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Things to Do with the Kids in Swindon

Looking for ways to keep the kids entertained? Looking for things to do with the kids in Swindon? If you're planning to spend some quality family time together, but don't know where to start, here are some of our favourite ways to keep the kids occupied, amused and happy in Swindon.

There's plenty of things to do with the kids in Swindon.

From swimming and sailing, to the cinema, ice skating or trampolining in Swindon, we're full of ideas to keep them occupied, and to most parents relief, burn their energy levels down a little.

For more things to do with the kids, check out our family events on our events calender here.

Swimming

Swimming

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. For more information on casual swimming and Swim School lessons at the Link Centre and to receive a FREE family bounce, simply fill in the form here.

Address: Whitehill Way, Westlea, Swindon SN5 7DL

Telephone: 01793 877323

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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

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Trampolining

Trampolining

Where: Better Extreme

About: The Link Centre's Extreme Trampoline Park is home to a variety of exciting features designed to test your skills - so every time you visit there will be something new to try! You and your kids will have tons of fun flying across the main jump arena, diving in to the foam pits, and competing to see who can land the smoothest dunk! 

Address: Link Centre, Whitehill Way, Westlea, Swindon SN5 7DL

Telephone: 01793 877323

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Ice Skating

Ice Skating

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

 

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Visit the Royal International Air Tattoo

Visit the Royal International Air Tattoo

Where: RIAT

About: Want to take a step back in time? Give your kids a little glimpse of what it was like in the 1940s? Then, the Royal International Air Tattoo is the perfect place! They have an incredible Vintage Village where you can experience the 1940s through vintage aircraft, cars, and fashion as musical hall entertainers transport visitors to a bygone era.

As well as transporting you back to another era, you can also experience their incredible Techno Zone! So why not enjoy a brilliant fun day out especially as kids under 18 get to go for FREE!

Address: RAF Fairford, Kempsford, Gloucestershire 

Telephone: 01285 713 456

 

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Basset Down Golf Course & Football Golf

Basset Down Golf Course & Football Golf

Where: Basset Down 

About: Want to get the kids outside this Easter but not sure what to do? Then, Basset Down Golf Complex couldn't be anymore perfect! Let your kids have a round of 18-hole footgolf or play a round of incredibly fun Crazy 9-hole footgolf.

You can always have a go at Basset Down's fantastic driving range and practise golf areas where all the family can have free club hire. Once you've enjoyed a brilliant round of golf you can then enjoy some delicious food and beverages from their Parkland Cafe.

Address: Basset Down, Golf Complex, Hay Ln, Swindon SN4 9QW

Telephone: 01793 812336

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Born to Move

Born to Move

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

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Kelmscott Manor

Kelmscott Manor

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

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Live Escape Room

Live Escape Room

Where: Incarcerated

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

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Park

Park

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

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Go Karting

Go Karting

Where: Drive - Tech

About: Need something fun to help entertain the kids but not sure what you could do? Then, Drive - Tech is perfect! Offering a wide range of incredibly fun and crazy activities such as Go Karting.

Their Junior Karting is for kids aged 10-15 and can teach top class racing skills, under the professional supervision of their marshals and experienced instructors. Their Junior Karting sessions can be done as a ‘one off’ or drivers can progress and eventually get to race in their Junior Championship Kart Races!

Address: Castle Combe Circuit, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14 7BW

Telephone: 01249 783010

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Museum Trip

Museum Trip

Where: STEAM

About: If you're looking for a first class day out, look no further! Packed with fascinating exhibitions and displays, a day at STEAM is guaranteed to excite parents and children alike. Journey around the Museum and follow the story of the men and women that helped to build and operate the GWR.

Address: Fire Fly Avenue, Swindon, SN2 2EY

Telephone: 01793 466646

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The Races

The Races

Where: Bath Racecourse

About: Bath Racecourse offer dedicated family fun days during the racing season, great racing will combine with plenty of children’s entertainment which may include activities such as inflatables, a petting zoo, face painting, pony rides, and crafting. Check our events calender for upcoming fixtures.

Address: Lansdown Bath Somerset  BA1 9BU 

Telephone: 01225 42460

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Lotmead Farm

Lotmead Farm

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

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Live Escape Room

Live Escape Room

Where: Co-Decode

About: If you're looking for something exciting to do with the kids in Swindon, then we've found the place for you! Co-Decode is a unique Live Escape Room experience that will allow your family to spend some quality time together. Assemble your team, enter an immersive Live Escape Room, with 60 minutes on the clock you'll have to find clues, collect items, solve puzzles and work together to try and escape before time is up! So give the standard cinema trip a miss and visit Co-Decode instead!

Address: Unit 35C, BSS House, Cheney Manor Industrial Estate, Swindon SN2 2PJ

Telephone: 07759 185264

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Activities Club

Activities Club

Where: Draycott Sports Camp

About: Draycott Sports Camp is a multi-sports and activities holiday club which offers a fun way for children from 3-11 to spend their school holidays and after school time! There is a mixture of sport and chill out activities for your little ones to enjoy, including basketball, dance, hockey, yoga, football, cake making, arts & crafts, movie time and much more.

Address: Oakhurst Community Primary School, Pioneer Road, Swindon SN25 2HY

Telephone: 07581 045845

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Swindon Wildcats Ice Hockey

Swindon Wildcats Ice Hockey

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 

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Outdoor Activities

Outdoor Activities

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

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The Farm

The Farm

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

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Theatre

Theatre

Where: Wyvern Theatre

About: Need ideas for keeping your little ones occupied in Half Term? Then, the Wyvern Theatre is perfect! Bound to be entertained as they watch fantastic panto performances, concerts, comedies, dance, drama and local amateur productions.

Address: Theatre Square, SN1 1QN

Telephone: 01793 524481

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Bowling

Bowling

Where: Tenpin

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

Play Area

Play Area

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

Empire Cinema

Empire Cinema

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

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Football Academy

Football Academy

Where: Wims Football Academy 

About: Wims 11 is a local football academy in Swindon providing various soccer programmes for all ages, genders and abilities. Wims11 Football Academy Swindon has a unique style of coaching with its emphasis being on learning, health & wellbeing, lifestyle and most importantly fun. So if your little one is a football fanatic then why not try this academy this Half Term.

Address: Various

Telephone: 07467 142594

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STEAM Museum of the Great Western Railway
Incarcerated
Wyvern Theatre & Swindon Arts Centre (Swindon Theatres)
Roves Farm
Co-Decode
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Swindon 105.5
Kelmscott Manor
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South Cerney Outdoor

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