What to do with the kids in Swindon this Spring Bank Holiday


The Spring bank holiday is just around the corner on Monday, May 29th and Swindon has a whole range of things for the kids to do on what we all hope is a seasonally sunny day.

Visit the historic State Rooms of Lydiard House Museum to see a new special exhibition and take part in the new family activity. Children’s can then climb, swing and slide at one of Swindon’s favourite family destinations - the playground at Lydiard Park offers colourful, state-of-the-art play and climbing equipment suitable for children of all ages.

Explore the Triaction Special – a huge climbing frame with masses of slides and poles to go down –and climb the Giant Octonet, with its intricate maze of rope ladders. Sensory panels add a different experience for all children using the play area. These include a woodland finger maze, ladder rattle and rain wheel.

There is a dedicated play area for toddlers, with special equipment to enjoy early adventures in swinging, climbing and sliding.

Lydiard Park also has two high-wire, high-adrenaline adventure courses set in the treetops next to the adventure playground, which is run by Jungle Parc.

Hop over to STEAM Museum for the new exhibition celebrating female pioneers in railway engineering, an Air Raid Shelter experience and an opportunity to climb aboard Swindon-built GWR locomotives

Pack a picnic and visit Coate Water's new play park - an inclusive wheelchair roundabout, an inclusive multi-play seesaw and a larger multi-play unit are some of the new features of the play park. A number of swings have also been built, including one which is wheelchair accessible.

In-ground trampolines, slides and a nine-platform multi-play unit will also be added to keep children entertained as well as an inclusive sandpit, sensory bells and wind chimes, together with an inclusive spinning carousel.

If your kids just love to burn off all their energy, they can run around at one of Swindon's many amazing green spaces from Barbury Castle, Lawns Woods and GWR Park to Town Gardens, Stanton Park and Queen's Park.

Jolly Roger Adventure has got bouncy castles, and an amazing soft adventure play area to keep the kids amused.

Why don't they take a dip in one of the deep ball pools, or dare they (or even yourself!) ride 'The Drop' slide: over 31 ft long! And now they have one of the biggest indoor astra-slides in the country it's fast, it's the latest addition to the Jolly Roger's list of fun.

Rockstar Climbing is an indoor climbing centre providing Taster Sessions for children and families, fun climbing parties, regular children's climbing club sessions for kids aged 5 and above, and also has a dedicated climbing area for children under 5.

The centre boasts over 600 square meters of state-of-the-art climbing and offers safe and exhilarating climbing experiences for the whole family.

With Active Reality at the Link Centre, enter the virtual world as you put on your goggles and face what's in front of you. Whether you jump in solo or with a group of friends! Did you know you can have your own avatar? You can even see your friends' avatars! Please note: attraction is only for those who are 9+.

Wacky Warehouse Churchill located in the Churchill pub, Royal Wootton Bassett offers an impressive activity centre with a wide range of indoor soft play facilities! With a three-tier play frame, slides, ball pools, obstacles and arts and crafts activities, younger children will be entertained for hours. And all play is totally safe as there is soft padding every where!

We're all hoping for a sunny bank holiday, but if the weather does turn, Swindon's three multiscreen cinemas - Empire Greenbridge, Cineworld Regent Circus and Cineworld Shaw Ridge - are currently showing a range of blockbusters designed to excite the kids, including Guardians Of The Galaxy Volume 3, The Super Mario Bros Movie, The Little Mermaid and Fast X.