Peter Pans Playground (7 miles)
Peter Pans Playground
Small but excellently equipped, this is a fully-enlcosed adventure playground with slides, water spouts, and climbing apparatus suitable for small children. One of the stops on the Volks Electric Railway.
Preston Park (8 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.
Kings Road Playground (8 miles)
Kings Road Playground
Set on the seafront so oodles of sand with a great selection of climbing frames etc., aimed at under 7s. There's a huge old fashioned paddling pool too and parents can hire deck chairs and get drinks from the cafe between the two.
Bedelands Farm Nature Reserve (9 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.
Hove Park (9 miles)
Features include a number of sports pitches and facilities, an adventure playground, a climbing boulder and miniature railway, as well as the intriguingly named Goldstone and Fingermaze...
Victoria Park Splashpad (10 miles)
Victoria Park Splashpad
A brand new splashpad graces this classic park plus play equipment, paddling pool, skatepark and basketball area.
Wilderness Wood (12 miles)
A family-run award-winning 62-acre woodland in the beautiful Sussex Weald, they run family events and activities throughout the year. Get out there and enjoy a taste of rural sustainability in action!
Shinewater Park (13 miles)
- is Eastbourne's newest park and combines purpose built recreation facilities within a country park atmosphere
Princes Park (14 miles)
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.
Tilgate Park (17 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!
Broad Oak Park (19 miles)
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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.
Grosvenor Park (21 miles)
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'.
Bewl Water (21 miles)
- is the southeast's largest reservoir. Today it is one of the top tourist destinations in Kent and Sussex. New are Tree Climbing and Model Boating. You can also enjoy our playground, children's fishing and high adrenaline activities such as Hydroballing, Fan Descender, Zip Wire and 3G swing.
Pulborough Brooks RSBP Nature Reserve (23 miles)
Pulborough Brooks RSBP Nature Reserve
Set in the heart of beautiful countryside, this reserve is a fantastic day out for people of all ages. Walks lead through hedge-lined paths to viewing areas and hides where volunteers are often on hand to help point out the wildlife.
Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest (23 miles)
Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest
Open every day, Bedgebury is the perfect place for kids to let off steam. The National Pinetum offers beautiful walks and picnics amongst the conifers. Bedgebury Forest features family cycling, mountain-biking, Go Ape, riding, walking and adventure play. The Visitor Centre has a bike shop, refreshments and showers.
Haysden Country Park (24 miles)
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.
Alexandra Park (24 miles)
Features include a boating lake, bowls green, cafe, adventure playground, tennis courts, multi play area, formal flower and rose gardens, reservoirs for fishing, natural woodland and a miniature railway.
Arundel Wetland Centre (25 miles)
Arundel Wetland Centre
Visitor attraction and conservation area with wildfowl from around the world. A superb setting to stroll round with a picnic area and activity areas for children. Pond dipping and crafts are offered free daily during summer holidays. Many birds tame enough to feed from your hand. Free boat rides through the Wetlands Discovery area.
River Hill Himalayan Gardens (27 miles)
River Hill Himalayan Gardens
Discover the Everest trail in this magical, listed garden with incredible views across the Weald of Kent. Let your Little Sherpas' imaginations run wild in our new Himalayan Hideout, spend time building dens together, lose yourself in the Himalayan maze and perhaps even spot the elusive Yeti. NEW for 2013 is the much awaited opening of the Walled Garden following a full programme of renovation.
Knole Park (28 miles)
Knole is a historic house and medieval deer park situated in the market town of Sevenoaks. Just minutes from the High Street, you enter a landscape hardly touched for hundreds of years.
With a large number of free attractions on offer, including the Visitor Centre, Park Experience room, several exhibitions and the entire deer park, a visit to Knole makes for a wonderful, fun and affordable day!
Petworth House and Park (28 miles)
Petworth House and Park
Ideal picnic territory: splendid scenery, local wildlife, an art gallery, and lots and lots of room to run around in. Regular family events during the summer.
Hotham Park Sports Site (31 miles)
Hotham Park Sports Site
Crazy golf, miniature railway, boating lake, tennis courts and full putting green.
Limited opening times - check ahead before you go!
Polesden Lacey (31 miles)
Discover nature and history surrounded by breathtaking views of the Surrey Hills with family activities and play area, kids' trail and quiz plus family activity packs and Tracker packs.
South Downs National Park (32 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.
Hatchlands Park (34 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.
Clare Park (34 miles)
The first park in Maidstone with a green flag award; ideal for picnicking plus play on the tennis courts, multi purpose games area and the children's adventure play area.
Stoke Park (36 miles)
Includes an 18th century walled garden, a boating pond; paddling pool; terrific crazy golf course; a children's play area and more. Play area is suitable for 4 to 8 year olds.
Painshill Park (37 miles)
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
Crystal Palace Park Farm (37 miles)
Crystal Palace Park Farm
The farm reopened to the public in April 2008 and now provides facilities for members of the local community who are interested in developing their skills and knowledge in animal care and welfare.
Swanley Park (37 miles)
A traditional town park with play areas, paddling pool, sandpit, boating lake, railway, cafeteria, bouncy castle and battery bikes all set in 60 acres of parkland.
Bluebell Hill Picnic Site (38 miles)
Bluebell Hill Picnic Site
A simple, pleasing site on which to take a family ramble, spot some mini beasts and enjoy a picnic with excellent views.
Holland Park Adventure Playground (39 miles)
Holland Park Adventure Playground
This great adventure playground has swings, aerial runway, mini climbing wall, climbing frames. Next to the adventure playground is an enclosed play area for little ones.
Chichester Harbour Conservancy (39 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
Beacon Wood Country Park (39 miles)
Beacon Wood Country Park
Ideal territory for hunting mini beasts, including green woodpeckers, sparrow hawks, foxs, squirrels, butterflies and colourful dragonflies.
Belair Park (39 miles)
Facilities include four tennis courts, a skate park, a play area, a lake, sports pitches and a wildlife area.
Bushy Park (40 miles)
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.
Greenwich Park (41 miles)
One of the Royal Parks, boasting over 180 acres of grassland, the observatory and a children's adventure playground.
Richmond Park (41 miles)
One of England's Royal Parks, iconically landscaped, boasting several playgrounds and over 700 wild deer within the grounds.
Alice Holt Forest Woodland Park (43 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.
WWT London Wetland Centre (43 miles)
WWT London Wetland Centre
- a 105 acre wildlife haven with scenic walkways set amongst the lakes, pools and meadows that are home to birds, bats, water voles, grass snakes, amphibians, dragonflies and moths.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Play Parks and Great Outdoors near Lewes 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 East Sussex can enjoy the great day out as well.
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