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

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Carlton

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 931 fun things to do in Carlton for you and the family to discover, including indoor and soft play areas, museums and art galleries and parks and playgrounds. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 625 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Carlton 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 Carlton 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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Twinwoods Adventure

Twinwoods Adventure

  • Milton Ernest
  • Indoor
  • Indoor Skydiving

No need to go outside to get an adrenaline rush! From learning to fly in an indoor skydiving wind tunnel, to riding the waves at the indoor surfing a...

Lake at Harrold Odell Country Park

Harrold Odell Country Park

  • Harrold
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Harrold Odell Country Park is a former gravel pit turned nature reserve and a good venue for families to explore. There are small play areas at each...

Staff with ponies at Happy Hooves Stables in Bedford

Happy Hooves Stables

  • Bedford
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

What kid doesn’t love ponies?! Be your tots’ hero and give them the opportunity to ride a real-life pony at Happy Hooves Stables in Bedford. This is...

Some kids playing RaceCars in Milton Keynes

Racewars

  • Milton Keynes
  • Indoor
  • Activity Centres

Got mini motor enthusiasts? Treat them to an incredible day out at RaceWars in Milton Keynes - a slot car centre where you can have a fast and fun da...

People playing games at Ready Steady Roll, Sharnbrook

Ready Steady Roll

  • Sharnbrook
  • Indoor
  • Arts and Crafts

Roll the dice on this day out at Ready Steady Roll. Take your family to a toy and board game shop and spend some quality family time together. Stocke...

Paddle boarding at Canoe Trail in Bedford

Canoe Trail

  • Bedford
  • Outdoor
  • Sailing and Kayaking

Canoe Trail is the place to go for messing about on the water. There are a number of guided tours on kayak and canoes or you can hire the craft and g...

Canal at Bromham Mill in Bedford, photograph by Nigel Bryant

Bromham Mill

  • Bedford
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

This atmospheric mill is either a late 18th or early 19th century rebuilding, done in brick, timber and stone on the site of earlier mills. It had 2...

Inflatable course on lake at Box End Park in Kempston

Box End Park

  • Kempston
  • Outdoor
  • Water Parks

Set in 100 acres of rural Bedfordshire, Box End Park has something for everyone! Jump, climb and swing your way around the Aqua Park obstacle course...

Playhouse

Playhouse

  • Milton Ernest
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Looking for a soft play centre that your under-10s will instantly fall in love with? Head out to Playhouse - Bedford's Ultimate Soft Play Centre, and...

Lake at Emberton Country Park

Emberton Country Park

  • Emberton
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Emberton Country Park is close to the village of Emberton and the market town of Olney. The park features 3 different children's areas, including a r...

Team building activity at Kempston Outdoor Centre

Kempston Outdoor Centre

  • Kempston
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Kempston Outdoor Centre offer a full range of adventurous and outdoor education activities, and national award training on and off site. More than en...

Woman on bench at Irchester Country Park in Wellingborough

Irchester Country Park

  • Wellingborough
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Considering it used to be an ironstone quarry, Irchester Country Park is very easy on the eye! It features a great children's play and activity area...

Boy on high rope course at Jungle Parc Northampton in Wellingborough

Jungle Parc Northampton

  • Wellingborough
  • Outdoor
  • High Ropes Courses

Jungle Parc is a high wire forest adventure which has two difference courses where visitors can trek, swing and climb through the trees on over 45 di...

Swimming pool at Robinson Pool in Bedford

Robinson Pool

  • Bedford
  • Outdoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Currently closed for refurbishment, re-opening later in 2016 with new features! Robinson Pool is Bedfordshire's largest pool, situated in the stunnin...

Mr Mulligan's Milton Keynes

Mr Mulligan's Milton Keynes

  • Milton Keynes
  • Indoor
  • Crazy Golf

Fancy an epic adventure?  UV lights, sea creatures and strange beasts are all thrown together for seriously crazy golf at Mr Mulligan's Milton K...

Families at Bedford Park

Bedford Park

  • Bedford
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

The welcoming Bedford Park is a large, Green Flag Awarded (and has been for over 6 years) public space encompassing several play areas and oodles of...

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  • Kempston
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

In the landscaped grounds of Addison Howard Park you can picnic, play family games, enjoy the adventure play area and climbing frame suited for under...

Xscape Milton Keynes

Xscape Milton Keynes

  • Milton Keynes
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Find all the entertainment your family needs under one roof at Xscape Milton Keynes! From snowboarding and indoor skydiving, to bowling and 4DX cinem...

Vue cinema screen. Source: PinkNews

Vue Bedford

  • Bedford
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

If you want a truly great cinema experience, then look no further. Jump into movie magic at Vue Bedford, where you’ll find all your favourites, from...

Staff at John Bunyan Museum in Bedford

John Bunyan Museum

  • Bedford
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The John Bunyan Museum welcomes families to come and partake in some truly interesting education! John Bunyan Museum tells the story of the Bedford m...

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