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

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Luton

Whether your kids are into history or adventure, there are lots of quirky things to do in Luton just waiting to be explored!

Get to know the history of the region at The Stockwood Discovery Centre and go on a journey from prehistoric times till today. Make sure you leave some time to explore the grounds too. There you can see sculptures from local artists, a sensory garden, an area for medicinal plants and more. Plus, the museum is right at the heart of the beautiful Stockwood Park - one of the best places for a family walk in Luton. 

If that sounds like your kind of a day out, you may also like Wardown Park. It's a great place to go for a stroll or a picnic and it’s home to Wardown Park Museum, if you fancy a bit more local history. 

Ready for something a little more active? Saddle up at Sunshine Riding School, go for a swim in one of the two pools at Luton Sports Village or jump into action at Orbital Trampoline Park. Those are some of the best things to do in Luton no matter what age your kids are!

Got younger kids? They’ll enjoy exploring Futures Fun Factory, our favourite local indoor soft play area. The tea’s good too! 

Love animals? Consider a day trip from Luton to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo - as the largest zoo in the UK, it’s definitely a must-do for the wildlife enthusiasts out there.

To help you plan your next family day out in Luton, here’s a list of the UK school holiday dates this year - it may come in handy!

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Cineworld Luton

Cineworld Luton

  • Luton
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Enjoy family-friendly entertainment at its best with movies, action-packed adventures and animated wonders at Cineworld Luton. Share the magic of the...

Sculpture at Stockwood Discovery Centre in Luton

Stockwood Discovery Centre

  • Luton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Stockwood Discovery Centre is designed with environmentally green and sustainable principles in mind. It tells the stories of real people behind...

Trampolines at Orbital Trampoline Park in Luton

Orbital Trampoline Park5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Luton
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

Get your littluns out of the house and onto a trampoline at Orbital Trampoline Park, which is larger than 10 tennis courts. Let them literally bounce...

Woman in swimming pool at Luton Sports Village

Luton Sports Village

  • Luton
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

If you’re looking to get sporty then Luton Sports Village is a great place to inspire your family. Here you can not only dive into a swimming pool, b...

Kids horse riding at Sunshine Riding School in Luton

Sunshine Riding School

  • Luton
  • Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

Sunshine Riding School offers horse riding lessons and experiences for children aged 4 or older. Child riding lessons take place every weekend. Durin...

Indoor soft play frame at Futures Fun Factory in Luton

Futures Fun Factory

  • Luton
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Futures Fun Factory is specially designed and equipped for children to play indoors in a safe and creative setting and is run by the highly experienc...

Mead Open Farm

Mead Open Farm3 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Billington
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

As well as adventure play and all sorts of action, Mead Open Farm is home to some of the cutest creatures around. Prepare for your heart to melt! Str...

Mr Mulligan's Stevenage

Mr Mulligan's Stevenage

  • Stevenage
  • Indoor
  • Crazy Golf

Think you know golf? Think again as at Mr Mulligan's Stevenage, it comes served with dinosaurs, deep sea beasties and UV lights. Good luck! Explore t...

A family doing a treasure trail

St Albans Treasure Trail

  • St Albans
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Who doesn’t love a bit of buried loot? See what you can dig up on the Old St Albans Treasure Trail. It’s a great way to work as a team and get outdoo...

Kids on podium at Teamsport Indoor Karting Dunstable

TeamSport Indoor Karting Dunstable

  • Dunstable
  • Indoor
  • Go Karting and Driving

Young car lovers in the family? Time to experience the thrill of the race firsthand at TeamSport Indoor Karting Dunstable! This 500m multi-level trac...

Santa and minions at Go Bowling Dunstable

Go Bowling Dunstable

  • Dunstable
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Go Bowling Dunstable is recently fully refurbished, has 32 bowling lanes, a superb bar, an excellent cafe menu, amusement machines, pool tables, a pr...

Kids in swimming pool at Dunstable Leisure Centre

Dunstable Leisure Centre

  • Dunstable
  • Outdoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Dunstable Leisure Centre has plenty of facilities available to ensure active fun, whatever your age or ability level, so there's no excuse not to get...

Girl in ball pit at Snakes and Ladders Dunstable

Snakes and Ladders Dunstable

  • Dunstable
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Offering extensive indoor adventures, Snakes and Ladders in Dunstable is jam packed with fun and is much more than just soft play! Whatever your chil...

Sheep at Dunstable Downs & Gateway Centre in Whipsnade

Dunstable Downs & Gateway Centre

  • Whipsnade
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Chilterns Gateway Centre has lots of events for kids and families throughout the year. Come along and join the countryside team for one of the guided...

Elephants at ZSL Whipsande Zoo

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

  • Dunstable
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is the largest in the UK with 3,800 unique creatures and 600 acres of stunning scenery. Spend a day discovering new breeds you’ve n...

Toddler soft play area at Big Space Indoor Play Centre in Harpenden

Big Space Indoor Play Centre

  • Harpenden
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

With a whole day of deep sanitisation every week this must be one of the squeakiest cleanest places to play in Hertfordshire! Big Space Indoor Play C...

Outside view of Shaws Corner in Welwyn

Shaws Corner

  • Welwyn
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Shaw's Corner Home to the famous playwright George Bernard Shaw for over 40 years, Shaw's Corner is a 1902 Arts and Crafts house set in a quintessent...

Kids jumping at Cloud 9 Leisure, Watford

Cloud 9 Leisure

  • Watford
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Bounce sky high on all sorts of inflatable fun at Cloud 9 Leisure. A Ninja Warrior Course, Total Wipeout and special SEN sessions make it the best wa...

Outside view of British Schools Museum in Hitchin

British Schools Museum5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Hitchin
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The British Schools Museum in Hitchin is the place where learning really comes to life. Going to school has never been such fun. You can follow our f...

Indoor soft play frame and cafe area at Little Rascals Indoor Play Party Centre in Hitchin

Little Rascals Indoor Play Party Centre

  • Hitchin
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The little ones driving you crazy with all that never ending energy? Let them run wild at Little Rascals Indoor Play Party Centre! This lovely family...

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