Bumble Bees (1 miles)
is a 2 storey indoor soft play centre for the under 7s based in Coalville. Bumble Bee’s is a real hive of activity with slides, ball pits and tunnels for kids to have fun and explore. We’ve a cafe bar, free parking and baby changing.
Barneys Indoor Play Centre (1 miles)
Barneys Indoor Play Centre
With a simple 2 level play structure offering 2000 sq ft of play space this is small but perfectly formed with enough to keep under 6s exercised and entertained.
Heath Manor House (2 miles)
Heath Manor House
Step back in time and experience how people really lived in Medieval, Tudor and Stuart times in this preserved manor house, which dates back to 1280. A lovely manor house surrounded by period gardens and woodland.
Noahs Ark (3 miles)
Animal themed indoor play centre with a decent size main frame and good toddler area. Bonus activities include biscuit decorating, crafts and baby sensory class.
Ashby de la Zouch Castle (4 miles)
Ashby de la Zouch
Ashby de la Zouch Castle
A Royalist stronghold during the Civil War, the castle finally fell to Parliament in 1646, and was then made unusable. An underground passage from the kitchen to the tower can still be explored today.
Paint a Pot Craft Studio (5 miles)
Ashby de la Zouch
Ashby de la Zouch Museum (5 miles)
Ashby de la Zouch
Ashby de la Zouch Museum
Local history museum with special events for families and children. Open all the year round with interesting exhibitions, models and children's activity sheets. Specially designed hands-on activities available including a new audio feature to the cartoon timeline!
Hood Park Outdoor Pool (5 miles)
Ashby de la Zouch
Oak Farm Park (6 miles)
Oak Farm Park
Friendly farm animals; indoor play including bouncy castle and trampolines; outdoor play including more trampolines, slide mountain, pedal karts and sandpit.
Staunton Harold Reservoir (6 miles)
Staunton Harold Reservoir
A wildlife habitat offering many outdoor and leisure activities, such as a couple of good adventure playgrounds, fishing, bird watching, sailing and cycling, plus Visitor Centre, Ranger’s Office, toilets, and seasonal refreshment kiosk. Open all year and free to visit.
The Donnington Grand Prix Collection (6 miles)
The Donnington Grand Prix Collection
Visit the largest showcase of Grand Prix racing cars in the world, with over 130 exhibits. Trophy room, Motorbikes, plus the largest collection of McLarens and Williams F1 cars on display outside of a factory.
Hicks Lodge National Forest Cycle Centre (6 miles)
Hicks Lodge National Forest Cycle Centre
16km (almost 10 miles) of exciting off road cycle trails, plus Forest Trails and a Gruffalo Trail for the kids between October and February. Play Area with scramble nets, climbing frames, balance courses and more.
Charnwood Museum (7 miles)
There are lots of interactive exhibits: you can dig through the layers of history and find out why archaeologists like old rubbish, peep under rocks, in cracks and crevices to find the hidden creatures or zoom-in on a centipede's head with the video microscope.
Battlefield Line Railway (7 miles)
Battlefield Line Railway
Running pleasing journeys between their 2 stations alongside Ashby Canal, with the HQ at Shackerston boasting loco shed and main rolling stock plus their Victorian Tea Room and Souvenir Shop. There's also a museum within a short walk. Lovely!
Creations (7 miles)
is an Art Studio Cafe. Children (and adults) can do pottery painting, clay modelling, decopatching, sgrafitto, make a bear, fabric paint, felt making amongst other art activities.
Great Central Railway (7 miles)
Great Central Railway
the place to meet Peppa and George, Villains and Superheroes, characters from Frozen, be scared at Halloween and be awestruck on Bonfire Night. Want to meet Santa? He’s on the trains in up to Christmas with presents for you!
The Climbing Station (7 miles)
The Climbing Station
800sqm of world-class bouldering facility with friendly, supportive staff offering kids' club and advanced technique classes for over 7s.
Jungle Madness (7 miles)
Let the children enjoy themselves in the soft play area, which includes a 3 storey climbing structure with astra slide, ball pit, spiders catch, sky glide and much more.
Bradgate Park (7 miles)
830 acres of enclosed Deer Park that is over 800 years old! Full of dramatic rocky outcrops and and woodland to explore. Visitor centre, 18th century folly, plus the ruins of Bradgate house to discover.
Conkers (8 miles)
Adventures in the forest. Explore over 120 acres including the 13 piece assault course, adventure play area, barefoot walk and train linking the Discovery and Waterside Centres. Indoors discover the Enchanted Forest Adventure Play Zone, over 100 interactive exhibits, cafes and gift shop.
Tropical Birdland (8 miles)
Come and see hundreds of beautiful and exotic birds. Wander around their walk through aviary. There is a new adventure playground, also several way marked trails around the 6 acres of woodland, plus explore the koi pond and water gardens.
Bosworth Water Trust (8 miles)
Bosworth Water Trust
Experience the seaside inland on the golden sands of our man-made beach. It’s the ideal place to relax, go paddling or build sandcastles. Looking for adventure? Let the kids go wild in our pirate adventure playground or hire some boating equipment and take them out on the water.
Swadlincote Ski and Snowboard Centre (8 miles)
Swadlincote Ski and Snowboard Centre
A large leisure facility and dry ski slope providing Skiing, Snowboarding, Toboggan and Sno-Tubing with a fully licensed bar and restaurant. Kids must be over 4 to take part in activities.
Stonehurst Family Farm and Museum (9 miles)
Stonehurst Family Farm and Museum
A proper working family farm that is friendly and fun. Friendly animals to meet and feed, fresh eggs to collect and baby animals to hold. Tractor rides, pony rides, nature trail, 2 playgrounds and a motor museum to enjoy.
Twycross Zoo (9 miles)
Set in 80 acres of parkland and known worldwide for its apes and monkeys this conservation centre breeds endangered species and many more to observe. Make sure you see the Penguins at feeding time and check out the Lemur Walk-through enclosure, the Amur leopard exhibit, Sri Lankan elephant walkway, Himalayan...
Wacky Warehouse - Plank & Leggit (9 miles)
Wacky Warehouse - Plank & Leggit
Children up to 4ft 9ins tall are welcome to run themselves ragged on the bright and modern play equipment, perfect for the ankle biters to grab some fun exercise! Safe area set aside for babies and toddlers.
Leicester Leys Leisure Centre (10 miles)
Leicester Leys Leisure Centre
Facilities include a fun leisure pool with wave machine, two exciting flume rides, children's interactive activity pool plus a dedicated toddler and baby pool.
Bosworth Battlefield (10 miles)
Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre and Country Park is a unique day out for all the family. Relive this famous turning point in British history, the death of a King and the birth of the all powerful Tudor dynasty.
Manor Farm and Woodlands (10 miles)
Manor Farm and Woodlands
An animal sanctuary with ponies, donkeys, goats and over 40 owls. Numerous other animals to meet such as rabbits, guinea pigs, llamas, chickens, ducks, and geese. Indoor and outdoor play areas, and a Nature Trail to follow.
Gorse Hill City Farm (10 miles)
Gorse Hill City Farm
Situated on a 20 acre site on the outskirts of Leicester City Centre we are a registered charity, a working farm and community project dedicated to the welfare of our animals and to providing a fun and educational experiences for all.
F1 Karting East Midlands (11 miles)
F1 Karting East Midlands
8+ only. Karting race events, training and parties. Race up to 40mph in their 200cc biz karts. Their track is 400m long with 100m main straight.
Elvaston Castle (11 miles)
The first county park in England, this has been gently entertaining and thoroughly inspiring young families for forty years. Interesting walks and gorgeous architecture, an interesting half day's worth.
Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre (11 miles)
Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre
runs a Holiday Scheme which coincides with all the School Holidays, so when the children are off School you can count on us providing day care with a difference. Available for anyone aged between 5 (must be in year 1) and 16 years old.
Laserforce (11 miles)
An exciting, participation fantasy game allowing players to be the space hero that they have always wanted to be, in a safe environment.
Wacky Warehouse at the Bees Knees (11 miles)
Abbey Park (11 miles)
Beautiful river-split park with miniature railway, pets' corner and a large play area suitable for children of all ages, plus formal gardens, historic ruins and loads of room for traditional games. Where's that frisbee?
National Space Centre (11 miles)
National Space Centre
The award winning National Space Centre is home to the UK's largest 360 degree planetarium, the National Space Centre is a hands-on, interactive journey through six stunning galleries, Rocket Tower, and S.I.M ride that offers an experience that is out of this world.
AMF Hollywood Bowl Leicester (11 miles)
AMF Hollywood Bowl Leicester
Play tenpin bowling, enjoy the gaming and redemption arcade, catch up on team events in the sports bar and get your munch on in Harry's Kitchen. Sounds like a day to us!
Beehive Farm Woodland Lakes (11 miles)
Beehive Farm Woodland Lakes
In this most southerly part of rural Derbyshire, Beehive Farm Woodland Lakes offers visitors lots of fun ways to enjoy a very special corner of the New National Forest . They have over 66 acres of emerging young woodland to explore with thriving wildlife, fishing lakes and a family-friendly animal farm.
360 Play (11 miles)
Explore our huge indoor play centre, navigate the adventure play frame, drive the dodgems and ride the carousel. Visit 360 Street with Twizzles Garage, boutique and Luigis Pizza Parlour. Let your child be artistic, messy and mucky without it mattering. All included in one price, stay all day, with free easy...
Meridian Leisure Park (11 miles)
Meridian Leisure Park
Nine screen state-of-the-art Vue cinema. Also offers four family friendly restaurants, tenpin bowling, gym and indoor play.
The Jungle Club (12 miles)
The Jungle Club
3 floor spread of crazy soft play welcoming 4 to 12s with dedicated under 3s area and daily face painting! Fun, exercise and giggles for all!
Wacky Warehouse - Hobby Horse (12 miles)
Wacky Warehouse - Hobby Horse
has a purpose built indoor play structure which leaves children to run themselves ragged for a couple of hours, leaving the adults free to collapse on the sofas.
Jewry Wall Museum (12 miles)
Jewry Wall Museum
A fascinating free museum where you can discover one of Leicester’s most famous landmarks, plus see a number of artefacts, including a Roman helmet, mosaics, ancient stone tools and more. There is something to interest the whole family.
Rosliston Forestry Centre (12 miles)
Rosliston Forestry Centre
Discover a woodland wonderland full of natural wildlife. From quiet walks to action packed family fun with laser tag and adventure play, uncover nature at its best. Free to visit, charges for some activities.
Tenpin Derby (12 miles)
is a bowling centre located in the Foresters Leisure Park near Osmaston Park. 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!
Sector 7 Laser (12 miles)
Sector 7 Laser
Pleasingly plot driven combat gaming, with zero contact and infra red guns, housed in a large and atmospheric arena boasting 4D effects of all kinds and a whole lot of aliens to zap!
King Richard III Discovery Centre (12 miles)
King Richard III Discovery Centre
Discover the fascinating and moving story of King Richard III through storytelling and modern technology. See where he was buried, and how his remains were discovered in 2012.
Megazone Leicester (12 miles)
Immersive laser tag arena with atmospheric effects plus fast shooting Challenge Zone target challenge and The Raid: a new individual activity comprising a one man mission and a laser maze!
Curious About Leicester (12 miles)
Curious About Leicester
is a new way to explore and be surprised by Leicester. Keep the family intrigued with two treasure hunt style walks of discovery. Read stories, match pictures, and answer clues about this fascinating city. Buy or instantly download the booklet then explore in your own time.
Thanks for all the great things to do in Whitwick 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 Leicestershire can enjoy the great day out as well.
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