Mount Wise Swimming Pool (4 miles)
Mount Wise Swimming Pool
Outdoor pool plus toddler paddling and activity pools by sunbathing terrace which is surprisingly free to use! Kids' fun in the leisure section includes fountains and stepping stones plus whirl and bubble pools: yay!
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!
Mount Edgcumbe (4 miles)
Woodland, beach, park and pond, if you're looking for nature you can't go wrong here! Added interesting bits in the form of boat trips, an interactive sawmill and 'bat-cam'! Plus a historic house and gardens to explore.
Crownhill Fort (4 miles)
Astonishingly well preserved and bound to get their little imaginations going, it's an inconspicuous looking hilltop actually hosting 4 fighting levels, 32 cannon placements, nearly a half mile of secret tunnels, and concealed accommodation for 300 soldiers! Sneaky!
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.
Plymouth Pavilions Ice Rink (5 miles)
Plymouth Pavilions 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 4 mini museums in one, the Merchant's House has an interesting history. A fascinating walk through to add to a day trip.
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)
Ancient gem in Dartmoor to discover, with beautiful 13th century Abbey, Gardens and Estate to explore, with a fascinating history. Quizzes and trails for the kids, plus a number of exciting family events throughout the year.
Plym Valley Railway (7 miles)
Plym Valley Railway
Heritage railway centre 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.
Morwellham Quay and Tamar Valley Trust (7 miles)
Morwellham Quay and Tamar Valley Trust
Award winning, living history museum and visitor centre. Explore a historic village, ride on the railway, and go deep underground in the Copper Mine! Set in the heart of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape near the 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!
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)
An exciting day out with a thrilling Zip Wire, hurling you over a flooded quarry at speeds that'll get your heart pumping and it's suitable for all ages! Plus a Giant Swing on a cliff, and quarry coasteering: phew!
Saltram House and Gardens (8 miles)
Saltram House and Gardens
Magnificent Georgian mansion and tranquil gardens set in 500 acres of historic parkland. Plenty to see and do throughout the year, with a number of activities just for kids like dressing up, seasonal trails, plus croquet and other games.
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
We have been offering a safe and beautiful woodland home to monkeys in need since 1964. Much more than just monkeys, it's a great day out for the whole family, and 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 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 Josie 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 Dartmoor Mystery Treasure Trail (10 miles)
The Dartmoor Mystery Treasure Trail
Suitable for the whole family the Dartmoor Mystery Trail will get you exploring on this self guided themed driving Trail. Follow this popular Trail and search for the answers to the clues found in many locations around the Dartmoor area.
The Barn Indoor Climbing Wall (13 miles)
The Barn Indoor Climbing Wall
Lead and top rope walls plus massive wooden boulder! Youth climbing club based here at weekends will accept members as young as 7. Loads of routes and options available, plus classes and training.
Siblyback Lake Country Park (14 miles)
Siblyback Lake Country Park
An Outdoor Activity Centre with something for the whole family to enjoy, even the dog! Enjoy a wide range of activities both on and off the water including windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, wakeboarding, high ropes, cycling and walking.
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
Discover the history of one of the most notorious prisons in the world, and learn about ‘life inside’. Plenty to see, from bone carvings to escape items, makeshift weapons to manacles, and more! Exciting!
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.
Porfell Wildlife Park (15 miles)
Porfell Wildlife Park
Come check out some seriously exotic animals as all your farmyard favourites. Cool Maassi Village and wonderful Woodland Walks to explore too, plus Owl Flying experiences and the chance to be a Bee Keeper for a day!
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 with ramps to suit all abilities. We offer coaching and have a Pro Shop plus coffee facilities for parents and snacks for the kids.
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
45,000 sq ft undercover attraction packed full of fun exhibits, vintage engineering and stunning artwork displays with working rides to enjoy that will bring back your parents' childhood!
Hidden Valley Discovery Park (18 miles)
Hidden Valley Discovery Park
An extraordinary adventure park offering great family entertainment, whatever the weather, in beautiful Cornish countryside plus new Beech 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!
Fowey Aquarium (19 miles)
Small aquarium with a small entry fee but a surprisingly wide range of fish, plus eels, crabs and lobsters. Touch pool plus lots of fascinating information about local marine life.
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.
Roadford Lake Country Park (20 miles)
Roadford Lake Country Park
Outdoor Activity Centre with something for the whole family to enjoy, even the dog! Enjoy a wide range of activities both on and off the water including windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, high ropes, archery, cycling and walking.
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
is a heated outdoor swimming pool, set in the heart of the Devon countryside in the pretty town of Buckfastleigh. We provide a safe and fun swimming environment for people of all ages.
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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