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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
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: 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
Swimming Pool Fun
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: 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
About: Want to take a step back in time? Give your kids a little glimpse of what it was like in the 1940s? Then, the Royal International Air Tattoo is the perfect place! They have an incredible Vintage Village where you can experience the 1940s through vintage aircraft, cars, and fashion as musical hall entertainers transport visitors to a bygone era.
As well as transporting you back to another era, you can also experience their incredible Techno Zone! So why not enjoy a brilliant fun day out especially as kids under 18 get to go for FREE!
Address: RAF Fairford, Kempsford, Gloucestershire
Telephone: 01285 713 456
Where: Explore Learning
About: At Explore Learning the aim is to help children to excel academically, to reach their potential and get the best results they can. The Explore Learning Swindon staff create those light bulb moments everyday, inspiring children for life. They are the heart of the company and what makes Explore Learning unique.
They are 100% confident you won’t find another bunch of people so kind, supportive and downright enthusiastic!
What to expect from Explore Learning?
- Help members become confident learners who are excited for their next steps.
- Their award-winning approach has a proven track record of delivering academic progress.
- They encourage a fearless attitude whilst developing speed, accuracy and exam technique
For further information or to book your FREE trial session please visit the website or call 01793 614 641.
Where: Lechlade Music Festival
About: A fabulous, 3 day, family-friendly music festival in the beautiful Cotswolds market town of Lechlade-on-Thames, from Friday 22nd May to Sunday the 24th of May 2020.
A packed programme of free workshops for kids and adults include circus skills, music & dance, crafts and relaxation. The shopping village offers a wide selection of food and shopping stalls. Rides, games and costumed characters keep the kids entertained.
Plus, kids get to go FREE!
Address: Riverside Park, Lechlade-on-Thames
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
Where: Bath on Ice
About: Celebrate the magical season this year with the kids at the incredibly popular Royal Victoria Park outdoor Ice Skating Rink! Enjoy their fantastic Glow in the Dark Mini Golf, Wood-fired pizzas, hot chocolates, and other festive drinks as you skate the night away. BOOK NOW!
Address: Bath on Ice, Royal Pavilion, Royal Avenue, Royal Victoria Park, Bath, BA1 2NR
Telephone: 01225 436888
Where: Hocus Pocus Play
About: Come and visit a magical enchanted forest at Hocus Pocus Play. What will you discover as you visit the houses and glades of their imaginative play area?
Listen to a familiar fairy tale being told in their storytelling house, discover a new favourite, or create your own in their fairytale house.
Book your visit NOW!
Address: Whelford Road, Fairford, GL7 4DT
Telephone: 01285 711606
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
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
About: Not sure how to keep the kids busy and away from the TV? Well, why not take them on a tandem bike ride! They can enjoy the great outdoors whilst having fun working together with their friends or sibling on the bike. Find out more here.
Address: 1 Spring Close, Swindon, SN1 2BF
Telephone: 01793 401834
Where: Click here to see where their nearest class is to your location.
About: Your child's development is extremely important so why not make it fun with Rugbytots structured play sessions! They will take your children on a journey of sporting imagination with engaging and energetic coaches supporting them every step of the way whilst teaching how to catch, pass, kick, run with the ball and play as part of a team. They offer dynamic weekly play sessions for boys and girls aged 2-7.
- Age 2-3 yrs - Rugbytots’ activities for 2 to 3 year olds are a great way to spend time with your child while they learn and play. The class lasts 30 mins.
- Age 3–5 yrs - These classes begin to introduce children to Rugby and the specific skills involved, providing a positive environment for children to discover a new world of sporting imagination. The class lasts 45 mins.
- Age 5 – 7 yrs – As your child gets a little older, their classes gently introduce the basic rules of Rugby. Activities focusing on fun, encouragement, building self-esteem and confidence.
Telephone: 0345 313 3240
Where: Westonbirt Arboretum
About: Westonbirt Arboretum is a magical tree garden, where you can explore trees from all over the globe. They are home to 2,500 extraordinary different species. Westonbirt is the perfect place for you to escape, chill or have an adventure! Take a journey up into the canopy on the STIHL Tree Top Walkway, go on a guided walk around the arboretum, take part in some fantastic workshops, stop by the café for a tasty treat or see if you can spot the Gruffalo!
Each season brings a brand new seasonal trail as well as a range of events and activities perfect for you and the family.
Address: Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8 8QS
Telephone: 0300 067 4890
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
About: If you're looking for something exciting to do with the kids in Swindon, then we've found the place for you! Co-Decode is a unique Live Escape Room experience that will allow your family to spend some quality time together. Assemble your team, enter an immersive Live Escape Room, with 60 minutes on the clock you'll have to find clues, collect items, solve puzzles and work together to try and escape before time is up! So give the standard cinema trip a miss and visit Co-Decode instead!
Address: Unit 35C, BSS House, Cheney Manor Industrial Estate, Swindon SN2 2PJ
Telephone: 07759 185264
Where: Bath Racecourse
About: Bath Racecourse offer dedicated family fun days during the racing season, great racing will combine with plenty of children’s entertainment which may include activities such as inflatables, a petting zoo, face painting, pony rides, and crafting. Check our events calender for upcoming fixtures.
Address: Lansdown Bath Somerset BA1 9BU
Telephone: 01225 42460
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: 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! Your little ones are bound to have a superb time as they cheer on the Swindon Wildcats!
Address: Whitehill Way, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN5 7DL
Telephone: 01793 886857
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: 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: 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: They offer fantastic round-trip passenger journeys with trains running within the Wiltshire Countryside. Once finished the wonderful train ride you can visit their wonderful picnic area to enjoy your own snacks or their delicious refreshments and then explore the fantastic museum at Blunsdon Station which displays the history of the GWR and the M&SWJR by showcasing railwayana and antiques from Swindon and the surrounding areas.
Address: Tadpole Lane, Blunsdon, Swindon, SN25 2DA
Telephone: 01793 771615
Where: Wyvern Theatre
About: Need ideas for keeping your little ones occupied in Half Term? Then, the Wyvern Theatre is perfect! Bound to be entertained as they watch fantastic panto performances, concerts, comedies, dance, drama and local amateur productions.
Address: Theatre Square, SN1 1QN
Telephone: 01793 524481
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