Lymington Sea Water Baths (9 miles)
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 Rapids (10 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!
The Quays Swimming and Diving Centre (10 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.
Littledown Centre (13 miles)
Swimming pools for the whole family, Yellow Peril and Green Scream waterslides, scrummy food served in the Cafe and a free outdoor playground with paddling pool set in acres of green parkland, the Littledown Centre is guaranteed to keep everyone entertained.
West Wight Sports Centre (15 miles)
West Wight Sports Centre
Main and learner pools with Wight's only diving boards, plus Water Survival Course, summer holiday dry side activities. In the 70s cool local parents dug this pool by hand!
Five Rivers Leisure Centre (16 miles)
Five Rivers Leisure Centre
The beach pool boats a large flume style water slide and other water play features ideal for children. Plus 25m, 8 lane pool for proper swimming, plus teaching pool.
Splashdown (17 miles)
With 12 fantastic flumes it's fun for all the family: the truly terrifying Screamer for Dad, short sharp Baron's Revenge for the boys, Colorado Coaster with its bends for the girls and the mighty Mississippi Drifter river ride for Mum. It's non-stop!
The Dolphin Swimming Pool (19 miles)
The Dolphin Swimming Pool
Offers standard and teaching swimming facilities plus diving pool with 1m and 3m springboards and a 5m platform.
Waterside Pool (23 miles)
An all-weather outdoor swim option as it also features a retractable roof for a bit of protection from the elements when required. 25m pool with varying sessions types including Family Fun.
Blandford Leisure Centre (24 miles)
Blandford Leisure Centre
Water cannons, bubble bath, and the waterslide are just some of the exciting water features in the leisure during Water Wonderland Sessions.
The Pyramids Centre (25 miles)
The Pyramids Centre
Situated on Southsea beach, the Pyramids features three fun pools, water slides and wave pool, plus large soft play area with mazes, climbing nets and ball pits. There is also two Terrace Cafes serving freshly prepared hot and cold food.
Havant Leisure Centre (28 miles)
Havant Leisure Centre
Leisure centre with 25m main pool, diving area, splash pool, and learner pool. Also has indoor play area, that cates for parties, and a great programme for kids during school holidays.
Petersfield Pool (32 miles)
Outdoor heated pool with toddler pool and good disabled access features. Separate toddler paddling available in summer too.
Taro Leisure Centre (33 miles)
Taro Leisure Centre
Leisure centre offering activities for all ages, from babes to grandparents! A number of pools to enjoy, including one for toddlers, plus loads of fun activities for everyone. They have a great soft play zone too!
Alton Sports Centre (33 miles)
Alton Sports Centre
Sports Centre with a 25m main pool, 12.5m teaching pool and a 9m diving pool including a 34 metre flume and 3 storey soft play facility for children aged up to 8 years.
Basingstoke Aquadrome (35 miles)
With pools, flumes, fully equipped clean family changing rooms, free parking, a lively fun atmosphere and cafe, this is a great day out for any active family.
Westgate Leisure Centre (37 miles)
Westgate Leisure Centre
A magnificient complex which contains 3 pools: main pool, leisure pool with 55m water slide and a dedicated toddlers' pool.
Northcroft Leisure Centre and Lido (38 miles)
Trowbridge Sports Centre (39 miles)
Trowbridge Sports Centre
Swimming facilities and diving pool, depth 4m, with 1m and 3m springboards and a 5m platform; family fun sessions with floats and inflatables, rookie lifeguard class and water aerobics. Yay!
Inspire Felpham (43 miles)
Leisure centre with a 25 metre x 8 Lane Main Pool, a Teaching Pool with Disabled Access, a Flume Ride, the Waterside Cafe, and Oscars Soft Play Area.
Shepton Mallet Outdoor Pool (46 miles)
Shepton Mallet Outdoor Pool
Environmentally heated lido with separate children's pool, splash area with water fountains, children’s play area, and grassy and decking areas with picnic benches. Changing facilities and lockers. Open between May and September.
The Aldershot Lido (46 miles)
The Aldershot Lido
With its flumes, diving boards and toddler paddling pool it is a great place to exhaust the children, have a picnic and soak up the sun
Bath Sports and Leisure Centre (47 miles)
Bath Sports and Leisure Centre
25m main pool and free form leisure pool with iant water slide, flume, features and spa pool plus Zany Zone indoor playground with three floors of fun including log ramps, ball pits, cargo nets, tunnels and slides.
Arundel Lido (47 miles)
offers a heated 25m outdoor pool, 5m splash pool with easy entry steps and link to main pool and large separate children's paddling pool.
Oasis Leisure Centre (48 miles)
Oasis Leisure Centre
Indoor Lagoon themed swimming pool with pirate ship play feature for under 8s, 3 giant water slide, wave machine, watercannon and hydroslide.
Central Swimming Pool (49 miles)
Central Swimming Pool
Swimming complex with 4 separate pools (competition size, splash, teaching and diving) and a well balanced programme of lessons and sessions, including some especially for families, and toddlers.
Carnival Pool (50 miles)
25m swimming pool including flume and water features, plus teaching and beach entry pools.
Greenbank Heated Outdoor Pool (51 miles)
Greenbank Heated Outdoor Pool
Main pool, children's pool and separate Splash Area with interactive fountains and water jets. Great idea if you're looking for great family days out in Somerset!
Wells Leisure Centre (51 miles)
Wells Leisure Centre
Swimming pool plus kids' leisure pool with interactive water play features, swimming lessons and sports too!
Highworth Recreation Centre (52 miles)
Highworth Recreation Centre
Indoor or outdoor pools depending on weather, diving facilities, Wet 'n' Wild sessions and more besides including kiddies' Tap and Ballet classes!
Coral Reef Bracknells Water World (52 miles)
Coral Reef Bracknells Water World
Fun filled leisure pool with pirate ship, 3 giant water slides, rapids, volcano and geysers. For the younger kids there are shallow waters a beach area and small slides.
Guildford Lido (53 miles)
Heated 1930s lido with paddling pools for the toddlers. The rolling lawns are the ideal location for lazy summer picnics or a great place to relax and unwind with some traditional outdoor family games.
Didcot Wave Leisure Pool (53 miles)
Didcot Wave Leisure Pool
Swimming pool featuring a wave machine, giant flume ride, parent and toddler sessions and lane swimming.
Findon Swimming Pool (53 miles)
Findon Swimming Pool
Supervised, heated, outdoor pool with a waterslide open annually from May and September. Extremely limited hours!
Riverside Pool (55 miles)
23m heated outdoor swimming pool with paddling pool. Campsite adjacent.
Splashpoint (56 miles)
With a main pool being 33 metres long and learner pool, diving boards, flume, sauna, steam room, sunbeds and, in the summer months, an outdoor Paddling Pool! One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for the best things to do in Sussex with kids.
Abbey Meadow Open Air Swimming Pool (57 miles)
Abbey Meadow Open Air Swimming Pool
Seasonal pool offering an interactive water feature in the main swim area plus learner pool for kids, plus changing with showers. Tennis, mini golf and playground nearby.
Easton Leisure Centre (57 miles)
Easton Leisure Centre
Leisure Centre with a 25-metre pool, learner pool, and the only fun flume in Bristol!
The Pavilions In The Park (58 miles)
The Pavilions In The Park
Leisure centre with a 25m main pool, 12.5m teaching pool plus Leisure Waters with its heated indoor and outdoor pool areas, water channels, bubble beds, waterfall geysers and jets, flume, water confidence area, Jungle soft play area and cafe.
Magnet Leisure Centre (60 miles)
Magnet Leisure Centre
Fun leisure pool with interactive features for the kids plus 8 lane 25 m pool for more serious swimming. Also on site is a multi level adventure play facility.
Cirencester Open Air Swimming Pool (60 miles)
Paultons Family Theme Park (6 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 (29 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!
Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary (1 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.
New Forest Reptile Centre (2 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 (6 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...
Libertys Owl Raptor and Reptile Centre (7 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.
Hensting Alpaca Walking Experience (15 miles)
Hensting Alpaca Walking Experience
When the weather is good we like to walk our alpacas, so why not come and join us here in Otterbourne, Hampshire. Get up close and personal and learn all about these fascinating creatures!
Marwell Wildlife (17 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.
The Hawk Conservancy Trust (23 miles)
The Hawk Conservancy Trust
Over 150 birds of prey, from the tiny Pygmy Owl to the impressive Steller's Sea Eagles! The full daily schedule includes three world class flying displays, keepers’ talks and opportunities for all visitors to hold a British bird of prey.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Water Parks near The New Forest 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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