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5 Fun Ways To Keep The Kids Busy Over The School Holidays

The school holidays have finally arrived! And whilst that brings six weeks of excitement, adventure, and relaxation for the kids, it also brings parents the dilemma of keeping the children busy and entertained over the holiday period.

Fortunately, we've put together our top activities to keep the kids busy in Swindon this summer allowing the little ones to have endless amounts of fun, and the parents a chance to relax. Find out more below.

1.) Footgolf & Driving Range at Basset Down

If you’re looking to keep the kids outdoors this summer whilst also keeping them active and entertained, then a round of footgolf at Basset Down is the ideal activity to take part in over the school holidays. 

Footgolf is a fun cross between two great sports; football and golf. The aim of the game is to kick a football into a large hole in the least amount of kicks possible and has a similar way of scoring to golf and crazy golf. With the option of playing 9-hole crazy footgolf  (themed on local Wiltshire landmarks) or a separate 18 hole course, footgolf at Basset Down will keep families of all ages entertained. 

If you’re feeling adventurous then why not hit some balls on their driving range too? The complex’s 20 bay covered driving range is open throughout the day, and also offers free club hire. Open to all ages and abilities, the range is a great way to give golf a go for the first time, or to work on your swing if you’ve played before. The complex has a great value combined offer available over the summer holidays for footgolf & the driving range, which you can find out more about here. 

Address: Lower Salthrop, Basset Down, Wroughton, Wiltshire, SN4 9QW
T: 01793 812336

2.) Watersports at South Cerney Outdoor

Watersports are so much fun for both kids and adults to take part in. Luckily with South Cerney Outdoor right on your doorstep, your kids can try their luck at a number of different water-based activities to keep them busy over the school holidays. 

With a range of fun sports to take part in including kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding, and windsurfing, to name just a few, the whole family can experience the thrill of the Cotswold lakes this summer holidays without breaking the bank. 

Take a look and book your Watersport experience here. 

Address: Lake 12, Spine Road, South Cerney, Gloucestershire, GL7 5TL
T: 01285 860388

3.) Roves Farm 

Open daily from 9am to 5pm, Roves Farm offers families the chance to experience the real farm life as you dig in and get your hands dirty. Entry to the farm allows you to try a whole host of different activities including feeding the animals, den building, tractor rides, and much more farm fun activities. A day out at Roves Farm will not only be a fantastic family-fun day out for all, but it will also leave your little ones tired out meaning you can enjoy some peaceful evening relaxation after a busy day! 

Book your day out at the farm here. 

Address: Sevenhampton, Near Highworth, Swindon, SN6 7QG
T: 01793 763939 

4.) Go Karting at Drive-Tech

Go-Karting is the ultimate driving experience for kids where they battle it out with friends on the racetrack for the right to be crowned champion. And with Drive-Tech, your kids can experience the very best go-karting experience available in Wiltshire. 

Drivers of 10 and over are allowed to take part in the adrenaline-filled karting fun with kids racing around the 350-metre track in 200cc karts that will make for an afternoon of fun and excitement. Go Karting at drive-tech is an experience like no other so book your spot now, hit the track, and take the chequered flag. 

Find out more about all of Drive-Tech's motoring activities here. 

Address: Castle Combe Circuit, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14 7BW
T: 01249 783010

5.) Strawberry picking at Lotmead Farm 

With the UK being caught in one of its hottest summers on record, Lotmead Farm offers families and kids the chance to enjoy the sunshine and outdoors as you work your way around the award-winning farm picking your own fresh strawberries to take home and enjoy. 

There are also lots of other activities to enjoy on your day out at the farm with Lotmead’s nature trail, play park, and animal enclosure certain to keep your little ones out the house over the school holidays. 

Find out more about strawberry picking at Lotmead Farm here. 

Address: Off Wanborough Road, Wanborough, Swindon, SN4 0SN
T: 01793 79013

Roves Farm

Roves Farm

Roves Farm is A 166 hectare local working farm in Swindon.

Sevenhampton, Near Highworth, Swindon, SN6 7QG

South Cerney Outdoor

South Cerney Outdoor

South Cerney Outdoor is and outdoor activity centre based in the Cotswold Water Park between Cirencester and Swindon.

Lake 12, Spine Road, South Cerney, Gloucestershire , GL7 5TL

Basset Down Golf Complex Swindon

Basset Down Golf Course - Golf & Footgolf

Just a 2-minute drive from J16 M4 in Swindon, Basset Down Golf Course has a 9-hole golf course, 20-bay floodlit driving range, two PGA Professionals, and small pro shop. It also is home to Swindon’s only footgolf courses and has a fully licensed café.

Lower Salthrop, Basset Down, Wroughton, Wiltshire , SN4 9QW

Lotmead Farm Swindon

Lotmead Farm

Lotmead Farm is a family friendly activity farm just outside Swindon well known for its fabulous ‘pick your own’ strawberries and exciting play area.

Off Wanborough Road, Wanborough, Swindon, SN4 0SN

Drive-Tech Ltd

Drive-Tech Ltd

Drive-Tech Ltd is The West Country’s premier Skid Pan, Karting and 4×4 off road venue. Wiltshire’s number one for driving experiences!

Castle Combe Circuit, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14 7BW

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