Plymouth Karting and Laser Fighters (2 miles)
Mount Wise Swimming Pool (4 miles)
123 Jump Play Centre (4 miles)
123 Jump Play Centre
Featuring a fantastic play-frame, an enormous inflatable, an indoor football pitch and a zone just for toddlers. Adults are encouraged to go into the play frame with their kids, so wear socks!
Crownhill Fort (4 miles)
Astonishingly well preserved and bound to get their little imaginations going, it's an inconspicuous looking hilltop with four fighting levels with placements for 32 cannons and six mortars, nearly a half mile of tunnels, and accommodation for 300 soldiers and officers concealed within it!
Plymouth Miniature Steam (4 miles)
Plymouth Miniature Steam
Two 71/4â gauge Wren locomotives and 2 battery powered diesels provide the pulling power for a sweet little jaunt for train lovers of all ages.
Mount Edgcumbe (5 miles)
Woodland, beach, park and pond if you're looking for nature you can't go wrong here, with added interesting bits in the form of boat trips, interactive sawmill and 'bat-cam'!
Plymouth Pavillions Ice Rink (5 miles)
Plymouth Pavillions Ice Rink
boasts the only ice rink in the South West, the Swiss Lake Ice Rink is fitted with a state-of-the-art light and disco system so the regular ice discos held here have the best sound around.
Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery (5 miles)
West Hoe Park (5 miles)
West Hoe Park
Park with a large childrens play area, a miniature railway and putting green, crazy golf, trampolines, merry-go-round and bouncy castle.
Tinside Lido (5 miles)
Open May to September the pool includes fountains, inflatable fun sessions, views across Plymouth Sound, a sunbathing terrace, lounger, deckchair and wetsuit hire and good disabled access.
Merchant's House Museum (5 miles)
Merchant's House Museum
'From Elizabethan privateers to four mini museums in one, the Merchant's House has an interesting history.'
Curious About Plymouth (5 miles)
Curious About Plymouth
is a unique experience: two treasure hunt style walks of discovery to keep the whole family intrigued and amused. Keep the kids happy answering clues and matching pictures, whilst reading stories about this majestic maritime port. Buy the booklet from our website and explore in your own time.
ClayArt (5 miles)
Paint Your Own Pottery Studio is an indoor activity and is great for sunny or rainy days. It is great fun for everyone and brings out your creative side!
National Marine Aquarium (5 miles)
National Marine Aquarium
The visual spectacular of the Atlantic Ocean tank is a wow with kids: they're sure to get a unique and inspiring take on of what makes fish such fascinating animals from the menacing Sand Tiger and Nurse Sharks to the graceful Eagle Rays to the mighty Tarpon and Barracuda.
Tenpin Plymouth (5 miles)
is a bowling centre located in the Barbican Leisure Park. We have 24 modern fully computerised lanes, American and English 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!
Plymouth Ski Centre (6 miles)
Plymouth Ski Centre
Offers skiers, snowboarders and bladers of all levels the facilities to practice and learn new skills, plus an exhilarating 650 meter toboggan run and exciting Sno Tube rides.
Drakes Den (6 miles)
Multi level adventure play frame with dedicated toddler version plus face painting and other sides.
Buckland Abbey (7 miles)
'In the 13th century, Buckland Abbey was home to the Cistercian monks who built the Abbey and the incredible Great Barn and farmed the then vast estate. The Abbey, now a house with a combination of furnished rooms and interactive museum galleries, tells the story of how two seafaring adventurers – Sir...
Plym Valley Railway (7 miles)
Plym Valley Railway
is a heritage railway centre where we are preserving steam and diesel locomotives, carriages, wagons, and other historic railway artefacts to recreate the atmosphere of a bygone age. We operate passenger trains on selected days from our station at Marsh Mills to Plym Bridge Platform.
Saltram House and Gardens (7 miles)
Saltram House and Gardens
A beautiful C18th mansion surrounded by landscaped park. The mansion features an array of things for its visitors to discover.
Morwellham Quay and Tamar Valley Trust (7 miles)
Morwellham Quay and Tamar Valley Trust
'An award-winning, evocative museum and visitor centre in the heart of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site and Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Just four miles west of Tavistock the historic port, mine workings and Estate, border the beautiful River Tamar....
Tamar Valley Donkey Park (7 miles)
Tamar Valley Donkey Park
Fun for all with Donkeys, Sheep, Pigs, Rabbits and Guinea Pigs to feed and pet plus a huge indoor play barn!
Callington Space Centre (7 miles)
Callington Space Centre
The Callington Space Centre is a project aiming to promote interest in astronomy and space science throughout the community.Based at Callington in Cornwall, UK the Space Centre is working hard, through education at Primary, Secondary and Adult levels, to increase awareness of the universe in which we live.
The Bar and Cove Vean (7 miles)
The Bar and Cove Vean
Isolated but safe for swimming and snorkelling with plenty of rock pools to explore. Two separate linked beaches, both sandy, one with bronze age remains to explore.
KartWorld (8 miles)
Caters for all ages, with custom tracks and go karts for toddlers, children and adults!
Adrenalin Quarry (8 miles)
The Zip is the UK's Longest Zip Wire, hurling you over our flooded quarry at speeds that'll get your heart pumping. There's nothing like it anywhere in the UK and it's suitable for all ages.
Tree Surfers (9 miles)
Outdoor adventure for the whole family. Test yourselves on our tree top ropes trail with rope bridges, Tarzan swings and zip wires. Hire a bike to explore 30kms of woodland trails through the Tamar Valley, or see if you are more Robin Hood than Maid Marion on our Archery range.
The Monkey Sanctuary (9 miles)
The Monkey Sanctuary
Set in beautiful woodland overlooking the picturesque Cornish Coast, we have been offering a safe home to monkeys in need since 1964. 2013 Award Winners.
Much more than just monkeys, it's a great day out for the whole family, and you can rest assured that all income goes to support out charitable work.
Play Planet (10 miles)
is an indoor soft play centre for kids aged 0 to 11. With ball pools, slides, nets and a dedicated toddler area there is plenty to keep children entertained. There is also a cafe where you can sit and relax with a coffee, cake or light lunch.
Meadowlands (10 miles)
features a family leisure pool with fabulous flume slide and interactive water fun features for children, plus length pool for serious swimming, exercise and development.
Dartmoor Treasure Trail (10 miles)
Dartmoor Treasure Trail
Looking for a fun and interesting way to explore Dartmoor? Why not try a Treasure Trail! These fun and exciting trails will teach you fascinating facts about the area and show you some beautiful scenery. Enjoy a fun family walk in the fresh air whilst solving an intriguing mystery!
Dartmoor Zoological Park (10 miles)
Dartmoor Zoological Park
There are over 200 animals at Dartmoor Zoological Park: from tiny stick insects to Ben our Brown Bear or Solomon our Lion, all set in over 30 acres of beautiful parkland. Discover something different, learn something amazing and help us make tomorrow's world rich in animal life.
The Barn Indoor Climbing Wall (13 miles)
The Barn Indoor Climbing Wall
Youth climbing club based here at weekends will accept members as young as 7. Housed in a massive barn, this uniquely crafted climbing wall and free standing boulder provides a friendly and social place to train.
Polperro Model Village (14 miles)
Polperro Model Village
Seven different stories of legends and superstitions from Cornish folklore and a chance to meet Merlin the Wizard. There is also a large 00 guage railway and a model village. Great ideas if you're looking for things to do in Cornwall with children.
Dartmoor Prison Museum (14 miles)
Dartmoor Prison Museum
Dartmoor Prison has a long and fascinating history that has seen many changes in its fortunes. But it is also at the cutting edge of modern penal practice, developing ways to help offenders change their lives and to protect the public.
Porfell Wildlife Park (15 miles)
Porfell Wildlife Park
At Porfell you will meet wallabies, marmosets, snakes, lemurs, meerkats, porcupines and of course 'Bert' the capybara as well as all your favourite farmyard animals and pets.
Carnglaze Caverns (15 miles)
consists of a guided tour around three underground caverns of Catherdral proportions set in 6.5 acres of wooded hillside. During the tour you will go about 150m into the hillside and 60m below ground.
Bigbury on Sea Beach (16 miles)
Bigbury on Sea Beach
Blue Flag awarded sandy beach, with sea tractor visits to Burgh Island available.
The Unit Skatepark (17 miles)
The Unit Skatepark
is a 7,500sqft indoor skatepark where you can come and ride your scooter, skateboard or BMX. We offer coaching and have a Pro Shop with coffee facilities for parents and snacks for the kids. We have ramps to suit all ages and abilities.
Trethorne Premier Bowl (17 miles)
Trethorne Premier Bowl
8 lanes of classic family tenpin bowling, indoor and outdoor play areas, animals, dodgem cars and an arcade plus family restaurant.
Trethorne Leisure Park (17 miles)
Trethorne Leisure Park
We have something for all ages, whatever the weather. Large indoor and outdoor play areas offer a dropslide, ball pool, ball-blaster, bungee-run, crazy golf, paddleboats and much more. Feed the lambs, milk the cow and hold the smaller animals. There are bowling alleys, dodgems, bars, games arcade and...
Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre (17 miles)
Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre
'The Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre is proud to present the National Fairground Collection. It is a facility unique in the UK, designed to capture the magic of a bygone age through exhibits, vintage engineering and stunning artwork displays.
The Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre is a 45,000 square...
Colliford Lake Park (18 miles)
Colliford Lake Park
Kids can run wild at the Colliford Kids Kingdom in the mega ball pool, mazes, toboggan run and rollers. Head to the Woodland Kingdom for the demon drop slide, bumper boats, pedaloes and eco-carts or take part in a nature trail in the Moorland Kingdom.
Hidden Valley Discovery Park (18 miles)
Hidden Valley Discovery Park
A unique country park with a real sense of discovery and adventure. Daring Crystal Challenges and the Vault; tranquil lakes and forest walks. Miniature and ride on trains, the mysterious secret fountain and a beech hedge maze.
Daphne du Mauriers Smugglers Museum (18 miles)
Daphne du Mauriers Smugglers Museum
A fascinating collection of fine smuggling artefacts and tales of wreckers and smugglers over the past 300 years. Sure to get kids' imaginations going!
Thurlestone Sands (19 miles)
A favourite spot for water sports including kayaking, windsurfing and diving. Swimming is safe too, and lifeguard cover is full summer.
Pennywell Farm (20 miles)
Treat your family to the very best with a full day of hands on animal action at Pennywell Farm near Buckfastleigh. With animal activities, shows and rides galore all included in the admission price, you won't waste a single minute. Home of the world famous Pennywell Miniature Pigs.
Cardinham Woods (20 miles)
is a beautiful mixed woodland, with a choice of waymarked trails that take you deep into the woods to discover stunning viewpoints and an intriguing history. Woods Cafe is on site serving a delicious array of hot and cold food and there is a lovely play area for children.
Buckfastleigh Swimming Pool (20 miles)
Buckfastleigh Swimming Pool
Heated outdoor swim facility in picturesque Victoria Park offering a variety of session types including Fun Inflatable! (open June to September)
Wingz Bird and Animal Sanctuary (20 miles)
Thanks for all the great things to do in Saltash 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 Cornwall can enjoy the great day out as well.
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