Jolly Roger Adventure (< 1 mile)
Jolly Roger Adventure
- has got bouncy castles, and an amazing soft adventure play area to keep the kids amused. Why don't they take a dip in one of our ball pools, or dare they or even your self ride 'The Drop', its over 31 ft long. And now we have one of the BIGGEST indoor astra slides in the country - it's fast
Jungle Parc (< 1 mile)
Outdoor fun and adventure for the whole family in an exciting and safe environment! We have two courses, Adventurer Course for age 4+ and X-plorer Course for teens and adults. Activities include monkey bridges, super fast Zips, Rocket Launchers and cargo nets.
Oasis Leisure Centre (1 miles)
Oasis Leisure Centre
Lagoon Swimming Pool, -with 'new' pirate ship under 8s play feature, 3 giant water slide ('Domebusters'), Wavemachine, Watercannon and Hydroslide.
ATBShop Skate Warehouse (2 miles)
ATBShop Skate Warehouse
is a friendly scooter and skate shop with it's own indoor skate park featuring ramps and other equipment to develop skills on.
STEAM - Museum of the GWR (2 miles)
STEAM - Museum of the GWR
Follow the incredible story of the GWR through lots of imaginative displays and plenty of hands-on exhibits. Build a bridge and shunt wagons. Have a go at putting a locomotive together. Take a ride on our train-driving simulator.
Link Leisure Centre Ice Skating (3 miles)
Link Leisure Centre Ice Skating
The striking modern structure of the Link Centre houses an ice rink, a 25 metre, deck level, pool, Wiltshire's premier climbing facility, three 5-a-side outdoor football pitches with floodlighting and a state of the art gym
The Ridge Climbing Wall (3 miles)
The Ridge Climbing Wall
The youth club here is solely for kids who have had some training or climbed with parents and want to give it a go alone (under supervision) so the age is less relevant than experience and skill. Not for beginners.
Tenpin Swindon (3 miles)
is a bowling centre located in Shaw Ridge Leisure Park. We have 32 modern fully computerised lanes, 8 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!
Space Play (3 miles)
A great soft play area for children aged up to 9years, available for the older ones is a fantastic LaserQuest area!
Cineworld Cinema (3 miles)
A Seven screen cinema showing the latest releases. There is a special kids club on Saturdays.
Roves Farm Visitor Centre (3 miles)
Roves Farm Visitor Centre
A full programme of events throughout the day including: Meet and Feed the Animals, Free Tractor and Trailer Rides, Children's Craft Sessions, Animal Racing, 2 Acre Willow Maze and Indoor and Outdoor Adventure Play Areas. Themed weeks during school holidays.A great family day out, come rain or shine.
Kidz About Adventure Play (4 miles)
Kidz About Adventure Play
Run around in 20,000 square feet of space that includes play equipment rising to an amazing 6.5m, a four lane astraslide, dropslide, superb twisting spiral slide, separate play area for toddlers and a football/basketball pitch. PLUS an Exclusive play area for non-mobile Babies & A car Track for Toddlers
Lydiard Park (4 miles)
The park has a visitor centre that houses countryside displays and a café. Lydiard Park also has exciting adventure playgrounds for toddlers and older children including an aerial runway. Paths and trails through the woods and by the lake offer glimpses of the many animals and birds which make Lydiard their home.
Swindon and Cricklade Steam Railway (4 miles)
Swindon and Cricklade Steam Railway
- the kids love a day out on a steam train. There are special event weekends throughout the year including Easter Bunny Rides, Halloween Specials & Santa Specials. All aboard!!!
Bonkers Childrens Indoor Play Centre (5 miles)
Bonkers Childrens Indoor Play Centre
is an interactive indoor play area within a craft village and adjacent to Butterfly World and a garden centre. Lots of activities for all ages within the play area and around it. Cannons, bogglers, ball feeders, lots to keep you entertained within a compact space.
Highworth Recreation Centre (5 miles)
Swindon Karting Formula 1 (6 miles)
Swindon Karting Formula 1
Here children from as young as 5 years of age can enjoy the thrill of driving petrol karts with speeds starting from approx 20mph. The 550m indoor track can give the whole family a fun filled day with Mums and Dads being able to join in.
Farmer Gows Activity Farm (8 miles)
Farmer Gows Activity Farm
Meet the Animals is held every day at 11 am and again at 2 pm, bottle and hand feeding of lambs and kids all year round, plus feeding the pigs and cattle, egg collecting, goat and ferret walking. A wonderful hands on experience and great fun.
Cotswold River Cruise (9 miles)
Lechlade on Thames
Cotswold River Cruise
Private and public hire cruise boats offering different sizes and services for every occasion. Self drive hire facilities also available. Pre booking essential.
The Butts Farm Rare Breeds (10 miles)
The Butts Farm Rare Breeds
With daily activities; bunny time, goat milking, bottle feeding and more. Our popular pony rides are Fridays & Saturdays at 2pm and our Tractor Safari is on Sundays at 2pm. Play on the Pirate Ship. Visit our Farmyard Tearoom for a Cotswold Cream Tea.
Avebury Stone Circle (11 miles)
Cotswold Country Park and Beach (11 miles)
Cotswold Country Park and Beach
Wet fun includes raft building, paddle boarding, kayaking and the UK's largest inland paddling beach. Onland there are crazy golf and adventure playgrounds.
Head 4 Heights Ltd (11 miles)
Head 4 Heights Ltd
is a lake side high ropes adventure park for 5yrs an upwards. Open to the general public, families and for birthday parties, Trapeze jumps, pole climbs and simulated free fall jumps are just some of the activities we have on offer with packages starting from 30mins up to 2 hrs.
Pick a Pot and Paint in the Cotswolds (13 miles)
Pick a Pot and Paint in the Cotswolds
A family friendly ceramic studio based in a charming piazza of shops and boutiques in Stableyard, Cirencester. A perfect activity that both children and adults can enjoy together.
Jesters Adventure Play (13 miles)
Jesters Adventure Play
Offers all year round, all weather fun for children under 12 years old. With play over three levels, your kids can explore, play and make new friends in total safety whilst you relax.
MagicLand (13 miles)
We have all sorts of slides, including wave slides and a 70 ft astra slide, the largest in Gloucestershire. We are also proud to present the first cannon arena in the Cotswolds. This area contains four pneumatically powered cannons that allows you to shoot foam balls at various targets including the other visitors!
Corinium Museum (14 miles)
Visitors can trace the story of the Cotswolds from Prehistory to the late 19th Century, with hands-on exhibits, interactive displays and a wealth of precious artefacts. There are animated and practical games, and audio-visual screens to bring the past to life for everyone from schoolchildren to grandparents.
Cirencester Open Air Swimming Pool (14 miles)
Kids Combat Adventures (14 miles)
Kids Combat Adventures
Provides an exciting outdoor laser tag experience, using state of the art laser taggers with Halo technology. Players will take part in woodland battlefield missions. Parents can join in or enjoy a cuppa at the Canteen or watch their child with camera at the ready.
Funtime Family Entertainment Centre (14 miles)
Funtime Family Entertainment Centre
Come and visit our soft play centre based in Carterton, Oxfordshire, safe, incredibly fun, indoor play equipment for children ages 0 to 12 years. "A rip-roaring time for kids!"
Athelstan Museum (15 miles)
Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens (15 miles)
Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens
has over 260 animal species in over 160 acres of stunning gardens and parkland. Giraffe Walkway, Lemur Walk-through exhibit, Train, Adventure Playground, Picnic Areas, Children's Farmyard, Brass Rubbing, Tropical House, Reptile House, Bat House and Insect House.
Bowood House & Gardens (15 miles)
Bowood House & Gardens
Children love Bowood! There's space to run and play and beautiful parkland and a waterfall to enjoy, but the main reason kids love Bowood is because it's home to one of the best adventure playgrounds in the country.
Pewsey Vale Riding Centre (15 miles)
Pewsey Vale Riding Centre
One of Wiltshire's largest facilities, PVRC has over 100 mounts and offers children's and family lessons, pony riding and pony club, plus scenic trail riding and livery services.
Coral Cove Party and Adventure Centre (17 miles)
Rampnation Indoor Skatepark (17 miles)
Rampnation Indoor Skatepark
An indoor skatepark for scooters, inline skates, skateboards and BMX, for absolute beginners to advanced riders.
Far Peak Climbing and Outdoor Centre (18 miles)
Far Peak Climbing and Outdoor Centre
is an outdoor activity centre and campsite, with a dedicated Indoor Climbing Centre. We have climbing facilities for ages 3 year and upwards, dedicated kids’ clubs and sessions and run regular Bushcraft and adventure activities using our low ropes course and trails.
Millets Farm Centre (18 miles)
Millets Farm Centre
A variety of interesting farm zoo animals which originate from across the world including camels, adventure playground, plus let the kids pick their own fruits and vegetables.
Windrush Path Mosaic Trail (18 miles)
Windrush Path Mosaic Trail
A series of striking and individual mosaics to act as way-markers on a pleasant 2 mile trail. Keeps kids running about between looking for the next one and giving that pleasure of discovery.
Kennet Horse Boat Company (18 miles)
Kennet Horse Boat Company
- canal cruises offer an opportunity to do just that. Choose between the slow meandering of the motor barge and the sedate drifting of the horse drawn barge. Whichever takes your fancy, we can offer you a great day out.
Thanks for all the great things to do in Swindon 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 Wiltshire can enjoy the great day out as well.
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