Littledown Centre (2 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.
Splashdown (8 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 (9 miles)
The Dolphin Swimming Pool
Offers standard and teaching swimming facilities plus diving pool with 1m and 3m springboards and a 5m platform.
Lymington Sea Water Baths (11 miles)
Lymington Sea Water Baths
Unheated sea water baths open daily to swimmers from May to September from 10am to 7pm. Children's paddling pool and sandpit also available.
Blandford Leisure Centre (19 miles)
Blandford Leisure Centre
Fantastic fun for all the family. Water cannons, bubble bath, and the waterslide are just some of the exciting water features in the swimming pools during our Water Wonderland Sessions. See inside for times and website.
The Rapids (22 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 Pyramids Centre (31 miles)
The Pyramids Centre
Come visit the Pyramids for Family Fun! Enjoyed by all ages, be entertained with our Fun Pools with funky flumes and wacky waves. Visit our exciting Indoor Soft Play Centre. Mums and Dads, take time out and relax in our Unique Spa Facilities.
Havant Leisure Centre (36 miles)
Petersfield Pool (42 miles)
The Jurassic Fun Centre (42 miles)
The Jurassic Fun Centre
Fun pools with slides and features: play on the islands and water features and try to dodge the aqua jets; it's wet and wild excitement for everyone! Plus classic tenpin bowling elsewhere on site - not open to the public from 20th July until 1st September 2013
Taro Leisure Centre (43 miles)
Taro Leisure Centre
A playzone, toddler pool, leisure pool with rapids and slide and much more! An indoor retreat with something fun to offer to everyone! One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for the best things to do in Hampshire with kids
Westgate Leisure Centre (44 miles)
Westgate Leisure Centre
A magnificient complex which contains three pools: main pool, leisure pool and a toddlers' pool.
Trowbridge Sports Centre (45 miles)
Shepton Mallet Outdoor Pool (46 miles)
Basingstoke Aquadrome (47 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.
Greenbank Heated Outdoor Pool (50 miles)
Greenbank Heated Outdoor Pool
30x12m main Pool, semi-circular childrens Pool and separate Splash Area with fountains and water jets. Great idea if you're looking for great family days out in Somerset
Northcroft Leisure Centre and Lido (51 miles)
Arundel Lido (54 miles)
offers a 25m main outdoor pool, 5m splash pool with easy entry steps and link to main pool and large separate children's paddling pool.
The Aldershot Lido (57 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
Oasis Leisure Centre (58 miles)
Oasis Leisure Centre
Lagoon Swimming Pool, -with 'new' pirate ship under 8s play feature, 3 giant water slide ('Domebusters'), Wavemachine, Watercannon and Hydroslide.
Central Swimming Pool (61 miles)
Central Swimming Pool
offers four separate pools (competition size, splash, teaching and diving) and has a well balanced programme of lessons and sessions to satisfy the needs of most swimmers.
Carnival Pool (62 miles)
25m swimming pool including flume and water features, learner pool
Highworth Recreation Centre (62 miles)
Splashpoint (62 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.
Guildford Lido (64 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.
Coral Reef Bracknells Water World (64 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.
Didcot Wave Leisure Pool (65 miles)
Didcot Wave Leisure Pool
Swimming pool, wave machine, sunbeds, aqua action, giant flume ride, creche, parent and toddler, lane swimming, children's parties.
Riverside Pool (67 miles)
23m heated outdoor swimming pool with paddling pool. Campsite adjacent.
Wotton Pool (67 miles)
Wotton Under Edge
Heated outdoor pool under cover, summer opening only.
Portishead Open Air Pool (68 miles)
Portishead Open Air Pool
A 33m heated outdoor pool situated at the Lakegrounds in Portishead, with stunning views of the Bristol Channel from the sun terraces.
Abbey Meadow Open Air Swimming Pool (69 miles)
Cirencester Open Air Swimming Pool (69 miles)
King Alfred Leisure Centre (70 miles)
King Alfred Leisure Centre
Lots of family fun sessions, to ride the large poolside slide, children must be over the age of 8 years and at least 1.2m in height.
Wiveliscombe Open Air Pool (71 miles)
Wiveliscombe Open Air Pool
Heated outdoor pool with fun sessions and water walking (pre booking essential) where you cross the pool inside a giant ball!
Magnet Leisure Centre (72 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.
Windsor Leisure Centre (73 miles)
Windsor Leisure Centre
Aqua thrills for everyone; with Monsoon and Cyclone the two Giant Slides,Wild Water Creek, Water Cannons, interactive water diving bell and splash features plus the brand new AQUAPLATFORM with junior slide,squirtums and drench bucket.Toddlers enjoy splashing about on the Beach and sliding into the warm water or shooting down the castle slide.
The Triangle (73 miles)
For those just starting out in the water there's the shallow learner pool, where children can take their first steps to swimming with mum and dad nearby. Small children can enjoy the beach area with a waterslide, animal water features and poolside spectator area. Finally, thrill seekers can venture into the main pool with water sprays, waterfalls, rapids and high-speed flume rides.
Stratford Park Leisure Centre (73 miles)
Hinksey Outdoor Pool (73 miles)
Hinksey Outdoor Pool
A much-loved local landmark, this heated outdoor pool has been providing family summer fun and great memories since 1934.
Large outdoor pool with fun areas for the kids. Sun-beds, play areas and refreshments make this the ideal summer destination.
Topsham Pool (73 miles)
Modern heated outdoor swimming facility, with giant inflatable and fun sessions. The pool water is 100% chlorine free and heated to 28 degrees or more.
Adventure Wonderland (4 miles)
If you're a would-be Pirate, an intrepid Explorer, a Mad Hatter or just a plain old fashioned Fun Lover, then you and your family have got a real treat in store at this all inclusive theme park!
Oceanarium (4 miles)
- brings you face to face with marine life from the furthest reaches of the globe including clownfish, sea turtles, sharks and stingrays.
Monkey World (19 miles)
is a 65-acre woodland park which is home to over 230 rescued and endangered apes and monkeys.
Kingston Maurward Gardens & Animal Park (27 miles)
Badger Watch Dorset (30 miles)
Badger Watch Dorset
An evening in the country the kids will never forget: their high quality hides have recorded a 100% sightings record over the last three years, so you are virtually guaranteed to see some of these wonderful creatures foraging for food under the floodlights.
Sea Life Adventure Park and Tower (30 miles)
Sea Life Adventure Park and Tower
Is an indoor and outdoor attraction, with an indoor ocean tunnel and other amazing sea life displays. There are rides, a Splash Zone and an interactive rock pool. We also have animal feeding sessions and a water park play area.
Abbotsbury Swannery (35 miles)
This is the only place in the world where you are able to walk through the heart of a colony of nesting Mute Swans. The kids should take cameras and sketchbooks plus binoculars for elusive cygnets.
Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Rescue Centre (12 miles)
Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Rescue Centre
As well as the rescued wildlife enjoy a Go-Kart Arena, Mini Pedal Tractors, Straw Fun Barn, Wooden Play Area, Sand Pit, Children's Fair Ground Rides (in season), and Toddlers' Toy Area. New features include the zip wire and a reptiliary house!
Putlake Adventure Farm (13 miles)
Putlake Adventure Farm
30 acres of fun, lots of farm animals with feeding opportunities, 3 level indoor play centre, bouncy castles, trampolines, 9 hole crazy golf, pedal tractors and full size tractor trailer rides.
Farmer Palmers (13 miles)
Hands-on animal events, outdoor play, indoor soft play areas & toddler/baby facilities. Serving home cooked food in large restaurant, your children will have a fun day whatever the weather! - The best, value for money, visitor attraction for children 8yrs and under
Thanks for all the great things to do and Water Parks near Christchurch 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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