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Things To Do & Days Out in Hampshire
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Paultons Family Theme Park Now Open: Critter Creek: a new mini-land of weird and wonderful discoveries! 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 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 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 underwater tunnel, open top ray display, Amazing Amphibians and Riveting Reptiles exhibitions.
Marwell Zoo is home to an incredible range of exotic and endangered species, across 140 acres of beautiful, landscaped surroundings. Be as active or relaxed as you want. There are 5 play areas where children can run wild while you take a well earned break.
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 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 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 Over 150 birds of prey, from the tiny Pygmy Owl to the impressive Steller's Sea Eagles! The full daily schedule includes three world class flying displays, keepers’ talks and opportunities for all visitors to hold a British bird of prey.
Libertys Owl Raptor and Reptile Centre A privately run centre with a number of Birds of Prey, several reptiles and cool creepy crawlies. Flying displays are held daily whatever the weather plus daily reptile shows are held during Summer holidays.
Hensting Alpaca Walking Experience When the weather is good we like to walk our alpacas, so why not come and join us here in Otterbourne, Hampshire. Get up close and personal and learn all about these fascinating creatures!
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 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 Kids farm with petting farm, crazy golf, jumping pillows and more. During the year there are a series of themed events. We also have a tractor and trailer ride, crazy golf, inflatables, animal handling, farmyard animals as well, loads of adventure play, swings, sandpit, bale mountain, trampolines.
Manor Farm and Country Park See costumed characters doing traditional things, cuddle and feed the animals, see the history buildings and farm machinery, then play on the adventure area and explore the rest of the park as you like! A charming trip.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 This spectacular motorcycle museum houses over 350 rare and classic motorcycles, many being the only remaining examples in the World! Plus children’s playground, tearoom, gift shops and some friendly animals to meet.
Curtis Museum Family friendly museum that has plenty to engage the kids, and is free to visit! Trails to follow, costumes to dress up in, plus loads to see in the displays. Great programme of family activities throughout the year.
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum The only Victorian steam driven brickworks left 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 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 A traditionally historical and educational museum experience, no kids' features so best for older types but a wealth of information supporting local maritime heritage, the Titanic tragedy and some outdoor trails to back it up.
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 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 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 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 Gallery, Theatre, Library and Social space with family oriented exhibitions, activities, performances and space to browse.
Royal Marines Museum A museum exploring the history of the Royal Marines since their creation in 1664 to present day. Family events held during school holidays. Free entry for kids under 5 years of age.
Portsmouth City Museum Explore different aspects of Portsmouth’s rich and varied history in this informative and well laid out free museum. A good introduction to the city in a cool fairytale like building!
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 Situated on Southsea beach, the Pyramids features three fun pools, water slides and wave pool, plus large soft play area with mazes, climbing nets and ball pits. There is also two Terrace Cafes serving freshly prepared hot and cold food.
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 Leisure centre with 25m main pool, diving area, splash pool, and learner pool. Also has indoor play area, that cates for parties, and a great programme for kids during school holidays.
Petersfield Pool Outdoor heated pool with toddler pool and good disabled access features. Separate toddler paddling available in summer too.
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 children/adults. Kayaking, paddle boarding, climbing, water zorbing and radio controlled yacht hire also available from March to November at extra cost.
Taro Leisure Centre Leisure centre offering activities for all ages, from babes to grandparents! A number of pools to enjoy, including one for toddlers, plus loads of fun activities for everyone. They have a great soft play zone too!
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 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 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 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 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 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. Cool!
JJs World of Fun 2 multi level play areas full of features plus a dedicated toddler zone. Plus they welcome up to 14 years old in the evenings when they play laser tag in the play frame! Cool!
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 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 A great day out with all weather options! Fairground rides for 2 to 10s, cool Skytrail aerial assault course 10m up, a multi level indoor play facility with a 100ft pirate play ship and a huge arcade just begging for your pocket money! Loads of fun!
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 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 A brilliant indoor adventure playground where your children can play safely and securely whatever the weather! Outdoor play available seasonally.
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.
Andover Leisure Centre Super slides and sky glides abound in this multi level adventure fest, but on top of the ball cannons and spook room and whatnot there's also a swimming pool next door with inflatable slides!
Pirate Petes Indoor Play Pirate themed indoor adventure climbing maze, with toddler zone, pirate ship and bouncy castles; outdoor fairground rides (mainly for the smalls); plus High Ropes Sky Trail course! Loads!
Gambado A huge indoor soft play centre which provides a safe, clean and fun environment for parents and children to feel comfortable in and have loads of fun. We also offer fantastic birthday parties!
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.
Wacky Warehouse at The Sovereigns Multi level adventure play for children up to 4ft 9ins tall, attached to family restaurant. All the usual features, best suited to under 6s.
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 Offers a massive playcentre with giant slides, ball pits, zip wire, rope bridge and tunnels spread through a multi level adventure structure.
Run-About Indoor activity centre with 3 level play frame for under 10s plus smaller separate 2 level play frame for toddlers.
Active Monkeys Play and Party Centre 4 tiered play frame and separate baby area at this indoor play centre.
Jeffries Jungle Classic multi level adventure play structure play toddler version, all in a friendly jungle theme. Parties offered too.
Rock Up and Play - is the new indoor soft play area near Fareham inside Rock Up climbing centre. Aimed at the under 5’ there’s a whole host of things for little ones to do, whilst you sit back and relax in the cafe.
Fun and Biscuits Soft Play Cafe is a fun and safe indoor soft play centre for children under 6 years to play in our 2 storey play frame with padded area for babies. Good selection of hot and cold food and drink. Kids' lunch boxes. Market town location.
Fun House Basingstoke A terrific 4 floors of adventure climbing maze packed full of features, plus laser tag, comfy cafe and loads of party packages including disco option! Dare you tackle the 25ft drop slide?...
Adventure Reef at Farnborough Leisure A 3 level adventure climbing structure tucked alongside a bowling alley, with under and over 5s' zones boasting all the favourites from slides to balls via tunnels and bridges!
Jumpys High standard adventure climbing structure fully loaded with rope bridges, big slides, zip line and kiddie cars: ideal for keeping kids fit happy, even better for parties!
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. Over 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 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 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 Romantic house converted from a medieval Augustinian priory that is full of surprises, plus beautiful grounds to discover. Fun Trails for the kids to make the most of their visit. Great all year arts and events programme.
Fort Nelson Imposing Victorian fort housing the Royal Armouries - national collection of artillery with over 350 big guns to see, plus exciting displays! Great place to explore and free to visit!
Southsea Castle A magnificent castle, designed by Henry VIII to protect Portsmouth. Fascinating facts to discover, a range of cannons to see, and an underground tunnel around the moat to explore! Free to visit.
Basing House Nationally important historical site with some amazing stories to uncover. Visitor centre, museum, house, and great barn to explore, plus stately walled garden. Models, audiovisuals, and displays take you on an historic adventure! Open between March and October.
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. A great place to bring the family, with some fun interactive activities to enjoy.
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 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 One of King John's three strongholds, recently restored and open for visitors.
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 Learn about tidal powered milling, sit in an air raid shelter with sound effects, play on a pirate ship playground with picnic areas, plus nature walks and free Smugglers info sheet!
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 Journey into the past in this 17th century village experience: a delightful chance for kids to really experience history and meet quirky costumed characters who'll show you their craftsmanship skills! Loads of fun and educational too.
Winchester Castle and Great Hall The remains of an historic castle with the round table said to be used by the legendary King Arthur! Free to visit and events for kids are held during the school holidays: bonus!
Stansted Park a beautiful stately home with tons of parkland to explore! Visit the maze, play area and mini railway or come to the house to find out about what life was like for the people that lived here long ago.
Alpine Snowsports Centre with 3 differing slopes, flood lights, misting systems, equipment shop and pro tuition all supporting tubing, tobogganing, snowmobile style rides and skiskiskis!
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 Great ice skating rink with open skating and family sessions, special children's sessions and birthday parties available.
Planet Ice Gosport With supportive skating aids for beginners, expert led classes in 3 specialist skating disciplines for the pros in the making plus fun open and disco sessions for everyone else! School holiday extras too!
Calshot Activities Centre Offers an enormous range of exciting water and landbased activities. Includes a state of the art climbing complex, the only indoor velodrome in Southern England, a dry ski slope, and novelty dinghy sailing with Laser Funboats and pedal Picos! Awesome!
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 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.
The New Forest Paddle Sport Company is an Outdoor Activity for the whole family. Kayak, Paddleboard and Bodyboard Hire. New and Used equipment sales. Tuition, Group sessions and Hurst Castle Paddling Tours.
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 The UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Award winning outdoor adventure activities. Families and friends can enjoy a day out like no other. Fly down zip wires, leap off Tarzan Swings and tackle obstacles whilst enjoying some of Britain’s most breathtaking scenery.
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 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 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 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!
Charlton Lakeside Leisure Centre with pitch and putt, crazy golf, pedalos and outdoor activities for kids in the holidays.
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.
Rock Up is a thrilling indoor climbing adventure for all ages. There are 26 challenging climbs for anyone aged 4 to 84 to try and a huge soft play area for the under 5s, along with a great cafe for everyone!
Jump Factory is Basingstoke’s first trampoline park! We offer over 80 trampolines, Walk The Wall, Airbag, Basketball / Dodgeball courts and 3 Half Pipes. We have a mezzanine cafe which has a superb view over the whole park.
Oxygen Freejumping Southampton is a trampoline park with added parkour track in Southampton.
Farnborough Bowl Try Tenpin Bowling at Farnborough Bowl! 10 family friendly lanes offering Cosmic Glow In The Dark bowling as well as the standard with plenty of offers and fun for all!
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.
Hollywood Bowl Eastleigh offers 20 lanes of tenpin bowling fun! Bowling is the great leveller: with the ramps and bumpers it could be anyone's game, and the kids' love that!
MFA Bowl Aldershot now has 16 lanes of modern tenpin bowling, a decent sized arcade with amusements and pool tables, plus lane side service from the snack bar! Bring on the British weather: we're happy indoors!
Bowlplex Basingstoke Family friendly tenpin bowling with bumpers and ball ramps for the kids, plus an under 5s' soft play facility and a video arcade as alternatives or add ons for older and younger. Bring everybody!
Bowlplex Portsmouth Choose from simple tenpin with ramps and bumpers with the smalls, or going disco with the tweens in the Glow Bowling UV nights! Plus Grill diner and arcade with more close by.
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.
Thruxton Kart Centre Brilliant outdoor kart centre suitable for kids aged 8 and older. Great way to experience what real karting is like but with all the safety features you'd expect for children. Arrive and Drive, Junior Sprint Races and more available.
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.
TeamSport Indoor Karting Gosport Get the whole family racing at this fantastic 450m indoor karting circuit. Ages 8 and above can enjoy pedal to metal racing in our speedy cadet karts where parents can join in or relax and spectate in our fuel bar!
TeamSport Indoor Karting Southampton Families can enjoy high octane racing at this epic 375m indoor circuit in Southampton. Our cadet karts for ages 8 upwards provide a great opportunity for young karting enthusiasts – make it their new favourite hobby!
TeamSport Farnborough is an opportunity to get in touch with your inner racing driver. Zip around the indoor track and see who comes first!
Local Haunts Portsmouth Whether you are a visitor, or a local of this city, discover the stories, history, and secrets, from a friendly tour guide as you travel on Alf, a restored London Routemaster Bus!
Historic Southampton Guided Walks Historical guided walks by qualified guides around Southampton. Coach, public walk and armchair tours available.
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 Winchester Treasure Trail Get out with the kids and explore Winchester with a difference! This self guided themed Treasure Trail will have you hunting out the answers to the clues to find the location of the long lost Treasure!
Curious About Portsmouth Get out with the family, and discover Portsmouth with two self guided themed treasure hunt style walks. Answer clues and match pictures, whilst reading stories about this famous maritime port. Buy a booklet, or download instantly, then explore in your own time.
Burley Village of Witches Mystery Trail Take the whole family on an outdoor adventure and put your detective hats on to solve the mystery on this self-guided Treasure Trail!
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 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 Experience the golden age of steam travel and let off steam as you travel through 10 miles of beautiful Hampshire countryside at this living history steam railway! Special events for families throughout the year.
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 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 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 A lovely 7 and a quarter inch gauge miniature railway that runs 850 yards through parkland and forest past a girder bridge and a picturesque little station. Set in the grounds of Stansted Park.
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 Over 22 hectares of lakes, wet meadow and woodland including a designated Paw Trail for dog walkers, a narrow gauge railway, lots of natural wildlife, picnic sites and a year round cafe.
Itchen Valley Country Park Huge park with consistent Green Flag Awards, marked trails and playground, cycle paths and a visitor centre with nature displays, trail maps and a Totem Discovery Trail.
Royal Victoria Country Park A popular country park with woodland and seashore to explore, plus a Visitor Centre, sensory garden, children’s play area, and a miniature railway! Loads of wildlife to enjoy, plus Family Fun and Story Trails to follow. Free!
Sir Harold Hillier Gardens 180 acres of gardens to enjoy and explore, including a Children’s Education Garden. The site boasts a restaurant and tearooms, as well as a giant treehouse play area for adventurers of all ages! Free entry for accompanied kids under 17.
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 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 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 Great adventure play area and kids' summer paddling pool wonderful for under 5s, plus nature trails and loads of different terrain to explore. You can also find a fishing lake, boating pond, nature centre and historic cemetery here.
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 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!
Forest Leisure Cycling - is a New Forest Cycle Hire Centre, based in the unspoilt Village of Burley, close to the New Forest cycle trails, with rides and bikes for all ages and abilities. Open all year round with free parking nearby.
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 Blue Flag awarded beach with lifeguard in summer, a few facilities but a nicely natural feeling area. Blue Flag awarded and great for water sports!
Paint Pots and Parties 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 to enjoy yourself!
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.
Ceramics Cafe A Saturday treat for all ages and abilities: come and make a personal masterpiece from the wonderfully white ready made items and the wonderfully colourful range of art materials! Booking advised.
Get Crafty with Mismatch is a Pottery Painting Studio where you can paint a ceramic animal, money bank or piece of crockery for a gift or a treat for yourself. We also do parties!
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 Classic fun includes Trampolines, Roundabout, Helter Skelter, Swing Boats, Snake and Bumpy Slides plus mini train. Features for all ages.
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 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 BHS approved all weather facility offering riding and polo lessons for all ages plus private farmland hacks. You start with an assessment ride then they move you on to a Beginners' or Refreshers' Course. Simples!
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 Welcoming kids over 4 years old for 1 or 2 hour rides plus special events! Mounts and packages are tailored specifically to your group.
Laser Run Laser Rifle Battle Arena for over 6s to charge about with Laser guns and play zero contact war games. Grown ups can play too so why not team up as a family and win some missions!
Laser Quest Portsmouth Exhilarating laser tag in a 21st century battle zone for ages 8 and up. Stalk your opponents through an exciting labyrinth in this futuristic game. Birthday party packages available.
Sector 7 Laser Come and play a living computer game as you enter the futuristic arena full of special effects and have at the enemy with your laser phasor! Seriously immersive but zero contact combat gaming for brave 4fters and over.