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

Best Things To Do & Days Out In Shirley

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 1082 fun things to do in Shirley for you and the family to discover, including indoor and soft play areas, parks and playgrounds and museums and art galleries.

What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 807 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Shirley 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 Shirley 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!

  1. Family on Murder Mystery Trail

    Ashbourne Mystery Treasure Trail

    Ashbourne

    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    The road to whodunit is long and tough, but with the right detectives the truth will out! Be the ones to crack the case on the Ashbourne Mystery Trea...

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 3.9 miles from Shirley
  2. Visitors in the garden at Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire

    Kedleston Hall

    Derby

    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    Go back in time to the 1760’s at Kedleston Hall, and discover the beautifully lavish mansion, surrounded by gorgeous gardens with plenty of places fo...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 5.8 miles from Shirley
  3. Girls on soft play slide at Jangala in Derby

    Jangala

    Derby

    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    Jangala offers fantastic jungle themed adventure soft play. The decor is a bit above normal with the cool leafy theme running around every section an...

    4 star rating Rating 4/5 (1 reviews)

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor 5.8 miles from Shirley
  4. National Forest Adventure Farm Book online

    National Forest Adventure Farm

    Burton upon Trent

    Children's FarmsChildren's Farms

    Team the wildest parts of play, the cutest creatures in town and a cheeky tractor ride or two on a visit to National Forest Adventure Farm. First let...

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor, Outdoor 11.3 miles from Shirley
  5. Crich Tramway Village

    Crich Tramway Village

    Crich

    Railway and Transport AttractionsRailway and Transport Attractions

    Voted East Midlands' Best Day Out by viewers of BBC East Midlands Today, Crich Tramway Village has developed into one of Derbyshire's most unique fam...

    4 star rating Rating 4/5 (3 reviews)

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 11.4 miles from Shirley
  6. Carsington Water

    Carsington Water

    Ashbourne

    National ParksNational Parks

    Take your family to Carsington-Water - the 9th largest reservoir in the UK, and discover the beautiful nature around it. There are 3 cycling and 3 wa...

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 6.5 miles from Shirley
  7. People windsurfing on lake at Carsington Sports and Leisure in Ashbourne

    Carsington Sports and Leisure

    Ashbourne

    Activity CentresActivity Centres

    There's a 90 minute taster on offer for families to try out stand-up paddle boarding, sailing, windsurfing and kayaking! No excuse not to find to you...

    Suitable for 9+ Outdoor 6.5 miles from Shirley
  8. Horses at Scropton Riding For The Disabled

    Scropton Riding For The Disabled

    Scropton

    Horse Riding and StablesHorse Riding and Stables

    Scropton Riding For The Disabled is one of only a few purpose built riding centres especially for the disabled in the UK! Each week the centre provid...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 6.6 miles from Shirley
  9. Visitors at Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood

    Sudbury Hall and Museum of Childhood

    Ashbourne

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    Fancy wondering round a gorgeous 17th Century country home? Then Sudbury Hall is the place for you! With a beautiful stately home to explore indoors,...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 6.9 miles from Shirley
  10. Peak Wildlife Park Top Pick

    Peak Wildlife Park

    Leek

    Zoos and Wildlife ParksZoos and Wildlife Parks

    Have you ever tried to walk like a penguin? Or jump like a lemur? Well you’ll be able to practice at Peak Wildlife Park. Get up close to the animals...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 12.1 miles from Shirley
  11. Finished crafts at Paint a Pot in Derby

    Paint a Pot

    Derby

    Pottery Centres and Ceramic CafesPottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

    Paint a Pot is based in the craft village at the heart of Markeaton Park, Derby. We have a wide range of blank pottery shapes for you to decorate. Gr...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 7.5 miles from Shirley
  12. Entrance to Markeaton Park in Derby

    Markeaton Park

    Derby

    Parks and PlaygroundsParks and Playgrounds

    Markeaton Park is a family friendly open space with lots going on! A large free play area is ideal to help blow the cobwebs away and there’s a high r...

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 7.6 miles from Shirley
  13. Hickory Dickory's Playhouse

    Hickory Dickory's Playhouse

    Derby

    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    Hickory Dickory's Playhouse is frankly a treat for the lot of you! Well organised, well-spaced, well designed and well located, even dad's going to a...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 7.7 miles from Shirley
  14. Two kids sat on a side of a hill at Ilam Park, Dovedale and the White Peak

    Ilam Park, Dovedale and the White Peak

    Ashbourne

    National ParksNational Parks

    Breath in the fresh country air as you stroll through the beautiful IIam Park, Doverdale and the Peak District. Your little ones will love hopping ov...

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 7.9 miles from Shirley
  15. Indoor soft play frame and cafe area at Tubby Bears Playzone in Derby

    Tubby Bears Playzone

    Derby

    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    Tubby Bears Playzone features a wicked triple level adventure play frame designed for older kids which features nigh on all the modern classics from...

    5 star rating Rating 5/5 (1 reviews)

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor 8.4 miles from Shirley
  16. Boys on water slide at The Alton Towers Waterpark

    The Alton Towers Waterpark

    Alton

    Water ParksWater Parks

    Combine two days out in one or simply have a splashtacular time in the tropical seas of Staffordshire at The Alton Towers Waterpark. This waterpark h...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 8.5 miles from Shirley
  17. Toy theatre gallery at Pickford's House in Derby

    Pickford's House

    Derby

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    Pickford’s House is a window to the past for kids, full of historic objects and interactive activities, all in the heart of Derby. As part of Derby M...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 8.5 miles from Shirley
  18. Kids playing laser tag at Megazone Derby

    Megazone Derby

    Derby

    Laser TagLaser Tag

    Megazone Derby is the multi-level playing arena in which futuristic laser tag is played by warriors of all ages! There are smoke swirls and spooky mu...

    Suitable for 9+ Indoor 8.6 miles from Shirley
  19. Family looking at paintings in Derby Museum and Art Gallery

    Derby Museum and Art Gallery

    Derby

    Arts and CraftsArts and Crafts

    For a dose of culture, bring your brood along to The Derby Museum and Art Gallery. Take a trip through history, first by stopping off in Ancient Egyp...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 8.8 miles from Shirley
  20. Inside soft play frame at Chucklebutties in Belper

    Chucklebutties

    Belper

    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    Chucklebutties Play and Party Centre is an Award Winning indoor soft play area with a difference: adults love it too! With views from massive windows...

    5 star rating Rating 5/5 (1 reviews)

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor 8.9 miles from Shirley

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