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Where: Oasis Leisure Centre
About: There are 4 floodlit 3G pitches available at Oasis Leisure Centre perfect for a casual kick about in the sun! Open daily from 9.00am, you can book a pitch online here, or you can call 0333 577 4625.
Address: North Star Avenue, Swindon, Wiltshire SN2 1EP
Telephone: 01793 507110
Where: Blunsdon Fitness+
About: If you’ve never played tennis before, don’t be afraid to start. Tennis is fun, energetic, and great way of keeping fit with family and friends. Blunsdon Fitness+ is home to a professional standard outdoor tennis court compete with stunning views over the rolling Cotswold hills. With pay as you go tennis at £5 per hour, it's perfect for a game with friends on a summer’s evening.
Address: Blunsdon House Hotel, The Ridge, Blunsdon, Swindon SN26 7AS
Telephone: 01793 720640
Where: Rays Ice Cream
About: Family-run Rays Ice Cream make all of their own ice cream in Swindon and sell it in their two shops in Old Town, Swindon and in Royal Wootton Bassett, perfect for stopping off and cooling down. As well as delightful ice cream, Rays Ice Cream also serves up dairy free sorbets, low fat frozen yogurts, home made Belgian waffles, thick milk shakes, freshly ground coffee, ice cream cakes and cheesecakes.
Address: 63 Devizes Rd, Old Town, Swindon, SN1 4BD / 2 Potters Walk, 134 High St, Royal Wootton Bassett, SN4 7AY
Telephone: 07590 669302
Where: South Cerney Outdoor
About: Make a splash this summer at South Cerney Outdoor. Combine fun, fitness and watersports for a day of entertainment on the lakes. Pay & Play activities include Canoeing, Kayaking, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Sailing Windsurfing and Powerboating. All Pay & Play activities require a one-off induction of 30mins to 1 hour to ensure you're safe, and know how to operate the equipment.
Address: Lake 12, Spine Road, GL7 5TL
Telephone: 01285 860388
Where: Wrag Barn Golf Club
About: Enjoy your daily dose of fresh air and sunshine with a round of golf at Wrag Barn Golf Club. The club boasts an 18 hole golf course, 6 hole academy course, 11 bay driving range and pro shop. The courses are great for all ages and is the perfect day out.
Address: Shrivenham Road, Highworth, Swindon, Wiltshire SN6 7QQ
Telephone: 01793 861327
Visit a Farm
Where: Roves Farm
About: Visiting a working farm is not only a wonderful family day out, but it's an educational and entertaining trip for children and adults alike. From special seasonal events to family friendly activities, there's always plenty going on at Roves Farm. During your trip, you'll meet and feed the animals, take part in arts and crafts, climb on the Adventure Play and tour the farm on a tractor.
Address: Sevenhampton, Swindon, SN6 7QG
Telephone: 01793 763939
Go to the Park
Where: Lydiard Park
About: What better way to make use of Swindon’s greenery than a game of frisbee and a Mr Whippy? Lydiard Park is sure to be a hit with the whole family and it won't cost you a thing.
Address: Lydiard Tregoze, Swindon, SN5 3PA
Telephone: 01793 466664
Where: Lotmead Farm
About: Make the most of a great opportunity to explore the farm on a beautiful sunny day. Enjoy all the activities that Lotmead provides including the Small Animal Enclosure, Nature Trail, Dairy Farm and Milking Parlour, Climbing Frames, Farm Shop and fresh pick your own strawberries, fruit and vegetables. Not to mention the summer long events and lots more besides!
Address: Lotmead Farm, Wanborough, Swindon SN4 0SN
Telephone: 01793 790137
Al Fresco Drinking
Where: The Pig on the Hill
About: Al fresco drinking is one of our favourite Spring/Summer pastimes. What better way to unwind and relax than with a cheeky glass of Pimms? The sun-blessed, picnic-benched beer garden at The Pig is a real sun trap, and the perfect al fresco spot to enjoy a pint (or two). It's known to fill up fast though, so make sure to head down early.
Address: Devizes Road, Swindon, SN1 4BH
Telephone: 01793 979226