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Family Days Out in Hampshire
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Paultons Family Theme Park
The New Forest
Paultons Family Theme Park Now open: Peppa Pig World! A fully themed attraction with 7 fun rides and an Indoor Play Area! Plus over 60 wonderful rides and attractions to suit all ages included in one price, such as the mighty Edge ride and the awesome Cobra rollercoaster!
Funland
Hayling Island
Funland offers the whole family a great day out with a wide range of fantastic attractions for young and old, both inside and out, including the supersonic, looping roller coaster, crazy golf, the Klondike and the white knuckle Drop Ride!
Blue Reef Aquarium
Portsmouth
Blue Reef Aquarium This award winning facility brings the magic of the undersea world alive. Come face to face with tropical sharks, rays, otters, seahorses and hundreds of other aquatic creatures. Highlights include walkthrough underwater tunnel, open top ray display and the Amazing Amphibians and Riveting Reptiles exhibition.
Marwell Wildlife
Winchester
Marwell Wildlife The 140 acre zoological park is home to over 200 exotic and charismatic species, in beautiful, landscaped surroundings. Be as active or as relaxed as you want. There are 3 play areas where children can run wild while you take a well-earned break.
New Forest Reptile Centre
Lyndhurst
New Forest Reptile Centre Discover more about reptiles and amphibians here at this unique reptile centre located in the national park. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for the best things to do in Hampshire with kids
Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary
Newtown
Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary Spotting deer in the New Forest isn't always easy, but here there is a purpose built viewing platform overlooking a large meadow area where a herd of fallow deer regularly gather.
The New Forest Wildlife Park
Southampton
The New Forest Wildlife Park Amazing animals to see, from owls and otters to wolves, bison, wild boar, red deer, muntjac deer, Scottish wildcats, lynx, wallabies, water voles, foxes, polecats, pine martens and ferrets. Children love the harvest mice scurrying around their mini home. “Go Wild” Adventure Playgrounds for tots...
The Hawk Conservancy Trust
Andover
The Hawk Conservancy Trust Over 150 birds of prey on view at this conservation and visitors centre with talks, feeds, flying demonstrations and other activities.
Libertys Owl Raptor and Reptile Centre
Ringwood
Libertys Owl Raptor and Reptile Centre A privately run centre with a number of Birds of Prey, several reptiles and other creepy crawlies.
Longdown Activity Farm
Ashurst
Longdown Activity Farm A daily schedule of activities includes kid-goat and calf bottle feeding, small animal handling, duck feeding and meeting the pigs. Plus, there are lots more animals to see. There is a brilliant - and very bumpy tractor ride (ground conditions permitting). Five indoor and outdoor play areas means there's...
Finkley Down Farm Park
Andover
Finkley Down Farm Park A family run children's farm with all the character and creatures of a traditional farm plus indoor and outdoor play, pedal karts, trampolines, ride ons and more besides.
Manydown Family Fun
Basingstoke
Manydown Family Fun During the summer months we have the A-maizing Maize Maze! This year the theme is Owls... so it is bound to be a hoot! New for the 2014 season is the jumping pillow, and extended adventure play. We also have the very popular tractor and trailer ride, inflatables, animal handling, and farmyard animals as...
Explosion! The Museum of Naval Firepower
Gosport
Explosion! The Museum of Naval Firepower Explosion! the Museum of Naval Firepower, is a hands on, interactive Museum set in the historic setting of a former gunpowder and munitions depot at Priddy's Hard, on the Gosport side of Portsmouth Harbour.
Royal Navy Submarine Museum
Gosport
Royal Navy Submarine Museum Dive into history and go onboard our submarines with a submariner to hear his stories about living beneath the waves. Peer into the only surviving WW2 midget submarine, climb inside the Royal Navy’s first submarine Holland 1 and relax in our harbour side coffee shop.
D-Day Museum and Overlord Embroidery
Southsea
D-Day Museum and Overlord Embroidery was established in 1984 to tell the story of Operation Overlord from its origins in the dark days of 1940 to victory in Normandy in 1944 with evocative multi media and sensory exhibits.
Winchester Science Centre
Winchester
Winchester Science Centre The all-weather family attraction featuring a Science Centre with 100 hands-on exhibits (big science toys really) and the UK's largest capacity Planetarium. So big you will feel like you are floating through space. Watch out you don't get sucked into a Black Hole!
Milestones - Living History Museum
Basingstoke
Milestones - Living History Museum Imagine an open-air museum inside a massive modern building, a network of streets with shops, a village green and even a pub dating from Victorian times and the 1930s, it's fun: a surprise around every corner!
Museum of Army Flying
Stockbridge
Museum of Army Flying Is home to an amazing collection of army aviation history including over 40 different aircraft. The Museum has a range of interactive displays, simulators and trails for children and big kids can enjoy.
Portsmouth Natural History Museum
Southsea
Portsmouth Natural History Museum The museum tells the story of the wild things of the riverbank, marshes, woods and urban areas of Portsmouth. Many live exhibits including butterfly house.
Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum
New Milton
Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum This spectacular motorcycle museum houses over 350 rare and classic motorcycles, many being the only remaining examples in the World.
Curtis Museum
Alton
Curtis Museum One of the finest local history collections in Hampshire, exploring 100 million years of history Displays include prehistoric tools, Roman pottery reconstruction, Saxon burials, the Battle of Alton 1643, the notorious tale of Sweet Fanny Adams and Hop picking and brewing.
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum
Swanwick
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum The last remaining steam driven brickworks in the country. Come and see our working machinery and the amazing buildings. Try your hand at making a brick. We have outdoor and indoor areas with lots of hands on activities.
Solent Sky Museum
Southampton
Solent Sky Museum A terrific range of aircraft and related artefacts, with special focus on the Supermarine aircraft company, based in Southampton, and its most famous products, the Supermarine S.6 seaplane and the Supermarine Spitfire.
SeaCity Museum
Southampton
SeaCity Museum A traditionally historical and educational museum experience, no kids' features so best for older types but a wealth of information supporting local maritime heritage and some outdoor trails to back it up.
Breamore House and Museum
Breamore
Breamore House and Museum A living museum which provides a fascinating insight into the days when a village was self sufficient, with full size replicas of period buildings and craft equipment. Plus big adventure playground which also boasts The Great British Maze!
Andover Museum
Andover
Andover Museum Discover permanent exhibitions from prehistoric times to the present day with lots to fire the imagination and with temporary exhibitions, including art, craft, photography, history plus a cafe and childrens activities.
Farnborough Air Sciences Trust
Farnborough
Farnborough Air Sciences Trust Museum dedicated to aviation heritage and the areas significant contribution to air science and research with interactive exhibitions and a kids corner.
Museum of the Iron Age
Andover
Museum of the Iron Age Museum with reconstructions of life in the Iron Age plus links to Danebury Hill Fort which is well worth a visit as well.
Winchester Discovery Centre
Winchester
Winchester Discovery Centre Gallery, Theatre, Library and Social space with family oriented exhibitions, activities, performances and space to browse.
Royal Marines Museum
Portsmouth
Royal Marines Museum A museum exploring the history of the Royal Marines since their start.
D Day Museum
Portsmouth
D Day Museum The only museum in Britain that is solely dedicated to covering all aspects of the D Day landings.
Portsmouth City Museum
Portsmouth
Portsmouth City Museum Explore different aspects of Portsmouth’s rich and varied history in this informative and well laid out free museum.
The Rapids
Romsey
The Rapids Experience a world of water, fun and adventure for all the family! Ride The Rapids, zoom the flume, explore the pirate galleon, dodge the tipping bucket or relax in the bubble seats. There's something for everyone!
The Pyramids Centre
Portsmouth
The Pyramids Centre CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO FLOOD DAMAGE IN FEB14. Enjoyed by all ages, be entertained with our Fun Pools with funky flumes and wacky waves. Visit our exciting Indoor Soft Play Centre. Mums and Dads, take time out and relax in our Unique Spa Facilities.
The Aldershot Lido
Aldershot
The Aldershot Lido With its flumes, diving boards and toddler paddling pool it is a great place to exhaust the children, have a picnic and soak up the sun
Havant Leisure Centre
Havant
Havant Leisure Centre Main pool, diving area, splash and learner pool. Also has indoor play area.
Petersfield Pool
Petersfield
Petersfield Pool Outdoor heated pool with toddler pool and good disabled access features. Separate toddler paddling available in summer too.
Lymington Sea Water Baths
Lymington
Lymington Sea Water Baths Fully life guarded, sea water baths open daily to swimmers with children's paddling pool and sandpit. Inflatable water toys for age 7+. Kayaking, climbing, water zorbing and radio controlled yacht hire also available from March to November at extra cost.
Taro Leisure Centre
Petersfield
Taro Leisure Centre A playzone, toddler pool, leisure pool with rapids and slide and much more! An indoor retreat with something fun to offer to everyone! One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for the best things to do in Hampshire with kids
Basingstoke Aquadrome
Basingstoke
Basingstoke Aquadrome With pools, flumes, fully equipped clean family changing rooms, free parking, a lively fun atmosphere and cafe, this is a great day out for any active family.
The Quays Swimming and Diving Centre
Southampton
The Quays Swimming and Diving Centre Offering serious swimming facilities and international standard diving facilities with taster diving sessions for as young as 4 available, with a family session available too.
Alton Sports Centre
Alton
Alton Sports Centre Sports Centre with a 25m main pool, 12.5m teaching pool and a 9m diving pool including a 34 metre flume and 3 storey soft play facility for children aged up to 8 years.
Kids2day Indoor Soft Play Centre
Eastleigh
Kids2day Indoor Soft Play Centre is an indoor children's soft play centre providing 2 play structures, parties for children and a tasty fresh food menu.
Play Days Indoor Soft Play Centre
Basingstoke
Play Days Indoor Soft Play Centre Indoor play centre with multilevel play equipment with toddler and junior ship with cannon ball park, straight and spiral tubes, 4 lane astro slide, sky glide, spy holes and more. Activity panels and soft blocks for the little ones in a separate area.
Playzone
Portsmouth
Playzone Multi storey main frame with loads of features plus under 4s toddler zone with smaller versions of the big fun and a high tech laser zone for over 9s.
JJ's World of Fun
Basingstoke
JJ's World of Fun 2 multi level play areas full of features plus a dedicated toddler zone. Up to 14 years old in the evenings!
Fizzy Kids Indoor Playcentre
Farnborough
Fizzy Kids Indoor Playcentre The indoor play area is purpose-built and has tunnels, a four lane racing slides and a huge ball pool.
Horizone Play Centre
Havant
Horizone Play Centre is a purpose-built indoor play facility, the largest and most imaginative of its kind in the area: the perfect place to stimulate and motivate children as they play while gaining valuable exercise within a safe and supervised environment.
Monkey Bizness
Gosport
Monkey Bizness the premier family entertainment centre, where kids can be kidz. With separate play areas for 0 to 2, 2 to 5 and 5 to 12 year olds and fantastic food at our Amazonian Cafe. There's so much to see and do at Monkey Bizness.
Clarence Pier
Portsmouth
Clarence Pier One of the largest indoor children's playgrounds on the South Coast.
Jungle Jeans
Southampton
Jungle Jeans A truly magical experience awaits you at Jungle Jeans. Discover the sights and sounds of the play frame jungle while the adults sit back, relax and enjoy refreshments from the Tree Top Cafe or let them join in the fun too!
Play Shack
Southampton
Play Shack offer a huge multi level multi color adventure play frame which features classic and modern soft play features, from balls and 3 types of slide to tunnels and bridges with dedicated toddler space.
The Adventure Barn
Winchester
The Adventure Barn A brilliant indoor adventure playground where your children can play safely and securely whatever the weather! Outdoor play available seasonally.
Fun City
Fareham
Fun City is an indoor play centre for children aged 1 to 12 years old full of modern and classic features adventure features form the obstacle course to balls, bridges and slides with segregated toddler zone.
Mobys Playcentre
Fareham
Mobys Playcentre 2012 refurbished purpose built giant indoor play centre for toddlers through to 12 year olds with a new interactive play area available for under 5s.
Andover Leisure Centre
Andover
Andover Leisure Centre - the play structure is made up from 3 levels with a variety of fun features to include; 3 super slides, Sky Glide, 3 ball pools, cargo nets, ball cannon, spiders web, rope bridge, dark room, giant ball room and lots more.
Pirate Petes Indoor Play
Portsmouth
Pirate Petes Indoor Play For children aged one and upwards, pirate themed adventure climbing maze, plus toddler zone, pirate ship, and bouncy castles.
Gambado
Eastleigh
Gambado A huge indoor soft play centre which provides a safe, clean and fun environment for parents and children to feel comfortable in. Above all we provide an environment that allows children to express themselves through creativity and play whichever activity they choose. We also offer fantastic birthday parties!
Wizzy World
Farnborough
Wizzy World Multi level adventure climbing structure with huge slides and all the classic features, plus a dedicated under 3 zone.
Wacky Warehouse Vine Inn
Romsey
Wacky Warehouse Vine Inn Large air conditioned multi level play frame with toddler zone attached to family friendly restaurant. Good disabled access, accommodation available, free WiFi provided.
Fuzzy Eds at The Sovereigns
Portsmouth
Fuzzy Eds at The Sovereigns Multi level adventure play for children up to 4ft 9ins tall, attached to family restaurant.
Wacky Warehouse - Netley Grange
Southampton
Wacky Warehouse - Netley Grange Their usual good standard of indoor play area with loads of slides, balls and fun features for big kids plus dedicated toddler zone with it's own activities. Attached to a family restaurant.
Frankies Fun Factory
Romsey
Frankies Fun Factory Offers a massive playcentre with giant slides, ball pits, zip wire, rope bridge and tunnels spread through a multi level adventure structure.
Run-About
Farnborough
Run-About Indoor activity centre with 3 level play frame for under 10s plus smaller separate 2 level play frame for toddlers.
The Jungle at Farnborough Leisure Centre
Farnborough
The Jungle at Farnborough Leisure Centre Three storey play facility with section for over 5s and separate under 5s section at this Leisure Centre with pools.
Active Monkeys Play and Party Centre
Fleet
Active Monkeys Play and Party Centre 4 tiered play frame and separate baby area at this indoor play centre.
Jungle Mania
Southampton
Jungle Mania Classic multi level adventure play structure play toddler version, all in a friendly jungle theme. Parties offered too.
Beaulieu
Brockenhurst
Beaulieu In the heart of the New Forest this great family day out has something for everyone from motoring to heritage and history to rides. 250 vehicles in the motor museum, living history in Palace house and unlimited rides on the monorail and bus make a day for the whole family.
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Portsmouth
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard - is a great day out for all the family! Offering a unique experience which spans 800 years of British Naval history and situated within a working Naval Base, the Historic Dockyard is the only place in the world to see the Royal Navy past, present and future
Spinnaker Tower
Portsmouth
Spinnaker Tower A 170 metre tall visitor attraction overlooking historical Portsmouth harbour and the Solent. Of the 2 viewing decks the first is a glass floored number so kids feel they're floating, the second houses the cafe and the third is open air.
Mottisfont Abbey and Garden
Romsey
Mottisfont Abbey and Garden An abbey was built here in 1201 and you can still see some of its remains. Have a peek in the dark and atmospheric vaulted Cellarium! The house boasts an impressive art collection and the garden is home to the National Collection of Historic Roses!
Fort Nelson
Fareham
Fort Nelson History from all ages and all over the globe brought vividly to life with an array of fun and exciting activities for all ages.
Southsea Castle
Southsea
Southsea Castle A magnificent castle over 400 years old! Built by Henry VIII to protect Portsmouth it is a sight to be seen!
Basing House
Basingstoke
Basing House A historic adventure recreating the c16th with a museum, gift shop and battle reenactments!
Aldershot Military Museum
Aldershot
Aldershot Military Museum 150 years of British army history housed in a Victorian barracks, this museum tells the story of both soldier and civilian since 1854.
Winchester Cathedral
Winchester
Winchester Cathedral For over a thousand years, people have come to seek inspiration in this magnificent Cathedral. Today, they welcome 300,000 visitors a year to share their worship, explore their heritage and attend their many events.
Whitchurch Silk Mill
Whitchurch
Whitchurch Silk Mill Silk has been woven here since the 1820 to 1830s. The Mill produces high quality silks to order for theatrical costume, interior designers and historic houses. Interactive exhibits and hands on opportunities.
Odiham Castle
Odiham
Odiham Castle One of King John's three strongholds, recently restored and open for visitors.
Tudor House and Garden
Southampton
Tudor House and Garden Gives a unique and atmospheric insight into the lives and times of both its residents through the years, and of Southampton itself. It appeals to visitors of all ages and interests, who find the family-friendly activities, interactive technology and fascinating displays a winning combination.
The Eling Experience
Totton
The Eling Experience Learn about tidal powered milling, site in an air raid shelter with sound effects, pirate play ship and picnic areas, plus historical and ecological walks.
Sustainability Centre
Petersfield
Sustainability Centre Award winning centre offering holistic education into environmentalism through interactive mediums and activities, plus a huge selection of parent child day classes including woodland sleepovers.
Little Woodham Living History Village
Gosport
Little Woodham Living History Village Learn about rural life when you journey into the past in this 17th century village experience. A rare chance to experience the past in a natural setting.
Winchester Castle and Great Hall
Winchester
Winchester Castle and Great Hall An historic castle with the round table said to be used by the legendary King Arthur!
Alpine Snowsports Centre
Aldershot
Alpine Snowsports Centre For absolute beginners upwards they have 3 fantastic slopes: the 'Donut Area', 'Learners Hill' and 'The Wall'! Try your hand at skiing, snowboarding or just cruising on an inflatable donut!
Alpine Snowsports Centre Southampton
Southampton
Alpine Snowsports Centre Southampton An outdoor artificial ski slope in Southampton, we cater for all abilities and ages! Skiing, snowboarding and ringos (inflatable rubber rings that slide down the slope) its great fun for everyone! We do lessons, practice sessions, birthday parties and more!
Planet Ice Basingstoke
Basingstoke
Planet Ice Basingstoke Great ice skating rink with open skating and family sessions, special children's sessions and birthday parties available.
Planet Ice Gosport
Gosport
Planet Ice Gosport is a large indoor ice rink which has many public sessions throughout the week for families to bring their children and have some fun. Great idea for family days out in Hampshire.
Calshot Activities Centre
Southampton
Calshot Activities Centre Offers a wide range of exciting water and landbased activities, for all abilities and ages. Includes a state of the art climbing complex, the only indoor velodrome in Southern England and a dry ski slope.
High Sports Alton
Alton
High Sports Alton Indoor Climbing Centre with opportunities for the smaller climber - ring for more details. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with children
Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre
Southampton
Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre is an outdoor multi-activities centre and offers many water, off ground, land activities and clubs for kids holiday activities, parties, classes, school groups and private tuition. The Centre houses both a climbing wall and a climbing tower within 17 acres of beautiful natural surroundings.
QE2 Activity Centre
Burlesdon
QE2 Activity Centre Activities designed to allow full use by the disabled, allowing access to features including canoeing, climbing, archery, ropes course, zipwire, motorboat, problem solving, orienteering, tunnelling and green team.
Charlton Lakeside
Andover
Charlton Lakeside Leisure Centre with pitch and putt, crazy golf, pedalos and outdoor activities for kids in the holidays.
Portsmouth Indoor Tennis Centre
Portsmouth
Portsmouth Indoor Tennis Centre Classes for toddlers through to 50+ with open coaching sessions, private coaching lessons, Junior classes and a Tennis Academy.
Go Ape Itchen Valley
Southampton
Go Ape Itchen Valley Go Ape is the UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Take to the trees and speed down zip slides. They’re part of an exciting course of rope bridges, Tarzan swings and crossings; all set high above the forest floor.
Southsea Skatepark
Southsea
Southsea Skatepark Arguably the oldest skatepark in the World, this beginner friendly facility also boasts big bowl, ledges, banks, rails, ramps and mini ramps. Pad up!
New Forest Activities
Beaulieu
New Forest Activities Offers a great range of fun and exciting activities aimed at kids big and small. Families can join in with regular open sessions and parties can book special events. Activities include Canoeing, Kayaking, Archery, Cycle Hire and our new Battlefield LIVE laser tag for the digital generation!
Go Ape Tree Top Junior
Ringwood
Go Ape Tree Top Junior A fun filled experience of canopy exploring, trail blazing and obstacles for all to enjoy. You'll take on crossings over trails and finish with one awesome zip wire.
The Outdoor Sports Centre
Southampton
The Outdoor Sports Centre Features include cricket pitches, multi-purpose pitches for football and hockey, tennis courts, a cyclocross and BMX track, an assault course style trim trail, an athletics track and even a crazy golf course!
Laser-Run
Farnborough
Laser-Run Laser Rifle Battle Arena for over 6s to charge about with Laser guns and see who can dodge the most shots.
Miniport Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Portsmouth
Miniport Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Take your family in an electric powered ship, on the pond in the Dockyard. It’s a sister venue to the Miniport at Gunwharf Quays. No entry ticket to the dockyard is required. This is the best boat hire experience you’ll ever have! No previous experience required.
Farnborough Bowl
Farnborough
Farnborough Bowl Try Tenpin Bowling at Farnborough Bowl. The 10 Lane Tenpin Bowling Centre is fantastic fun for all ages. Enjoy bowling in the dark with Cosmic Glow lighting (available at various times) - Kids Bowl FREE on Sundays 10 12pm when accompanied by a full paying adult. Under 3's bowl FREE at all times.
Tenpin Southampton
Southampton
Tenpin Southampton is a bowling centre located on Auckland Road. We have modern computerised lanes, American pool tables, and Amusement Arcades catered towards families and kids. Cosmic bowling and Sector 7 Quasar are also available. There is also the Beach Road Cafe Bar for some delicious meal and snack options.
AMF Bowling Eastleigh
Eastleigh
AMF Bowling Eastleigh Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
Go Bowling Fareham
Fareham
Go Bowling Fareham 25 lanes of classic family friendly tenpin bowling. There are automatic bumpers and ball ramps for children and adults if necessary!
1st Bowl Aldershot
Aldershot
1st Bowl Aldershot Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. Great family fun!
Bowlplex Basingstoke
Basingstoke
Bowlplex Basingstoke Family friendly tenpin bowling, with bumpers and ball ramps for the kids.
Bowlplex Portsmouth
Portsmouth
Bowlplex Portsmouth Family friendly tenpin bowling, with bumpers and ball ramps for the kids.
Matchams Karting
Ringwood
Matchams Karting The 160cc Formula K Fun Karts are operated on a purpose built 100 metre track, these karts are perfect for the younger driver and reach speeds of up to 25mph. Cadets start from 7 years old.
Team Sport Eastleigh
Eastleigh
Team Sport Eastleigh From ages 8 upwards kids / family sessions and parties are a great way to have fun and let tomorrow's budding stars shine. Everyone is fully briefed and taught how to handle their specially adapted kart before they even touch the circuit.
Team Sport Gosport
Gosport
Team Sport Gosport From ages 8 upwards kids sessions and parties are a great way to have fun and let tomorrow's budding stars shine. Kids are fully briefed and taught how to handle their specially adapted kart before they even touch the circuit.
Thruxton Kart Centre
Andover
Thruxton Kart Centre Their 4bhp, 120cc Cadetkart, for 8-12 year olds, enables juniors to experience what real karting is like but with all the safety features you'd expect for children. These karts are fitted with adjustable seats, full wrap-around bodywork, double-adjustable pedals and variable electronic rev limiters.
Ignition Racing
Farnborough
Ignition Racing Race Car simulation centre with 12 individual racing pods, using professional race simulation software to create simulated racing events for 1 to 12 drivers over the age of 11.
Local Haunts Portsmouth
Portsmouth
Local Haunts Portsmouth Visit the local haunts of Portsmouth to get a new perspective of the city and discover secrets and stories you never knew. Whether you are a visitor with time to spare, an hour to fill, a rainy day to while away, or you just want to learn more about the place you call home, then come aboard Alf our friendly...
Historic Southampton Guided Walks
Southampton
Historic Southampton Guided Walks Historical guided walks by qualified guides around Southampton. Coach, public walk and armchair tours available.
Curious About Southampton
Southampton
Curious About Southampton is a unique experience: two treasure hunt style walks of discovery to keep the whole family intrigued and amused. Keep the kids happy answering clues and matching pictures, whilst reading stories about this international maritime city. Buy the booklet from our website and explore in your own time.
The Burley Treasure Trail
Burley
The Burley Treasure Trail If you are looking for something new to do with kids then why not try a self-guided, themed Treasure Trail: they offer an imaginative and fun way to explore, and learn about, the great outdoors.
The Winchester Treasure Trail
Winchester
The Winchester Treasure Trail is one of many excellent clue-led family Treasure Trails in Hampshire, aimed at getting families out and about exploring. Simply purchase the Trail from our website and then begin the Trail at your leisure.
The Shanklin Treasure Trail
Shanklin
The Shanklin Treasure Trail If you are looking for something new to do with kids then why not try a self-guided, themed Treasure Trail: they offer an imaginative and fun way to explore, and learn about, the great outdoors.
Portsmouth Treasure Trail
Portsmouth
Portsmouth Treasure Trail If you are looking for something new to do with kids then why not try a self-guided, themed Treasure Trail! They offer an imaginative and fun way to explore, and learn about, the great outdoors.
Hollycombe
Liphook
Hollycombe Hollycombe gives you the fun of the fair and much more with Steam Powered Edwardian fairground rides, railways, traction engines, farm and more with Listed woodland gardens alongside. Often described as a favourite three generation visit - grandparents, parents and children can all have fun!
Hayling Seaside Railway
Hayling Island
Hayling Seaside Railway The EHLR is a new 2ft gauge light railway on the coast of Hayling Island, Hampshire, running for just over 1 mile between Beachlands and Eastoke Corner.
Mid Hants Railway Watercress Line
Alresford
Mid Hants Railway Watercress Line Let off steam as you travel through ten miles of beautiful Hampshire countryside at this living history steam railway!
Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway
Exbury
Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway Outdoor Adventure Play Area, brand new for 2014, is a must-stop destination for younger visitors, with a basket swing, climbing apparatus and a slide, with easy access to the toilet facilities, and only a stone’s throw away from the Tea Rooms. Summer is a favourite time for families.
Miniport at Gunwharf Quays
Portsmouth
Miniport at Gunwharf Quays Family boat hire with a difference, for all ages! Drive a miniature ship in our sheltered boating pool. Our fleet of ships include ferries, a Royal Navy destroyer and a fire boat. The ships are electric powered, easy to drive and seat up to four. No previous experience required.
Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway
Eastleigh
Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway Come and ride on our 1 and a quarter mile track to the children's playground and picnic area by the lakes at Monks Brook Halt.
Stansted Park Light Railway
Rowlands Castle
Stansted Park Light Railway The 7 and a quarter inch gauge miniature railway runs 850 yards through parkland and forest past a girder bridge and a picturesque little station.
Staunton Country Park
Havant
Staunton Country Park Explore acres of ancient woodland and beautifully landscaped parkland at the award winning Staunton Country Park. You can escape to another age as you discover mysterious follies in these idyllic surroundings.
Lakeside Country Park
Eastleigh
Lakeside Country Park 60 acres of lakes, wet meadow and woodland situated between Eastleigh and Southampton.
Itchen Valley Country Park
Southampton
Itchen Valley Country Park A great country park with lots to offer for everyone. Play areas, play trails, picnics, football and much more.
Royal Victoria Country Park
Southampton
Royal Victoria Country Park Overlooking Southampton Water, this popular park provides ideal facilities for children and peace of mind for parents to enjoy a safe environment. The relaxing and happy atmosphere is complemented by a calendar of events, exhibitions, barbeque sites and walks.
Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
Romsey
Sir Harold Hillier Gardens A beautiful Arboretum-style garden to enjoy and explore, a site boasting a restaurant and tea rooms as well as a giant tree-house play-area for adventurers of all ages.
Stourhead
Stourton
Stourhead World famous 18th-century landscape garden, magnificent lake shimmering with reflections of classical temples, mystical grottoes and rare and exotic trees. Families can collect tracker packs to make it more fun for the kids, too.
The Forest of Bere
Fareham
The Forest of Bere An enchanting place with a diverse range of natural habitats too see from scenic walk and cycle routes. There are also a huge oak tree house, wooden playhouses, wigwams, sand pit, climbing wall, bridge and shingle stream.
Blackbrook Park Play Area
Fareham
Blackbrook Park Play Area Facilities for all ages and abilities with skating area and hoops for older kids, plus loads of classic adventure play equipment for younger ones.
Southampton Common
Southampton
Southampton Common Mixed woodland, wetland, parks, ponds and nature trails. plus adventure play area and kids' paddling pool in summer.
Brickfields Country Park
Aldershot
Brickfields Country Park Reclaimed from the remains of a Victorian brickworks and clay diggings, this country park is less than eight acres in size, making it one of the smallest in the country, but well worth a visit.
The Vyne
Basingstoke
The Vyne House and gardens to explore plus a tearoom to enjoy but the children will want to visit for the play area which is one of a kind!
Hayling Island Beach
Portsmouth
Hayling Island Beach Boasts the International Blue Flag, and the Solent Water Quality Award in recognition of its high standards. Good for swimming and water sports, and is also a Site Of Scientific Interest.
West Wittering Beach
Chichester
West Wittering Beach Blue Flag awarded beach with lifeguard in summer, a few facilities but a nicely natural feeling area.
Made By Me Studio
Gosport
Made By Me Studio Paint your own pottery in Lee on Solent, a beautiful, traditional sea front location, with lots to see and do. The studio offers a fun, friendly atmosphere for all the family.
Paint Pots and Parties
Petersfield
Paint Pots and Parties is a paint your own pottery studio for the whole family. We supply everything you need, from pottery to paints to ideas and inspiration. Suitable for all ages and abilities, you don’t need to be an artist, you just need to enjoy yourself!
The Pottery Cafe
Medstead
The Pottery Cafe Is a paint-your-own ceramic pottery, where you and the children can decorate our home made earthenware, or keep memories alive with baby footprints and children’s handprints on ceramic. Just off the A31 near Four Marks.
Pots To Doodle Do Pottery Studio
Basingstoke
Pots To Doodle Do Pottery Studio is a pottery painting studio for all ages and abilities. Fun with paints, sponges, stamps and stickers to create lovely personalised pottery.
Southsea Model Village
Southsea
Southsea Model Village A quaint model village in a great location with over 40 models and a miniature railway.
Go Ape Forest Segway
Ringwood
Go Ape Forest Segway You can enjoy our forest Segway experience in the most beautiful forests in the UK. From two legs to two wheels: for the ultimate forest experience on a rugged all-terrain Segway. It's a totally unique way to tackle the trails in the forest.
The Pleasure Park
Southampton
The Pleasure Park Classic fun includes Trampolines, Roundabout, Helter Skelter, Swing Boats, Snake and Bumpy Slides plus mini train. Features for all ages.
Gleneagle Equestrian Centre
Southampton
Gleneagle Equestrian Centre BHS approved facility offering lessons for all, plus hacking in Itchen Valley Country Park. Pony Club and fun days also available.
Burley Villa Riding School
New Milton
Burley Villa Riding School offers Horse Riding in the New Forest National Park. Riding Lessons for 4 years and over and Forest Rides for 7 years and over. Traditional and Western Saddle. Beginners Welcome. British Horse Society Approved Riding School and Stables.
Park Farm Equestrian Centre
Basingstoke
Park Farm Equestrian Centre BHS approved all weather facility offering riding and polo lessons for all ages plus private farmland hacks.
Bagnum Riding Stables
Ringwood
Bagnum Riding Stables is a family run and family oriented riding centre offering Kids' Walk Outs, Pony Club and menage based lessons, Forest Hacking, Day Rides and Summer Night Rides, plus show jumping and dressage competitions are also held.
Burley Manor Riding Stables
Burley
Burley Manor Riding Stables Welcoming kids over 4 years old for 1 or 2 hour rides plus special events. Mounts and packages are tailored specifically to your group.

Thanks for all the great things to do and Theme Parks in Hampshire with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.

Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed

So, if you've been for great days out with the kids, or a school trip, which isn't shown above, just send in an email and we'll add it on so people visiting on holidays and all the other children in Hampshire can enjoy the great day out as well.



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