Lacock Spy Mission Treasure Trail (3 miles)
Lacock Spy Mission Treasure Trail
The fun way to explore the unspoilt medieval village of Lacock! Set in delightful Cotswold countryside, this self-guided walking Trail and puzzle is just one of over 25 brilliant family Trails in Wiltshire. Simply follow the Trail, solve the clues and see the sights!
Woodland Adventurers (3 miles)
is an outdoor activity centre for children and families offering woodland birthday parties, holiday clubs, day camps, home education, parent and toddler groups, school visits. Activities include farm animals, bushcraft, survival, games, hiking, playing, camp fires, den building.
Boomerang Play Centre (3 miles)
Chippenham Museum and Heritage Centre (5 miles)
Chippenham Museum and Heritage Centre
is a local community museum. Explore the past with Alfred the Great or Mr Brunel. Try dressing up as a Saxon peasant or a Victorian child. For under 5’s try Messy Monday or Noisy Friday. Everyone is welcome in our children’s holiday workshops.
Trowbridge Museum (6 miles)
You will discover the story of Trowbridge from its early days as a Saxon settlement. The town's position as the Manchester of the West and beyond. Itâs here that you will find out about the textile industry, the lives of everyday folk and its famous residents such as Isaac Pitman and George Crabbe.
The American Museum in Britain (6 miles)
The American Museum in Britain
Museum of Americana unique outside the USA where you will find events during school holidays plus a kids trail, dressing up and exhibition spaces with touch screen interaction too.
Trowbridge Sports Centre (6 miles)
Drive Tech Ltd (6 miles)
Drive Tech Ltd
- offer Kids Karting in Wiltshire for anyone aged 10-15 years old (min 4'8" in height). Here young drivers can learn top-class racing skills, under the professional supervision of their marshals and experienced instructors.
Bowood House & Gardens (6 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.
Hope Nature Centre (7 miles)
Hope Nature Centre
A lovely animal centre with lots of animals to see and wonderful walks. Visit the squirrel's tea room too.
Farleigh Hungerford Castle (7 miles)
Farleigh Hungerford Castle
Partially ruined fortified mansion and gardens to explore with a variety of family friendly events and activities.
Bath Boating Station (7 miles)
Bath Boating Station
Rowing, punting and canoeing on the delightful River Avon. Keep an eye out for kingfishers and otters! And don't forget there are options to share the rowing so start beefing up the kids!
Prior Park Landscape Gardens (7 miles)
Prior Park Landscape Gardens
One of only four Palladian bridges of this design in the world can be crossed at Prior Park, which was created in the 18th century. A beautiful afternoon can be spent here especially if you've got your walking shoes on! One of many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in...
Bath Sports and Leisure Centre (8 miles)
Bath Sports and Leisure Centre
25m main pool and free form leisure pool with iant water slide, flume, features and spa pool plus Zany Zone indoor playground with three floors of fun including log ramps, ball pits, cargo nets, tunnels and slides.
Curious About Bath Spa (8 miles)
Curious About Bath Spa
is a unique experience: two treasure hunt style walks of discovery to keep the whole family intrigued and amused. Keep the kids happy answering clues and matching pictures, whilst reading stories about this stunning Spa city. Buy the booklet from our website and explore in your own time.
Bath Postal Museum (8 miles)
Bath Postal Museum
Follow the history of the British Postal System and communication in this tiny but great museum for all ages, with a mixture of video recordings, interactive displays and other exhibits.
Bath Abbey Vaults Museum (8 miles)
Roman Baths and Museum (8 miles)
Roman Baths and Museum
See the water's source and walk where Romans walked on the ancient stone pavements. Excellent children's audioguide tour with some exhibitions.
Fashion Museum (8 miles)
A World-class collection of contemporary and historical dress.
The Little Theatre Cinema (8 miles)
The Little Theatre Cinema
A quaint little picture house showing the best in mainstream, arthouse, foreign and independent film.
The Jane Austen Centre (8 miles)
The Jane Austen Centre
Learn more about the famous Jane Austen, visit the delightful Regency Tea Rooms and even make your own Regency Dress!
Victoria Falls Adventure Golf (8 miles)
Atwell Wilson Motor Museum (8 miles)
Royal Victoria Park (8 miles)
Royal Victoria Park
This park boasts a surprising number of child friendly features from the extensive play equipment to the skateboard park, and it's all lovely and free! One of many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Bath
Jesters Adventure Play (9 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.
Wiltshire Heritage Museum (9 miles)
Wiltshire Heritage Museum
Has an international reputation and attracts visitors from all over the world. There are great activities for Children as you walk around the museum which includes dressing up boxes, brass rubbing, and puzzles, find the face walk round game, re-build Stonehenge and much more.
Rampnation Indoor Skatepark (9 miles)
Rampnation Indoor Skatepark
An indoor skatepark for scooters, inline skates, skateboards and BMX, for absolute beginners to advanced riders.
Coral Cove Party and Adventure Centre (9 miles)
Bath City Farm (9 miles)
Bath City Farm
A great place to visit with the family, wander around the farm and see the animals, enjoy a picnic in the picturesque picnic area and participate in a the array of events that occur throughout the year.
Dyrham Park (10 miles)
A late 17th century mansion, garden and deer park. A large estate full of great places to walk with the kids.
Kids Combat Adventures (11 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.
Strawberry Line Miniature Railway (12 miles)
The Warminster Saddle Club (13 miles)
The Warminster Saddle Club
BHS approved offering lessons and children's holiday courses, plus seasonal specials include show jumping, dressage, the annual summer show and horse trials.
Avon Valley Adventure Wildlife Park (13 miles)
Avon Valley Adventure Wildlife Park
Families will enjoy a mix of adventure fun and animal interaction all set in the lovely river based country side. Where endless adventures makes a great day out.
Avon Valley Railway (13 miles)
Avon Valley Railway
This attraction takes young and old back to the trains of yesteryear. Your train will be pulled by a restored steam engine and you can enjoy food and drink in a restored carriage. Not forgetting special trips aboard Thomas the Tank Engine and Santa Steam Specials during the year.
Funways (13 miles)
Children’s activity centre and soft play in Warminster lots of attractions: 3 separate soft play areas; pool and table tennis room; Playstation move and computers. Activities for your amusement include
youth club, monthly disco nights,
bingo, classes with creche.
Athelstan Museum (13 miles)
Junction 21 Kids Play Centre (13 miles)
Junction 21 Kids Play Centre
Slides, ball pools, ropes, swings, nets, you name it and the kids can have fun with it; adventure play structures for big kids and small.
Kingswood Heritage Museum (13 miles)
Kingswood Heritage Museum
An exciting museum inside the 18th Century brass mill at Warmley, with its icehouse and windmill tower - and the gardens nearby, with grottoes, echo pond and huge statue of Neptune.
Uglybugs Softplay (13 miles)
Bright and colourful adventure softplay for the under 5s, with fun features and age appropriate challenges in a safe and comfortable environment.
Go Bananas Soft Play Centre (13 miles)
Go Bananas Soft Play Centre
- has been rated the best indoor play centre in the area - It's clean, friendly and above all fun. There are separate play areas for under 3s as well as an exciting over 3s area with a ball pond, slides, bridges, rope swings, ball showers, mirrors and climbing tubes.
Writhlington Sports and Leisure Centre (13 miles)
Flying Saucers Pottery Painting Cafe (14 miles)
Flying Saucers Pottery Painting Cafe
is a pottery painting cafe. Simply pick your own pottery from our wide range of ready made pieces and paint and decorate it with your own design or pattern. There’s over 100 items to choose from, such as plates, mugs, moneyboxes, teapots or even a dinosaur or fairy!
Little Urchins Softplay (14 miles)
Little Urchins Softplay
is a Pirate themed indoor adventure play facility boasting three separate soft play areas for different age ranges and their huge pirate ship is the highlight of the show!
Pewsey Vale Riding Centre (14 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.
Radstock Museum (14 miles)
Museum dedicated to the history and heritage of coal mining in the area with loads of family friendly things to do and see and interactive hands-on exhibitions.
Hop Skip and Jump (14 miles)
Hop Skip and Jump
A special play and support centre for children with special needs and their families.
Jaqs Leisure (14 miles)
Soft play centre with separate areas to cater from babies to 4yrs and a 50sqm, purpose built play structure for children between 5 and 12yrs.
Farmtastic Animal Farm (14 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.
Silbury Hill (14 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.
Thanks for all the great things to do in Whitley 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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