Tilgate Park (8 miles)
Has so much to offer from stunning lakes, lawns and gardens to miles of woodland and bridleways for long leisurely walks. Adventure playground, maze, nature centre with animals and water sports opportunities too!
Victoria Park Splashpad (10 miles)
Victoria Park Splashpad
A brand new splashpad graces this classic park plus play equipment, paddling pool, skatepark and basketball area.
Wilderness Wood (12 miles)
A family-run award-winning 62-acre woodland in the beautiful Sussex Weald, they run family events and activities throughout the year. Get out there and enjoy a taste of rural sustainability in action!
Bedelands Farm Nature Reserve (12 miles)
Bedelands Farm Nature Reserve
Ideal for a nature hike: oodles of wild flowers, and a diverse offering of improved, unimproved and coppice-managed woods to explore. Winner of 4 consecutive Green Flag Awards.
Grosvenor Park (12 miles)
There is an exciting and challenging play area which is well worth a visit, plus treats for explorers such as such as the lake and 'dripping wells'.
Haysden Country Park (12 miles)
Haysden Country Park
There are a wide variety of things to do at the country park, including walking, a children's play area, sailing, fishing and nature study.
River Hill Himalayan Gardens (13 miles)
River Hill Himalayan Gardens
Discover the Everest trail in this magical, listed garden with incredible views across the Weald of Kent. Let your Little Sherpas' imaginations run wild in our new Himalayan Hideout, spend time building dens together, lose yourself in the Himalayan maze and perhaps even spot the elusive Yeti. NEW for 2013 is the much awaited opening of the Walled Garden following renovation.
Knole Park (13 miles)
- is a historic house and medieval deer park situated in the market town of Sevenoaks. Just minutes from the High Street, you enter a landscape hardly touched for hundreds of years. With a large number of free attractions on offer, including the Visitor Centre, Park Experience room, several exhibitions and the entire deer park, a visit to Knole makes for a wonderful, fun and affordable day!
Bewl Water (17 miles)
- is the southeast's largest reservoir. Today it is one of the top tourist destinations in Kent and Sussex. New are Tree Climbing and Model Boating. You can also enjoy our playground, children's fishing and high adrenaline activities such as Hydroballing, Fan Descender, Zip Wire and 3G swing.
Polesden Lacey (19 miles)
Discover nature and history surrounded by breathtaking views of the Surrey Hills with family activities and play area, kids' trail and quiz plus family activity packs and Tracker packs.
Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest (20 miles)
Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest
Open every day, Bedgebury is the perfect place for kids to let off steam. The National Pinetum offers beautiful walks and picnics amongst the conifers. Bedgebury Forest features family cycling, mountain-biking, Go Ape, riding, walking and adventure play. The Visitor Centre has a bike shop, refreshments and showers.
Preston Park (21 miles)
The largest urban park in the city with a great children's adventure playground, four football pitches and two cricket fields, bowling greens, tennis courts, velodrome and more.
Hove Park (21 miles)
Features include a number of sports pitches and facilities, an adventure playground, a climbing boulder and miniature railway, as well as the intriguingly named Goldstone and Fingermaze...
Swanley Park (21 miles)
A traditional town park with play areas, paddling pool, sandpit, boating lake, railway, cafeteria, bouncy castle and battery bikes all set in 60 acres of parkland.
Peter Pans Playground (22 miles)
Peter Pans Playground
Small but excellently equipped, this is a fully-enlcosed adventure playground with slides, water spouts, and climbing apparatus suitable for small children. One of the stops on the Volks Electric Railway.
Kings Road Playground (22 miles)
Kings Road Playground
Set on the seafront so oodles of sand with a great selection of climbing frames etc., aimed at under 7s. There's a huge old fashioned paddling pool too and parents can hire deck chairs and get drinks from the cafe between the two.
Holland Park Adventure Playground (22 miles)
Holland Park Adventure Playground
This great adventure playground has swings, aerial runway, mini climbing wall, climbing frames. Next to the adventure playground is an enclosed play area for little ones.
Hatchlands Park (23 miles)
Home of Wizard Wix's Willow Warren, the all natural adventure area for children. Also boasts Europe’s largest collection of keyboard instruments associated with famous composers.
Belair Park (23 miles)
Facilities include four tennis courts, a skate park, a play area, a lake, sports pitches and a wildlife area.
Painshill Park (23 miles)
An 18th century Georgian landscape with an exciting range of Fun Family and Kids Only events throughout the year. During the school holidays there are adventures and craft workshops for families to enjoy
Wimbledon Sprinkler Park (23 miles)
Wimbledon Sprinkler Park
Offering a crazy golf course, 2 adventure playground, water sports centre and beach volleyball, sports facilities and parkland, plus new summer interactive splash pad and sprinkler park.
Clare Park (24 miles)
The first park in Maidstone with a green flag award; ideal for picnicking plus play on the tennis courts, multi purpose games area and the children's adventure play area.
Danson Splash Park (24 miles)
Danson Splash Park
Wet and dry play areas with interactive water features and adventure playground combinations. Perimeter fencing and good facilities.
Beacon Wood Country Park (24 miles)
Beacon Wood Country Park
Ideal territory for hunting mini beasts, including green woodpeckers, sparrow hawks, foxs, squirrels, butterflies and colourful dragonflies.
Greenwich Park (25 miles)
One of the Royal Parks, boasting over 180 acres of grassland, the observatory and a children's adventure playground.
Shinewater Park (25 miles)
- is Eastbourne's newest park and combines purpose built recreation facilities within a country park atmosphere
Bushy Park (26 miles)
The second largest of the Royal Parks, home to iconic landscaping, free roaming deer, a great children's adventure playground including sandpit and seasonal events.
Richmond Park (26 miles)
One of England's Royal Parks, iconically landscaped, boasting several playgrounds and over 700 wild deer within the grounds.
Stoke Park (26 miles)
Includes an 18th century walled garden, a boating pond; paddling pool; terrific crazy golf course; a children's play area and more. Play area is suitable for 4 to 8 year olds.
Bluebell Hill Picnic Site (26 miles)
Bluebell Hill Picnic Site
A simple, pleasing site on which to take a family ramble, spot some mini beasts and enjoy a picnic with excellent views.
Princes Park (27 miles)
2012 and13 Green Flag awarded, this extensive park offers multiple play areas, model boat racing, and water sporting opportunities. Cafe pavillion also on site, and regular events are held.
St James Park (27 miles)
St James Park
One of the Royal Parks offers a children's adventure play area, a way marked royal history walk and great cycle and hike routes.
Green Park (27 miles)
One of the Royal Parks, less child friendly than the others with no kids' features, but plenty of pleasingly landscaped space for traditional outdoor games, exploration and picnicking.
Broad Oak Park (27 miles)
Beshill On Sea
Broad Oak Park
Best enjoyed with other features for a full day out, this is nonetheless a lovely park and ideal for picnicking, hiking and outdoor games.
Hyde Park (28 miles)
One of London's iconic parklands, the activities on offer include lido and paddling pools, rowing and pedal boats available plus the UK's first Solarshuttle and fantastic cycling routes - good idea if you're looking for fun things to do in London with kids.
Petworth House and Park (28 miles)
Petworth House and Park
Ideal picnic territory: splendid scenery, local wildlife, an art gallery, and lots and lots of room to run around in. Regular family events during the summer.
Kew Gardens (RBG) (28 miles)
Richmond Upon Thames
Kew Gardens (RBG)
is a world-renowned visitor attraction with over 300 acres of landscaped gardens, and plenty of family activities including the new Rhizotron and Xstrata Treetop Walkway where you can climb high into the treetops. Treehouse Towers is Kew's brand new tree-themed outdoor play area for 3 to 11s.
Corams Fields (28 miles)
has a wide variety of activities including extensive lawns for free play (and very suitable for family picnics), artificial turf sports pitches, a paddling pool, sandpits, a flying fox and other slides, a city farm with pets corner (with sheep, goats, ducks, hens and more), vege cafe, a nursery and drop-ins for under 5s andl lots of other organised activities.
Victoria Park (29 miles)
is one of London’s most important historic parks and its oldest public park. It has been used by millions of Londoners for nearly 170 years as a place of healthy recreation, sports, play and relaxation.
The Regents Park (29 miles)
The Regents Park
One of the Royal Parks offering iconic landscaping, boating lake with pedalo hire, natural wildlife garden and London's largest Rose Garden.
Kensington Memorial Park (29 miles)
Kensington Memorial Park
Offers many recreational activities including pleasant formal areas and a children’s playground, plus tennis, football and junior cricket facilities.
Grays Beach Riverside Park (29 miles)
Grays Beach Riverside Park
Great play equipment like their giant sand pit, adventure trail, aerial slide and the famous Grays Beach play galleon are open all year round and during the summer months there's a whole treasure trove of activities, competitions and special events.
St Johns Wood Playground (30 miles)
St Johns Wood
Arundel Wetland Centre (30 miles)
Arundel Wetland Centre
Visitor attraction and conservation area with wildfowl from around the world. A superb setting to stroll round with a picnic area and activity areas for children. Pond dipping and crafts are offered free daily during summer holidays. Many birds tame enough to feed from your hand. Free boat rides through the Wetlands Discovery area.
Alexandra Park (31 miles)
Features include a boating lake, bowls green, cafe, adventure playground, tennis courts, multi play area, formal flower and rose gardens, reservoirs for fishing, natural woodland and a miniature railway.
Clissold Park (31 miles)
Extensive facilities including children's play area, basketball and tennis courts, conservation and woodland areas including a deer enclosure, organic nature garden and butterfly tunnel. They also have a paddling pool.
Brent Lodge Park (31 miles)
Brent Lodge Park
With an adventure playground, the Millennium Maze, and the always popular animal centre this is a lovely afternoon waiting to happen!
Finsbury Park (32 miles)
New facilities in the recent revamp of this iconic park include an enclosed, dog-free play area with an exciting water feature -designed by children, for children, and a skate park.
South Downs National Park (32 miles)
South Downs National Park
Vast landscape welcoming family rambles, bike rides and exploration, plus for the more adventurous, there are paragliding, hang-gliding, golf, zorbing, mountain-boarding and a range of water sports available.
Golders Hill Park (32 miles)
Golders Hill Park
Facilities include an animal enclosure, butterfly house, a bandstand, children's play area, cafe, toilets. Sports facilities include grass and hard tennis courts, golf practice nets and croquet.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Play Parks and Great Outdoors near East Grinstead 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 West Sussex can enjoy the great day out as well.
Swimming Pools in East Grinstead
Zoos near East Grinstead
Theme Parks near East Grinstead
Indoor play areas in East Grinstead
Museums in East Grinstead
Things to do in East Grinstead
Play Parks and Great Outdoors in West Sussex
Play Parks and Great Outdoors in Chichester
| Arundel Play Parks
Play Parks in Surrey
Family things to do in West Sussex
Places to visit in London
Things to do in Chichester
Things to do in Arundel
Outdoor Play near Worthing
Play Parks in Crawley
Outdoor Play near Bognor Regis