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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 further information or to recieve a FREE family swim (2 adults & 2 children) simply fill out the short 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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Swindon Designer Outlet

Swindon Designer Outlet

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

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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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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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Holiday Club

Holiday Club

Where: David Lloyd

About: If you want to keep your kids active this summer, look no further! David Lloyd's jam-packed holiday clubs give kids aged 5-13 an exciting mixture of swimming and tennis, team games and activities, arts and crafts - and a lot of fun. All whilst learning new skills and making new friends. What’s more lunch and snacks are included and your kids’ friends can join too!

Address: Latham Road, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN25 4TB

Telephone: 01793 746560

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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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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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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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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

Swindon Designer Outlet
SouthGate Bath
Lotmead Farm
Aqua Tikes
Roves Farm
Wyvern Theatre & Swindon Arts Centre (Swindon Theatres)
Pig on the Hill
Barnes Travel
South Cerney Outdoor
Kelmscott Manor

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