Appley Park (4 miles)
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!
Blackbrook Park Play Area (6 miles)
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.
The Forest of Bere (8 miles)
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.
Staunton Country Park (9 miles)
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.
Royal Victoria Country Park (11 miles)
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!
Chichester Harbour Conservancy (12 miles)
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!
Itchen Valley Country Park (14 miles)
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.
Ventnor Botanic Gardens (15 miles)
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.
Lakeside Country Park (15 miles)
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.
Southampton Common (15 miles)
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.
Hotham Park (20 miles)
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!
Sir Harold Hillier Gardens (21 miles)
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.
South Downs National Park (23 miles)
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.
Forest Leisure Cycling (25 miles)
Forest Leisure Cycling
- is a New Forest Cycle Hire Centre, based in the unspoilt Village of Burley, close to the New Forest cycle trails, with rides and bikes for all ages and abilities. Open all year round with free parking nearby.
Arundel Wetland Centre (26 miles)
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!
Mewsbrooke Park (27 miles)
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!
Alice Holt Forest Woodland Park (29 miles)
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.
Moors Valley Country Park (32 miles)
Moors Valley Country Park
Adventure play with loads of outdoor equipment, narrow-gauge steam railway, extensive play trails, and the picturesque lake to explore, plus independent attractions inside.
North Downs Way National Trail (33 miles)
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.
Brickfields Country Park (35 miles)
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.
The Vyne (36 miles)
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!
Whitecliff Play Area (37 miles)
Whitecliff Play Area
Features the 6m high Multi Activity Tower, boasting slides, ravine bridges and a long plank bridge plus rope ladder, vertical scramble net, an arched climber, fireman's poles and play panels! With covered areas for attacks of British Summer, too.
Brownsea Island (38 miles)
A peaceful island of woodland, wetland and heath with a rich diversity of wildlife for you to visit. Visitor Centre full of history mystery, plus a number of great trails to follow.
Southwater Country Park (38 miles)
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.
Upton Country Park (39 miles)
Upton Country Park
There are tree, nature and orienteering trails, plus harbourside bird hide, Segway Trail and a water feature which children are welcome to play in.
Chesworth Farm (40 miles)
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.
Horsham Park (40 miles)
Landscaped Park with a lake and several age range specific play areas including various slides, climbing frames, sand pit and many more.
Stoke Park (40 miles)
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.
Wellington Country Park (40 miles)
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.
Shepherd Meadows (41 miles)
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!
Hove Park (42 miles)
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...
California Country Park (42 miles)
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!
The Nature Discovery Centre (43 miles)
The Nature Discovery Centre
Set amid Thatcham Lake and reedbeds. Enjoy lakeside walks, feed the ducks and let off steam in our adventure playgrounds! Explore the interactive wildlife and natural history displays and games in our Centre and enjoy organic refreshments in our cafe.
Kings Road Playground (43 miles)
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!
Larmer Tree Gardens (43 miles)
Larmer Tree Gardens
Beautifully landscaped grounds well described as an extraordinary example of Victorian extravagance. Extensive gardens with Fairy Door Trail to get kids; imaginations going.
Preston Park (43 miles)
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.
Hatchlands Park (43 miles)
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.
Northcroft and Goldwell Parks (43 miles)
Northcroft and Goldwell Parks
Peaceful and attractive riverside park with lots of green space for informal play plus equipped play areas for toddlers and juniors, zip slide and BMX track.
The Blue Pool (43 miles)
The Blue Pool
Amazing natural water feature with turquoise colouring, plus estate to explore with 3 playgrounds and a squirrel sculpture trail. Kids will also love the Wareham Bears collection.
Westmorland Park (45 miles)
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.
Millpond Adventure Playground (45 miles)
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.
Creasys Drive Adventure Playground (45 miles)
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.
Bedelands Farm Nature Reserve (46 miles)
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.
RHS Garden Wisley (46 miles)
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?!
Polesden Lacey (46 miles)
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.
Pope's Meadow (46 miles)
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.
Tilgate Park (47 miles)
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!
Dinton Pastures Country Park (47 miles)
Dinton Pastures Country Park
Huge park offering lakes, meadows and rivers for exploration, plus a multi activity centre and adventure playground. Incorporates a proper 9 hole golf course please note not crazy or mini golf though beginners welcome.
Victoria Park Splashpad (47 miles)
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?
Cherry Lane Adventure Playground (47 miles)
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.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Play Parks and Great Outdoors near Gosport 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 Hampshire can enjoy the great day out as well.
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