Kids Go Free Near Me

mother and child looking over into the city

With the summer holidays in full swing, keeping the kids occupied is a tricky thing and…expensive. Which is why we’ve rounded up the best kids go free near me events and activities. So, you can enjoy more for less!

Kids Go Free in the North East

leeds bear hunt

Leeds Bear Hunt

Want to spend the day exploring the outside? A bear hunt is an ideal activity to enjoy a family day out!

This FREE public art trail will take place all over Leeds and the city centre this summer. You’ll find 35 giant bear sculptures all illustrated and decorated by international and local designers!

You’ll explore the city of Leeds and its open spaces. Tune into your observation skills and enjoy family fun in the best way – for FREE!

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All over Leeds

Opening Times

Until 1st September 2023

Pricing

FREE

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Kids Go Free in the North West

the gruffalo characters

Julia and Axel - Thirty Years of Favourite Stories at The Lowry

Come along and celebrate the author and illustrator of best-selling children’s booksThe Gruffalo, Zog, Room on the Broom and more!

In this family-friendly FREE exhibition, you’ll discover personal notebooks from Julia Donaldson that has her very first ideas, notes and creative thinking behind her books! Alongside the notes, you’ll find Axel’s illustrations from the first draft to the finished!

The kids can get stuck into some craft activities, like writing their own stories, drawing pictures, dressing up and playing lots of fun games!

This special event is definitely a fab choice for family days out if you have little creative minds.

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Pier 8,
The Quays,
Salford,
M50 3AZ

Opening Times

Tuesday to Friday 11:00 - 17:00
Saturday and Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Pricing

FREE

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Kids Go Free in the Midlands

kids having fun in the woods

The Barber Family Summer Festival, Birmingham

Encourage your little ones to connect with nature and play! Take a family visit to the Barber Institute of Fine Arts and enjoy free, drop in sessions in their outdoor area! Not only that but you can explore the building and galleries!

Use your creativity this summer and reimagine the space. From a building a scrap sculpture garden to textiles and creepy crawlies. There’s so much to do here!

An interactive attraction that will help your kids to think outside of the box.

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The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
University of Birmingham,
Birmingham
B15 2TS

Opening Times

1st - 11th August 2023

Pricing

FREE

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barbie roadshow

Barbie Roadshow, Tamworth

Hi Barbie! Anybody whose anybody knows how much Barbie has taken over the world in the last few months. Well, the kids can have their fun too, by heading to the Barbie Roadshow!

Head to Tamworth’s Symths Toys Superstore for everything Barbie! One child will even receive a FREE Barbie item! Not forgetting a photo opp that is pink, pretty and Barbie themed, you can even try out the latest Barbie products too!

It’s the place to make some unforgettable memories and hopefully take something home!

Shape Location Get directions

Unit F,
Phase 2 Ventura Retail Park
Ventura Park Road
Tamworth
B78 3JD

Opening Times

12th August 2023
10:00 - 16:00

Pricing

FREE

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Kids Go Free in the South East

hever castle heros and villains

Hever Castle & Gardens, Kent

During the summer, your kids under 4 can enjoy a Heroes and Villains School for free! Kids older than that will have to pay.

They can get stuck into hands-on activities and challenges that will test their thinking and physical skills. Discover secret signs, calls and test your skills in becoming the next hero! Can you defeat the villain? Fight it out in the last battle!

Not to mention the beautiful garden you can explore after!

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Hever Rd,
Hever,
Edenbridge,
TN8 7NG

Opening Times

22nd July - 3rd September 2023
Daily at 11:30, 12:30, 14:00, 15:00 and 16:00

Pricing

Adult £20.80
Child (5-17) £11.80
Child (0-4) free

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prospect playground

Prospect Place Playground at Battersea Power Station

One of the newest and coolest playgrounds has opened up in London! Enjoy movie nights under an archway, engage in hilarious fun with game bars and discover endless shops!

BUT that’s not all. This outdoor space is home to a bright and colourful playground! From climbing towers, rope bridges, swings and even curly slides!

It’s a FREE park that your little kids can play in and spend hours at!

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Circus Rd W,
Nine Elms,
London
SW11 8AL

Opening Times

Monday to Saturday 10:00 - 21:00
Sunday 12:00 - 18:00

Pricing

FREE

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Kids Go Free in the South West

kids getting crafty

A Splash of Colour at The Box, Plymouth

This summer, celebrate light and colour- rain or shine! Take part in FREE family activities and exhibitions every night from Tuesday – Thursday!

From super cool science activities, making and using paints to children’s yoga and mindfulness sessions!

Engage in Gelli plate making, wax portraits and create with paint from fruit and vegetables!

Think of all the creativity your kids will produce this summer! You can save it for their own personal art collection!

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Tavistock Pl,
Plymouth
PL4 8AX

Opening Times

1st - 31st August 2023
Tuesday to Thursday - 10:30-12:30 and 13:30 - 15:30

Pricing

FREE

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pirates arts and crafts

A Pirate's Life For Me at National Maritime Museum in Cornwall

Experience a jam-packed summer full of pirate fun!

From an interactive pirate theatre show, where you can decide the story to arts and crafts with their Make & Take sessions! Not forgetting their fabulous museum trail too!

You vote who the Captain of the ship will be, who loots riches, whether the riches are gold or turnips! You decide!

Then it’s time for the kids to get a bit messy! With tissue paper, feathers, glitter, sequins and whatever else they can get their hands on! They can choose to make pirate hats, telescopes, parrots, cutlasses and beards!!

Super fun, enjoyable and not to mention FREE for kids under 5!

After all that, it’s time to get your explorer hat on and find the six naughty seagulls that have stolen the pirate’s supplies! Can you find them all? There’s some loot at the end of it for you!

If you pay once for the year, you’ll get FREE admission.

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Cornwall Trust
Discovery Quay
Falmouth
Cornwall
TR11 3QY

Opening Times

24th July – 3rd September
11:00, 12:15, 14:00 & 15:15

Pricing

Adults £16.90
Child (5-18) £8.50
Child (under 5) FREE

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Kids Go Free in Wales

the white rabbit

Follow the Rabbit Trail in Llandudno

During the summer months, why not explore the Victorian seaside that inspired Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland?

Across the town, you’ll find iconic characters from the book that commemorated Lewis Carroll’s centenary.

From the Hearts Quarter into Madoc Street! You’ll find the White Rabbit, Mad Hatter and even the Ace of Clubs!

Can you find them all? It’s the perfect outdoor activity that has you discovering beautiful spots in this Welsh town and exploring an adventure trail based on Alice in Wonderland!

Shape Location

Across Llandudno

Pricing

FREE

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This summer, if you’re searching for attractions and events where ‘kids go free near me’, then you’ll find a little help from us!

If you are looking for more inspiration and FREE things to do, check out our other blogs! We hope you’ve found the perfect location for your family, may the adventure continue! Try reading Free Fun Family Days Out, Things To Do With Teenagers, Fun Things To Do Near Me, Days Out Membership, Outings for Stroppy Teens or Free Things To Do In London!

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