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

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Swindon

Discover all the cool things to do in Swindon and the fun family attractions nearby, to make planning a family day out in Swindon easy and fun! 

A firm favourite with kids and parents alike has to be Oasis Leisure Centre. Home to an amazing indoor waterpark, featuring  slides and rides for all ages, plus a pirate ship for mini seafarers, it’s a tropical slice of paradise you can dive into any time of the year.

If you’ve got little brainiacs at home, they’ll enjoy a visit to the Museum of Computing where they can get hands-on with technology, while train lovers of all ages will be fascinated by the STEAM - Museum of the GWR where you can drive a train simulator, see steam locomotives and gain control of the signaling box.

For an active day out in Swindon, try Jungle Parc, a high ropes challenge for adventurers of all sizes! With courses available for kids as young as 4, the whole family can get involved with clambering over monkey bridges, flying on zip lines and climbing cargo nets.

Fancy something a little more relaxing? Get creative at Eastcott Studios where you can make and decorate your own pottery, create a unique gift for a loved one or just enjoy getting your hands dirty.

If going a bit further on your next family day out is something you would consider, a trip to Stonehenge is definitely one to put on the list. Longleat Safari and Adventure Park, with all its wonderful animals and family events is a must-do, as well.

Up for even more exploring nearby? Discover the 10 places to visit in and around Wiltshire, according to our trusted explorer Kara. 

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Kids interacting at Museum of Computing in Swindon

Museum of Computing

  • Swindon
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Museum of Computing The Museum of Computing is devoted to the history of computing and digital development. It was the first physical museum of its k...

Cineworld Swindon - Regent Circus

Cineworld Swindon - Regent Circus

  • Swindon
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

There's nothing like a great movie adventure to get the imagination going! Find your next must-see film at Cineworld Swindon - Regent Circus. Share t...

Outside view of STEAM - Museum of the GWR in Swindon

STEAM - Museum of the GWR5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Swindon
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

STEAM is a great day out for the whole family! Follow the incredible story of the GWR through lots of imaginative displays and plenty of hands-on exh...

Sculpture of angel at Eastcott Studios in Swindon

Eastcott Studios

  • Swindon
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

Eastcott Studios Why not ‘get creative' at Eastcott Studios in Swindon town centre? Learn how to hand build your very own pots in our Pottery Studio....

Swimming pool at Oasis Leisure Centre in Swindon

Oasis Leisure Centre

  • Swindon
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

It’s great when you find a pool that children will nag you to go to, which is what you get at Oasis Leisure Centre. Step inside this tropical oasis w...

Boy skating at ATBShop Skate Warehouse in Swindon

ATBShop Skate Warehouse

  • Swindon
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Ice Skating and Rollerskating

The ATBShop Skate Warehouse is a fun place to take the kids on a wet or dry day. There are sessions for all ages and abilities. The park is ideal for...

Swindon Spy Mission Treasure Trail

Swindon Spy Mission Treasure Trail

  • Swindon
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Ever fancied starring in your own spy adventure? Take on the Swindon Spy Mission Treasure Trail and uncover your secret agent potential! A villainous...

Empire Cinema screen

Empire Cinema Swindon

  • Swindon
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Immerse yourself in Hollywood magic, with the best big-budget blockbusters at Empire Cinema in Swindon. With a great selection of films, showing the...

Bird mascot on bouncy castle with kids at Jolly Roger Adventure in Swindon

Jolly Roger Adventure

  • Swindon
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Jolly Roger Adventure has got bouncy castles, and an amazing soft adventure play area to keep the kids amused. Why don't they take a dip in one of th...

Kids on slide at Kidz About Adventure Play in Swindon

Kidz About Adventure Play

  • Swindon
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

At Kidz About Adventure Play run around in 20,000 square feet of space that includes play equipment rising to an amazing 6.5m, a 4 lane astraslide, d...

Kids playing laser tag at Laserquest Swindon

Laserquest Swindon

  • Swindon
  • Indoor
  • Laser Tag

Laserquest Swindon operates a Family Entertainment centre, comprising of Laserquest, Indoor Soft play for younger children, a Video arcade and Cafe w...

Boy on high rope course at Jungle Parc Swindon

Jungle Parc Swindon

  • Swindon
  • Outdoor
  • High Ropes Courses

Jungle Parc Swindon opened in 2012 and is the newest of their high wire forest adventure sites. It has two difference courses where visitors can trek...

Ice hockey match at The Link Centre in Swindon

The Link Centre

  • Swindon
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

The striking modern structure of the Link Centre houses an ice rink (recognised as a centre of excellence for both figure skating and ice hockey), wi...

Cineworld Swindon - Shaw Ridge

Cineworld Swindon - Shaw Ridge

  • Swindon
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Be transported to a world of action, thrills and adventure with a family-friendly movie screening at Cineworld Swindon - Shaw Ridge. Share the magic...

Indoor soft play frame at Space Play in Bedlington

Space Play

  • Swindon
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Space Play can be found inside LaserQuest Swindon, which is just 5 minutes from the M4 junction 16, and just 2 minute's walk from the West Swindon sh...

Tenpin Swindon

Tenpin Swindon

  • Swindon
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Strike lucky this week with a trip to Tenpin Swindon. It’s a family day out which will provide the perfect antidote to after-school or weekend boredo...

Girl climbing at Rockstar Climbing in Swindon

Rockstar Climbing

  • Swindon
  • Indoor
  • Climbing

Rockstar Climbing is an indoor climbing centre providing Taster Sessions for children and families, fun climbing parties, regular children's climbing...

Indoor soft play frame at Jungle Mania Swindon

Jungle Kingdom Swindon5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Swindon
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Jungle Kingdom is a children's indoor soft play centre in Swindon for children aged 0 to 10 years. Based on Groundwell Industrial Estate with easy ac...

Grey cygnets at Stanton Park in Swindon

Stanton Park

  • Swindon
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Just a few minutes drive from Swindon lays Stanton Park, a beautiful local nature reserve and 74 hectare country park. The extensive woodland and lar...

Outside view of hall at Lydiard Park in Swindon

Lydiard Park

  • Swindon
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Enjoy the natural beauty of the tranquil lake, rolling lawns and woodlands before heading for some fun in the playground! With colourful, state-of-th...

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