The Shrewsbury Mystery Treasure Trail (< 1 mile)
The Shrewsbury Mystery Treasure Trail
Discover Shrewsbury with a difference! As you and the kids follow the directions and explore Shrewsbury, can you hunt out the answers to the clues on this self guided Mystery themed Treasure Trail and discover whodunit?!
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 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.
Quasar Shrewsbury (2 miles)
Super modern Laser Tag for over 9s in an amazing 3 floor arena! Packing some serious looking fire power you can stalk your opponents through the atmospheric environment and zap each other with harmless infra red lasers! Groups only though!
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 plus quasar game for groups, pool and arcade!
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.
Battlefield Falconry Centre (3 miles)
Battlefield Falconry Centre
A friendly, family run business with a wonderful collection of over 30 birds of prey to see, including owls, hawks, and falcons. A number of experiences available for accompanied children aged 14 and older. They do parties too.
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
The size of 140 football pitches, somewhere in here there's are orienteering trails, a highwayman's cave, impressive sandstone outcrops, an iron age hill fort and trails of all kinds, all you've got to do is find them!
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
The Edge Adventure Activities (12 miles)
The Edge Adventure Activities
Enjoy a huge range of activities for over 6s, including Quad Biking, Mountain Boarding, Sniper Range, Archery and Clay Pigeon Shooting, with even more on offer for groups! With friendly, expert instructors.
Lazerland (12 miles)
Welcoming over 5s to next generation hide and seek: played with laser guns in a futuristic arena full of special effects, this isn't how the game goes at granny's! Combat gaming: zero contact, maximum thrill!
Jungle Land (12 miles)
A great multi level adventure play area with 3 age zones packing all the latest physical play equipment, plus a real little train to ride! Plus mini golf and laser tag too.
Safari Land (12 miles)
features a great 9 hole miniature golf course with life sized animals and tropical landscape, with a range of club sizes. Plus indoor play and laser tag, so plenty to choose from!
Telford Steam Railway (12 miles)
Telford Steam Railway
A classic and quite delightful working Steam Railway, which allows you to enjoy travel of a variety of diesel and steam traction, with services running between Spring Village, Horsehay and Dawley, plus a new extension to Lawley.
Ironbridge Gorge Museums (12 miles)
Ironbridge Gorge Museums
Help the kids to explore your industrial past along the extensive scenic walk taking in the full 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.
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)
10 screen cinema in the city centre showing the latest releases daily. Special pocket money priced kids’ screenings on weekend mornings, and throughout the school holidays. There are also dedicated screenings for parents and guardians of young babies.
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.
Crazy Knights (15 miles)
Multi level medieval themed soft play area with balancing equipment, ball pits, slides and more, all safely enclosed in netting. An excellent way for kids to develop their motor skills, and enjoy fun interaction with other kids.
Woodseaves Miniature Railway (16 miles)
Woodseaves Miniature Railway
A lovely miniature steam railway that runs on Sundays from the beginning of March to September. There is also a lovely 16mm gauge model railway to enjoy. Inexpensive, old fashioned fun.
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.
The Venue (16 miles)
is an Indoor Play Centre a soft play area, designed with the under 8s in mind. The Venue is home to an 8 lane bowling alley ideal for families, friends and couples.
Black Hawk (16 miles)
Zero contact combat gaming using MP7 machine guns or M9 pistols all with realistic sound effects, between stands, hides, blockades, towers, bridges and bunkers.
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.
Oswestry Town Museum (16 miles)
Oswestry Town Museum
A lovely little museum dedicated to the history of Oswestry and the surrounding countryside, from B.C. to present day. Run by friendly volunteers, quiz for the kids and free to visit!
Piggs Playbarn (17 miles)
Be it rain or shine, Pigg’s Playbarn is an excellent place to bring the children with indoor and outdoor play areas. We offer adventure, exercise, exploration and excitement for babies and young children in a safe, clean and stimulating environment.
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.
Doodle Alley (18 miles)
is a hub of all things creative! A pottery painting and canvas art studio with over 40 different beautiful pottery pieces to choose from and nearly 30 colours the possibilities are endless. Available for drops ins and parties!
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! It's been ferrying families up and down the 111ft high sandstone cliffs for over a century!
Royal Air Force Museum Cosford (19 miles)
Royal Air Force Museum Cosford
One of the largest aviation collections in the UK with over 70 historic aircraft on display in 3 wartime hangars and within the National Cold War Exhibition. Free to visit, and full of fantastic interactive exhibits that everyone will enjoy.
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?
Land of the Lost Content Museum (19 miles)
Land of the Lost Content Museum
A quirky little museum, with 3 floor that are jam packed with items from popular British Culture from Victorian times to present day. Fascinating for the kids, and possibly nostalgic for the adults!
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...
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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