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Jolly Roger Adventure (< 1 mile)
Jolly Roger Adventure
has got bouncy castles, and an amazing soft adventure play area with classics including ball pools, plus 'The Drop' slide: 31 ft long. And one of the biggest indoor astra slides in the country!
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.
Museum of Computing (1 miles)
Museum of Computing
There is a mixture of permanent and temporary displays. Collections on display range from vintage handheld video games and antique typewriters through to modern Robot Revolution exhibit with state of the art technology involved. Please note the limited opening hours.
Oasis Leisure Centre (1 miles)
Oasis Leisure Centre
Indoor Lagoon themed swimming pool with pirate ship play feature for under 8s, 3 giant water slide, wave machine, watercannon and hydroslide.
ATBShop Skate Warehouse (2 miles)
ATBShop Skate Warehouse
is an indoor skate park with a garden and shop. There are different sessions running throughout the day so make sure you check before travelling. There is also a garden area with a ramp and slacklining rig out the back.
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.
Jungle Mania (2 miles)
is an indoor soft play centre for children aged 0 to 10 years in Swindon. There is a 3 level jungle themed play frame, toddler area and Sports pitch.
Stanton Park (2 miles)
A local nature reserve and country park with a large lake and extensive woodland. A fairly wild sort place with natural features only, but a wonderful environment to explore, and free!
Kidz About Adventure Play (3 miles)
Kidz About Adventure Play
Multi level play equipment up to 6.5m including enormous slides, plus sports areas, toddler zones and more. New feature: activity assault course Bouncy Castle!
The Ridge Climbing Wall (3 miles)
The Ridge Climbing Wall
Climbing for older kids with 4m bouldering wall and 9m roped wall, over 120 routes including features like crags and overhangs. Beginner and improver courses available plus youth climb club for experienced teens.
Laserquest Swindon (3 miles)
is a game in which participants play a ‘StarWars’ style Lasergame. Players are awarded points for hits on their opponents, when hit a player is out of the game for a few seconds. With Scorecards detailing your score.
Link Leisure Centre Ice Skating (3 miles)
Link Leisure Centre Ice Skating
Comprising an ice rink, a 25 metre, deck level, pool, climbing facility, 5-a-side outdoor football pitches with floodlighting and a state of the art gym.
Space Play (3 miles)
A great, space themed soft play area for children aged up to 7 years. Based inside LaserQuest Swindon, so there’s something to amuse the older kids too! Accompanying adults get into Spaceplay for free.
Tenpin Swindon (3 miles)
is a bowling centre located in Shaw Ridge Leisure Park. We have 32 modern fully computerised lanes, American Pool tables and Amusement Arcades catered towards families and kids. There is also the Beach Road Cafe Bar for some delicious meal and snack options.
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!
Swindon and Cricklade Steam Railway (3 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, plus Halloween and Santa Specials. All aboard!!!
Lydiard Park (4 miles)
Enjoy the natural beauty of the tranquil lake, rolling lawns and woodlands before heading for some fun in the playground! With colourful, state-of-the-art play and climbing equipment suitable for children of all ages, there's lots of fun to be had climbing, swinging and sliding.
Bonkers Childrens Indoor Play Centre (4 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.
Studley Grange Garden and Leisure Park (4 miles)
Studley Grange Garden and Leisure Park
Watch items being skillfully created and have a go yourself in an interactive craft village. Tropical butterfly house to explore plus a paddock full of friendly animals to meet including meerkats, otters, and farmyard favourites. Inventive indoor play area too.
Highworth Recreation Centre (5 miles)
Highworth Recreation Centre
Indoor or outdoor pools depending on weather, diving facilities, Wet 'n' Wild sessions and more besides including kiddies' Tap and Ballet classes!
Churchill Playzone (5 miles)
Soft play at the Churchill, part of the Eating Inn group and offers a three level play frame plus family friendly dining.
Rein and Shine (7 miles)
Rein and Shine
- is the best horse riding centre focussed on kids having fun. From one child, to groups of 5 all the way up to a full party afternoon of pony games and kids birthday parties. Book a riding lesson, party, pony day or even educational stuff. Youth clubs, brownies, cubs, guides and scouts. Mums and Dads too
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
Travel the river Thames from the gateway to the Cotswolds, on “Adventuress”, a fully enclosed canal style wide beam passenger boat. Group outings and half day cruises available. They also cater for private charter trips, including parties and family celebrations.
Farmtastic Animal Farm (9 miles)
Farmtastic Animal Farm
Get hands on with our animals, including alpacas, llamas, miniatures, farmyard favourites, birds as well as rare and unusual breeds. Plus tractor trailer rides and play area.
Cotswold Water Park (9 miles)
Cotswold Water Park
Water sports include windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, inflatable banana boat, angling and cable skiing! Dryside you've got on and off path cycling, riverside and countryside walking trails, plus the Gateway Information Centre. And loads of natural wildlife!
Faringdon Folly Tower and Woodland (10 miles)
Faringdon Folly Tower and Woodland
Visit Faringdon’s unique, iconic 100ft tower, the last major folly to be built in England. Surrounded by interesting woodland to explore that contains sculptures to find. Kids aged 11 and under get in free.
Avebury Stone Circle (11 miles)
Avebury Stone Circle
Visit the largest prehistoric stone circle in the world! Alexander Keiller Museum is based nearby and is full of fascinating facts about the area, plus loads of great interactive kids’ activities. Avebury Manor and Gardens also close. Fantastic family day.
Alexander Keiller Museum (11 miles)
Alexander Keiller Museum
Significant prehistoric archaeological collections and informative displays on this World Heritage Site.
The Ridgeway National Trail (11 miles)
The Ridgeway National Trail
85 miles (136km) recreation route that crosses or passes many important wildlife and archaeological sites, set in some of the most scenic landscape in the country. Explore ancient landscapes through woodland, downland and secluded valleys. Free to visit.
Cotswold Country Park and Beach (11 miles)
Cotswold Country Park and Beach
is the perfect Family Day Out in The Cotswolds with a wide range of activities, including: swimming, boating, wakeboarding, water zorbing, and more, there is something for everyone. Dogs are welcome and have their own designated swimming area.
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.
Silbury Hill (11 miles)
Known as the English pyramid, this is the world's largest man made chalk deposit which does indeed rival the height of the pyramids. No access to hill itself but nice as a stop off if passing.
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)
Loads of slides, including wave, tube and a 70ft astra: the largest in Gloucestershire! Plus multi level play and pneumatically powered cannons that allows you to shoot foam balls at various targets including the other visitors! New additions include Story Corner and interactive gaming screens!
Pick a Pot and Paint in the Cotswolds (14 miles)
Pick a Pot and Paint in the Cotswolds
A family friendly ceramic studio based in a charming courtyard of shops and boutiques in Cirencester. A perfect activity that both children and adults can enjoy together.
The Adventure Zone (14 miles)
The Adventure Zone
Provides outdoor activities for young people and their relatives if they so choose, to participate during the school holidays, to have fun, exercise and meet new friends in the Cotswold Water Park near Cirencester.
Corinium Museum (14 miles)
Trace the story of the Cotswolds from Prehistory to the late 19th century at this brilliant museum full of interactives, hands on exhibits and audiovisual displays. 2 floors of Roman artefacts, plus Anglo Saxon treasure, Medieval sculpture, and more!
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!
Thames Path National Trail (14 miles)
Thames Path National Trail
A 184 mile (294km) walking trail that follows England’s best known river from its source to the sea. Visit Oxford and London, pass through watermeadows, cities and villages. Relax in a rowboat, enjoy a mix of nature and culture.
Atwell Wilson Motor Museum (14 miles)
Atwell Wilson Motor Museum
A small friendly museum with an impressive collection of classic cars and motor memorabilia from a Green Goddess fire engine all the way through to vintage pushbikes with everything in between!
The Funky Teapot (14 miles)
The Funky Teapot
Paint your own Pottery Studio and Decopatch Decorating Workshops, Decopatch Craft Studio and Supplies. With our expert guidance Children and Adults will be able create perfect gifts every time.
Athelstan Museum (15 miles)
A small local museum covering the fascinating history of this ancient town, with lots of interesting artefacts on display, including a Roman coffin! Interactive activities for the kids, and friendly volunteers to answer any questions. Free to visit.
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. Skymaze coming soon, too!
Darcy Bear (15 miles)
Multi level adventure play zone with loads of features with separate age zones for under 5s and under 12s. They also offer a variety of themed parties for kids, including Laser Storm which can also be done Pay and Play.
Bowood House & Gardens (15 miles)
Bowood House & Gardens
Bowood is the perfect place for a family visit - with something for everyone. There's an adrenalin fuelled adventure playground, educational petting farm, historic house and acres of beautiful gardens. There's lots of great catering options and loads for free parking
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.
Crofton Beam Engines (16 miles)
Crofton Beam Engines
Visit the oldest working steam engines in the world that are still performing the job they were built to do! Especially good on a steam day.
M4 Karting (16 miles)
An awesome indoor Karting and Mini Moto centre for ages 7 and up. Arrive and Drive sessions, plus Birthday party packages. Specialised kart for 7 to 13 year olds. An exciting and challenging track, that gives a thrilling race experience.
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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