Days out for kids (age 2-4)

Days out, Family

There is a huge choice of great days out for children across the UK, zoos, farm parks, and museums that all offer something fun and interesting for children of all ages. We have put together our favourite attractions for 2-4 year olds, a collection of days out that toddlers will enjoy!

The Eden Project, Cornwall

Eden Project- Credit britainonview Martin Brent

Admittedly, The Eden Project is a fantastic day out for children and adults alike, but what Eden really gets right is the ‘toddler experience’. Throughout the winter season, there’s ice skating with a little penguin skating buddy to help toddlers slip and slide across the ice under the room of the iconic biomes.

Inside the rainforest biome, there’s plenty to see and touch. The gigantic indoor rainforest has plenty of little pathways, stepping stones, and sand pits to make the longer trails more exciting for younger children. Outdoors, there are plenty of play areas and play spaces, and tunnels made of willow and bamboo that children will love to explore.

Child friendly accommodation near the Eden Project

National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth


The aquarium at Plymouth is the largest in the UK and creates a fascinating underwater world that will amaze children and capture their imagination. With huge shark enclosure, gigantic sea turtles gracefully gliding overhead and beautiful manta rays flying through the water, you’ll have to drag the kids away when it’s time to go home!

Child friendly accommodation near the National Marine Aquarium

Magic Land, Gloucestershire

days out with toddlers

This wonderfully magical indoor soft play area is a great day out for toddlers. A huge multi-floored soft play castle fills the 13,000 square foot indoor play area. With wave slides, air powered cannons that shoot foam balls across the room,  a Little Wizards area for under 4s, with ball pools, and crawl tubes, children will have a fantastic day out and return home suitable tuckered out from all the fun!

There is also an area suitable for 18 months and under with bouncers and mirrors, and daily Little Wizards workshops with colouring, toy play, and a free squash and a biscuit!

Child friendly accommodation near Magic Land

Creepy Crawlies, Yorkshire

days out with toddlers

This fantastic indoor soft play area has special play zones for babies and toddlers along with role play workshops, dressing up, discos, messy play, and musical instruments; there’s plenty to keep little ones-and bigger alike entertained.

Outdoors there is a small petting zoo full of cute guinea pigs, ponies, chipmunks and lots more that your children can meet, pet, and feed. The award winning café also comes very highly recommended serving locally sourced and homemade meals, cakes, and hot drinks.

Accommodation near Creepy Crawlies

Mabie Farm Park, Scotland

mabie farm

This fantastic farm park is a great day out for small children, they can get pull their wellies on and day hello the all the friendly farm animals and even help out with feeding. There are donkey rides, pigs, sheep, goats, and little lambs to meet! Outdoors, there are jumping pillows and bouncy castles that toddlers will love, an outdoor play park and a train ride especially for small children that runs through park of the park.

Indoors, there are more bouncy castles and a special under 5’s play zone with play equipment and a pets corner where you can meet the smaller inhabitants of the farm including rabbits, guinea pigs, and mice.

Accommodation near Mabie Farm Park

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Posted by Lizzie on 22nd January 2017