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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
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
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
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
Where: First Steps Fitness
About: Do you find it hard trying to juggle keeping fit and looking after your little one? It can be a challenge trying to find the time to do something you love when you have a young one, but First Steps Fitness can help.
They specialise in supporting Women’s Health, Fitness and Wellbeing through all stages of life. Their experience and qualifications allow them to offer you Mother & Baby group exercise classes at locations in Swindon and Online, so that you can keep fit even with a little one.
First Steps Fitness is part of the up-and-coming trend of exercising with your children. Encouraging you to improve your fitness whilst not sacrificing your time with your baby or having to arrange child care. The benefits to this method of training are endless and allow your child their first glimpse into a healthy, active lifestyle.
Services available include:
- Mother & Baby group exercise classes in Stratton, Fairford and Peatmoor.
- Mother & Baby outdoor Buggy classes in Peatmoor and Tadpole Garden Village.
- Workout with the Girls classes in Tadpole Garden Village.
- Prenatal Fitness.
- Pelvic Floor & Core Conditioning.
- Gym and “at home” exercise programming.
- Biometrics & monthly progress check-ins.
- Nutrition Coaching.
- Private 1:1 Training, held at First Steps Fitness Studio in Tadpole Garden Village (coming February 2021)
It's the perfect activity to keep you and your baby happy and entertained!
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: Bath On Ice
About: Keep the kids entertained this Christmas at Bath's famous and incredibly popular Winter Ice-rink which is back for 2021! Let your little ones experience Bath On Ice's hidden winter wonderland in the centre of Bath this festive season. It's open everyday from 12th November - 3rd Janaury 2022 in the Royal Pavilion in Royal Victoria Park.
Your kids will have great fun learning new skills on the ice and enjoying a round of glow golf!
Address: Royal Pavilion Royal Victoria Park, Bath, BA1 2NR
Telephone: 01225 436888
Where: Old Town Gardens
About: This December, South Swindon Parish Council are transforming the Town Gardens into a stunning illuminated trail that your little ones will love!
State-of-the-art lighting effects will be installed throughout the Victorian Gardens, allowing visitors to wander through a magical backdrop of illuminated trees, discovering a trail of remarkable light art sculptures, low level soundscapes, interactive illuminations and a specially commissioned light show set in the historic Bowl.
Your little ones will be captivated by the magical lights and illuminated trees, the perfect start to the festive season.
Address: Town Gardens, Quarry Road, Old Town, Swindon, SN1 4EN
Fun Rating: 5/5
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
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: 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
Where: David Lloyd Swindon
About: David Lloyd have a fantastic Summer Holiday Camp offering tons of fantastic sports and activities to keep your children entertained and active this Summer! Perfect for ages between 5-13 years old to spend their school holidays while you work or want a little time for yourself without the craziness of kids.
Activites such as; Tennis, swimming, team games and crafs as well as so much more to ensure plenty of fun!
Address: Latham Road, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN25 4TB
Telephone: 01793 746560
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: 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
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
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: Sunshine Singers of Swindon
About: These choir groups happen at various locations and allow you to sing your heart out whilst also getting to bring your little one. It’s a completely relaxed hour of singing some good numbers.
So if you have a passion for singing but feel you can't find the time with your little one, just bring them along to Sunshine Singers of Swindon!
- Moose Hall, Eastcott Road, Old Town, Swindon, SN1 3LS on Thursday's at 1.30pm -2.30pm - baby/toddler friendly
- The Courtyard, 28 Eastcott Hill on Thursday's at 11am - 12pm - outdoor choir
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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.