Days out with Kids
Plan for the perfect days out with children, kids rainy day activities, fun days for kids, historical attractions, animal attractions, parks, zoos, museums, gardens and places of interest for the whole family.
Macduff Marine Aquarium11 High Shore, Macduff AB44 1SL
Our experienced organisers ensure that everyone has a wonderful time with various missions that are full of adventure, fun and excitement!
To complete the best birthday party ever; we have a British Military tent where your party can enjoy food you’ve provided or we can provide the food for you.
Children’s exciting birthday parties at: Parrs Wood High School in Didsbury, Manchester
We teach survival bushcraft and wilderness skills and have designed one day events for children and youth groups. These day events are a great way for young people to learn some great new skills, build their confidence and meet new friends.
Serious Outdoor Skills aim to deliver a really enjoyable and interesting day out in the great outdoors. Included in the events there will be sessions in shelter building, fire lighting, nature awareness, damper bread making on an open fire and other exciting and fun activities. Serious Outdoor Skills believe that it is important for young people to get outside and enjoy the wilderness and nature.
We are open to the public and for all group bookings, including Corporate, School, Youth Group, Stag, Hen and Birthday Programmes.
You get the chance to tackle an exhilarating range of climbing, jumping and swinging activities, all in complete safety.
For KIDS (aged 8-16), we run Boulder Club. This is a selection of courses, starting with a Taster session and up through Level’s 1-5 right up to Squad who compete at national level. We provide kids with a logbook to record achievements, and certificates as they progress through the levels.
It’s a great environment to learn to climb whilst having fun with friends. For more information please see our website. Please be sure to book in advance to avoid disappointment, as spaces do fill up quick.
We also run private sessions for SCHOOL groups and FAMILY INDUCTIONS, please visit the website for more information.
Tel: 0117 907 2956
Tel: 0141 429 6331
Whether you want to learn to ice skate, try your hand at a game of ten pin bowling, enjoy a drink in the bar or sample some of our freshly prepared food the choice is yours. If you are looking for something less active then amuse yourself with our wide selection of video games and amusements.
You can now savour the delights of freshly made Italian ice cream with sumptuous Belgium waffles, freshly baked pastries, paninis and croissant. We serve a variety of food as well as our extremely popular freshly made pizzas, garlic bread, hot n spicy chicken wings and much much more!
Queens is the ONLY venue to offer everything under one roof, enabling you to ten pin bowl, sing your heart out and ice skate whatever the weather
Small Boat Hire
- Rowing Boats
- Outboard Motor Boats
- Pleasure Punts and Canoes
- Private Charter of Passenger Boats
- Hire of our exclusive Venetian Gondola
- Special packages with top local restaurants and pubs for small or large groups
Skern Lodge Outdoor Activity Centre on the North Devon coast will give you a day or stay to remember, where adults and children alike will find fun, challenge, inspiration and laughter.
- Week long Summer Camps for children
- Family holidays minimum of 1 nights stay
- Day or half day bookings
- Learn to surf camps
- Learn to kayak courses
- RIB Powerboat charters
- Birthday parties
We are open seven days a week from 10.30am offering great facilities including:
- 24 Ten Pin Bowling lanes
- 17 pool tables and large video games area
- Bars and restaurant
- Children’s birthday party packages available
- Giant Satellite Screens showing all major sporting events
- DJ Every Saturday and Sunday afternoons for the children
- 2 Karaoke Booths now available
Wessex Raceway in Salisbury, Wiltshire is the South of England’s biggest and fastest indoor karting track. Established for over 12 years, Wessex Raceway is a leading member of the National Karting Association and offers a fun and safe environment for children to learn how to kart.
Our industry leading training sessions are available for drivers from age 8 to 13 years, whilst our super quick track and expert staff guarantee that you will enjoy your time with us no matter what age you are.
Why not combine your karting with our breath-taking laser combat games next door in Virtual Warfare. With the latest technology and massive 11,000 sq. ft. indoor arenas, Virtual Warfare features 3 types of gun, random weapon generation and medic boxes, and what’s more our family open sessions work for adults and kids alike.
Unlike any other laser gaming in the region, our action satisfies everyone!
Each Stay Play Explore break offers a choice of 3 out of 5 family attractions or themed experiences - complete with a night’s stay and breakfast at a four star hotel with leisure facilities.
From just £109 per family (based on two adults and two children*) you’ll be saving up to 60 per cent on standard rates and admission prices! Gift vouchers are also available
Stay Play Explore - Family Fun (£109)
A family of four can stay at one of these family friendly hotels: Hilton Leicester, Hinckley Island, Leicester Marriott, or Sketchley Grange and enjoy 3 of these 5 world class, educational and entertaining attractions:
- National Space Centre
- Twinlakes Family Theme Park
- Snibston Discovery Museum
- Twycross Zoo
Stay Play Explore - Family Adventure (£109)
A family of four* can stay at Sketchley Grange Hotel or Hinckley Island and choose three fun-packed activities from a choice of:
- Land or water activities at Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre
- Ten pin bowling at Hollywood Bowl
- Family Cycle hire in The National Forest
- Tobogganing at Swadlincote Ski Centre
- Bush craft, orienteering or ancient woodland skills at Conkers
Stay Play Explore - Theme Parks Adventure (£159)
A family of four* can stay at the four star Burleigh Court and visit two fantastic theme parks:
- Drayton Manor Theme Park & either
- Twinlakes Family Theme Park or Wheelgate Park
Stay Play Explore also offers £109 short breaks for couples including Gourmet Taste of Leicestershire, City Chic and Glorious Heritage.
*Additional adult and child tickets available at time of family ticket purchase. Book your break online at www.stayplayexplore.co.uk or telephone 0116 225 4000. See website for terms and conditions.
Blakeney Point National Nature ReserveNorth Norfolk Coast, East Anglia
Seal Trips and Ferries to Blakeney Point
Bishops' Boats Seal Trips Tel. 01263 740753
Temples Seal Trips Tel. 01263 740791
Beans Boat Trips Tel. 01263 740505
Compton AcresCanford Cliffs, Poole, Dorset BH13 7ES
Compton Acres\' model railway - opened in November 2002 - will be of interest to visitors of all ages. Sited in a separate and dedicated building 1,200ft.of track has been laid with 15 trains - both steam and modern - running through a variety of landscapes.
Suffolk Owl SanctuaryStonham Barns, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, Suffolk IP14 6AT
There are over 60 raptors at the Centre, all housed in spacious aviaries and flying free in narrated flying displays or demonstrations. You will also find at the Raptor Trust Hospital, an information centre about Owls, picnic areas and plenty of activities for children, plus the famous Owl Barn Gift Shop at Stonham.
The Sanctuary opens daily from 10.30am to late afternoon, 7 days a week. Flying demonstrations and talks take place up throughout the day from March to October.
Ragdoll11 Chapel Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6EP
Croft CastleNr Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 9PW
RSPB Nature ReserveThe Lodge Sandy Bedfordshire SG19 2DL
Redbournbury MillRedbournbury Lane, Redbourn Road, St Albans AL3 6RS
Warwick CastleWarwick, Warwickshire CV34 4QU
Warwick Castle offers you a thousand years of history, a fabulous day out for the whole family.
Visit the dungeons where a prisoners fate was to be forgotten forever! The Armoury contains over 1000 pieces from all over Europe. The castle boasts beautiful staterooms and a chapel full of exquisite furnishings dating back to the 17th century. Walk through the magnificent gardens landscaped by Capability Brown. Events organised throughout the year include jousting, knights fighting and lots more.
Open every day except Christmas day.
Facilities: Restaurants, picnic area, open air barbecue, gift shops, disabled access.
Newstead AbbeyNewstead Abbey Park, Nottinghamshire NG15 8GE
Newstead is best known as the ancestral home of the poet Lord Byron. Visit Byron's own apartments, including important manuscripts and letters. Take a guided tour through the haunted Abbey's dark passages. Beautiful gardens including the Japanese garden, Spanish Garden and Rose Wood.
Facilities include restaurant, tea rooms, gift shop and children's play area
The Isle of Wight Donkey SanctuaryLower Winstone Farm, Wroxall, Isle of Wight PO38 3AA
Public support for the charity\'s work has enabled the sanctuary to help over 200 donkeys gain a better quality of life and provide a peaceful environment for them to enjoy the rest of their days.
Registered Charity No. 1001061
Hayling Seaside RailwaySea Front Road Hayling Island Hampshire PO11 9AG
Salters Steamers1 Thames Side Windsor Berkshire SL4 1QN
The Original London Walks
This is a great place for a family visit. It is of interest to children and all age groups. Recently voted the best childrens' attraction in Yorkshire.
Visitor facilities: visitor centre with displays on geology, wildlife gardening, bee-keeping, the Arable Weed Project and farming, farming museum, numerous bird hides by the lakeside and high on the hillsides, live animals including chickens, guinea pigs and our two Highland cattle. Surfaced car park. Open 10am to 5pm (closed Mondays). No dogs please.
Pope's MeadowSt Marks Road Binfield Bracknell Berkshire RG42 4BB
Powis CastleWelshpool, Powys SY21 8RF
Daily activities are organised as well as special events throughout the year.
Sutton Windmill and Broads MuseumSutton, Norwich NR12 9RZ
Sutton Mill is Britain’s tallest windmill. Built over 200 years ago, you can see the complete milling machinery, four sets of millstones, sack hoist and nine floors.
Penrhyn CastleBangor, Gwynedd LL57 4HN
rhyn’s 45 acres of grounds include parkland, wooded walks and a Victorian walled garden with many exotic trees and shrubs. The gardens offer stunning views of Snowdonia and the Menai Strait. The stable block, houses two railway museums, doll museum, two exhibition galleries and shop.
Castle Park and GardensCastle Park High Street Colchester Essex CO1 1DN
National Coal Mining MuseumCaphouse Colliery, New Road, Overton, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF4 4RH
This is a real coal mine so warm clothes and sensible shoes are recommended. Children under 5 are not permitted underground but are admitted free to the surface.
Please phone for full details and opening times.