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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, 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. 

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 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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Soft Play/Party Centre

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

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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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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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Cotswold Water Park Adventure

Cotswold Water Park Adventure

Where: Lake 32

About: The lake is surrounded by woodland and wildlife and offers the perfect spot to peacefully enjoy the outdoors and unwind.

They're an open water swimming and paddle sports venue. From paddle, swim, sail, archery to bushcraft, they provide so many incredibly fun watersport activities.

Address: Spratsgate Lane, Shorncote, Cirencester, Wiltshire, GL7 6DF

 

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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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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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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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Greenbridge Cinema

Greenbridge Cinema

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!

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Interactive & Imaginative Play Centre

Interactive & Imaginative Play Centre

Where: Hocus Pocus Play

About: Hocus Pocus Play are an incredibly fun imaginative and interactive play centre that combines elements of sensory, educational, and imaginative play to help engage little brains. 

If you're looking for places to go where your kids will have fun, make new friends and learn new skills, then Hocus Pocus Play should be at the top of your list.

Address: Whelford Road, Fairford, GL7 4DT

Telephone: 01285 711606

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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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