Toy and Model Museum (6 miles)
Toy and Model Museum
Underneath the arches at Brighton Railway Station there is a veritable treasure trove of Toys and Models.
There are over 10,000 toys and models on display with a priceless model train collection and many period antique toys.
Hove Museum and Art Gallery (6 miles)
Hove Museum and Art Gallery
Hove Museum is one of the most family friendly and accessible museums in the south east with an unusual Indian gateway in its grounds. It houses one of the finest craft collections in the country.
Brighton Museum And Art Gallery (7 miles)
Brighton Museum And Art Gallery
Set in the heart of the city's cultural quarter, Brighton Museum is located in the Royal Pavilion gardens. Its rich collections and exciting exhibits are dynamically displayed in stimulating surroundings. Entrance is free.
Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum (11 miles)
Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum
A woodland where you can wander amongst a collection of prehistoric reconstruction buildings. A woldfowl reserve with an amazing collection of ducks, geese, swans and a Motor Museum with a superb collection of vintage and classic cars.
Bentley also has a range of resident craftworkers, a fun childrens adventure play area with living willow tunnels, a minature steam railway, gift shop, cafe and picnic area.
Amberley Working Museum (17 miles)
Amberley Working Museum
- the museum contains a wide range of exhibits, ranging from transported-based collections, such as the Southdown bus collection & the village garage, to industry-based collections - also has narrow gauge train running round te site
Littlehampton Museum (19 miles)
A popular family attraction packed full of social history, inspiring art and fun interactive gadgets for all ages. Discover how Romans lived, learn about dramatic shipwrecks or enjoy one of our family friendly events! Group visits are welcomed, along with schools studying a wide range of topics, just contact Museum staff!
The Observatory Science Centre (22 miles)
The Observatory Science Centre
Hands-on science and discovery in former home of the Royal Greenwich Observatory - Childrens Workshops and activities - Indoor/Outdoor - Interactive Exhibits - Water Play Areas - Discovery Park with giant sized exhibits - Spectacular Science Shows - Children?s Birthday Parties - CafÃÂ¯ÃÂ¿ÃÂ½ - Shop - Free Parking -Above all it's FUN! For all ages.
How We Lived Then (22 miles)
How We Lived Then
The Museum has over 100,000 exhibits, collected over the past 50 years by Jan and Graham Upton, and now displayed on FOUR floors of authentic shops, room-settings and with various displays covering 100 years of shopping and social history from 1850 to 1950.
Tangmere Military Aviation Museum (25 miles)
Tangmere Military Aviation Museum
Here you can see priceless historic aircraft such as Neville Duke's world record breaking Hawker Hunter, flight simulators where you can try your hand at flying, a full sized replica of the very first Spitfire prototype and more. Much more!
Bexhill Museum (27 miles)
Bexhill On Sea
Main galleries include Costume and Motor Racing heritage as well as local archaeology and history, dinosaurs and fossils, natural history and geology, social history and cultures of other lands, local arts and crafts.
Yesterday's World (28 miles)
Bringing the Past to Life. An amazing journey through history with life-size street scenes and shop displays!
NEW for 2013 the Royal Family Display. See life size wax figures of the Queen, Prince Phillip and Prince Charles.Discover FIVE FLOORS WITH OVER 150,000 NOSTALGIC ARTIFACTS,EVOCATIVE SOUNDS & SMELLS OF THE PAST,VIRTUAL & INTERACTIVE EXHIBITS, ALL WEATHER ATTRACTION • OPEN ALL YEAR
Finchcocks Musical Museum (28 miles)
Finchcocks Musical Museum
Probably best for the less boisterous types, those who have an interest in music will be enthralled by the wonderful historic collection of instruments, and can arrange to play some by request. Please note the limited public opening times.
Hastings Museum and Art Gallery (32 miles)
Hastings Museum and Art Gallery
A varied and exciting collection spanning many themes and ages. There are plenty of special features for children, with fossils that transform into dinosaurs, prehistoric crocodiles and fish, a diorama of local animals and birds and much more.
Shipwreck Museum (33 miles)
With fascinating family friendly exhibits of local historic shipwrecks, and a Cretaceous gallery with everything from dioramas and footprints to fossils and a preserved 138 million year old fish!
Fishermans Museum (33 miles)
Housed in a disused church this is a wonderfully atmospheric exhibition of local maritime history including a full size lugger and a wealth of art and artefacts.
The Lightbox (33 miles)
Whether you're passionate about the arts and history, want activities and fun, or would just like somewhere quiet to relax and think, you'll find it all at The Lightbox, Woking's gallery and museum. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Surrey
Brooklands Museum (33 miles)
Motoring and aviation museum containing over 30 aircraft, restored motoring village, refurbished 1907 Club House, steepest section of the original banked racing circuit which has picnic areas and a regular calander of events. It also features the only Concorde in the South East.
Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum (35 miles)
Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum
On 12th April 2006, the brand new Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum opened to the public. Highlights of the museum include the Championship Trophies, a 200° cinema screen and a 'walk-through' of the men's dressing room as it was in the 1980s, with John McEnroe.
Horniman Museum and Gardens (36 miles)
Horniman Museum and Gardens
- a free museum with extensive collections of anthropology, natural history and musical instruments?! You won't find such an unusual and eclectic collection elsewhere in London. Lots of interesting changing exhibitions
Maidstone Museum and Bentlif Gallery (38 miles)
Maidstone Museum and Bentlif Gallery
Housed in an Elizabethan manor house, our museum is one of the best in the South-East. See our 2,500 year old Egyptian mummy; journey through time to when dinosaurs walked the Earth (and Maidstone) as well as local, archaeological and regimental history. There’s always something to see and do!
Lashenden Air Warfare Museum (38 miles)
Kent Life (39 miles)
Come and explore 28 acres of fun for every generation, from hands on activites for kids to age old farming traditions that bring back memories of way back when. we've got animals to cuddle, tractors to ride, play areas to go wild in and cafe's to relax in.
The National Army Museum (39 miles)
The National Army Museum
Discover how Britainâs past has helped to shape our present and our future, and the impact our Army has had on the story of Britain, Europe and the world. With four gallery displays, a changing range of exhibitions, events and activities, plus the interactive Kids Zone.
Curtis Museum (39 miles)
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.
Planetarium at the Royal Observatory (39 miles)
Planetarium at the Royal Observatory
Take a fantastic, immersive journey through time and space in the new state-of-the-art planetarium, London's only planetarium and featuring the UK's largest refracting telescope.
National Maritime Museum (39 miles)
National Maritime Museum
The world's largest maritime museum is an immersive and interactive experience bound to capture kids' imaginations as well as educate them, with fun activities like firing a cannon and steering a ship into port!
Saatchi Gallery (40 miles)
- is geared towards introducing a younger audience of art students and enthusiasts to contemporary art. Come and discover the most innovative in contemporary art for free.
The Musical Museum (40 miles)
The Musical Museum
From the tiny clockwork Musical Box to the self playing ‘Mighty Wurlitzer’, the collection embraces an impressive and fascinating array that will enchant most children.
Tate Britain (40 miles)
is the national gallery of British art, offering over 500 years of British art: all for free! Tate Britain has everything you need for a family day out: enjoy the galleries together, get exploring with free discovery trails and join in our special weekend and holiday events.
Kew Bridge Steam Museum (40 miles)
Kew Bridge Steam Museum
Explore the history of London’s water supply through hands-on exhibits, trails and special family events, and ride on London’s only steam railway!
Imperial War Museum London (40 miles)
Imperial War Museum London
New developments include Horrible Histories family exhibition, Explore History Centre and new First World War Galleries to mark the 100-year anniversary of the start of the First World War.
The Natural History Museum (40 miles)
The Natural History Museum
- promotes the discovery, understanding, enjoyment and responsible use of the natural world. Explore our world-class collections, fantastic exhibitions and cutting-edge research online, or visit our landmark building. Great idea for things to do in London with kids.
Victoria and Albert Museum (40 miles)
Victoria and Albert Museum
- has lots of exciting events and activities for families every holiday and many weekends. Activities are free and most do not need to be booked, which means you can stay for as long or as short a time as you like. One of the Top 10 London Tourist Attractions
Science Museum (40 miles)
Where can you entertain adults and children alike with exhibitions, events and films, all under one roof? - you can do all this and more! Catch a 3D movie, jump on a simulator, visit an exhibition, and encounter the past, present and future of technology in 7 floors of galleries! One of the Top 10 London Tourist Attractions
The Queens Gallery (40 miles)
The Queens Gallery
Dedicated to changing exhibitions of items from the Royal Collection, this gallery is iconic and features fairly accessible themes that will captivate young imaginations.
London Film Museum (40 miles)
London Film Museum
London's only museum dedicated to film. An interactive experience for all the family with props and costumes from films such as Superman, Star Wars, and Batman. Meet Rexy the dinosaur from Night At The Museum 2 as well, but don't get too close as you never know what might happen!
The Household Cavalry Museum (41 miles)
The Household Cavalry Museum
A most unusual living museum, where amongst other things you can watch troopers working with horses in the original 18th century stables through a huge glass partition.
Design Museum (41 miles)
All family visitors to the the Design Museum get an Explore Design Museum Family Trail featuring The Thinkerer. With the help of The Thinkerer kids, and adults, can get the most from their visit to the museum.
Britain at War Experience (41 miles)
Britain at War Experience
Get the closest possible insight into what life was really like. The Britain at War Experience recreates the London Blitz in all its fury with special effects highlighting the sights and sounds, the artifacts, and even the dust and smoke of an air raid at its height.
Tate Modern (41 miles)
is the most popular gallery of modern art in the world. Located on the Thames, it is a landmark site for everyone visiting London. But did you know that it is not only child friendly but encourages families and children to visit with free activities and art trails? Plus interactive multimedia experiences and hands on games.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Museums and Galleries near Hassocks 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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