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Family Days Out near to Shrewsbury
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Shropshire Wildlife Trust (< 1 mile)
Shrewsbury
Shropshire Wildlife Trust The Saturday craft fairs at their Visitor Centre are free to enter and include activities for children. They also offer a weekday range of arts and crafts workshops for all, and operate activities in woodland nearby.
The Quarry Swimming and Fitness Centre (< 1 mile)
Shrewsbury
The Quarry Swimming and Fitness Centre One of the biggest in the county at 33 metres long and has 6 lanes, 3 diving boards, a 50 metre flume and spectator gallery. The outdoor padding pool is available from June until September and is free to use.
Supercamps (1 miles)
Shrewsbury
Supercamps Activity day camps for children aged 4 to 14 combining Sports and Arts into a fun-fuelled programme keeping children active, alert, safe and happy especially during the Easter and Summer holidays!
Fuzzy Eds Funhouse (2 miles)
Shrewsbury
Fuzzy Eds Funhouse Indoor play area with loads of slides and fun features plus dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant.
AMF Shrewsbury (2 miles)
Shrewsbury
AMF Shrewsbury Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. This AMF has 20 lanes!e
The Two Henrys Playzone (3 miles)
Shrewsbury
The Two Henrys Playzone Soft play at the Two Henrys, part of the Eating Inn group and offers a three level play frame plus family friendly dining and a garden area.
The Adventure Rope Course (4 miles)
Shrewsbury
The Adventure Rope Course Huge range of activities from archery, bushcraft and fencing to high ropes, abseiling, leap of faith and adventure tunnelling plus LOADS more! For over 8s, minimum group booking is 6 people.
Nesscliffe Hill Country Park (8 miles)
Oswestry
Nesscliffe Hill Country Park Nesscliffe hill is a sandstone escarpment & is now a country park with various footpaths through the woods. To the north of the hill the ramparts of an old hill fort are present. An old sandstone quarry face forms a spectacular cliff, popular for rock climbing. Cut into the cliff face is a cave reputedly the...
Wacky Warehouse - Bridge Builder (11 miles)
Telford
Wacky Warehouse - Bridge Builder An indoor play frame attached to a pub - the usual Wacky Warehouse set-up.
Hawkstone Park Follies (11 miles)
Shrewsbury
Hawkstone Park Follies is an historic woodland fantasy with cliffs, crags, caves, deep woods and a series of extraordinary monuments built over 200 years ago
Telford Steam Railway (12 miles)
Telford
Telford Steam Railway A classic and quite delightful working Steam Railway: at 1 in 39 one of the steepest railways in preservation.
The Edge Adventure Activities (12 miles)
Much Wenlock
The Edge Adventure Activities Enjoy a huge range of activities including Quad Biking and Trekking, Mountain and Grass Boarding, 4x Mountain Biking, Clay Pigeon Shooting and Off Road Karting.
Ironbridge Gorge Museums (12 miles)
Coalbrookdale
Ironbridge Gorge Museums Hear it, feel it, see it, do it. Be at the heart of the action and explore your industrial past along the scenic walk taking in the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums.
Enginuity (12 miles)
Telford
Enginuity Interactive science fun. Find out how a little ingenuity will let you pull a 10 ton locomotive or generate electricity from flowing water. Look at familiar objects with new eyes using the giant X ray machine, build an earthquake proof tower and challenge their robotic arm!
Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom (12 miles)
Telford
Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom Shropshire based petting farm and zoo with over 150 different species of animal. Indoor and outdoor demonstrations take place daily including lamb feeding, sheep racing; meet the meerkats and egg collecting. The farm also has an indoor and outdoor play area, cafe and gift shop.
Rednal Karting (12 miles)
Oswestry
Rednal Karting Face a challenging 1km outdoor track on Honda powered 270cc Biz Karts with top speeds of around 90kmph! For over 8 years and 1.25m.
Long Mountain Pony Trekking Centre (13 miles)
Shrewsbury
Long Mountain Pony Trekking Centre Offering hourly rides tailored to suit you, pleasure rides, pony days, picnic rides and pony parties. Fully licensed family run centre, welcoming visitors of all ages and abilities.
Odeon Telford (13 miles)
Telford
Odeon Telford Multi screen cinema, children welcome, multiple U and PG screenings particularly throughout the summer.
Tenpin Telford (13 miles)
Telford
Tenpin Telford is a bowling centre located in the Telford superbowl. We have 26 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.
Telford Ice Rink (13 miles)
Telford
Telford Ice Rink Our friendly staff and accessible Town Centre location makes for lots of fun, for you and the family, all year round. Whether you are a complete novice or a regular we are always happy to see you. What are you waiting for?...get your skates on.
Wonderland (13 miles)
Telford
Wonderland The Award Winning big park for little people, an enchanting place where nursery rhymes and fairytales come to life. Endless rides and a giant indoor play area!
Telford Snowboard and Ski Centre (13 miles)
Telford
Telford Snowboard and Ski Centre The 85 metre slope (and nursery slope facility) provides skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing, ice skating and snowblading activities for adults and juniors of all ages and abilities throughout the year.
Playpit Pirate Adventure (14 miles)
Telford
Playpit Pirate Adventure Large pirate ship play frame offers hours of entertainment with slides, ball pools, crow's nest and special dedicated area for under 3s.
Acton Scott Working Farm (15 miles)
Church Stretton
Acton Scott Working Farm Has long provided the opportunity to become familiar with the country life of yesteryear. Its Historic Working Farm is a wonderful visitor attraction with daily activities and special events. You will see traditional 19th century farm life unfold daily, while the land around is worked by heavy horses.
Shropshire Hills Mountain Bike Centre (15 miles)
Church Stretton
Shropshire Hills Mountain Bike Centre 4 acres of scenic road and off road riding trails with fantastic range of cycles available for hire and a reassuring breakdown rescue service offered too! They also offer camping options here, including heated camping pods.
Park Hall Countryside Experience (16 miles)
Oswestry
Park Hall Countryside Experience Loads to do including milking, lamb feeding, pony grooming, and cart rides. Huge indoor play arena with toy tractor circuit and bouncy castles. Vintage Garage and Welsh Guards Museum. Exciting extras: Junior Driving School and quad bikes. Great Tearooms and picnic areas.
Fantastic Funhouse (16 miles)
Oswestry
Fantastic Funhouse is a large indoor soft play centre, located in Oswestry. 3 play frames of adventure, indoor football pitch and go-kart track. Adult and children’s menu available with hot drinks, cakes and snacks. Open 7 days a week. Parties also available with Peppa Pig.
Millie Meerkats Playbarn (17 miles)
Bridgnorth
Millie Meerkats Playbarn 2 levels of play including an indoor basketball and football area, giant slide, nets, bumpers and large bouncy castle. Learn to interact with spiders, chinchillas, meerkats and more in our animal encounter.
Wacky Warehouse - Gingerbread Man (18 miles)
Market Drayton
Wacky Warehouse - Gingerbread Man Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant.
Funzone (18 miles)
Whitchurch
Funzone - is a children’s soft play centre and cafe. We have a separate baby, toddler and junior area suitable for children aged 0-12 years. Our cafe serves light snacks children’s and adult’s meals and a variety of hot and cold drinks.
Majestic Cinema (18 miles)
Bridgnorth
Majestic Cinema a fine and all too rare example of a really artistic cinema, and families are given the opportunity to enjoy an atmosphere of genuine luxury through their entertainment.
Bridgnorth Cliff Railway (18 miles)
Bridgnorth
Bridgnorth Cliff Railway This remarkable funicular railway is the oldest and steepest inland electric cliff railway in the country.
Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre (19 miles)
Craven Arms
Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre A visit to the Secret Hills exhibition will reveal some of the stories hidden in the landscape, offers a range of activities, past-times and opportunities for anyone and everyone.
Mickey Millers Family PlayBarn (19 miles)
Craven Arms
Mickey Millers Family PlayBarn The enormous multi level main frame is packed full of classic and contemporary adventure play features, including the terrifying 16 and 21ft Demon Drop Slides! Dare they? Dare YOU?
Royal Air Force Museum Cosford (19 miles)
Shifnal
Royal Air Force Museum Cosford - houses one of the largest aviation collections in the United Kingdom. 70 historic aircraft are displayed in three wartime hangars and within the National Cold War Exhibition. Facilities include fun n flight hands-on interactive gallery, art exhibition, Black Hawk Flight Simulator (charges apply) and 4D...
Weston Park (19 miles)
Shifnal
Weston Park 1,000 acres of parkland plus special attractions including miniature railway, Woodland Adventure Playground, dress up and games room, woodland walks, lakes and follies to explore, as well as an entertaining guided tour around the house itself.
Country Treks Equestrian Centre (22 miles)
Kidderminster
Country Treks Equestrian Centre BHS approved facility offering lessons, trekking and trail rides. Plus recognised Pony Club.
Live the Adventure (22 miles)
Stottesdon
Live the Adventure - is an outdoor adventure centre. Children’s adventure days scheduled during school holidays. Full adventure activity programme from 10am to 4pm. Different activities daily scheduled on a weekly rotation. All day supervision by our team of qualified and experienced staff. Suitable for 8 to 16 year olds...
Reptile Village Zoo (22 miles)
Gowran
Reptile Village Zoo Ireland’s only Reptile Zoo, displaying snakes, lizards, tortoise, turtles, crocodiles, alligators, caiman, spiders, scorpions, frogs, salamanders and hands on opportunities available!
HodgePodge Audlem (22 miles)
Audlem
HodgePodge Audlem Come along, select from our extensive blank pottery range, and create your masterpiece! We provide a creative activity, as well as birthday parties, workshops, and more.
Boogles Barn (22 miles)
Malpas
Boogles Barn Multi-level soft adventure play with giant Astra Slides and Helipad, Toddlers area, Indoor electric go-karts, Creation Station pottery painting. Full day care, creche and out of school club child care facilities. Boogle'€™s Pit-stop cafe serving a wide selection. Themed parties and...
Rays Farm Country Matters (22 miles)
Bridgnorth
Rays Farm Country Matters is a great place to bring the kids to meet our farmyard animals, follow the farmer as he feeds the deer and meet mythical creatures in Fairytale Forest. Older kids can lose energy in the outdoor playarea while toddlers play in the indoor playroom.
Ledene Golf Centre (23 miles)
Wolverhampton
Ledene Golf Centre Introduces your 3+ child to the enjoyable sport of golf, which is fun for the whole family. The centre's excellent Par 3 golf course and heated driving range is the perfect environment allowing your family to have fun and keep fit.
Plas Madoc Leisure and Activity Centre (23 miles)
Wrexham
Plas Madoc Leisure and Activity Centre Plas Madoc is renowned for its Leisure Pool 'The Tropical Lagoon'. It is the perfect place for the family to have fun. Walk along the surf, climb on the crocodile, slide down the elephant and the snake or play in the waves.
South Shropshire Leisure Centre (23 miles)
Ludlow
South Shropshire Leisure Centre 25 metre pool with 65 metre Flume Ride
Teme Ludlow (23 miles)
Ludlow
Teme Ludlow Swimming facility with diving pool and boards, leisure pools, plus 65m Flume Slide is open at weekends and in school holidays.
Severn Centre (24 miles)
Shropshire
Severn Centre Solar panel heated outdoor pool with toddler pools.
Codsall Hive Craft and Ceramic Studio (24 miles)
Wolverhampton
Codsall Hive Craft and Ceramic Studio is a mecca for all things creative. Decopatch, pottery painting, clay sculpting, toddler arts and crafts, adult craft evenings, holiday workshops plus much more there's something for all ages and abilities plus great Illy Coffee and homemade cakes. We also offer Arty Parties.
Ludlow Treasure Trail (24 miles)
Ludlow
Ludlow Treasure Trail Ludlow and its castle are perched on a cliff above the picturesque River Teme in south Shropshire, one of the most unspoiled parts of rural England. By following this interesting and exciting Trail you will see and learn stuff that you haven't seen before even if you are local!
Ludlow Castle (24 miles)
Ludlow
Ludlow Castle Beautiful ruins, regular events and storytelling folk in costume - who says history can't keep them interested!?

Thanks for all the great things to do in Shrewsbury 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 Shropshire can enjoy the great day out as well.



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