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Days Out in Swindon

What is there to do on a day out in Swindon? More than you can imagine! From farm fun and water sports to theatre trips and trampolining, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

See below all of our recommended activities for the best days out in Swindon!

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

Rating: 5/5

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Ice Skating

Ice Skating

Where: Link Centre

About: Who doesn't love a bit of frozen fun? Get your skates on all year round at the Link Centre's indoor Ice Rink. They have a variety of sessions and courses to suit all ages and abilities. So take friends and family along for a fun, exciting and enjoyable time ice skating! Skate hire is available for all sessions from child size 7 to an adult size 15.

Address: Whitehill Way, Swindon, SN5 7DN

Telephone: 01793 445566

 

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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 will have tons of fun flying across the main jump arena, diving into 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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Swimming Fun

Swimming Fun

Where: Oasis Leisure CentreHealth Hydro & Dorcan Recreation Centre

About: These fantastic centres offer an enormous array of sports and activities as well as fantastic swimming facilities! So, when you are looking for something to do make sure you check out these splashtastic places!

Fun Rating: 5/5

Golf

Golf

Where: Wrag Barn Golf Club

About: Enjoy your daily dose of fresh air with a round of golf at Wrag Barn Golf Club. The club boasts an 18 hole golf course, 6 hole academy course, 11 bay driving range and pro shop. The courses are great for all ages and is the perfect day out. 

Address: Shrivenham Road, Highworth, Swindon, Wiltshire SN6 7QQ

Telephone: 01793 861327

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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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Footgolf & Golf

Footgolf & Golf

Where: Basset Down Golf Complex

About: Want to have a lovely day out but not sure where to go or what to do? Then, why not spend the day at Basset Down Golf, where you can experience their beautiful parklands golf course, have a round of their 18 hole footgolf or try a round of their 9 hole crazy footgolf! Once finished a lovely game of golf or footgolf you can then sit outside at their parklands cafe which offers delicious food and beverages. 

Address: Lower Salthrop, Basset Down, Wroughton, Wiltshire, SN4 9QW

Telephone: 01793 812336

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Outdoor Activities

Outdoor Activities

Where: South Cerney Outdoor

About: Get out on the lakes for an outdoor adventure! Choose from a huge range of activities including canoeing, kayaking, katacanoeing, paddle boarding, windsurfing, archery, snorkelling or free water swimming. Why not make a day of it and picnic in an idyllic setting around the lake, hire one of the barbecue spots or have lunch at one of the nearby pubs!

Address: Lake 12, South Cerney, GL7 5TL

Telephone: 01285 860388

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Go to the Park

Go to the Park

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. The park is sure to be a hit with the everyone and it won't cost you a thing.

Address: Lydiard Tregoze, Swindon, SN5 3PA

Telephone: 01793 466664

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The Theatre

The Theatre

Where: Wyvern Theatre, Swindon Arts Centre

About: There's plenty of fun to be had at the Swindon's Theatres. The venues boast an excellent programme of concerts, comedy, dance, drama, musical theatre and local amateur productions.

Address: Theatre Square, Swindon, SN1 1QN / 6 Devizes Road, Swindon, SN1 4BJ

Telephone: 01793 524481

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Railway Rides & Museum

Railway Rides & Museum

Where: Swindon & Cricklade Railway

About: Take a glimpse into a Bygone Era with the Railway Musuem where you can explore the fantastic collection of railwayana and antiques from Swindon and the surrounding areas. Also, experience their fantastic railway ride around the beautiful Wiltshire countryside.

Address: Tadpole Lane, Blunsdon, Swindon, SN25 2DA

Telephone: 01793 771615

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Visit a Farm

Visit a Farm

Where: Roves Farm

About: If you're looking for things to do in Swindon, Roves Farm is a great choice for a 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 as well as special seasonal events – we're sure you will have a blast!

Address: Sevenhampton, Swindon, SN6 7QG

Telephone: 01793 763939

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Shopping

Shopping

Where: The Brunel

About: There's nothing like a bit of retail therapy to keep you entertained! And here in Swindon, we're lucky enough to boast an abundance of shops and shopping areas. The Brunel is the heart of Swindon shopping with over 110 shops including independent stores, cafes and eateries

Address: The Plaza, Swindon, SN1 1LF

Telephone: 01793 525857

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Outdoor Play

Outdoor Play

Where: Croft Sports CentreHaydon 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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The Cinema

The Cinema

Where: Empire Cinema

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: Greenbridge Retail Park, Drakes Way, Swindon, SN3 3EY

Telephone: 0871 471 4714

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Bowling

Bowling

Where: Tenpin

About: If knocking down pins and munching on hamburgers sounds right up your alley, then a trip to Tenpin Swindon is a pure strike of genius. The venue has an impressive 20 lanes of bowling where you can show off your strike to your friends, family or colleagues. And when you're done bowling, you can visit the arcades or go for a game of pool.

Address: Shaw Ridge Leisure Park, Swindon, SN5 7DN

Telephone: 0871 222 3675

Wrag Barn Golf & Country Club
Roves Farm
Longs Bar
Hall & Woodhouse
Bounce R Us
Barnes Travel
The Wiltshire
South Cerney Outdoor
STEAM Museum of the Great Western Railway
Prime Theatre

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