Legoland (24 miles)
Children aged 3 to 12 can take to the road, soar through the skies and sail the seas in complete safety. With over 50 interactive rides, attractions, live shows, building workshops and driving schools, not to mention over 55 million LEGO bricks, all set in 150 acres of beautiful parkland. Heartlake City...
Paultons Family Theme Park (29 miles)
The New Forest
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!
Bekonscot Model Village (31 miles)
Bekonscot Model Village
The Village depicts rural England in the 1930s and is a miniature wonderland which delights children of all ages. Buy a quiz (over 5s and under 5s) from our shop and enjoy answering the questions as you wander around.
Funland (33 miles)
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!
Chessington World of Adventures (34 miles)
Chessington World of Adventures
With nine themed lands, over 1000 species of animals and a safari themed hotel, Chessington really is Britain's Wildest Adventure with too much to explore in just one day! For 2014: climb with monkeys in AMAZU!
Robin Hill Country Adventure Park (40 miles)
Robin Hill Country Adventure Park
• The Island's biggest rides, absolutely loads of children's play features, and loads of space to run free. There is also an educational woodland centre, woodland gardens with sculpture trail, squirrel safaris, and regular special events.
Dinosaur Isle (42 miles)
is a fantastic dinosaur museum housed in a spectacular pterosaur shaped building watching over Sandown's blue flag beach. Walk back through fossilised time to the period of the dinosaurs and on a recreated landscape enhanced by sights, smells and sounds you will meet life sized dinosaurs including our...
Adventure Wonderland (47 miles)
If you're a would-be Pirate, an intrepid Explorer, a Mad Hatter or just a plain old fashioned Fun Lover, then you and your family have got a real treat in store at this all inclusive theme park! Indoor play open even when park is seasonally closed.
Blackgang Chine (48 miles)
40 acres of Victorian cliff-top gardens with a range of fantasy activities including cowboy town, nurseryland, dinosaurland, and pirate fort. Cliffhanger roller coaster and waterforce family boat slide. Exhibitions about local rural and coastal life.
Gullivers Land (57 miles)
A family theme park designed to cater for families with children between the age of two and thirteen. All its rides and attractions are designed to offer the whole family a full day out of fun and excitement.
Marwell Wildlife (20 miles)
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.
The Hawk Conservancy Trust (21 miles)
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.
The New Forest Wildlife Park (31 miles)
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...
Blue Reef Aquarium (33 miles)
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.
New Forest Reptile Centre (34 miles)
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 (36 miles)
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.
Manydown Family Fun (2 miles)
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.
Finkley Down Farm Park (16 miles)
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.
Manor Farm and Country Park (27 miles)
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.
Longdown Activity Farm (31 miles)
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...
Milestones - Living History Museum (1 miles)
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!
Curtis Museum (9 miles)
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.
Farnborough Air Sciences Trust (15 miles)
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.
Winchester Science Centre (16 miles)
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!
Winchester Discovery Centre (17 miles)
Winchester Discovery Centre
Gallery, Theatre, Library and Social space with family oriented exhibitions, activities, performances and space to browse.
Andover Museum (17 miles)
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.
Museum of the Iron Age (17 miles)
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.
Museum of Army Flying (22 miles)
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.
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum (27 miles)
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.
SeaCity Museum (28 miles)
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.
Solent Sky Museum (28 miles)
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.
Explosion! The Museum of Naval Firepower (31 miles)
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.
Portsmouth City Museum (32 miles)
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 really cool building.
Royal Navy Submarine Museum (33 miles)
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.
Royal Marines Museum (33 miles)
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 Natural History Museum (33 miles)
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.
D-Day Museum and Overlord Embroidery (33 miles)
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.
D Day Museum (33 miles)
D Day Museum
The only museum in Britain that is solely dedicated to covering all aspects of the D Day landings. Kids aged 17 and under get in free when accompanied by an adult.
Breamore House and Museum (36 miles)
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!
Basingstoke Aquadrome (< 1 mile)
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.
Alton Sports Centre (9 miles)
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.
The Aldershot Lido (15 miles)
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
Petersfield Pool (19 miles)
Outdoor heated pool with toddler pool and good disabled access features. Separate toddler paddling available in summer too.
Taro Leisure Centre (19 miles)
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!
The Rapids (26 miles)
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!
Havant Leisure Centre (28 miles)
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.
The Quays Swimming and Diving Centre (28 miles)
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.
The Pyramids Centre (33 miles)
The Pyramids Centre
Reopening 27th September 2014! 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.
Lymington Sea Water Baths (40 miles)
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.
JJs World of Fun (< 1 mile)
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!
Thanks for all the great things to do and Theme Parks near Basingstoke 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
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