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Things to Do with the Kids Near Me in Swindon

Looking for things to do in Swindon and ways to keep the kids entertained?

Look no further, check out the top 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, Swindon is not short of things do so here are some of our top 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, adventure parks, ice skating or trampolining in Swindon, we're full of ideas of things to do to in Swindon to keep the kids occupied, and to most parents relief, burn their energy levels down a little. 

 

We've given you a mix of outdoor and indoor activities in Swindon, so whatever the weather your kids will have something fun to do.

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. 

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

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Where: Oasis Leisure CentreHealth 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

Trampolining

Trampolining

Where: Better Trampoline Parkl

About: The Link Centre's Better 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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Sensory & Soft Play Area

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

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my dad festival

MY DAD'S BIGGER THAN YOUR DAD FESTIVAL 2024

Where: Swindon

About: This event is an all day music festival raising funds for Prospect Hospice in memory of David Young.:

  • 15 acts over two stages
  • Licensed bar
  • Street food
  • Independent business market
  • Children's entertainment
  • ...and more to be confirmed

Address: The Town Gardens Bowl, Swindon

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West Country Water Park

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:

  • Swimming
  • Paddleboarding
  • Waterskiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Triathlons
  • Remote Controlled Boating
  • Kayaking
  • AquaPark
  • Jetski

Address: Trench Lane, Bradley Stoke, BS36 1RY

Telephone: 01454 538 538

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Leisure Activities

Leisure Activities

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!

 

 

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Adventure Point

Adventure Point

Where: Shaw Ridge 

About: Adventure Point in Shaw Ridge is a great place to visit if you're looking for brilliant child-friendly activities. They have a variety of activities like laser quest, an escape room, and a crazy golf course.

It's a great place to bring your little ones for a fun day out!

Address: Shaw Ridge, Whitehill Way, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN5 7DN

Telephone: 01793 758 758

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Watersports Adventure

Watersports Adventure

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

 

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Watersports

Watersports

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

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Cotswold Fest 2024

Cotswold Fest 2024

Where: Cotswolds

Date: Friday 26 July 2024 to Sunday 28 July 2024

About: Join Cotswold Fest 2024 for a laid-back weekend in the heart of the Cotswolds! Camp under the stars, groove to local bands, and dive into family fun and tasty local eats. Cotswold Fest is a celebration of community, music, food & drink, and the beautiful countryside - head down and make unforgettable memories!

Prices: £7.50 - £69.00

Address: South Cerney Airfield, Cirencester, GL7 5RD

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Could be the Real Tribute Festival 2024

Could be the Real Tribute Festival 2024

Where: The County Ground

Date: Sunday 26th May 2024

About: Some of the UK's best tribute bands will perform at The County Ground on Sunday 26th May 2024 in this family-friendly music festival.

Bringing together the UK's FINEST tribute artists and bands for a huge all-day festival to celebrate a whole era of music and culture and this family friendly festival will be available for those aged 12 years and older.

Address: The County Ground, County Road, Swindon, SN1 2ED

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Soft Play Centre

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

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Safari Park

Safari Park

Where: Longleat

About: Visiting Longleat Safari Park with kids promises an unforgettable adventure that combines wildlife exploration and family fun.

As you drive through the magnificent safari, excitement builds as majestic lions, towering giraffes, and playful monkeys roam freely around your vehicle, allowing your children to witness these incredible creatures up close.

The safari experience sparks awe and curiosity, providing an educational opportunity as well as entertainment. Beyond the safari, the park offers a range of activities that captivate young minds, from enchanting boat rides to the captivating Hedge Maze, where children can navigate their way through twists and turns.

The Adventure Castle offers a perfect blend of history and play, allowing kids to engage in imaginative role-playing while exploring the past. 

Address: Longleat Safari Park, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 7NW

Telephone: 01985 844400

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Play in the Park

Play in the Park

Where: Lydiard Park

About: Lydiard Park in Swindon is a fantastic destination for kids' activities. This expansive park offers a diverse range of options for young adventurers, making it an ideal location for families. Children can run, play, and explore to their heart's content in the park's vast green spaces, while the picturesque lake provides a serene setting for duck feeding and wildlife observation.

The playgrounds are well-equipped and thoughtfully designed, catering to various age groups. Additionally, Lydiard House and its beautiful walled garden provide a unique opportunity for kids to discover history and nature simultaneously. 

Address: Lydiard Tregoze, Swindon, SN5 3PA

Telephone: 01793 466664

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Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality

Where: Active Reality

About: Are you tired of searching for fun activities to do with your kids? Well, look no further than Active Reality! This amazing company offers a wide range of exciting experiences that will keep your kids entertained and engaged.

Whether it's virtual reality games, interactive storytelling, or thrilling adventures, Active Reality has it all. With their state-of-the-art technology and immersive experiences, your kids are guaranteed to have a blast. So say goodbye to boredom and hello to an unforgettable time with Active Reality!

Address: Link Centre, Whitehill Way, Toothill, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN5 7DL

Telephone: 0333 339 1881

Fun Rating: 5/5

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Play Barn

Play Barn

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

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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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Museum Trip

Museum Trip

Where: STEAM & Lydiard House Museum

About: 

STEAM 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

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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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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Outdoor Play

Outdoor Play

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.

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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

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