Chessell Pottery Barns (8 miles)
Chessell Pottery Barns
Bring the kids along to our studio and have fun decorating your own pottery. We have a range of easy to use decorating sponges, everything from pirates and princesses, to dinosaurs and cupcakes. Before or after, visit the award winning CafÃ© onsite and enjoy browsing the beautiful Gift Barn.
The Clay Studio (10 miles)
The Clay Studio
We are a contemporary pottery painting studio offering inspiration fun for all the family. We help to bring out the artist in you through help and encouragement.
Arreton Craft Barns (14 miles)
Arreton Craft Barns
Loads of traditional craft shops with demonstrations on offer, plus special events from Morris Dancing to Dog Shows, Craft Fayres to Ghost Walks! You are also welcome to visit the ancient church and carp pond.
Poole Pottery (20 miles)
Watch the Master potter at work, browse the artistic creations and then try your own hand at the pot biz! A pleasing stop for creative types especially if you're as happy looking as you are painting.
Splash of Colour Ceramic and Craft Cafe (24 miles)
Splash of Colour Ceramic and Craft Cafe
We are are ceramic cafe which is a walk in studio offering a wide selection of pottery from normal household pieces to fun and wacky things for kids. These are all white and unglazed just waiting to be painted with a design or picture.
The Pottery Cafe (32 miles)
The Pottery Cafe
Is a paint-your-own ceramic pottery, where you and the children can decorate our home made earthenware, or keep memories alive with baby footprints and children’s handprints on ceramic. Just off the A31 near Four Marks.
Paint Pots and Parties (33 miles)
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 (38 miles)
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 (41 miles)
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.
Flying Saucers Pottery Painting Cafe (42 miles)
Flying Saucers Pottery Painting Cafe
is a pottery painting cafe. Simply pick your own pottery from our wide range of ready made pieces and paint and decorate it with your own design or pattern. There’s over 100 items to choose from, such as plates, mugs, moneyboxes, teapots or even a dinosaur or fairy!
Ceramics Cafe (45 miles)
offers a large and welcoming artistic set up where folk of all ages and abilities can come make a masterpiece or a gift with their own personal touch. Loads of fun!
Art-Ful (51 miles)
is a Pottery Painting Cafe. Clay Workshops, Pottery Painting Parties, Build a teddy bear. Drop in cafe with great food and music. Baby hand and foot imprints in clay. After school clay clubs. Decopauge.
Firing Earth Pottery and Ceramics Centre (51 miles)
Little Gems Pottery Painting (54 miles)
Little Gems Pottery Painting
Simply pick a pre-made ceramic piece and paint and decorate it however you wish. You can paint your babies hands or feet and print them onto a mug. We also offer birthday parties! Our paint your own pottery studio is suitable for children and adults of all ages.
HaaHoos Ceramics (58 miles)
Have a fun session with us doing our fantastic pottery painting or decopatch activities. Relax in our large, friendly and open studio with a tea/coffee and piece of cake and be creative! We also have a selection of great birthday party packages.
Paultons Family Theme Park (13 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!
Funland (24 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!
New Forest Reptile Centre (8 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
The New Forest Wildlife Park (9 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...
Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary (10 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.
Libertys Owl Raptor and Reptile Centre (11 miles)
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.
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.
Blue Reef Aquarium (20 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.
The Hawk Conservancy Trust (31 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.
Longdown Activity Farm (9 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...
Manor Farm and Country Park (14 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.
Finkley Down Farm Park (32 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.
Manydown Family Fun (39 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.
Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum (6 miles)
Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum
This spectacular motorcycle museum houses over 350 rare and classic motorcycles, many being the only remaining examples in the World! There is also a tearoom, a number of gift shops, children’s play area, plus friendly animals to meet.
Solent Sky Museum (12 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.
SeaCity Museum (12 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.
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum (14 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.
Explosion! The Museum of Naval Firepower (18 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.
Breamore House and Museum (18 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!
Royal Navy Submarine Museum (19 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.
Portsmouth City Museum (19 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 cool fairytale like building!
D-Day Museum and Overlord Embroidery (20 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 (20 miles)
D Day Museum
Britain's only museum solely dedicated to the D Day landings: boasting vast dioramas, extensive memorabilia and the amazing Overlord Embroidery, the longest modern tapestry in the world plus a collection of tanks!
Portsmouth Natural History Museum (21 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.
Royal Marines Museum (21 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.
Winchester Discovery Centre (23 miles)
Winchester Discovery Centre
Gallery, Theatre, Library and Social space with family oriented exhibitions, activities, performances and space to browse.
Winchester Science Centre (24 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!
Museum of Army Flying (27 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.
Museum of the Iron Age (31 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.
Andover Museum (31 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.
Curtis Museum (37 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.
Milestones - Living History Museum (40 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!
Lymington Sea Water Baths (< 1 mile)
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.
The Quays Swimming and Diving Centre (11 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 Rapids (16 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!
Thanks for all the great things to do and Pottery Making and Arts and Crafts near Lymington 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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