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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Aeroplane at Solent Sky Museum in Southampton

Solent Sky Museum

  • Southampton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Solent Sky Museum depicts the history of aviation in Southampton, the Solent area and Hampshire. There is special focus on the Supermarine aircra...

Cineworld Aldershot

Cineworld Aldershot

  • Aldershot
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

How about a day at the movies? Enjoy the best of new kids' films and family movies at Cineworld Aldershot. Share the magic of the big screen with you...

Boys on Mystery Treasure Trail

The Farnham Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Farnham
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Enjoy a great day out for the whole family on the Farnham self-guided mystery themed Treasure Trail. This intriguing Trail will take you on a fascina...

Studio at Ceramics Cafe Farnham

Ceramics Cafe Farnham5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Farnham
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

The Ceramics Cafe in Farnham welcomes up to to 47 people at a time, and this branch has been going for 10 years so you know they're doing something r...

Boy racing in go kart at Mr Karting in Leamington Spa

Mr Karting

  • Leamington Spa
  • Indoor
  • Go Karting and Driving

Mr Karting is fast becoming the Midland's market leader in indoor karting having just been voted Coventry and Warwickshire's favourite kart track for...

Indoor soft play frame at Stay And Play Farnham

Stay And Play Farnham

  • Farnham
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Stay And Play Farnham is an ideal place for some entertaining exercise for the kids with this great multi storey adventure mainframe! It comes with a...

Someone taking a photo of a girl at Shaun the Sheep Farmageddon Glow Trail

Alice Holt Forest5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Farnham
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

There's so much to do at Alice Holt Forest! You can walk, cycle, play family games or just have a picnic in these lovely woods. Make walking fun for...

Military tank at Aldershot Military Museum

Aldershot Military Museum

  • Aldershot
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Aldershot Military Museum, housed in the only surviving brick built barrack blocks left in Aldershot, has a collection of vehicles, displayed either...

Miniature passanger train at Frimley Lodge Park and Miniature Railway in Camberley

Frimley Lodge Park and Miniature Railway

  • Camberley
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Frimley and Ascot Locomotive Club was given permission to build a miniature railway within the 59 acre Frimley Lodge Park in 1988. By 1990 the one ki...

Someone taking a photo of a girl at Shaun the Sheep Farmageddon Glow Trail

Moors Valley Country Park

  • Ringwood
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Moors Valley Country Park has miles of fantastic walking and cycling trails, including the kids’ favourite A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon Glow...

Miniature farm at Bekonscot Model Village in Beaconsfield

Bekonscot Model Village5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Beaconsfield
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Bekonscot Model Village is the world’s oldest model village, comprised of six teeny tiny towns. This miniature 1930s microcosm has more than 200 buil...

Kids hanging over foam pit at Oxygen Freejumping Southampton

Oxygen Freejumping Southampton

  • Southampton
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

Oxygen Freejumping Southampton isn't your average trampoline park unless plenty of others have an ex-James Bond actor who's the inventor of freerunni...

Kids on Treasure Hunt Trail

Glastonbury Treasure Hunt Trail

  • Glastonbury
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

If your gang of pirates have a taste for treasure, the Glastonbury Treasure Hunt Trail will be the perfect day out. Just don’t forget your thinking c...

Family doing the zip wire at Celtic Manor Resort

Celtic Manor Resort

  • Newport
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Crazy Golf

Celtic Manor Resort is a luxury family friendly resort hotel offering a wide range of activities suitable for kids of all ages. From high-ropes adven...

Ruins of Glastonbury Abbey

Glastonbury Abbey

  • Glastonbury
  • Outdoor
  • Landmarks

Glastonbury Abbey can be found within 36 acres of beautiful parkland in the ancient market town of Glastonbury, and has plenty to offer every visitor...

Bluebells in Cocksherd Bluebell Wood in Britwell

Cocksherd Bluebell Wood

  • Britwell
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

A charming local nature reserve supporting a wide variety of flora and fauna and known locally as Bluebell Wood. An interesting geological feature is...

View from North Downs Way National Trail in Farnham

North Downs Way National Trail

  • Farnham
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

North Downs Way National Trail is a great way to explore all that this area has to offer. You don't have to walk the whole trail as there is so much...

Kids looking for clues on Treasure Trail

The Warwick Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Warwick
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

The Warwick self-guided mystery themed Treasure Trail is a great way for the whole family to get outdoors and have some fun together. Clues are writt...

Goats at Brickfields Country Park in Aldershot

Brickfields Country Park

  • Aldershot
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Brickfields Country Park is home to minuscule adventure. Just 8 acres in size it is one of the British Isles smallest country parks. Come rain or sun...

Skiing lesson at Alpine Snowsports Centre in Aldershot

Alpine Snowsports Centre

  • Aldershot
  • Outdoor
  • Skiing and Snowboarding

The Alpine Snowsports Centre Aldershot is the Ski and Snowboard training centre in the South East! Their cool slopes are home to some of the UK's top...

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