Days out with Kids
The aquarium’s central exhibit is unique in Britain and holds a living community of seaweeds, fish and invertebrates. See divers hand feeding the fish in this tank! Other exhibits include a ray pool, rock pools, a splash tank, and estuary display, as well as touch pools and interactive displays. There are talks, videos and feeding shows throughout the week.
April - October: Open daily
November - March: Open Saturdays- Wednesdays
We play the game using electronic guns that fire infra-red beams. The beams are 100% safe to the eyes and body. We have a great format to the games and missions. We start off with a free for all before putting the players into teams to battle against each other. Then we play various missions, such as Storm the Bunker, Hunt the Sniper and Protect the VIP. For birthday parties we have Special Missions for the birthday child(ren) that will make them feel extra special.
Battlefield Live Manchester is an adult game that kids can play. It is full of adventure, played in the great outdoors and is bags of fun. The guns are radio controlled and give lots of feedback, from the number of players you have hit, kill points, accuracy - and these are used in the missions. If want want food, then after your party we have a British Military tent for a food area where you can provide your own food or we can provide the food for you.
We offer birthday parties for boys and girls aged 7 and over but also offer adult parties, hen or stag parties, corporate events, group bookings for scouts, cadets and other children activities groups.
- Great for 6-60yrs and up!
- No experience or skill needed
- A brilliant family day out
- Best value courses in the UK
- Friendly and experienced staff always just a shout away!
Sites: Willen Lake (Milton Keynes), The Trafford Centre (Manchester), Knowsley Safari Park (Merseyside), iceSheffield (Sheffield), Bedale (North Yorkshire) & The Trentham Estate (Staffordshire)
Booking number: 0845 652 1736 (£2 charge applies for phone bookings)
Price: Range from £15 to £25 (see website for further details)
*Height, weight and medical restrictions apply. Please visit www.aerialextreme.co.uk for further information or bookings
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
Don’t let your little ones miss out on their special day. Our weekly Birthday Bash package is complete with unlimited games of bowling, a live entertainer and a visit from our own company mascot, Roley. This is no ordinary birthday party, this is a party charged with fun, laughter and energy, so join in the fun and let Bowlplex do the rest!
For bookings and further information on our packages or any excuse for a great day or night to remember, simply log on to our website where you will find full contact and address details of your local Centre.
So, can we interest you in The Great Indoors?
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
Virtual Warfare is an advanced and exciting Laser combat game, set in a fully themed bunker and exciting urban combat sector in over 11,000 sq ft of indoor arenas. Our guns make Playstation quality noises and are accurate to 1000ft!
Virtual Warfare is great for family fun activities. What better way to get your kids out of the house and away from their games console? We run dedicated Arrive & Die family sessions, or Party Packages for birthday bookings from age 7 to veteran!
If speed is more your thing, Wessex Raceway in the unit next door features a 700m indoor karting track with full catering facilities and dedicated children's birthday packages and training from age 8 and upwards.
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 three or four star hotel with leisure facilities.
From just£109 per family (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 Holiday Inn Leicester City and enjoy 3 of these 5 world class, educational and entertaining attractions:
- National Space Centre
- Twinlakes Family Theme Park
- Bosworth Battlefield
Stay Play Explore - Family Adventure (£109)
A family of four can stay at Hilton East Midlands or Hinckley Island and choose three fun-packed activities from a choice of:
- Adventure Club activities at Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre
- Ten pin bowling at Hollywood Bowl
- 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 Hilton East Midlands or 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 a new Glorious Heritage short break coming soon.
*Additional adult and child tickets available at time of family ticket purchase. Book your break online at www.stayplayexplore.co.uk or telephone our short break bookings team on 0844 888 5181 or 0116 299 4444. See website for terms and conditions.
See lots of fabulous displays including world famous Frenchman Christian Moullec who will be taking to the Norfolk Countryside skies in his microlight flying with his flock of geese and swans and the Savage Skills cycle stunt team that wowed the nation on ITV1's 'Let’s Get Gold' Also enjoy excellent equestrian displays and workshops and meet Horse behaviourist Jason Webb who will be demonstrating in the horse arena each day and will be on hand to answer all your questions.
We have a fantastic line up of free events to watch and the Norwich Original Fleamarket has just been added to the line up for this year’s show. Children of all ages will be able to take part in countryside activities and meet several animals. Enter your dog into the Dog Agility and Jumping competitions or if you fancy a break from your pooch we even have a dog crèche!
Advance discounted admission tickets are available online at www.ukgamefair.co.uk Adult £12.00, Children (5-16 Yrs) £4.00 and Family (2 Adults & 3 Children) £30. Under 5's are Free and Car Parking is Free for all.
Gate Prices: Adult £15.00, Children (5-16 Yrs) £5.00, Family (2 Adults & 3 Children) £40, Under 5's are Free. Free Car Parking. Follow the East Anglian Game & Country Fair on Twitter or join us on Facebook.
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
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.
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
Wookey Hole CavesWookey Hole, Wells, Somerset BA5 1BB
Castle Park and GardensCastle Park High Street Colchester Essex CO1 1DN
Daily activities are organised as well as special events throughout the year.
California Country ParkOff Nine Mile Ride Finchampstead Berkshire RG40 4HT
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.
Croft CastleNr Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 9PW
The Needles ParkAlum Bay, Isle of Wight PO39 0JD
Brocklands Adventure ParkBrocklands Adventure Park Kilkhampton near Bude Cornwall EX23 9QW
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.
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.
King Arthur's LabyrinthCorris, Machynlleth, Powys SY20 9RF
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.
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