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

COVID-19 Update

Many attractions are still closed, while others may have opened with social distancing in place. Please always check directly with the venue first before visiting.

See our list of attractions that have re-opened

Best Things To Do & Days Out In Loughborough

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 896 fun things to do in Loughborough for you and the family to discover, including indoor and soft play areas, parks and playgrounds and tourist attractions. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 643 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Loughborough 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 Loughborough 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!

Find your perfect day out

Cineworld Loughborough

Cineworld Loughborough

  • Loughborough
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Treat yourself to a cinematic adventure; thrills, action, romance, or laughs - it's all in store at Cineworld Loughborough. Share the magic of the bi...

Girl at Laser Quest Loughborough

Laser Quest Loughborough

  • Loughborough
  • Indoor
  • Laser Tag

Enjoy a real-life video game experience at Laser Quest Loughborough! Running around a dark room, armed to the teeth, trying to outsmart and outshoot...

ODEON Cinema room

ODEON Loughborough

  • Loughborough
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Films are one of the best ways to explore unknown territory and learn about other people, plus the buckets of popcorn are always appreciated! Tuck in...

Outside view of Creations Pottery in Loughborough

Creations Pottery

  • Loughborough
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

Creations is an Art Studio Cafe based in Loughborough, Leicestershire. You can come in and paint or decopatch a range of items such as dragons, fairi...

Garden at Charnwood Museum in Loughborough

Charnwood Museum

  • Loughborough
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

At the Charnwood Museum there are lots of interactive exhibits here for the kids to get stuck: you can dig through the layers of history and find out...

Steam Train at Great Central Railway in Loughborough

Great Central Railway

  • Loughborough
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Full steam ahead to the Great Central Railway! Take a ride on a steam powered railway where vintage locomotives whizz through the Leicestershire coun...

Soft play area at Average Joe's @NPC in Loughborough

Average Joe's @NPC

  • Loughborough
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Average Joe’s @NPC is anything but average with speciality hot chocolates, a play area, and a great, big bouncy castle! It’s the very definition of a...

Kids bouldering at The Climbing Station in Loughborough

The Climbing Station

  • Loughborough
  • Indoor
  • Climbing

The Climbing Station is 800sqm of world class bouldering facility with thrilling and supportive kids' sessions available. Bouldering is a type of roc...

Archery Legends Experience Kids

Archery Legends Experience

  • Loughborough
  • Indoor
  • Activity Centres

Channel your inner Robin Hood at Archery Legends - a one-of-a-kind indoor archery activity centre where you can master the craft of shooting a bow an...

Indoor soft play frame at Noahs Ark Shepshed

Noahs Ark Shepshed

  • Shepshed
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Noahs Ark offers a great all weather day saver in the form of several floors of adventure climbing maze just waiting to be explored and conquered! Th...

Sheep at Stonehurst Family Farm and Museum in Loughborough

Stonehurst Family Farm and Museum5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Loughborough
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Stonehurst Family Farm and Museum is the real thing! This authentic, working family farm has been going for 60 years and offers all visitors a warm a...

Jump Giants Loughborough

Jump Giants Loughborough

  • Burton on the Wolds
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

How about some bouncing fun with trampolines? Head down to Jump Giants Loughborough and keep the whole family busy for hours with over 100 connecting...

Iguana at Manor Farm and Woodlands in Loughborough

Manor Farm and Woodlands5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Loughborough
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Situated in acres of beautiful countryside just outside the Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire border is the Manor Farm and Woodlands. Make the most...

A group of kids playing golf at Treetop Adventure Golf in Leicester

Treetop Adventure Golf Leicester

  • Leicester
  • Indoor
  • Crazy Golf

Prepare for an epic adventure, perfect for explorers of all ages! Challenge your kids to a game of mini golf and take on one of the two exciting 18-h...

A flower made of lego at Brickman Exhibition

Brickman Exhibition

  • Leicester
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Love LEGO®? We’ve got a treat for you then! Discover 60 incredible, one of their kind LEGO® models at the fantastic Brickman Exhibition, coming to Le...

Family in the garden at Stoneywell, Leicestershire

Stoneywell

  • Leicester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Reconnect with nature at Stoneywell, where there’s a gorgeous cottage built into a rocky hilltop, with 11 fantastic rooms filled with awesome things...

Photo of some props at Houdini's Escape Room Experience Kegworth

Houdini's Escape Room Experience Kegworth

  • Derby
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Up for a challenge? If you’re kids are craving some adventure and thrills, then Houdini’s Escape Room Experience is the perfect place to be. Choose f...

River at Bradgate Park in Leicester

Bradgate Park

  • Leicester
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

For a lovely family walk with all the trimmings - including ancient trees and a Story Walk - take a stroll down to Bradgate Park. It really is pictur...

Boating lake at Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre

Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre

  • Leicester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre runs a Holiday Scheme which coincides with all the School Holidays, so when the children are off School you can cou...

Families shopping at sale at Barneys Indoor Play Centre in Coalville

Barneys Indoor Play Centre2 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Coalville
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

With a simple 2 level play structure offering 2000 sq ft of play space Barney's Indoor Play Centre is small but perfectly formed with enough to keep...

things-to-do redesign