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10 Family-Friendly Outings to Add to Your Itinerary When in Swindon | 2024

Take the whole family out for the day with these activities that are sure to put on faces and leave you with stories to tell.

In the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, we often tend to forget one crucial thing: the importance of quality time with the family. It needn’t be the holiday season or school recess for you to plan something interesting and out of the ordinary for your kids. In Swindon, there are plenty of activities to sink your teeth into, whether you’re a local to the area, taking a mini break or extended holiday, or simply passing through for the day.

Today’s as good a day as any! True, you might prefer a lie-in on a weekend morning, but sometimes a little sacrifice goes a long way. And this means that it’s fine if you might put your own list of errands or pastimes on the back burner for a couple of days. So maybe playing at your favourite online casino offering the best UK no deposit bonuses can wait a week. Besides, they won’t be going anywhere, especially if you register with NoDepositBonus.guide - where bonuses are updated on the daily!

1. Swindon Jungle Parc

The Jungle Parc at Lydiard House is a place to get the adrenaline rushing and will prove to be an exciting day out for the whole family - if everyone is game, that is! With activities available for ages four and up, you can explore and discover a whole range of different thrill-seeking activities

such as high wire courses, cargo nets, zip lines, and so much more. It’s not just for kids, either, so adults make sure that you strap in, too!

2. Shopping at Swindon Designer Outlet

While shopping doesn’t always fill the kids with glee, if you set aside a little pocket money and let them choose whatever they wish to spend it on, then a day out at the Swindon Designer Outlet might be just the ticket. Shopping at big malls and grabbing an ice cream while on the go will continue to be a solid day out.

3. Cineworld Swindon

While everyone’s always up on the latest on Netflix or Disney+, there is something about going to the good old-fashioned movies that can’t be beaten. Perhaps it's the roar and rumble of the sound system, or just the fact that you can indulge in the world’s biggest tub of popcorn, but it’s worth a session at Cineworld to check out a new flick.

4. Coate Water Miniature Railway

Even if you’re not a train fanatic, it’s worth taking a look at the Coate Water Miniature Railway. The railway features a range of miniature trains to ride which will be sure to be a hit with the littles, plus resides in the Coate Water Country Park for more exploring.

5. Rockstar Climbing Centre

Climbing centres aren’t always on everyone’s radar - but they should be! While climbing courses can vary from absolute beginner to super-duper expert, the Rockstar Climbing Centre is here to cater to climbers of all experience levels. Strap the family in and get to grasping those hand and foot holds.

6. Tenpin Swindon

If bowling is more up your alley (or lane), then you’ll bring wanting to bring the folks to Tenpin Swindon. With plenty of lanes on offer, you’ll always have a place to throw a ball or two and knock down the pins. Make sure you let the kids get a strike or two in, just to be a good sport.

7. Picnic in GWR Park

As far as parklands go, GWR Park is up there with the best in the area. Bring a picnic and get settled in on the grass, and afterwards explore the park, including playgrounds, historic buildings, and more.

8. Stay in the Cotswolds somewhere

With plenty of wetlands activities and accommodation right on the waterfront, you’d be silly not to miss a relaxed vacation on the water in the Cotswolds. While it’s slightly out of the centre of Swindon, you can’t go wrong with a minibreak here.

9. A feed at the Blunsdon Arms

There’s no passing up a trip to the pub when you’re in town, and a feed at the Blunsdon Arms is just what the doctor ordered. With a fantastic Sunday lunch or just a good old-fashioned steak, this pub provides great value for the whole family. The outdoor seating at this institution is not to be missed.

10. Laser Quest Swindon

While laser might be falling out of fashion for many, being trumped by VR, there is no denying the thrills that you get from that in-person action when you’re strapped in and fighting the opposite team on a quest to win the cup. Take a trip to Laser Quest Swindon to get the heart pumping, whether you’re young or old.

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