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Mewsbrooke Park With miniature railway, pedal boats on the lake, adventure playground, kids' quiz trail, conservation area with info panels and 9 years of Green Flag Awards, this place is a treasure!
Arundel Wetland Centre Visitor attraction and conservation area with wildfowl from around the world and birds tame enough hand feed. A superb setting to stroll round with picnic and children's activity areas, pond dipping and free daily crafts during summer holidays. Free boat rides through the Wetlands Discovery area too!
Hotham Park Crazy golf, miniature railway, boating lake, kids adventure play and full putting green! Plenty to keep small to medium sized munchkins happy for an afternoon!
South Downs National Park Vast landscape welcoming family rambles, bike rides and exploration, plus for the more adventurous, there are paragliding, hang-gliding, golf, zorbing, mountain-boarding and a range of water sports available.
Chichester Harbour Conservancy A designated area of outstanding natural beauty, this is a muddy little wonderland for little ones of all sizes to explore: go fishing and crabbing, visit the Roman Palace, bird watch, seal spot, or take a trip on a solar powered catamaran and sneak up on the waterfowl!
Hove Park 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...
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.
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!
Preston Park 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.
Chesworth Farm 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.
Staunton Country Park Explore acres of ancient woodland and beautifully landscaped parkland at the award winning Staunton Country Park. You can escape to another age as you discover mysterious follies in these idyllic surroundings.
Landscaped Park with a lake and several age range specific play areas including various slides, climbing frames, sand pit and many more.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Tilgate Park 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!
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.
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.
Appley Park Public park with beach area, pitch and putt, picnic areas and ancient trees, plus an awesome adventure playground, paddling pool and sandpits with winch equipment. Simple, traditional and fun!
The Forest of Bere An enchanting place with a diverse range of natural habitats too see from scenic walk and cycle routes. There are also a huge oak tree house, wooden playhouses, wigwams, sand pit, climbing wall, bridge and shingle stream.
Alice Holt Forest Woodland Park There's so much to do! You can walk, cycle, play or just have a picnic in these lovely woods. Experience life in the trees with Go Ape, take a relaxing break in our cafe and finish your visit with a quiet stroll in one of the more remote parts of the forest.
Blackbrook Park Play Area Facilities for all ages and abilities with skating area and hoops for older kids, plus loads of classic adventure play equipment for younger ones.
North Downs Way National Trail A 153 mile (246km) National walking Trail offering some of the finest scenery in South East England. Watch ferries cross the channel, discover churches, abbeys and castles, visit beautiful villages and more. A number of circular walks available.
Stoke Park 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.
Brickfields Country Park Reclaimed from the remains of a Victorian brickworks and clay diggings, this country park is less than eight acres in size, making it one of the smallest in the country, but well worth a visit.
Hatchlands Park 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.
Polesden Lacey 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.
Wilderness Wood 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!
RHS Garden Wisley has over 200 acres including woodland garden, Winter and Mediterranean Walks, and a tropical glasshouse the size of 10 tennis courts! There 25,000 different plants: which one is your favourite?!
Ventnor Botanic Gardens is a botanic garden with over 23 acres to roam free and explore. Families can enjoy discovering rare and subtropical plants and trees, an outdoor Children’s Playground and even a complimentary Children’s Trail Activity Pack.
Royal Victoria Country Park A popular country park with woodland and seashore to explore, plus a Visitor Centre, sensory garden, children’s play area, and a miniature railway! Loads of wildlife to enjoy, plus Family Fun and Story Trails to follow. Free!
Painshill Park 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
Itchen Valley Country Park Huge park with consistent Green Flag Awards, marked trails and playground, cycle paths and a visitor centre with nature displays, trail maps and a Totem Discovery Trail.
Shinewater Park 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!
Princes Park 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.
Lakeside Country Park Over 22 hectares of lakes, wet meadow and woodland including a designated Paw Trail for dog walkers, a narrow gauge railway, lots of natural wildlife, picnic sites and a year round cafe.
Shepherd Meadows As neighbouring sites on the River Blackwater in Sandhurst, the children's play area, multi-sport area and skate park at the Memorial Park, combined with a network of paths around the rare habitats of Shepherd Meadows, ensure that a great day out will be had by all!
Southampton Common Great adventure play area and kids' summer paddling pool wonderful for under 5s, plus nature trails and loads of different terrain to explore. You can also find a fishing lake, boating pond, nature centre and historic cemetery here.
Westmorland Park Come and enjoy some peace and quiet in this calm rural setting and bring the children for a fun day out! This welcoming park of nearly 9 hectares is located to the north-east of Bracknell where a wide variety of activities are catered for through its paths, open spaces, play area and pavilion.
The Vyne House and gardens to explore plus a tearoom to enjoy but the children will want to visit for the play area which is one of a kind!
California Country Park In the summer a great big paddling pool is opened up, there is a large adventure play area, great nature walks in the ancient bog and woodland replete with natural wildlife!
Wellington Country Park 350 acres of beautiful parklands surrounding a 35 acre lake, with numerous activities including adventure play areas, animal farm and petting barn (seasonal) sand pits, water play, miniature railway, enchanted forest, maze, crazy golf plus more besides! Family events held throughout the season too.
Grosvenor Park 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'.
Bushy Park 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.
The Royal Landscape 35 acres of ornamental gardens and woodland full of beauty and colour. A good venue for plenty of different family activities. Children under 6 get in free. Dogs are welcome.
Sir Harold Hillier Gardens 180 acres of gardens to enjoy and explore, including a Children’s Education Garden. The site boasts a restaurant and tearooms, as well as a giant treehouse play area for adventurers of all ages! Free entry for accompanied kids under 17.
Pope's Meadow Come and explore this 13.7 hectare park where 18th Century poet Alexander Pope spent much of his childhood! The parkland is a Local Wildlife Site and includes a pond, copse and open grassland in addition to an outdoor children's play area. Picnic tables and benches are also located throughout the site.
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!
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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.