Shropshire Wildlife Trust (< 1 mile)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Hawkstone Park Follies (11 miles)
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 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)
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)
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)
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)
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.
Ironbridge Gorge Treasure Trail (12 miles)
Ironbridge Gorge Treasure Trail
A fun walking Trail exploring this world heritage site with its wonderful museums and teddy bear factory, with a puzzle for you all to solve and the prospect of shopping at the finish.
Rednal Karting (12 miles)
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)
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)
Multi screen cinema, children welcome, multiple U and PG screenings particularly throughout the summer.
Tenpin Telford (13 miles)
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 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)
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 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)
Playpit Pirate Adventure
Large pirate ship play frame offers hours of entertainment for your boisterous buccaneers with slides, ball pools, crow's nest and special dedicated area for the mini marauders under 3.
Acton Scott Working Farm (15 miles)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Funzone (18 miles)
is a children’s soft play centre and cafe. We have a separate baby, toddler and junior area suitable for children aged 0 to 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)
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 Cliff Railway
This remarkable funicular railway is the oldest and steepest inland electric cliff railway in the country.
Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre (19 miles)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Live the Adventure (22 miles)
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...
HodgePodge Audlem (22 miles)
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)
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'ÂÂs Pit-stop cafe serving a wide selection. Themed parties and...
Plassey (22 miles)
is a unique attraction for all the family. There’s plenty to keep the kids occupied with our new action-packed Welsh castle themed adventure play-park, shops, golf, games room, nature trails, conservation lake and picturesque picnic areas.
Rays Farm Country Matters (22 miles)
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)
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.
South Shropshire Leisure Centre (23 miles)
Teme Ludlow (23 miles)
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)
Solar panel heated outdoor pool with toddler pools.
Codsall Hive Craft and Ceramic Studio (24 miles)
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 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)
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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