20 Best Things To Do In Shirland Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Shirland

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 1078 fun things to do in Shirland for you and the family to discover, including indoor and soft play areas, museums and art galleries and tourist attractions. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 818 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Shirland day out for your family is easy – simply explore the links below or use the filters at the top of the page to plan your next adventure.

Want to know what to do with the nature lovers in your family? Walk on the wild side and visit our Animals listings for zoos, safari parks and wildlife parks. Or are you looking for nearby places to visit in Shirland with a culture vulture? We've picked the best children's museums, discovery centres and historic locations in the Sightseeing section.

If you're after a big day out during the school holidays, we can tell you where the nearest theme park, water park or ski slope is. For quieter days near home in term time, we can help you find the best soft play, leisure centre or pottery cafe.

For teachers planning the next class trip, many places are educational and suitable for all ages, from babies and toddlers to teens. Never be stuck for what to do with the kids again!

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Crich Tramway Village

Crich Tramway Village4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(3)

  • Crich
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Go back in time with Crich Tramway Village in Derbyshire and take a ride on a vintage tram, running alongside a period street, and climbing up a mile...

Some of the bowling lanes at The Genesis Family Entertainment Centre

The Genesis Family Entertainment Centre

  • Alfreton
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

The Genesis Family Entertainment Centre is a great place for families, as well as an awesome AMF Tenpin Bowling facilities and a Zorb Football Zone,...

Ladybird painting on wall at The Hub at Gladstone in Clay Cross

The Hub at Gladstone

  • Clay Cross
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The Hub at Gladstone is a historic community centre where you and your little bean can chill out with storytelling, baby massages and tasty treats fr...

Indoor soft play frame at Chuckles Play Centre in Chesterfield

Chuckles Play Centre5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Chesterfield
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Chuckles Play Centre is an indoor play centre with bouncy castles and ride-ons for kids aged under 12 years and with a enclosed area for toddlers und...

Fun Factory - Castlewood Brewers Fayre

  • Alfreton
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The Fun Factory - Castlewood Brewers Fayre is a typical pub and play gym combo attached to The Castlewood Brewers Fayre family friendly licensed rest...

Indoor soft play frame at Tree Tops Activity Centre in Riddings

Tree Tops Activity Centre

  • Riddings
  • Indoor
  • Activity Centres

Tree Tops Activity Centre offers a multi level treehouse themed adventure soft play with all the bright and clean fun features you'd expect to entert...

Steam train at Midland Railway Centre in Ripley

Midland Railway-Butterley

  • Ripley
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Whether you intend your visit to be an hour or two or you wish to stay for a full day, here at the Midland Railway Butterley, there are plenty of thi...

Boy on interactive displays at West Shed Museum in Ripley

West Shed Museum

  • Ripley
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Visit the West Shed Museum: home to historic steam locomotives. Train enthusiasts will have plenty to get excited about, with films and hands on acti...

Indoor track at The Kurburgring in Huthwaite

The Kurburgring

  • Huthwaite
  • Indoor
  • Go Karting and Driving

The Kurburgring offer a unique racing experience where there aim is to emulate a pine forest outdoor raceway indoors for year round karting joy! Juni...

Indoor skate arena at The Asylum Skatepark in Huthwaite

The Asylum Skatepark

  • Huthwaite
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Welcome to Asylum Skatepark! We're a family owned park with a 14,000sq-ft area dedicated to extreme sports (MTB, BMX, inline, skateboard and scooter)...

Wheelchair basketball players at Lea Green Centre in Matlock

Lea Green Centre

  • Matlock
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Lea Green Centre is a magical place for children! Set in the heart of Derbyshire countryside it comprises a mansion house that resembles Hogwarts, 25...

Grounds of Steeple Grange Light Railway in Wirksworth

Steeple Grange Light Railway

  • Wirksworth
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Established back in sunny 1985, the Steeple Grange Light Railway is a charming 18 inch gauge railway line built on a branch trackbed of the old Cromf...

Family playing dress up at Hardwick Hall

Hardwick Hall

  • Chesterfield
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • National Parks

Head over to Hardwick Hall and explore the beautiful house from the 1500s, before stretching your legs and discovering the outside grounds. Take a ge...

Balloon models at Planet Happy in Ripley

Planet Happy

  • Ripley
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Planet Happy is a fantastic place to take the kids to play, with friendly staff, clean and bright play facilities, and a café serving refreshments. T...

Lammas Leisure Centre & Ice Rink

Lammas Leisure Centre & Ice Rink

  • Sutton in Ashfield
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Up for an icy family adventure? Lammas Leisure Centre & Ice Rink welcomes skaters of all ages, so even your tots can join in. Feeling in a party...

Entrance at Deception Escape Rooms in Matlock

Deception Escape Rooms

  • Matlock
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Looking for a new and exciting experience for the whole family? If your kids are over 11, Deception Escape Rooms in Matlock is just the thing you nee...

Family petting horse at Chatsworth House & Farmyard in Bakewell

Chatsworth House & Farmyard5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(6)

  • Bakewell
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Chatsworth House and Farmyard is home to the Duke of Devonshire, as well as all sorts of unexpected treats like zip wires, face painting and Princess...

Family on Treasure Hunt Trail

Cromford Treasure Hunt Trail

  • Cromford
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Ahoy there! Fancy joining a hunt for buried loot? The Cromford Treasure Hunt Trail has one all wrapped up with historic spots and a World Heritage Si...

Ashbourne Recreation Ground

  • Ashbourne
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Ashbourne Recreation Ground is a great place to go, whether you fancy an active day, a peaceful one, or both! It is open all year and is free to visi...

Peak District Lead Mining Museum on Curious About The Matlocks trail

Curious About The Matlocks

  • Matlock Bath
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Curious About The Matlocks comprise two fabulous walks of discovery: clues to find, pictures to spot, stories of people and places, plus a detailed m...

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