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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.



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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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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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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Where: Lydiard Park

About: If the weather's on your side, get out and explore Lydiard Park! From rounders and picnics in the summer, to relaxing walks in the winter, there's always a reason to visit. 

Address: Lydiard Tregoze, Swindon, SN5 3PA

Telephone: 01793 466664

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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Roves Farm
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Prime Theatre
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Barnes Travel

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