Glazed Creations (< 1 mile)
is a paint-your-own pottery studio. We offer pottery suitable for children to paint, are able to teach basic techniques and encourage creativity, have a room for birthday parties and can assist with baby hand and foot printing on ceramics or in clay.
Royston Museum (< 1 mile)
is a museum that celebrates local history and local people.
Royston Leisure Centre (< 1 mile)
Royston Leisure Centre
Modern swimming facility with a regular giant inflatable session, plus Creepy Crawly Club programming for under 5s offering games, musical sessions and baby gym.
Royston Cave (< 1 mile)
Unique in Europe, it is a man made cavern in the shape of a beehive. Its most remarkable feature is an extensive range of wall carvings: a knights templar cave in the middle of Hertfordshire?!
Bassingbourn Snowsports Centre (2 miles)
Bassingbourn Snowsports Centre
CURRENTLY CLOSED Runs skiing lessons throughout the year. Junior Club caters for tots up to late teens at all levels of ability, with friendly, experienced instructors.
Shepreth Wildlife Park (5 miles)
Shepreth Wildlife Park
See animals of all kinds, from tigers to creepy crawlies. Get hands on in our Discovery Centre. There are two indoor soft play areas and a cafeteria, as well as an outdoor adventure play with pirate ship and fort! Plus Keeper talks run throughout the day.
Wimpole Home Farm (6 miles)
Wimpole Home Farm
Hidden amongst the trees, the Adventure Playground is a popular spot with those who love to climb, slide, scramble and swing, while tiny tots enjoy their own play area and mini pedal tractors. Rare breeds animals and seasonal events.
Imperial War Museum Duxford (7 miles)
Imperial War Museum Duxford
One of the world's most spectacular aviation heritage complexes with 200 aircraft, the American Air Museum and a fine collection of military vehicles plus special exhibitions including, the Normandy Experience and Monty. The Museum holds four Air Shows, a Military Vehicle Show plus other events...
Logans Den (8 miles)
Is Baldock’s cosy, fun filled soft play kids cafe. We welcome kids aged 0 to 9 to come and play in our indoor play area while parents and guardians relax in our cafe.
Cafe Kidz (9 miles)
Indoor play fun for under 7s with a main climbing maze and features plus an enclosed crawlers' domain. Crawl, hdd, run and slide your way to fun and fitness on loads of multi colour multi use play equipment. Parties too: hooray!
North Herts Leisure Centre (9 miles)
North Herts Leisure Centre
Tropical Wave plus wacky Water Flume and Wave Machine pool. There is also a children's Swan Slide and Froggy Fountain Water Squirter.
Teamworks Karting Letchworth (10 miles)
Letchworth Garden City
Teamworks Karting Letchworth
For 8+. A fleet of karts are specially designed to allow youngsters to race at their own pace. They can limit the power for younger drivers as they learn how to drive, and teach all the skills needed to win on the track. They also do parties!
Church Farm (10 miles)
Walk round the farm and visit with the variety of animals, plus enjoy the woodland play area with castles and slides, they're free! You can also buy animal feed and pick up a map of where you can offer it out.
Letchworth Outdoor Pool (10 miles)
Letchworth Outdoor Pool
Open May to September, this is a pleasant outdoor heated swim facility plus separate toddler splash pool and fun floats.
Howard Park and Gardens (10 miles)
Letchworth Garden City
Lammas Land Pool (10 miles)
Lammas Land Pool
Adventure playground with a large shallow paddling pool free to use throughout the summer. A short walk away is another free, outdoor pool a bit deeper with lifeguards! Plus the delights of the Fen Causeway nearby too.
Audley End House and Park (11 miles)
Audley End House and Park
Charming historical house and estate with Natural History Collection, Victorian Nursery, Coal Gallery, costumed servants demonstrating vintage techniques, huge Organic Kitchen Garden, plus adventure playground, picnicking and play space. Lovely!
The Lodge (11 miles)
An RSPB reserve with minor exhibitions and seasonal, child oriented events in The Lodge itself, as well as outdoor trails and bird or wildlife spotting. Be sure to pick up an RSPB Explorer Backpack!
Audley End Minature Railway (11 miles)
Audley End Minature Railway
A delightful 1.5 mile ride on Lord Braybrooke's private 10 and a quarter inch gauge railway through Estate woodland. The children all enjoy looking out for the teddies that live in the woods!
Cambridge University Botanic Garden (11 miles)
Cambridge University Botanic Garden
A family friendly place of peace to study plants from all over the world in 40 acres of beautiful gardens and glasshouses. Kids should take a camera or sketchbook to get the very most out of it.
Tenpin Cambridge (11 miles)
is a bowling centre located in Cambridge Leisure Park, Clifton Way, Cambridge. We have 28 modern fully computerised lanes, American Pool tables, Amusement Arcades all catered towards families and kids. There is also the Beach Road Cafe Bar for some delicious meal and snack options!
The Cambridge Mystery Treasure Trail (11 miles)
The Cambridge Mystery Treasure Trail
Together you will be hunting for the answers to our clues and solving the mystery of this self guided themed walk around Cambridge. The Cambridge Mystery Treasure Trail is guaranteed to get the whole family involved.
Wandlebury Country Park (12 miles)
Wandlebury Country Park
A natural adventure playground: explore the Iron Age Ring ditch and 100 acres of woodland and meadows. Space to picnic, play games, walk on gentle chalk hills and enjoy the wildlife and our highland cattle. Lots of special events through the year for all the family. One of many family places to visit if...
The Fitzwilliam Museum (12 miles)
The Fitzwilliam Museum
Houses world class collections of works of art and antiquities spanning centuries and civilisations. Enjoy tales of mighty rulers, warrior kings and powerful armies from Ancient Egypt and closer to home.
Parkside Pools (12 miles)
25m fitness pool and combined teaching and diving pool with moveable floor. They also have two flume rides: one single, and one suitable for two people, plus a children's leisure pool.
Hitchin Lavender (12 miles)
Enjoy the sight and smell of lavender as you wander through over 15 acres of a plant that has been grown in Hitchin for hundreds of years. Free entry for under 14s.
Saffron Walden Museum (12 miles)
Saffron Walden Museum
We are a family friendly museum where you can have fun exploring ancient history, natural history, local history and world cultures. We have an archaeological sandpit, where you can come and excavate, animals to stroke, microscopes to peep through, fossils, quizzes and much, much more.
Kings College Chapel (12 miles)
Kings College Chapel
The Choral Services and concerts at King's are an iconic Cambridge visit and a breathtaking live musical experience for any age, with differing choir combinations to choose from and special events throughout the year!
Oxbridge Tours (12 miles)
Tours of Cambridge, Ghost Tours, Punting Tours, Bike Tours, Tours of Oxford, Alice in Wonderland Tour, Harry Potter Tour, Tours for Kids, University Introduction tours, and more!
Whipple Museum of the History of Science (12 miles)
Whipple Museum of the History of Science
holds a pre-eminent collection of scientific instruments and models, dating from the Middle Ages to the present including microscopes and telescopes, sundials, early slide rules, teaching and demonstration equipment, pocket electronic calculators and laboratory apparatus!
Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences (12 miles)
Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences
Varying range of exhibitions, encompassing more than 500 million years of Earth's history, plenty of it dinosaur related. Try the Trail after!
Footprint Tours (12 miles)
Walking and cycling tours with a novel approach using the more fun and interesting historical facts bound to interest children. You pay what you think it is worth!
The Roman Sandy (12 miles)
The Roman Sandy
is an open exhibition free to all which displays locally discovered Roman artefacts in an interesting fashion.
Space 2 Play (12 miles)
Space 2 Play
We offer a spectacular and excitingly challenging 5 level play frame that reaches over 10m in height that is specifically designed with both children and adults in mind, as we strongly encouraging family members to get actively involved in play.
Cherry Hinton Water Play Area (12 miles)
Cambridge Science Centre (12 miles)
Cambridge Science Centre
Educational based shows, workshops, lectures and hands-on exhibitions: great for keeping little minds and little fingers busy!
Kettles Yard (12 miles)
Family friendly, on top of the fantastic exhibitions they also offer an Education Room where the kids (4+) can make their own artwork from a selection of free materials! Loads of cool events too!
Museum of Cambridge (12 miles)
Museum of Cambridge
Local social history museum housed in a 17th-century timber framed building, which operated as the White Horse Inn for 300 years. Wondeful, varied collections are displayed in nine room settings, each filled with intriguing objects, some dating back to the1600s.
Jungle Jims Playland (12 miles)
Jungle Jims Playland
2 separate play zones for differing age ranges, with loads of features in both and terrific additional activities during school holidays. Smaller kids' zone also had daily led activities of it's own.
Jesus Green Pool (12 miles)
Jesus Green Pool
Unheated outdoor swim facility with natural windbreak. There are plenty of grassed and paved areas for sunbathing.
Jubilee Play Centre (12 miles)
Jubilee Play Centre
High activity equipment for older children, plenty of adventure play fare for kids and much has designed to be suitable for every level of physical ability or disability.
Tumble Downs (13 miles)
Children and adults will love this new centre - there is lots to keep the children amused whilst the parents relax in the Tumble Downs cafe area with comfortable sofas. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do with children in Essex
Hoo Hill Maze (13 miles)
Hoo Hill Maze
30 metre square 6 foot high maze with paths suitable for wheel and push chairs so no-one is left out of this gentle family adventure.
Fairlands Valley Park (13 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.
Centre for Computing History (13 miles)
Centre for Computing History
is a hands on, interactive computer and video games museum dedicated to the history of the technology that has changed our lives! Many of the computers can be played with and we have programming guides for you to follow and learn to code!
Pots of Art Ceramics Studio - Hitchin (13 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
Cambridge Museum of Technology (13 miles)
Cambridge Museum of Technology
The museum shows the history of power through the ages, collections include letterpress-printing and pump station equipment, information and artefacts from local industries.
Little Rascals Indoor Play Party Centre (13 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!
Hitchin Swimming Centre (13 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.
Linton Zoo (13 miles)
There is a wealth of rare and exotic creatures to see including Grevy's Zebra, Snow Leopards, Tigers, Lions, Tapirs, Lemurs, Binturongs, Owls, Parrots, Giant Tortoises, Tarantula Spiders and many others.
Thanks for all the great things to do in Royston 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 Hertfordshire can enjoy the great day out as well.
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