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Things To Do & Days Out near Retford
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Captain Jacks Adventure Play (< 1 mile)
Captain Jacks Adventure Play Retford's fantastic soft play centre is an ideal place to relax while the kids burn off energy. We pride ourselves on our cleanliness, excellent customer service and our good food. With a separate area for toddlers and juniors and regular bouncy castles and games we aim to provide a fun and safe place to...
Idle Valley (2 miles)
Idle Valley Adventure playground, nature trails, accessible paths, sculpture trail and nature viewing platform. Plus excellent Discovery Packs for hire from the friendly visitor centre including a pond dipping kit and binoculars!
Sundown Adventureland (5 miles)
Sundown Adventureland The Theme Park especially designed for the under 10’s. We have Adventure play areas, Cafes, Shops, plus lots lots more including the NEW Angry Birds zone!
Clumber Park (6 miles)
Clumber Park With 3,800 acres of parkland, gardens, woodlands and a lake, 20 miles of cycle routes and bike hire, plus a Discovery Centre, and a Woodland Play Park. Visit the Discovery Centre to see what childrens activities they are offering during the holidays. This National Trust managed Estate offers lots to do.
Laser Labyrinth (7 miles)
Laser Labyrinth A brilliant laser tag venue, with a number of exciting zones to play in, plus a variety of game modes, from skillful Escape! to frantic solo tag matches. Friendly staff. Birthday parties available.
Kids Zone (7 miles)
Kids Zone Indoor Children’s Play Centre with a separate toddler area. Large play frame with 4 lane slide, tunnels and netting. Military style fitness exercise on offer. Mum and Toddler sessions during term time. A number of birthday party packages available.
The Holocaust Centre (9 miles)
The Holocaust Centre A centre that allows people from all backgrounds to explore the history and implications of the Holocaust. The small but significant collection is designed to tell the stories of those affected and ensure their experiences are not lost.
Sherwood Forest Country Park (10 miles)
Sherwood Forest Country Park Take a walk to the mighty Major Oak, pick up a fun family nature trail, try the playground or just stand and admire the weird and wonderful shapes of the ancient oak trees, twisted by age and weathered into living sculptures.
Playhouse Gainsborough (10 miles)
Playhouse Gainsborough Multi level adventure play for 4 to 12s plus toddler zone, sports area, sky glide and some super slick slides.
Sherwood Forest Fun Park (10 miles)
Sherwood Forest Fun Park A family operated children's fair located in Sherwood Country Park with plenty for the small and mid range kids to play on from the caterpillar roller coaster and the ghost train to the classic tea cup ride and big slide.
Amen Corner Karting (11 miles)
Amen Corner Karting Two small fun tracks providing arrive and drive for all ages.They also have a new 550m pro-kart circuit for over 17s. Drivers from 8, passengers from 4.
Sherwood Riding School (11 miles)
Sherwood Riding School is a Horse Riding School in Nottinghamshire. There are lots of activities for children at weekends and in the holidays such as own a pony mornings and birthday parties. You can learn in a group or on your own.
Creswell Crags (11 miles)
Creswell Crags is a limestone gorge honeycombed with caves full of archeological treasures, now accompanied by a £7m Ice Age Exhibition Centre! Great idea for family days out in Nottinghamshire.
Robin Hoods Major Oak Treasure Trail (11 miles)
Robin Hoods Major Oak Treasure Trail Excite and inspire the kids with this self guided treasure hunt themed Treasure Trail. Learn about Robin Hood Country whilst following a scenic Trail route and hunting out the answers to the clues to solve the location of the treasure!
Tropical Butterfly House (12 miles)
Tropical Butterfly House Encounter the exotic and discover a wild family day out at the Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife and Falconry Centre! Meet lemurs, meerkats, owls, otters, snakes, lizards, a tarantula and other amazing animals during unforgettable Animal Encounters!
Shepherds Place Farm (12 miles)
Shepherds Place Farm Fun, educational petting farm introducing you and your family to animals from home and overseas, including goats, pigs, llamas, rheas, tortoises, and more! Play area with sandpit, and supersized bouncy castle!
Go Ape Forest Segway (12 miles)
Go Ape Forest Segway You can enjoy our forest Segway experience in the beautiful Sherwood Pines. From two legs to two wheels: for the ultimate forest experience on a rugged all-terrain Segway. It's a unique way to tackle the trails in the forest.
Go Ape Tree Top Junior (12 miles)
Go Ape Tree Top Junior A fun filled experience of canopy exploring, trail blazing and obstacles for all to enjoy. You'll take on crossings over trails and finish with one awesome zip wire.
Sherwood Forest Railway (12 miles)
Sherwood Forest Railway Take a ride on this fun narrow gauge railway that trundles through the heart of Sherwood Forest, running for 1 mile through the area’s farm land, with 2 crossings, a tunnel, and a couple of cute 5 8ths scale locomotives the kids will love, pulling open carriages behind them.
North Scarle Miniature Railway (12 miles)
North Scarle Miniature Railway A cute ground level, five and seven and a quarter inch gauge track going some 2000ft. Scattered running days so always check before leaving, but they do also offer events and the classic Santa Special seasonally.
Go Ape Sherwood Pines (13 miles)
Go Ape Sherwood Pines The UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Award winning outdoor adventure activities. Families and friends can enjoy a day out like no other. Fly down zip wires, leap off Tarzan Swings and tackle obstacles whilst enjoying some of Britain’s most breathtaking scenery.
The Big Tops Indoor Playcentre (13 miles)
The Big Tops Indoor Playcentre indoor family entertainment centre for the under 12s (+5s for laser tag) combining fantastic imaginative children's play facilities with an excellent, healthy eating cafe, Massive indoor soft play equipment with slides, Ball pool, Sports court, car track, toddlers' area, and Laser Tag Arena.
Maltby Swimming Centre (13 miles)
Maltby Swimming Centre Standard swimming facilities plus diving pool with 1m and 3m springboards and a 5m platform. There are lessons available plus some dry side fun too like a small kids' adventure play area.
Yorkshire Wildlife Park (13 miles)
Yorkshire Wildlife Park From Wallaby Walkabout to Land of the Tigers with new raised platforms, all the kids' furry favourites are here! The latest features are a giraffe house and a viewing platform into largest leopard enclosure in the world, where visitors come face to face with them up 10m high climbing frames!
Derbyshire Pony Trekking (13 miles)
Derbyshire Pony Trekking is a complete off road Pony Trekking Centre. All Weather riding all year round, even in the snow! Disabled customers catered for, Treks suitable for all levels of rider available, We cater for ages 4 upwards.
Potteric Carr Nature Reserve (14 miles)
Potteric Carr Nature Reserve A stunning wetland habitat with pockets of meadows and woodlands. Nature paths suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs, and hides for birdwatching. Wildlife includes kingfishers, deer and hedgehogs. Open all year round.
Time2Play (14 miles)
Time2Play Play centre with a range of soft play equipment suitable for babies, toddlers, and older children. Café with plenty of seating. A number of party packages available, including exclusive hire. Seasonal events and after school specials throughout the year.
Treasure Island (15 miles)
Treasure Island Large play centre with dedicated area for babies and toddlers plus a three level play structure and sports court for older children. Great for breaking up a journey involving the M18!
Wacky Warehouse - Sir Jack (15 miles)
Wacky Warehouse - Sir Jack Multi level indoor adventure play zone with slides and balls, climbing and tunnels, dedicated tot zone and regular craft sessions. All attached to a family restaurant.
Tenpin Doncaster (15 miles)
Tenpin Doncaster - is your one-stop-shop to a fun time for both families and friends. With cosmic bowling offering a fun alternative to regular bowling!
Rother Valley Country Park (15 miles)
Rother Valley Country Park Country Park with land and water activities for all ages and abilities. Events all year. Activity centre offering; family rowing and pedal boats, water zorbing, sailing, windsurfing, canoes, single scull rowing boats, cycle hire and archery for groups. For refreshments bring your own picnic, eat in the cafe...
The Cheswold (15 miles)
The Cheswold Attached to a family oriented restaurant, this has a great little multi storey play area with a separate baby and toddler section. There are classic fun features like slides and ball pit in a safe, colourful environment.
Doncaster Dome (15 miles)
Doncaster Dome A tropical world of exotic plants and lagoons and an alpine world of snow and ice. From the steamy Oasis to the bright lights of the Sundeck, through the fun packed Main Hall. The world within The Dome is waiting to be explored, adventure in to the world of Leisure. The place to go ice skating in Yorkshire.
Ice Caps At The Dome (15 miles)
Ice Caps At The Dome offers a unique skating environment with 2 interconnected ice rinks on different levels, to really add something different to your skate. Not different enough? How about Neon Sessions and Foam Parties?!
South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum (15 miles)
South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum Air museum at Doncaster Lakeside, the former site of WWII RAF Doncaster, with historic buildings and aircraft hangers, military aircraft and helicopters. You can even put yourself in the pilot seat as selected cockpits are always open!
Sandall Beat Wood (15 miles)
Sandall Beat Wood Woodland park with a network of rides and footpaths, adventure playground and visitor centre. Also a Local Nature Reserve with plenty of wildlife to discover. Free to visit and open all year!
White Post Farm Centre (16 miles)
White Post Farm Centre As well as meeting the animals and enjoying the walk in aviary, you can zoom around on go-karts, catch a seasonal show, do a little shopping or even pick up a new pet!
Wheelgate Adventure Park (16 miles)
Wheelgate Adventure Park A land of thrilling rides, amazing attractions and exhilarating activities and the terrific new Robin Hood’s Waterpark and Splash Land! From the Runaway Mine Train roller coaster and challenging Mini Diggers, to the indoor soft play Pirate Ship and Tropical House the fun is endless!
Whisby Animal Centre (16 miles)
Whisby Animal Centre A wide variety of animals for you to look at and feed. There is an outdoor play area for children under 8, a beach to play and build sandcastles for all ages, and an indoor ball pool and soft play for children under 5.
Aston Springs Farm (16 miles)
Aston Springs Farm is a farm which includes a farm trail with animals such as pigs, goats, deer, alpacas and donkeys. A farm shop sells produce reared on the farm and a family restaurant serves it too.
Whisby Nature Park (16 miles)
Whisby Nature Park Super adventure playground with unusual natural play elements to enjoy and 6 way marked nature trails scattered with bird hides, plus fun family events and activities at the Natural World Centre.
Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery (16 miles)
Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery Family friendly museum that tells the story of the Doncaster area from the end of the last Ice Age to the present day, fun and informative events throughout the year. Interactive exihibits, dressing up, and giant chess! Free to visit.
Playmania Indoor Playcentre (16 miles)
Playmania Indoor Playcentre A great location for an indoor adventure with 3 massive floors of play equipment and fun features, plus a spacious toddler zone and parent toddler sessions offered with bonus activities. Grown ups welcome to play too, so don't forget your socks!
The Vulcan Experience (16 miles)
The Vulcan Experience A chance to see one of the most iconic aircraft ever built. Public and VIP tours led by friendly and knowledgeable guides. An enjoyable visit for all the family.
Mansfield Superbowl (16 miles)
Mansfield Superbowl Classic family friendly tenpin bowling with kiddie assists like gutter guards, lighter balls and bowling ramps. It's not just bowling: It's Superbowling.
Kelham Hall and Country Park (16 miles)
Kelham Hall and Country Park is a huge stately home open to the public, surrounded by 44 acres of parkland and woods. We have both indoor and outdoor play areas, riverside walks and places to eat and drink.
The Maize (16 miles)
The Maize Get lost this summer in ‘The Maize’ a huge 4 acre maze set against the stunning backdrop of Kelham Hall and Country Park. With tricky challenges throughout the maize and a game for children it is perfect for all the family.
Water Meadows (16 miles)
Water Meadows Leisure Lagoon features include Wave Machine; 50m Twister Flume; Geysers and Water Cannons; Falling Rapids Ride and Fast Drop Flume! Plus Pirate Galleon for kiddlywinks.
Conisbrough Castle (16 miles)
Conisbrough Castle Kids love castles, and even though it is mostly ruins, Conisbrough Castle has a 90ft-high great white circular keep with six buttresses is the oldest surving of its type in England. CLOSED FOR REFURBISHMENT until April 2014.
Hartsholme Country Park (16 miles)
Hartsholme Country Park even off season the range of slides, climbing walls, swings and roundabouts are more than sufficient to keep most kids happy but you can also check out annual events and seasonal specials in this Green Flag Awarded park.