Odeon Telford (< 1 mile)
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 (< 1 mile)
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 (< 1 mile)
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 (< 1 mile)
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 Steam Railway (2 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.
Wacky Warehouse - Bridge Builder (2 miles)
Lazerland (2 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 (2 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 (2 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!
Playpit Pirate Adventure (2 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.
Telford Snowboard and Ski Centre (3 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.
Ironbridge Gorge Museums (3 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.
Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom (4 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.
Enginuity (4 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!
Royal Air Force Museum Cosford (6 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.
Piggs Playbarn (6 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.
Weston Park (7 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.
The Edge Adventure Activities (7 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.
Millie Meerkats Playbarn (10 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!
Majestic Cinema (10 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 (10 miles)
Bridgnorth Cliff Railway
This remarkable funicular railway is the oldest and steepest inland electric cliff railway in the country.
Codsall Hive Craft and Ceramic Studio (11 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.
Jungle Boogie (11 miles)
A great soft play centre that is ideal for younger children. An exciting jungle themed play frame, with plenty to keep kids of all ages amused, from newborns to 10 year olds.
The Two Henrys Playzone (12 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.
AMF Shrewsbury (12 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!
Battlefield Falconry Centre (12 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.
Quasar Shrewsbury (12 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!
The Shrewsbury Mystery Treasure Trail (13 miles)
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 (13 miles)
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.
Woodseaves Miniature Railway (13 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.
Wacky Warehouse - Rock Hotel (13 miles)
Wacky Warehouse - Rock Hotel
Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant.
Supercamps (13 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!
The Adventure Rope Course (14 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.
Wolf Mountain (14 miles)
Progressive climbing 'cub course' starts at age 8: the courses focus on safety, competence, equipment, basic indoor climbing skills, centre etiquette and above all having fun!
Rodbaston Visitor Centre Animal Zone (14 miles)
Rodbaston Visitor Centre Animal Zone
Our Animal Zone houses a varied collection of animals and birds from around the world. See our own Meerkat family and count their babies, watch our Red Lemurs playing outside in their enclosure and see our Wallabies, Raccoon Dogs and all the other animals, which bring animals of the world into one place.
Fuzzy Eds Funhouse (14 miles)
Fuzzy Eds Funhouse
Indoor play area with loads of slides and fun features plus dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant.
Hawkstone Park Follies (15 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
Wolves Museum (15 miles)
A modern, interactive museum that offers a fun packed football experience for all the family. Take a penalty against a legendary keeper, or have a go in goal yourself. You don’t have to be a Wolves fan to enjoy it!
Northycote Farm and Country Park (15 miles)
Northycote Farm and Country Park
A tudor farm, steeped in history, surrounded by a lovely park that is full of informal walks with plenty of wildlife to enjoy. Farm animals to meet include sheep, pigs, and cattle. Free to visit. A charge for some events.
Stafford Castle (15 miles)
The interior is designed to encourage a 'hands-on' approach to history; the emphasis is most definitely on information with fun.
Gentleshaw Wildlife Centre (15 miles)
Gentleshaw Wildlife Centre
is a small sanctuary for unwanted and mistreated exotic animals and birds of prey. Home to a wide variety of creatures including, Owls, Hawks, Snakes, Monkeys, Raccoons, Wild cats, Lizards,Fruit bats, Falcons, Terrapins and also new activity packs for kids!
Wacky Warehouse - Catch Corner (16 miles)
Severn Centre (16 miles)
is a community centre that offers indoor and outdoor facilities for children. Outdoor heated swimming pool, outdoor playpark, indoor sports hall, clubs in school holidays, library and cafe.
Baggeridge Country Park (16 miles)
Baggeridge Country Park
A lovely park that is free to visit and contains a huge variety of vegetation and wildlife. Activities available include an aerial ropes course and a miniature railway. Several park trails to walk or cycle, and a great children’s play park too!
Baggeridge Minature Railway (16 miles)
Baggeridge Minature Railway
A charming miniature gauge railway runs through the lovely park, with supporting acts including adventure playground, mountain biking, nature trails, fishing, horse riding and orienteering!
AMF Hollywood Bowl Bentley Bridge (16 miles)
AMF Hollywood Bowl Bentley Bridge
Kids can use the ramps and bumpers to knock their game up a notch, so wear your lucky socks to stand a chance! Plus exciting video, skill and redemption gaming, and cafe diner.
Wolverhampton Swimming Centre (16 miles)
Wolverhampton Swimming Centre
Swimming and fitness centre offering leisure waters with parasol, air geyser, lagoon burst and bubble area, 2 water slides, lazy river, and a wave machine! Parties catered for, plus there’s a soft play facility.
Wacky Warehouse - Gingerbread Man (16 miles)
Himley Hall and Park (16 miles)
Himley Hall and Park
An imposing 18th century building set in 180 acres of grounds that were landscaped by ‘Capability’ Brown. Hall open for events and exhibitions during spring and summer. The parkland is open throughout the year and free to visit.
Rays Farm Country Matters (16 miles)
Rays Farm Country Matters
A great place to bring the kids to meet, pet, and feed a variety of lovely farmyard friends. Build dens, spot sculptures in the Fairytale Forest, and conquer the outdoor log play! Indoor soft play for the little ones too.
Thanks for all the great things to do in Telford 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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