Waterlea Adventure Playground (7 miles)
Waterlea Adventure Playground
Adventure Play Ground with an Adventure Cove theme offers indoor and outdoor facilities, parents seating, picnic area, refreshments, sports, pool, art and craft, huge outdoor play structure and a programme of daily events.
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!
Cherry Lane Adventure Playground (9 miles)
Cherry Lane Adventure Playground
Adventure Play Ground with a Wild West Town theme offers indoor and outdoor facilities, parents seating, picnic area, refreshments, sports, pool, art and craft, huge outdoor play structures and a programme of daily events.
Creasys Drive Adventure Playground (9 miles)
Creasys Drive Adventure Playground
Adventure Play Ground with a Jungle theme offers indoor and outdoor facilities, parents seating, picnic area, refreshments, sports, pool, art and craft, huge outdoor play structures and a programme of daily events.
Victoria Park Splashpad (10 miles)
Victoria Park Splashpad
A brand new splashpad graces this classic park plus adventure play equipment, paddling pool, skatepark, basketball area, trim trail and a free use ping pong table: why are you still sitting there?
Millpond Adventure Playground (10 miles)
Millpond Adventure Playground
Adventure Play Ground with a Castle theme offers indoor and outdoor facilities, parents seating, picnic area and toddler area, refreshments, sports, pool, art and craft, huge outdoor play structure and a programme of daily events.
Wilderness Wood (12 miles)
A family-run award-winning 62-acre woodland in the beautiful Sussex Weald, with 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. Pick your family project, pack your kit and make a day of it; and knowing you've got a beautiful backdrop take a camera!
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!
Knole Park (13 miles)
is a historic house and medieval deer park, 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!
Horsham Park (15 miles)
Landscaped Park with a lake and several age range specific play areas including various slides, climbing frames, sand pit and many more.
Chesworth Farm (15 miles)
This 90 acre site is managed as a livestock farm, with numerous footpaths around. It is a great place for a car-free bike ride or walk and to experience the countryside and wildlife around you.
Southwater Country Park (17 miles)
Southwater Country Park
90 acres of Country Park with level surfaced paths for a lakeside walk and a selection of outdoor activities including an adventure-style play area, orienteering course, and tuition in canoeing and sailing.
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)
Highlights for kids include period dress up, nature trails, playground, loaner binoculars for the bird hides and a great range of exciting family activities and events on offer during school holidays.
Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest (20 miles)
Bedgebury National Pinetum and 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...
Preston Park (20 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)
Almost 40 acres of park, with a mix of open grass, woodland, and flowerbeds, and a number of sports pitches and facilities, plus an adventure playground, 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.
Kings Road Playground (22 miles)
Kings Road Playground
Seafront adventure playground with natural sandpits, play equipment and a huge paddling pool May through September, plus cafe and deckchair hire. Bliss!
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, and more besides. Tours available.
Belair Park (23 miles)
A pretty park with pretty awesome facilities including a skate park, an adventure play area,tennis courts, 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
Clare Park (24 miles)
Ideal for picnicking plus play on the tennis courts, multi purpose games area and the children's adventure playground. Maidstone's first Green Flag award!
Danson Splash Park (24 miles)
Danson Splash Park
Wet and dry play areas with interactive water features and adventure playground combination features! Safe perimeter fencing and good facilities within a popular public park that's free to visit!
Wimbledon Sprinkler Park (24 miles)
Wimbledon Sprinkler Park
Large park with a crazy golf course, 2 adventure playgrounds, water sports centre and beach volleyball, sports facilities and parkland, plus new summer interactive splash pad and sprinkler park!
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! A naturally wild day out!
Greenwich Park (25 miles)
One of the Royal Parks, boasting over 180 acres of grassland, the observatory and a children's adventure playground.
Bushy Park (25 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.
Shinewater Park (25 miles)
Eastbourne's newest park, with 2 lakes and lots of green space to explore, loads of wildlife to discover, plus a playground, football field and Xtreme Supreme skate park! Free to visit, open all year, particularly great for bird watching!
Richmond Park (25 miles)
One of England's Royal Parks, iconically landscaped, boasting several playgrounds, and over 700 wild deer within the grounds. Lots of wildlife to spot, great for walks, biking, and horse riding. Free to visit.
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. Playground suitable for 4 to 8 year olds.
Bishops Park (26 miles)
A unique offering for London with not only interactive splash pad, playgrounds, skate bowl and sports facilities, but also it's own urban beach! You can also enjoy river walks, meadow strolls, and moat, sculpture and rose gardens beside the ornamental lake.
Bluebell Hill Picnic Site (26 miles)
Bluebell Hill Picnic Site
A simple, pleasing site on which to take a family ramble, spot some of the millions of mini beasts and enjoy a picnic with excellent views. Explore the Neolithic long barrow remains for an imaginative and educational boost!
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. Open all year, and free to visit.
Rainham Marshes (27 miles)
A medieval marsh near London with loads of wildlife to look out for and a lovely eco friendly visitor centre full of interesting facts. Two hides plus several viewing platforms for bird watching.
Broad Oak Park (27 miles)
Bexhill 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; row, pedal boats and the UK's first Solarshuttle and fantastic cycling routes - great idea if you're looking for fun things to do in London with kids!
Holland Park Adventure Playground (28 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 plus sports area.
Ravenscourt Park (28 miles)
Medieval 13 acre park with numerous play areas best suited to under 5s and one larger for older, ducks on the lake and sports facilities including netball, tennis, football and bowls.
Kew Gardens (RBG) (28 miles)
Kew Gardens (RBG)
is a world renowned visitor attraction with over 300 acres of landscaped gardens, and plenty of family activities including the Rhizotron and Xstrata Treetop Walkway where you can climb high into the treetops. Treehouse Towers is Kew's tree-themed outdoor play area for 3 to 11s.
Wild Kingdom Playspace (28 miles)
Wild Kingdom Playspace
s a unique and distinctive natural playspace on Three Mills Green, Newham, London. It combines a variety of play structures and spaces that together bring a sense of unexpected adventure and imaginative seasonal change to the newly created landscape at Three Mills Green.
Egerton Park (28 miles)
Bexhill on Sea
Recently refurbished with features including tennis courts, bowls green, boating lake, outdoor gym, play-zone for all ages, refreshment kiosk with outdoor seating, sculptures, picnic area, lawns, gardens and lakes with ducks and moorhens all within a few minutes’ walk of the seafront and town centre.
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...
Victoria Park (29 miles)
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. Splash pool open during the summer.
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.
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.
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