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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.
Food: The Link Centre have a delicious cafe upstairs with plenty of seating area for parents to watch their children swimming whilst enjoying a cup of coffee. Also, allows your kids to finish swimming and enjoy a little sweet treat.
Address: Whitehill Way, Westlea, Swindon SN5 7DL
Telephone: 01793 877323
Fun Rating: 5/5
Where: Oasis Leisure Centre, Health Hydro, David Lloyd & Dorcan Recreation Centre
About: These fantastic centres offer an enormous array of sports and activities as well as fantastic swimming facilities. It's the perfect place to take your little ones so that they have a splashtastic day!
Fun Rating: 5/5
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
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
Soft Play/Party Centre
Where: Kidz About
About: Crammed with climbing frames, slides and soft play equipment, Kidz About is the perfect 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.
Prices: View their entry prices HERE.
Address: The Spectrum Building, Mead Way, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN5 7UT
Telephone: 01793 524646
Sensory & Soft Play Area
Where: Rugrats & Halfpints
About: Rugrats and Half Pints Cirencester is a large soft play centre with indoor activities for children from birth to 14 years old.
Just 20 minutes from Swindon, the 13,000 sq ft play area includes a wide range of sensory equipment, soft play activities, trampolines and go karts all under one roof!
Prices: View their entry prices HERE!
Address: Meadow Road, Cirencester, GL7 1YA
Telephone: 01285 885570
West Country Water Park
Where: West Country Water Park
About: Looking for an activity that will keep your kids entertained? West Country Water Park provides an incredible array of watersports activities perfect for your little ones. They provide the following activities:
- Remote Controlled Boating
Address: Trench Lane, Bradley Stoke, BS36 1RY
Telephone: 01454 538 538
Where: Dorcan Recreation Complex
About: Struggling to think of ways to get your kids away from chilling on the sofa and looking at their devices 24/7? Dorcan Recreation Complex have an array of fun and exciting sports and activities that will certainly entice your kids away from playing video games.
From tennis and squash to swimming, badminton to basketball and football, Dorcan Recreation Complex is one of Swindon's best leisure centres that has a great selection of activities your kids will go crazy for!
Where: LiveFree Adventures
About: Searching for fun things to do with your kids? Look no further than LiveFree Adventures! This company offers a range of adventurous activities that are perfect for children of all ages. Whether you're looking to explore the great outdoors or try something new, LiveFree Adventures has got you covered.
They provide hiring, guiding, and teaching for adventurous activities on land, in water, and through the air. LiveFree Adventures offers a wide variety of activities that are guaranteed to keep your kids entertained and engaged.
Address: Dundas Aqueduct, Bath, Somerset, BA2 7BL
Where: Cotswold Canoe Hire
About: It can be hard to find things to keep your kids entertained, but Cotswold Canoe Hire provide the ultimate adventure that every child will love.
They'll have tons of fun on their famous FLAMINGOS & SWAN pedaolo’s, stand up paddleboards, open Canadian canoes to touring kayaks and also kayaks from the expansive fleet of craft.
There is an endless list of activities that your little ones will adore, so hurry and get booking!
Please note: An adult has to be present to accompany the children when hiring out any of their activities.
Address: Park End Wharfe, Lechlade-On-Thames, Lechlade, Gloucestershire, GL7 3AQ
Telephone: 01367 252303
Soft Play Centre
Where: Link Centre
About: Searching for something to do to keep your little ones entertained? Better Swindon have a fantastic indoor soft play area that your kids will love. It has multi-layered climbing frames, colourful ball pits and elaborate mazes.
Their soft play areas are certain to keep babies, toddlers and kids active and entertained.
Address: Link Centre, West Swindon District Centre, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN5 7DL
Telephone: 01793 445566
The Cheese & Chilli Festival
Where: Lydiard Tregoze, Swindon, SN5 3PA
About: The Cheese & Chilli Festival has between 70 and 100 traders along with a children’s play zone accommodating shows such as:
Dates: From Saturday 24th June 2023 to Sunday 25th June 2023
- Live Music
- Comedy Cooking Demonstrations with Chilli Olly and Dave Pepper Perret
- Chilli Eating Competitions
- Chilli Sauce Awards
- Chilli Challenge
- Story telling
- Disney Singer (Georgina Hendry)
- Meet The Mascot
- Bubble Party
- Stilt Walker
- Fun Fair
- Punch & Judy
- Walkabout Musicians
- Crazy Golf
- Treasure Hunt
- Falconry Show
- Face Painting
Where: Located within Cobbs Farm Shop, Bath Road, Hungerford, Berkshire, RG17 0SP
About: Only a 30 minute drive away from Swindon, Cobbs Play Barn is the ultimate place for your little ones to have fun. It's a great budget-friendly day out that suits any kind of weather.
Their bespoke wooden indoor Play Barn has all the fun and excitement of an outdoor play area and it allows you to have fun even when the weather isn't playing ball. With two levels to discover and explore in their unique play area children can really let their imagination run wild.
Once they've had a little play around the barn you can stop off at their wonderful café for a bite to eat.
Address: Located within Cobbs Farm Shop, Bath Road, Hungerford, Berkshire, RG17 0SP
Telephone: 01488 686770
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
Where: STEAM & Lydiard House Museum
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
Lydiard House Museum
Wander through the elegant State Rooms, where ornate plasterwork and original family furnishings are on display alongside portraits and photographs of the St John family, who lived here from Elizabethan times.
Address: Lydiard House Museum, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN5 3PA
Telephone: 01793 465270
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: Empire Cinema
About: When the weather isn't so bright it's always hard to know what to do to keep yourself busy! But, the Empire Cinema is the perfect place! Located at Swindon's Greenbridge retail park, Empire is a multiplex cinema with 12 screens that has loads of fantastic new releases shown. Check out Empire Cinema's monthly movie picks of the week HERE!
Plus, they offer fantastic Junior Club Tickets! You can bring the whole family to the Empire Jnrs. With tickets at pocket money prices for some of the greatest classic family films and recent releases every Saturday and Sunday morning at Empire Cinemas nationwide, this truly is an offer that's too good to miss.
Address: Greenbridge Retail and Leisure Park, Drakes Way, Swindon, SN3 3SQ
Telephone: 08714 714714
Book tickets HERE!
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
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.
Telephone: 07467 142594
Where: Croft Sports Centre, Haydon Centre & Delta Tennis
About: Sometimes it's good to get the kids away from their devices and outside in the fresh air! We know this can be a difficult task trying to entice them to play outside, but with Better's outdoor facilities your kids can have so much fun joining in on array of outdoor activities, such as: tennis, squash and football. Plus, if the weather isn't playing ball, then they can keep off their devices and play some basketball and badminton indoors.
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