wood
is a popular family visitor attraction in the heart of the Rockingham Forest. With two great play areas and a whole wood to explore; families can play, picnic, walk or cycle and then recharge their batteries at the cafe.
Lets Play (15 miles)
- a four storey Pirates Galleon full of slides, balls, climbing and swinging with separate play area for the under 4's
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)
Paint A Pot Place (15 miles)
Paint A Pot Place
is a ceramic painting café 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 children’s 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 to win Monkey Nuts. Plus: Go Karts, Pesky Pigeon Tractor Ride, Zip Wire, Pig Racing, Bouncy Castles, Happy Hands Trail, Giant Sand Pit with Mini-Diggers and more!
Scalextric Racing (15 miles)
Race around recognisably world famous race tracks without having the risk of personal injury. 6000 Square feet of floor space for teeny tiny race frenzy!
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)
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 climbing walls, slides, swings, spinning panels, wobble floors, ball pools, interactive games and much more. 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 in the beautiful landscaped prehistoric garden.
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.
Cromwell Museum (17 miles)
The purpose of the Cromwell Museum is to interpret his life and legacy through portraits, documents and objects associated with Cromwell. Impressively impartial!
Fermyn Woods Country Park (17 miles)
Fermyn Woods Country Park
Situated in the heart of the Rockingham Forest, the park offers access to fantastic woodlands, meadows, thickets, marshes and ponds to explore.
Fun Farm (17 miles)
Come and meet Harry the Spider in his Spooky cave. There is a Super Wavey Waterfall Slide, a fun Log Maze and Snakey Tube Slides.
Houghton Mill (17 miles)
Follow the family Cat and Rat trail around the mill, enjoy the hands on activities, and explore the five storey historic building. Please note the limited opening times.
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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