Small Steps RSS
HOME / Local / Events Calendar
Search Small Steps
Loading
Register today for our free newsletter
Keep up to date with all the latest baby & toddler competitions, offers, recipes, parenting tips, local activities and more!


Events Calendar

Select a month/year:
Select a day:
MTWTFSS
303112345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930123
45678910
PLEASE Check with the organisers before attending events as details may have changed!
Add an event? It's very easy and free to do.


(You must be Registered and logged in first)
Places to go and things to do with your baby, toddler, children and family LOCAL to you. Find great places to go and fun things to do with your baby, toddler and all the family.

SEARCH in - Ascot, Barnet, Bath, North East Somerset, Birmingham, Bracknell, Bristol, Bromley, Cheltenham, Chester, Cirencester, Coventry, Enfield, Forest of Dean, Gloucester, Greenwich, Herefordshire, Harrogate, Leamington Spa, Leeds, Maidenhead, Milton Keynes, North East Somerset, Nottingham, Nuneaton, Peterborough, Salisbury, Scarborough, Solihull, South Warwickshire, Stroud, Sutton Coldfield, Sutton and Merton, Swindon, Telford, Tewkesbury, Wandsworth, Warwick, Windsor, Woolwich, Worcestershire, York. Just click on your Area to the left and then select a date to see What’s On.
19 April 2015

Every Sunday from 11 January, 2pm & 3.15pm, including 1 February for National Storytelling Week
Our popular storytellers bring the Horniman’s collections and Gardens alive with enchanting stories from around the world.
Free. For families with children aged 5+.

Abbey Park is an ideal place for a family day out, with plenty to keep people of all ages amused, plus it is free to visit. The setting includes a natural terrace with excellent views over the river Avon from the higher levels. There are plenty of open grassy areas, a lily pool, and lots of lovely...

The refurbished play area has a wide range of play equipment to offer a variety of physical and interactive challenges for all ages. Leisure facilities include: an enclosed children's play area; climbing space net for the older children; circular footpath (1.1 miles); walled garden, 9 hole crazy go...

We are a small, family owned childrens farm, operating for over 30 years! With lots of friendly farm animals, we are mostly undercover so weather does not cause US any problems! Ideal for all visitors who love animals and wish to have close contact with them. Plenty of handwashing facilities, am...

Popular favourites include: Ring-tailed lemurs, wallabies, meerkats, raccoons, prairie dogs, yellow mongoose, river hogs, monkeys, goats and numerous small mammals in their Pet's Corner. Plus the new Bertie's Bugs and Beasts exhibit, with all things creepy and crawley! Features include Little Tyke'...

Thirteen huge and incredibly life-like animatronic Big Bugs will make the Zoo their home for six months this summer, bringing bug-tastic larger than life fun and excitement to all. The new residents will include some of the world’s most popular species, such as the 7-spot ladybird, Mexican Red Kn...

Brimham Rocks Discover an amazing collection of weird and wonderful rock formations to explore and study, which makes a great day out for inquisitive families, as well as climbers and shutterbugs after magnificent views over Nidderdale. Kids can let their imaginations run wild as the whole family e...

The park is a special place as it houses Coventry's only castle remains, that of Caludon Castle set admist 24 acres of beautiful park land forming a unique urban oasis. The park is a great place to relax and enjoy the open space as well walk around a 14th century ruin and historic site. The br...

We have a jungle gym play garden for children and animals grazing throughout the estate. We have many children’s events being held throughout the year, from teddy bears picnics to Easter egg hunts. One particular favourite is our AMazing Christmas experience, where a special visitor can be seen in ...

It is the perfect location for a fun filled family day out or a relaxing picnic out in the fresh air. We have a childrens play area designed for children under 12 and a climbing forest out in the woods especially made for children over 8. The bird hide is fully accessible and a great way for child...

With seven unique galleries including an enchanting toy collection, the museum is a nostalgic journey through the 20th century, making it a vintage day out for the whole family to enjoy. The museum is bulging with great cars, quaint caravans, precarious looking motorcycles, enamel signs and an intr...

Visitors will be scrambling to enter Willows Activity Farm during their Easter Eggstravaganza event. Whether or not the weather is sunny side up, families will find acres of indoor play and under cover fun. Families can take a tour of the farm on Tristan the Runaway Tractor and then try to compl...

The Crocky Trail is an outdoor adventure trail one mile in length with loads of activities along the way, such as mazes, swings, slides, bridges, tunnels etc, though there is always a way around the more challenging obstacles.

Curious About Bath is an exciting way of discovering how this elegant Edwardian city became what it is today. Enjoy the walks separately, or join them together to form one longer walk, depending on how many distractions divert you, and your available time and energy! Be entertained and challenged, ...

The last surviving tea clipper and the fastest and greatest of her time, she is a living testimony to the bygone, glorious days of sail and, most importantly, a monument to those that lost their lives in the merchant service. Venture aboard and beneath one of the world’s most famous ships. Walk alo...

You can choose from pottery, plaster, Decopatch, make-a-bear and glass fusing. We run workshops and after school classes throughout the year. We are the perfect venue for a party or celebration and offer different packages to suit. We have a beautiful range of baby keepsakes, all lovingly made by ...

It is never too late to start your New Year resolutions and this year’s Big Fun Run series gives people of all abilities the chance to kick start a new, active 2015. Set in 18 of the UK’s most iconic parks from Glasgow to Brighton, the 5k events are aimed at all members of the family, with entry...

With breathtaking scenery, epic zip wires and hours of fun. We think everyone has the Go Ape spirit just waiting to be unleashed! There’s no greater rush than the great outdoors, so whether your tribe is a birthday party, or simply a day out with the kids, we make our courses as fun and as accessib...

Physical fun at it's best! Go Bananas has something for the whole family from tiny tots to hulking great 10 year olds! Whiz your way down the cool wavy Astra slide to race your friends, swoosh down the half pipe into the immense ball pool, wibble across the wobbly bridge and jump the star burst clo...

Miniature train rides set in the beautiful surroundings of Chester's Grosvenor Park. Only a few minutes walk from the city centre. The railway runs Diesel and occasionally Steam trains around a quarter mile circuit, over the long wooden viaduct, round the pond full of Ducks, Moorhens and a large wh...

These include Western World, The Lost World, Smuggler's Wharf and Lilliput Land and more! All of which combine to keep even the most active of children occupied for a full day. No Gulliver's park would be complete without its resident characters, Gully and Gilly Mouse and all their friends, includi...

Hack Green was one of 21 fixed radar stations in the country and one of only 12 fully equipped with searchlights and fighter aircraft control. In one of the cabinets in the museum you can see some of the original communications equipment used by Searchlight Command. Discover the secret world of nuc...

Visit us for Free to immerse yourself and your family in arts, history and culture. With a selection of permanent galleries and temporary exhibition spaces, along with a whole host of ongoing workshops and events, the Herbert offers a great day out. Our fantastic family offer was recognised when we ...

Horse Play offers indoor adventure play, with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant with separate kids' menu.
For kids up to 4ft9.

IPlay Soft Play We at i-play feel privileged to offer the little people of Bristol together with their parents and carers a safe yet challenging and exciting indoor play arena, perfect for building confidence. Come and try out our two storey bespoke play frame that includes giant balls, slides an...

Jam Jam Boomerang is a brilliant spot for letting kids have a physical play adventure while you can watch from a safe distance and listen to the stories when the come up for air! For the under 4 year olds there's a fantastic 2 floor play frame packed with fun features and great for the pre schooler...

Adventurous kids under 4ft9 can rampage through the main play frame, full of modern versions of classic play features plus a large snake flume slide and immense waterfall drop slide (this only available at certain times as it’s so big it has to be supervised!).

Lambing will be taking place in our animal barns.
Come along, get up close and see all the new lambs being born!

With nearly 40 years experience and 150 classes a week Stantonbury knows how to teach swimming. First class facilities include a dedicated learner pool and a 25 metre main pool for learners of any age from 3 years upwards. Following the ASA National Teaching Plan, and a low swimmer to teacher ratio...

Stretching across London, Essex and Hertfordshire for 10,000 acres, Lee Valley Regional Park is a mecca for outdoor lovers with great walking routes, white water rafting, horse riding, fishing, bird watching, golf, climbing, athletics, nature reserves, camp sites and wonderful miles of wide open spa...

Suitable for children and adults, you could be jumping into the sky to catch a trapeze, climbing a giant ladder, riding a zip wire or problem solving closer to the ground the next. Whichever activities you choose, with the help of our expert technicians and with the support of your friends we promis...

The smaller area features soft and developmental toys and activities plus room to crawl and toddle, while the main frame is packed with all the fun features the kids know to expect, like ball pool and slides, tunnels and bridges, squashy stairs and loads of padding. Classic fun! The seating area ha...

A great day out for kids and all the family. Our indoor and outdoor play areas offer something for everyone in all weathers. Enjoy our Young Farmers’ Play Barn and Fort Adventure Play Area. Explore our living willow structures; picnic and toddler play areas, pond dipping and our nature trails - a...

There are audio boxes in the Cave and in front of the Petrifying Well that has a children's version, there is a statue in a dark corner of the cave that always gives the kids a fright. The museum is entertaining rather than formal with life size figures including Mother Shipton. Kids love making a ...

This is great for all the family as they offer junior bikes and trailer bikes too. A great way to see more is to jump on board the 7.8m rib for a tour around the local islands or to take a guided segway tour around the grounds. If you want some fun in the fresh air with your family, have a go at t...

A magnificent 17th Century ducal mansion built on the site of the original Medieval Castle, with spectacular views across the city

Step into the world of ‘Once Upon a Time’ to meet characters and storytellers as we discover the wonderful world of books and stories. Events are free with standard admission. Tickets are valid for 12 months: Adult - £11.95, Child 3 years plus - £11.95. Child 1-2 years - £4.25; Child 0-11 month...

3 APRIL – 24 MAY Polka Theatre Presents... "Operation Magic Carpet" By Samantha Ellis An action-packed adventure from London to Baghdad. Nomi wants a story of her own. She lives in London but dreams about Baghdad, where her parents are from. One night over dinner, a genie bursts out of a m...

The pump room side has an extensive fenced play area, and a Peacock Palace (which as well as the aforementioned includes guinea pigs, lop eared rabbits, chipmunks and fancy birds). The toilets are close to this play area. The award winning central cross cafe is along the footpath from the stone ...

Helpful if you've got overexcitable kids! Absolute beginners can pick up some friendly expert lessons here, plus those who have some natural skill and want to take it a bit further can access speciality lessons in figure skating, ice dancing, ice hockey and speed skating! Each of the disciplines na...

If you have ever wondered how stars and planets are born, what astronomers do during the daytime or even about our place in the universe, the interactive Weller Astronomy Galleries will help you unravel the mysteries of the cosmos. A thoroughly entertaining and educational day out!

Here are the top ten things to see and do: 1. Explore maze world: the largest collection of permanent mazes in the UK 2. Enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the Wild Walks from the tree top trails 3. Let Sol, the talking sunflower, take you on a fascinating journey through the natural world in the intera...

Play Planet offers a nice big 3 floor play space with loads of lightly outer space themed features to exercise and entertain the kids, including iterations of all the classics like slides and ball pools, climbing nets and space to run. There's a special little spot just for the small ones, with sof...

The park has been landscaped with modern techniques to recreate an 18th century park including traditional style follies, which include a vintage gypsy caravan and a traditional Wendy House structure with wooden toys in. You will also see over 50 types of creature wandering about including peacocks ...

From aerial climbing to the fast and furious slides, there is something for everyone including a fun toddler soft play area with ball pool. Outside visitors can enjoy mini golf, maze, giant fort, boating lake, JCB dig and play or get up close with the friendly farmyard animals, cuddly rabbits and g...

Treat the kids to a literal blast at Quasar Elite Bromley, where you can play laser tag, the terrific zero contact war game played with infra red laser guns! Essentially you have to shoot the opposing team more than they shoot you, plus destroy their base to win the battle!

There are also beautiful gardens and a deer park which the smalls will love and a large tropical plant collection. Ripley Castle Guides have tailor-made a tour especially for children. These tours are entertaining, engaging and fun and available at 11.45am and 1.45pm every Saturday and Sunday betwe...

A fascinating, hands-on guide to gunpowder, big bangs, weapons and warfare too. There is 300 years of explosive history brought to life through film, exhibitions and interactive displays. Explore the Armoury with over 200 historic fire-arms and visit the Rocket Vault where you will be able to see s...

Whether you love lionfish, prefer pufferfish or are mad about moray eels, you'll find them all here! There's the Tropical Reef Zone that is home to the beautiful, and in some cases dangerous, reef dwelling fish. In our Rainforest River, you'll come face to face with the notorious red bellied piranha...

Riccall-based jewellery designer, Helen Drye is delighted to have been selected as one of just 10 jewellery-makers to take part in the 15th Annual York Open Studios. The first event takes place from 6pm this Friday, 17th April. Having come from a background in the public sector, Helen found that...

The delightful Severn Valley Railway is a full size railway service running regular steam-hauled passenger trains between Kidderminster and Bridgnorth, largely along the scenic River Severn. You may join the line from several stations, not just the one marked here as the address! Highlights include...

A farm in the heart of the city. The children can get close to the animals and there are regular "feeding" sessions throughout the day. Ideal for family visits as there are picnic tables and toilets in-site. The farm is free to visit and we are open 9.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Sunday. During winte...

Located only eight miles from the picturesque Broadway, the castle has played an important role in Englandâs history, boasting royal connections that stretch back over 1,000 years. It is also the only private castle in England to have a queen buried within the grounds. The last of Henry VIIIâs six ...

The world's biggest charity swim, Swimathon, is back for the 29th year having raised over £40 million for charitable causes. Swimathon 2015 is set to be the biggest year yet and we are extremely pleased to welcome back Marie Curie as this year’s charity partner. Marie Curie nurses give free hands-o...

Planted over twenty years ago by brothers Lindsay and Edward Heyes, the fun of the a-Mazing Hedge Puzzle has made it Herefordshire's most popular private tourist attraction.
People from all over the world have enjoyed finding out about mazes through the millennia.

The Core is the new name for Herefordshire Roller Skating club and is primarily a Roller Rink, but also offers laser tag games, an Archery Club, and a Futsal Club. It has the first permanent skate rink in the heart of the city and holds regular roller skating sessions, which are a really fun way to...

The Knapp and Papermill Nature Reserve is a beautiful place to take the kids, with woodland, old valley meadows and orchards to explore. It is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, plus it is open and all year and free to visit! There is a great trail to...

Located in the centre of Stratford upon Avon, The MAD (Mechanical Art and Design) Museums mesmerising array of Kinetic Art and Automata has been handcrafted by some of the cleverest and craziest inventors in the world. There are buttons to press, handles to turn, lights, colours, weird sounds and l...

The Play Centre at Edmonton Leisure is a bright and colourful adventure soft play facility which offers a safe environment where your children can play, explore, make friends and get loads and loads of exercise.

BHS approved The Playmate Childrens Riding School welcoming 2 to 12 year olds for fun style lessons in the all weather school, with 40 acres of farm land for riding in the summer, show jumps and outside play area.

The Royal Pump Room Museum is a small family friendly museum where you can discover Harrogate's spa history in the displays. You can borrow a family backpack, try the mystery object game or complete the spa trail to discover what it would be like to be a visitor 100 years ago. You could also inves...

It has a huge play area for all age ranges including a small area with toddler slides, a tellytubbie style mound with tunnel and swings. For older children there is a wooden fortress, tyres swings and other large pieces of sturdy wooden equipment. There are 4 tennis courts, pitch and putt and crazy...

The Warehouse Climbing Centre is set over 5 floors with dedicated spaces for climbing, bouldering and children’s activities. The Digi wall, Auto belay room and kids bouldering area offer a unique range of activities where children can learn, keep fit, grow in confidence and most importantly have fu...

Thinktank is about us, our world and the way we live in it. Thinktank is like nothing you've ever seen before, because Thinktank is a brand new way of looking at the past, the present and the future. Every area has been designed to bring knowledge alive whatever your age.

Some holes are simple and some are more challenging, with some interesting surprises and features such as humps, bridges and a waterfall. See if you can score a par on the fifteenth hole in the middle of the lake! Please be aware that this course has steps and bridges that may not be suitable for s...

Children are welcome until 9pm, there is a full kids’ menu and there’s also a beer garden set aside just for families. With a main frame spanning several floors and incorporating loads of classic adventure play equipment there’s plenty to do, all great developmental activities for physical and soci...

The Wacky Warehouse at the Squinting Cat has loads of cool adventure play equipment jammed into a giant climbing frame that will entertain the kids aged 6 months to 10 years (or up to 4ft9) for hours. Naturally the play area also incorporates an enclosed play zone for babies and toddlers, offering ...

Walks with Hawks gives you the opportunity to get up close and personal with some amazingly beautiful birds of prey. The Hawk Walk will introduce you to the ancient art of Falconry as you walk through the countryside with the hawks following and then gliding on to your gloved fist when raised! You ...

rom crawling through a giant trunk tunnel to sitting in a leafy hammock or looking down on the world from our birds nest tree home our new Exploratree play area for young children and toddlers (five and under) is about providing fun hands-on engaging activities that connect families with trees. As s...

Free-range fun for all the family at White Post Farm! One of the East Midlands’ most popular visitor attractions. The farm’s open every day of the year (Apart from Christmas Day & Boxing Day!) and with lots to do, rain or shine, it’s perfect for family days out, school trips and birthday parties. ...

An open air exhibition of photos showing the wildlife of Ferry Meadows taken in the Park by Park visitors. The Pictures are displayed on a series of 17 panels at Roman Point in Ferry Meadows. Times: 8:00am-4:00pm Meet at: Ferry Meadows Visitor Centre Cost: Free Easy access: Yes Booking: No n...

At Winkies children's play and party centre you will find: Winkies Town: a unique child sized house and shops where children can play and explore using their imaginations, developing their social and interactive skills. Happy Kids Computers: touch screen computers that challenge children's menta...

Wye Valley Miniature Golf is part of a group of attractions in Symonds Yat West, which includes Wye Valley Butterfly Farm, Laser Ops, and the aMazing Hedge Puzzle! This is worth noting as If you visit either of these attractions first, you will get all your rounds at half price! This pleasant outdo...

Wye Valley Warfare Laser Ops is a great way to have some adrenaline fuelled fun with the kids in a fantastic Close Quarter Battleground, using clever laser technology and can even tag you through leafy cover! Laser tag is a fun tactical game that the kids will love, with a Special Operations twist,...