Alpine Snowsports Centre Southampton (18 miles)
Alpine Snowsports Centre Southampton
An outdoor artificial ski slope in Southampton, we cater for all abilities and ages! Skiing, snowboarding and ringos (inflatable rubber rings that slide down the slope) its great fun for everyone! We do lessons, practice sessions, birthday parties and more!
Snowtrax (24 miles)
Set in an attractive alpine environment, this exciting kids' Alpine Activity Centre offers loads of fun, with a wide range of thrilling "turn up and ride" activities, there's something for everyone. Parents can join in, or relax and enjoy the beautiful views from our Alpine Bistro.
Alpine Snowsports Centre (45 miles)
Alpine Snowsports Centre
For absolute beginners upwards they have 3 fantastic slopes: the 'Donut Area', 'Learners Hill' and 'The Wall'! Try your hand at skiing, snowboarding or just cruising on an inflatable donut!
Dorset Snowsport Centre (46 miles)
Dorset Snowsport Centre
Set in acres of woodland at Warmwell Holiday Park, it boasts one of the UK's top ski and snowboard slopes. The slope is 110m and includes a 'Big Kicker', tabletop jumps, rainbow & straight rails and quarter pipe. Ringo sessions also available!
Christs College Ski Club (49 miles)
Christs College Ski Club
Winter sporting for the over 9s, from skiing lessons and open sessions to 'donut'ing! Safe, professional and child friendly instructors are there to lend a hand.
Bracknell Ski Slope and Ice Rink (54 miles)
Bracknell Ski Slope and Ice Rink
Ice rink and ski centre - what are you stil doing sitting there - get your skates on!!! Great idea if you are looking for family days out in Berkshire.
Skiplex Endless Indoor Ski Slope (55 miles)
Skiplex Endless Indoor Ski Slope
Is an ideal way to teach skiing and boarding to beginners, or challenge pros. Our revolving slopes mean you can do turn after turn, forgetting the hassle of lift queues, crowds and bad weather. Suitable for 5 year olds upwards, all equipment and instruction included in the cost
Sandown Ski Centre (62 miles)
Sandown Ski Centre
Opportunities for kids to get started with a few lessons and progress to open ski sessions. Snowboarding available for older children.
Knockhatch Ski and Snowboard Centre (68 miles)
Knockhatch Ski and Snowboard Centre
Skiing and Boarding with the new Powderpac Softer Surface 110m main slope along with Nursery Runs and Drag Lifts. Child friendly, over 8yrs catered for.
Bowles Snowsports Centre (70 miles)
Bowles Snowsports Centre
With activity facilities including two outdoor floodlit ski slopes, numerous climbing ropes courses and, an indoor heated swimming pool, this outdoor centre takes your breath away with both its beauty and the learning outcomes that visitors achieve.
Dinosaur Isle (7 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 animatronic Neovenator!
Blackgang Chine (8 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.
Owl and Monkey Haven (1 miles)
Owl and Monkey Haven
'We welcome you to come and get to know our friends and see for yourself their beauty,
charm and very different personalities!'
Arreton Down Wildlife Reserve (3 miles)
Arreton Down Wildlife Reserve
Arreton Down is on downland which is part of the main chalk ridge which runs across the Isle of Wight from east to west. It consists of calcarious grassland, with some scrub edges. It contains archaeological features. There are extensive views across the Island from the higher parts of the down.
Amazon World (4 miles)
An all-weather, family attraction! The Islands largest collection of rare and exotic animals! A great day out whatever your age!
Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary (6 miles)
Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary
'The Sanctuary was first established in 1987 to provide any donkey in distress or otherwise in need of care and attention, a safe and permanent home.'
Special events include the Grand Donkey Day out.
Owl and Falconry Centre (6 miles)
Owl and Falconry Centre
A dazzling collection of some of the world's most beautiful and elegant birds awaits you, from eagles, hawks and falcons, to kestrels and sleepy owls, the centre is full of fascinating sights and flights. During flying displays the birds of prey soar above the sloping down land of the Appuldurcombe Valley, which is an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty'.
Isle of Wight Zoo (7 miles)
Isle of Wight Zoo
Situated alongside Yaverland beach, the zoo provides a fun, educational and wholesome day out for all the family. Specialising in tigers and lemurs, the zoo works to make conservation fun for everyone with talks, small animal handling and children's activities.
Flamingo Park Wildlife Encounter (7 miles)
Flamingo Park Wildlife Encounter
There are three different species of flamingo at the Park ~ Chilean, Lesser and Caribbean, numbering well over a hundred in total.
Fakenham Farm (8 miles)
'Pay a visit to our farm for a fun and educational day out'
Shipwreck and Maritime Museum (2 miles)
Shipwreck and Maritime Museum
including audio visual room showing action films. "Wreck and Rescue" Lifeboat Museum, featuring vintage 1887 "Queen Victoria" pulling/sailing lifeboat and RNLI archive material, Smuggling and Fishing displays
Isle of Wight Natural History Centre (5 miles)
Nostalgia Toy Museum (5 miles)
Nostalgia Toy Museum
An excellent collection of toy cars and lorries by Dinky, Corgi, Matchbox, Triang and Hornby. Recently added is a large display of 'Star Wars' toys from 1977-1985.
Brighstone Village Museum (6 miles)
Brighstone Village Museum
Offers an evocative tableau and interesting exhibition on village life in the 19th century, in a picturesque setting.
Lilliput Antique Doll and Toy Museum (7 miles)
Ventnor Heritage Museum (8 miles)
Ventnor Heritage Museum
A small museum detailing the historic life of Ventnor with displays and exhibits that are changed yearly. There are also models of Ventnor Railway and various publications for sale.
Bembridge Heritage Centre (9 miles)
Bembridge Heritage Centre
Displays cover much of Bembridge’s early history, not only in photographs, paintings, maps and written descriptions but also through the many artifacts and medals that have been donated.
Underwater Archaeology Centre (10 miles)
Underwater Archaeology Centre
A centre where you can discover the wonders of Maritime history and archeology through artefact displays, videos, interactive games and activities.
JR Zone (< 1 mile)
JR Zone (formerly Jolly Roger's Plaice) is the Island's top indoor adventure play zone for all ages with stimulating toddler section, and for larger kids, a thrilling gigantic 3-level play zone with 4-Lane Astra slide, dual sky glides, Spooky zone, Football area and so much more.
JR Laser Storm interactive laser gun arena operates in the evenings (booking essential, groups of 10+ only)
Space Island Indoor Soft Play Area (6 miles)
Space Island Indoor Soft Play Area
Challenging structure for ages 4 plus, 3 levels to explore with climbing walls, ball cannons, sky glides, giant astra slide, mini sports area and more.
Jungle Jims Adventure Play Area (7 miles)
Jungle Jims Adventure Play Area
A colourful multi level adventure play-area for children in a safe and fun environment. Also nearby: adventure golf, ten-pin bowling, cafe, go-karts and more.
Mouse World Indoor Play Centre (7 miles)
Mouse World Indoor Play Centre
With a large south-facing terrace and garden, indoor children’s soft play area and large outdoor playground, this is a truly great family eatery.
Newport Roman Villa (< 1 mile)
Newport Roman Villa
There are recreated scenes within the superb remains of the villa, and also outside there is a Roman herb garden as it would have been nearly 2000 years ago. A quiz booklet is available free of charge and the education room provides hands on activities including; Roman style clothes to try on, weaving and mosaic making.
Carisbrooke Castle (1 miles)
a great place for children to explore with its towering keep to climb and battlements to march, there's lots to spark the imagination.
Calbourne Water Mill and Rural Museum (1 miles)
Calbourne Water Mill and Rural Museum
'Set in 10 acres of stunning rural landscape, Calbourne Water Mill contains one of the oldest working water mills in the country, dating back to the Domesday Book.'
Osborne House (4 miles)
Built by Queen Victoria as a family holiday home, this stunning Italianate palace offers a glimpse into the private life of the royal family. Take a peek into the royal nursery, see the bedroom in which Queen Victoria died and marvel at the exotic Indian-inspired Durbar Room.
Newton Old Town Hall (5 miles)
Newton Old Town Hall
Visit the mysterious little building that reveals the interesting and surprising historical importance of Newton.
Nunwell House and Gardens (6 miles)
Nunwell House and Gardens
Visit the place where the ill-fated King Charles I spent his last night of freedom! A great historical and architectural interest.
Yarmouth Castle (9 miles)
The remains of a C16th coastal fort as well as a wonderful picnic spot, historic Yarmouth exhibition and a C16th shipwreck.
The Needles Old Battery (12 miles)
The Needles Old Battery
The Needles Old Battery overlooks the famous Needles rocks and lighthouse. Built in 1862 following the threat of a French invasion, the Old Battery has a fascinating military history. The Needles New Battery contains an exhibition about the secret rocket tests carried out there in the 1950s and 60s as part of Britain’s race for space!
Thanks for all the great things to do and Dry Ski Slopes and Indoor Skiing near Newport 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 Isle of Wight can enjoy the great day out as well.
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