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Where: Link Centre
About: The Link Centre's 25m deck level pool caters for a wide range of local swimmers and clubs. You can learn to swim for fitness, join their water workout class or swim school lessons which take place throughout the week and are available for all ages.
Address: Whitehill Way, Westlea, Swindon SN5 7DL
Telephone: 01793 877323
Where: Oasis Leisure Centre
About: Whisk your family off to a tropical Oasis...literally! The Oasis Leisure Centre is Swindon's very own watery paradise. In addition to the main pool, the centre boasts a smaller pool for toddlers with an elephant slide and interactive Pirate Ship. Plus there's also a wave machine, a drenching water cannon, three hydro slides, the Lagoon Falls waterslide and the Domebusters!
Address: North Star Avenue, Swindon, SN2 1EP
Telephone: 01793 507110
About: There's a wonderful day out for all the family at Swindon Designer Outlet, with plenty of fun for the little ones. You can take a special ride around the centre in their Hooter Express steam train or children can shop in style in one of the Kid's Cabs, and if they have any energy left, they can let off steam in the amazing interactive playground, with a Wall Holla and Interactive Sona play area.
Address: Kemble Drive, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN2 2DY
Telephone: 01793 507600
Where: Blunsdon Fitness+
About: Don't miss Les Mills' BORN TO MOVE™ classes at Blunsdon Fitness+. These fantastic classes for kids take the effort out of activity by making it fun! Combining a motivating and scientifically proven mix of age-appropriate movement with music, these classes captivate toddlers through to teens – and fuel a life-long love of physical activity along the way.
Address: Blunsdon House Hotel, The Ridge, Blunsdon, Swindon SN26 7AS
Telephone: 01793 720640
About: Kelmscott Manor was the inspirational country home of William Morris; poet, designer, craftsman, socialist and founding father of the Arts and Crafts movement. During the season Kelmscott Manor hosts several Family Activity Days including embroidery, drawing, miniature books and other crafts. There are house & garden trails for children aged 5 to 9 as well as an activity table in the attic with jigsaws and other puzzles.
Address: Kelmscott, Lechlade, GL7 3HJ
Telephone: 01367 252486
About: Suitable for ages 10+, Incarcerated is the biggest Live Escape Room experience in Swindon. You're trapped in a room and the clock is ticking, you only have 60 minutes to escape. Cryptic clues and mind boggling mysteries are the only things standing in your way to freedom! Have you got what it takes to beat the challenge and escape before time runs out?
Address: 165/166 Victoria Road, Swindon, SN1 3BU
Telephone: 01793 523 902
Where: Lydiard Park
About: Get out and explore Lydiard Park with the family! From rounders and picnics in the summer, to relaxing walks in the winter, there's always a reason to visit. The park has a children's play area, cafe, and a busy events calendar making it a popular destination all year round.
Address: Lydiard Tregoze, Swindon, SN5 3PA
Telephone: 01793 466664
Where: Lotmead Farm
About: Lotmead Farm is the ideal family day out adventure with acres of space to run around in and lots to see and do. For the young explorers, discover the nature trail that leads to the lake. Or a particular favourite for the younger children, take a wander to the small animal enclosure that is home to lots of furry animals that children simply adore. In addition to this, they have established a reputation as one of the country’s leading ‘pick your own’ farm outlets; from strawberries and raspberries to potatoes, courgettes and much more.
Address: Lotmead Farm, Wanborough, Swindon SN4 0SN
Telephone: 01793 790137
Where: The Link Centre
About: Swindon Wildcats are Swindon's fantastic professional ice hockey team, which play their home fixtures at The Link Centre in West Swindon. Get carried away with the roar of the crowd, the fun of the game and get involved in the electric atmosphere! You can meet their mascot, Willie Wildcat, and treat yourselves to some tasty food and drink while you watch the game.
Address: Whitehill Way, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN5 7DL
Telephone: 01793 886857
Where: South Cerney Outdoor
About: Kayaking, canoeing, windsurfing and paddle boarding are just some of South Cerney Outdoor's fantastic family friendly options. With dedicated instructors on hand to ensure that you get the most from your experience, it really is as simple as paying and playing.
Address: Lake 12, South Cerney, GL7 5TL
Telephone: 01285 860388
Where: Roves Farm
About: If you're looking for things to do with the kids in Swindon, Roves Farm is a great choice for a family day out come rain or shine! With a full daily programme of events including feeding the animals, tractor rides, children's crafts, an indoor play barn, outdoor adventure play areas, den building and activity walks – we're sure the kids will have a blast!
Address: Sevenhampton, Swindon, SN6 7QG
Telephone: 01793 763939
About: If knocking down pins and munching on hamburgers sounds right up your family's alley, then a trip to Tenpin Swindon is a pure strike of genius. The venue's impressive arcade and 20 lanes of bowling will keep restless kids occupied for hours on end. Games start from as little as £23.99 for a family of four.
Address: Shaw Ridge Leisure Park, Swindon, SN5 7DN
Telephone: 0871 222 3675
Where: Kidz About
About: Crammed with climbing frames, slides and bouncy castles, Kidz About is the ideal place to let the kids run loose and burn off some excess energy. The play area features a 6 metre climbing frame, an out of this world Astra-slide, a football pitch, and a dedicated Toddler Zone.
Address: Mead Way, Swindon, SN5 7UT
Telephone: 01793 524646
Where: Greenbridge Retail Park
About: It's an old 'un but it’s still a good’un! If you feel like you need to get out the house, there's simply no better form of entertainment than a trip to the cinema. Empire Cinemas always have the latest blockbusters on offer, and at prices that won't break the bank!
Address: Drakes Way, Swindon, SN3 3EY
Telephone: 0871 471 4714
Where: Link Centre
About: Who doesn't love a bit of frozen fun? Whether you're aiming to become a top skating star or just fancy skating for fun, the Link Centre is one of the "coolest" places in Swindon to take the kids. Penguin Skating Aids are available for children who need some extra support.
Address: Whitehill Way, Swindon, SN5 7DN
Telephone: 01793 445566