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The Lacock Spy Mission Treasure Trail (3 miles)
The Lacock Spy Mission Treasure Trail
Calling all secret agents: can you solve the clues and complete the spy mission on this self-guided Treasure Trail around Lacock for all the family?
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)
Boomerang Play Centre
This place is well named because with huge quantities of indoor and outdoor play equipment for both big and little kids, a cool laser tag arena, dedicated special needs sessions and bouncy castles everywhere you turn, you'll be returning again and again!
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)
Trowbridge Sports Centre
Swimming facilities and diving pool, depth 4m, with 1m and 3m springboards and a 5m platform; family fun sessions with floats and inflatables, rookie lifeguard class and water aerobics. Yay!
Bowood House & Gardens (6 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
Drive Tech Ltd (7 miles)
Drive Tech Ltd
Kids Karting in Wiltshire for children aged 10 to 15 years old (min 4'8", 142cm in height). Here young drivers can learn top class racing skills, under the professional supervision of their marshals and experienced instructors. Parties catered for too.
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...
The Holbourne Museum (8 miles)
The Holbourne Museum
A charming and extensive collection from a Baronet's travels, but great for families of all ages as it also features loads of fun workshops, hands on activities and an animal trail!
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.
Bath Abbey Vaults Museum (8 miles)
Bath Abbey Vaults Museum
A magnificent Abbey with hundreds of years of history to discover, plus some amazing architectural features to marvel at, including lovely stained glass windows, and a fantastic vaulted ceiling. Tower tours also available, with spectacular views from the top!
Curious About Bath Spa (8 miles)
Curious About Bath Spa
offers a different way for families to explore Bath. Spot things you’ve never noticed before, answer clues and match pictures, whilst reading stories about this stunning Spa city. Buy or instantly download 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.
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)
Discover a world class collection of historical and modern fashion, from the 17th century to present day, with over 165 dressed figures to see! Activity backpacks and trolley available, plus free Welcome Tours, and audio guides.
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. Modern seating and features in a 1930s atmosphere!
The Jane Austen Centre (8 miles)
The Jane Austen Centre
Learn more about the famous Jane Austen at this permanent exhibition. Visit the delightful Regency Tea Rooms with serving staff wearing period costume, see a waxwork of Austen, and even try on Regency clothing!
Victoria Falls Adventure Golf (8 miles)
Atwell Wilson Motor Museum (8 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!
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 with kids.
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.
Drews Pond Wood Local Nature Reserve (9 miles)
Drews Pond Wood Local Nature Reserve
A beautiful area of woodland, full of loads of flowers, plus plenty of ducks and geese to feed. Circuit of paths to follow, picnic area, plus a number of interesting habitats to explore with the kids.
M4 Karting (9 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.
Rampnation Indoor Skatepark (9 miles)
Rampnation Indoor Skatepark
An indoor skatepark for scooters, inline skates, skateboards and BMX, suitable for everyone from absolute beginners, to advanced riders. Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult, who can specatate for free, or join in the skating!
Brokerswood Country Park (9 miles)
Brokerswood Country Park
A great place for a day out or a family camping trip within 80 acres of ancient woodland. Education centre, adventure playgrounds, woodland walk trail and a narrow gauge railway. Picnic and barbeque areas, plus a 5 acre lake.
Coral Cove Party and Adventure Centre (9 miles)
Bath City Farm (9 miles)
Bath City Farm
Family friendly city farm with loads of animals to meet and plenty to see and do. Play space for toddlers, seasonal kiosk, Nature Trail, an outdoor performance space, plus a Farm Shop.
Splodges (10 miles)
offers a multi level adventure play frame plus loads of different staff led activities and a particularly special selection of birthday parties!
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.
Wessex Carriage Driving (10 miles)
Wessex Carriage Driving
Horse drawn carriage rides with routes that can meander along country lanes, across Salisbury Plan, or even Devizes Town. Ride can be tailored to your wishes. Can take up to 6 people. Available throughout the year.
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!
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.
Strawberry Line Miniature Railway (13 miles)
Strawberry Line Miniature Railway
5 inch gauge railway attraction includes a Tunnel, Motive Power Depot, Carriage Sheds, Turntable and Automatic Signalling System. Located in Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park. Open from April to the beginning of November.
Avon Valley Adventure Wildlife Park (13 miles)
Avon Valley Adventure Wildlife Park
is an adventure and wildlife park focussing on British breeds and wildlife. With indoor and outdoor play areas, animal handling sessions, pony grooming, animal feeding, interaction and education talks and walks throughout the day.
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)
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.
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.
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
is 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)
Kingswood Heritage Museum (13 miles)
Kingswood Heritage Museum
An exciting museum inside the 18th Century brass mill at Warmley, with its massive icehouse, and windmill tower. Lovely gardens nearby, with grottoes, pond, elm walk, lake, huge statue of Neptune, and more!
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
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! The do kid’s parties too.
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.
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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