Windsor has a good range of indoor family activities, aside from its iconic castle of course. The city’s status as a major tourist attraction means children are well catered for, so you’ll find plenty to occupy them on a rainy day.
BabyBreaks has researched the Top 5 Best Child-Friendly Indoor activities to do in Windsor.
1. Hands on Art Adventures
Get your hands dirty and release your child’s inner creative genius at this fab art studio in Old Windsor. Kids will love getting let loose on clay and canvas, creating their own masterpiece or painting pre-made pottery. A great opportunity to do an activity as a family, there’s something for all ages and abilities here. Plus you get to take a great souvenir home with you – we bet you’ll be using that hand painted mug for years to come!
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 10am – 5pm
2. Absolutely Karting Maidenhead
Adrenaline junkies or any children into cars will love this double level Go Karting track in Maidenhead, just 6 miles from Windsor city centre. Suitable for children ages 8 and above, the Kids Karts are the perfect vehicle for any budding racing drivers to see how quickly they can lap the track. This thrilling activity is guaranteed to put the whole family in a great mood.
Opening Hours: Opening hours vary, check online to book your time slot
3. Slough Ice Arena
Ice skating isn’t just for Christmas! It’s a fantastic way to get some exercise as a family and spend some quality time with your brood. You can practise your pirouettes all year round at the indoor Slough Ice Arena, less than 3 miles from Windsor. As well as the ice rink, there’s a brand-new climbing wall and recently revamped cafe, where you can warm up with a hot chocolate afterwards.
Opening Hours: Check the website to find out the times of the daily public skate sessions.
4. The Jelly Lounge
Set up by local mums Jenny and Tamar, who were fed up with the same old soft play centres, this ‘family club’ focuses on parents just as much as children. On one hand, adults can enjoy excellent, locally sourced food and great coffee in the stylish lounge areas. On the other hand, kids can let off steam in the soft play area or make friends in the tree top hideout.
Daily events include arts and crafts, mini chef classes, pottery workshops, baby and child yoga and much more. Recommended by Hello magazine, and Muddy Stilettos blog, The Jelly Lounge is proving itself to be a roaring success, thanks to its truly relaxing atmosphere for parents.
Opening Hours: Open daily 9am – 6pm
5. Salt Hill Activity Centre
Salt Hill Activity Centre offers hours of indoor fun for the whole family. Facilities include indeed ten pin bowling, an adventure soft play zone, a high ropes course, indoor caving centre and a trampoline park. This is a great choice for active kids, who are sure to be tired out after so much excitement!
Address: Bath Rd, Slough, Berkshire. SL1 3SS
Opening Hours: Open daily 9am – 9pm. Open until 11pm on Friday and Saturday.
In summary, visiting Windsor with children is a great idea for a Family City Break. The city features great kids-friendly restaurants, exciting outdoor activities, and last but not least a great selection of accommodations that will satisfy parents with a large family or with their toddlers.
At BabyBreaks, we have kept a limited choice of activities, restaurants and hotels so that you can prepare your trip to Windsor without browsing the Internet for endless hours.
So if you are looking to be inspired to visit Windsor for your next family weekend, just visit our different Windsor pages to find what this destination has to offer.
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